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Meghalaya: More than 5,000 BJP workers quit party opposing centre’s new regulation on cattle trade



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Meghalaya, June 8 : In a major setback for the Bhartiya Janta Party, more than 5,000 of its workers in Meghalaya including youth wing president of Tura city Wilver Greham Danggo quit the party opposing the centre’s new regulation on sale of cattle in the livestock market.

Danggo by criticising centre’s decision said government is trying to suppress the tribal and other communities who consume beef.

“More people are expected to resign from the party in the coming days, especially in the Garo Hills, for their anti-party activities,” state BJP General Secretary Bashailang Khongwir told news agency PTI.

Two senior leaders of BJP in Meghalaya, Bachu Marak and Bernard Marak, have also resigned from their post.

Earlier, BJP vice president John Antonius Lyngdoh said majority of party leaders are against the new rules on cattle trade which are affecting people of the state.

By adding further he asserted that we cannot accept the new rules on cattle trade and won’t go against our food habits; besides, the economic interests of people dealing in cattle trade and slaughter are put in jeopardy.

With the new rules on cruelty towards animals,  the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government has racked up controversy across the country which it should look after it for future perspective and harmony among the people as number of protests against it are being observed in several states.

Wefornews Bureau 


MNS Chief Raj Thackeray calls for ‘Modi-mukt Bharat’



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Mumbai, March 19: Hitting out at the BJP-led NDA government Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray called for a ‘Modi-mukt Bharat’. 

While addressing a rally on Sunday to mark Gudi Padwa in Shivaji Park, Thackeray said, ‘Today, we have to gear up for the third independence. All the political parties must unite to make Modi-mukt Bharat a reality.’

Voices of a “united opposition” attained even more momentum after the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) witnessed a big loss in the Uttar Pradesh by-polls.

If the Modi government was ousted and a probe is ordered into demonetisation, it may turn out to be the biggest scam ever since 1947, he said.

Quoting an ISRO report, Thackeray stated, “A large-scale desertification of Maharashtra is going on due to the depletion of groundwater. After Rajasthan, our state has reported the second highest rate of desertification in the country.”

The MNS chief said he was in favour of the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, but it should not be used as an election issue. “The Babri Masjid demolition case is in the Apex Court and it will be deliberately discussed in the forthcoming days to instigate communal riots,” he claimed.

“The Ram Mandir should be built, but it should not be used as an election plank to divide the society for the sake of winning votes,” he added.

Launching a potshot on Modi’s foreign tours, Thackeray said the prime minister was apparently visiting overseas to get “flour for pakoda” as the visits had not fetched any investments.

The MNS Supremo also questioned the Centre’s decision to accord a state funeral to Veteran Bollywood actor Sridevi in February.

“Sridevi was a great actor, but what did she do for the country that her body was wrapped in the tricolour?” he asked.

The media might have covered her funeral extensively at the central government’s behest to divert the people’s attention from the Nirav Modi-Punjab National Bank fraud case, he asserted.

The government was trying to control the media, judiciary and agencies like the CBI, Thackeray said, alleging that the media was under tremendous pressure from the Narendra Modi-led government.


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Dumka fodder case: CBI court to pronounce verdict against Lalu Yadav today




Ranchi, March 19: A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Monday is likely to pronounce verdict in the fourth fodder scam case, involving Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and 30 others.

The RJD Chief,  who has been admitted to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) after falling sick in the jail on Saturday, would not be present in the court, ANI reported.

On Saturday, the court deferred the verdict to March 19.

Lalu along with other is accused of fraudulently withdrawing Rs. 3.13 crore from Dumka treasury between December 1995 and January 1996, when he was the chief minister of Bihar.

Prasad is already serving a jail term of 13.5 years in three fodder cases and lodged in Ranchi’s Birsa Munda jail.

Apart from the RJD Chief, former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra and 29 people, including former IAS officers and some officials are also accused in the matter.


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Sidhu apologises to Manmohan for past remarks



Delhi: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday publicly apologised to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his past remarks on him, terming him both “a Sardar and also Asardar (effective)”.

“I want to apologise to Sardar Manmohan Singh with my head hanging down… I want to say that Sardar Manmohan Singh, what your maun (silence) has done, the noise made by BJP could not do so,” he said in his address at the 84th Congress Plenary session.

“I realised it (about UPA’s achievements) after 10 years, Sir. But, you will say it is better late than never. I wish to say something about your silence,” said Sidhu and went onto recite an Urdu couplet: “Parindon ki manzil milegi hamesha, yeh phaile huye unke pankh bolte hain/Wohi log rehte khamosh aksar, zamane mein jinke hunar bolte hain (That birds will find their destination, this is their wings strewn about indicate/But the actions of those who remain silent ring around the world).”

Heaping further praise on the former PM, Sidhu also said: “Sir, you can become an astrologer, you had predicted a 2 per cent fall in GDP and it did. And during your time, economy was galloping like a ‘Arbi ghora’ (Arabic steed). Now the GDP is growing at a turtle’s pace.”

“BJP people should listen. An Arbi ghora can become weak and old, but is much better than a pack of donkeys. It was like taking a dip in Ganga bowing in front of you. You are a Sardar and also Asardar,” he added.

When a BJP MP, Sidhu had called Manmohan Singh “a pappu PM” and that he may be a “sardar” but he was not “asardar”.


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