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Public ire forced BJP to slash GST rates, says Akhilesh Yadav

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Lucknow, Nov 14: Launching a scathing attack on the central government, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said “anger of the people” forced the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to slash the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates. 

Addressing media Firozabad, the former UP Chief Minister said the revision in the rates of GST on many items was a result of the simmering ire among the people, which the BJP leadership had gauged.

Yadav also predicted that the electoral in Gujarat would showcase the mirror to the BJP in the upcoming state assembly elections and ensure that it was booted out of power after two  decades.

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.

The 44-year-old leader also stated that he would pay a visit to Gujarat post Uttar Pradesh municipal polls.

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

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Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, BJP MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari resigns

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New Delhi, June 24: Ahead of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Rebel Bhartiya Janata Party MLA and former Rajasthan minister Ghanshyam Tiwari resigned from the BJP on Monday. 

The BJP MLA sent his resignation to the party chief Amit Shah.

The five-time MLA did not share a very good relation with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

He was the sitting MLA from Sanganer Assembly constituency and attained victory in last election with a margin of over 60,000 votes.

Following his resignation, Tiwari will now join the ‘Bharat Vahini Party’ formed by his son Akhilesh to contest the Assembly polls, which are scheduled to take place later this year.

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Tejashvi Prasad to be CM face for 2020 Bihar elections, Says Manjhi

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Patna, June 25: Hindustani Awam Morcha supremo Jitan Ram Manjhi said Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashvi Prasad will be our Chief Minister face for the upcoming Bihar elections.

“If Nitish Kumar gives up CM seat and joins ‘mahagathbandhan’, then I think Tejashvi Prasad ji will be our CM face for 2020 Bihar elections,” he told ANI.

In February, Manjhi left the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for RJD-led grand alliance.

JDU and RJD fought in alliance with Nitish Kumar as its chief ministerial face in the last assembly elections in Bihar, while Tejashwi was appointed as the deputy chief minister post the elections.

The Rashtriya Janata Dal has already announced Tejashwi as its chief ministerial face for Bihar polls in 2020.

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To keep secularism alive, vote for muslim candidates: Owaisi

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New Delhi, June 25: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi said to keep secularism alive then fight for your rights, became a political power, vote for Muslim candidates.

Addressing a gathering in Maharastra’s Beed on Sunday, Owaisi told people “I want to tell you that if you want to keep secularism alive then fight for your rights, became a political power, vote for your (muslim) candidates”.

“If Muslims become a political power, secularism and democracy will be strengthened” he added.

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