Lok Sabha Polls: “Come, Debate With Me. I’m Also Gujarati”, Sam Pitroda Challenges PM Modi

Lok Sabha polls, congress leader Sam Pitroda challenges Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a debate, either with Rahul Gandhi or himself as the opponent. Lok Sabha Polls: “Come, Debate With Me. I’m Also Gujarati”, Sam Pitroda Challenges PM Modi

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Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh:

Congress leader Sam Pitroda, today challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a debate on issues, alleging that the BJP government at the centre had failed to deliver on promises made during the 2014, Lok Sabha election campaign, Mr Pitroda said, “Come, debate on issues.

Have a debate with (Congress chief) Rahul Gandhi, and if not him then debate with me. I am also a Gujarati”.

He was quoted in a PTI news report, “Modi has misused the public money on self-promotion and advertisement”. He also claimed that over half the budget for the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao was spent on advertisement.

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Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh:

Rahul Gandhi made a similar comment in January, linking to a media report by The Quint news website.

The report claimed that four years after the launch of one of PM Modi’s flagship programs, over 56 per cent of the funds were spent on “media-related activities”.

The figure was based off an answer to a Lok Sabha question, asked of Virendra Kumar, Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development, on 4 January.

Dharmashala, Himachal :

He also took aim at the Modi, government’s record of job creation and promised that NYAY, the Congress’ minimum income scheme, launched in March, would kick-start the rural economy.

The proposed scheme was criticised by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who says the money promised is

“It (the BJP government) also faltered on the promise of 100 smart cities. They promised to double farmers” income, but it has declined,” he added, “The national debt has increased by 50 per cent.

Dharmashala,

Mr. Pitroda said the Prime Minister, was eager to talk about non-issues like Rahul Gandhi’s citizenship (which issue the Supreme Court has dismissed) and Rajiv Gandhi’s term as Prime Minister and his assassination because he had nothing else to discuss from the past five years.

The Congress leader’s comments came as poll rhetoric between BJP and Congress heats up.

PM Modi has targeted former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, on two separate counts – calling him “bhrashtchar no 1 (corrupt no 1)” and alleging misuse of a Navy aircraft carrier (which claim has been denied by the former commander of the ship – INS Viraat).

Following the opposition’s relentless attack on the Rafale fighter jet deal and, as of today, claims PM Modi used Air Force jets as his “own taxi”.

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IPL 2019: MS Dhoni Blames Poor Shot Selection For CSK’s Loss Against Mumbai Indians In Qualifier 1

IPL 2019: MS Dhoni Blames Poor Shot Selection
MS Dhoni stitched an unbeaten 66-run stand with Ambati Rayudu for the fifth-wicket.

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MS survived a final over scare by Jasprit Bumrah and led Chennai Super Kings to 131 for four after a hesitant start against Mumbai Indians in the Qualifier 1 at MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday. IPL 2019: MS Dhoni Blames Poor Shot Selection For CSK’s Loss Against Mumbai Indians In Qualifier 1.


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At home, we had to assess the conditions quickly, we have played six to seven games already, that’s the home advantage,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation.

“We needed to know how the pitch behaves, would it be tacky? Is the ball coming on or not, those were the things we didn’t do well, I think the batting needs to get better,” added the CSK skipper who opted to bat after winning the toss.

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CSK’s decorated batting line-up failed to deliver as the top-order, comprising Faf du Plessis (6), Shane Watson (10) and Suresh Raina (5), was dismissed inside the powerplay.

Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay displayed some grit and managed to score crucial 26 runs, stabilising CSK after early blows.

stitched an unbeaten 66-run stand with Ambati Rayudu for the fifth-wicket to guide CSK to a respectable finish.

“These players, are the best batsmen we have got, it looks like we are are batting well, but at times, but in different games, they pull off shots that shouldn’t be played,” Dhoni said.

“These are the players who we have banked on, they have the experience and they should know to assess the conditions better, hopefully, we will do well in the next game,” he added.

For Mumbai Indians, Suryakumar top-scored with 71 runs (not out) as they made it to their fifth IPL final.

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unceasing attack on the Rafale jet fighter deal.

Elections 2019: PM Doubles Down On Rajiv Gandhi Attack With Challenge For “Dynast Family”

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been shredded by the opposition for his remarks on Rajiv Gandhi, today amplified his argument, challenging the Congress to “fight polls in the name of the Bofors accused former PM”. 

The controversy over the Prime Minister’s comment — that Rajiv Gandhi “ended his life as bhrashtachari (corrupt) number one” — snowballed yesterday, as various opposition leaders tweeted in protest and Union minister Arun Jaitley defended the Prime Minister. Elections 2019: PM Doubles Down On Rajiv Gandhi Attack With Challenge For “Dynast Family”.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Speaking at a rally in Jharkhand today, PM Modi challenged the Congress, reminding them that there are two more rounds of elections to go, which also includes the polls for the national capital, Delhi.

“I challenge Congress party, the family of dynasts, their courtiers, their minions… If you have the guts, fight the Delhi polls for the honour of that former PM of the Congress, who had serious allegations against him and for whom you have been shedding tears for the last two days,” he said.

The Prime Minister’s comment on Rajiv Gandhi, was a retaliation to the Congress’s unceasing attack on the Rafale jet fighter deal — in which the party has accused him of corruption and crony capitalism – and its “Chowkidar chor hai” slogan.

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“Your father was termed ‘Mr Clean’ by his courtiers, but his life ended as ‘Bhrashtachari No 1’ (corrupt number 1),” PM Modi had said, referring to Rajiv Gandhi, who got a clean chit from the Delhi High Court in the Bofors case 13 years after he was assassinated by terrorists.

Yesterday, Rahul Gandhi responded with a hug, and a warning on “karma”. “Modi Ji, The battle is over. Your Karma awaits you. Projecting your inner beliefs about yourself onto my father won’t protect you. All my love and a huge hug. Rahul,” tweeted the Congress chief, who made headlines last year by hugging the Prime Minister in parliament.

Union minister Arun Jaitley had shot back a series of tweets, questioning why Rahul Gandhi got so disturbed “if integrity issues of the Rajiv Gandhi Government are raised”. For opposition leaders who questioned the Prime Minister’s sense of decency in “speaking ill of the dead,” he argued, “Indira Gandhi was also assassinated and yet Congress is questioned about Emergency and Operation Blue Star.”

Hitting at the Congress over its complain to the Election Commission, Union minister Arun Jaitley tweeted: “The Congress and its’ President can call an honest Prime Minister ‘Chor’. No Model Code of Conduct is preventing that. If the PM calls the Congress legacy as ‘Corrupt No. 1’ the Congress complains that the Model Code of Conduct is violated. Are there two Model Codes of Conduct?”

The controversy over the Prime Minister’s comment — that Rajiv Gandhi “ended his life as bhrashtachari (corrupt) number one”, snowballed yesterday, as various opposition leaders tweeted in protest and Union minister Arun Jaitley defended the Prime Minister. PM Doubles Down On Rajiv Gandhi Attack With Challenge For

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AAP said, then Muslim Hansraj Hans said, will implement SC / ST Act

इस्लाम कबूल किए जाने के आम आदमी पार्टी के आरोपों पर सवाल किए जाने पर बीजेपी प्रत्याशी हंसराज हंस ने कहा कि वह एससी/एसटी एक्ट लगाएंगे. उन्होंने कहा कि झूठे आदमी ने फिर झूठ बोला है. झूठे आदमी की परिभाषा को उजागर करने वाली शख्सियत को देखना हो तो वो केजरीवाल हैं. AAP ने बताया मुस्लिम तो हंसराज हंस ने कहा- लगाएंगे SC/ST एक्ट.

उत्तर पश्चिम दिल्ली से बीजेपी उम्मीदवार हंसराज हंस ने आम आदमी पार्टी

आम आदमी पार्टी के आरोपों पर सवाल किए जाने पर बीजेपी प्रत्याशी हंसराज हंस ने कहा कि वह एससी/एसटी एक्ट लगाएंगे. AAP said, then Muslim Hansraj Hans said, will implement SC / ST Act.

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असल में, आम आदमी पार्टी ने उत्तर पश्चिम दिल्ली से बीजेपी के उम्मीदवार हंसराज हंस को मुस्लिम बताया था. पार्टी का कहना था कि उत्तर पश्चिम दिल्ली लोकसभा सीट अनुसूचित जाति के लिए आरक्षित है. लेकिन बीजेपी के उम्मीदवार इस समुदाय के नहीं हैं. पार्टी ने इस मुद्दे पर कोर्ट जाने की बात कही है. 

आम आदमी पार्टी के वरिष्ठ नेता और कैबिनेट मंत्री राजेंद्र पाल गौतम ने गुरुवार को कहा कि दिल्ली की उत्तर पश्चिमी लोकसभा सीट अनुसूचित जाति के लिए सुरक्षित है. लेकिन बीजेपी ने जो अपना प्रत्याशी उतारा है वह अनुसूचित जाति का है ही नहीं. उन्होंने आरोप लगाया कि नामांकन पत्र में बीजेपी के प्रत्याशी द्वारा कुछ जानकारियां छुपाई गई हैं.

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राजेंद्र पाल गौतम

दिल्ली के मुख्यमंत्री और आम आदमी पार्टी के प्रमुख अरविंद केजरीवाल ने भी ट्वीट कर यह मुद्दा उठाया. उन्होंने लिखा, ‘हंस राज हंस आरक्षित सीट से चुनाव लड़ने के योग्य नहीं हैं. अंत में उन्हें अयोग्य घोषित कर दिया जाएगा.’ उन्होंने उत्तर पश्चिम दिल्ली के मतदाताओं से कहा कि वह उनपर अपना मत खराब न करें.’

राजेंद्र पाल गौतम ने कहा क्योंकि बीजेपी के प्रत्याशी पूर्व में ही धर्म परिवर्तन कर चुके हैं तो अब वह एससी समुदाय के नहीं माने जा सकते. क्योंकि उत्तर पश्चिम सीट अनुसूचित जाति के लिए रिजर्व है तो बीजेपी के वर्तमान में जो प्रत्याशी हैं, वह उस सीट से चुनाव नहीं लड़ सकते हैं.

आम आदमी पार्टी के मुताबिक, बीजेपी प्रत्याशी ने जानकारी छिपाकर चुनाव आयोग के कानूनों का उल्लंघन किया है. आम आदमी पार्टी की लीगल टीम कोर्ट में याचिका दायर करेगी और कोर्ट से अपील करेगी कि तुरंत प्रभाव से बीजेपी उम्मीदवार हंसराज हंस उर्फ मोहम्मद यूसुफ का नामांकन रद्द किया जाए.

बता दें कि लोकसभा की उत्तर पश्चिम दिल्ली सीट से भाजपा ने हंसराज हंस को अपना प्रत्याशी बनाया है. लोकगायक के रूप में मशहूर हंस को हिंदी फिल्म बिच्छू के एक गीत दिल टोटे-टोटे हो गया से खासी प्रसिद्धि मिली थी. इस सीट पर मुकाबला त्रिकोणीय माना जा है.

सत्तारूढ़ आम आदमी पार्टी ने गुग्गन सिंह को तो कांग्रेस ने राजेश लिलोठिया को यहां से टिकट दिया है.

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Cyclone Fani Live Updates: Cyclone Fani To Make Landfall In Odisha’s Puri Today

Cyclone Fani status: Coastal Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are on high alert

The extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani will make landfall today morning around 9.30 am in Odisha’s Puri, much before the earlier forecast of 3 pm. Cyclone Fani Live Updates: Cyclone Fani To Make Landfall In Odisha’s Puri Today.

With a few hours left for cyclone Fani to hit the coast, a massive exodus got under way in coastal Odisha as hundreds of thousands of people left their home, on foot and by vehicles, in probably the largest evacuation ahead of a natural disaster in the country.

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The Odisha government has moved 11 lakh people to safety and advised the public to remain indoor on Friday. Fani, according to sources, has gathered speed and is rolling dangerously towards the coast clocking 17 km per hour.

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After crossing Odisha, cyclone Fani is likely to move towards West Bengal before tapering off. It is, however, still likely to impact parts of the northeast, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

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Elections 2019. Rahul Gandhi Let Off By Poll Body On Amit Shah Murder-Accused Comment

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Rahul Gandhi cited an an old murder case in which Amit Shah was discharged five years ago.

New Delhi:

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s recent remarks, tagging BJP chief Amit Shah a murder-accused at an election campaign, was not a violation of Model Code of Conduct, the Election Commission said today. Elections 2019. Rahul Gandhi Let Off By Poll Body On Amit Shah Murder-Accused Comment

Mr Gandhi had launched an attack on Mr Shah last month, citing an old murder case in which he was discharged five years ago. He had also cited corruption allegations against Mr Shah’s son Jay Shah. A defamation case was also filed against him by a BJP member.

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“Murder accused BJP President Amit Shah… waah! kya shaan hai (Wow, how grand)… Have you heard Jay Shah’s name? He is a magician, he made Rs. 50,000 into Rs. 80 crore in 3 months,” Mr Gandhi had said at an election rally in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. 

The BJP had shot off a complaint to the Election Commission, calling it a violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

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Today, the Commission said it is “of the considered view that in this matter no such violation of MCC (Model Code of Conduct) is made out”.

Mr Shah was named in a case involving the alleged fake encounter of a gangster, Sohrabuddin Sheikh, which took place in 2005. But in 2014, a court had ruled that there was not enough evidence against him to merit a trial.

Last year, the Bombay High Court dismissed a petition against the CBI’s decision to not challenge the trial court’s order discharging Mr Shah.

Asked about Mr Gandhi’s remarks, the BJP chief had said a court established that the case against him was “politically motivated”. He also said he didn’t “want to comment much on Rahul Gandhi’s legal knowledge”.

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The Election Commission’s response in the matter came hours after the Supreme Court ordered it to fast-track the decision-making process on the Congress complaints against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP chief.

The court has given it time till Monday to decide on the pending cases against the two leaders.

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The BJP had shot off a complaint, to the Election Commission, calling it a violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

The Election Commission’s response, in the matter came hours after the Supreme Court ordered it to fast-track the decision-making process on the Congress complaints against Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and the BJP chief.

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