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Did Akhilesh expel Mulayam, Shivpal from SP national executive?

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Names of the Samajwadi patriarch and his brother were reportedly struck off the party’s list of national executive committee members

In what could probably prove as the last straw in the family drama of the Yadav clan, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has reportedly struck off the names of his estranged father and party Mulayam Singh Yadav and uncle Shivpal Yadav from the list of SP’s national executive committee.

On Monday, a list of the party’s 55-member national executive committee which is to be submitted to the Election Commission was released by party general secretary and Mulayam’s cousin, Professor Ram Gopal Yadav. The list neither mentions Mulayam and Shivpal as members nor carries any rider of a different post being assigned to the duo. While Mulayam is the SP’s founder, Shivpal has largely been viewed as the man who controlled the party’s grassroots cadres.

The list released by Ram Gopal Yadav – a fierce rival of Shivpal – names SP leader Kironmoy Nanda as the party’s national vice-president while naming 10 general secretaries, including Azam Khan, Naresh Agarwal and Indrajeet Saroj, 10 secretaries, 25 members including Jaya Bachchan and six special invitees. The party has also retained Rajya Sabha MP and Mulayam’s confidante Sanjay Seth as its treasurer.

The SP chief’s apparent decision to expunge names of his father and uncle – with whom he had a much publicised falling out during the run up to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls earlier this year – comes at a time when both Mulayam and Shivpal have been dropping hints of floating a splinter Samajwadi party unit.

Although Mulayam had only a few days earlier claimed that he had no differences with his son and that he was not planning to form a new party, Shivpal has been more vocal in his disapproval of Akhilesh’s leadership and had, in June this year, announced that he would float a new outfit called the Samajwadi Secular Front.

There had been some speculation that Akhilesh may name Mulayam as the Samajwadi Party patron but SP leaders quashed such rumours with party spokesperson Rajendra Chowdhury claiming that “he party constitution does not have any provision for such a post (of patron). I am not aware whether he is the patron or not”.

Mulayam has made no secret of the fact that he has been upset with his son for unceremoniously ousting him as the SP president in January this year.

On September 25, while addressing a press conference in Lucknow, the SP patriarch had echoed sentiments of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about Akhilesh and said: “the man who occupies the highest political office of the country had said in Kannauj – jo baap ka nahi, woh kisi ka nahi (one who isn’t loyal to his father, can’t be loyal to anyone else) – need I say anything else now”.

Mulayam had claimed that he had been promised by Akhilesh in January that he would be named the SP president within three months of the UP assembly polls getting over but that his son had later reneged on the promise.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Enforcement Directorate says Arvind Kejriwal is deliberately eating mangoes, sweets, taking sugar with tea to increase his blood sugar level and create ground for bail

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) made the claim before special judge for ED and CBI cases, Kaveri Baweja, who gave directions to the Tihar jail authorities to file a report in the matter which should also include Kejriwal’s diet chart.

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The Enforcement Directorate told the court on Thursday that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, arrested in liquor policy case, is taking high sugar intake like mangoes and sweets every day deliberately in spite of suffering from type 2 diabetes so that he can create grounds for medical bail. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) made the claim before special judge for ED and CBI cases, Kaveri Baweja, who gave directions to the Tihar jail authorities to file a report in the matter which should also include Kejriwal’s diet chart.

Kejriwal had moved court and also sought permission to consult his regular doctor via video conference because his sugar levels were fluctuating. The judge directed the authorities concerned to file the report by tomorrow, when the court will take up the matter again.

 Advocate Vivek Jain, counsel for Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal responded to the ED’s argument and said this is an issue made by Enforcement Directorate so that home-cooked food should also be stopped. He said this would have a major impact on his health. Advocate Jain added that whatever Kejriwal is eating is as per his doctors prescribed dietary chart. He said the matter is sub judice and they do not have anything to say.

Advocate Vivek Jain objected to the Enforcement Directorate’s submission and said that the agency is making these allegations only for the media. He said that some toffee and other things are given to diabetic patients so that they can maintain their sugar levels. Jain added that Kejriwal is withdrawing his application and will file a better one later.

AAP minister Atishi Marlena said that Arvind Kejriwal had fallen ill and lost about 4.5 kg since his arrest on March 21. She addressed a press conference where the AAP leader said, Arvind Kejriwal is a severe diabetes patient but he never lets his health issue come as the way of his in the service to the nation.

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Enforcement Directorate seizes Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra’s properties worth Rs 97 crore

The Enforcement Directorate said in a statement that the Mumbai zonal office of ED has provisionally attached immovable and movable properties of Kundra under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002.

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The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday seized businessman Raj Kundra’s properties worth Rs 97.79 crore. The siezed properties include a residential flat in Mumbai’s Juhu, which is named after his wife and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty.  The Enforcement Directorate said the seized properties include another property which is a residential bungalow in Pune and Equity shares in the name of Raj Kundra.

The Enforcement Directorate said in a statement that the Mumbai zonal office of ED has provisionally attached immovable and movable properties of Kundra under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002. The Enforcement Directorate began the investigation on the basis of a number of FIRs which were registered by Delhi Police and Maharashtra Police. It is being said that Kundra collected large sums of money in the form of bitcoins which were worth Rs 6,600 crore in 2017 from the public with the false promises of 10 % monthly return in the form of bitcoins.

The ED said that it was planned that the collected bitcoins will be used for bitcoin mining and investors will get to get a large return in Crypto assets. But the promoters cheated the investors as they concealed the ill-gotten bitcoins in obscure online wallets. The Enforcement Directorate revealed in its investigation that Raj Kundra received 285 bitcoins from the mastermind and promoter of Gain Bitcoin Ponzi Scam Amit Bhardwaj for setting up bitcoin mining farm in Ukraine.

The Enforcement Directorate in its statement said that the bitcoins were sourced out of proceeds of crime collected by Amit Bhardwaj from gullible investors. Since the deal did not go through, so Kundra is still in possession and enjoyment of 285 bitcoins which are valued at more than Rs 150 crore. Earlier a number of search operations were conducted in connection with this case, leading to the arrest of three people — Simpy Bhardwaj on December 17, 2023, Nitin Gaur on December 29, 2023, and Nikhil Mahajan on January 16, 2023.

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Religious outfit vandalises The Blessed Mother Teresa High School in Telangana after teachers object to students wearing Hanuman Deeksha dress

The Religious group broke glass windows and flower pots and pelted stones on the statue of St. Mother Teresa at the school’s entrance. The religious outfit also attacked Father Jaimon Joseph, the school manager.

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A religious group shouting Jai Shri Ram has vandalised a Catholic school and assaulted a priest in Telangana’s Mancherial district on Tuesday. The saffron mob staged protest and vandalised The Blessed Mother Teresa High School in Kannepally village. They broke glass windows and flower pots and pelted stones on the statue of St. Mother Teresa at the school’s entrance. The religious outfit also attacked Father Jaimon Joseph, the school manager.

The priest who is a member of the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (MCBS) said some of members of the mob even slapped and threw punches at him while others attacked him from behind. The religious outfit accused the school management of not allowing Hindu students to wear their religious costumes. The school authorities said the allegation made by the mob is misleading and has no truth in it.

Earlier, the students who wore religious costumes had informed the school principal that it was part of a 21-day special religious practice. The principal said he had only asked the students to bring their parents to school after noticing that they are not wearing the school uniform.

Later, members of the religious outfit started protesting outside the school. They demanded action should be taken against the management for stopping the students from entering the school and appearing for their annual examinations as they were wearing the Hanuman deeksha dress.

The priest said soon after the video started circulating on social media and became viral with hate messages against Christians. After this incident many Hindus reached the school and vandalized it. A complaint has been lodged at the local police station by the school management, but no arrests have been made so far. Instead of taking action against the miscreants, the police have filed a case against the school management for hurting religious sentiments of the local people.

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