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Watch: BJP MLA slaps toll employee in Bareilly

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Uttar Pradesh, 20 April: Yet again a BJP leader was seen misbehaving with a toll plaza employee. This time in Uttra Pradesh’s Bareilly, a BJP MLA Mahendra Yadav slapped a toll plaza employee and also thrashed him.

Earlier, a BJP MLA threatened toll employees to let 50 car convey pass for free in Rajasthan and this time Saffron party MLA Mahendra Yadav seen misusing his power in Uttar Pradesh.

These shameful incidents shows how the party MLA’s are so fearless and knows how to misuse their position without any fear of law.


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Former minister Padmalochan Panda joins BJP in Odisha

Panda, a three-time MLA from Simulia assembly segment in Balasore district, had resigned from the primary membership of Congress on October 7.

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Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 : Former Odisha Minister and Congress leader Padmalochan Panda joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday.

The former MLA joined the BJP in the presence of Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and state BJP president Basant Panda at a programme in Balasore district.

Panda, a three-time MLA from Simulia assembly segment in Balasore district, had resigned from the primary membership of Congress on October 7.

Welcoming Panda into the party, the Petroleum Minister said he has accepted the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah and his joining will further strengthen the party.

Panda was Minister of state for Fisheries and Animal Resources Development and Panchayati Raj departments from February 1999 to March 2000 during the Congress regime in the state.

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Congress mocks Modi for attempting to appropriate Netaji’s legacy

“Modi knows that the Sangh Parivar is bereft of any locus and had absolutely no role to play in the Freedom Movement. So, like a fish out of water, they are desperately trying to appropriate Netaji’s legacy and dragging him into politics,”

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New Delhi, Oct 21 : The Congress on Sunday mocked at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for attempting to appropriate the legacy of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and accused the RSS-BJP of trying to distort history.

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Azad Hind government formed by Netaji, Modi on Sunday unfurled the National Flag at the Red Fort and targeted the Nehru-Gandhi family for “neglecting” the contribution of nationalist leaders like Bose.

Countering Modi’s offensive, the Congress ridiculed the Prime Minister and flayed him for dragging Netaji and Sardar Patel into politics.

“The only reason that can be ascribed to the Prime Minister being in politics mode 24X7 and constantly making allegations is his desperation to try and appropriate the legacy of Netaji and the legacy of Independence Movement.

“Modi knows that the Sangh Parivar is bereft of any locus and had absolutely no role to play in the Freedom Movement. So, like a fish out of water, they are desperately trying to appropriate Netaji’s legacy and dragging him into politics,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi told reporters here.

“Those who do not have their own ideas and idols, and have zero contribution to the National Movement, are trying to attribute and appropriate the legacy of our Freedom Fighters, in an attempt to be perceived nationalist. Today, Modi desperately tried to do the same,” he said.

Rubbishing Modi’s allegations that the previous Congress governments did not follow the legacy of Netaji and Sardar Patel, Singhvi said both the leaders were completely against the philosophy of sectarianism and bigotry espoused by Modi’s ideological parent – the RSS and the Hindu Mahasabha.

Seeking to substantiate his assertion that the RSS had “zero role” in the Freedom Movement, Singhvi read out excerpts from then RSS Chief M.S. Golwalkar’s letter to the RSS spokesperson Krishna Rao Wadekar, asking the Sangh to stay away from the “Quit India movement”.

“Today, the RSS and the BJP are praising Netaji for his military endeavours to liberate India, but their ideological ancestors had done totally the opposite. When Netaji was revamping the Azad Hind Fauj in Japan and Gandhiji had given the ‘Quit India’ call, the RSS was hand-in-gloves with the British. The Hindu Mahasabha under Vinayak Savarkar’s leadership organised recruitment camps for the British armed forces,” said the Congress leader.

Singhvi also took a dig at Modi for attempting to appropriate Sardar Patel’s legacy, reminding the Prime Minister that it was Patel who had banned the RSS and held its ideology responsible for the murder of Mahatma Gandhi.

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PM Modi unfurls tricolour at Red Fort to mark Azad Hind Government anniversary

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Oct 21: In a lengthy speech invoking valour and recalling the contribution of the Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army) in the freedom movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that his government was committed to taking “big and bold” decisions and that the Indian Army was being modernised as per the dreams of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

Modi said that “even 75 years after Independence, Netaji’s dreams have not been fulfilled”.

“India has marched several steps ahead but it is still yet to reach new heights. To achieve this goal, we are going ahead with the vision of a new india, a new India which was imagined by Bose, at a time when destructive forces were attacking us,” the Prime Minister said during his speech at the Police Commemoration Day.

“It is the duty of every Indian to be inspired by Netaji, to fight such forces, to defeat them, and to contribute to nation building in their full capacity.”

He also blamed the previous governments for looking at the country with an “English perspective”.

“Our government is changing this,” he said, insisting that the country’s sovereignty was an important aspect of Bose’s vision.

Modi recalled Bose’s words: “With the power of weapons and sacrifice of blood, you have to achieve freedom and then when the country will be free, you will have to make a steady army for the nation, whose work will be to protect our freedom”.

“Today I can say that India is moving towards the creation of an Army that was visioned by Netaji. Josh, Junoon aur Jazba, these have been parts of our Army for long but now technique and modern weapons and equipments are also being combined with them.

“The strength of our Army has always been for self protection, and it will remain so in the future too,” he maintained.

Modi stressed that India has “never been greedy” for somebody else’s land.

“This has been our history. But whosoever poses a threat to Indian sovereignty will be answered with double strength. Several attempts have been made in the past four years to strengthen our Army.

“The best technology is being made available to Indian Army. This government has the courage to take big and bold decisions. And this will continue in the future too. From surgical strikes to making the Netaji files public, the decisions have been made by only our government.
The dreams that were envisioned by Netaji have been carried forward by only this government,” he said.

Modi was speaking at Red Fort, where in a departure from protocol, he hoisted the national flag to mark the commemoration of the 75 years of the establishment of the Azad Hind Sarkar, the government of “free India”.

The Azad Hind government was raised by Bose during the freedom movement.

Traditionally, the Prime Minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort on Independence Day, and in a first he did so on Sunday because soldiers of the Indian National Army faced trails by the British at Red Fort.

Modi also laid the foundation stone of a museum dedicated to the Azad Hind Fauj at the Red Fort.

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