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Whether Arun Jaitley allowed Mallya to escape from India on PM Modi’s order : Rahul Gandhi asks FM

Rahul Gandhi said Congress MP Punia Saw Arun Jaitley meeting Vijay Mallya and he must reveal whether Finance Minister acted on PM Modi’s order.

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New Delhi, Sep 13: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has categorically asked Finance Minister whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi had issued orders to Arun Jaitley to allow Vijay Mallya to escape from the country. While Congress leader P L Punia has thrown challenge to Jaitley, “If I’m wrong I’ll resign from politics.”

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided everything. Now Finance Minister Arun Jaitley should reveal it to the nation  whether Modi issued order to Jaitley  to allow  Mallya  to escape  from the country, ( सरकार में प्रधानमंत्री सब कुछ तय करते हैं। वित्त मंत्री जी हिन्दुस्तान को बताएं कि क्या उन्होंने भगोड़े को हिंदुस्तान से भागने दिया या इसके लिये उनको प्रधानमंत्री जी से आदेश आया था?),” the Congress president said.

“पहला सवाल ये है कि वित्त मंत्री भगोड़ों से बात करते हैं। भगोड़ा, वित्त मंत्री से कहता है कि मैं अब लंदन जाने वाला हूं। लेकिन वित्त मंत्री ने सीबीआई, ईडी या पुलिस को नहीं बताया। क्यों?,” Rahul asked.

Vijay Mallya and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were witnessed by a Congress leader having a discussion in parliament just two days before the fugitive tycoon’s flight to the UK, Rahul Gandhi alleged today.

“Arun Jaitley is lying, Congress leader PL Puniya witnessed his meeting with Vijay Mallya,” Rahul Gandhi said, a day after the finance minister rubbished Vijay Mallya’s claim that he had met him before leaving for London in 2016.

Even if  Mallya caught up with you in the corridor why did you not tell the CBI, ED that he’s going to flee, catch him? This is clearly a collision, there is definitely a deal. Finance Minister should clearly say what transpired and he should resign.

Presenting the foolproof evidence to the people of India, Rahul Gandhi said “Arun Jaitley is lying, Congress leader P L Punia witnessed his meeting with Vijay Mallya”.

“The Finance Minister has colluded in a criminal running away from the country. Finance Minister talks to an absconder, absconder tells him that he going to London. Finance Minister doesn’t tell CBI, ED or police. Why? The arrest notice was changed to informed notice. This can be done only by the one who controls CBI, Rahul Gandhi asserted.

“Vijay Mallya said yesterday that he met Arun Jaitley ji in the Parliament before leaving. Arun Jaitley writes blogs on all meetings but I don’t know why there was no blog by him on this meeting. He(FM)said that he spoke only a few words to him (Vijay Mallya), which is a lie,” Gandhi said.

Punia while revealing the minute details of the meetings, challenged Arun Jaitley to resign from politics, “I have clearly stated about this in each of my interview with media. There are CCTV cameras, we can all see that for proof. If I’m wrong I’ll resign from politics.”

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‘Corporate vultures eying small banks, merge Lakshmi Vilas Bank with govt bank’

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Chennai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) should take a prompt and correct action of merging the 93-year-old Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) with a nationalised bank, a top leader of one of the largest bank unions said.

“There are a number of corporate vultures that are circling the small-old generation private banks for a take over. These regional banks have their own tradition and culture and taking them beyond certain borders and expanding their size will result in failure,” All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) General Secretary C.H. Venkatachalam told IANS.

It is not known who brings the suitors for the south-based, regional old-generation private banks and for what purpose.

Referring to the voting out of seven Directors of the Lakshmi Vilas Bank, and the statutory auditors by a group of shareholders at annual general meeting held on September 25, Venkatachalam said it is time for the RBI to act quickly in the interests of depositors.

“The RBI should take necessary steps to merge the LVB with a public sector bank to protect the depositors, rather than looking out for suitors who may not be suited for the bank’s culture,” he said.

According to Venkatachalam, banks like the LVB, Karur Vysya Bank (KVB), Tamilnad Mercantile Bank (TMB), Karnataka Bank and others are largely regional banks steeped in their own tradition.

“Expanding them into unknown territories would result in trouble for them,” he said.

Citing the case of Kerala-based small-sized Dhanlaxmi Bank, Venkatachalam recalled that around 2008-2012, it made a loss of over Rs 850 crore as the top management brought it to serious problems in the name of modernising it.

He said with the intervention of the RBI, a change in top management, and strengthening its capital base, etc. and inducting some reputed people on the bank’s Board, Dhanlaxmi Bank turned around and earned profit.

As a part of turnaround, the bank closed down many of its branches in north Indian states, where inadequate controls landed it in problems, he said.

Venkatachalam said for the past two years, the Dhanlaxmi Bank is making profits with the profit for last fiscal being Rs 65 crore – the highest since the bank’s inception.

He pointed out the Kumbakonam-based City Union Bank, which is operating steadily, as an example of a well-run, small-sized old generation bank which was started in 1904.

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Agri laws are death sentence for farmers: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress party is also protesting against the farm laws across the country.

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New Delhi, Sep 28 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that the agriculture-related laws are a “death sentence” for farmers whose voice has been crushed both inside and outside Parliament.

“The agriculture laws are a death sentence to our farmers. Their voice is crushed in Parliament and outside. Here is proof that democracy in India is dead,” he said on Twitter.

Gandhi tagged a news report along with his tweet that claimed that Opposition members demanding a division of votes were on their seats when the farm bills were passed in the Rajya Sabha, while the government said they were not.

Gandhi and his Congress party have been demanding that the farm legislations be withdrawn as they are not beneficial for farmers, who will be enslaved at the hands of private players and big businesses.

The Congress party is also protesting against the farm laws across the country.

The government has, however, asserted that the new laws will free farmers from the clutches of middleman and allow them to sell their produce anywhere they want at a remunerative price.

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Congress protests against farm laws in Goa, demands rollback

“If this is not a new ‘zamindari system’, what else is? Through this specious mode of contract farming, farmers will be left at the mercy of big companies, courts and bureaucracy in the event of any dispute.

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Panaji, Sep 28 : The Congress in Goa on Monday staged a protest at the Raj Bhavan here to protest against the three new agricultural laws and demanded their rollback.

In a memorandum submitted at the Raj Bhavan, Goa Congress leaders leading more than 1,000 protestors claimed the new legislations were “anti-farmer but corporate-friendly”.

Parliament passed the three Bills in its Monsoon Session. President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent on September 24 whereas the central government published it its gazette on Sunday.

“The biggest flaw in the contract farming law is that Minimum Support Price (MSP) is not mandatory. Once the mandi system is abolished, farmers will be solely dependent on contract farming and big companies will decide the price of farmer’s crops on their own,” claimed the memorandum signed by top Congress functionaries and addressed to the President of India.

“If this is not a new ‘zamindari system’, what else is? Through this specious mode of contract farming, farmers will be left at the mercy of big companies, courts and bureaucracy in the event of any dispute.

“In such a scenario, powerful big companies will naturally exercise their influence on bureaucracy and attack the very livelihood of farmers by engaging them in the legal intricacies and earn profits,” the memorandum said.

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