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Yogi Adityanath takes a dig at Rahul-Akhilesh partnership In Lok Sabha

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New Delhi, March 21, 2017: Newly-appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday lauds Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies by saying UP mandate was a tight slap for those who questioned his policies.

He also called PM Modi a “global icon”.

Delivering his last speech in Parliament, Adityanath took a jibe on on Congress VP and Samajwadi chief by saying ” I am one year younger to Rahul Gandhi and a year older to Akhilesh Yadav. Since I came in between them, it was the reason for your defeat in Uttar Pradesh.”

“We will work to make the state free of corruption, rowdyism and hooliganism. We will present a development model which will prevent distress migration of youths for jobs,” he said.

He claimed credit for bringing about changes in Gorakhpur, which he admitted did not enjoy a positive image among people earlier.

Now, he said, no trader in Gorakhpur paid “goonda tax”, the town did not witness incidents of abduction and there were no communal riots in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

“We will be successful in generating the same situation in Uttar Pradesh.”

Meanwhile, he also criticised past UP government for not utilising most of the most of the funds allocated by the central government.

“In the last 2.5 years, Rs 2.5 lakh crore were given by the Centre to the state, only Rs 78,000 crore was utilised as they didn’t have any developmental plan,” he said.

Earlier today, Adityanath met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday in New Delhi and discussed several issues related to the state.

Sources said that both the leaders in hour-long meeting discussed development related issues. However, precise details of what they discussed were not known.

After meeting PM Modi, Adityanath didn’t speak to the media and left for Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence. Earlier, he called on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Adityanath, who arrived in the National Capital earlier in the day, also met President Pranab Mukherjee, BJP President Amit Shah, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and veteran party leader L.K. Advani.

Adityanath takes oath as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday after the Bharatiya Janata Party won the assembly elections with a huge mandate.

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Urmila Matondkar to join Shiv Sena on Monday, a year after exiting Congress

Urmila Matondkar had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai North seat as a Congress candidate. Urmila Matondkar had taken on senior BJP leader Gopal Shetty.

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Urmila Matondkar, Bollywood actor-turned-politician who contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on a Congress ticket and resigned five months later, is all set to join the Shiv Sena. Urmila Matondkar will join Shiv Sena on Monday, over a year after leading the Congress party. No further details about her joining the Shiv Sena have been shared.

The development comes a year after Urmila Matondkar resigned from the primary membership of the Congress, citing petty politics as the reason. Urmila Matondkar had joined the Congress in March 2019 ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and exited it in September 2019.

In her statement, Urmila Matondkar said, “My political and social sensibilities refuse to allow vested interests in the party to use me as a means to fight petty in-house politics instead of working on a bigger goal in Mumbai Congress.”

Urmila Matondkar said the thought of resignation came to her after no action was taken regarding her letter in which she had criticised close aides of senior party leader Sanjay Nirupam.

“To my utter dismay, the letter containing privileged and confidential communication was conveniently leaked to the media which according to me was an act of blatant betrayal. Needless to say, no one from the party was apologetic or even concerned towards me for the same despite my repeated protests,” Urmila Matondkar said in her statement.

Urmila Matondkar also said she will continue to work for people with honesty and dignity as she thanked all those who helped and supported her. On November 30, Urmila Matondkar is joining the Shiv Sena.

Urmila Matondkar had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai North seat as a Congress candidate. Urmila Matondkar had taken on senior BJP leader Gopal Shetty.

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Centre should withdraw ‘anti-farmer laws’, says Digvijaya Singh

If Modi ji had discussed with the farmers before bringing the anti-farmer laws, why would this situation have happened? Modi ji should withdraw these legislations.

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New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over ongoing protests against “anti-farmer” laws and said that the Centre should withdraw these legislations.

Singh added that these laws should be submitted to the Parliamentary Committee for reconsideration after discussing with the farmers.

“If Modi ji had discussed with the farmers before bringing the anti-farmer laws, why would this situation have happened? Modi ji should withdraw these legislations. And again after discussing with the farmers, submit these laws to the Parliamentary Committee for reconsideration,” he tweeted.

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Now, Rabri Devi dubs Nitish as ‘warrior of sophistry’

Tejashwi also alleged that Nitish Kumar was facing actions in a murder case of 1991 and that the case was closed recently.

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Patna: A day after RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav took a dig at Nitish Kumar and provoked him enough to angrily hit back, Tejashwi’s mother Rabri Devi on Saturday dubbed the Bihar Chief Minister as a “warrior of sophistry”.

“He is a ‘kutark ke yoddha’ (warrior of sophistry). He claims that he made Tejashwi the Deputy CM of Bihar. It is absolute rubbish. He doesn’t have any shame left. In the 2015 Assembly elections, we won 80 seats and the Janata Dal-United got only 69 seats. Tejashwi was the leader of 80 MLAs and Nitish did not oblige him by offering the post of Deputy CM. You (Nitish) have to thank Lalu Prasad ji for extending a political lifeline to you in 2015,” Rabri told the media at her residence here.

“When a person becomes weak, he generally becomes angry and blows his fuse. Nitish Kumar is losing his cool these days and using unparliamentary language against the Leader of Opposition (Tejashwi). The CM is using highly objectionable words for him,” said Rabri Devi, a former Chief Minister of Bihar.

Nitish Kumar on Friday lost his cool after a personal attack by Tejashwi, who said in the Assembly that Nitish Kumar did not become father to a second child as he was probably scared of girl child.

Tejashwi also alleged that Nitish Kumar was facing actions in a murder case of 1991 and that the case was closed recently.

An angry Nitish Kumar in his speech later in the Bihar Assembly accused Tejashwi of lying and indulging in idle chatter.

He also clarified that he had made the remarks about 8-9 children of people just to inject some humour during an election rally.

Meanwhile, Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) President Jitan Ram Manjhi said: “Tejashwi crossed the limit in the Assembly and used unparliamentary language to personally attack the Chief Minister. He should apologise. Nitish Kumar had made the remark at a political rally and not in the Assembly.”

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