Kamlesh Paswas

FIR lodged against BJP MP

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On the charge of grabbing a piece of land in Rustampur area in Gorakhpur, police as lodged an FIR against BJP MP Bansgaon Kamlesh Paswan today, police said today.

According to police, on the basis of a strong source, police has registered an FIR against Paswan . However no arrests have been made till now, hinting that his arrest would be pondered over after the inquiry.

(With Agency Inputs)

Congs Attack

Cong attacked PM for PNB scam

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Congress leveled up with another salvo on Centre over the PNB fraud allegedly involving designer jeweller Nirav Modi, saying the country's "biggest bank loot scam" is pegged far bigger at Rs 21,306 crore with fresh revelations.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi fired yet pointed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Nirav Modi fleeing the country. Taking to Twitter, he posted, "The scamster's escape formula: La(Mo) + Ni(Mo) ---(with) Na(Mo)---> Bha(Go)", while using the hashtag "#ModiRobsIndia".

The opposition party hit out at the PM for his "silence" on the issue, alleging that he did not act on the scam even after his office was informed about it by one Vaibhav Khuraniya on May 7, 2015.

Releasing letters purportedly written to various agencies in this regard, Congress communications incharge Randeep Surjewala asked why the BJP and government were silent on the issue and how accused Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi were "allowed" to escape.

"India's biggest 'bank loot scam' has got bigger over the last 24 hours to Rs 21,306 crore as layers of the conspiracy got unearthed by the hour," he told reporters.

(With agency inputs)

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)

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)