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Rahul Gandhi: Achche Din will come when Congress returns in 2019



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New Delhi, January 11:  Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed Jan Vedna Sammelan by CWC at today at New Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium. The convention aims to discuss Party’s next move to protest against PM Modi-led demonetisation move and suffering caused to people.

Continuing his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of demonetisation, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the ‘achhe din’ promised by the BJP will come only in 2019 “when Congress comes to power”.

He said the demonetisation move was not RBI’s decision but a “personal decision” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and caused immense suffering to nation and country has gone far behind 16 years. Automobile sector growth purged to 16 year low. People of country are wondering when are ‘Acche din going to come’. I’ll tell them it will come when Congress comes to power again, said Rahul.

Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leaders for accusing Congress for its performance in 70 years, Rahul said: People of country know what leaders of Congress have done for the nation. We do not need to explain what we did or didn’t do for last 70 years. I can name state after state where Congress workers and leaders have sacrificed their sweat and blood. People of the country understand the blood and tears that our leaders have given for this country.

Speaking at the Jan Vedna convention of the Congress, Rahul Gandhi said the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh were undermining the constitutional institutions like Reserve Bank of India, judiciary and the Election Commission. This is what BJP has done under PM Modi’s leadership in 2 1/2 years we couldn’t do! In 70 years Congress have respected all the institutions in its tenure.

Rahul further added it is the first time in the history of India that post of Prime Minister of India is being ridiculed across the globe. . Prime Minister needs to spend some time with the poor, farmers of the country and ask them why suddenly people are running to villages.

He continued his guns against Prime Minister and said “Today I read in newspaper that PM will transform India. But PM needs to ask himself why suddenly auto sales have fallen?

Rahul sternly said voice of India cannot be curbed and Congress supports India’s Voice. When a judge sits he represents the spirit of the people of the country and We respect institution. Media is constrained under Modi rule and this is untolerable.

PM has broken back bone of Indian financial system with Demonetisation. PM Modi knows now yoga, Skill India and Make in India cannot save the Noteban flak.

He said My yoga guru told me one who practice Yoga can do padmasan but PM fails to do padmaasan, I have noticed.

Two and a half years back, PM asked everyone to join Swacch Bharat plan and the drama continued for a few days. Then came Make in India and Skill India and nothing happened.

Party spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil before the address said: There will be discussions. Every member will express views and share ideas. The party will also pay respect to all those who lost their lives due to demonetization.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other senior party leaders are also present at the convention.

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Rahul targets Prasad over pendency of cases in courts

Justice K M Joseph, overturned President’s rule in Uttarakhand in 2016. When his name was proposed for the Supreme Court, Modi ji s ego was hurt. Approval of over 100 judges, cleared for the Supreme Court and various High Courts are now on hold. #JudiciaryDemonetised(sic).



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Congress President Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad over huge pendency of cases in courts and shortage of judges, and charged him with “peddling fake news” instead.

His attack came after Prasad accused the Congress of hiring the services of controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica, accused of harvesting data stolen from Facebook, in previous elections.

The charge has been denied by the Congress, which instead accused the BJP of using the services of the firm.

Legal system collapsing under Pending Cases: Supreme Court 55,000+, High Court 37 Lakh+, Lower Courts 2.6 Crore+. Yet, a staggering 400 High Court and 6,000 Lower Court judges not appointed, while Law Minister preoccupied peddling fake news, Gandhi said on Twitter, using the hashtag JudiciaryDemonetised .

He also took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over delay in appointment of judges to the Supreme Court.

“Justice K M Joseph, overturned President’s rule in Uttarakhand in 2016. When his name was proposed for the Supreme Court, Modi ji s ego was hurt. Approval of over 100 judges, cleared for the Supreme Court and various High Courts are now on hold. #JudiciaryDemonetised(sic),” he said in another tweet.

The Congress and the BJP have been engaged in a slinging match between each other accusing the other of using the services of the controversial data firm.

The Facebook data scandal erupted after a whistleblower revealed that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to Trump’s 2016 campaign, accessed personal data from 50 million users of the website without their knowledge, and might have kept that data even after the social media giant told the company to delete it.

Prasad recently insisted that the Congress has used the services of Cambridge Analytica and said several media reports about the opposition party using the services of the firm had appeared in October and November last year and it never denied those stories till the BJP raised the issue.

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Fadnavis ‘sold out’ Maharashtra’s interests on IFSC: Congress



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Mumbai, March 24: A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed the Assembly that he would build an International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) here, the Congress on Saturday termed it as “an absolute lie” and accused him of selling out the state’s interests.

“This is an absolute lie and the CM is simply fooling the people of Mumbai and Maharashtra. It is clearly impossible to build an IFSC in the Bandra Kurla Complex since a business hub of this magnitude requires an area of at least 50 hectares as stipulated by international norms,” Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam said.

Accusing Fadnavis of having “sold out” the state’s interests to further Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Gujarat concerns, he demanded to know whether there is such a huge space available in the BKC to set up a world-class IFSC.

“From the CM’s statement in the assembly, it appears he intends to build another World Trade Centre at best and pass it off as an IFSC… This is like taking the people of Mumbai for a ride,” he said.

Nirupam pointed out that it was under the erstwhile UPA Government that Mumbai was selected to set up the country’s first IFSC on the lines of New York, London, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai or Tokyo.

However, this was shifted to Gujarat after the Bharatiya Janata Party assumed power in 2014, causing a huge potential loss of business to Mumbai.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had also categorically stated in Parliament that the proposed IFSC will be developed only in Gujarat and the country cannot have multiple such centres.

“This is the truth and all that Fadnavis is speaking now is to mask the truth and comtradicting his own party’s finance minister,” Nirupam said.

It was during the UPA regime that a special panel of the World Bank in 2007 had submitted a report selected Mumbai as the IFSC’s site.

However soon after the Modi government came to power, the IFSC was moved to the neigbouring state as ‘Gujarat International Financial Tec-City’ (GIFT), to the detriment of Mumbai, Nirupam added.

In fact, on January 11 this year, Reserve Bank Of India Governor Urjit Patel celebrated the successful establishment of India’s first ever IFSC at the GIFT City, in Gandhinagar.

Terming it as the first such IFSC in the world to be launched after the 2008 global financial crisis, Patel said the RBI is working closely with all the stakeholders on diverse subjects for the development of the GIFT city.

In October, the Global Financial Centres Index 22 listed GIFT-IFSC at the 10th rank – ahead of Luxembourg, Seoul, Abu Dhabi, Toronto and Beijing – of the 15 IFSCs in the world, and growing at a rapid pace.
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Fodder Scam: Lalu Yadav gets 14 years of imprisonment under two sections, Rs 60 lakh fine imposed



Ranchi, March 24: The special CBI court has granted 14 years of imprisonment (7 years under IPC and 7 years under Prevention of Corruption Act) to RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in Dumka Treasury case, both to run consecutively. 

Imprisonment of 7 years each has been given under IPC & Prevention of Corruption Act, both to run concurrently. Total fine will be Rs. 60 lakh. Sentence of the previous case to also run concurrently, said Prabhat Kumar, RJD Chief’s lawyer.

Yadav was pronounced guilty, while Former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra had been acquitted in the fourth Fodder Scam.

Judge Shivapal Singh on Monday delivered the verdict relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from December 1995 to January 1996 from the Dumka treasury.

The judgement, scheduled on March 15, was deferred four times.

Apart from the RJD Chief, former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra and 29 people, including former IAS officers and some officials were also accused in the matter, of which 19 were convicted and 12 acquitted.

Prasad is already serving a jail term of 13.5 years in three fodder cases and lodged in Ranchi’s Birsa Munda jail.


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