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Rahul attacks ‘Saheb’ over Rafale, rupee, oil

Earlier, he has also slammed the BJP-led Central government over the falling rupee and the hike in fuel prices across the county.

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New Delhi, Sep 29 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale fighter jet deal, falling rupee and hike in fuel prices.

“See what wonders the Saheb (Modi’s) has done/ look at the Rafale murk/ the falling rupee, the rising oil,” Gandhi tweeted in Hindi verse.

“In Mumbai petrol at Rs 90.75, diesel at Rs 79.23 per litre. In Delhi, petrol at Rs 83.4, diesel at Rs 74.63 per litre,” he added.

The Congress chief has been repeatedly attacking Modi over the recent past on the Rafale deal, alleging scam in the purchase of 36 fighter jets from the French manufacturer Dassault Aviation.

Earlier, he has also slammed the BJP-led Central government over the falling rupee and the hike in fuel prices across the county.

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CM should have sacked me: BJP rebel Saryu Rai

Asked about his chances in the Assembly poll he said “the voting has taken place in my favour and it will be known on counting date December 23.”

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Ranchi, Dec 13 (IANS) Rebel BJP leader Saryu Rai on Friday resigned as Jharkhand Food and Civil Supply Minister and handed over his resignation to Governor Draupdi Murmu.

“Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das should have sacked me. BJP will not get more than 15 seats in the Assembly polls,” said Rai after resignation.

He said “there was no moral right to stay as minister. I had resigned from Cabinet on November 17. I had sent my resignation letter to Raj Bhawan through fax. Raj Bhawan cold not get my resignation letter. Today I personally met the Governor and handed over my resignation. I should have been sacked as I fought against Chief Minister in the Assembly polls”.

Asked about his chances in the Assembly poll he said “the voting has taken place in my favour and it will be known on counting date December 23.”

Rai was expelled three days ago from the BJP. He had turned rebel after the BJP put his ticket on hold.

Rai, a BJP leader for many decades, fought against his own Chief Minister Raghubar Das from Jamshedpur east seat.

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Congress accuses Modi govt of diverting public attention

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New Delhi: Amid the ruckus over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s ‘rape remark’, Congress party national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala accused the Narendra Modi-led Central government of diverting the public attention from the “ongoing unrest in the country”.

“You (referring to Modi government) are disrupting Parliament from working in order to divert the public attention anarchy spread in the country. You must know that women of this country want a decisive action against rape,” Surjewala tweeted.

“Rape in India is unacceptable. Listen to your own statement regarding rape. If this (statement) is right then you should apologise first,” he wrote.

The Congress spokeperson also tagged a video in which the Prime Minister was speaking on the same issue that no policy had been made to stop crime against women saying “they made Delhi a rape capital. They have no policy to stop such crimes”.

The Bharatiya Janata Party MPs on Friday demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi in Parliament over his remark on the most heinous crime against women.

Gandhi took a jibe at the PM’s pet project ‘Make in India and said: “Earlier, it was ‘Make in India’ but now it is ‘rape in India’…” in Jharkhand during a rally.


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Priyanka Gandhi questions PM’s ‘silence’ over economy

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New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday questioned the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its economic policies and thus keepings it’s pressure on economy even in the face of a discourse dominated by the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

She tweeted: “Inflation has reached the highest level in last three years. Common men are finding it extremely tough to buy materials that is needed for day to day life.”

“Income is zero due to the slowdown caused by BJP’s economic policies. But the Prime Minister of the country is silent on this.”

India’s economy has in the past few months seen a particular slowdown with GDP projections tumbling to 5 per cent and reports of job losses.

Soaring onion prices has only added to the government’s worry.

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