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Chidambaram asks PM Modi, why only poor, Muslims, Dalits & Christians are targeted by saffron brigade

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New Delhi, April 15: Former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Friday cited atrocities to poor and minorities under the Modi regime and lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for running campaigns like beef ban and anti romeo squad to force Muslims, Dalits and Christians to to live in fear.

The congress leader also raised issue of rising crime against Dalits in the country and slammed PM Modi for dividing the country into Dalits and Non Dalits.

Chidambaram slammed the BJP government for working against its “Sabka Vikas”slogan and said till now the Prime Minister has not condemned a single word on incidents against Muslims and Dalits.

Chidambaram said as the Indian Penal Code (IPC) says not to harass cows, it also says to not harass people. Today people are being harassed in the name of beef, said the Congress leader.

He added, “The Congress government and its ministers have not threatened any one. But now those in the ruling government are threatening people. In this country Muslims, Dalits and Christians are living in fear.”

The Congress leader said that people from all section including Dalits, Muslims and some Hindus eat beef. He said, “Many crores are eating beef and are indulged in this. In the name of cow protection how much are being threatened. The BJP has to answer.”

Highlight the tragic suicide of Hyderabad University Ph.D scholar Rohith Vemula, he said it was about Dalit or non-Dalit.

“Vemula got scholarship for Doctorate in the Central University. In his suicide note he wrote that his birth is so worse and is an accident. Is this a free country? How can we call this as a free country?” he questioned.

Coming on to saffron party’s recent parody of anti-romeo squad, Chidambaram said it has distorted the freedom of speech and expression.

Is this a free country? If Prime Minister Narendra Modi has guts, let him ask couples who go in Mercedes Benz to cinema halls. The BJP is only for high class people,” he said.

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New US Visa Rules, huge setback for India: Rahul

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New Delhi, April 26: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday termed the proposed US visa rules as a “huge setback” for India.

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress leader said “some things a hug can buy”, but for visas “you’re on your own”.

Gandhi tweeted, “New US Visa Rules, a huge setback for India…as Foreign Policy by Modi, Foreword by Trump”

His remarks come amid Donald Trump’s government plan to propose to end giving work permits to the spouses of H1-B visa holders to work in America, a decision that could have a devastating impact on scores of Indians.

Besides this, global entrepreneurs will not be able to apply for parole to nurture their startups for a certain period.

According to the reports, both of these Obama-era policies will be revoked in a bid to clinch the objectives of ‘Buy American, Hire Amercian’.

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PILs filed in Judge Loya case were politically motivated: Sibal

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New Delhi, April 26: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Thursday said the PILs filed in Judge Loya case were politically-motivated.

Addressing a press conference, the former Union Minister stated ” After the investigation of Judge Loya case, there were several PILs lodged. But by the recent SC judgement, PILs have been considered to be politically-motivated”.

Sibal claimed that a PIL was filed in Nagpur bench by Suraj Lolage, who is an RSS ideologue, on 27 November 2017. Lolage had contested for a BJP ticket in Municipal elections.

“After the press conference in AICC on 30 Jan 2018, a phone conversation between Suraj Lolage and Satish Uke’s brother revealed that Lolage’s petition intended to elevate Judge Loya case to the apex court, where independent probe was rejected”, he added.

The Congress leader further stated that “What does this show? Clearly, Bhaiyyaji Joshi and the RSS were very keen that this matter be heard in the Supreme Court as quickly as possible because they are the ones who initiated the PIL.

Sibal cited two possibilities either RSS’s Bhaiyyaji Joshi wanted that an enquiry into Judge Loya’s death be conducted or wanted an outcome which ensures that the matter is closed without an enquiry.

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Kamal Nath named MP Congress chief, Scindia as campaign chief

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New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday appointed former Union minister Kamal Nath as President of its state unit in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh.

Party MP Jyotiraditya Scindia has been appointed Chairman of the Campaign Committee. Kamal Nath, a MP from Chhindwara, has replaced Arun Yadav as the state Congress chief.

Besides Kamal Nath, the party also appointed four Working Presidents – Bala Bachhan, Ramnivas Rawat, Jitu Patwari and Surender Choudhary.

The appointments were made by Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, which the BJP has ruled for 15 years, will be held later this year.

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