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PM calls for commission for Muslims, but state BJP blocks quota bill

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New Delhi, April 17: While Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, at BJP National Executive meet in Odisha batted for upliftment of Muslims and said that ‘even Muslim communities have backwards, who are marginalised, and it was the duty of the BJP to take the fruits of development to them’, but BJP state government in Telengana protested the quota for the minority community.

The saffron leaders of the state rebuked the bill to hike quota for Muslims as a “trash paper.” On Tuesday the BJP said the bill has no legal and constitutional sanctity and would be “quashed” at the central government level.

“At the party level, we are going to utilise this as a great opportunity for BJP’s rise in Telangana. At the (central) government level, this will be quashed right at the beginning,” BJP spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao said.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has increased existing quota in jobs and education for Muslims from 4 per cent to 12 per cent. But the state BJP has condemned the decision as a means of communal politics.

On Sunday Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi had said in Orissa, “In many regions, there are Muslims who are backwards. The party and governments should ensure that they benefit from the new look backward commission which has been given a constitutional status.”

Under the leadership of PM Modi, the version of state government in Telegana is in complete contrast whatsoever. Recently saffron party boldly used the Hinduism as a poll agenda and won the pricey Uttar Pradesh election with the same.

BJP’s Rao said, “Religion cannot be a basis for reservations, and legally it’s not viable as both the Supreme Court and high court have capped reservations at 50 per cent.” he said.

He added the state government has been irresponsible and the bill has undermined the rightful constitutional reservation for Backward Classes. He also said that the BJP would launch a “massive agitation” against Muslim reservation.

All opposition parties in the state backed the Telangana Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes (Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutions and of Appointments or Posts in the Services under the State) Bill, 2017, except the BJP. Amid massive disruption from BJP legislators, the Speaker had to suspend all 5 BJP MLAs for Sunday’s special session. The saffron leaders carried placards and black scarves in the House.

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Manish Sisodia, Satyendra Jain discharged from LNJP hospital

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New Delhi, June 19: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and  Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Tuesday discharged from the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital. 

Sisodia was admitted yesterday after his ketone level reached 7.4.

Sisodia announced his recovery on Twitter before getting discharged.

“With doctor’s care and your blessings, I am recovering fast,” he tweeted.

“Yesterday (Monday), my ketone level was 7.4 and BP reached 184/100, which was leading to renal failure. But now everything is under control. If doctors allow I’ll try to be back to work today only,” the Minister said.

He was on an indefinite hunger strike for the past 7 days at LG’s residence against the alleged strike by the IAS officers of Delhi government.

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

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

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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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