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Nitish meets Sonia, calls for opposition unity to take on BJP

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New Delhi, Apr 20 : Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar today met Congress President Sonia Gandhi here and is learnt to have advocated unity among opposition parties to take on the BJP-led NDA.

JD(U) also used the meeting to call for a joint opposition candidate for the election to the President’s post and urged Gandhi to take the lead in the matter.

Its spokesperson K C Tyagi, however, insisted that the issue of presidential election was not discussed in the meeting and added it was his party’s view that a strong joint opposition candidate will be in national interest.

“There should a joint opposition candidate for the top Constitutional post and Sonia Gandhi being the leader of the largest opposition party should take the lead,” he said.

Kumar has already taken up the matter with leaders of the Left parties and received a good response, he said.

Another senior JD(U) leader said Kumar’s visit to Gandhi’s residence was a courtesy call as the Congress is the party’s ally in Bihar and also because Gandhi had been ill for some time.

“He did speak about the need for unity among opposition parties,” he added.

Kumar has been calling for forging an alliance of secular parties at the national level on the lines of the 2015 electoral grand alliance or ‘Mahagathbandhan’ in Bihar to take on the BJP-led NDA under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Congress is a partner in the Bihar government with Kumar’s JD-U and Lalu Prasad’s RJD, after the three parties contested and won the assembly elections as part of the grand alliance.

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Congress leader Ahmed Patel dies from Covid complications

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel passes away, tweets his son Faisal Patel

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New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Ahmad Patel died from Covid-related complications this morning, tweets his son Faisal Patel.

Ahmed Patel had tested positive for coronavirus on October 1. He was then admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon for further treatment.

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16-Year-Old Boy Held For ‘Threatening’ Yogi Adityanath, Sent To Juvenile Home

The 16-year-old boy had sent a WhatsApp message on 112 emergency number allegedly threatening the CM.

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A teenager has been detained for allegedly issuing a threat to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, police said.

The 16-year-old boy had sent a message threatening the Chief Minister on the WhatsApp number of the 112 emergency service on Sunday after which an FIR was registered at the Sushant Golf City police station, they said.

Police, however, did not divulge contents of the message but said it was for “threatening” the CM.

The mobile phone and the SIM card used for the threat have been recovered, police said.

“The boy was brought from Agra to Lucknow and later produced before the Juvenile Justice Board, which sent him to a juvenile home,” said Station House Officer Sachin Kumar Singh.

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Supreme Court Dismisses Ex-BSF Jawan’s Plea Challenging PM Narendra Modi’s Election From Varanasi

The Supreme Court of India rejects sacked BSF jawan’s plea against rejection of his nomination to contest 2019 Lok Sabha Polls against PM Modi from Varanasi

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Supreme Court rejects an appeal filed by dismissed BSF (Border Security Force) constable, Tej Bahadur, against the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, which had reserved its verdict in the case on November 18, upheld the Allahabad High Court judgment dismissing Tej Bahadur”s election petition against the poll panel”s decision to reject his nomination papers.

On May 1 last year, the returning officer had rejected the nomination papers of Tej Bahadur, a Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate, who was dismissed from the Border Security Force (BSF) in 2017 after he posted a video online complaining about the quality of food served to the troops.

The hight court had upheld the returning officer”s decision to reject his nomination.

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