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Talk on Ram Mandir cancelled because JNU fears my arguments: Swamy

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New Delhi, Dec 6 : BJP parliamentarian Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said his lecture on the Ram Mandir issue was cancelled by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) authorities because they feared his “powerful” arguments in favour of the temple.

A talk by Swamy was scheduled to take place on Wednesday evening at Koyna Hostel in the campus under the rubric “Why Ram Mandir in Ayodhya”. The event was organised by a group of students on the 25th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition in Ayodhya.

In an interview to a TV channel, Swamy said the university feared him because he could articulate his arguments well and advised the Vice Chancellor of the varsity (M. Jagadesh Kumar) to “grow some spine”.

“I advise the Vice Chancellor to grow some spine… He can let us know (if concerned about security), we will make the arrangements,” Swamy said.

“(The) problem essentially was that the Left was threatened by my arguments…. the Leftist charge against us of intolerance is most ridiculous, to say Hindus are intolerant is even worse. The entire history is against this, look at the Parsis, look at the Jews, how they were looked after.

“Left is a fascist ideology, and they coin these popular terms hoping people will swallow it, but today people are not ready to swallow it because there’s a counterview,” he added.

JNU Students Union Vice President Simone Zoya Khan told IANS that the union — constituted of members from Left parties — had nothing to do with cancellation of the programme, which was organised by a few students “associated with the right wing”.

“The competent authority has decided that no talk will take place in Koyna Hostel, JNU on December 6. Hence the talk has been cancelled,” a note from senior warden Koyna Hostel read.

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Tejashwi Yadav attacks Nitish, says Bihar turned into ‘monster raj’

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New Delhi, Aug 21: Reports of a woman being paraded naked in a Bihar town prompted Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday to allege the state has been transformed into a ‘jungle and monster raj’.

A mob attacked, stripped and paraded a woman naked in a locality in Bhojpur district on Monday suspecting her for murdering a man. A video of the incident went viral on social media. The mob also torched a few shops.

Read More: Woman stripped, beaten by mob on murder suspicion in Bihar

The clip also showed people making video clips of the incident instead of helping the victim.

Yadav tweeted: “What is happening in my Bihar? Today a woman has been beaten up and paraded naked on the road. You (referring to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Modi) have transformed Bihar into jungle and monster raj.”

Yadav said he was numb to see the “heart-wrenching video clip” of the women.

Presently, the woman is under police custody and undergoing medical examinations.

However, she denied her involvement in the murder.

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Hyderabad: BJP MLA Raja Singh under preventive custody

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Hyderabad, Aug 21: BJP MLA Raja Singh has been taken into preventive custody from his residence by the Hyderabad Police on Tuesday.

The Lawmaker was planning to protest in front of Police Commissioner’s office seeking the release of ‘gau rakshaks’ from police custody.

 

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BJP ministers spar over Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes

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New Delhi, Aug 21: Uttarakhand Tourism minister Satpal Maharaj and urban development minister Madan Kaushik fought over choosing a venue to keep former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes before the immersion in Harki Pauri.

Maharaj had recommended his Prem Nagar ashram as the venue, while Kaushik insisted that the ashes should be kept at Gayatri Teerth Shantikunj.

Shantikunj head Dr Pranav Pandya is considered as a close aide of Kaushik and Chief minister TS Rawat on Saturday announced it as the venue.

Citing BJP insiders, Hindustan Times reported that the Maharaj faction conveyed its displeasure to party Uttarakhand in-charge Shyam Jaju and the CMO.

Following this, at midnight, the information department issued a press release, stating City Sports Stadium will be the venue, where Vajpayee’s ashes will be kept.

“The change of venue at the last moment was not apt, when several functions, be it religious, spiritual, social or political, are held at Prem Nagar ashram,” Maharaj asserted.

“Kaushik arrived last evening at my ashram. We both held talks but I can’t divulge more as other senior party leaders were also there,” he added.

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