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Public ire forced BJP to revise GST rates: Akhilesh Yadav

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Lucknow, Nov 14: Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said the central government, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was forced to beat a hasty retreat on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates due to “anger of the people”.

Talking to reporters in Firozabad, the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said the revision in the rates of GST on many items was a result of the simmering anger among the people, which the BJP leadership had gauged.

“They are changing the GST rates so frequently because they know they will have to face the ire of the people,” Yadav said.

The 44-year-old leader also predicted that the voters in Gujarat would show the mirror to the BJP in the forthcoming state assembly elections and ensure that it was booted out of power after 22 years.

He also claimed that the BJP was in for a drubbing in the urban body polls in Uttar Pradesh as well.

“People have decided to punish the BJP for demonetisation and GST,” he said.

He also announced that he would visit Gujarat after the Uttar Pradesh municipal polls.

When asked to comment on the recent moves in certain quarters to thrash out a solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi dispute, Yadav said the verdict of the Supreme Court would be binding on all.

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Speaker accepts YSR Congress MPs’ resignations

The MPs had submitted their resignations on April 6 — the last day of budget session — to protest against the refusal of the Central government to accord Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh.

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New Delhi/Vijayawda, June 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday accepted resignations of five Lok Sabha MPs of the YSR Congress party.

The MPs had submitted their resignations on April 6 — the last day of budget session — to protest against the refusal of the Central government to accord Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh.

According to a bulletin from Lok Sabha, the speaker has accepted the resignations of the MPs with effect from June 20.

The speaker’s move came two weeks after YSR Congress Parliamentary Party leader Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy and others met her to convey that they stand by their resignations and urged her to accept the same immediately.

The other MPs are Y.V. Subba Reddy, Vara Prasadarao Velagapalli, Midhun Reddy and Y.S. Avinash Reddy.

As the Speaker on May 29 had requested the MPs to reconsider their resignations, they met her in the national capital on June 6 to submit fresh letters, urging her to accept their resignations.

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BJP Minister threatens police superintendent, Says you were appointed due to ‘Casteism’

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Pratapgarh, June 21: Rajasthan’s tribal affairs minister Nandlal Meena reportedly threatened the Superintendent of Police (SP) and asked him to work for the people of their caste.

In a gathering, Meena said “you have been posted here because of casteism, you have to support the people of your caste, or else we have other alternatives”, ABP news reported.

The Minister also allegedly made an alleged rape victim sit on the stage making her identity known. He has been witnessing widespread criticism for both the acts.

The whole incident is of Salamgarh district where a woman of the same tribe had alleged 5 upper caste men of raping her. The allegation was found baseless in police probe as rape was not confirmed in the medical test and the statements of the woman were also not convincing.

However, under political pressure, the police had to make arrest of two people and applied section 354, instead of 376, which had angered Meena and he threatened the SP, who was of the same caste as that of the victim and the minister.

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Kamal Haasan meets Sonia Gandhi

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New Delhi, June 21: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, who has formed a new political party Makkal Needhi Maiam, on Thursday met United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in the national capital 

Informed sources described the meeting that took place at the residence of Sonia Gandhi as a “courtesy call”.

Kamal Haasan had on Wednesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed the situation in Tamil Nadu.

He had also met Election Commission officials and expressed confidence that the process of registration of his political party will be done in around a week’s time.

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