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Gundaraj thrives on Day 1 of Adityanath; BSP leader Mohd Shami shot dead in Allahabad

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UttarPradesh, March 20: BSP leader Mohammad Shami is shot dead in Allahabad district on late Sunday night after UP CM Yogi Adityanath took his oath as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.

The murder was carried by bike-borne assailants who opened fire on Mohd Shami in Mau Aima area.

Shami had moved from the Samajwadi Party to the BSP right before this year’s Assembly elections.

He died after being reportedly shot at five times. According to the sources, a case has been registered against local leaders linked to BJP.

The Samajwadi Party condemned the murder of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader in Allahabad.

We would request the Uttar Pradesh government that no compromise should be done in terms of law and order,” Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal told ANI.

“Earlier when such incidents used to take place during the Samajwadi party regime, the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) used to dub our administration as ‘Gundaraj’. Now their government has come in power and we can see the results,” Agarwal asserted.

In the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Shami had contested against six times winner from the Kunda constituency Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya.

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Delhi: Fire breaks out at Narela shoe factory

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New Delhi, Feb 19: A fire broke at a shoe factory in Delhi on Tuesday morning.

The blaze, that broke out at 3.15 a.m., spread across three floors of the factory located in the Narela industrial area. Twelve fire tenders were present at the spot.


Fire fighting operations are currently underway to douse off the flames.

No casualties have been reported so far.

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My phone is being tapped: Mamata

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Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that her phone is being tapped by Central agencies.

While reacting to the terror attack on the CRPF convoy in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the Trinamool Congress chief levelled the charge of phone tapping against the Narendra Modi-led Central government.

“The Government had inputs from intelligence agencies on February 8 that such attacks might happen before elections. Why no action was taken? Why was the convoy of 78 vehicles allowed?…I also have intelligence reports that my phone is always tapped, as you all know,” she said.

Mamata also accused several Hindutva organisations including the RSS of hatching a conspiracy in the wake of the Pulwama attack to create divisions in the country, including in her state.

“In Hooghly’s Srerampore, they intervened in a community celebration. RSS workers are outsiders and they do not belong to Bengal. They are creating a riot like situation between Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians.

Banerjee said it’s a ploy to spread communal violence.

“It is a gameplan to spread communal violence. No one should fall in this trap. I have also heard that the RSS are forcing people to wear burqa and pose as child lifters.

“Rumours are being spread and some incidents have taken place in Kolkata as well. This is being done by the RSS, the BJP and the VHP, they only spread violence.”

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Akalis-BJP want privilege motion, sedition case against Sidhu

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Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) Upping the ante against Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Akali Dal and the BJP on Monday urged the Assembly Speaker to initiate a privilege motion against him for his comments in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.

In a letter to Speaker Rana K.P. Singh, the Shiromani Akali Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party legislators said that Sidhu’s statements defending Pakistan after the killing of 49 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers in the Pulwama attack on February 14 was a breach of privilege of a unanimous resolution moved by the Assembly in this regard.

“Navjot Sidhu spoke against the very essence of the resolution passed by the Vidhan Sabha on the same day by giving a clean chit to the Pakistan government. This was not a one off event. Mr Sidhu has continued to defend the Pakistan establishment and has now even become the voice of Pakistan’s ISI agency worldwide.

“This, as per rules, is a gross breach of privilege of the august House and you, Speaker Sahib, as its custodian, must initiate privilege proceedings against Mr Navjot Sidhu immediately,” the letter said.

The Assembly saw acrimonious scenes between Sidhu and SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia. Both leaders exchanged barbs, called each other names and gestured angrily while being just 2-3 feet feet away as the SAD-BJP legislators demanded action against Sidhu for his “insensitive” comments after the Pulwama attack.

“The SAD-BJP members initiated corrective action because of the grave nature of the act which was bringing disrepute to the Vidhan Sabha and on all its members by their very association with it. It was decided to table a resolution today urging the centre to declare Pakistan a terrorist state and the need to take the strictest possible action against the Pakistan government and its terror machine,” the letter stated.

Talking to media here, five-time Chief Minister and SAD patron Parkash Singh Badal demanded that a sedition case be registered against Sidhu for his comments.

Badal also sought Sidhu’s expulsion from the Punjab cabinet for giving a clean chit to Pakistan and its intelligence agencies in the Pulwana terror attack case.

“Navjot Sidhu had committed an anti-national act by stating Pakistan could not be held responsible for the act of terror despite the Pakistan government’s open patronage and support to the Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit which has claimed responsibility for the same. A sedition case should be registered against him and he should be proceeded against immediately,” he demanded.

Badal said it was strange that while Congress President Rahul Gandhi had condemned Pakistan, his party’s minister in Punjab was defending Pakistan’s terrorist acts on Indian soil.

“The Congress party should make an example of Sidhu or so that in future no elected representative can ever indulge in any act which comprises the security of the nation and disrespects our armed forces personnel,” he added.

Majithia said the entire country was one in grief after the Pulwana attack but Sidhu was speaking differently.

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