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Press US for action in Indian engineer’s killing: Yechury

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New Delhi, Feb 25, 2017: Abhorring the killing of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in the Kansas city of US, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury today called for pressurizing the Donald Trump administration for quick action.

“We urge our government to put the strongest pressure on the authorities in the US to act upon this at the earliest, to ensure this is never repeated,” said Yechury.

Kuchibhotla, and two others were shot at by US Navy veteran Adam W. Purinton in a bar in Olathe in Kansas on Wednesday night.

Kuchibhotla was killed, Alok Madasani and American Ian Grillot was injured when Adam W. Purinton, a white who earlier served in the US Navy, shot them at the Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe, Kansas, on Wednesday night.

Purinton reportedly got into an argument with the victims and hurled racial slurs. He mistook them for “Middle Easterners” and yelled “get out of my country”, “terrorist” before shooting them.

Read More: Kansas city bar shooting kills Indian-origin man in the US

Referring to the 2015 lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq in Uttar Pradesh’s Dadri over rumours of beef eating, Yechury warned about jingoistic politics causing the tragedy.

He also referred to the hanging of two cattle traders in Jharkhand’s Latehar in 2016.

The hate-crime where two Indians in the US were told to leave the country is utterly deplorable and very sad, the Left leader said.

“We hope the other Indian injured in the attack, Alok Reddy Madasani gets well soon,” he added.

“It again brings to light the hurt that irresponsible and jingoistic politics causes. Such politics thrives on going after minorities and smaller groups based on identity, skin colour or faith,” Yechury said on social media platforms.

“There are no winners here,” he said.

Read More: MEA rush officials to Kansas city after Indian man’s killing; Sushma expresses shock

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Elections are about welfare of Madhya Pradesh People: PM Modi

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Shahdol, Nov 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that these elections are not about who would win or who won’t win, they are about the welfare of Madhya Pradesh people. 

“Pai-pai ka hisaab dena chahiye ki nahi dena chahiye? Ek hi parivaar ki chaar peediyon ne desh ko kya diya? Ek chaiwale ne chaar saal mein kya diya…Aao ho jaaye muqabala”, the Prime Ministewr said while ddressing a public meeting in Shahdol.

Earlier in a day, the Prime Minister had challenged the Congress to appoint someone from outside the Nehru-Gandhi family as party President for five years. He would then accept that Nehru had built a democracy legacy.

The Prime Minister’s attack came after Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s remarks while re-launching his book “Nehru: The Invention of India” on November 13 that a chaiwala became the Prime Minister because of Nehru’s policies and institution-building that provided for a democratic framework.

Modi said it will be good for the country if a person outside from the Nehru family became President of the Congress.

“I know it will be good when the country gets out of dynasty politics. But, they are not ready to give credit for this to the 1.25 crore people of this country that a chaiwala became the Prime Minister. They do not want to give credit to BJP and Modi. This is the result of their undemocratic thinking. For this too, they want to give its credit to Nehru,” he added.

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PM Modi snatched money of poor and gave it to few rich: Rahul Gandhi

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Deori, Nov 16: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, calling it the “biggest scam” of the country and targeted the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh over corruption and unemployment.

Addressing an election rally in Sagar district, the Congress Chief said during the note ban, Modi made hundreds of thousands of labourers, women and small businessmen stand in serpentine queues outside banks.

“Did you see any black money hoarders like Nirav Modi or Mehul Choksi queuing up?” asked Gandhi. “Through the note ban, Modi snatched the hard earned money of the poor and put them in his cronies’ pockets.

“In the last two years, unemployment has doubled and suicide rate among the youth has increased by 2,000 per cent.

Taking a jibe at Centre, Gandhi stated: “China creates 50,000 jobs per day, whereas, despite ‘Start Up India’ and ‘Make in India’ schemes, the Indian government creates only 450 jobs in a day”.

The Congress leader did not spare Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister either.

“Entire Madhya Pradesh knows the role of Shivraj Chouhan and his family in the Vyapam scam,” and added that over 100,000 government posts in the state were lying vacant while schools and hospitals were privatized and making them inaccessible to the poor.

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BJP is history changer, name changer, note changer but not game changer: Mamata Banerjee

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Kolkata, Nov 16: In a blistering attack, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party is a history changer, name changer, note changer, institution changer but not a game changer.

“BJP is history changer, name changer, note changer,institution changer but not game changer. The country is in danger.They (BJP) project as if they have given birth to the nation but they were nowhere during independence” Banerjee told the gathering.

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