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Mehabooba Mufti should raise ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ before assuming power, says Shiv Sena

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BJP’s ally Shiv Sena on Monday demanded that People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti should chant slogan ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ before assuming power as the first woman Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, asserting that raising slogans like ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ is a proof of nationalism and patriotism.

An editorial published in party’s mouthpiece ‘Saamna’ questioned the ruling alliance in the border state saying ‘Mehbooba’s links with separatists in Kashmir has always been questionable’.

The article further goes on to say that the PDP chief is sympathetic towards anti-India elements.

Speaking to media, party leader Sanjay Raut referred to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement that efforts should be made to establish the salutation of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ across the globe and the ‘mission should start from Kashmir’.

“I believe raising slogans like ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Jai Hind’ is definitely a proof of nationalism. It comes from within, there is no need for force. If your thinking has changed, then Mehbooba Mufti must raise the slogan before taking oath,” he said.

“It has been the nature of Mehbooba Mufti to be sympathetic towards Afzal Guru. These people are not ready to call him a terrorist. The BJP-PDP alliance has been formed in Jammu and Kashmir. An environment of nationalism has been created in the nation. Now, the question is whether Mehbooba ji will raise the slogan of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’,” Raut added.

Mufti is set to become the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir where her party, the PDP, is in alliance with the BJP. The decision to continue the alliance was taken following a two-month long standoff between the two parties over core issues, including the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

Mufti last week met J&K Governor NN Vohra to stake a claim to form a government in the state after PDP legislators unanimously elected her as their legislature party leader.

Read More: Mehbooba Mufti geared up to be first woman CM of J&K

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Adesh Kumar Gupta appointed Delhi BJP president, takes over from Manoj Tiwari

Former North Delhi Municipal Corporation Mayor Adesh Kumar Gupta replaced Manoj Tiwari as Delhi BJP President on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Party appointed Vishnu Deo Sai and S Tikendra Singh as State Party Presidents of Chhattisgarh and Manipur respectively.

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New Delhi: Former North Delhi Municipal Corporation Mayor Adesh Kumar Gupta replaced Manoj Tiwari as Delhi BJP President on Tuesday. After BJP’s defeat in the Delhi Assembly polls, the party had decided to revamp the Delhi Unit. Meanwhile, the Party appointed Vishnu Deo Sai and S Tikendra Singh as State Party Presidents of Chhattisgarh and Manipur respectively.

Under Tiwari’s leadership, the BJP had performed brilliantly in the 2017 MCD election and the 2019 Lok Sabha election, but in the assembly election under his leadership, the party suffered a humiliating defeat.

After the elections, the BJP held several meetings to ascertain the causes for its defeat in the elections in which the ruling Aam Aadmi Party posted a landslide victory for the second time in a row.

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China must respect norms, use diplomacy to resolve border issue with India: Top US Congressman

Eliot L Engel, who heads the powerful House panel on Foreign affairs, said, “China is demonstrating once again that it is willing to bully its neighbours rather than resolve conflicts according to international law.”

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Washington, June 2 : The US censured China for resorting to aggression along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India and not resolving the conflict as per the international law.

In the first comments from Capitol Hill on the ongoing tension along the India-China border, a top US Congressman — who heads the powerful House panel on Foreign affairs — has expressed “concern”, called China a “bully”, and “strongly” urged China to “respect norms and use diplomacy” to resolve its border questions with India.

In a statement late on Monday night, US Congress’ House Committee chair Eliot L Engel said, “I am extremely concerned by the ongoing Chinese aggression along the Line of Actual Control on the India-China border.”

“China is demonstrating once again that it is willing to bully its neighbours rather than resolve conflicts according to international law. Countries must all abide by the same set of rules so that we don’t live in a world where “might makes right,” he said.

“I strongly urge China to respect norms and use diplomacy and existing mechanisms to resolve its border questions with India.”

Engel, an influential Democrat Congressman, has long been a supporter of India. However, External Affairs minister S Jaishankar had cancelled a meeting with Engel and other Congress members in Washington DC last December, over Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal’s inclusion into the delegation.

In July last year, after US President Donald Trump had falsely claimed that PM Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate on Kashmir, Engel had spoken with then Indian ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla.

“Engel reiterated his support for the longstanding US position on the Kashmir dispute, saying he supported dialogue between India and Pakistan, but reaffirmed that the dialogue’s pace and scope can only be determined by India and Pakistan,” he had said in a statement.

During the call, Engel “reaffirmed that in order for dialogue to be meaningful, Pakistan must first take concrete and irreversible steps to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure” on its soil, the statement had said.

Last week, on May 29, Trump had claimed that he spoke to PM Modi about the India-China border, but sources in New Delhi said there has been “no recent contact” between the two leaders and the last conversation took place almost two months ago, on April 4.

Trump had claimed that he had spoken to Modi, who was “not in a good mood” about what’s going on with China. The US President made those remarks in response to questions at the White House.

“They have a big conflict going with India and China. Two countries with 1.4 billion people. Two countries with very powerful militaries. And India is not happy, and probably China is not happy. But I can tell you, I did speak to Prime Minister Modi. He’s not — he’s not in a good mood about what’s going on with China,” the US President had said.

That had been the only comment so far from the US on the ongoing India-China border tension.

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Congress flays govt on MSP hike, demands further increase

Jakhar alleged that in many states, the crop procurement was not done as per the MSP and farmers were forced to sell their yield in the open market.

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New Delhi, June 2 : A day after the central government announced increased MSP for Kharif crops, the opposition Congress on Tuesday flayed the move and claimed the farmers were being given too little and that input cost had not been taken into account for MSP calculation.

The Congress leader demanded further increase in MSP of different crops and an assurance from the government that the produce will be procured in time.

Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar, who raised the issue on behalf of his party, said: “Farmer is also a corona warrior but nobody cheered him for his contribution. Even the Prime Minister has left him at God”s mercy.”

The Congress said that due to reverse migration of farm labourers, the agricultural cost had increased in many states and government has neglected this factor while announcing the MSP.

The Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP) report is not in public domain and talk of agricultural reforms remains within the inter-ministerial group while the states — which are stakeholders — don”t even know about it, said Jakhar.

Jakhar alleged that in many states, the crop procurement was not done as per the MSP and farmers were forced to sell their yield in the open market.

“The government is not able to procure all farm produce, with a major chunk of its procurement comprising paddy and wheat,” the Congress leader said.

Earlier, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel said: “If this is going to be the government”s attitude towards farmers, their promise to double the farmers” income by 2022 will end up becoming another ”jumla”.”

“Forget about profit, this so-called raise in Kharif crops MSP won”t even cover their losses and debts,” he added

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday approved an increase in the MSPs for all mandated Kharif crops for marketing season 2020-21.

The highest increase in MSPs is for niger seed (Rs 755 per quintal) followed by sesamum (Rs 370 per quintal), urad (Rs 300 per quintal) and cotton (long staple) (Rs 275 per quintal).

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