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Caught in cam: UP’s Minister fails to spell out full form of GST

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Uttar Pradesh, June 30: Uttar Pradesh remains top in all the headlines whether it’s criminal cases, loot cases or anything but this time a Saffron party leader stole the limelight, where the minister do not have even knowledge of its government’s major move.

Showing the reality of politics behind the curtains, State Minister Rampati Shastri failed to spell out the full form of GST (Goods and Services Tax) which is the major move of the Central government.

The bizarre incident was captured when Social Welfare, Scheduled Castes and Tribal Affairs Minister Shashtri was interacting with local businessmen in Maharajganj to apprise them of the benefits of GST Bill.

As per the reports of PTI, someone from the background tried to hint the minister but he failed to recognise the clue. After realising his mistake, the minister said that he knew the full form but was not able to recollect it instantly.

“I know the full form. I am going through all the relevant documents to gather more knowledge about the GST,” Shashtri told media.

This incident came to light barely a day after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Meenakshi Lekhi failed to spell Swachch Bharat in Hindi. Lekhi, during an event in New Delhi by Indraprastha Gas Limited.

She wrote ‘सवच्छ भारत, सवस्थ भारत’ instead of ‘स्वच्छ भारत, स्वस्थ भारत’. Later admitting her mistake, Meenakshi Lekhi reportedly said that she would not repeat it in future.

In a tweet, which was later deleted from her Twitter account, Meenakshi Lekhi had reportedly wrote: Aapka nazariya hai, hindi ८ class ke baad padhi nahi hai phir bhi koshish karti rehti hu seekhne ki autocorrect ka samay hai shukriya aage se ye galti nahi hogi (This is your outlook, I didn’t study Hindi after Class 8 still I am trying to learn. This is the time of autocorrect. Thank you. Will not repeat this mistake in future).

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PM Modi turns blind eye to anarchy in Delhi: Rahul Gandhi

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Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, June 18: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the BJP for their protests leading to a stalemate in the national capital, while accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring the crisis.

Gandhi tweeted “Delhi CM, sitting in Dharna at LG office. BJP sitting in Dharna at CM residence. Delhi bureaucrats addressing press conferences. PM turns a blind eye to the anarchy; rather nudges chaos and disorder”.

“People of Delhi are the victims, as this drama plays out,” he added.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday continued his sit-in protest at the Lt. Governor’s residence for straight eight days in a row, urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “give a nod” to the IAS officers to end their strike.

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday also continued its counter-protest against Kejriwal’s stir.

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Manish Sisodia hospitalised

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New Delhi, June 18: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was on hunger strike since June 13, was admitted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital in the national capital on Monday following a failing health, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

“Sisodia being shifted to hospital,” Kejriwal tweeted.

According to the reports, Sisodia’s ketone level reached 7.4, following which the decision was taken to move him to a hospital.

Late on Sunday night, Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who was also on an indefinite hunger since June 12, was also shifted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital due to deteriorating health.

In another tweet on Monday, Kejriwal said that Jain “is doing well”.

Jain and Sisodia were camping in the Raj Niwas along with

Kejriwal along with his cabinet colleague have been camping in the Raj Niwas, since June 11 protesting against IAS officers on de facto strike and seeking approval to the Delhi government’s proposal to supply ration to the poor at their houses.

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Ram Madhav’s close aide quits BJP

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New Delhi, June 18: As 2019 Lok Sabha elections are approaching, the resignation of a BJP member and close aide of party’s national general secretary Ram Madhav, Shivam Shankar Singh, has created a political buzz.

Singh, who worked closely with Madhav was a key member of the saffron party.

On Sunday, he wrote a post explaining several issues that led him to leave the BJP.

In his blog, Singh cited various key points such as Electoral Bonds , Demonetisation , Misuse of CBI and ED (the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate, Planning Commission Reports, GST, Petrol and Diesel price hike , messed-up foreign policy and others, that forced him to take a bold step of resignation.

For further reference to Shivam Shankar Singh’ s blog click here “Why I Am Resigning From the BJP“.

Meanwhile reacting to Singh’s resignation General Secretary AICC, Ashok Gehlot said it is an eye-opener for the Bharatiya Janata Party.

“Blog of Shivam Shankar Singh who supported BJP for many years n has quit it now is an eye opener for BJP. Its own ppl are fed up wd BJP’s propaganda, politics of hate, fake news, religious agenda, Polarization, National-Antinational, India-Pakistan debates”, Gehlot tweeted.

By profession, Singh is a data scientist. After studying economics at the University of Michigan, he returned to India and joined the BJP in 2013 to work for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election campaign.

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