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Kapil Sibal, Mocks FM Arun Jaitley For His Press Conference

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Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha M.P. Kapil Sibal reacting to a press conference by Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley wondered why the Finance Minister chose to put out a five year vision on the economy, after more than three and half years of NDA rule.

Mocking at the timing of the press conference, Sibal said, “It is most unfortunate that the Finance Minister has chosen a time for a five year plan for the economy, normally given when the government assumes power” and said that he “was surprised that such a press conference was  scheduled by the government after being in power for three and half years”. He linked the timing of the press conference with the impending Gujarat assembly elections saying ” that there is an ulterior motive behind this” as this is happening just before the Gujarat assembly elections when the ground seems to be slipping from the BJP in the state.

Sibal mocked Jaitley by saying that like the Prime Minister, the Finance Minister is also trying to sell yet another dream to the people of India little realising that dream sold earlier have fallen apart.

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DMK protests against Tamil Nadu Governor, Stalin detained

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Chennai, June 23: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Saturday staged a protest against Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit.

During agitation DMK working President MK Stalin was detained by the state police.

He told media “Protest is against Guv’s interference in federal structure”.

On Thursday, around 192 DMK cadres were detained in Trichy while they were holding a black-flag protest against Governor.

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Lalu Yadav’s provisional bail extended till July 3

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Ranchi, June 22: The Ranchi Court on Friday extended a provisional bail of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav till 3rd July.

Besides this, the court fixed June 29 to hear the plea of extending the bail period.

Earlier in the month, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief returned to Patna from Mumbai, where was undergoing treatment for his heart-related problem.

However, he was brought to Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai on Tuesday, following chest pain and low hemoglobin count.

On a related note, a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ranchi awarded 37 accused to jail terms between three to 14 years in April, in connection with the aforementioned case.

Among the 37 people, public servant O. P. Diwakar was sentenced to imprisonment of 14 years and a fine of Rs 2 crore; while 15 other public servants were given seven years imprisonment and a fine of Rs1 crore each.

The case was filed by the probe agency on April 15, 1996, in compliance with the orders of the Patna High Court.

It involves fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 34.91 crore from the treasury of Bihar’s Dumka between 1991 and 1996.

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Kejriwal attacks Modi, Says How can PM deny time to elected CM

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New Delhi, June 22: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for denying time to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and termed it “unprecedented high-handedness”.

Kejriwal raised the issue while referring to a media report on Twitter which claimed that the Prime Minister’s Office has refused an appointment to the Kerala Chief Minister for the fourth time in a row.

“How can duly elected Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan be denied time by the Prime Minister. They wanted to discuss important issue of ration concerning poor people. The Prime Minister refusing to meet a Chief Minister for four times in a row! Unprecedented high-handedness. Whither federalism?” Kejriwal tweeted.

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