- Madhav Blames Cong for Infiltration in Assam
- Bhojpuri Film City in Gorakhpur: Ravi Kishan
- ‘Prez Should Condemn 'Modi ki sena' Refrence’
- Yechury: Re-poll in 464 Booths a Must
- Sadhvi Pragya: Digvijay is Mahisasur
- Congress: Restore Y+ Security to Hardik
- Sadhvi Pragya Takes Back Her Remarks on Karkare
- Kerala CM: PM Modi Levelling 'False' Charges
The Madhya Pradesh chief electoral officer received a complaint against the BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate, following which a probe was launched. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also lent his support to the police officers' association. "When Mumbai was under attack, Karkare didn't know if he would ever return home, all he knew was to not let Pakistani terrorist devastate the financial capital. We can never forget his contribution in arresting terrorist Ajmal Kasab," he said, adding that Pragya's remark shows the "anti-national face of BJP".
CLICK TO READ | Sadhvi Pragya's Comments 'Sickening and Repulsive': Punjab CM Amarinder Singh
Amarinder Singh described Thakur's comments as sickening and repulsive and accused her of insulting a decorated police officer, and dragging the current discourse on nationalism in the country to a new low.
Union home minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh slammed Odisha’s BJD government while addressing a rally in Puri on Friday. “The BJD has disappointed the people of Odisha. It has failed to provide even the basic necessities & amenities to the people,” he said.
The BJD has disappointed the people of Odisha. It has failed to provide even the basic necessities & amenities to the people.— Chowkidar Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) April 19, 2019
Addressed public meetings in Keonjhar, Cuttack & Puri today. I’m confident, the people will bless the BJP in both the assembly & parliamentary elections pic.twitter.com/qxIHehZcKq
BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav on Friday accused the opposition Congress for encouraging infiltration in Assam and even backing out from updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC). He also accused former Congress chief minister Tarun Gogoi of backing out in 2010 after protests during the initial preparation and "ran away" from the updation of the NRC.
CLICK TO READ | Election Officer Goes Missing from Bengal's Nadia District, Probe Ordered
Election Commission sources said that while a report was sought from the district magistrate on Roy going missing, a replacement has been already made.
Pragya Singh Would Not Have Made Curse Remark had EC Acted Against Modi in 2017: Akhilesh | Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav Friday said BJP Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh would not have made the 'curse' remark about police officer Hemant Karkare, had the Election Commission taken action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2017. He was apparently referring to the controversial 'shamshan-kabristan' remark made by Modi during an election rally in 2017. "If there is electricity in graveyard and during Ramzan, it must also be available in a crematorium and during Diwali," Modi had said. Yadav said, "Had the Election Commission initiated action against the prime minister in 2017, such statements would not have been given."
Youths aspiring to take up a career in films won't have to go to Mumbai as the BJP, if voted to power, will set up a Bhojpuri film city here, the party's Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat candidate Ravi Kishan said Friday. Kishan, a popular Bhojpuri actor, has been pitted by the BJP against Samajwadi Party's Ram Bhuwal Nishad from the seat The Gorakhpur seat, which was considered a bastion of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, was lost to Praveen Nishad in a bypoll. Praveen had fought on a SP ticket with the support of the Bahujan Samaj Party, but last month joined the BJP. "The MoU (memorandum of understanding) to set up a Bhojpuri film city in a 150-acre area with Rs 500 crores has already been signed by the state government," Kishan told reporters at the BJP's Beniganj office.
CPI national secretary D Raja on Friday termed as "attrocious", the description of the Indian army as "Modi ki Sena" by two BJP leaders and said that President Ram Nath Kovind, who is the supreme commander of the Armed forces, should condemn such acts. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had recently courted controversy by describing the Indian Army as 'Modiji ki Sena' in different campaign rallies.
Sadhvi Pragya's Comments 'Sickening and Repulsive': Punjab CM | Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday slammed BJP's Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur for her controversial remarks on IPS officer Hemant Karkare, who was killed during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, saying her comments were "sickening and repulsive".
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Yogi Adityanath asked whether one wanted to hand over the reins of the country to those who are anti-development, anti-youth, traitors, terrorists and opposed to the believers of Bajrang Bali (another name for Lord Hanuman).
Madhya Pradesh BJP on Sadhvi Pragya’s statement: The statement of Sadhvi Pragya Thakur about Hemant Karkare should be understood as a statement given while reacting to atrocious torture. The Bharatiya Janata Party's opinion is very clear that we give the highest respect to those who are martyrs for the country. For us, our nation is a religion. Karkare was martyred while bravely fighting terrorists.
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticised the LDF government in Kerala over various issues, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday accused him of making "false" charges against the state and said such remarks were "unbecoming" of his position. Countering Modi's charge that cases would be registered in Kerala if anyone utters the God's name, Vijayan challenged the Prime Minister to point out any single such case.
CLICK TO READ | Karkare Died a Hero, No Sensible Person Can Justify Pragya Thakur's Remarks, Former UP DGP Writes
The sacrifices made by police officers often go unrewarded but this is rubbing salt into the wounds of those who remember the brave policemen who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, writes the retired IPS officer.
BJP Assembly Candidate Held for Destroying EVM in a Booth | The police arrested a BJP assembly candidate on the charge of destroying an EVM in a polling booth in Odisha's Ganjam district during the second phase of elections on Thursday. BJP candidate for Sorada assembly seat, Nilamani Bisoi, along with his supporters allegedly entered a booth at Renti village under Sorada police station limits, destroyed the EVM and prevented polling officials from discharging their duty, police said on Friday. Lok Sabha and assembly elections are being held simultaneously in the state.
Security forces in South Kashmir's Anantnag. (File photo)
In yet another twist to the Congress-AAP alliance saga, the Arvind Kejriwal-led party postponed to April 22 the nomination of three candidates, saying it wanted to give the grand old party another chance. After nearly a month of flip-flops, the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress are close to finalising a seat-sharing formula in Haryana and Delhi. AAP’s Sanjay Singh on Wednesday met Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to take the alliance talks to a conclusion, sources said.
According to the sources, while the two parties have agreed to a 4:3 seat distribution in Delhi, with four seats going to AAP, Sonepat seat in Haryana is still proving to be a hurdle as the Congress does not want to give it up while the AAP wants it to go to the Jannayak Janata Party.
Singh has proposed a 6:3:1 seat sharing in Haryana in which Congress would fight from six seats, while the JJP would field its candidates for three seats and one candidate would be fielded by the AAP. But the Congress has proposed a 7:2:1 seat-sharing formula in which seven Congress candidates, two JJP candidates and one AAP candidate would contest the polls, the sources added.
Meanwhile, in a historic rally, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati and her once arch-rival, Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, shared the stage after 24 years in Mainpuri where Akhilesh Yadav was also present. While Mulayam Singh Yadav asked SP cadre to respect Mayawati, who has always stood by them, Mayawati said the SP patriarch was the “real leader of backwards”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the traders’ community in New Delhi. Modi will address a thanksgiving convention at Talkatora stadium organised by traders supporting the BJP to express "gratitude" for various measures promised in the party manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls.
In Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary and eastern UP in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold a massive roadshow in Kanpur from Ghanta Ghar to Phool Bagh Chauraha. The roadshow will cover multiple places in the city where a large number of Congress supporters are expected to turn up.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to campaign in Gujarat and Karnataka. Gandhi will rally in Tapi district in Gujarat, while in Karnataka, he is set to speak in Raichur and Chikodi districts. Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah will also rally in Gujarat covering two districts — Chhota Udaipur and Valsad.
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh will file his nomination papers from Bhopal. In Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will campaign for Shiv Sena-BJP candidate in Nalasopara, Palghar.
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