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Insulting question by TV anchor led to planning of PoK surgical strikes:Manohar parrikar

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Speaking before an industrialists gathering in Panaji the former defence minister Manohar parrikar said that the surgical strike was result of an insulting question asked by a journalist to Rajyawardhan rathore during Myanmar anti insurgency operation.

According to Indian Express, Parrikar said I felt insulted….A small terrorist organisation of 200 people killing 18 Dogra soldiers was an insult to the Indian Army and we sat in the afternoon and sat in the evening and worked out the (plan of) first surgical strike which was conducted on 8th June morning in which about 70-80 terrorists were killed (along the India-Myanmar border).”

While discussing about the operation he said that it was a very succesfull strike and the only instance of an injury was a leech attaching itself to a soldier’s leg. Contrary to some reports, no helicopters were used.

Speaking about the preparation of Surgical strike on India-Pkaistan border the former defence minister said “one question (from media) hurt me.Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, an ex-Armyman, was on TV and he was explaining about all kinds of search operations. An anchor asked him ‘would you have the courage and capability of doing the same on the western front”.

“I listened very intensely but decided to answer when the time came. The starting of September 29 (2016) surgical strike on the western border was 9th of June, 2015….We planned 15 months in advance Parriakr added.

However criticising Parrikar’s remarks the former Jammu and Kasmir chief minister Omar abdullah asked whether ‘we are supposed to feel safer with this sort of decision making.’

He tweeted “The SurgicalStrike had nothing to do with Uri. It was planned because a minister was asked “an insulting question”. What does one say!

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We will approach HC, SC for justice to Lalu, says Tejashwi Yadav

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Patna, Jan 24: The RJD on Wednesday said it will go to the High Court, and if needed approach the apex court, against the special CBI court verdict convicting party chief Lalu Prasad in the third fodder scam case.

“The CBI court’s conviction is neither final nor the last. We will challenge the verdict in the High Court,” Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav said.

He was speaking after Lalu Prasad along with another former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra was convicted by the Special Central Bureau of Investigation court in Ranchi in connection with fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 33.67 crore from the Chaibasa Treasury in 1992-1993.

It was alleged that the Rs 33.67 crore was withdrawn on fake allotment letters. This is the third fodder scam case in which the RJD chief has been convicted.

Tejashwi Yadav, former Deputy Chief Minister and younger son of Lalu Prasad, told media that if needed the party will approach the Supreme Court for justice. “We will go to the apex court for justice to Laluji, who is the people’s hero and icon of social justice.”

Tejashwi Yadav said: “Laluji lives in the hearts of crores of people, not only in Bihar but across the country and abroad. Laluji may be behind the bars after being framed under conspiracy by his rivals, mainly the BJP and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is also JD-U president. RJD will go to the people because their decision is bigger than any decision.”

“We all know that BJP has been conspiring against Laluji but we have full confidence in the judiciary, and Laluji will get justice soon,” he added.

Lalu Prasad is currently lodged in a jail in Ranchi after being convicted in a fodder scam case last December.

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20 AAP MLAs case: Delhi HC asks EC not to issue bypoll notification before Jan 29

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New Delhi, Jan 24: Delhi High Court today directed Election Commission not to issue bypoll notification regarding the disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs, till the next hearing which is slated to be held on January 29.

The court issued to notices to all respondents including the Election Commission on a plea filed by 8 disqualified  AAP MLAs.

On January 19, the poll panel sent its recommendation to the President for his assent to disqualify 20 Aam Aadmi party MLAs for holding ‘office of profit’.

Following this, President Ram Nath Kovind disqualified 20 AAP MLAs for holding Office of Profit.

After this the MLAs have challenged the EC’c recommendation in the Delhi High Court.

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Please tell Davos about wealth disparity in India: Rahul to Modi

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New Delhi, Jan 23: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday in a jibe asked him to inform the top global forum “why one per cent of India’s population gets 73 per cent of its wealth?”.

“Dear PM, welcome to Switzerland! Please tell DAVOS why 1% of India’s population gets 73% of its wealth? I’m attaching a report for your ready reference,” Gandhi tweeted.

Gandhi attached a new survey by international rights group Oxfam in which it is mentioned that India’s richest one per cent garnered as much as 73 per cent of the total wealth generated in the country in 2017.

The report’s findings are in line with those of similar studies including the one published by renowned economists Lucas Chancel and Thomas Piketty last July, and give credence to the theory that the rich have disproportionately benefited from liberalisation while others have been left struggling.

Modi on Tuesday attended the WEF in Davos, Switzerland and gave the opening plenary speech. He is the first Prime Minister from India to participate in a forum meeting in two decades after the then Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda in 1997.

He interacted with 120 members of the International Business Council, which is a part of the WEF.

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