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Digvijaya Singh asks Rane to explain his meeting with Parrikar

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Kanpur, March 15: Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday asked party MLA Vishwajit Rane to explain his meeting with Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

“All is well internally within the party. Rane should explain what he was doing with Parrikar in a hotel,” Singh said.

Putting across allegation on BJP for stealing people’s mandate by forming a government in the coastal state of Goa, Sing said Congress wins people by heart and not through money.

As far as Congress is concerned, we neither take money nor give money. We win the people by heart and the people of Goa have voted for us not because of money but heart. We are prepared to fight for the rights of the people,” he said.

He slammed BJP for how it received the mandate in the assembly polls.

Days after a group of the Congress’ Goa legislators blamed the central leadership for failure to form the government in the state despite being the single largest party after the assembly polls, party MLA Vishwajit Rane today said that he, along with five to six other MLAs, would quit the party if party vice-president Rahul Gandhi does not respond adequately to the letter written to him by them.

Rane and his group of legislators wrote a letter Gandhi complaining about the senior Congress leadership.

In the letter, he said that the senior leaders were responsible for the party losing out on the opportunity to form the government in the state.

Rane asserted that it was shocking how despite having people’s mandate in the form of 17 seats in the assembly, the situation was mismanaged by the people in charge of affairs in Goa.

He further said that he would meet Gandhi and try to draw out a conclusion.

Meanwhile, Parrikar has claimed the support of 13 MLAs of the BJP, three MLAs of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), three MLAs of Goa Forward Party (GFP) and two independent MLAs, thus having a total of 21 MLAs in the 40-member Assembly.

The Congress won 17 seats with the BJP finishing second in the state with 13 seats

Wefornews Bureau (With ANI inputs)

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Kamal Haasan meets Sonia Gandhi

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New Delhi, June 21: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, who has formed a new political party Makkal Needhi Maiam, on Thursday met United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in the national capital 

Informed sources described the meeting that took place at the residence of Sonia Gandhi as a “courtesy call”.

Kamal Haasan had on Wednesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed the situation in Tamil Nadu.

He had also met Election Commission officials and expressed confidence that the process of registration of his political party will be done in around a week’s time.

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BJP spreads hatred against Muslims, Dalits: Asaduddin Owaisi

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New Delhi, June 21: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of spreading hatred and communal poison against minorities, Muslims in particular and Dalits.

Speaking to ANI, he said “Since BJP came to power they’ve spread hatred and communal poison against minorities, Muslims in particular and Dalits.

On inter-faith couple allegedly harassed at Lucknow passport office, he stated:” things have come to such stage that government officer has the audacity to question an adult’s marriage”.

Earlier in the day, the couple named Tanvi Seth and Mohammad Anas Siddiqui claimed that they were being harassed by an officer at a Lucknow Passport Office, as the former was married to a Muslim and had not changed her name.

The woman, while addressing the media, said that she was being harassed as the officer questioned her marital status, asking her why she had not changed her name later she was thankful to the officials for timely response.

However, the Regional Passport Office, Lucknow later clarified that the passports of the inter-faith couple have been issued, adding that strict action will be taken.

Meanwhile defending his stand, Passport Officier Vikas Mishra said “Asked Tanvi Seth to get the name’Shadia Anas’endorsed as it was mentioned on her Nikahnama, but she refused. We have to do thorough checks to ensure no person is changing their name to obtain a passport.

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Nitish Kumar skips Yoga Day celebrations

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Patna, June 21:  As the Bharatiya Janata Party is out in a full swing to participate in events to mark the International Yoga Day on Thursday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and NDA ally skipped the celebrations for the fourth year in a row. 

Justifying the Kumar’s absence, sources close to Nitish said yoga is a personal act and “doesn’t need public display”, News 18 reported.

The event of International Yoga Day was organised at the Patliputra Sports Complex. It was inaugurated by Governor Satyapal Malik and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Pataliputra MP Ram Kripal Yadav.

Meanwhile, earlier in a day, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi also came to the defence of Nitish Kumar. He told news agency ANI ” It is not a question about JDU. I know more than dozen people present here who are from JDU. Don’t people from RJD and JDU practice Yoga? he asked.

Modi further said that it is not necessary that everyone comes out to participate”.

Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Suresh Prabhu, Uma Bharti, Ram Vilas Paswan, Ravi Shankar Prasad and others participated in yoga events organised in Lucknow, Nagpur, Chennai, Rudraprayag, Hajipur and Patna respectively.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lead the event in Dehradun. Addressing the gathering Modi he said,” Yoga is India’s gift to the world. It is a passport for wellness. The world has embraced Yoga and glimpses of this can be seen in the manner in which International Day of Yoga has been marked every year. In fact, Yoga Day has become one of the biggest mass movements in the quest for good health and well-being.”

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