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Congress competent to defeat BJP on all seats : Sachin Pilot

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Jaipur, July 14 :Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot on Saturday that the grand old party is not keen to stitch alliance with any party for the upcoming state Assembly Polls as “it is capable enough to defeat BJP on all seats in the state.”

Talking to reporters, Pilot said,”We are capable of defeating BJP on all seats in Rajasthan. There were no talks of alliance with any specific party, however, in our meeting with Rahul Ji we gave him perspective of circumstances under which polls will take place.”

Pilot rubbished media reports that Congress is in talks with Mayawati-led BSP for a seat-sharing pact in poll-bound Rajasthan.

He said Congress will attack Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia on the issues of  Farmer suicides, corruption, mining scam and Dalit atrocities .

 

In February 2018, the Congress has won a landslide victory in all the three constituencies – Alwar, Ajmer, and Mandalgarh. The Congress’ victory is being attributed to the state party chief Sachin Pilot’s aggressive campaign but the by poll results revealed that BJP’s grip on state is loosening.

The Congress leader alleged the BJP was a divided house and cited no decision over appointment of a state unit chief since April 16.

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Government ready to face no-confidence motion: Ananth Kumar

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New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar on Tuesday said that the government has majority in the Lok sabha and it is ready to face the opposition’s no-confidence motion.

“The BJP and the NDA will face it the no-confidence motion, which the opposition wants to bring, under the leadership of Prime MInister Narendra Modi,” Kumar told media after a meeting of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) here.

He said that in the House, the NDA has huge mandate. “The people of the country have given a huge mandate to the NDA and it has a majority in the House. People have reposed faith in NDA in 21 states, so the government will face any motion which the opposition brings in the House,” he said.

Kumar’s remarks came soon after the Congress party announced that it will bring a no-confidence motion against the Modi government in the monsoon session of Parliament and that it is in talks with other opposition parties on the issue.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader also said that the Prime Minister has asked the NDA leaders to expose the opposition parties which are raking up several issues to take political mileage. “Modi also urged the NDA leaders to work unitedly,” he said.

The meeting was attended by Modi, the leaders of Shiv Sena, Akali Dal, Lok Janshakti Party, Rashtriya Lok Samta Party, Janata Dal-United, Apna Dal and other NDA allies.

The NDA meeting was preceded by a BJP Parliamentary Party executive which was attended by Modi, party President Amit Shah, L.K. Advani, M.M. Joshi, Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh and other senior leaders.

Kumar further said that the NDA members in the meeting hailed Modi for his historic decision to increase the minimum support price of the produce of farmers.

“The NDA leaders told Prime Minister that through his decision to increase the MSP, farmers across the country are happy.”

The NDA leaders also lauded Modi over the Indian economy jumping to the sixth place in the fastest growing economy list.

“On recent reports of the India economy growing at the fastest rate as it climbed from ninth place to sixth place, the NDA leaders hailed the Prime Minister’s leadership,” the BJP leader said.

They also hailed the Prime Minister for Aayushman Bharat scheme which is popularly known as Modicare scheme.

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Financial irregularities in 19 ministries of Modi Govt  :  CAG report

On April 4, the report was tabled in the Lok Sabha, but irregularities came into the limelight after analysing the financial documents till March 2017.

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New Delhi, July 17: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report has claimed financial irregularities of Rs. 1179 crore in nineteen ministries under the Narendra Modi government.

The financial irregularities have been mentioned in Report Number 4 of CAG audit, Hindi news website Jansatta reported.

“This report has elaborated 78 cases in detail with financial irregularities amounting Rs. 1,179.16 covering 19 ministries and autonomous bodies/ corporation under their administrative control”, Report Number 4 reads.

As per the report, the money was squandered by ignoring the rules and regulations in many places resulting in revenue loss approximately in millions .

Most of the lapses surfaced in the Ministry of Human Resource and Development.

While other ministries include External Affairs, Information and Broadcasting, Health and Family Welfare, Culture, Consumer, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

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Watch: Lawyers thrash men accused of molesting 11-year-old girl in Tamil Nadu

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Chennai, July 17: Lawyers at Chennai’s Mahila court on Tuesday thrashed all 18 accused, who sexually harassed an 11-year-old girl for over a period of seven months.

The accused were beaten when they were brought to the court for the appearance before the magistrate.

The girl was allegedly sexually harassed for over 7 months at an apartment building in Chennai.

The accused involve security men, lift operator and water suppliers in the apartment where the minor girl stays.

The girl was allegedly sedated and given spiked soft drinks.

According to the victim was also blackmailed.

The matter came to light after the victim, a class seven student had narrated the sequence of incidents to her elder sister, who later brought this to the notice of their parents, following which a complaint was lodged on Monday, a senior police officer told news agency PTI.

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