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UP BJP leader expelled for dubbing leadership as ‘Gujarati thugs’

PTI   LUCKNOW The BJP on Monday expelled one of its senior Lucknow-based leaders after he dubbed the party’s top leadership as “Gujarati thugs” and asked if the BJP has chosen a ‘pradhan mantri’ (prime minister) or a prachar mantri (advertisement minister). While attacking the BJP’s top leadership in a series of tweets, the party’s former spokesperson I P Singh …

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Is Congress paying price of its dynastic character, says Jaitley

PTI NEW DELHI Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday took a dig at the Congress leadership saying that the dynastic parties succeed on the strength of some generations but sink with the others and wondered whether the grand old party was paying the cost of its dynastic character. Nowadays, the minister said, some generic statements being frequently heard from Congress leaders …

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Modi remembering chowkidars after forgetting chaiwalas: Sibal

PTI   NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi has forgotten about his bonhomie with “chaiwalas”, is now remembering “chowkidars”, and will focus on somebody else the “next time” for political gains, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal has said, taking a swipe at the PM’s ‘main bhi chowkidar’ campaign. The former Union minister also accused Modi of politicising the Balakot air …

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LS polls: Congress fields tainted Karti

PTI   NEW DELHI The Congress on Sunday released its ninth list of 10 candidates for the Lok Sabha election, fielding former finance minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram from Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu. Karti Chidambaram is facing trial in corruption cases, including the INX media money-laundering case. The Congress’ list contains four candidates from Maharashtra, three from Bihar and …

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BJP nominates new faces in Chhattisgarh

IANS   NEW DELHI The BJP, which has already axed five of its sitting MPs in  Chhattisgarh, on Sunday fielded new faces in five more constituencies, denying ticket to sitting  MPs including six time Raipur MP Ramesh Bais and Abhishek Singh, son of former Chief  Minister Raman Singh. According to the list, cleared by BJP central election committee, the party …

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‘Regional parties efforts to form alliance with Cong reprehensible’

PTI   NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday dubbed as “reprehensible” efforts of regional parties to form a grand alliance with the Congress, saying socialist ideologue Ram Manohar Lohia would be “horrified” as most of these parties claim to be his followers. In a blog to mark the 109th birth anniversary of Lohia, Modi alleged, “Today those parties that …

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Kejriwal says Modi walking on Adolf Hitler’s path

IANS   NEW DELHI Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that he is following the path of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, after a video of a brutal physical assault surfaced showing 35 to 40 men mercilessly beating up four men in Haryana’s Gurugram. In a tweet, Kejriwal said, “Hitler bhi satta ke …

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Prez administers oath of office to Lokpal chief Justice Ghose

PTI   NEW DELHI President Ram Nath Kovind Saturday administered the oath of office to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as the country’s first Lokpal. The oath was administered at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, a communique issued by the President’s office said. Justice Ghose, a former Supreme Court judge, was Tuesday named the country’s first Lokpal, the anti-corruption ombudsman. …

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PM-Kisan scheme: 4.74 cr farmers to get 2nd installment

PTI   NEW DELHI About 4.74 crore small and marginal farmers registered under the PM-Kisan scheme before the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) for general election came into effect on March 10 will get the second installment of Rs 2,000 each in their bank accounts, a senior government official said Saturday. Of these 4.74 crore beneficiaries, 2.74 crore farmers have …

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Congress has insulted martyrdom of soldiers: Shah

PTI NEW DELHI BJP chief Amit Shah Saturday asked Congress president Rahul Gandhi to clear his party’s stand on Sam Pitroda’s comments questioning the government’s aggressive action against Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack, saying the opposition party has “insulted” martyrdom of soldiers and put a question mark on the nation’s security. Launching a fresh offensive against the Congress, Shah …

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