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Sakshi Maharaj breaks moral code of conduct; blames Muslims for population rise

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Meerut, January 7: While Supreme Court of India ruled out this week that no politician or political party would be allowed to seek vote in the name of religion, BJP’s MP Sakshi Maharaj has sparked a fresh row of controversy by blaming Muslims for population boom in the country.

Sakshi Maharaj was addressing a public meeting at Meerut, Uttar Pradesh where polls are due in less than a month.

Addressing the public rally in election-bound Uttar Pradesh, Sakshi Maharaj said:

This population rise in not because of the Hindus. Population has risen due to those who support the concept of four wives and 40 children.”

Earlier this week, SC had said: Religion has no role in the electoral process—it is a secular activity.

He was here at the inauguration of a temple in Meerut and urged government to implement the Uniform Civil Code. Later on after the media reported the controversial statement, he clarified his remarks and said, “It was a gathering of ‘sadhus and sants’, where political workers were not present. I did not seek vote during my speech.”

The opposition parties have charged Sakshi Majaraj for violation of model code of conduct before election.

Congress has hinted to move the Election Commission to seek action against BJP’s MP Sakshi Majaraj.

Congress leader from UP, Akhilesh Singh demanded his dismissal from the Parliament and said: The BJP leader’s communal remarks are a trick to divert attention from promises made by PM Modi. He should be dismissed from Parliament and BJP should expel him from the party.

Another congress leader Tom Vadakkan said that BJP is trying to disturb the communal harmony in Uttar Pradesh with the objective of polarizing the votes in the assembly polls.

JD-U leader Pawan Verma said, “The Election Commission should take a suo moto cognizance of Sakshi Maharaj’s speech. But, more importantly, it is to be seen, what action the BJP takes against him.”

The ruling BJP however chose to distance itself from the statement of Sakshi Maharaj. Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said: This shouldn’t be seen as BJP’s stand. It is his personal view.

Though these remarks targeting a particular community in a poll-bound state could be personal of Sakshi Maharaj, but as a member of Parliament, he is representing a post for public. Bhartiya Janta Party needs to either choose to free Maharaj from the post or weigh heavily the “weight” of such comments.

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Truth will catch up with Amit Shah: Rahul Gandhi

Indians are deeply intelligent. Most Indians, including those in the BJP, instinctively understand the truth about Amit Shah. The truth has its own way of catching up with people like him.

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New Delhi, April 19 : With the Supreme Court dismissing pleas for an SIT probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said truth will finally catch up with BJP President Amit Shah.

“Indians are deeply intelligent. Most Indians, including those in the BJP, instinctively understand the truth about Amit Shah. The truth has its own way of catching up with people like him,” tweeted Gandhi.

At the time of his death, Judge Loya was presiding over the trial in a case related to the killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in an alleged staged shootout in November 2005 near Gandhinagar in which the now BJP chief was an accused. Shah was later discharged from the case.

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Arvind Kejriwal discharged in DDCA defamation case

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New Delhi, April 19: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and suspended BJP parliamentarian Kirti Azad has been discharged in a criminal defamation complaint filed by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and its then Vice-President Chetan Chauhan.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal allowed Kejriwal’s application for discharge, saying that there was not an iota of evidence that the DDCA or any official were personally defamed by his statement.

Chauhan, in February 2016, filed a defamation case against Kejriwal and Azad and accused them of defaming the cricket body by passing “scandalous” remarks.

Referring to Kejriwal’s interview to a news channel wherein he allegedly said that sexual favours were sought for selecting players, the complainant alleged that “false” charges were levelled against the cricket association.

The plea claimed that Kejriwal’s “false” statements were immediately endorsed and repeated by Azad.

The complainant said the accused (Kejriwal and Azad) had severely damaged the credibility and reputation of the complainant (DDCA) in the eyes of thousands of cricket lovers and citizens of India as well as internationally.

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Supreme Court verdict on Judge Loya case leaves many questions unanswered, fair probe needed: Congress

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New Delhi, April 19: Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said the Supreme Court verdict on Judge Loya death case has left many questions unanswered adding, there were discrepancies in the post-mortem report.

Addressing a press conference, the Congress leader stated “the verdict marks a sad day in India’s history. The Supreme Court verdict has left many questions unanswered. There were discrepancies in the post-mortem report, even in recording the name of the victim properly”.

Earlier in a day, the Supreme Court dismissed the petitions seeking an independent investigation into the death of special CBI judge.

Stating that the Congress reiterates demand for a fair probe into Loya’s death, Surjewala said the issue of criminality or lack of it can only be decided through an investigation.

“Loya’s sister gave an interview, alleging that he was offered a bribe of Rs 100 crore along with a flat in Mumbai if he were to deliver a verdict in favour of the accused”, he said.

His kin had publicly said that clothes had blood stains, especially near his neck, the Congress leader further said.

The ECG and histopathology report showed no evidence of a heart attack whatsoever. AIIMS doctor RK Sharma clearly stated that there was no sign of a heart attack and there was evidence that Loya was hit on the head by a blunt weapon,” Surjewala added.

Asking how there was no record of the judge travelling by train from Mumbai to Nagpur, the communications in-charge of All India Congress Committee (AICC) claimed that Loya had no security protection during his visit to Nagpur.

Surjewala said that there was no record of Judge Loya staying in the hotel and there was no reason for three judges to sleep in two beds during their stay when adjoining rooms were empty.

The Congress leader said ” the Post-Mortem was conducted without information and consent of any family member, adding there were discrepancies in recording the name of the victim properly.

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