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Which way the political wind flow in Uttarakhand ?



The political situation in the himalayan state of Uttarakhand as on date is quite confusing though the ruling saffron party still seems to have a slight edge due to the sentiments n passion of nationalism infused in them after the Pulwama tragedy n subsequent air strikes on the terror camps of JEM in Balakot compounded with the safe return of wing commander Abhinandan in just two days of captivity in Pakistan. Uttarakhand is primarily a state from where in an average every one member of the fourth family serves in Indian army.

This fact of the feeling of ultra nationalism n pro hindu stance can be substantiated from the fact that prior to 1992 when Babri Masjid was not demolished, the Bhartiya Janata Party or earlier Jansangh had no roots in Uttarakhand known as the land of abode of Gods, where the political party of freedom movement, Congress literally ruled the hearts and minds of Garhwal n Kumaon hills then under the jurisdiction of Congress.

Every person of the Uttrakhand hills then, though under undivided Uttar Pradesh used to feel proud to be addressed as a Congressman. Congress was in the blood of the old generation. There was only Congress in the hills of Garhwal n Kumaon with Bahuguna factor coming up lateron after the election of 1983/ 84 when the then stalwart H. N. Bahuguna fought the mighty Indira Gandhi’s candidate Chandra Mohan Singh Negi of Congress from Pauri Garhwal parliamentary constituency.

After the demolition of Babri Masjid n enhancement of Ram Lahar post 1992 the hindu wave erupted in the Uttarakhand hills of Garhwal n Kumaon and majority of the people got influenced by the saffron party in the name of lord Rama n thus the BJP made its decisive stronghold in the valleys of Uttarakhand hills followed by granting of separate statehood during the BJP led government at the centre under the prime minister Ship of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Since then about 19 years have elapsed and Uttarakhand has witnessed 9 chief ministers n governments of BJP n Congress on alternative basis. No third party regional or national can make its ground in Uttarakhand as a formidable political force.

But the political trend after every assembly or parliamentary elections have been of change, irrespective of the fact as to which party’s government has done good or bad.

People of this Himalayan state have always voted for change unambiguously giving an impression that they were never satisfied with performance of either Congress or BJP.

But the last general election n the assembly elections in the state of Uttarakhand in 2014 n 2017 respectively have witnessed the saffron party gaining historic majority in the state by winning 57 seats out of 70 and also giving all the five seats to BJP in parliament.

It was indeed the charisma of the Narendra Modi wave and polarisation of the Hindu vote bank.

Even the Congress chief minister Harish Rawat lost from both the assembly seats from Haridwar n Kumaon giving an impression of Congress having been completely routed out of Uttarakhand.

Congress has never ever suffered such a crude setback or debacle in the 18 year old history of Uttarakhand after its coming into a separate existence.

Now the tickets of all the candidates from BJP as well as the Congress have been finalised.

Leaders of both the political parties have tightened their belts to ensure their victories.

Since the Bhartiya Janata Party is in power at the centre as well as in the state, there is no dearth of resources n money power for them n their candidates whereas the Congress party did have crunch of funds n resources but they have a little bit edge in the sense that the electorates of Uttarakhand usually go for change after every election which do accords the Congress party an added advantage.

The Congress n the BJP are both ridden with factionalism and intercine squabbles and the sidelining of two veteran leaders of BJP who were the sitting MPs viz Major General BC Khanduri and Bhagat Singh Koshiyari from Pauri n Nainital seats will definitely put adverse impact on the winning chances of Tirath Singh Rawat n Ajay Bhatt, the current BJP nominees from both the above seats. Now, a popular exservicemen n hero of the post Kedarnath tragedy Colonel Kothiyal has also joined the fray.

Moreover, while Major general Khanduri has himself expressed his inability to contest due to his over age and fatigued health, his unceremonious ouster from the chairmanship of the Defence Committee of Parliament n not giving him the due respect in the all weather road project etc has annoyed n disenchanted his son n supporters who’d recently joined Congress n has been given the ticket from Pauri against the BJP nominee Tirath Singh Rawat.

Similarly badly annoying n angering the veteran party leader, ex CM n Nainital MP Bhagat Singh Koshiyari n his good number of supporters by cutting his ticket n giving it to Ajay Bhatt is bound to have an adverse impact on the Nainital seat as well, compounded with the anti incumbency factor.

On the Tehri Garhwal seat the local electorates are not at all happy n impressed with the performance of the Tehri Maharani Raj Lakshmi who the electorates say, was conspicuous by her absence during the last five year, having no or negligible connect with the local populace.

Moreover, completely sidelining of the former Uttarakhand CM n ex MP from Tehri Vijay Bahuguna n his son Saket, the BJP has also earned the wrath of this family and their hundreds of workers who are bound to work against Maharani Lakshmi Shah by strengthening the hands of the Congress candidate, resulting in her possible defeat.

In Haridwar seat the former CM Harish Rawat seems to be on a better pedestal having been extremely active during the last two years after losing the state elections.

His elevation at the central level as the all India general secretary of Congress party has also elevated his image as a politician on the rise. On the contrary Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank carries behind him certain charges of alleged corruption, though not proved, but may be used by his Congress rival in the election.

Dr. Nishank had however been associated with the development works of his constituency but a sitting MP always has the disadvantage of anti incumbency which a seasoned leader like Harish Rawat is quite capable of exploiting. Moreover, being the ex MP from here n national general secretary of the Congress there is no dearth of local and outside workers who would be working for him dedicatedly ensuring his sure sort win.

The situation in the Almora reserve seat is also quite difficult for the sitting MP n union state minister for textiles Ajay Tamta from the anti incumbency point of view say political analysts.

But he had been quite active in his constituency during his last five year tenure contributing in introducing air n train services for the convenience of the people of Almora apart fro being with them in their thick n thin.

He brought number of developmental projects to his area and had been connecting himself with the local populace since long.

Ajay Tamta had also been very active in the social media sites viz facebook, twitter, instagram n whatapp accquainting his fans, followers n educated electorates about the various developmental works of his constituency but in the context of spending his MP lad fund he lacks behind say sources.

On the contrary his arch Congress rival Pradeep Tamta is a Rajya Sabha member who has hardly been active in Almora these days but being a leader of various socio political movements his popularity still exists amongst the masses.

The role of the present chief minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra singh Rawat however also comes into consideration in these elections. His contribution, negativity and positivity will also play an important role in deciding the future of the BJP candidates.

He is being dubbed as a not very functional CM of the state who had been extremely complacent n non responsive to the demands of Gairsain as the capital of Uttarakhand and was immensely instrumental in encouraging the sale of liquor to the interiors of Uttarakhand against which lots of movements took place n people of the state highly antagonised.

The Uttarakhand’s economy too is in doldrums with the state’s deficit crossing the collosal 48000 crore mark. Hundreds of thousands of youths are still jobless n the health n education sectors are in total jeopardy.

While the Congress party has tried to expose the BJP government of its ill doings n enhanced corruption in bureaucracy through its widespread Parivartan rally, Aakrosh Yatras n Mera Mait programmes led by state president Pritam Singh, Indira Hridyesh n Harish Rawat, the internal bickerings in the Congress’s state unit may prove to be a disaster for the party in the coming months.

However, the fight between the Congress n BJP will be of neck to neck nature in all the seats of Uttarakhand but the state having the dominance of exservicemen n the present army troopers it looks as if the post Pulwama narrative, if goes well may benefit the saffron party diluting every other issue of employment, agrarian crisis, women issues n of the issue of mass exodus to cities n towns.

But the Congress is not behind and has the advantage of exposing the BJP on Modi’s failures on employment guarantee, black money issue, enhanced migration to cities from hills, closure of schools, non availability of health facilities, increasing corruption, liquor policy of the state government spoiling families so on n so forth.

But being the best orator n banking on post Pulwama situation Prime minister Narendra Modi’s few public meetings may turn the tables in favour of the saffron party in Uttarakhand say political analysts.

The Congress party has only one concrete solution to this impasse n that is, Priyanka Gandhi’s minimum eight public meetings.

If it happens, no power on earth can stop Congress stage victory on all the five parliamentary seats of Uttarakhand. What’s your take friends?

Sunil Negi is a veteran journalist and President of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum. He majorly writes on politics, current affairs and social issues.


What would be the fate of thousands of Jet employees ?



A Jet Airways air hostess in tears after losing her job

The general election of 2019 is primarily being fought on the issues of unemployment n agrarian crisis with other issues also being discussed n propagated threadbare by opposition political parties in order to downgrade the ruling party at the centre led by Narendra Modi .

When in 2014 prime minister Narendra Modi accupied the power at the centre his twin issues were (1) two crore jobs every year to the unemployed youths of the country and (2) bringing back black money stashed foreign banks compounded with deposition of several lakhs in the bank account of an average poor Indian.

There were several other issues like anti Pak bogey, national security n inflation, the main being the rates of the petro products to be controlled including the LPG rates n ofcourse the agrarian crisis etc.

The pro Modi wave on these two issues was so rampant n myriad that the BJP got a historic majority in the Lok Sabha.

This accorded prime minister Narendra Modi an unstinted power to act unilaterally and he brought demonetisation leading to several people being succumbed to heat waves while standing on endless queues n several million serving people in the unorganised sector going unemployed with small n medium businemen constrained to close their trades.

There have been media reports especially in print media that fifty lakh to more than a crore people have gone without jobs and except four to five lakh jobs in the private sector, no one got employment during the last five years.

The Congress president Rahul Gandhi and the entire opposition had been quite vocal and forthright in criticizing the Modi government on the unemployment and black money fronts, inside and outside parliament, where the government of the day seems to have miserably failed.

Yes, issues of Ram Temple construction, abrogation of article 370 n 35 A in Kashmir, execution of uniform civil code that had been the basics of the saffron party since 1977 but had not been fulfilled till date, have definitely been renewed/ raked up and brought to the fore to polarise the votes.

While not going in details n anti thesis of several other core issues on which the saffron government has failed during the last five years with Mallaya, Neerav Modi, Mehul Chowksi, Lalit Modi n 36 others having left the country duping thousands of our tax payers money n allegedly remitting about 3.5 lakh crore bad loans of the capitalists , I would not be reluctant to mention that the 16000 odd employees of Jet airways, due to its sudden closure have gone jobless, unambiguously putting a huge question mark on the credibility of the ruling party at the centre, which otherwise boasts so much of generating employment opportunities in the country under its 5 year regime.

Hundreds of thousands of the families of the jet Airway employees who’d not been given salaries for the last four months are confronted with immense financial insecurities, no able to pay their children’s tution fees, health n medical bills n arranging rations in the family.

Those working in this company for the last 29 years have all of a sudden met with a bleak future after they have been ousted from jobs.

Is this the employment generation, the nation is witmessing under the present regime?

What is the fault of this company’s employees who’d put in their sweat n blood in the company for three decades and they are finally given the termination orders.

Where are the leaders n the ministers concerned who shout from the horse’s mouth about the nation progressing manifold n people getting hundreds of thousands of jobs.

This is the time when the present political dispensation which came to power in 2014 on employment plank has to show its worth n seriousness by coming out of mere rhetorics and resolving the Jet airways issues by coming to the rescue of about twenty thousand employees who are on the roads today desperately praying for their jobs to be retained for the survival and sustenance of their respective families.

Will reverred Prime minister Narendra Modiji come forward n help Jet airways get revived thus saving 20000 people likely to go heywire in the near future with their families literally coming on the bank of disaster? The whole nation will bless you, Sir.

Meanwhile, according to a latest survey of EPFO payroll Data, job creation has trebled to a two year high at 8.61 lakhs in February.

It may be recalled that at least one lakh people depend in Jet Airways to run their house holds. The Jet Airways management all of a sudden of Wednesday told its emoloyees about its compulsion to close down all its operations as it could’nt receive Rs 883 crores from its lenders to continue its operations which included the salaries of its entire staff worth Rs. 230 crores. All efforts to knock at the doors of PMO has not brought any result.

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Shatrughan’s chemeleon acts ! He’s contesting on Congress ticket n wife Poonam on SP ticket. Campaigns for wife against Cong in Lucknow



Congress candidate from Patna Sahib Shatrughan Sinha camgaining against Congress n BJP candidates in Luckbow while supoorting his wife's candidature who is contesting on SP ticket against Rajnath Singh of BJP n Pramod Krishna Acharya of Congress


Actor turned politician, former union minister and MP, now contesting on Congress ticket from Patna Sahib against the BJP’s candidate union minister Ravi Shanker Prasad, Shatrughan Sinha alias Shotgun Sinha is today again in controversies.

While Shatrughan Sinha has joined Congress recently in Rahul Gandhi’s presence n is a party’s official candidate from Patna Sahib he has made his wife Poonam contest from Lucknow against BJP’s Rajnath Singh and Congress’s Acharya Pramod Krishnan on the Samajwaji Party, BSP n RLD combine ticket knowing very well that it’s a childish decision.

Sounds ironical that while Shatrughan Sinha is fighting against the BJP n Samajwadi candidate in Patna Sahib on Congress ticket his wife Poonam is fighting on SP ticket against the BJP n Congress in Lucknow.

Such a confusive and unprincipled contest from a single family has never been witnessed in the pokitical history of the country especially when Shatrughan Sinha visits Lucknow constituency n extensively campaigns for Samajwadi candidate his wife casting aspersions in Congress n BJP candidates, being himself a Congress candidate from Patna Sahib. Shatru says that he is obeying n pursuing the Patni Dharam ( wife’s duty) and that it is necessary.

Not only this but in his response to the media he has even termed BSP supremo Mayavati n Akhilesh Yadav as the best nominees for the post of prime minister. It it’s so that what is he doing in Congress ask the political analysts.

This irresponsible behaviour of his unambiguously indicates the fact that Shatrughan Sinha has literary made himself an object of ridicule n mockery.

All of us know that the BSP chief Mayawati n SP chief Akhilesh Yadav had not only sidelined Congress party in the process of forming the BSP, SP n RLD alliance but had also been openly criticizing the Congress politicies and it’s chief Rahul Gandhi in public meeting on equal footing as they are criticizing the BJP.

If it is so then what’s the point of Shatrughan’s wife Poonam contesting from SP,s ticket in Lucknow and Shatrughan going their to extensively campaigning against the Congress candidate expert in oratorical skills, Acharya Pramod Krishan. Isn’t not ridiculing himself n the Congress party.

The Congress leaders are therefore in disarray over Shatrughan Sinha’s hypocritical attitude and stand. Now since his ticket has already been allocated there is no point asking him to withdraw from the contest.

The Bhartiya Janata Party on the contrary is exploiting the situation to its maximum advantage n deriving maximum political mileage. It may be recalled that the union home minister Rajnath Singh is contesting from BJP ticket. The former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee represented this constituency in the past.

The SP’s candidate is Shatru’s wife Poonam while Congress has fielded Acharya Pramod Krishan. A muslim candidate from Shiv Pal Singh’s party is also contesting from this seat. Since the the anti BJP votes are badly splitting here, the chances of Rajnath Singh’s victory are quite bright. It looks as if he is behaving like a chemeleon.

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Where ever Priyanka is going she’s acknowledging an overwhelmning response



Priyanka Gandhi on the campaign trial

The Congress general secretary incharge of eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi is attracting large crowds where ever she is going in support of the party candidates. No public meeting, roadshow or even corner meeting is without hundreds of thousands of people huddled together on roof tops, terraces, on trees n even on myriad vehicles following her.

Priyanka has so far visited almost every nook n corner of Uttar Pradesh especially the parts of eastern UP and the overwhelmning response being acknowledged by her entourage is highly encouraging with people of all sections of the society welcoming her with full zeal, enthusiasm n nostagia.

The overwhelmning response received by her in Saharanpur, Amethi, Lucknow, Allahabad, Kanpur, Varanasi, Gujarat and several other parts of UP n the country esoecially in Gujarat n South, unambiguously speaks of the fact that her entry in active politics of Congress party has started turning the tables in favor of Congress which just a few months back was considered as a defunct n gone force in Uttar Pradesh n even at the pan India level.

People from all sections of the society n across all religions see in her the shadow of late prime minister of India Indira Gandhi, Priyanka’s grand mother.

Her total commitment and dedication to lift the Congress party from the grass roots to the citadel of power in 2019 has started accompanying results in the sense that once defunct political force in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress party has now been fully charged and energised leading to Mayavati, Akhilesh n BJP leaders finding themselves in a defensive position.

Priyanka’s demand at the pan India level within the Congress circles has enhanced tremendously. Every leader and candidate of the party wants her to campaign for them at all costs.

But singular Priyanka has limitations of time frame and availability as she is more committed and involved in Amethi, Rai Bareilly, Wayanad and other lok sabha constituencies of Uttar Pradesh.

Her late entry into the scene has infact been the minus point for the party.

According to political analysts, had Priyanka joined active politics a year ago, things would have been different n quite favourable for Congress especially in Uttar Pradesh where the party’s ship was sinking but saved by Priyanka Gandhi, even after her late entry.

On Saturday, 20th April, she is again going to Wayanad, Kerala to campaign for her brother Rahul Gandhi as her demand is in South as well.

On 19th April, Friday her road show in Kanpur was phenomenal where hundreds of thousands of people greeted her with immense enthusiasm and jubilation raising slogans equating herself to her grandmother n Iron lady PM Indira Gandhi.

Jubilant Priyanka addressed the massive gathering amidst slogans hailing her and the Congress party renting the air.

Priyanka addresses the crowd in an interative fashion as if she is talking to them on one to one basis. She castigates the BJP n the prime minister Narendra Modi for doing literally nothing on the employment front and resolving the long pending issues of farmers, women, youth and small n medium traders but befooling n betraying them during the last five years.

She exhorts the electorates to defeat the present communal, divisive, anti poor n anti people government led by prime minister Narendra Modi and vote for Congress for their socio economic prosperity n overall development.

The former union minister and Kanpur Congress candidate Sri Prakash Jaiswal was accompanying her on the roadshow wuth thousands of people following them raising pro Congress n Priyanka Gandhi Zindabad slogans.

Political analysts say that even worst cum worst if the Congress party dose’nt achieve highly promising results in UP but after Priyanka’s entry n active participation it will tremendously improve its tally manifold in this general election in UP as well as at the Pan India level. What’s your take friends?

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Two Elephants crushed to death by Nanda Devi express in Haridwar, Uttarakhand



Bodies of two elephants after being crushed by speeding train in Haridwar vicinity

Two elephants were today morning crushed to death near Jamalpur Sitapur Railway gate at Haridwar Laksar railway line creating quite a sensation in the nearby localities.

These two elephants were crushed by the train when they were trying to cross the Railway lines.

The train Nanda Devi express was in full speed and the driver was’nt able to stop the train.

On acknowledging the information about two elephabts having been crushed to death by the speedy train, the forest department officials sprung into action.

According to the Jagran news flash the case under relevant sections have been filed against the railways n the train driver.

The group of hungry wild elephants usually cross the Jamalpur Sitapur’s populated areas in Haridwar in order to go to the nearby sugarcane n wheat fields to eat them in order to fulfil their hunger.

These elephants come out during the night to invade the sugarcane and wheat fields.

On 19th Friday morning these elephants were coming back after filling their bellies n were crossing the railway lines as usual at Jamalpur Sitapur area when all of a sudden a speeding Nanda Devi Express train crushed two elephants to death to the utter shock n dismay of the people of the area.

According to the ranger Dinesh Prasad Naudiyal the dead bodies of the elephants who were 15 years old have been sent for post mortem n necessary case of accidental death have been registered against the train driver.

This is not the first time that elephants have died in train accidents. It’s almost a regular feature. The forest department should do something concrete and credible to safeguard the lives of these endangered spieces.

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Rohit Shekhar was murdered say the post mortem report ?



The sad n till date, natural demise of the son of former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand CM Rohit Shekhar Tiwari has taken a new twist with the police allegedly converting the natural death case into a premeditated murder case. As per the news coming from various media platforms, the post mortem report has indicated that Rohit’s throat had several cut marks as well n that he must have been stragulated/ smothered through a pillow leading to excessive bleeding from the nose.

It may be recalled that the bilogical son of the former UP n UK CM late ND Tiwari, Rohit Shekher who’d won the paternity suit against the the former claming himself to be the biological son several years ago, was brought dead to the MAX Saket hospital two days ago after excessive nose bleeding. His mother Ujjwala sharma, second wife of late ND Tiwari who was in the hospital for her treatment had said that though the death of her son seems tobe natural but she will reveal certain facts n circumstances that must have led to her sons death. Since the death of young Rohit was controvertial, an inquest was carried out of his death body which revealed the possible unnatural death theory.

The police is now investigating the matter from a different angle in order to reach to a definite conclusion of the death. All the phone numbers, incoming n outgoung callsare being scanned, especially of the past three days before the sad n untimely demise of Rohit Shekhar.

He was living with her mother n wife in his Defence colony flat with no children. The case has been transferred to Crime Branch Delhi who’ve registered a murder case n are busy in cracking the murder mystery.

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PRIYANKA joins Shiv Sena, says she was brought up under the influence of this party since childhood ?



Priyanka being addmitted in Shiv Sena in Mumbai. Thakrey junior presenting her the bouquet

The humiliated n infuriated Congress spokesperson who’d been associated with the party for more than ten long years, Priyanka Chaturvedi has finally joined the Shiv Sena in Mumbai today in the presence of its chief and son of late Bala Saheb Thakrey, Udhav Thakrey.

Similarly, just a month ago a thirty year old associate, the Congress’s media incharge n secretary Tom Vaddakam too had joined the BJP expressing full faith in the prime minister Narendra Modi’s leadership symbolising all round development of the country.

However, before joining the saffron outfits both these leaders had literally been ridiculing, criticizing and condemning the policies n character of the saffron party leaders especially prime minister Narendra Modi.

Infact politics and political leaders have these days become hypocritical, of double standards n highly opportunistic, with no ideological base.

Just imagine a women spokesperson who represented such a prestigious party and claims in press conference that she’d joined the Congress party for it’s liberal, pluralistic, secular, progressive and pro poor character has now joined an outfit which is confined till Maharashtra n Mumbai and completely contrary to the progressive ideology, representing sectarianism n reactionery forces.

After joining the Shiv Sena in the presence of its chief Udhav Thakrey, his son n other important leaders , Priyanka addressed a press conference n thereater fielded the journalists’ questions as well.

Expressing her indignation n annoyance against the top Congress leadership without mentioning anybody’s name jubilant Priyanka who was heartily welcomed in the party by Thakrey, said that he is joining the Shiv Sena because being a Mumbaikar, though primarily from Mathura, she grew up in Mumbai under the influence of Shiv Sena.

After joining Congress n being in Delhi she felt that she was not doing justice with the women of Mumbai n its people as she was not able to serve them.

Priyanka explained as to how she was humiliated by Congressmen in Mathura n despite her repeated pleas,she was not accorded justice.

The leaders at the highest level of the party were aware of the development but were no prepared to punish the guilty, instead the lumpen goons were again reinstated in the party fold despite her serious reservations.

Therefore she left the party n joined Shiv Sena to serve it honestly, with dedication n sincerety not only in Maharashtra n Mumbai but in the entire country as well.

In response to a reporters query Priyanka said she has’nt come out of Congress out of any acrimony or misgivings but want to go to another level to serve the Mumbaikars, especially women as I felt that I am sidelining myself from Mumbai for years together.

On the question about her not being giving the party ticket despite her dedicated services to Congress party, Priyanka said, it was not the reason for her quitting the party but yes she did had aspiration for the ticket as several of the Congressmen who don’t deserve got the chance to contest, then why not she ?

Welcoming the former Congress women leader in the party fold Udhav Thakarey said that Priyanka’s services would be used to strengthen the party at the pan India level.

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Priyanka follows Tom, resigns from Congress after nobody in the party came to her rescue



The Congress spokes person Priyanka Chaturvedi has resigned from Congress party giving a jolt at a time elections are going on. She is annoyed, angered and furious because the senior party leaders, including the Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka has not heeded to her woes regarding re induction of those Congressmen of Mathura into the paryy fold who’d misbehaved with her using highly derogatory and abusive language in a press conference when she visited Mathura in September last year.

Though she has’nt taken the name of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi by the reference is obvious as has her woes beenheard in this regard she would’nt have resigned. Priyanka Chaturvedi had been a sort of trouble shooter of Congress party as she had been constantly addressing the media criticizing the BJP n the ruling NDA on various significant issues such as Rafale and the degree issue of union minister Smriti Irani etc by ridiculing the latter through a song in a press conference at the party head quarter.

The all of a sudden resignation of Priyanka Chaturvedi has definitely given a massive jolt to the Congress party especially during the election time which may be exploited by the arch rival BJP by all means.

Just a month ago the secretary of the Congress party and incharge media for several decades Tom Vadakkam has joined the BJP highlighting various discrepencies in the party leadership. Sources reveal that Priyanka Chaturvedi may have been frustrated for not having been given ticket or better position in the party and she’d resigned using the last year’s Mathura episode.

What is interesting in this whole episode is that despite her being close to Rahul Gandhi n other senior leaders of Congress none of them has stood on the side of her despite the hard fact that all of them talk of women empowerment. It may bee recalled that Priyanka Chaturvedi visited Mathura last September and addressed a press conference there.

It is learnt that she was badly abused and humiliated by few Congressmen who included an AICC member and the district Congress president. Thereafter on her complaint several Congressmen were ousted from the party but recently on the advice of the UP state Congress president the general secretary incharge of western Uttar Pradesh Jyotiraditya Scindia has reinstated all of them in the party fold warning them of not repeating such derogatory acts in future otherwise they’ll be ousted from the party permanentally.

This action of the senior party leaders have badly infuriated Priyanka Chaturvedi who expressed her ire in a tweet yesterday saying that the gooda and lumpen elements in the party are being given preference as compared to those committed workers who give their sweat and blood to the party.

Instead of hitting them on their knuckles the leaders sadly n shamefully are giving preference to lumpen goons. After her tweet several electronic channels have telecast the breaking news and print media too gave tremendous coverage but not a single party leader of national stature came to her rescue finally compelling her to quit the party in a huff.

Badly infuriated Priyanka posted a quote of Martin Luther King on her timeline this morning which says: “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” She had taken out her pictures with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi from her fb timeline. It remains to be seen whether she joins BJP as Tom Vaddakam did or waits for top party leadership to request her take her stand back.

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Whistle blower from Kanpur hurls shoe at BJP spokesperson Narsimha Rao



A man claiming himself as the RTI activist namely Shakti Bhargava from Kanpur today created a sensation in the BJP headquarter in New Delhi when he all of a sudden got up in the middle of the press conference being addressed by PVL Narsinha Rao, BJP spokesperson and surreptitiously hurled his shoe towards Rao purpotedly hitting him on the face.

Immediately, thereafter two persons sitting there caught hold of this healthy man and pushed him forcibly towards the exit door with lot of BJP workers collected in the vicinity. Shakti Bhargava was thereafter handed over to IP police station personel. He is presently in captivity at the police station. Shakti Bhargava seems to be a whistle blower as claimed by him in various posts of his facebook account.

He seems to be annoyed with the present political dispensation at the centre. Going through his certain posts on FB one can easily make out as to how furious he is against the ruling party and its government.

In one of the posts on his fb time line titled : My Efforts as a whistle blower (part 1) with a Sub Title : Namo in 2014 : Na Khaaoonga aur Na Khaane Doonga with anothersub title: Namo 2019 : No voice against corruption within the Government Shakti Bhargav writes: I have been pursuing the irregularities in the sale of immovable properties done by government of India Company – The British India Corporation Ltd and the Lal Imli Mills.

He writes against the CVC, CBI, PMO andministry of textiles and accuses them of allegedly allowing the arbitrary sale of Surplus properties of the above companies through profane irregularities n corruption instead of selling them in a transparent manner and collecting vast amount of money in orderto revive the company or pay the salaries of the employees who’d not been paid salaries for the last two years. He adds that about 14 employees of the company had been constrained to commit suicides in the last three years.

It may be recalled that during the tenure of Dr. Man Mohan Singh one journalist Jarnail Singh too had throw shoe on the then union minister P V Chidamran and the Delhi CM Arvind Kejrival was also the victim of ink and shoe throwing in a public meeting in Delhi. Jarnail Singh was thereafter accorded the AAP ticket from Tilak Nagar legislative constituency and had won followed by his contest for parliament from Punjab. Kejrival has pardoned the accused n had instead visited their house to hear the woes n resolve them. Indeed a rare gesture towards an erring person.

It is learnt that Bhargava is a man with dubious background. According to India today news while Shakti Bhargava claims himself to be whistle blower, he is the owner of Bhargava Hospital n his parents have filed a harrassment cse against him of using fraudulent means to tranfer the three bungalows in the name of his wife, children and relatives.

His parents said that they were the one who’d purchased these properties for 11 crores. Later Shakti Bhargava bought them for 11.5 crores using fraudulent means. There were also income tax raids on his premises in the past. His advocate Attrey has said that Bhargava is mentally unstable n therefore needs tobe pardoned for his undesirable act. He is said to be anti Modi n BJP.

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BJP to bring fresh candidates in majority of seats if Congress AAP pact fructifies in Delhi ?



Delhi State Bhartiya Janata Party has starting shortlisting the candidates for the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi in view of the last date of filing nominations being 23rd April.

The party high command has decided to retain all the seven sitting MPs in case the electoral alliance does not fructify between the AAP n Congress party. In case the Aam Aadmi Party and Congress establish the electoral understanding and fight the Delhi elections together, the BJP would be changing its sitying MPs with the new entrants in majority of the seats reveal the sources.

The Delhi BJP committee to select candidates in the capital is being headed by the union defence minister Dr. Nirmala Sitaraman with the Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari, national organising secretary Ram Lal, Shyam Jaaju, the Delhi BJP incharge n Powayya being its members. It may be recalled that in the previous general election n the MCD polls also the party high command has changed majority of the sitting MPs n corporators thus accompanying historic results.

The BJP is in majority in the municipal cirporation of Delhi and its vote bank is still intact despite having been badly defeated in the 2015 state assembly elections at the hands of Arvind Kejrival led Aam Aadmi Party. The saffron party in Delhi is of the opinion that there is tremendous amount of anti incumbency in majority of the seats held by BJP MPs’ in Delhi and the party is in no mood to take any risk in case the patch up between the AAP n Congress fructifies in a day or two.

According to some news analysts the BJP explicitly knows that in case the votes of both AAP n Congress unites, the saffron party will have to struggle hard to win all seats as this alliance is bound to have its formidable say in the parliamentary elections on all the seven seats. Meanwhile, last leg efforts by Congress leaders led by Rahul Gandhi are on to ensure that the pact is formalised with AAP at every cost if the BJP is to be defeated in Delhi.

The Congress party’s Delhi incharge Dr. PC Chacko is the greatest supporter of pact with AAP followed by the former Delhi Congress chief Ajay Makan. The AAM AADMI PARTY has specifically deputed its Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh to formulate the electoral patch up between both the anti BJP parties, but so far despite best efforts of Congress the pact has not been formalised and AAP has already finalised its candidates for all the seven seats.

However the Congress has conceded to give AAP 4 seats n itself agreed to contest on three seats. But Arvind Kejrival and Sanjay Singh still seemed to be adamant as they want one seat in Haryana n three seats to be given to Jannayak Janata Party with whom it has formed alliance there.

According to the latest developments the Congress has agreed to give one seat to AAP n two seats to JPP in Haryana, though nothing has been formally finalised till date. The fact of the matter is if the anti BJP forces in Delhi really wanted to counter the saffron party decisively at the hustings, AAP n Congress will have to unite as their combined vote share crosses fifty percent than the BJP 35% plus 10% enhanced vote due to Modi factor.

Kindly recall that the former Delhi CM n present octogenarian chief Shiela Dikshit is outrightly opposed to any pre poll understanding with AAP whereas Dr. PC Chacko n former Delhi chief Ajay Makan are openly in favor of alliance. Rahul Gandhi too favor’s the same especially, after the NCP chief Sharad Oawar has pressurised Rahul to dothe needful. Sources say that the pact would fructify in a day or two for sure.

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Priyanka lambasts party leadership. Says sad to learn that lumpen elements get preference than committed Congress worker in the party



Congress spokesperson in a PC with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi

The spokesperson of All India Congress Committee, famous for singing a song, ridiculing the BJP union minister and candidate from Amethi Smiti Irani on her degree episode while addressing a press conference at 24 Akbar Road last week, Priyanka Chaturvedi is today an annoyed and furious Congress leader.

She has serious complaints against her seniors, especially the general secretary of All India Congress Committee, incharge of Western UP without naming him, as he’s the one who’d given re entry to those Congressmen who’d insulted, abused and mis behaved with her during a press conference at Mathura in the recent past.

Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi is so disheartened after the re induction of these disgruntled and lumpen Congressmen in the party that she has accused the senior party leadership of not only patronising these lumpen goonda elements but has also termed the action as most unfortunate.

Her tweet in this context has created lots of controversy especially during the election days when the rival BJP is trying to exploit every single negative point of Congress party.

In her tweet posted today morning Congress spokes person Priyanka has tweeted : DEEPLY SADDENED that lumpen goons get preference in @ incindia over those who has given their sweat and blood.

Having faced brickbats and abuse across board for the party but yet those who threatened me within the party getting away with not even a rap on their knuckles is unfortunate.

This tweet was against the tweet of one Vijay Lakhmi who’d posted a letter of reinstatement of the expelled Congress leaders and workers of Mathura whose unruly behaviour had insulted n indignified the Congress sookesperson in Mathura in the recent part.

According to the letter of re induction of these unruly leaders whom Priyanka accused as lumpen elements n goondas, the Uttar Pradesh member of the descipline committe n Ex MLA Fazle Masood has said that they are being inducted in the party at the instance of the general secretary Jyotiraditys Scindhia with the hope that they will not commit this mistake again failing which they will be permanentally ousted from the party.

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