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Govt avoiding Parliament winter session due to Gujarat polls: Congress

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New Delhi, Nov 21: The Congress on Tuesday alleged the government is deliberately delaying the winter session of Parliament in a bid to avoid questions from the opposition leaders  which can hamper its prospects in the high stakes Gujarat assembly elections. 

Addressing a presser, Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said “the BJP-led government do not want any discussion in Parliament so they are coming up with different excuses for delaying the winter session”.

“If they convene Parliament session and hold discussion, then they will be exposed”, he added.

Kharge said whatever was happening under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government was an “attack on democracy”.

“Even Ministers of this government and Speaker do not know when the session will be convened. Only one person knows about it — who is ‘Brahma’. You cannot be whimsical in running of a democracy,” he asserted.

Earlier, speaking to reporters, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad also slammed the central government for allegedly escaping  away from facing Parliament.

He said the government is deliberately delaying the session to “hide its corruption and failures on the employment and economic fronts”.

The Congress leaders cornered the government a day after their President Sonia Gandhi accused Modi of delaying the winter session on “flimsy grounds”.

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Tejashwi Yadav attacks Nitish, says Bihar turned into ‘monster raj’

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New Delhi, Aug 21: Reports of a woman being paraded naked in a Bihar town prompted Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday to allege the state has been transformed into a ‘jungle and monster raj’.

A mob attacked, stripped and paraded a woman naked in a locality in Bhojpur district on Monday suspecting her for murdering a man. A video of the incident went viral on social media. The mob also torched a few shops.

Read More: Woman stripped, beaten by mob on murder suspicion in Bihar

The clip also showed people making video clips of the incident instead of helping the victim.

Yadav tweeted: “What is happening in my Bihar? Today a woman has been beaten up and paraded naked on the road. You (referring to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Modi) have transformed Bihar into jungle and monster raj.”

Yadav said he was numb to see the “heart-wrenching video clip” of the women.

Presently, the woman is under police custody and undergoing medical examinations.

However, she denied her involvement in the murder.

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Hyderabad: BJP MLA Raja Singh under preventive custody

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Hyderabad, Aug 21: BJP MLA Raja Singh has been taken into preventive custody from his residence by the Hyderabad Police on Tuesday.

The Lawmaker was planning to protest in front of Police Commissioner’s office seeking the release of ‘gau rakshaks’ from police custody.

 

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BJP ministers spar over Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes

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New Delhi, Aug 21: Uttarakhand Tourism minister Satpal Maharaj and urban development minister Madan Kaushik fought over choosing a venue to keep former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes before the immersion in Harki Pauri.

Maharaj had recommended his Prem Nagar ashram as the venue, while Kaushik insisted that the ashes should be kept at Gayatri Teerth Shantikunj.

Shantikunj head Dr Pranav Pandya is considered as a close aide of Kaushik and Chief minister TS Rawat on Saturday announced it as the venue.

Citing BJP insiders, Hindustan Times reported that the Maharaj faction conveyed its displeasure to party Uttarakhand in-charge Shyam Jaju and the CMO.

Following this, at midnight, the information department issued a press release, stating City Sports Stadium will be the venue, where Vajpayee’s ashes will be kept.

“The change of venue at the last moment was not apt, when several functions, be it religious, spiritual, social or political, are held at Prem Nagar ashram,” Maharaj asserted.

“Kaushik arrived last evening at my ashram. We both held talks but I can’t divulge more as other senior party leaders were also there,” he added.

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