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BJP GEARING UP FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION . AMIT SHAH AND PM PLAN HECTIC STATE VISITS

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While the non BJP opposition parties are trying, though feebly, to make preparations for unity in the context of the general election of 2019 over enthused by the successes in the recently held bypolls in several seats of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar and Maharashtra including in Mandsaur local elections compounded with the sucessful Karnataka experiment , the Bhartiya Janata Party and its towering stalwarts viz PM Narendra Modi and national party chief Amit Shah too have tightened their belts to strengthen the party organisation and rank n file at the decentrilsed block level ensuring that it has to win the national polls slated for 2019 with a more heavy margin than the 2014 electoral victory.

Everybody is well aware that while the anti BJP opposition parties posess differing minds and ambitions for the top slot of the country in the BJP led opposition conglomeration, prime minister Narendra Modi is a singular undisputed choice who despite so much of opposition still seems to outweigh the non BJP unified opposition as far as the individual personality cult of his, is concerned.

The basic advantage for the BJP is that its a ruling party at the centre as well as in 20 states of the country and hence is too strong from the point of view of resources of all kinds and nature where as the deflected regional and national opposition parties have overlapping ambitions to become prime minister and also lack sufficient resources as compared to their bete noire saffron party.

Apart from delivering various developmental packages and implementing financial populist measures the ruling party at the centre and in 20 states have an added advantage of using the media in its favour by appeasing them with bigger advertisement offers and other means of obligations.

But in spite of all this it did have a greater risk of losing the three states in view of the anti incumbency impact where it has ruled for two or three terms incessantly i.e. Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Jhaarkhand and even the self ruled Uttar Pradesh.

The recent by poll victories in Phoolpur, Kairana, Gorakhpur, Alwar, Ajmer, Mandsaur n even in Bihar etc have unambiguously proved the fact that the Modi and Amit Shah charisma could be conveniently countered if the anti BJP opposition at the regional and national level are unified and support a consensus candidate against the ruling saffron party in assemblies as well as Lok Sabha elections.

The formation of the Congress JD(S) government in Karnataka recently, despite the BJP having the largest number individually, have also boosted the political morale of the anti BJP opposition.

The recent sudden decision of the BJP high command and the prime minister Narendra Modi to snap ties with the PDP BJP government of J&K castigating the incumbent CM Mehbooba Mufti of sidelining Jammu n Ladjak regions in the developmental process and failing to counter increasing terrorism n PM Modi’s and Amit Shah’s hectic visit and addressing the massive public meetings including his several months programme to visit every state to interact with paryy workers unambiguously gives an impression that the saffron party has started massive preparations for the 2019 general elections.

The tone and tenor of the fiery speech of Amit Shah at Jammu on 23rd June amidst ranting of repeated Bharat Mata Ki Jai slogans castingating the Congress party chief and PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti gave the clear indication that alarm bells have started ringing for the hectic preparations of 2019 general election.

Moreover the elections in the three BJP ruled states viz Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh are also due just before the general elections where the ruling BJP governments are in a defensive posture due to the sure sort anti incumbency factors.

In Rajasthan the BJP’s traditional vote banks of the Gujjars, Jat’s and even Rajputs are badly annoyed with Vasundhara Raje and the negative outcome was witnessed in two defeats in Alwar and Ajmer by elections.

In Madhya Pradesh despite heavy anti incumbency the increasing farmers suicides and deaths of peasents in Mandsaur where Congress chief Rahul Gandhi recently addressed a huge public meeting and met the family members of the deceased farmers have also set alarm bells for Shiv Raj Singh government who is on the power saddle for more than ten years.

Similarly the increasing Naxal casualties in the Naxal infested areas of Chattisgarh has brought the reputation of the ruling BJP on downward slide having chances of defeats almost certain with farmers suicides on the increase as well.

The challenge for these three BJP governments has enhanced formidably and if the anti BJP opposition seriously unites they can certainly repeat the Karnataka experiment here as well though the Congress Party in the main force in these three states.

Meanwhile the Bhartiya Janata Party high command has started appointing party incharges in all the 545 parliamentary constituencies of the country with 11 member election commitee in each of the Lok Sabha followed by a 3 to six member efficient team of social media in every constituency to propagate the saffron party ideology as well as the local political programmes that would take place before and during the election campaigns.

The party high command is also holding regular meetings with the RSS top brass to sort out the differences if any and give adequate share to the RSS nominees in the parliamentary as well the assembly candidate selection processes due for next year.

The BJP chief has also finalised his hectic tour programme of all the states where he will meet and interact with party leaders, workers and the state CMs as well as the party chiefs to energise and strengthen the party organisation at the booth level.

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Delhi government hospitals need more registration and medicine delivery counters including more clinics

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Though the AAM ADMI PARTY government in Delhi has done a remarkable work in terms of improving and modernising the health services in the Delhi’s various government hospitals, dispensaries, health centres and poly clinics for which the Delhi chief minister deserves Kudos, there is still a need for improvising the conditions and delivery system by way of enhancing the number of registration and medicine delivery counters, pharmacists and doctors, particularly in view of the rapidly increasing numbers of poor and lower middle class patients thronging the government hospitals on daily basis.

The hospitals despite rendering maximum possible services to cater to the good number of patients also lack good hyginic and sanitary conditions which need to be attended on a mass footing so as to keep them neat and clean and prone to better health conditions of one and all attending these health institutions. The AAP government Delhi deserves all round appreciation for targetting the health and education sector for improving the peoples’lot and also shaping the academic career of the students hailing from the poor, down trodden and the economically deprived sections of the society.

Today, the government schools of Delhi have been upgraded from the infrastructural, educational and basic civic facilities point of view and so have the condition of government hospitals, dispensaries and the polyclinics where not only are the poor and general patients are being delivered free medicines, treatments and free expensive tests and diagnosis but the Delhi government has also permitted every section of the society free of cost treatment and surgery of critical ailments in private hospitals if the same is not being executed in the Delhi govt hospitals, the cost of which will be borne by the government.

In addition the Delhi CM has authorised few Delhi government hospitals like Delhi Tegh Bahadur hospital for giving 80% treatmentto be given to the Delhites and 20% to the patients of outside states as previously the medical interest of Delhi patients were being largely affected. Today, I happened to visit the Dr. Ambedkar Hospital and Medical Institute , a hundred bedded hospital in Rohini where I saw hundreds of uncontrolled crowd of poor and hapless patients standing in unending queues anxiously waiting for registration, medicines and check ups outside the counters and doctors clinics quarrelling and creating acrimonious scenes.

The queues were so long that it takes hours to get the needful done. Since the expectation of the patients, particularly, of the poor and the lower middle class have been generated too much after the facilities generated in the govt hospitals the influx of patients have increased manifold and as such the latter doe not seem to be fully equipped to cope with the increasing rush of the patients which would ultimately result in lessening of the quality of treatment and much inconvenience to the Delhites banking on government hospitals for seeking free treatment.

The government of the NCT should therefore emphasise much on increasing the number of registration and medicine delivery counters including enhancement in number of clinics, doctors and pharmacists componded with various facilities like provision of sitting arrangements, fans, water coolers and if possible airconditioning of the inner areas of the hospital buildings. This revamp in the entire system would improve the present aweful situation and relieve the poor, hapless and suffering patients and their families to a great extent.

It may be recalled that the former Secretary General of United Nations and Senior officials of WHO had recently visited various Mohalla polyclinics established by AAM AADMI PARTY government in Delhi and have widely appreciated it as a model to be replicated by the other developing and under developed countries of the globe.

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Ajay Maken resigns as DPCC chief , cites personal health reasons?

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The Congress party organisation which do not have a single lawmaker in Delhi assembly today suffered a massive set back yet again when its energetic and organisationally capable president and former union state minister for Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation resigned from the presidentship of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee citing personal health reasons.

He sent his written communication seeking resignation to the Congress president Rahul Gandhi who appointed Maken the Delhi state president four years’ ago. It has been reliably learnt that Ajay Maken has been ill for the last few months and is currently abroad for the treatment as well.

Maken had submitted his resignation in 2015/16 as well taking the moral responsibility of the party’s defeat against AAP when it could not even win on a single seat in the Delhi Assembly election but was asked to continue by Rahul Gandhi who personally requested the former to take back the resignation. It is believed that there may be some serious reasons’ behind Maken’s resignation probably his isolation in the mainstream Congress politics or Rahul Gandhi’s negligible attention to DPCC affairs or may be his interest to join national politics in view of the fastly approaching elections in four states and the national election of 2019.

Sources reveal that despite the best efforts of Ajay Maken to strengthen and revitalise the DPCC by holding maximum protest demonstrations and other activities the Congress party was not able to win the heart of the Delhites and in view of the internal party squabbles and non cooperation of the former president J. P. Aggrawal’s lobby etc who instead of cooperating were trying to create bottlenecks in the functioning of state Congress under his leadership.

Moreover, the AAM AADMI PARTY and its Delhi VM Arvind Kejrival’s histrionics and his governments pro people achievements and performance has also not left any scope for the Congress to re prosper or flourish after the previous shameful defeat and has literally captured the majority of the Congress vote bank of the minorities andthe backward, lower middle class and dalit vote bank residing in the resettlement colonies and the JJ Clusters of Delhi which form about 60% vote chunk. Under such compelling situations of non revival of the party in Delhi, despite best efforts and no credible hope of winning maximum seats in 2020 it is believed that the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee’s current chief Ajay Maken has no option but to resign giving personal health reason.

There is one more possiblity that has arose now and i.e. the doors for the future poltical electoral patch up with the AAP party in order to jointly counter the BJP onslaught in the next state election. Ajay Maken was not in favour of any such patch up fearing his leadership dilution.

After the collosal defeat of the party at the hustings in Delhi at the hands of the Aam Admi Party  several Congress leaders including the former state president and minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, Delhi Youth Congress Chief Mullick and the former Chief of Delhi Commission for Women had resigned from the party expressing criticism of Maken’s leadership n joined BJP though later on Lovely rejoined Congress.

Meanwhile, in an interview given to TV 18, the senior AICC leader and Delhi Congress’s incharge Dr. P C Chacko has denied the news of Maken’s resignation saying that he is out of the country for treatment of an ailment with which he was suffering even four years back when he took charge as the DPCC president. He had just send me and Rahulji a letter informing about his foreign visit for treatment and has not resigned. Maken will be back on 22nd and everything will be resolved then. Ajay Maken is very much the DPCC president even today and wouldbe in future too.

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Where is Rajiv’s and Rahul’s close family friend and advisor?

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Where is Captain Satish Sharma these days, a septuagenerian now and till recently a close aide of Nehru Gandhi family, the former MP and one time the right hand man, a politician looking after the Amethi affairs of Rajiv Gandhi and thereafter Rahul Gandhi ,the then prime minisyer, his close aide and advisor. Captain Satish Sharma was the former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s class mate in Doon school and as such was brought in active politics as the RS and elected MP who assisted him in all his constituency related affairs and other mattersof political significance.

Captain Satish Sharma was union minister of Petroleum and Chemicals during the Congress regime at the centre who was generous enought to oblige too many Congressmen and even his driver and ministerial staff to allot petrol pumps and gas agencies the case for which was filed in the apex court of India, now in low profile, perhaps settled. Politics is strange.

When a politician is a high up or popular close to the political hierchy he or sheis adored and valued like anything. But when in oblivion no one cares to bother for him or her. A closest family friend, an advisor and the most trusted one time MP and Congressman and a keen n trusted friend of Rajiv Gandhi today is in political oblivion in his Mehrauli farm house with his french wife. Reliable sources reveal that this important family member and Rajiv’s and his family’s close aide is today suffering from acute problem of a maligned ulcer and is under treatment of senior doctors. An septuagenerian Captain Satish Sharma has been in political oblivion for the last four years and nobody in Congress or political fraternity has ever cared to know about his well being.

As per the reliable source, an ex MP who’ do not want to be named Captain Sharma is suffering from a serious ulcer problem for the ladt several months having become serious under the regular monitering and medical care of senior doctors. Today, he is in political oblivion and recuperating in his house in total lonliness. It may be recalled that when Rahul Gandhi joined active politics as the general secretary of the All India Congress Committee and theteafter as the prime minister afterthe sad demise, assasination of his mother he brought his Doon School friends Captain Satish Sharma, Ahmed Patel, Arun Singh, Mani Shanlar Aiyyer and Suman Dubey as his trusted leuitinents in politics to assist him. While senior journalist Suman Dubey and Arun Singh, former Defence minister sought retirement from active politics Ahmed Patel, Satish Sharma and Mani Shankar Aiyyer remained active in future Congress politics even after Rajiv Gandhi’s assasination.

However, today while Ahmed Patel is still in Sonia Gandhi’s and Rahul’s good books, Mani Shanker Aiyyer is out due to a political controversy and Captain Satosh Sharma seriously ill and politically isolated. What’s yourtake friends?

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Bhoolie Bisree Yadein/ Memories of the nineties with super star turned politician Rajesh Khanna

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Bhoolee Bisree Yadein/Down the memory lane
This picture is also of the nineties after the Uttarkashi earthquake of Garhwal, Uttarakhand.

I remember, those days, there was a usual trend of sending the relief materials to the earthquake affected villages of Uttarkashi, not only from the various nook n corners of the country but also from abroad. This natural disaster, an earthquake claimed several lives and led to colossal loss of properties and economy . DELHI being the capital of India was also in the forefront to dispatch maximum relief material to the victims and their families of this Himalayan Zone Uttarakashi, Chama village financially n in kind.

As a sequel to this, Mr. Ramesh Dutta, the then municipal councillor(Gandhi cap) from Minto Road Delhi and Rajesh Khanna’s ardent follower and a very humorous politician as well, arranged a truck full of relief materials like food stuffs, medicines and clothes for Uttarkashi villagers n invited Rajesh Khanna, the then New Delhi MP to flagoff the vehicle from Lajpat Nagar, Delhi.

Since I was looking after Kaka’ s media n political affairs, I usually ocompanied him in meetings n functions and as such, was there on that day as well having accompanied him from his house.

It may be recalled that the first and original super star of India Rajesh Khanna joined active politics on the personel inviation of the prime minister Rajiv Gandhi whom Kaka respected and adored too much. It was his long cherished dream to enter parliament as an MP n then become minister but after his political mentor’s death everything failed.

Prior to joining active politics Kaka did 106 solo hero films of which 97 got released between 1967 and 2013. He acted in only 22 films with multi-star cast. 82 of the 127 films with Khanna as the lead protagonist (of them 117 released and 11 unreleased) were critically acclaimed films with ratings above 4 stars out of 5 by film reviewers of various newspapers unanimously.

Rajesh Khanna aka Kaka made his debut in 1966 with Aakhri Khat. During his career he appeared in more than 168 feature films and 12 short films. He received the Filmfare Best Actor Award three times and the BFJA Awards for Best Actor (Hindi) four times. In 1991, he was awarded the Filmfare Special Award for achieving the feat of doing the most solo hero films in Hindi Cinema and in 2005, he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. He was the highest paid Indian actor from 1970 to 1987 whereas Amitabh Bachchan shared the same tag with Khanna from 1980 to 1987.[16]

Kaka was also a Lok Sabha member of the Indian National Congress from New Delhi (Lok Sabha constituency) from 1992 to 1996.

He married Dimple Kapadia in March 1973, eight months before her debut film Bobby was released and had two daughters from the marriage. Their elder daughter Twinkle Khanna is married to actor Akshay Kumar, while they also have a younger daughter Rinke Khanna.

Rajesh Khanna met his sad demise on 18 July 2012, after suffering from severe liver ailment. Kaka has been posthumously awarded India’s third highest civilian honour, Padma Bhushan. On 30 April 2013 he was bestowed the title First Superstar of Indian cinema at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards. He has also been honored with a stamp and statue in his likeness, and a road being renamed after him. (WP)

Seen in the picture is Kakaji interacting with me ( in beard) n others include Ramesh Dutta, councillor, Naresh Juneja n volunteers of the social organistion Swabhimani Welfare Society.

Sunil Negi, President, Uttarakhand Journalists Forum

 

 

 

 

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PM Narendra Modi participates in a cleanliness drive. Ropes’ in Amitabh and Ratan Tata in Swach Bharat Abhiyan

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The prime minister of India Narendra Modi has personally sweeped the a small portion of an area with a broom in a school in Paharganj Delhi and literally participated in the Swach Bharat Abhiyan part 2 by lifting the rubbish by his hands sending a message accross that every Indian should participate in the cleanliness drive to make the country clean and hygienic, devoid of deseases and various ailments.

The prime minister also spoke to industrialist Ratan Tata and popular cine actor n former MP from Allahabad Amitabh Bachchan, calling him the super hero of the millenium, involving them in his quest to keep India neat and clean.

The government appointed Amitabh Bachchan as the Ambassador of the Swach Bharat Abhiyan 2, his flagship programme under which about 430 districts of the country have been fully equipped with toilets claims PM Modi.

Meanwhile today, the prices of petrol and diesal again witnessed an increase adding to the woes of countrymen.

It was indeed a novel initiative by the prime minister to interact with the star of a millenium as pronounced by PM Modi, Amitabh Bachchan and Ratan Tata through tele conferencing and seek their support and participation in the Swach Bharat Abhiyan 2 and seek their opinion to mobilise people of this country in the mission.

The prime minister requested Amitabh to share his views on TV screen which he did by thanking the PM and narrating various incidents regarding his contribution in the cleanliness drive on Varsova Beach of Mumbai by donating an expensive machine to dig out rubbish, plastic and garbage dumped inside the beach and a tractor to transport the accumulated plastic and rubbish in the garbage dumps to the outskirts of the city in Mumbai.

Amitabh said: individual participation in the cleanliness mission is more significant than depending on the various government agencies.

It may be recalled that the Swach Bharat Abhiyan was initiated for the first time as a clean India initiative by prime minister Narendra Modi to pay tributes to the father of the nation on his 150th birth anniversary on 2nd October 2014 in the length and bredth of the country as a national movement.The campaign aims to achieve the vision of a ‘Clean India’ by 2nd October 2019.

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is the most significant cleanliness campaign by the Government of India. Shri Narendra Modi led a cleanliness pledge at India Gate, which about thirty lakh government employees across the country joined.

He also flagged off a walkathon at Rajpath and surprised people by joining in not just for a token few steps, but marching with the participants for a long way.

However, despite so much of stress in the programme considered as a flagship mission of prime minister Modi and incurring of hundreds of crores in its publicity not much has been achieved at the national level.

Even in the capital city of India one can easily find the garbage dumps filled with filth and garbage openly lying on roads, public toilets completely uncleaned giving a foul smell, drains full of garbage dumps, govt hospital in unhyginic conditions, residential and market areas, particularly streets uncleaned and external areas of even metro stations full of rubbish and garbage dumps.

The malnourished poor children involved in segregating garbage for their livelyhood can be conveniently seen in various Dhalaos and dumps in extremely pitiable sorry state with nobody caring for their survival and avademic future.

There is literally no achievement at the decentralised level despite so much of noise and government sponsered publicity involving hundreds of crores of the tax payers money for branding political images of leaders and political establishment than actually carrying out Swach Bharat Abhiyan in practical on the ground.

However, prime minister Modi’s initiative is worth laudable and the countrymen should follow suit.

Special emphasis should be laid on the various municipal corporations of the country to enhance staff and earnestly expedite the cleanliness drive at every nook and corners ofeachn every ward at the decentralized level to make the prime minister’s flagship programme areal success but sorry to say itsmore on papers, televisions than on the gound. What’s your take friends?

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Shotgun, a big headache for the saffron party ? Wishes Ganesh Chaturthi with few salvos in his Twitter Handle

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When the prime minister Narendra Modi was busy in Indore meeting and addressing a minority people conglomeration in a mosque being televised all over the country on 14th September, the most outspoken BJP leader, the former Bollywood actor, two times union minister and currently the saffron party member of parliament from Patna Sahib was busy in his tweets ridiculing the party and the government’s leadership, obviously the PM on Rafale deal, devaluation of Rupee against the dollar and skyrocketting rise in prices of petro products finally wishing him : Happy Ganesh Chathurthi n closing with Jai Hind but also unambiguously telling that all these issues which till date stand unresolved have led to great disappointment and anguish amongst the people of the country.

These four tweets in succession posted on his twitter handle about 12 hours ago from now, start with the first tweet addressed as Sir asks: Sir, What’s happening ? I don’t want to fish in troubled waters….. but whether it is the skyrocketting petrol prices or the high rupee dollar rate or the Rafale deal…. none of these, we are being able to resolve. This has led to mass dissappointment and anguish.

People only want …… results and not a tu tu, mai mai game blame. The second tweet in continuation addds: And to make things worse, the present situation hovering our heads ( refering to Rafale, price rise n devaluation of rupee) is like adding NEEM to the already Bitter KARELA.

People feel like Dhrishtrashtra of Mahabharata ( Blind) and are asking only one question ” YE SAB KYA HO RAHA HAI”.

The third tweet adds: Suppressing of this particular matter which is all over, difficult to believe that it’s without your blessings, consent and confirmation. ( obviously allegedly referring to PM).

We are endorsing the fact that people have been claiming since a while now. ( in continuation in the fourth tweet)…. that our people and you Sir, too have control over most of the media? Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.

Just yesterday in his usual tweet war Sinha has castigated the BJP led NDA government on the downsizing of the army and has asked for controlling the perks/ salaries of the ministers and also reducing the number of ministers in the union cabinet as an austerity measure rather than cutting or reducing the size or number of the army personnel.

Some within the party take him seriously while majority pronounce him as a big baffoon. Whatever, but he is definitely making things better and easier for Congress party n the anti BJP opposition as what they had to do Shatru is doing by being in the saffron party. What’s your take friends?

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600 Year Old historically significant coins found in Khidki Masjid by ASI

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A news about unearthing of precious 254 coins of the medieval times, probably of Tuglak era of the year 1600 in an ancient mosque built in the year 1380 about 620 years ago, has become viral in the social media which has been confirmed by the team of India TV by visiting the site at Khidki Gaon in South Delhi and confabulating with the senior officers of the Archeological Survey of India today.

According the news report the Khidki Masjid was constructed by the then prime minister Ferozshah Tuglak about two hundred years before the construction of historic Juma Masjid.

All the prominent Sultans and Kings of that era and thereafter as well had offered namaz in this ancient historic mosque built in a vast area with a magnificient ancient moghul architecture with good number of tombs and pillars.

Today the huge mosque is in a dilaphidated condition with its ceiling coming down and number of strong pillars in sorry state of affairs.

There are hundreds of bats hanging against the ceilings of the tombs of this mosque with their shit making it completely ugly and unhyginic giving an unbearable foul smell.

The Archeological Survey of India had started its renovation work on the mosques’ side walls digging the base when the team found an earthen pot beneath the heavy stone steps, full of 254 coins of gold, silver or other metal holding tremendous archeological significance.

It 2003 also the ASI had unearthed about 64 coins. These medival era coins bearing scripture on Arbi and Farsi languages on its both the surface are believed to be of the Sher Shah Suri inheritence/ family (Vanshaz) of the 16th century.

According to the ASI all the coins have been sent for detailed and micro examination or deciphering to its laboratory to asses their actual value and the historic archeological significance.

It may be recalled that the news about this vital finding had become viral in social media few days ago and was later on substantiated as true/ real by the India TV team of reporters.

 

 

 

 

 

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BJP’S ABVP WINS THREE SEATS WITH ONE GOING TO CONGRESS’S NSUI ! JUBILATION IN SAFFRON CAMP

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The Bhartiya Janata Party’s student wing is in a jubilant mode today as the frontal students organisation of the Bhartiya Janata Party has bagged three seats out of total four, thoroughly improving from the last years tally. The Congress party’s student wing NSUI has to feel satisfied with only one post though it’s an important post of the secretary.

The saffron party’s student wing ABVP has won on the posts of president, vice president and joint secretary while as usual the left parties’student wings and that of AAM AADMI PARTY has lost all the the seats coming a distant third.

As per the final result, the ABVP leader Ankiv Baisoya won for the DUSU president’s post with 20,457 votes. Shakti Singh (ABVP) bagged the vice-president’s post with 23,046 votes, while Jyoti Chaudhary (ABVP) won the joint secretary post with 19,353 votes.

The NSUI managed to win one seat, as student leader Akash Choudhary bagged the secretary’s post with 20,198 votes. The elections of the much publicised Delhi University Students Union hold quite significance politically as they are a barometer to a great extent to test the mood of the students and youths as to which political party’s favour they are tilting.

In nutshell we can say that it shows the swinging mood of the student’s community despite the fact that DUSU elections are not considered to be much political in nature as compared to the political nature of student union elections of other state universities.

During the last election of 2017, the NSUI had bagged two seats of president and vice president while the ABVP had won on two seats for secretaryship n joint secretary with nearly 43 % polling.

This year’s victory therefore seems significant for the BJP as the four states viz Rajasthan, MP, Chattisgarh and Mizoram are going to polls with the 2019 general election also coming nearer.

Though the Delhi University Students Union election will not have a direct impact on these states but the saffron party would be in a position to politically boast of its ongoing victory in continuation to the victories in 20 states of the country despite facing various odds on issues like Rafale, Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallaya, unemployment, farmers crisis and the high increase in petrol, diesal and LPG prices.

This victory of the ABVP candidates in the capital of the country has in a way still given an impression that despite inflationary pressures at the national level n rise in the prices of petro products the students are least affected and are still inclined towards the saffron party and the leadership on the top. May be the polarisation factor is still at work say news analysts.

Meanwhile, the Congress’s student wing NSUI which has bagged a single seat of Secretary DUSU, one less than the last time has blamed the election commission and the ABVP for illegally managing the victory through unfair means and said that it was because of the deliberate malfunctioning of some EVMs that the NSUI has lost the elections.

Feroz Khan the NSUI leader has in a tweet appealed the students of Delhi University to raise their voice against the brutal execution of Democracy by the ABVP by over throwing the democratic values, dismissing the mandates of students, exploiting the power of administration as well as misusing the Electronic Voting Machines.

Khan has also posted a detailed report as to how their earlier complaints and objections submitted to the EC to bring transparency into the voting process and counting has been pre – intentionally over looked on the NSUI’s twitter handle.

Another leader of NSUI Ruchie Gupta posted the detailed NSUI statement on The organisation’s twitter handle accusing the ABVP winners of the blatant tempering of the AVMs terming their triumph as a shameful episode.

Meanwhile, the president of the Bhartiya Janata Party Amit Shah has jubilantly tweeted on the victory of the ABVP candidates on the three seats of DUSU congratulating all the winners and terming the victory of the youths as the triumph of the nationalist ideologues n ideology against the divisionery and opportunist forces.

 

 

 

 

 

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SHATRU NOT IN A MOOD TO RELENT! AGAIN CRITICIZES PARTY LEADERSHIP N GOVT

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The one time Bollywood villain turned controvertial politician, former union minister during Vajpayee’s tenure and now the BJP member of parliament from Patna Sahib, Bihar Shatrughan Sinha is in no mood to relent and is busy firing one after the other Salvos’ against the party high command and the BJP led NDA government thus playing the role ofthe bitterest opponent within the saffron party making things easier for the arch BJP political rivals, particularly the Congress Party.

Just a few days ago Shatru has while defying the party norms as usual attended the JAN ADHIKAR RALLY of the BJP and prime minister’s bitter political rival and critics AAP and shared the stage with the Delhi CM Arvind Kejrival, AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh, former Union Minister Yashwant Singh and others and publicly lauded the health, education and door to door delivery policies of the Delhi government to the utter dismay, shock and surprise of his party leadership.

Few months ago Shatru had slammed the prime minister while he was on the foreign tour in the midst of the parliament session tweeting that the heavens would have not fallen down had the prime minister gone on the foreign trip after the parliament session.

As a sequel to his ongoing criticism of the BJP leadership and the government the actor turned politician and Patna Sahab MP had again taken the courage by toeing the anti BJP opposition line and while highly lauding the Indian army and its brave soldiers terming it as the best Army in the world for valour, dedication and utmost professionalism castigated the government for downsizing the army without furnishing facts and figures and in the name of cost cutting.

Shatrughan Sinha has through his three tweets during the last 24 hours while termed this action as highly arbitrary, undesirable and objectionable he has catagorically accused the leaders at the helm of compromising national security with a question mark? tweeting: In the era of rocketting oil prices, LPG cylinders @ 800 ( doubled since this able government has taken over) Dollar about to hit century etc.??? Now national security compromised? is disheartening. WHY not the government wake up by downsizing the cabinet / their perks/ salary ?

The earlier two tweets say: PROUD OF OUR ARMED FORCES, one of the top five larger armies of the world… Recent news of the downsizing of our great Indian Army in the nameof COST CUTTING is not desirable rather too objectionable.

Another tweet adds: The Indian Army recognized worldwide for its dedication and utmost professionalism, should be given its due Reason of Downsizing , should be based on facts and figures and should not be arbitrary?

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CONGRESSMEN DEMONSTRATE WITH RAFALE JET FIGHTER MODEL IN DELHI

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The Congress party which has made Rafale fighter jets’ purchase deal as one of its main election plank accusing the union government of escalating the cost per fighter jet from 600 crore to 1700 crores and keeping out the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for assembling and other services of the fighters by bringing in the Reliance defense arbitrarily is holding protest demonstrations in different parts of the country and states in order to mobilise the nation’s electorates against the deal which has been outrightly denied by PM Modi insideand outside parliamentof several ocassions terming it as anhonest and transparent govt to govt deal.

Under its anti Rafale mobilisation campaigns the central state observers are being sent to various states PCCs’ who give lectures to the state party cadres on various negative points of the deal with the Dassault Aviation of France and motivate its party cadres to further disseminate the movement at the district and block levels to aware the people of the various pros and cons of Rafale deal.

As a sequel to these ongoing demonstrations against Rafale Jet Fighter deal with France a huge demonstration cum rally was organised by Congressmen at Laxmi Nagar Trans Yamuna which led to the heavy traffic snarls in the morning and afternoon hours with processionist raising anti government and anti BJP slogans.

What was interesting about this demonstration was that a huge model of Rafale Jet was fitted on the truck which moved on the main road of Trans Yamuna Lakshmi Nagar and Shakerpur alongwith hundreds of Congress workers renting the air with anti BJP slogans demanding an enquiry into the whole episode. The passers by looked at the model of the Rafale jet extremely curiously and also moved along with the processionists expressing their solidarity with the cause.

The procession was led by the DPCC president Lalit Maken participated by good number of senior Congress leaders including the area delegate and youth leader Rajesh Pandey. It may be recalled that just a few days ago the senior journalist and former union minister Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and senior Advocate and activist Prashant Bhushan had also addressed a press conference at Press Club of India castigating the BJP led NDA government on the Rafale deal posing questions about the lessening of the jet fighter numbers from 136 to 36, arbitrary increase in the cost from 3600 to 1740 crores per jet fighter aircraft and ousting of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited after bringing in the inexperienced Reliance defence into the deal.

Even during the no confidence motion in the Lok Sabha the Congress president has vociferously raised the issue demanding answers from the PM and the defence minister on the alleged arbitrary and highly expensive deal with the Dassault Aviation Ltd of France.

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