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Modi not 'chowkidar' but 'bhagidar', launches 'jumla' strikes: Rahul Modi not 'chowkidar' but 'bhagidar', launches 'jumla' strikes: Rahul

 

New Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the debate on no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha, accusing him of launching "jumla strikes", being a "bhagidaar and not chowkidar" and said he had been benefiting his "industralist friends" while ignoring the youth, farmers, Dalits and women.

After participating in the debate, Gandhi sprung a surprise by walking up to Modi and hugging him after accusing him of "acting out of anger which the whole country was experiencing.

PM Modi has lied to nation on Rafale: Rahul PM Modi has lied to nation on Rafale: Rahul


New Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said French President Emmanuel Macron had told him that there was no secrecy pact with India on the Rafale jet deal, alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had lied to the nation about it.

Rahul hugs Modi and says this is Congress Rahul hugs Modi and says this is Congress

 

New Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took everyone in the Lok Sabha by surprise when he went and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi after tearing into the BJP-led government during the no confidence motion.

"I have not an iota of hatred or hard feelings against you. You hate me, I maybe 'Pappu' for you. But I love you and respect you because I am the Congress," Gandhi said at the end of his fiery speech.

AAP condemns proposed amendment to RTI act AAP condemns proposed amendment to RTI act


New Delhi, The AAP on Thursday strongly condemned the proposal to amend Right to Information (RTI) Act, saying that it will give BJP a free hand over the Information Commissioners.

"The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to dump the RTI act in the dustbin by amending it.

"As it gives BJP the power to alter the salaries and allowances of the Information Commissioners, the officers will always be worried at giving out any information against the Modi government," Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh told the media here.

BJP believes in hiding the truth: Rahul BJP believes in hiding the truth: Rahul

 

New Delhi, Criticising the proposed amendment to the RTI Bill that will render it "useless", Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday slammed the BJP for believing only in keeping the truth hidden.

"Every Indian has the right to know the truth. The BJP believes the truth must be hidden from the people and they must not question people in power. The changes proposed to the RTI will make it a useless Act," Gandhi tweeted.

Despite ban on speech, Togadia arrives in Guwahati Despite ban on speech, Togadia arrives in Guwahati



Guwahati, Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia arrived here on Wednesday despite the Assam government banning him from holding any public meeting or addressing the media for two months in and around the capital town.

Togadia flew in and headed straight to the Kamakhya temple atop the Nilachal Hills in the city. He came out of the airport with a black ribbon tied on his face in protest against the government's move to ban his scheduled programmes.

Agnivesh seeks judicial probe into his thrashing Agnivesh seeks judicial probe into his thrashing



Ranchi, Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Wednesday demanded a judicial probe into his thrashing by suspected rightwing activists and said the attack was pre-planned.

"The attack on me was pre-planned," Agnivesh told the media here. "The Pakur district administration was given information regarding my programme. But no security was provided by them.

SC condemns mob lynching, recommends Parliament enact law SC condemns mob lynching, recommends Parliament enact law

 

New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned mob lynching incidents across the country and urged Parliament to enact a law to deal with the crime that threatens rule of law and the country's social fabric.

"It is the duty of the State to maintain law and order, social and pluralistic fabric of the society and the rule of law," bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkqar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said.

Modi has become Dhritrashtra, BJP Duryodhan: Congress Modi has become Dhritrashtra, BJP Duryodhan: Congress

 

New Delhi, Accusing the BJP-led Central government of trying to create a divide among Hindus and Muslims ahead of 2019 elections to polarise the society, the Congress on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become blind like Mahabharata character "Dhritrashtra" in his pursuit of power.

The party also compared the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with another Mahabharata character, Duryodhan, and said it is disrobing social harmony and brotherhood.

Lokpal: Selection panel to meet on July 19, SC told Lokpal: Selection panel to meet on July 19, SC told


New Delhi, The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the process to appoint the Lokpal was under way and that a meeting is due on July 19 to recommend a panel of names.

RJD to back TDP's no-trust move against Modi government RJD to back TDP's no-trust move against Modi government



Patna, Lalu Prasad's RJD will support a no-confidence motion of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, according to RJD leaders.

Three TDP leaders on Tuesday met Lalu and his wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi at their official residence, 10 Circular Road in Patna. "We met the couple and sought RJD's support for a no-confidence motion against the Modi government," said TDP MP Mohan Rao after the meeting.

Swami Agnivesh beaten up in Jharkhand, 20 detained Swami Agnivesh beaten up in Jharkhand, 20 detained



Ranchi, Social activist Swami Agnivesh was attacked and beaten up by suspected supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in Jharkhand's Pakur district on Tuesday, leaving him shaken.

Police said the 78-year-old was attacked when he was going to participate in the 195th Damin Mahotsav at Littpara. The incident occurred just when he stepped out of his hotel.

Mayawati sacks BSP leader over Rahul remarks Mayawati sacks BSP leader over Rahul remarks

 

Lucknow, BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday sacked senior party leader Jai Prakash Singh, a day after he triggered a row by saying that foreign blood won't let Congress President Rahul Gandhi succeed in Indian politics and lead the country.

"I came to know about Jai Prakash Singh's speech in which he spoke against the ideology of the BSP and also made personal remarks against the leadership of rival parties. It's his personal opinion. So, he has been removed from his post with immediate effect," Mayawati said in a statement.

Jaitley targets Congress over Kumaraswamy breaking down Jaitley targets Congress over Kumaraswamy breaking down

 

New Delhi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday targeted the Congress over Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy breaking down at a public event, saying the party believed that "only members of one family can rule India" and that others should be pushed to weeping publicly.

Jaitley's remark came in a facebook post: "Is the Karnataka a preview of what the Congress and the Federal Front promise for the future?" Jaitley said the country is keenly watching Karnataka where the Congress and the Janata Dal-Secular joined hands post-elections to form a government in May.

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