[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Modi cool on mega-win, congratulates Amarinder first
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is over the moon. Probably even they failed to anticipate the magnitude of the victory in Uttar Pradesh, the same that happened during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Here are some critical reactions from the BJP, given at press conferences and on Twitter.
“Spoke to @capt_amarinder & congratulated him on the win in Punjab. Also wished him a happy birthday & prayed for his long & healthy life.”
Rajnath Singh (Home Minister):
यह विजय नहीं महाविजय है. भाजपा ने उत्तर प्रदेश और उत्तराखंड में सफलता की नयीबुलंदियाँ छूकर देश की राजनीतिक तस्वीर बदल दी है
“This is not a victory but mega victory. By attaining new heights of success in UP and Uttarakhand, the BJP has changed the political landscape of the country.”
यह जीत भाजपा की विचारधारा एवं प्रधानमंत्री श्री @NarendraModi जी की गरीब कल्याण योजनाओं और विकासशीलशासन में जनता के विश्वास की जीत है।
“This victory is people’s stamp on BJP’s ideology and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pro-poor development schemes.”
Shah had also tweeted:
“Uttar Pradesh me do tihai (two-thirds) bahumat se BJP ka vijay pataka pherane par sab hi kariyokartaon ko, Pradhan Mantri Shri Narendra Modiji and Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya ko badhai.”
Sambit Patra, official spokesperson, BJP
लोगों का विश्वास EVM से नहीं उठा हैं लोगों का विश्वास हाथि पर से उठ गया हैं।
“People have lost faith not in EVM but in the elephant symbol.”
Smriti Irani, textiles minister
It is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administrative leadership, it is Amit Shah’s organisational skills, it is the karyakartas’ hard work in every constituency and it is the people’s faith in the development promise of the BJP that have resulted in this stunning victory… Not everyone is a Rahul Gandhi who is missing from his own constituency… Amitbhai looked at the details at the booth level. The saying that god is in the details worked in case of BJP. The Muslims themselves have given an indication that they can no longer be ignored on issues of development or be treated as a vote bank by voting emphatically on development issues for the BJP.
Subramanian Swamy, BJP leader
“On March 21, I will go before SC and ask for early day to day hearing of the Ram Mandir case. I expect now UP govt will not oppose me.”
Kiran Bedi, Puducherry Governor
“Every Indian today wants good governance. Politicians who think they can buy votes by caste/creed divisions or false assurances won’t work..”
Chandan Mitra, BJP MP
“Except the top leaders, no more knows who will be UP Chief Minister. Amit Shah will pull out a rabbit from the hat.”
Mohsin Raza: “It was a vote for change, a vote of trust. People cast their votes leaving aside religion and caste politics.
“We have to fulfil the faith people have posed in us. We can’t break the faith people have reposed in us.”
Anila Singh: “The way corruption has become rampant. It’s important to open files to set an example. This was our promise, to give them a transparent government. I am happy at the blessings that the up voters have given us. The electorate has taught them a big lesson. It is time they accept it with grace.
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Udaipur-Jaipur Vande Bharat operators prevents major accident, notices stones, rods on tracks, hit emergency brakes
Giving the details about the train and the incident, the CRPO said, KM 158/18, 158/19 on the Gangarar-Soniyana section were the stopping points for Train No. 20979 Vande Bharat Udaipur-Jaipur.
On Monday at Rajasthan’s Bhilwara, train operators of the Udaipur-Jaipur Vande Bharat Express noticed stones and iron rods on the railroad track and quickly stopped the train using emergency brakes.
The Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of North Western Railway confirmed the incident and said that the RPF has opened a complaint under the Railways Act after personnel inspected the scene in the Gangarar-Soniyana section.
Giving the details about the train and the incident, the CRPO said, KM 158/18, 158/19 on the Gangarar-Soniyana section were the stopping points for Train No. 20979 Vande Bharat Udaipur-Jaipur. Two rods, each measuring one foot, were inserted into the joggle plate on the previously mentioned km, together with some ballast, which caused the standstill, he added.
The incident took place under the control of RPF/post/Bhilwara at about 09:55. The area is governed by SHO/Gangarar in the Chittaurgarh district, according to the CPRO.
DSC/Ajmer, IPF/Bhilwara, PWI/Gangarar, local Police, and GRP authorities all paid the location a visit. SP/Chittaurgarh has been informed by DSC/Ajmer. RPF has filed a lawsuit in accordance with the Railways Act. The PWI/Gangarar is also providing SHO/Gangarar with a FIR, the official continued.
Meanwhile, stones, rail fasteners and iron rods are seen being laid on the railway tracks in a video that is going popular on X, formerly Twitter.
Fortunately, the alert loco pilots on duty quickly identified the impediment and took prompt action by deploying emergency brakes, averting any potential disaster. Their quick action likely saved lives and made sure that everyone on board was safe.
The District Police and the Railway Protection Force are both aggressively looking into this worrying situation. Their efforts are concentrated on finding individuals accountable for putting lives at danger and interfering with railway operations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Udaipur-Jaipur Vande Bharat Express last month, which runs six days a week, except Tuesday. It departs from Udaipur city at 7:50 in the morning and gets to Jaipur at 14:05.
Karnataka Eid clash: 43 persons arrested in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the government is not going to tolerate people throwing stones on religious processions of other religions.
Tension gripped Karnataka’s Shivamogga district as two groups clashed during Eid e Milad un Nabi processions near Ragigudda. 43 persons have been arrested in the clashes on Monday. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the government is not going to tolerate people throwing stones on religious processions of other religions.
Section 144 has been imposed Ragigudda by the Shivmogga district administration. CM Siddaramaiah said the situation is currently under control. The police has arrested 43 persons. He added it is wrong to pelt stones to disturb the religious procession of others. He said the government is not going to tolerate such actions.
Milad un Nabi processions is usually marked by large gathering and celebrations. The procession was halted due to the chaos. The police said the protestors tried to breach the barricades set by the security forces. The police forces had to resort to a lathi charge in order to disperse the crowd. About five people were injured during the clashes.
Senior police officials said the situation was under control and the issue had been resolved. They appealed to the people to maintain peace and not spread rumours. Siddaramaiah said cases were being booked against those found guilty as pelting stones at another religious procession is against the law.
Siddaramaiah added Shivamogga city has been brought to normalcy again. All possible actions are being taken by the police force. The situation continues to be tense all over the city of shivamogga. The security arrangements have been tightened. The shops and the market has been asked to close down.
2500 policemen, two platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP), two platoons of rapid action force and 12 platoons of District Armed Reserve have been stationed across the city to thwart any untoward incident. The murder of Harsha, the Bajrang Dal activist which made national news had taken place in shivamogga city in February 2022.
Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti 2023: History, Date and Significance
Shastri was a freedom fighter and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. He played an important role in India’s independence movement.
On 2nd October 2023, India also celebrates the birth anniversary of another great leader, Lal Bahadur Shastri. The day holds special significance as India remembers the legacy and life of the man who served as India’s second Prime Minister. Lal bahadur Shastri was born on October 2, 1904 in Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh. He is a symbol of dedication and selfless service to the nation.
Shastri was a freedom fighter and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. He played an important role in India’s independence movement. He was sent to the prison several times by the British government. After India got its independence in the year 1947 he served in many important ministerial positions in the government of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
Lal Bahadur Shastri was born into a lower middle class family. His father’s name was Sharda Prasad Srivastava who was also a teacher. Ram Dulari Devi was a house wife. He was born with the name Lal Bahadur Srivastava. He earned the title Shastri due to his academic excellence. He was commited to education during his entire life. He went on to become not only a leader but also an academic and an activist.
Lal Bahadur Shastri showed unwavering dedication to the Indian National Congress political party. He served as the second Prime Minister of India from 1964 until his death in 1966. His tenure as Prime Minister marked a significant progress and change in India.
He held many important positions which included Minister of External Affairs and Railways. His tenure had many notable achievements which included signing of the Tashkent Agreement. The Tashkent aimed to ease tensions between India and Pakistan.
This diplomatic respect earned him respect on the global arena. Lal Bahadur Shastri gave the slogan Jai Jawan Jai Kisan which means hail the soldier and hail the Farmer. The slogan means emphasizes on the vital contributions of farmers and soldiers to the country’s prosperity.