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Pragya Thakur is back in news, so is Sonia’s foreign origin

The verbal attack came in the wake of Congress questioning the Narendra Modi-led government and repeatedly alleging that India has lost land to Chinese aggression.

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Bhopal, June 29 : BJP lawmaker Pragya Singh Thakur is back in news and so is interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s foreign roots.

“Videshi mahila ke garbh se paida hua vyakti rashtra bhakt ho hi nahi sakta (A person born out of the womb of a foreigner can”t be a patriot),” Thakur said on Sunday without naming Sonia Gandhi. In fact, she went on to invoke Chanakya to suggest that only a son of the soil is fit to protect his country.

The verbal attack came in the wake of Congress questioning the Narendra Modi-led government and repeatedly alleging that India has lost land to Chinese aggression.

“Where will patriotism come from when they have taken membership of two countries,” asked the BJP MP from Bhopal, referring to Sonia Gandhi”s Italian origin, something which the BJP had raked up in the past too.

While she strongly backed the leadership of Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, Thakur hit out at the grand old party, alleging, “The party neither has decency to speak, nor it has any culture. The party has no patriotism either.”

On Sunday too, the Congress had attacked the Prime Minister with the party”s chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala saying, “In 33 minutes of ”Mann Ki Baat” he did not take the name of China once. Why is the PM afraid of China?”

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Congress blames ‘toxic’ TV debate for Rajiv Tyagi’s untimely demise

“Till when will toxic debates and venomous spokespersons continue to kill sober and simple people? Till when TV channels will continue to run the TRP business through such debates? Surjewala tweeted

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New Delhi, Aug 13 : The Congress has blamed ‘toxic’ TV debate for the untimely demise of its spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi, who passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The Congress leader had attended a television debate at 5 p.m. and complained of chest pain soon after the programme ended. He then fell unconscious and was rushed to the Yashoda Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted, “Till when will toxic debates and venomous spokespersons continue to kill sober and simple people? Till when TV channels will continue to run the TRP business through such debates? Till when will divisive communal agenda continue to poison the soul of the country? Till when? #rajiv_tyagi.”

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, former party chief Rahul Gandhi and senior leader Priyanka Gandhi spoke to Tyagi’s wife and extended their condolences.

Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet, “Congress has lost a lion. We will always remember his love for the party. My condolences are with the family.”

“Shocked to hear about the tragic demise of Shri Rajiv Tyagi. He was too young and had a long life ahead of him. It is a big loss for the party. My heart goes out to his family & wellwishers. May God give them the strength in this hour of grief,” tweeted senior leader Ahmed Patel.

A resident of Ghaziabad, Tyagi was a member of the Uttar Pradesh Congress before becoming the party’s national spokesperson.

The Congress in a statement said, “We are deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Rajiv Tyagi, a staunch Congressman and a true patriot. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this hour of grief.”

Congress leader Jitin Prasada said, “I am shocked and deeply saddened by his untimely demise.”

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said, “I can’t believe that my friend Rajiv Tyagi is not with us any more. He was in a debate with me at 5 p.m. Life is uncertain.”

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Action against cops after Aligarh incident involving MLA

After the incident, about half a dozen BJP MLAs conveyed to the chief minister that they wanted action against the police officer who reportedly misbehaved with Sahyogi.

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Lucknow, Aug 12 : The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has suspended the station officer of Gonda police station, Anuj Kumar Saini, who was involved in an alleged brawl with BJP MLA Rajkumar Sahyogi.

Superintendent of Police rural Atul Sharma has also been transferred after the incident which took place earlier on Wednesday.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has asked the IG zone to probe the incident.

After the incident, about half a dozen BJP MLAs conveyed to the chief minister that they wanted action against the police officer who reportedly misbehaved with Sahyogi.

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MoS Defence tests positive for Covid-19

Union Minister of State for Defence and AYUSH Shripad Naik has tested positive for Covid-19, the Minister tweeted on Wednesday.

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New Delhi: “I underwent Covid-19 test today and it has turned out asymptomatically positive. My vitals are within normal limits and I have opted for home isolation,” Naik tweeted.

“Those who have come in contact with me in last few days are advised to get tested and take required precautions,” he said.

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