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Scare of Gujarat defeat led to GST slash, Shiv Sena hits out at BJP

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New Delhi, Nov 13: Taking a jibe at its key ally, Shiv Sena said “scare of defeat looming large” on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Gujarat Assembly elections prompted the GST council to slash the indirect tax on over 200 items.

Sena  in the party mouthpieces ‘Saamana’ and ‘Dopahar Ka Saamana’ asserted ” The BJP, which till the other day proclaimed arrogantly that there would be “no change in the GST taxation regime, all the people in the country are supporting it”, has suddenly “bowed before growing public ire” and resorted to the reduction in GST on so many items at one go.

Now, the very same BJP is beating drums that this (reduction) would benefit the common traders, businessman and the masses, and is eyeing the political dividends in the crucial  Gujarat elections.

“Why did they (BJP) suddenly yield? Because of the massive opposition it is facing in Gujarat… Villages after villages are boycotting BJP, its President Amit Shah is campaigning on the streets, press conferences are being disrupted, campaign posters are being ripped off, even Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to address some 50 rallies in his home state,” the Sena stated.

In a bid to clinch the elections, needless to say a lot of money will be thrown , just like in the October 2014 assembly polls in Maharashtra, Union Cabinet Ministers and Chief Ministers of all BJP-ruled states would camp in Gujarat for days, “leaving governance to the gods”.

“The top economists in the country including ex-PM Manmohan Singh have said how, like demonetization, even GST has hit the economy badly. But, all opponents were dubbed as traitors. The BJP, which used to scorn, ‘Who is Manmohan Singh’ has finally been brought on its knees by the people of Gujarat on election-eve,” the Sena noted.

The edit added it’s an acknowledged fact that GST led to  high inflation and the common masses have been seriously affected, yet there are some proponents who have been praising all this – “These are the real enemies of the country… They have indulged in financial irregularities and dumped the economy into a ditch. They should be booked and tried under the law”.

The Sena said the India belongs to the small traders as much as it belongs to big industrialists like the Adanis, and whenever the interests and livelihood of the masses are undermined, it (Sena) would stand up against the Modi-led government, as it did during note ban and later the GST.

“During the past four months of the GST regime, the small businessmen have suffered big losses, businesses have shut down, many jobs have been lost, they have been beaten up for opposing GST, and the effect of all would be seen in the elections… The PM’s 50 public meetings or the rainfall of cash will not get them votes… We salute all the people of Gujarat for making the BJP scrape before it,” the Sena said.

Concluding the sensational edit sena stated “Gujarat Me Fati, to GST Ghati'” (Scare in Gujarat, led to GST slash)”

Wefornews Bureau 

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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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