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Trivendra Rawat sworn-in as Uttarakhand CM

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Dehradun, March 18, 2017: Long-time Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak Trivendra Singh Rawat on Saturday takes oath as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah along with senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda and Uma Bharti attended the grand ceremony at the Parade Grounds here.

Rawat was sworn in as the ninth Chief Minister of the hill state.

Meanwhile, Satpal Maharaj, Prakash Pant, Harak Singh Rawat, Yashpal Arya, Subodh Unilya, Rekha Arya, Dr Dhan Singh Rawat and  Madan Kaushik sworn in as Uttarakhand cabinet ministers.

A former associate of Modi, Rawat was Agriculture Minister in the previous BJP government in Uttarakhand, which was carved out of Uttar Pradesh in 2000.

Elected from Doiwala, where he defeated Congress’s Hira Singh Bisht with a margin of over 24,000 votes, Rawat is widely regarded in the party for his organisational skills.

In the assembly polls, the BJP stunned the Congress by winning 57 of the 70 seats in Uttarakhand.

Rawat will be the fifth BJP Chief Minister in the state. The party formed its first government in the state in 2000 with Nityanand Swami as the first Chief Minister.

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Congress disagrees with Salman Khurshid’s remarks

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New Delhi, April 24: The Congress on Tuesday disagreed with “Muslims Blood” remark of Salman Khurshid in toto.

Addressing a press conference, party leader PL Punia said: “Congress disagrees with the statement of Salman Khurshid in toto”.

“Everyone must know that both prior and post-independence Congress is the only party which has worked towards building an egalitarian society by carrying all sections of ppl together as also religious and ethnic minorities”, he added.

Responding to a question at an event organized in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Monday, Khurshid had said, “I am a part of Congress so let me accept that we have the blood of Muslims on our hands. I am telling you this; we are ready to show the blood on our hands so that you understand that you too must not get blood on your hands.”

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Tejashwi Yadav slams NITI Aayog chief over Bihar remark

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Patna, April 24: Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday slammed NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant’s statement blaming the state for India’s backwardness, saying the remark has exposed the mindset of “babus” in the Modi-led government.

“Bihar and Bihari’s pay equal taxes, contribute equally or more in govrnance and nation building. Bihar gave 33 MPs to NDA, seven Union Ministers from Bihar, both State and Centre governments are of same party and alliance. But still these Babus say Bihar is backward…” the former Deputy Chief Minister tweeted.

Tejashwi Yadav, who is the younger son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, said that if Bihar was backward especially on social indicators as claimed by then NITI Aayog, then Prime Minister Narendra Modi should grant a special category status to the state for its development.

“Modi has failed to grant special category status or special packages promised by him. Four years have passed, but nothing has happened so far, except ‘jumlas’ (hollow words),” he said.

Tejaswi Yadav said the people of Bihar had been betrayed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government.

While delivering the first Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Memorial Lecture in Jamia Millia Islamia University, Kant said on Monday: “Eastern part of India particularly states like Bihar, UP, Chattisgarh, MP, and Rajasthan are keeping India backward especially on social indicators. While we have improved on ease of doing business, we have remained backward on human development index.”

Kant further said that India was still 131 out of 188 countries in the Human Development Index (HDI).

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Beti Bachao, BJP ke logon se bachao: Rahul Gandhi targets Modi at Save the Consitution rally

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New Delhi, April 23: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi stating that earlier slogan was Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao. But Now, PM will say is ‘Beti Bachao, BJP ke logon se bachao’.

Addressing save the Constitution rally, Gandhi said: “In his book “Karmayog”, PM Modi justifies manual scavenging by calling it a “spiritual experience” for the Valmiki community. This speaks volumes about his anti-Dalit mindset.

“The Congress Party will stand together to protect the interests of Dalits and other weaker sections of the society wherever the BJP & RSS attacks them”, he added.

Gandhi further stated “we will never allow the BJP & RSS to destroy our Constitution. The people of India will speak their “Mann ki Baat” in 2019″.

“Our institutions were gifted to us by our Constitution. The Modi Govt is now destroying these institutions by appointing RSS ideologues to occupy important positions”.

Taking a jibe at the Prime Minister, the Congress leader said Narendra Modi is only interested in Narendra Modi. Electoral victory is his only focus.

The Congress on Monday launched “Save The Constitution campaign” at the Talkatora Stadium in the national capital.

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