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Tejashwi will buy 10 lakh firearms to promote crime in Bihar: Fadnavis

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Taking a dig at RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav’s promise of 10 lakh jobs, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reacted sharply on Monday and said that Tejashwi will purchase 10 lakh tamanche (firearms) and will distribute them among his supporters and unemployed youths to promote kidnappings, looting and robberies in Bihar.

Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday said that there are over 10 lakh jobs vacant in various government departments. These posts will be filled at the first cabinet meeting if his party comes to power in Bihar.

“When I heard the 10 lakh job promise of Tejashwi Yadav I discussed it with my colleagues. I was informed that he will purchase 10 lakh tamanche and he will distribute them among unemployed youths and RJD members,” Fadnavis said during the BJP’s ‘Youth Town Hall’ event in Patna.

“He wants to push Bihar into the era of his father and mother of 15 years ago when they developed Jungle Raj. At that time, crime cases were at their highest. This is his real strategy,” Fadnavis said.

“The people of Bihar know that era and they also know the current law and order situation in Bihar. Now, women can freely go out at night. The people of Bihar will not give them a chance to flourish here and form the government,” Fadnavis said.

“In the last 15 years under the leadership of Nitish Kumar, the state has improved immensely. They (Lalu Prasad) had opened Charwaha Vidyalaya (shepherd school) and the combination of Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi is responsible for opening IIM and IIT. We have AIIMS in Patna and another opening in Darbhanga,” Fadnavis said.

Newly elected BJP youth wing (national) president Tejasvi Surya said that Tejashwi Yadav is talking about jobs but he doesn’t know how to earn money through work.

“He represents dynastic politics. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Hence, he does not know how to do labour. On the other hand our PM Narendra Modi belongs to the ground. He was a swayamsevak in the early stages and reached the highest level. Similarly, our home minister Amit Shah was a block level worker and is now occupying the office of home minister. They know the pain of the common people. It also reflects the democratic structure of the BJP,” Surya said.

“Tejashwi Yadav doesn’t have the moral right to talk about jobs. He is politically unemployed and wants to come to power. As far as vacant posts are concerned, they will be filled as soon as the next government under the leadership of Nitish Kumar is formed,” Surya said.

Source: IANS

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Thinnest crowd, sans guest: Covid hurts RSS’ biggest event

Like other years, there were no ceremonial band playing or marches. Bhagwat simply offered his floral tribute to Hedgewar, RSS founder and did ‘Shastra puja’.

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New Delhi: The foundation day of BJP’s ideological mentor, thee RSS on this Vijaya Dashami has been unique.

The Sangh’s single largest annual event that usually witnesses hundreds and thousands of cadres systematically assembling at the ground to listen to the Sarsanghchalak was missing.

In fact, to Bhagwta’s own admission, this year it was the thinnest crowd ever — apart from the day of its inception.

This time the RSS annual event that takes place on a sprawling ground in Nagpur, took place inside an auditorium where a handful of cadres were seated with adequate physical distancing, given the pandemic situation.

“This is probably the first time in Sangh’s history since its foundation day that a RSS Vijaya Dashami program has been organised with such a restricted low number. We have done this keeping in view the COVID protocol,” Bhagwat said at the outset.

While he paid tributes to the front line workers who lost their lives fighting the virus and urged all to be mindful of the persistent threat, one couldn’t help but notice that there was no Chief Guest this year. It was also done amid the pandemic in a stark departure from tradition.

Each year, some one of prominence is invited to lecture on this biggest annual RSS event. Former President Pranab Mukherjee created a row when he agreed to be the chief guest of this event in 2018. Last year, it was HCL’s Shiv Nadar. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, and Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Gen V.K. Singh were also among the other guests present at the address. However, 2020 was an odd one out when no one special was invited.

Meanwhile, given it was a small inside arrangement, the stage too was very small in comparison to the mammoth stage that is erected each year on the ground. Only 4 individuals, including Bhagwat were present on stage this time — all wearing a mask.

Only 50 volunteers were allowed inside the Maharshi Vyas auditorium this year. “We are all aware that this Vijayadashami the celebrations are restrained in terms of numbers. We are also aware of the cause. To prevent community spread of Coronavirus social gatherings are restricted,” Bhagwat said.

Like other years, there were no ceremonial band playing or marches. Bhagwat simply offered his floral tribute to Hedgewar, RSS founder and did ‘Shastra puja’.

Though, the event is being beamed live each year, it was the main source of dissemination of the Sangha’s message this year, given no media access was allowed.

The event was beamed live on Youtube, Facebook and Twitter. Above 42,000 viewed it through Youtube while nearly 23,000 saw it on the Twitter account of RSS. In fact, while beginning to address, Bhagwat also mentioned those who were joining online.

This is the Sangh’s biggest annual event where the Sarsanghchalak chalks out the broader agenda for the year to come. This time, Bhagwat spoke extensively on the pandemic, Chinese aggression and how India must counter it as well as push for ‘swadeshi’. He also spoke against pro-CAA protestors.

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Covid cases cross 8-lakh mark in Karnataka, 10k recover

Out of 1,00,511 tests conducted in a day, 17,729 were through rapid antigen detection and 82,782 through RT-PCR.

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Bengaluru, Oct 25 : With 4,439 new cases in a day, Covid tally in Karnataka crossed 8-lakh (8,02,817), including 81,050 active cases, while 10,106 were discharged, taking recoveries to 7,10,843 till date.

“The death toll rose to 10,905, with 32 succumbing to the infection during the last 24 hours across the state, including 20 in Bengaluru, which increased its toll to 3,734 till Saturday,” said the state health bulletin on Sunday.

As epicentre of the virus, accounting for 50 per cent of the state’s cases, Bengaluru Urban district registered 2,468 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, taking its Covid tally to 3,25,773, including 51,672 active cases, while 2,70,366 recovered so far, with 6,759 discharged on Saturday.

Among the districts, Bengaluru Rural recorded 234 positive cases, Tumakuru 141, Mysuru 140 and Dakshina Kannada 139.

After Bengaluru, 415 were discharged from Hassan, followed by Mysuru 366, Chikkaballapur 233 and Dakshina Kannada 211.

Of the 939 patients in the intensive care units (ICUs), 432 are in Bengaluru hospitals, 61 in Ballari, 44 in Hassan and 38 in Chamarajangara district.

Out of 1,00,511 tests conducted in a day, 17,729 were through rapid antigen detection and 82,782 through RT-PCR.

“Positivity rate of the state has further declined to 4.41 per cent and case fatality rate to 0.72 per cent,” added the bulletin.

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Centre to seek Parliament’s nod for additional Rs 37k cr infra push

The second batch of supplementary demands for grants is generally presented during the winter session of Parliament.

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New Delhi, Oct 25 : Centre will seek the Parliament’s approval for additional spending of Rs 37,000 crore on infrastructure development in the second batch of supplementary demands for grant.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had earlier in the month announced that Centre’s capital expenditure budget for current fiscal has been increased by an additional Rs 25,000 crore from a level of Rs 4,13,000 crore provided for FY21.

Further, the Union government has also approved issuance of a special interest-free 50-year loan to states of Rs 12,000 crore for infrastructure development.

According to people in the know, the approval for these additional expenditure for infrastructure push will be sought from the Parliament through the second batch of supplementary demands for grants.

The second batch of supplementary demands for grants is generally presented during the winter session of Parliament.

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