“Congress took India to 21st century, but PM is taking us back to the medieval times”: Rahul Gandhi

“Like many Indians across the country, I’m an idealist”, said Rahul Gandhi on Saturday after taking over as Congress president from his mother Sonia Gandhi, who held the post for 19 years. During his first speech as the Congress president, Rahul reflected on the prevailing political atmosphere in the country and launched an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Congress took India to 21st century, but the PM, today, is taking us back to the medieval times,” he said without naming PM Modi. The Congress president took a swipe at…

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Gujarat election results will prove exit polls wrong on BJP win: Congress

Ahead of the Gujarat election results on Monday, most exit polls show that the BJP will secure more than 100 seats out of total 182 in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state. The Congress on Friday rebuffed the exit polls that showed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sweeping the Gujarat polls, saying the election results will prove the predictions wrong. Speaking to ANI, Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil said: “There have been many incidents where exit polls have been proven wrong. These exit polls will be proved wrong on the date…

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Centre extends deadline for linking Aadhaar with bank accounts till March 31

The government had made quoting of the 12-digit biometric identifier Aadhaar mandatory for old and new bank accounts as well as for any financial transaction of Rs 50,000 and above. The government extended Wednesday by three months till March 31, 2018 the deadline for mandatory quoting of Aadhar and PAN for all bank accounts and certain financial transactions. The government had made quoting of the 12-digit biometric identifier Aadhaar mandatory for old and new bank accounts as well as for any financial transaction of Rs 50,000 and above. The previous…

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By linking Ahmed Patel & Pakistan, Modi is deflecting from the real issues in Gujarat

A worsening agrarian crisis and rising unemployment has morphed into concrete political anger against the BJP – a matter that the party hasn’t addressed in its election campaign. Ahmedabad: The first phase of Gujarat polls is over. People in 89 seats from 19 districts in Saurashtra, Kutch and south Gujarat have already voted. It was then that Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted – albeit without any proof – that some retired army officials of Pakistan were lobbying to make Ahmed Patel the chief minister of Gujarat if the Congress wins. While this allegation is a serious one,…

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Modi eats imported mushrooms worth Rs 80000 (A piece): Congress leader Alpesh Thakore

OBC leader and Congress candidate Alpesh Thakore said Prime Minister Narendra Modi disliked Gujarati food and was fond of Taiwanese mushrooms. OBC leader and Congress candidate Alpesh Thakore on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi disliked Gujarati food and was fond of Taiwanese mushrooms which cost Rs 80,000 per piece. Thakore also alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Gujarat leaders siphoned off Rs 1,500 crore meant for Banaskantha flood victims. At an election rally, the Radhanpur candidate said: “Though the Prime Minister claims to be a common man, he…

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We will make 1+1 equal to 11, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

As campaigning for the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections came to an end, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made an emotional plea to the state’s people. “With the Government of India and Government of Gujarat working together, the strength rises manifold. This 1+ 1 is not 2 but 11 and together we will take Gujarat to new heights,” PM Modi said. In remarks that held a tinge of nostalgia, the PM recalled that it had been three and a half years since he “got the honour to…

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Anushka and Virat married in Italy, grand reception planned in India

After weeks of speculations, one of India’s most popular couples – Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma – got married in a private ceremony in Italy. Now, it can be officially confirmed. After weeks of speculations, one of India’s most-loved couples – Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma – have tied the knot in a private ceremony in Florence (the capital city of Tuscany) Italy. The wedding ceremony took place earlier this morning with only close family and friends present at the function. Apparently, the marriage was a private affair, but was…

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Talk about Gujarat not Pakistan: Congress to Modi

Hitting out at Narendra Modi for dragging Pakistan into the Gujarat elections, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi Monday said that rather than talking about foreign countries in his election campaign speeches in Gujarat the Prime Minister should say something about the state. “The Prime Minister talks sometimes about Pakistan and sometimes about China and Japan. Modi, this is the election for the future of Gujarat. Talk something about Gujarat too,” Gandhi said while addressing an election rally in Tharad assembly constituency of Banaskantha district. His remark came in the wake…

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Don’t drag us into your electoral debate, win on own strength: Pak to Modi

Addressing an election rally in Gujarat, PM Narendra Modi had said Pakistan was meddling in the Gujarat assembly elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s allegations that Pakistan was trying to influence the outcome of the assembly elections in Gujarat was “utterly baseless and irresponsible”, the neighbouring country has said. “India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate and win victories on own strength rather than fabricated conspiracies, which are utterly baseless and irresponsible,” spokesperson of Pakistan’s ministry of foreign affairs Mohammad Faisal tweeted on Sunday. Modi on Sunday referred to…

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Why proposed Law is stoking the worst fears of India’s Bank Depositors?

While a ‘bail-in’ would backfire by creating a political storm, the government must step in to address potential concerns. It is a measure of the mistrust the Indian middle class has of the BJP government that both the traditional media as well as social media are discussing, with some trepidation, the consequences of proposed legislation which creates scope for the appropriation of people’s savings. Or, to be more specific, the appropriation of people’s savings lying in banks, in the event a bank goes bankrupt or is in need of a…

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