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Former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh joins BJP

Earlier today, Singh met BJP’s national president JP Nadda and news of him joining the BJP escalated.

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Former Punjab Chief Minister and Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at party headquarters in New Delhi on Monday. Singh also merged with the newly launched Punjab Lok Congress (PLC).

He joined the BJP in the presence of Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Kiren Rijiju, BJP Punjab chief Ashwani Sharma, and prominent leaders.

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Earlier today, Singh met BJP’s national president JP Nadda and news of him joining the BJP escalated.

He recently also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

After the meeting, Amarinder Singh tweeted that he had a warm meeting with PM Narendra Modi and had discussed various issues related to Punjab and resolved to work together for the safety and security of the state and the country.

Have a look at the tweet here:

Captain Amarinder Singh quit Congress last year and was replaced with AAP’s Charanjit Singh Channi. He immediately formed his own party after he made an exit from Congress. Interestingly, Amarinder Singh’s wife Preneet Kaur is the Lok Sabha MP of the Congress from the Patiala seat.

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Soon after the news of Amarinder Singh joining BJP took over, Congress MP Deepender Hooda called it a wrong decision. He said Amarinder Singh joining BJP right after the farmer’s protest will not be appreciated by the people, reports said.

Reports further said the former Punjab CM’s son Raninder Singh and daughter Inder Kaur will also join the BJP along with other leaders from the state.

Amarinder Singh is an ex-army officer and military historian. He won his Congress Lok Sabha seat in the 1980 polls. After Operation Bluestar, he made an exit from Congress and joined the Shiromani Akali Dal in 1984.

He was appointed as the Chief Minister of Punjab in 2002 and continued till 2007. He was then elected again in 2017 and sworn in as the 26th Punjab CM.

Singh decided to part ways with Congress on October 28, 2021, and announced his resignation from the party.

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Mulayam Singh Yadav shifted to Critical Care Unit of Medanta Hospital

Mulayam Singh Yadav has been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). His son Akhilesh Yadav and brother Shiv Pal Singh Yadav have left for Gurugram from Lucknow.

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Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, who was on Sunday admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram, has been shifted to the Critical Care Unit of the hospital.

The SP patriarch is being treated by a comprehensive team of specialists at Medanta Gurugram.

He was admitted to the hospital on Sunday afternoon after a deterioration in his health condition. Hospital sources said that his condition was very critical.

His son Akhilesh Yadav and brother Shiv Pal Singh Yadav have left for Gurugram from Lucknow.

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Earlier, the 82-year-old leader was being treated for stomach-related difficulties. In August 2020, he was admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Lucknow.

In July 2022, his wife Sadhna Gupta passed away due to a fever and lung infection. She was also admitted to a hospital in Gurugram. She was the second wife of Mulayam Singh Yadav and the mother-in-law of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Aparna Yadav and the mother of Prateek Yadav. In 2003, Malti Devi, the first wife of Mulayam Singh and mother of Akhilesh Yadav also passed away. Singh then got married to Sadhna Gupta who was 20 years younger than him.

In October 2020, Mulayam Singh Yadav also tested positive for coronavirus and was admitted to Gurugram’s Medanta Hospital. His son Akhilesh Yadav said that his father had complained of difficulty in breathing, following which he was taken to the Gurgaon hospital where he tested positive.

Mulayam Singh Yadav is one of the senior leaders in Uttar Pradesh politics. He has served as chief minister of the state thrice (1989 to 1991, 1993 to 1995, and 2003 to 2007). He has also served as Defence Minister in the HD Devegowda government.

Akhilesh Yadav has been elected as Samajwadi Party president for the third time and would lead the party in the 2024 Lok Sabha election. He urged the Samajwadi (SP) Party workers that the SP should become a national party.

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VIRAL: Crowd cheers as Rahul Gandhi addresses rally amid heavy rains in Mysuru, Tweeple say Barish ho ya andhi, nahi rukega Rahul Gandhi

The NCP drew parallels between Sharad Pawar’s rain-drenched speech during a bypoll campaign in 2019 and Rahul Gandhi’s address amid showers in Mysuru.

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Hundreds of people raised pro-Congress slogans as the former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who is leading the Bharat Jodo Yatra, on Sunday evening addressed a rally amid heavy rains in Mysuru.

Neither rain, nor heat can stop this Bharat Jodo Yatra, which is aimed at stopping hatred and violence spread by the BJP-RSS, he said while addressing a public meeting in heavy rains.

Soon after Rahul Gandhi arrived at the public meeting at the end of the day’s march, the rain started but he chose to continue his speech. As he chose to continue his speech, the crowds cheered for him, even as many were seen holding up chairs to ward off the torrential rain.

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A video of Rahul Gandhi’s bravery amid heavy rains is doing rounds on social media. In the video, the Wayanad MP can be seen continuing his speech amid heavy rains.

The video of his speech amid heavy rains has gone viral after several congress leaders including communication inchargeJairam Ramesh and national spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted Rahul Gandhi’s speech

As soon as the video went viral on social media, Tweeple started praising Rahul Gandhi for his courage as he continued his speech during rain.

Taking to Twitter, a user called Rahul Gandhi, the lone warrior of Congress. Like last time, this time also Rahul Gandhi is fighting lonely for the people’s cause while the rest of the Congress is just fighting for the chief minister’s post, he tweeted.

Barish ho ya andhi, nahi rukega Rahul Gandhi, another user tweeted.

Taking part in the Gandhi Jayanthi celebration at the Khadi Gramodyog Centre in Badanavalu in Karnataka’s Mysuru district, Rahul Gandhi said Bharat Jodo Yatra is a battle with the ideology which killed Mahatma Gandhi. He also attacked the BJP government in Karnataka over corruption.

Addressing the public gathering in Mysuru amid heavy rains, Rahul Gandhi said whatever hatred and violence the BJP may spread, this yatra will stop it and will help unite people.

During the 2019 Maharashtra assembly elections rally, the NCP chief Sharad Pawar had made a fiery speech amid heavy showers to woo voters – an image that made headlines across all newspapers the next day

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Sidhu Moose Wala murder accused escapes from Punjab police custody, search underway

Deepak Tinu, a close aide of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi and another accused into Sidhu Moosewala murder case, is among 24 accused who have been charge-sheeted in the murder case.

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Gangster Deepak Tinu, a close aide of jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi and one of the accused in Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala’s murder case, on Sunday escaped from the Mansa Police’s Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) unit’s custody in Punjab.

Tinu, a close aide of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi and another accused in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case, is among 24 accused who have been charge-sheeted in the murder case.

A senior Punjab police officer confirmed that Bishnoi’s aide, Deepak Tinu, who was chargesheeted in the Moosewala murder case, has escaped from the Punjab police custody. He escaped the CIA custody around 11 pm on Saturday when he was brought on a production warrant from Goindwal Sahib jail in another case by the police, the sources said.

Talking to the reporters, Mukhwinder Singh Chhina, Inspector General of Bathinda range, said the police is working on it. The police team are on the job and will catch him soon, he also told the reporters.

Anti-gangster Task Force led by AIG Gurmeet Chauhan has been rushed to Mansa to nab him. The Police of neighbouring states, including Rajasthan and Haryana, have been alerted. A possible hide-out was raided by police in Sirsa, Haryana, on Sunday, the DGP Gaurav Yadav said.

Punjab police had brought him on transit remand from the Tihar jail in Delhi on July 4 in the Moose Wala murder case.

The popular Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead in Punjab’s Mansa district on May 29. He was killed when he was on his way to Mansa village in a jeep with his friend and cousin.

After the killing, Goldy Brar, a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, had claimed responsibility for the popular Punjabi singer’s murder.

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