Rahul To Modi

Rahul accused PM for fake promises

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While addressing the rally in Tripura's Kailashahar on the last day of campaigning on Friday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said "Modi Ji aate hain, 2-3 vayede kar jaate hain, chunav ke baad bhul jaate hain. Jahan bhi jaate hain, kuch na kuch galat vayeda karke chale jaate hain.”

Rahul’s visit comes a day after Modi’s election rally in the state where he accused the Manik Sarkar government of blocking development in the state and called for “uprooting” the Communists. He also charged at the Congress party in Tripura saying that the “Congress is fighting the elections in name only.” 

Gandhi will also address a public meeting at Ramkrishna Mahavidyalaya Stadium ground in Tripura’s Unakoti district.

BJP has also been accused by former Assam chief minister and Congress leader Tarun Gogoi for making 'broken promises' to the state.

"In Assam they promised a separate Bodoland – where is this separate state? Even with the Naga accord, the agreement is empty, it has no substance. They will do the same here and you must be careful. There will be no peace and tranquillity left in the state," Gogoi quoted as saying.

Earlier this week, senior Congress leaders including Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy, former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan, and former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat  also addressed election rallies in Tripura.

The Congress is seeking to oust the Manik Sarkar-led CPI-M government in the north-eastern state. While Sarkar has been the chief minister of the state since 1998, his party the CPI-M has been in power in Tripura since 1993.

Tripura goes to polls on February 18 to elect its 60-member state Assembly. The results for the polls will be announced on March 3.

(With agency inputs)

Hyana CM

Saffron party’s yuva hunkar rally to check preparations

Haryana CM Manohal Lal Khattar riding to examine the rally

Huge arrangements are made in Haryana ahead of Saffron Party’s “Yuva Hunkar” rally on Thursday for which CM Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday rode a motorcycle to the Pandu Pindara village to examine the preparations, as per media reports.

Lakh of BJP supporters and youth workers are expected to participate in the rally. The state BJP unit has made it mandatory for all ministers and MLAs to arrive at the rally on bikes. The Haryana BJP had decided that 1,111 motorcycles from 90 Assembly constituencies in the state would start for the venue a day before the rally. It is unknown whether the bikes began their journey on Wednesday.

The Haryana Police and paramilitary forces have stationed hundreds of personnel in Jind ahead of Shah’s rally in view of the Indian National Lok Dal’s plan to disrupt the rally and to release black balloons into the sky, IANS reported.

Hisar range Inspector General of Police Sanjay Singh has appealed against releasing black balloons into the sky as it may cause problems for Shah’s chopper to land. He also warned of strict action against those who attempt to take the law into their own hands.

Raj Kumar Saini, the BJP MP from Kurukshetra, has said that he will not attend the rally, and would announce the formation of a new political outfit soon. Haryana Aam Aadmi Party chief Naveen Jaihind has said that he would present pakodas to Shah over the state government’s failure to generate jobs over the last three years.

The Congress has also opposed the rally. However, Khattar told media persons in Rohtak on Wednesday that everyone had the right to express themselves in a democracy and that opposing a political outfit’s public event was wrong.

The All-India Jat Andolan Sangharsh Samiti had earlier threatened to disrupt the rally too, but its outfit president Yashpal Malik called off the protest after a meeting with Khattar. The state government also agreed to revoke all criminal cases against members of the Jat community.

(with agency inputs)
Prez

Iran prez to make first visit to India for 3-days

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The External Affairs Ministry on Wednesday announced that Iran President Hassan Rouhani will come on a three-day visit to India starting from Thursday at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and both heavyweights will hold a bilateral meeting in New Delhi on Saturday, during the course of which both sides would review the progress achieved in bilateral relations and also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, according to a ministry statement.
 
Rouhani will also call on India President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday.
 
According to Iran news reports, Rouhani will first arrive in Hyderabad on Thursday where he will meet the city's Muslim Ulemas. He will also meet Iranian nationals, including students, residing in India.
 
Citing the Iran president's deputy chief of staff for communications and information Parviz Esmaeili, Irna said following the delegation-level talks on Saturday, both sides will sign a number of agreements.
 
Business leaders of both sectors are also scheduled to hold a joint meeting to review cooperation opportunities and capacities, according to Esmaeili.
 
This will be Rouhani's first visit to India after he assumed office in 2013.
 
It comes after Modi's visit to Tehran in 2016 during which a trilateral agreement on transit and transport was signed between India, Iran and Afghanistan.
 
India committed $85 million in investment for the development of the Shahid Beheshti Port in Iran's southeastern city of Chabahar.
 
The first phase of the port was inaugurated by President Rouhani in December last year, a little over a month after the first consignment of wheat from India to Afghanistan was sent via this facility.
 
The port opens a new strategic transit route between Iran, India, Afghanistan and other Central Asian nations bypassing Pakistan.
 
India-Iran bilateral trade stood at $12.89 billion in 2016-17, according to figures provided by the External Affairs Ministry.
 
(With agency inputs)
 
 
 
 
Narendra Modi In Oman

PM attacks Cong for India’s bad image

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi last night said that due to list of scams in the previous regime, India had a bad image for which his government has worked hard to remove “misgovernance”.

On a two-day-visit at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Oman's capital, while addressing the Indian diaspora, he also mentioned that his "minimum government, maximum governance" strategy has made the life of the citizen easier.

“There will be zero progress in 21st century and India had a bad image due to a long list of scams in the previous regime for which we have worked hard to bring out the country from the bad phase of misgovernance," he said.

Modi said his government has scraped 1400-1450 outdated laws, made procedures simple, pays attention to people's problems with sincerity and take action on them as part of efforts to change the culture of governance in new India.

"All of us are working towards a 'new India' where the poorest of the poor can strive to achieve their dream," Modi told a cheering crowd during his hour-long speech.

"The people have already started to feel a change," he said, amid chants of 'Modi Modi'.

The Prime Minister said that his government is developing next generation infrastructure in the country keeping in mind the needs of 21st century.

"We are working towards making transportation sector co- dependent. Highway, airway, railway and waterway are being integrated together according to each other needs," he said.

Modi said in new India, there are no scams and decisions are no longer avoided. He said challenges are accepted and targets are achieved. "This is the example of a changing work culture in new India," the prime minister said.

"When decisions are made with pure intent and clear policy, the nation saves money. When the existing resources are best utilised, the country saves money," he said, citing examples of how his government has saved one lakh and 40 thousand crore rupees through increased efficiency.

"We renegotiated the oil deals (signed by the previous regimes) with Qatar and Australia and now we have to pay Rs 12,000 crores less that what we would have paid," he said.

"With the help of technology, our government used direct benefit transfer scheme and saved over Rs 57,000 crore of money which could have gone into wrong hands," he added.

He said in this year's annual budget, his government had introduced insurance for 10 crore poor families which can avail benefit of five lakh rupees annually.

"Even out detractors are not opposing the scheme but asking how will it be possible? I just say India is country which once decides, completes the task," he said.

Modi told the members of the Indian community that they are partners in realising the vision of new India.

"The eight lakh Indians in Oman are good-will ambassadors who have contributed to the development of the country. I get a feeling of home in Oman. This is possible only because of the people and the leadership of Oman," he said.

The Prime Minister said that the fact that he delivered the inaugural address at the World Government Summit in Dubai shows that India's stature is growing.

"For the last three years, we have been improving India's relationship with the Gulf countries," he said, adding that with India's increasing progress and credibility, the Gulf countries have increased their interest in the country.

Modi said the ties of India and Oman have always remained strong despite the ups and downs in the political environment in both the countries.

He also said that Indian diaspora has played an essential role in strengthening these ties.

(With Agency Inputs)

Namo

PM to address rallies in poll bound state today

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address two rallies simultaneously in Tripura today, right before February ’18 Assembly elections in the state.

One in Sipahijala district and the other in Unakoti district along with, a tight arrangement of security for the PM has made in the state.

Addressing poll rallies in Kumarghat and Kailasahar, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar had said that in the regime of present central government, the rate of unemployment was increasing and that the Centre was not filling up vacancies remained in the government departments.

The Assembly Elections in Tripura are slated to be held on February 18 and the counting will take place onMarch 3.

(With agency inputs)