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Need to provide ‘strong alternative’ at national level, says Sharad Pawar after meeting Mamata Banerjee

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Ahead of the general elections scheduled in 2024, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said that there is a need for like-minded political forces to come together to provide “strong alternative” at the national level.Pawar spelt out his strategy to counter Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2024 Lok Sabha polls following his meeting with Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee in Mumbai. After meeting Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday, Pawar stated that Mamata’s intention is that like-minded forces should come together at the national level and set up a collective leadership.“We have to provide a strong alternative to leadership. Our thinking is not for today, but for the election. This has to be established and with that intention, she has visited and had a very positive discussion with all of us,” he said.“Be it Congress or any other party, the thing…

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Tripura Civic Polls: JP Nadda congratulates state CM, BJP workers over its landslide victory

New Delhi [India]: After Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept Tripura Civic elections on Sunday, party National President JP Nadda congratulated Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and other BJP workers over the landslide victory.Speaking to the media, Nadda said, “BJP has got a landslide victory in Tripura Civic elections today. I congratulate the Chief Minister, State BJP President Manik Saha, other party workers and people of the state.” The National BJP President said that this victory in the local bodies of Tripura is a symbol of people’s faith and trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public welfare scheme.“BJP’s victory is a symbol of people’s faith in PM Modi’s public welfare policies and the double engine government’s commitment towards the development of the state. This is the victory of the people of the state, the victory of democracy,” Nadda said.He further said that the double engine…

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Centre extends ‘PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana’, free ration till March 2022

New Delhi [India]: The Government of India decided to extend the ‘PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana’ to provide free ration till March 2022, informed Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur on Wednesday.Addressing media here, Thakur said that in the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “It has been decided to extend the ‘PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana’ to provide free ration till March 2022.” Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) is a food security welfare scheme that was envisaged by the Prime Minister to provide assistance and help mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19.Under PMGKAY, 5 Kilogram of additional food grain, per person, is given to all beneficiaries covered under National Food Security Act.

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Uttarakhand elections: BJP leadership to meet today in Dehradun

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India]: Ahead of the scheduled Assembly elections in Uttarakhand, the BJP leadership will meet for a two-day convention which will commence in Dehradun on Wednesday.The party in charge of elections in Uttarakhand Pralhad Joshi, co in-charges Locket Chatterjee and RP Singh, and state in-charge Dushyant Gautam will participate in the meeting. The core group of the 11 assemblies in the state will also meet to make strategies for the upcoming elections.The management group of the BJP is also scheduled to meet.The agenda of the meeting will include a discussion on the rallies to be addressed by the party leaders across the state.The Uttarakhand Assembly elections are scheduled for early next year.

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Union Cabinet likely to officially repeal farm laws

New Delhi [India]: The Union Cabinet is likely to approve the proposal to withdraw the three farm laws in the meeting on Wednesday, sources said.“Union Cabinet is likely to take up on Wednesday, November 24 the withdrawal of the three Farm laws for approval. The Bills for withdrawal of the laws shall then be introduced in the forthcoming Parliament session,” sources in the government told ANI. The Government of India has listed ‘The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021’ in the legislative business to be taken up in Lok Sabha during the winter session of Parliament beginning November 29.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, earlier on Friday, announced that the Centre will repeal the three farm laws and bring necessary bills in the winter session of Parliament beginning later this month.The Prime Minister had also announced that the government will constitute a committee to work on a…

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BJP runs on cultural nationalism, democratic values while other parties function on dynasty : Nadda

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Hitting out at the Opposition parties, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda on Monday said that BJP runs on cultural nationalism and democratic values while the other parties function on dynasty and vote bank politics.Nadda was addressing the BJP booth president sammelan (convention) in Gorakhpur. Addressing party workers, Nadda said, “We should be proud that we are members of a party which has democracy at its core. It is the part where an ordinary worker coming from an ordinary family becomes the Chief Minister of the state and a worker like me becomes the president of the party.“BJP runs on cultural nationalism. Other political parties run on dynasty. We have the ideology of ‘Sabka Saath’ and those people (Opposition parties) do politics only for ‘vote bank’,” he stated.Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi…

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Pratap Banerjee appointed BJP’s Kolkata Municipal Corporation poll management panel in-charge

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India]: West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party President Sukanata Majumdar on Sunday appointed State Vice President, Pratap Banerjee as the in-charge of Kolkata Municipal Corporation Election Management Committee.“Pratap Banerjee, State Vice President has been appointed as In-charge of upcoming Kolkata Municipal Corporation Election Management Committee of Bharatiya Janata Party, WB,” party state president Sukanata Majumdar said in a statement on Sunday.

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No role of BJP in attacks on TMC, investigation underway, says Tripura Minister

Agartala (Tripura) [India]: The state’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has distanced itself from the attacks on Trinamool Congress workers and the house of TMC steering committee state head Subal Bhowmik in Tripura and categorically denied any involvement of BJP workers in the attacks.The Party, on the other hand, accused the TMC of plotting everything in connivance with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Congress. The tensions in Tripura increased after violent incidents in the run-up to the elections to the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and 12 other municipal bodies slated for November 25.Senior BJP leader and Minister of Higher Education Ratanlal Nath on Sunday said that CPIM, Congress and TMC hatched a well-orchestrated conspiracy to defame, demean and tarnish the image of Tripura at the national as well as the international level in order to show BJP in a bad light.Addressing the reporters…

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BJP chief Nadda to undertake two-day visit to UP from tomorrow

New Delhi [India]: Ahead of UP assembly polls scheduled for next year, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda will go on a two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh on Monday and Tuesday.At 12:15 PM on Monday, Nadda will offer prayers at Gorakshnath Temple, after which he will address a conference of booth presidents at Champa Devi Park, Gorakhpur from 3:00 PM onwards. After this, Nadda will interact with families from the Vantangiya community from 4:30 PM onwards. Nadda will reach Lucknow at 6:30 PM. After reaching Kidwai Nagar, Kanpur at 11:15 PM on November 23, he will offer prayers at Baba Namdev Gurudwara. He will also inaugurate a regional office of the party in Kanpur from Juhi Saket Nagar. Seven district offices will also be inaugurated by the party president. From 2:00 PM onwards, he will address the conference of booth presidents from…

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Navjot Sidhu terms Imran Khan ‘elder brother’, BJP slams him

New Delhi [India]: Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday stirred controversy after he ostensibly referred to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is his “elder brother.”In a video shared by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Malviya, Sidhu is seen being welcomed by a Pakistan official on behalf of Imran Khan. “He (Imran Khan) is my elder brother,” Sidhu is heard as saying.Amit Malviya attacked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over Sidhu’s remarks.“Rahul Gandhi’s favourite Navjot Singh Sidhu calls Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan his “bada bhai”. Last time he had hugged Gen Bajwa, Pakistan Army’s Chief, heaped praises. Is it any surprise that the Gandhi siblings chose a Pakistan loving Sidhu over veteran Amarinder Singh?” Malviya said in a tweet.Congress MP Manish Tewari expressed his strong reservations over Sidhu’s remarks and said Imran Khan is “cat’s paw of Pakistani deep state ISI-Military combine”…

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“Govt not made attempts to be inclusive”

New Delhi [India]: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor slammed the government saying it has not made sufficient attempts to be inclusive and has not prioritized to take everyone along.Speaking to ANI at the launch of his book Pride, Prejudice and Punditry here on Wednesday, Tharoor said, “This government has made insufficient attempt to be inclusive. When you are going to rule a country as large and diverse as India, you ought to be able to take everyone along with you. And I think it’s very evident that’s not being a priority for this government.” Tharoor hit out at the followers of Hindutva including Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that one cannot imagine them doing any of the things Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel did.“Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was Gandhian, now present Prime minister and his party is trying to appropriate Sardar Patel’s legacy, but he (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel)…

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Kejriwal slams BJP, Congress over criticisms of AAP’s free electricity promise in Goa

Sattari (Goa) [India]: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress for criticizing him over his declaration of distributing free electricity in Goa saying, ministers get 3,000 units free electricity and if I want to give 300 units to citizens then what is wrong with it?“BJP and Congress say that Kejriwal is distributing everything for free. I want to ask each and every leader that every minister gets 3,000 units of free electricity every month and if I want to give 300 units free every month to my citizens then what is wrong with this?,” Kejriwal said on Tuesday. “Why are leaders hurting by this? Politicians are hurting because with these schemes all of their corruption money will end,” he added.Kejriwal has promised to provide 300 units of free power to the people of Goa and…

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Telangana: Congress’ Revanth Reddy slams Centre, state over paddy issue

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India]: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Chief Revanth Reddy slammed the Centre and state government for “being irresponsible in purchasing paddy.”Reddy questioned the state Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and said why the government is not spending money on paddy? He criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) saying “both are one.”Congress leader further demanded, “a special budget to be introduced so that every grain be bought.” He also stressed that a protest should be held at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.Meanwhile, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister Nehru, the congress party laid flowers at the statue of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru at Gandhi Bhavan.He remembered Nehru’s contribution and said “he was jailed for ten years for nation, it is a festival day for people of this country.”India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s birth…

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Centre should discuss Punjab affairs with state government or all political parties, not just BJP, says AAP

New Delhi [India]: After a Punjab BJP delegation went to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the reopening of the Kartarpur corridor and other issues, the Aam Aadmi Party said that all parties should have been part of the delegation or the state government should have held these talks.“The affairs of Punjab should be discussed with the state government or with all political parties of the state. It is meaningless to discuss the issues with a number of elected MLAs or leaders and especially those whom the people of Punjab do not allow to enter their villages. It is dishonesty. It is a part of the election strategy,” AAP national spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj told ANI. “There are elections in Punjab within the next three months. the Prime Minister’s Office will try to save its credibility in those elections,” he added.Reacting to Sonu Sood’s…

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“BJP ‘hijacked’ Hinduism”

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday alledged the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have “hijacked” meaning of “Hindutva and Hinduism”.While speaking to the media in Jammu, Mufti said what BJP and RSS are propagating is not “Sanatan Dharma”. “Real Sanatan Dharma does not teach us communalism, it teaches inclusivity. RSS and BJP have hijacked Hindutva and Hinduism in the name of their parties. They feel Hindutva and Hinduism are the BJP and RSS, but it is not so.”She further compared RSS and BJP with Islamic State (ISIS), and said, ” Communal parties can be compared with IS (Islamic State). Parties that want clashes between Hindus and Muslims can be compared not only with ISIS but also with other similar organisations as they kill people in name of religion.”

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Assembly polls 2022: BJP to reach out to women voters in Punjab, Manipur, Goa

New Delhi [India]: Ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party has chalked out a strategy to reach out to women voters for poll-bound states of Punjab, Manipur and Goa by creating awareness regarding various Central government schemes and welfare measures. In Punjab, the party will target women involved in the agriculture sector. “They understand the value of Rs 6000 per year. Even when cultivation takes place normally, women pledge their gold. Now women don’t have to do that. We would like to connect with them,” stated Vanathi Srinivasan, President of BJP Mahila Morcha.In Goa, where most women are involved in the service sector, there will be an attempt to empower them through government schemes like Start up India and Skill India. “Focus will be to ensure these measures reach out to self-help groups and start ups,” she said. In Uttarakhand, self-help…

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BJP brands us as anti-nationals when we question Centre, says Telangana CM

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India]: Lashing out at the BJP-led Centre, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday said that the party labels those who question them as ‘anti-national’ or as ‘urban Naxals’.While addressing the media here, Rao said, “When we speak about petrol and diesel prices and question the Centre, they brand us as anti-national. BJP also brands people as urban naxals if they speak against them. Is BJP a factory for manufacturing anti-nationals?” “If anyone doesn’t support you (BJP), then you attack them (opposition) with Income Tax Department and Enforcement Directorate raids, but I am not afraid,” he said.“I’m asking a simple question: Will the Centre buy the state’s parboiled rice or not?” he added.Rao said the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) will organise dharnas in all Assembly Constituencies on November 12, with lakhs of farmers demanding the Central government to procure entire Kharif…

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BJP worker Ajay Sharma injured due to bullet injuries

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : A Bharatiya Janata Party worker has been injured on Tuesday due to bullet injuries in the Phaphamau area of Prayagraj.Prayagraj Police, in an official statement on Tuesday, said, ” BJP worker Ajay Sharma injured due to bullet injuries in stomach and shoulders. Assailants intruded into his house and shot him.” 

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BSP slams UP CM over “Talibani mindset”

New Delhi [India] : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Tuesday slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his “Talibani mindset” remark, and accused him of “creating conflict in the name of religion”.Talking to ANI, BSP spokesperson Sudhindra Bhadoria further alleged that both BJP and Samajwadi Party (SP) are doing politics of religion in the state ahead of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls in 2022. BJP and SP are doing politics in name of religion. As the state assembly election is coming nearer, these people started creating conflict in the name of religion,” said Bhadoria when asked about UP Chief Minister’s statement in Kairana.The BSP leader further asked, “are they (BJP and SP) raising issues like unemployment, hunger and farmers problems? or were they simply creating conflict?”“This is fatal and the public will not accept it,” he added.Earlier on Monday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi…

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“No right to celebrate democracy”

Panaji (Goa) [India]: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) President Girish Chodankar on Monday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has been “butchering democracy on daily basis”, has no right to “Celebrate Democracy” through the initiatives like Women’s Parliament.Addressing a press conference at Congress House in Panaji, Chodankar said, “BJP which is killing democracy and democratic institutions on daily basis, has no right to celebrate democracy. This exposes the doublespeak of the BJP.” Referring to the Women’s Parliament, Chodankar said that the Leader of Opposition was not given due respect in the event. “He should have been prominently involved in the event being Leader of Opposition but the entire event was hijacked by BJP to please their workers at taxpayers’ money, he said.His remarks came after the BJP-led Goa government began celebrating its 60th year of liberation on Monday. The state government celebrated…

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Telangana CM insulted Indian armed forces, alleges BJP

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] : Telangana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader NV Subhash alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has insulted the Indian armed forces.“BJP state president Bandi Sanjay and the Telangana BJP condemns Rao’s statement for insulting the Indian armed forces and favouring an enemy nation over a border issue,” Subhash said. “KCR must have lost his patience because he could not take defeat by BJP in Telangana’s bypoll election. Therefore, he not only commented on the BJP chief but also condemned the army. For his petty politics, KCR is trying to dishonour the memory of late Colonel B. Santosh Babu of the 16 Bihar Regiment, who sacrificed his life in protecting the sovereign Indian borders at Galwan,” he said.Speaker further, the BJP leader said, “KCR must apologise to every single serving officer, Jawans, and retired veterans of the Indian armed forces.”“If he…

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Congress slams Centre for Suicides

New Delhi [India]: The Congress slammed the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre for the death of over 9.5 lakh people in the last seven years who allegedly committed suicide, saying it came to power with the promise of ‘Acche Din’ but forced people into “suicidal hopelessness”.The opposition party also said that farmers were forced into committing suicide and in the past 7 years due to the “crony capitalist friendly and anti-farmer” policies of the Modi government. Citing the recent National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) report on “Suicides and Accidental Deaths in India”, which states 9,58,275 Indians ended their lives by committing suicide between 2014-2020.Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala in a statement said that there was an increase of 55 per cent in the number of students committing suicide, 58 per cent increase among the unemployed, and 139.37 per cent increase among farmers, labourers…

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Congress’ Revanth Reddy slams KCR govt for giving notification for opening wine shops in Telangana

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] : Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Chief Revanth Reddy slammed Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao government for giving notification to open wine shops in the sate.“The government is not focusing on employment instead they have given a notification for opening wine shops,” TPCC chief said. Reddy further accused the KCR government for the deaths of farmers in the state.“According to the National Crime Rate Statistics around 7409 farmers died in Telangana and as per unofficial data, it has been estimated that around 40,000 farmers have lost their lives,” he added.Congress leader Dasoju Sravan also said, “BJP during the 2014 elections led by Narendra Modi has made eloquent promises including that if they come to power every year two crores of jobs will be provided which means by now 16 crores of jobs would have been created.”“Both PM Modi and KCR have…

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‘BJP doing cheap politics’

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] : Amid opposition-ruled states constantly drawing criticism from BJP leaders for not reducing excise on fuel prices, Trinamool Congress (TMC) general secretary Kunal Ghosh on Saturday accused the BJP of indulging in “cheap politics” and said that the Centre should reduce base prices and restructure taxation.“Centre takes more tax-share than the state can afford to compensate the deficit of BJP-ruled states,” Ghosh alleged while speaking to ANI here today. “BJP is doing cheap politics. They should reduce base prices and restructure taxation,” he said while adding that the non-BJP states don’t even get their original dues.Ghosh’s remarks came after the Government of India, on the eve of Diwali, had announced reduction of central excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 5 and Rs 10 respectively.As per the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, following the reduction, 23 states/UTs also…

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Kerala: BJP demands state govt reduce VAT on fuel

Kochi (Kerala) [India] : A couple of days after the Central government reduced the excise duty on petrol and diesel, BJP in Kerala has demanded a reduction in value-added tax (VAT) on fuel by the CPI-M-led state government.The BJP has also decided to stage protests across the state over the reduction in VAT on fuel. Speaking to ANI, K Surendran, BJP Kerala president, said, “The Central government has reduced excise duty on fuel. But the state government is adamant about decreasing the VAT on petrol and diesel.”On November 3, on the eve of Diwali, the Central government had reduced excise duty of Rupees 5 and Rupees 10 on petrol and diesel, respectively.Surendran further said, “We, the Kerala BJP, strongly condemn the inhuman and adamant stand of Pinarayi Vijayan for not reducing the taxes on fuel. We demand Vijayan should follow the NDA way to…

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Congress said to continue agitation, make fuel price, inflation agenda for upcoming polls

New Delhi [India]: Congress will continue agitation against fuel price and inflation while making these issues prime agenda for the upcoming state Assembly elections.Speaking to ANI, a top source said, “Congress party is going to launch an agitation drive against the inflation and fuel price hike from November 14. Congress Party will take out padayatra and rallies from the district level to the state level. The party is also planning to hold a massive rally in the national capital ahead of Parliament Session.” He said it is the Bharatiya Janata Party’s bad performance in the recent bypolls that led the Centre to cut the excise duty on petrol and diesel. He said inflation and fuel price will be the prime agenda of the party in the upcoming assembly pollsMeanwhile, Congress general secretary (Organisation) KC Venugopal told ANI, “The party will continue to agitate on…

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‘PM Modi remembers god when elections are near’

New Delhi [India] : Congress leader and former MP Rashid Alvi on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his visit to Kedarnath temple ahead of Uttarakhand Assembly elections.“Whenever there is an election, the Prime Minister remembers gods and temples. Faith should not be used for politics and BJP uses it for political gain,” said Alvi. Earlier, Congress leader Harish Rawat said PM Modi’s visit to Kedarnath was for marketing BJP and making a political speech.Rawat, after offering prayers at the Tilbhandeshwar temple in Haridwar, said, “The PM has come here for giving a political speech. He has come for his party’s marketing. We see Jyotirling in our Shiva temples. We see God Kedar in our Shiva temples. We are going to pour water at Shiva temples. In the entire state, Congress workers are pouring water in Shiva temples. They are doing so in…

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PM Modi marketed BJP at Kedarnath: Harish Rawat

Haridwar (Uttarakhand) [India] : Congress leader Harish Rawat on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Kedarnath visit, ahead of the assembly elections, was for marketing BJP and making a political speech.Earlier in the day, PM Modi offered prayers at the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand and unveiled an Adi Shankaracharya statue. He also inaugurated several redevelopment projects worth Rs 130 crore. The Congress leader, after offering prayers at the Tilbhandeshwar temple in Haridwar, said, “The PM has come here for giving a political speech. He has come for his party’s marketing. We see Jyotirling in our Shiva temples. We see God Kedar in our Shiva temples. We are going to pour water at Shiva temples. In the entire state, Congress workers are pouring water in Shiva temples. They are doing so in the 12 Jyotirlinga temples. We are praying for maintaining peace and communal harmony…

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‘Defeat BJP to reduce fuel prices’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: After the Centre reduced the excise duty on petrol and diesel, Shiv Sena leader and Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut on Thursday said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has to be defeated completely to reduce the fuel prices by Rs 50.Talking to ANI, Shiv Sena leader asked, “Is the Central government making fun of the people? The prices of petrol and diesel have gone beyond Rs 100, the government has taken advantage of lakhs, crores of rupees in the national treasury and now when the elections are coming, the government has reduced the petrol price by Rs 5.” “On the occasion of Diwali, you would have reduced at least Rs 25-30 on the excise duty, then we would have realised the government has done something.”Raut said that the Central government has larger responsibility of reducing the prices of petrol and diesel.“After…

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‘Will petroleum prices come down to 2014 level’

New Delhi [India] : Congress on Wednesday took a jibe at the central government, saying that the reduction in excise duty of petrol and diesel has been “tom-tommed” as a Diwali gift but it has come after BJP lost several seats in bypolls to assembly and Lok Sabha seats, whose results were announced on Tuesday.Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala accused the government of resorting to “jumlas” and asked when will petroleum prices come to the level in 2014. Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that the BJP-led government had hiked excise on petrol by Rs 32.90 and Rs five reduction announced on Wednesday had brought it down to Rs 27 per litre. He said excise on diesel had been brought down from Rs 31.80 per litre to Rs 21.80 per litre.Surjewala, who made a series of tweets, said that excise on petrol was Rs…

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Captain Amarinder Singh is having seat-sharing talks with ‘anti-farmer BJP’, says Congress leader

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India]: Attacking former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who resigned from Congress and formed a new party, state Transport Minister Amarinder Singh Raja on Tuesday said Captain is having seat-sharing talks with “anti-farmer Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)”.“Dear Capt Amarinder Singh Sahab, in your letter to Congress President you cited Punjab Congress Chief Sardar Navjot Singh Sidhu ‘Hugging’ Pak Army Chief and Pak PM as your reason to leave the party. (But) you now are ‘Seat Sharing’ with Anti-Farmer BJP,” tweeted the minister. Earlier on Tuesday, former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from the Congress and announced a new party ‘Punjab Lok Congress’ ahead of Punjab Assembly elections.In his resignation letter to Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi, Captain called Navjot Singh Sidhu as “an acolyte of Pakistani deep state”.“Despite my profound reservations and over the unanimous advice of almost all…

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West Bengal govt intimidating BJP leaders to join TMC

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India] : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Tuesday accused the TMC-led West Bengal government of intimidating its leaders to make them join the TMC.Vijayvargiya said, “Many cases are being filed against BJP leaders in West Bengal. There are almost 120 fake cases on BJP MP Arjun Singh, there are 20 cases against me too. Now how can anyone survive when the government starts killing the opposition like this? “Those who are joining TMC in Bengal are forced to join,” he added.Vijayvargiya, who was also in charge of BJP during 2021 assembly polls in West Bengal said that the question of winning and losing arises where elections are held in a free and fair manner, not in a place where “police, goons and political parties work in nexus for booth capturing.”“Victory and loose comes in when elections…

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Priyanka Gandhi’s plans for women in UP

New Delhi [India] : Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, women top the agenda for Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi.After the announcement of giving 40 per cent tickets to women, Priyanka Gandhi has made several promises to cater to half of the population i.e. women voters. Congress is preparing in a big way to fulfil Priyanka Gandhi’s agenda for women in UP.Acting on the agenda, Priyanka Gandhi will be holding a town hall with women in Lucknow on November 13.According to sources, over 7,500 women workers are being trained as the “Ladki Hoon Brigade”. At the time of announcing 40 per cent of tickets to women, Priyanka Gandhi had given the slogan “Ladki Hun Lad Sakti hun”.Congress is planning to reach five crore women regarding the announcements made for them.Congress is also preparing a separate manifesto for women, major points of which Priyanka…

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Nawab Malik has links with underworld?

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : Former Maharashtra CM and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Monday, while refuting Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik’s allegation that he has relations with Jaydeep Rana who is involved in a drugs trafficking case, said that he will soon present evidence of Malik’s relations with the underworld.Addressing a press conference in Mumbai, Fadnavis said, “There are no relations between Jaydeep Rana with me or my wife.” “Those who have relations with the Underworld should not speak about me. I will present evidence of Nawab Malik’s relations with the Underworld. I am waiting for Diwali to pass,” he added. Earlier on Monday, Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Malik had alleged that the drugs business in the state flourished under Devendra Fadnavis’s tenure.Addressing a press conference, Malik said, “One Jaydeep Rana currently in jail in connection with a drug trafficking case has relations…

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BJP leaders joins TMC

Tripura (Agartala) [India] : Asish Das, former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Tripura, joined Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Sunday in Agartala.He was inducted into the party in the presence of the party’s General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee. After resigning from the BJP on October 5, Das had shaved his head, took a dip in the Ganga and offered prayers at a temple near West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s house.Rajib Banerjee, who is also a former BJP leader, rejoined TMC on Sunday. Banerjee was earlier a minister in the Mamata Banerjee government and was inducted into the national executive committee of the BJP earlier this month.

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Attempts were made to forget Sardar’s contributions

Narmada (Gujarat) [India] : In a veiled attack on Congress, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that attempts were made post-Independence to forget Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and his contributions, but the situation has changed as the world’s tallest statue is a testimony of the changed realities.“Unfortunate attempts were made to forget Sardar Patel. After independence, his contributions were never given due respect. He was neither given Bharat Ratna nor proper respect. The situation has changed. He was given Bharat Ratna and this world’s tallest statue is before us to see,” Shah said while addressing the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Divas’ (National Unity Day) programme at Kevadia in Gujarat’s Narmada district to mark Sardar Patel’s 146th birth anniversary. Shah further said that in 2014, when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) formed the government at the Centre, October 31 was introduced as National Unity Day. “When…

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Will hold seat-sharing talks with BJP soon, says Captain Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India]: Former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday reiterated that he will soon launch his own party and hold talks for seat-sharing with Bharatiya Janata Party for the upcoming state Assembly polls.“I will soon launch my own party and will hold talks for seat-sharing with BJP, breakaway Akali factions and others for Punjab elections once farmers’ issue is resolved. I want to build a strong collective force in the interest of Punjab and its farmers,” Captain Amarinder Singh said today. Earlier on Saturday, Singh’s media advisor Raveen Thukral refuted the reports of backend talks with Congress.“Reports of backend talks with Congress are incorrect. The time for rapprochement is over. I am grateful to Sonia Gandhi ji for her support but will not stay in Congress now,” Thukral quoted Captain Amarinder Singh as saying.Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had pulled out of the…

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‘BJP failed to fulfil promises ‘

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 30 (ANI): Ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday accused the BJP-led state government of failing to fulfil the promises they had made to the farmers in their election manifesto.“It seems that BJP made its manifesto and threw it in the trash because they never turned through its pages. They forgot their own manifesto. They had promised that by 2022, the income of farmers will be doubled and a roadmap will be prepared for that. Today the farmer in Uttar Pradesh wants to ask, till when their incomes will be doubled?,” said Akhilesh. Yadav also alleged that the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in the state has failed to make timely payments to the Sugarcane farmers as they had promised in their manifesto.Raising the issue of paddy procurement on Minimum Support…

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“Congress equals to scams”

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India] : Hitting out at the Congress, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the grand old party is synonymous with corruption and scams and its leaders always turn down promises.Shah, while speaking at the inauguration event of ‘Ghasiyari Kalyan Yojana’ here, challenged Uttarakhand’s former Chief Minister Harish Rawat to an open debate over the promises made and fulfilled by Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said that his party has fulfilled around 85 per cent of promises made in its manifesto. “Congress is synonymous with corruption and scams. The party do not bother about the development of any state. Congress always turns down its promise. Congress only does appeasement and cannot do any welfare work for Uttarakhand,” the Union Minister said. “The Congress leaders could not be been seen during COVID-19, floods in the state. But when…

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Rahul Gandhi In Goa, attacks BJP for Fuel Price Rise:

The Congress leader is in the coastal state for a day-long visit ahead of assembly elections due early next year. Panaji (Goa) : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today hit out at the BJP on increasing fuel prices. He pointed out that crude oil prices were much higher when the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was in power and yet, people are forced to pay more now when fuel prices in the international market are lower.  “During the UPA government, international fuel prices reached $140 per barrel. Today, fuel prices are much lower in the international market but still, you pay more. Today India is taxing fuel at the highest rate in the world,” he was quoted . The Congress leader is in the coastal state for a day-long visit ahead of assembly elections due early next year. Many experts have also suggested that India lower…

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Farmers are watching arrogance of the government, says Priyanka Gandhi

New Delhi [India]: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday highlighted the various issues of farmers in Uttar Pradesh and said that on one hand, the farmers are dying standing in the queue for fertilizers in Bundelkhand while on the other hand, MoS Ajay Mishra Teni, father of Ashish Mishra who is an accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, is standing on the stage of Lucknow with the Home Minister.Vadra added that the farmer of the country are watching the arrogance of the Uttar Pradesh government. “Here in the entire Bundelkhand, farmers are giving their lives standing in line for fertilizer. There in Lakhimpur a minister’s son crushes several farmers with a jeep and his father is standing on the stage of Lucknow with the Home Minister. The farmer of the country is watching your arrogance,” said Vadra in a tweet (roughly translated from…

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“SP, BSP, Congress destroyed UP”

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Slamming the Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday alleged that Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) and Congress had “destroyed” the identity of the state and Yogi Adityanath government has given the state a distinct identity under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The Union Home Minister on Friday launched ‘Mera Parivaar-BJP Parivaar’ membership drive in Lucknow as the BJP gears up for the assembly polls early next year. “Samajwadi Party, BSP, Congress had destroyed the identity of Uttar Pradesh. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Modiji, the Yogi Adityanath government has given a distinct identity to the state,” he said.He said the state has made rapid development strides under BJP rule.“Before 2017, Uttar Pradesh was the seventh-largest economy of the country, today it has become the second economy of the country.…

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“Why did BJP not allow me?”

Modi arrived in Rome on his five-day Europe visit, which includes the G-20 meet in Rome as well as a meeting with the Pope in Vatican city. Modi is also scheduled to meet heads of several European nations; the trip also includes a visit to the UK. Panaji (Goa) [India] : On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Rome to attend the G-20 summit ahead of his visit to the Vatican, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed the BJP-led Centre for not allowing her to visit the Vatican and meet Pope Francis last month. “Ask BJP people why they did not allow me to go to Rome, Vatican? Why not? That day Congress did not say it was wrong. (It was) for an international peace conference,” Banerjee said at a party function near Panaji. “The Pope was there, the other…

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Arrested for celebrating Pakistan’s victory

The three students were booked after a BJP youth wing leader Gaurav Rajawat lodged a complaint against them for shouting pro-Pakistan slogans after Pakistan’s win against India in the T20 World Cup match. Agra : Three Kashmiri students were arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra on Wednesday for celebrating Pakistan’s win against India in the T20 World Cup match on October 24. All three are engineering students. Agra Circle Officer (Lohamandi) Saurabh Singh said the three students have been identified as Arshad Yusuf, Inayat Altaf Sheikh and Shaukat Ahmed Ganai. They were arrested late on Wednesday evening. “They will be presented before a Magistrate today,” said the officer. The three students were booked after a BJP youth wing leader Gaurav Rajawat lodged a complaint against them for allegedly “shouting pro-Pakistan slogans and sharing posts related to it on social media” after India’s loss. Vikas Kumar,…

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‘BJP destroying India like Hitler’

New Delhi [India] : Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday drew parallels between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and German dictator Adolf Hitler and alleged that BJP is destroying India just like Hitler destroyed Germany. Taking to Twitter, the Congress leader said, “The final phase of the election has arrived. Now everyone in BJP will say “Hinduism is in danger, vote for BJP to save it.” BJP does the same thing Hitler used to do. BJP is destroying India just like Hitler destroyed Germany.” The allegations came ahead of by-polls in three assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh– Prithvipur, Raigaon (SC) and Jobat (ST) in Madhya Pradesh–scheduled to take place on October 30.As per Election Commission, the counting of votes and announcement of results will be on November 2.

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‘Amarinder, loyal CM of BJP’

Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday hit out at former Chief Minister of Punjab Amarinder Singh calling him a loyal Chief Minister of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Chandigarh [India] : “We the 78 MLAs of Congress, could never imagine, what we received an arm-twisted, ED controlled BJP loyal Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh… who sold the interests of Punjab to save his skin! You were the negative force stalling Justice & development of Punjab,” Sidhu said in a tweet. Sidhu also mentioned the defeat Amarinder Singh’s party faced after he broke away from the Akali Dal in 1992 and formed a new political party.“You wanted to close doors on me, as I was raising voice of the People, speaking truth to power! Last time you formed your own party, you lost your ballot, garnering only 856 votes … People…

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CPM is confused over alliance with Congress in Kerala, says BJP MP

New Delhi [India]: Following the remarks of Kerala Chief Minister and politburo member of CPM Pinarayi Vijayan stating that Congress cannot lead the charge of Opposition against the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in the state, BJP MP KJ Alphons on Monday said that CPM is finished and they are completely confused over its alliance with the grand old party.He further stated that the CPM does not consider Congress as a formidable alliance in the state while on the other hand, CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury believes that there is “no alternative” for an alliance. Speaking to ANI, Alphons said, “CPM is finished and they are completely confused. The CPM General Secretary wants an alliance with Congress because he says their is no alternative while they are fighting with each other in Kerala. CPM, which is very powerful in the state, say that they…

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TMC demands resignation

Panaji (Goa) [India]: After former Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik levelled allegations of corruption against the BJP-ruled Goa government, Trinamool Congress on Monday demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant in the next 72 hours, also demanded a high-level inquiry into alleged corruption.On a day the Goa Trinamool Congress released the ‘People’s Chargesheet’ to highlight the sufferings of the people of Goa due to misgovernance of the Bharatiya Janata Party government, the party’s stand was affirmed by former Goa Governor (current Governor of Meghalaya) Satyapal Malik, who in an interview to India Today said, “There was corruption in Goa Government in the handling of everything”, added the press note. “That is why I was removed”, Malik further added, “I was removed after I exposed corruption. People who were involved in corruption told the Prime Minister that there was no such thing”, stated the…

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BJP mixed religion with politics : Alvi

Ahead of the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Congress leader Raashid Alvi on Saturday alleged that because Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has connected religion with politics, leaders of other parties are “‘forced to visit religious places” in order to connect with the voters. New Delhi [India] : Alvi’s statement came ahead of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s visit to Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya scheduled on October 26 to pay obeisance to Lord Rama. Speaking to ANI, Alvi said, “BJP has forced leaders of other parties to visit religious places because it has connected religion with politics. Most of the leaders are doing religious activities as BJP has started doing it.”“Every party wants to send its message to the public ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections next year. Arvind Kejriwal is visiting Ayodhya on October 26 to offer prayers to Lord Ram. Every party has…

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TMC demands arrest of Attackers

Agartala (Tripura) [India]: Following an alleged attack on Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sushmita Dev’s car in Tripura, a delegation of the party on Saturday met Tripura’s Deputy Inspector General of Police and submitted a memorandum demanding arrest of those involved in the “attack”. A five-member TMC delegation consisting of MP Sushmita Dev, MP Shantu Sen, West Bengal Law Minister Moloy Ghatak, and local leaders net Tripura DIG L Darlong and submitted a memorandum to the police to arrest the culprits, who are allegedly “getting support from the party in power and a section of the police”.Speaking to the media, Dev said, “It was hooliganism and a criminal act in broad daylight. We have witnesses also of the incident. Earlier, our leader and General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee also visited the state about a month ago. He was attacked, we did a police complaint, but no…

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Amit Shah : Three-day visit to J-K

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] : Union Home Minister Amit Shah reached Srinagar on Saturday for a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to review the security situation in the union territory.He was welcomed at the airport by the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha. Shah will chair the security review meeting in Srinagar and will hold an interaction with members of Jammu and Kashmir’s Youth Clubs on Saturday. Shah will also inaugurate the first direct international flight between Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar and Sharjah in UAE on the first day of his three-day visit to the union territory.This is his first visit to the union territory since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.Over the past few days, several civilians have been killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, sparking fear in the valley.Recently, after the killings of non-locals in Jammu…

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‘BJP supports conversion, communalism’

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India] : Slamming Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday said the party has only two issues left — “conversion and communalism”.The chief minister said that there are no such issues in Chhattisgarh. “BJP has no more work left in Chhattisgarh… Now they only have two issues left one is conversion and the other is communalism. There is no such situation here and those who will try to sponsor it will fall on their face,” Baghel told reporters.The chief minister’s remarks came against the backdrop of a rally held in Surguja district on Thursday marking protests against alleged forced conversion in the state. Many BJP leaders reportedly participated in the protest rally. 

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TMC MP’s car attacked in Tripura

Party workers claim that BJP was responsible for the attack. Trinamool Congress MP Sushmita Dev’s vehicle was attacked in Tripura’s Amtuli on Friday. Members of the Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC), who were with her during her campaign, were injured during the attack. Party workers alleged that BJP was responsible for the attack during Dev’s  ‘Tripurar Jonno Trinamool’ drive.  “During our outreach program, some goons attacked our cars, they beat our workers. It’s clear that BJP is ‘Bharatiya Gunda Party’. CM Biplab Deb is giving them protection, the attackers didn’t even bother to cover their faces. CM is a useless fellow,” the TMC MP said.  Siddhartha Kar, Officer-in-charge at the Amtali police station said, “At around 1:30 pm we got information that two cars were attacked by unknown miscreants. Our 4 officers moved there immediately & rescued them (TMC workers). They lodged a complaint, we will…

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‘Brother-sister would have fled to Italy ‘

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said that if pandemic had occurred during the Congress regime then the “brother-sister duo would have fled to Italy”. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : While addressing at the Samajik Pratinidhi Sammelan, the UP Chief Minister slammed the Opposition parties and said, “When COVID-19 struck, if there had there been a Congress government, then brother and sister would have fled to Italy. If there had been Samajwadi Party (SP) government, then there would have been a competition between the uncle and the nephew to misappropriate aid and the poor would not have been cared for. God knows what would have happened under ‘Behenji’.” Further attacking the Samajwadi Party, the Chief Minister said, “No one would have dared to open fire at Ram Bhakts on November 2, 1990, had there been a BJP government. They were ‘Ramdrohi’ who…

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Harsimrat Kaur Badal slams Amarinder Singh over possible tie-up with BJP

Ludhiana (Punjab) [India]: Shiromani Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal slammed former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday over the captain’s announcement that his new political outfit can even go with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming Punjab election.Badal alleged that there was a deal between Captain Amarinder Singh and the BJP to brush under the carpet the corruption investigation going on against the Captain and his family members. “The extent to which Captain Sahab compromised with Bharatiya Janata Party became very clear when cases of black money in Swiss Bank accounts, enforcement directorate and income tax cases (against him) were brushed under the carpet when he became the Chief Minister. Their deal was very clear,” said Harsimrat Kaur Badal.Former Union Minister Badal went on to allege that, “A Chief Minister who had taken the oath for Punjab becomes helpless…

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NC losing support base in J-K : BJP leader Nirmal Singh

New Delhi [India] : Attacking National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah’s statement that the BJP is using Balakot airstrike to derive political mileage ahead of the UP election, Jammu and Kashmir former deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh on Thursday slammed the NC leader, saying that the party has lost support base in the union territory.Singh said, “Why shouldn’t we talk about the Balakot airstrike?” Slamming Abdullah, the BJP leader said, “Earlier, Abdullah had said that if Article 370 is removed then no one would hoist tricolour in the union territory. But now nobody is asking the NC. The support base of the party is slowly receding.”He also said that because of the anti-Jammu and Kashmir policy of the NC, several leaders are deserting the party and joining the BJP.Singh also said, “Farooq Abdullah has always …Kashmir, not Jammu. There are hardly any Jammu origin…

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BJP has pushed Kashmir back

Mehbooba Mufti made the remarks in response to photographs and videos on social media in which security forces are seen frisking women and minors during surprise checking in Lal Chowk. Shrinagar( Jammu & Kashmir ) : PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday alleged that the BJP government’s policies on Jammu and Kashmir have taken the union territory “back by decades”. The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister made the remarks in response to photographs and videos on social media in which security forces are seen frisking women and minors during surprise checking in Lal Chowk and other commercial areas of the city. “Sums up the current situation in Kashmir where women & even children are suspects now. This is what BJP has brought J&K to. Their policies have taken us back by decades,” she said in a tweet.  The checking was intensified in the…

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Yediyurappa condemns Karnataka BJP state chief

Vijayapura (Karnataka) [India]: Former Karnataka chief minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yediyurappa condemned the “drug peddler” and “drug addict” remarks made by state BJP state president against Rahul Gandhi stating that no one should speak so disrespectfully.While addressing a by-election campaign in Sindagi of Vijayapura district, Yediyurappa said the “statement made by BJP state president related to Rahul Gandhi is not correct, no one should speak disrespectfully.” Kateel on Tuesday had told a gathering of BJP workers that “Rahul Gandhi says he will become president. Tell me what is Rahul Gandhi? Rahul Gandhi is a drug addict and drug peddler. I do not say this, it has appeared in news reports. They are unable to run the Congress party. Those who cannot run a party, how can they run this country?”Further, attacking Congress leader HD Kumaraswamy and Siddaramaiah for criticising…

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‘Centre, UP govt setting new records of procurement’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) governments at the Centre and Uttar Pradesh are setting new records of procurement from farmers. Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : He said that so far Rs 80,000 crore has been transferred to the bank accounts of farmers for the purchase of produce. “Double engine government is setting new records of procurement from farmers here. So far, about Rs 80,000 crore has reached in bank accounts of Uttar Pradesh farmers for the purchase of the produce,” he said while addressing a gathering at Barwa Jangal, Kushinagar after inaugurating various development projects in the state.The Prime Minister also said that over Rs 37,000 crore has been deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers in the state from PM Kisan Samman Nidhi.Lauding the efforts of the Yogi Adityanath led state government, he…

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Rajasthan incapable to control crime : BJP

Jaipur Rural (Rajasthan) [India] : Hours after a woman was allegedly murdered for her silver anklets, political heat has intensified wherein the Bharatiya Janata Pary leaders slammed the Rajasthan government for not controlling crime in the state.Lok Sabha MP from Jaipur Rural and BJP leader Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today condemned the brutal murder. Rathore said, “Sadly, such incidents have become ‘common’ in Rajasthan. These incidents are happening in every corner of the state. Days ago a Dalit was lynched and now this…..the government only tries to cover up the reality. The miscreants do not fear the law. The police only protect the government officials here.”Rathore along with other villagers were protesting in the village of the girl where she was hacked to death.BJP State President Satish Poonia also condemned the incident and said that the law and order situation has completely deteriorated in the…

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TN: PM Modi congratulates BJP members

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, congratulated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members who emerged victorious in the recently concluded Tamil Nadu local body elections and said the party will keep working for the betterment of the ‘wonderful’ state. “I would like to congratulate our party members who were elected in the Tamil Nadu local body elections. Thank you brothers and sisters of Tamil Nadu who put their trust in us. We will continue to work for the betterment of the wonderful state of Tamil Nadu,” tweeted Prime Minister in Tamil.PM Modi’s tweet came in response to Tamil Nadu state BJP president K.Annamalai’s post regarding a meeting with the party’s elected candidates. Annamalai on October 18 tweeted, “Meeting of our victorious elected public representatives from the just concluded local body elections from nine districts. All of them are first time Union Councillors…

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BJP protests at Jantar Mantar over Bangladesh violence incident, demands safety of Hindus

New Delhi [India] : After Hindus were attacked in Bangladesh during Durga Puja, ‘Bengali Hindu Samiti Bachao’ staged a protest at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) National Vice President Dilip Ghosh.BJP’s National Executive Member Anirban Ganguly and other leaders also participated in the protest today. Ghosh said, “BJP wants Hindus to be safe in Bangladesh and they should not be attacked again and again to live with dignity.”He further called the incident in Bangladesh as ‘painful’ and said people across the world are condemning the violence against Hindus.“We want the security of Hindus. We want the Bangladesh government to take measures for the security and safety of Hindus and ensure this type of incident should not happen in future,” the party Vice President added.Ghosh said that the government of India is talking with the Bangladesh government over…

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Babul Supriyo to resign

Former Union Minister Babul Supriyo is scheduled to meet Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday at 11 am to formally submit his resignation as an MP from the House. New Delhi [India] : Taking to Twitter, he expressed gratitude to the Speaker for granting the appointment. “Sincere Gratitude to Hon’ble Speaker Sir Om Birla for granting me his time tomorrow at 11 am to formally resign as a MP. I will not hold on to the Berth/Perks/Salary of a MP now that I am no longer a part of @BJP4India that I won the seat for. If I have it in me, will win it again,” Supriyo tweeted. The move comes after Supriyo resigned from BJP and joined the TMC in September.Earlier on October 1, Supriyo shared a letter he wrote to the Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla seeking an appointment to meet…

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‘Govt advertisements about providing jobs are false’

The central and Uttar Pradesh governments have not given jobs to youth, but issued false advertisements on the issue, claimed former Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Sunday. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Yadav was addressing a press conference here in Lucknow after the induction of former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader R S Kushwaha into the Samajwadi Party (SP). Khushwaha, former state president of BSP, joined the SP with many followers including leaders like Hari Kishore Tiwari and former MP Kadir Rana. Yadav said that the BJP has betrayed everyone and everything looks good only in the advertisements.“BJP has cheated people of every section. Everything looks good in advertisements, but the reality is not like this. And if you raise questions here you will be crushed,” said Yadav.Accusing the government of helping the big industrialist on the issue…

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Dharmendra Pradhan holds meeting

Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections scheduled to be held in 2022, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan held a meeting with key workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unit in Moradabad.In a tweet in Hindi, Pradhan who is also the in-charge of the BJP unit in Uttar Pradesh, said, “Held a joint meeting with key workers of BJP unit of district Moradabad and Metropolitan Moradabad. Uttar Pradesh Minister Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary, State Minister Baldev Singh Aulakh, BJP leader Satyapal Singh Saini, BJP leader Sanjay Bhatia, BJP leader Captain Abhimanyu, BJP State secretary JPS Rathore attended the meeting.” Later, he visited Amroha city in Moradabad and met locals there. During his visit, he said, “On arrival at Amroha, I felt overwhelmed by the affection received from the workers and people. It is clear from the enthusiasm and energy that was…

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PM Modi to visit Kedarnath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Kedarnath on November 9, said Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Uttarakhand president Madan Kaushik on Friday. Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], October 15 : Kaushik said that the detailed programme of the Prime Minister’s visit to Kedarnath will come later. This will be PM Modi’s second visit to the temple during his term; the last time he visited the Kedarnath temple was in 2019.Kedarnath will be closed for devotees after Diwali for the next six months.Earlier on September 16, the Nainital High Court lifted a stay on Chardham Yatra and allowed only fully Covid vaccinated people with a mandatory COVID-19 negative report for the annual pilgrimage.Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri are collectively called the Char Dham and the shrines attract lakhs of pilgrims each year.Meanwhile, Uttarakhand is set for Assembly elections in February 2022, along with four more states.

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BJP leader Kavinder Gupta says situation in J-K deteriorating, demands action

New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir deputy chief minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kavinder Gupta on Wednesday said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been constantly deteriorating and demanded action against those responsible for this environment. “The situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been constantly deteriorating so action should be taken against those who are creating such environment. For seventy years, this kind of atmosphere was created and there was the hoisting of Pakistan flags, stone-pelting incidents recently. All these things tell that people here want peace,” Gupta told ANI.His remarks came after targeted killings in Jammu and Kashmir by terrorists in the past few days. Speaking on the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raids in the Union Territory, the BJP leader said, “We all have seen how Kashmiri pandits or Hindus have suffered in the past. It is clear that…

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Allegations against DK Shivakumar communicated to me by Saleem were made by BJP: Cong. leader

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]: Congress leader VS Ugrappa on Wednesday said that the allegations against Karnataka party chief DK Shivakumar were made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and media coordinator MA Saleem was merely communicating it to him. “These allegations against DK Shivakumar are not mine or Saleem’s. They were actually made by a BJP leader against Shivakumar made in front of Saleem. All Saleem did was communicated these allegations to me. While he was whispering these allegations to me, they were captured by the media. DK Shivakumar is a self-made man and a very good administrator,” Ugrappa said.An alleged conversation on a video clip between two Karnataka Congress leaders about state Congress President DK Shivakumar has created shockwaves. In the video, Congress state unit media coordinator MA Saleem and former Lok Sabha MP VS Ugrappa, before a press conference possibly not aware that…

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‘BJP will declare Savarkar as father of nation’

Slamming Defence Minister Rajnath Singh over his comment that “on Mahatma Gandhi’s request, Savarkar wrote mercy petitions to the British”, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday alleged that the BJP will soon declare Vinayak Damodar Savarkar as ‘the father of the nation’. Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], October 13 : Owaisi said: “They (BJP) are presenting distorted history. If this continues, they will remove Mahatma Gandhi and make Savarkar, who was accused of the murder of Mahatma Gandhi and was pronounced complicit in the inquiry of Justice Jeevan Lal Kapur, as the father of the nation.” Earlier on Tuesday, the Defence Minister has stated that it was on Mahatma Gandhi’s request that Savarkar wrote mercy petitions to the British.He was speaking at the launch of the book ‘Veer Savarkar: The Man Who Could Have Prevented Partition’.“Lies were spread about Savarkar. Time and again, it was said…

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Power crisis being created: AAP

New Delhi [India]: Amid concerns about a power crisis in the national capital, Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday hit out at the Central Government saying, “It looks like a power crisis is being created.” The Delhi Power Minister while speaking to ANI said, “We are compelled to buy electricity at five times the average rate as of now. It looks like the crisis is being created. If there’s no shortage of coal, why is NTPC not producing electricity to its full capacity?”Jain also alleged that the Centre has asked NTPC to cap the production capacity of all its plants to half. He further said that Delhi has to buy electricity from coal plants situated in other states as there is no coal power plant in the national capital. “Many states have written to the Center, NTPC capped production of all its plants…

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BJP betrayed ‘Ganga Maiya’: Akhilesh

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of betraying ‘Ganga Maiya’ and leaving it in the same dirty conditions as it was before. Yadav who was addressing a rally in Kanpur, part of his Samajwadi Vijay Yatra, alleged that this government has betrayed people.“BJP has betrayed Ganga Mayya, it is still dirty as it was earlier. Kanpur is a big city. Here there is business, employment. The people of Kanpur have seen their ruin. BJP’s Center and UP Government have cheated farmers, snatched jobs, inflation has increased… BJP govt has betrayed people,” SP leader said. Yadav expressed his hope that his ongoing Samajwadi Vijay Yatra will wipe out the BJP in the coming assembly elections. “Samajwadi Party will continuously run this Vijay Yatra to seek blessing from people.…

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Shah highlighted works of Modi

Highlighting the efforts of the government towards the welfare of the underprivileged people, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that in the last seven years of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government at the Centre 10 crore women have been provided toilets and four crore houses now have access to electricity. New Delhi [India], October 12 ): Addressing the 28th National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Foundation Day programme, Shah said, “In the last seven years, about 60 crore underprivileged people have been taken care of through government schemes, they felt assured that there’s somebody for them. 10 crore women have been provided with toilets, about four crore houses provided access to electricity.” The Union Minister further said that two crore people have been provided with houses.Shah said that the government led by the Prime Minister has ensured the protection of human…

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BJP to formulate strategy for UP

New Delhi [India], : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is having an organisational meeting in the national capital on Monday with the aim to formulate a strategy for the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.The meeting is being . The meeting is taking place in the presence of Uttar Pradesh incharge of the party and former union minister Radha Mohan Singh, BJP state president Swatantra Dev Singh, Union Minister and party’s election in-charge Dharmendra Pradhan and organisation secretary Sunil Bansal. The meeting will be held at the party’s 11, Ashok Road office in New Delhi at 3pm.The meeting is being held to finalise the strategies and programmes to engage the organisation, its cadre and leaders to reach out to every voter.The party is set to launch 100 programmes in approximately 100 days left ahead of the crucial polls.The details of the party’s ambitious programme to connect…

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Blow to BJP, minister rejoins Congress

Uttarakhand Transport Minister Yashpal Arya and his son Sanjiv Arya on Monday resigned from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and joined the Congress party in New Delhi. New Delhi [India], October 11 : The former BJP leaders were inducted into the party in the presence of senior party leader Harish Rawat and All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary KC Venugopal. This comes months ahead of the upcoming assembly polls in the state. Notably, both the leaders, Yashpal and Sanjiv had joined BJP ahead of the 2017 assembly polls in Uttarakhand after quitting Congress.“He (Yashpal) has just tendered resignation from the post of Uttarakhand Cabinet Minister,” General Secretary Randeep Surjewala said at a press conference.“Yashpal Arya has served as the chief of Pradesh Congress Committee for a long time in Uttarakhand. He has been an MLA six times — two times from Uttar Pradesh and…

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Opposition is creating confusion: Naqvi

Following the arrest of Ashish Mishra in connection with Lakhimpur Kheri violence, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday noted that the law is taking its course and alleged that some Opposition leaders are creating “selective confusion” ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. New Delhi [India], October 11 : “The law is doing its work. Nobody is trying to save anyone. The law is taking action against whoever is accused. Unfortunately, there is an ongoing collective competition for spreading selective confusion. They want to make it a political issue. These people are the ones who were not on the forefront earlier and started appearing ahead of the Assembly polls,” Naqvi said in an interview with ANI. The Union Minister further said that opposition parties including Congress, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party, think of themselves as “champions.”“The accused…

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BJP Chief rebuked Lakhimpur Kheri incident

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh on Sunday said that being a political leader doesn’t mean that one mow down anyone by a Fortuner car.His remarks came amid allegations against Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni for mowing down farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri. The UP BJP chief was addressing the party workers at the inaugural session of the state executive of the party’s minority front in Lucknow.“Elections should be won on basis of one’s conduct. Politics is about serving your society, your nation. There is no caste and religion involved. Being a political leader doesn’t mean that you loot, it doesn’t mean that you mow down anyone by Fortuner. We are in this party to serve the poor. Politics is not a part-time job,” Singh said.He also appreciated…

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Speculations of joining BJP will end soon, says Devender Rana as 2 leaders quit National Conference

New Delhi [India] : Shortly after resigning from the primary membership of the National Conference, Devender Rana and Surjit Singh Slathia emphasised strengthening the Jammu declaration to defeat all those forces who want to run a diction plan in Jammu and Kashmir and who want to hurt the customary brotherhood in Union Territory.Speculations are rife that both the leaders will join the Bharatiya Janata Party. “Jammu Declaration will make a narrative to defeat all these forces, those forces who want to run a diction plan in Jammu and Kashmir and who want to hurt the customary brotherhood there, which is mutual love. We will stand and strengthen Jammu and Kashmir, strengthen the brotherhood,” said Rana.In an exclusive interview to ANI, the leaders said that they believe in the Jammu Declaration that started a few months ago and further said that the declaration would become…

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“Thank farmers for not stepping back”

Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav slammed the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government over their stand on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and congratulated the farmers for not stepping back from their agitation, despite being insulted by the BJP.Speaking at a rally in Saharanpur, Yadav said, “We saw the deed of the people in power. We saw their action in Lakhimpur Kheri. Farmers were mowed down by vehicles. There were preparations to mow down the law too. Those who can mow down farmers and the law, can also crush the Constitution.” “Farmers are our ‘annadaata’. They have to face insults today. Farmers are being called ‘mawali’. They (the Uttar Pradesh government ) call them terrorists. I’d like to congratulate the farmers that they didn’t step back from their agitation even after being insulted by the BJP numerous times,” Yadav…

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PM came to Lucknow but forgot Lakhimpur Kheri : Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he visited Lucknow to see the developments in the state but did not visit the kin of victims who died in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 10 : “The Chief Minister is shielding the minister from public forum. Prime Minister came to Lucknow to see the performance of ‘Uttam Pradesh’ and Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav but could not go to Lakhimpur Kheri to share the grief of the victim families,” Gandhi said while addressing ‘Kisan Nyay’ rally in Varanasi today. As many as eight people including four farmers had died in the violence that took place on October 3. Uttar Pradesh police has so far arrested three people including Ashish Mishra, who is the son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra…

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Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi on the murder of farmers, inflation, unemployment

New Delhi [India], October 10 : Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that the former is silent over the alleged murders of farmers and BJP workers in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, rising inflation, the surge in the oil price, and unemployment in the country.“PM silent- Rising inflation – oil price, unemployment, farmer and BJP worker murdered, PM violent- Lack of camera and photo ops, true criticism, Question on friends,” tweeted the Wayanad MP. Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of several farmer unions, alleged that Ashish Mishra Teni, son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni arrived with three vehicles around the time that farmers were dispersing from their protest at the helipad and mowed down farmers and towards the end also attacked SKM leader Tajinder Singh Virk directly, by trying to run a…

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‘Mamata can take on BJP’

Senior lawyer and All India Trinamool Congress leader in Goa Antonio Clovis D Costa on Saturday expressed his confidence in West Bengal Chief Minister and said that TMC chief Mamata Banerjee is the “only leader who can give a tough fight to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah”. Panaji (Goa) [India], October 9 : “I joined TMC because I see Mamata Banerjee as the only leader who can take on the might of Modi and Amit Shah… I see that only Mamata Banerjee as the future who can lead Goa and India,” said Antonio Clovis D Costa. Antonio, who recently joined TMC in Goa, also expressed his anguish towards the Congress party and accused the Congress of surrendering power to BJP in various states despite gaining the majority.“The Congress time and again handed over the government to BJP despite the given…

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PM Modi to start BJP’s Uttarakhand campaign in Nov

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to start BJP’s election campaign for the ensuing assembly elections in Uttarakhand in November. Party sources said that PM Modi is likely to address the first election rally in the poll-bound state in mid-November.“PM may address the rally around November 20, though the date is yet to be finalised,” a senior party leader said.The party is contemplating to propose November 9, the state’s foundation day, for a visit by the Prime Minister but it all depends on his schedule, the leader said.Sources stated that the Uttarakhand unit has proposed at least five rallies by Prime Minister, one each in five parliamentary constituencies.The party has also begun the process to shortlist candidates.A senior leader said that those who took organisation work lightly may have to pay a heavy price when candidates are shortlisted for upcoming…

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Opposition unity on test as TMC upsets Congress

New Delhi [India]: The Opposition unity against the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government stands on shaky ground at present and has been put on test once again as Congress is apparently upset with Trinamool Congress (TMC) and has accused it of poaching party leaders to fulfil its aspiration to become a national alternative to the ruling party at the Centre.Congress disappointment was clearly reflected when Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, without naming TMC, said in a tweet that people looking for a “national” alternative based on poaching INC functionaries were in for a big disappointment and that there are no quick-fix solutions. “People looking for a “national” alternative based on poaching INC functionaries who can’t win even their own seats is in for a big disappointment. Unfortunately, to become a national alternative deep-rooted and concerted efforts are needed and there are no quick-fix solutions,” Baghel…

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BJP leader Sabyasachi Dutta joins TMC

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], October 7 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sabyasachi Dutta on Wednesday joined Trinamool Congress (TMC). He was inducted into the party in the presence of State Ministers Firhad Hakim and Partha Chatterjee in Kolkata. Earlier in September, former union minister and ex-BJP MP Babul Supriyo joined TMC

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Two decades in public service

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently serving his second term as the Prime Minister, has completed two decades in public office today. New Delhi [India], October 7 : In the last 20 years, PM Modi has gone from being the Chief Minister of Gujarat to one of the most popular leaders in the world. He was first sworn in as Gujarat CM on October 7, 2001, and served as the chief minister of the state from 2001 to 2014. He served as the longest-serving Chief Minister of Gujarat.He was elected as the 14th Prime Minister of India in 2014 and was sworn in for his second term on May 2019. He is into the third year of his second consecutive term as Prime Minister.The Prime Minister has repeatedly emphasised the motto of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’ in governance.The BJP-led government under…

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Lakhimpur Kheri violence : Priyanka Gandhi arrested

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, 11 others booked by UP Police for ‘disturbing peace’. Earlier on Monday morning, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was taken into preventive custody by the police while she was on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri. Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 5 : Senior Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been arrested by the police in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur. Priyanka was detained by the police on Monday morning when she was going to Lakhimpur Kheri to meet the families of farmers who were killed in Sunday’s violence. Besides Priyanka Gandhi, state Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu, national secretary Dheeraj Gurjar, Youth Congress national president BV Srinivas, party MLC Deepak Singh were also taken into preventive custody. Earlier this morning, Priyanka tweeted a viral video of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and asked why has the person behind the killing of four farmers have not…

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‘One who is silent, is already dead’: Rahul Gandhi calls Lakhimpur Kheri incident as ‘inhuman massacre’

New Delhi [India]: In a veiled attack at the ruling party following the death of eight persons including four farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that the one who is silent on the incident is already dead.Terming the incident as an “inhuman massacre” he tweeted, “The one who is silent even after seeing this inhuman massacre, he is already dead. But we will not let this sacrifice go in vain – Kisan Satyagraha Zindabad! #FarmersProtest” As many as eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday, said Uttar Pradesh police.Additional Superintendent of Police, Lakhimpur Kheri Arun Kumar Singh confirmed eight deaths including four farmers and four occupants of the vehicle(s) that allegedly ran over the farmers.Commenting on the incident, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted, “How much does BJP hate the farmers of…

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Captain rebuffs allegations of colluding with BJP

Chandigarh [India] : After Punjab sports and education minister Pargat Singh alleged that decision to delay procurement of paddy is the result of a conspiracy between BJP and former chief minister Amarinder Singh, Captain said that people of Punjab knows him and asked the minister to show the evidence.Captain also asked Pargat Singh to give proof of the ‘lies’ being spread by the latter. Taking to Twitter, Media Advisor to Captain Amarinder Singh, Raveen Thukral said, “What nonsense? Do you really think the people of Punjab will believe I’d ever collude with @BJP4India to delay procurement? And have you forgotten it affected BJP-led Haryana too? Or are you too naive to understand these things?’: @capt_amarinder to @13pargatsingh”“‘And do you have any proof for these lies? Or are you so irresponsible you believe you can get away with such trash? People of Punjab know me…

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Central govt hatched conspiracies to remove TMC from power in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India]: Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday alleged that the central government hatched conspiracies to remove TMC from power since the start of the elections.Banerjee’s remarks came a short while before the election commission announced her massive victory in the Bhabanipur Assembly constituency. “Since the elections started in West Bengal, central government hatched conspiracies to remove us (from power). I was hurt in my feet so that I don’t contest the polls. I am grateful to the public for voting for us and to the Election Commission of India for conducting polls within six months,” said the TMC supremo while greeting her supporters outside her residence in Kolkata.Banerjee also said that nearly 46 per cent of non-Bengalis in Bhabanipur voted for her. “Around 46 per cent of people here (in Bhabanipur) are non-Bengalis. They all have…

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BJP to celebrate PM Modi’s two decades in public office on October 7

New Delhi [India]: To mark the completion of two decades of uninterrupted service in the public office by Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he took oath as Gujarat chief minister in 2001, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is all set to celebrate the occasion with a series of events on October 7.“Party workers will mark the day by cleaning the rivers, spreading awareness among the public about the work done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on booth level and other such social programmes. Party workers will make people aware about the policies at every booth in the country,” sources in BJP told ANI. Cleaning of rivers in the country as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission will be a part of the day’s plan, sources added.They further informed that MLAs, MPs and others will ensure the plan is implemented in their respected constituencies.“Gurudwaras across…

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Bhabanipur : Big win for Mamata Banerjee, beats BJP’s Priyanka by more than 5,8000 votes

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Sunday secured a comfortable win in Bhabanipur, beating BJP rival Priyanka Tibrewal by more than 58,000 votes.  Kolkata, West Bengal, India, October 3 :  According to the Election Commission of India, Mamata Banerjee bagged 84,709 votes while Priyanka Tibrewal pocketed 26,320. CPIM leader Srijib Biswas got 4,201 votes. The election was necessitated after state minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, who won the assembly election from Bhabanipur in south Kolkata in May, resigned from the seat to pave the way for Mamata Banerjee. Mamata Banerjee had lost the assembly elections from Nandigram earlier this year. Mamata was required to win in order to get elected to the assembly to retain the CM’s chair.   According to the Election Commission of India, Mamata Banerjee bagged 84,709 votes while Priyanka Tibrewal pocketed 26,320. CPIM leader Srijib Biswas got 4,201 votes.  Freshly inspired to work for public:…

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Digvijaya Singh lauds Amit Shah

Lauding Union Home Minister Amit Shah, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday said people should not forget cordiality in politics. Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], October 1 : Speaking at a book launch ceremony here, Singh said, “Once, we reached Gujarat at 10:30 pm. There was no way ahead through the forested area and no facility for an overnight stay. A forest officer arrived and you will be surprised to know that he told me that Amit Shah had directed him to fully cooperate with us.” “Elections were going on in Gujarat and Digvijaya Singh is their biggest critic. But he (Amit Shah) ensured that there should not be any problem during our yatra. They found the way for us through the mountains and also arranged for food for all of us,” the Congress leader said.Till today I have not met Amit Shah one…

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BJP to woo UP voters on plank of nationalism, Hindutva

New Delhi [India] : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has tasked its young brigade to target youth in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh as they will have a crucial role in the upcoming assembly elections. To take the message of the party to young and first-time voters, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha has already begun its campaign on issues that include nationalism, development and Hindutva.With many political parties using Ayodhya to launch their campaigns, BJYM too has chosen the birthplace of Lord Ram to kickstart its reach out to the voters. A grand temple of Lord Ram is coming up at Ayodhya after the Supreme Court verdict of November 2019.BJP’s youth wing has asked its members to reach out to the young voters and also inform them of the welfare schemes of the central and state government.Uttar Pradesh has a sizeable number of voters in the age group…

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Will quit Congress but won’t join BJP, says Amarinder Singh

Amid the ongoing turmoil in Punjab Congress, former state chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that he would quit the Congress party but won’t be joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], September 30 : In an official statement, he said that he had no intention of continuing in the Congress, and said that his affiliation with the party was going downhill with senior leaders being completely ignored and not given a voice in the party. Dismissing all speculation ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections, Amarinder said he would leave the Congress where he had been utterly humiliated and was not trusted. “I will resign…will not stay in the party,” he said, adding that he was still thinking through his options in the interest of Punjab, whose security was the predominant priority for him. “I will not be treated in…

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Amarinder meets Ajit Doval

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh met National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval at his residence on Thursday. New Delhi [India], September 30 : Captain Amarindar Singh had on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the ongoing farmers’ agitation and urged him to resolve the crisis by immediately repealing the three farm laws. The meeting came amid fresh turmoil in Punjab Congress with the sudden resignation of state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and led to speculation that the Congress leader may be warming up to the BJP.Amarinder Singh had resigned as Chief Minister on September 18 and had told the media that the Congress leadership had let him down. He had also taken a dig at Sidhu over his resignation, saying he is not a stable man.The meeting took place amid efforts of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to…

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“Govt lies that it’s open to dialogue”

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India]: Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait on Wednesday said that Government lies to the media that it is open to dialogue on the issue of ongoing farmers agitation.Addressing a press conference here, Tikait said, “Government lies to media that it is open to dialogue but farmers are not. They want to hold conditional dialogue, in which farmers will not participate. They said farm laws would not be rolled back. It means they have already drafted the agreement and farmers just have to sign it.” Asked about his statement against media, Tikait said, “I had said something yesterday which was misinterpreted. I actually meant that the next target of the Centre is media houses. We have never said anything against media.”Rakesh Tikait on Tuesday had said media houses will be the next target and will suffer if they do not support farmers’…

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Congress needs to get out of armchair, hit streets to defeat BJP: Abhishek Banerjee

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India]: Trinamool Congress (TMC) general secretary Abhishek Banerjee on Wednesday said that it is imperative for the Congress party to get out of the armchair and hit the streets to defeat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Addressing the media, Banerjee said, “Our fight is not against Congress or any political party. We need to save India, and for that it is essential to defeat the BJP. Congress has been in the national opposition space for the last seven years while TMC has been consistently defeating BJP.” “If Congress is not doing anything, we cannot be sitting ducks. Congress needs to get out of the armchair and hit the streets. It cannot be done by the comfort of sitting in their homes. We are not a party that exists only on social media,” he added.Banerjee’s remarks came after the former Goa Chief Minister and…

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Govt approves listing of ECGC through IPO on the stock exchange: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi [India]: Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday approved the listing of Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India through an Initial Public offer on the stock exchange.Addressing a press conference, Goyal said, “Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has undertaken a series of measures to provide a boost to the exports sector. In line with this, the Government has today approved capital infusion of Rs 4,400 crore to ECGC Ltd. (formerly known as Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Ltd.) over a period of five years, that is, from FY 2021-2022 to FY 2025- 2026. The approved infusion along with efforts made to suitably synchronize with the listing process of ECGC through the Initial Public Offering will increase the underwriting capacity of ECGC to support more exports.” Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), in its release, said that ECGC was…

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Captain at Amit Shah’s residence

New Delhi [India]: Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh reached the residence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Wednesday amid a fresh crisis in the ruling Congress in the state.Amarinder Singh, who stepped down as Chief Minister earlier this month, had reached Delhi on Tuesday. The Congress leader had told reporters on his arrival in the national capital that he had come to Delhi to vacate Kapurthala House. He had also said that he was not going to meet any political leader.“I am here to vacate Kapurthala House (the official residence of Punjab Chief Minister in New Delhi). I am not going to meet any politician here,” he had told reporters.Singh’s visit to Delhi has coincided with Congress in Punjab reeling under fresh crisis following resignation of PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday. A minister and some other leaders considered…

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