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‘Will be difficult for them to save face,’ Rajnath Singh attacks Congress on China issue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that the Opposition should be ashamed of seeking votes in Bihar when they want Article 370 of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir back.

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Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday attacked the Congress for ‘questioning’ the bravery of Indian jawans. Addressing an election rally in Patna, the senior BJP leader said that the Congress was spreading misinformation about India-China issue. Lobbing a challenge to the Opposition, Rajnath said once he makes a disclosure, those who are questioning the Army today will not be able to show their face.

“Some political parties.. Congress… are questing the bravery of our jawans. They are saying China has captured 1200 square kilometre of land. If I make a disclosure, it will be difficult for them to save face. And you all are educated people. You have been following the state of affairs since 1962 to 2013. As the defence minister, I take immense pride in saying that our jawans had made India proud.

The issue of the ongoing India-China standoff has surfaced several times in Bihar election campaign. In their first election rallies in Bihar before the first phase of Bihar Assembly Election 2020, both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi evoked Bihar’s pride of sending jawans to protect the country. The Prime Minister had said that the Opposition should be ashamed of seeking votes in Bihar when they want Article 370 of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir back. Rahul Gandhi also questioned why Prime Minister Narendra Modi denied transgression by Chinese Army.

On Friday, Rahul Gandhi shared a report which quoted Ladakh’s former BJP MP Thupstan Chhewang saying that the Chinese troops have further transgressed into Indian territory and occupied positions in Finger 2 and 3 of north bank of Pangong lake. The Centre has denied this claim and said it was fake news.

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I have lost a comrade, colleague and friend: Sonia on Ahmed Patel’s death

Congress has lost one of its greatest son. I am at loss of words at his death. May his soul rest in peace. May god give strength to his family to cope up with this terrible loss.”

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New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday while condoling the death of Ahmed Patel said she has lost a dedicated Congress colleague.

“In Sh. Ahmed Patel, I have lost a colleague, whose entire life was dedicated to the Congress Party.” she said

She said, “His faithfulness and dedication, his commitment to his duty, his always being there to help, his generosity were rare qualities that distinguished him from others.”

“I have lost an irreplaceable comrade, a faithful colleague and a friend. I mourn his passing and I feel deeply for his bereaved family to whom I offer my sincere feelings of empathy and support,” she added

Scores of Congress leaders condoled Ahmed Patel’s death, “It is very hard to come to terms with Ahmed patel Ji’s passing. He was a political troubleshooter par excellence & will be sorely missed by all. “Ahmedbhai” was also a close friend of my late father’s & a mentor to me,” tweeted Milind Deora.

B.K. Hariprasad said in a tweet, “Its very saddening to know about the demise of Shri Ahmad patel ji. Congress has lost one of its greatest son. I am at loss of words at his death. May his soul rest in peace. May god give strength to his family to cope up with this terrible loss.”

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Ahmed Patel’s role in strengthening Congress will always be remembered: PM Modi

A top strategist of the Congress and a most-trusted ally of its president Sonia Gandhi, Patel (71) died in the early hours of Wednesday.

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Condoling the death of senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said his role in strengthening the opposition party will always be remembered.

Patel spent years in public life, serving the society, Modi noted.

A top strategist of the Congress and a most-trusted ally of its president Sonia Gandhi, Patel (71) died in the early hours of Wednesday.

He was admitted to the Medanta hospital in Gurugram and had been critical for a few days. He had contracted COVID-19 and subsequently, developed complications.

“Saddened by the demise of Ahmed Patel Ji. He spent years in public life, serving society. Known for his sharp mind, his role in strengthening the Congress Party would always be remembered. Spoke to his son Faisal and expressed condolences. May Ahmed Bhai’s soul rest in peace,” the prime minister said in a tweet.

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Ahead of DDC polls, BJP targets Abdullahs over ‘land grab’

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New Delhi: Ahead of the District Development Council (DDC) polls in Jammu and Kashmir beginning Saturday, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad trained his guns on the Abdullahs for their alleged role in the Roshni scam.

Prasad alleged that the key leaders of the erstwhile state, including Farooq Abdullah, used their “influence and power for land grabbing”.

“In 1998, Farooq Abdullah had purchased 3 kanals of land but he encroached upon 7 kanals of land which were double the size of the purchase,” Prasad alleged while speaking to the media. He further said that under the Roshni scam, the name of Farooq Abdullah’s sister Suraiya Mattu has also appeared, who, the minister alleged, is also a beneficiary of 3 kanals of land.

“There was a conscious land loot by the powerful people of J&K who were getting benefits under the Roshni Act which was declared unconstitutional by the J&K High Court. This is low level politics by the powerful people of J&K and we condemn it,” alleged Prasad.

Prasad said the J&K High Court has declared the Roshni Act as unconstitutional and has stated that the names of people who have acquired land under this Act should be listed and made public.

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