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PM Modi meets Sunny Deol, tweets, ‘Hindustan Jindabad tha, aur rahega’

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PM Modi meets Sunny Deol, tweets, ‘Hindustan Jindabad tha, aur rahega’

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Sunday, April 28) said the BJP is rooting for Bollywood actor Sunny Deol’s victory from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency in Punjab.

“What struck me about @iamsunnydeol is his humility and deep passion for a better India. Happy to have met him today. We are all rooting for his victory in Gurdaspur!” Modi tweeted after a meeting with Deol.

“We both agree: Hindustan Jindabad tha, aur rahega,” Modi added, quoting the actor’s famous dialogue from the movie ‘Gadar-Ek Prem Katha’.

Sunny Deol joined the BJP on April 23 and was nominated as the party’s candidate from Gurdaspur.

Speaking on his political debut, Deol had said that he was inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and took the political plunge as he wanted to make a difference in public life, and would rather have his work speak for himself.

“The way my father (film star Dharmendra) was attached with Atal ji, today I have come to join Modi ji,” Deol had said, while addressing the media.

“Whatever I can do for this family (BJP), I will do it….I won’t talk, I will show you through my work,” Deol added.

On the other hand, BJP’s decision of fielding Sunny Deol from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency is not taken well by the wife of Late actor Vinod Khanna, Kavita Khanna.

Kavita Khanna, wife of late Union Minister and Gurdaspur MP Vinod Khanna, on Saturday expressed her dismay over the BJP’s decision to field actor Sunny Deol from the constituency after purportedly promising to allot the seat to her, PTI reported. But Kavita Khanna said she will still support Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha polls despite having been “approached by many other parties”.

Vinod Khanna won the Gurdaspur seat four times – in 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2014. He died in 2017 leaving the seat vacant. Congress MP Sunil Jakhar won the seat in the bye-poll that was held subsequently.

Kavita Khanna refuted queries about contesting the polls as an Independent candidate. “I felt abandoned and rejected,” she told reporters. “I was made to feel absolutely insignificant. Nobody from the party called me to say there is another candidate. I was in Delhi when he [Deol] joined. I would have gone had they called. I have been approached by many other parties,” she said addressing the media.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Tripura Assembly Elections: BJP announces candidates for 48 seats, Congress pitches 17

Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha will contest from Bordowali constituency whereas Union Minister Pratima Bhoumik will contest from her native Dhanpur Seat.

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Ahead of Tripura assembly elections, the incumbent BJP announced their candidates for 48 seats on Saturday. Opposing Congress have also fielded candidates for 17 seats. The assembly elections for the 60-member Tripura assembly is due on February 16.

As per the reports, the Bharatiya Janata Party, out of the 48 fielded nominees, have pitched 11 women. The candidates for the rest of 12 seats, after pitching for 48, have not been announced yet by the saffron party. The remaining 12 seats which the BJP are yet to field for include two prime constituencies – Agartala and Suryamaninagar and the other 10 are the tribal reserved seats.

Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha will contest from Bordowali constituency whereas Union Minister Pratima Bhoumik will contest from her native Dhanpur Seat. Bhowmik lost the last elections against the former Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.

BJP Tripura’s state chief Rajib Bhattacharjee will contest from Banamalipur seat whereas the sitting MLA Moboshar Ali, who recently jumped ships and joined the BJP from CPI (M), will contest from Kailashahar constituency.

The six MLAs that were dropped by the BJP include Arun Chandra Bhowmik (Belonia), Biplab Ghosh (Matabari), Subhash Das (Nalchar), Mimi Majumder (Badharghat), Birendra Kishore Debbarma (Golaghati), and Parimal Debbarma from Ambasa).

It was reported that all the nine ministers including the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma got the party tickets to contest from their respective constituencies.

The BJP has only released their first list and the second list for the remaining 12 seats will be released soon.

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Congress’ Candidates

The Congress party that will be fighting in alliance with Communist Party of India (Marxist) against the incumbent BJP have fielded their 17 candidates. Congress’ senior leader Ashish Kumar Saha will contest from Bardowali constituency against Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha.

Congress MLA Sudip Roy Barman who was a former BJP minister will be fighting from Agartala constituency. Congress has fielded Raj Kumar Sarkar for Badharghat Constituency who is pitched against her sister Mina Sarakar by BJP.

Congress’ alliance CPI(M) had also released the list of 43 seats

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MNM will be merged with Congress, reads official tweet from Kamal Haasan’s party, leaders say website hacked

Party official Murali Abbas, while informing the media about the hacking, said that the shared news merger is false and there is no grain of truth in the announcement of merger by the hacked account.

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News of Kamal Haassan’s political party Makkal Needhi Maiam’s website getting hacked came to light after the leaders of the party informed the media about the same. According to reports, the hacked website, www.maiam.com, shared news of the party’s intention of merging with the Congress.

Following the post on the website, the party leader Murali Abbas denied the post and informed the media that the website has been hacked.

Kamal Haasan’s party website had announced the merger as the post was titled Big announcement for 2024 Lok Sabha elections by Makkal Needhi Maiam. The shared press release by the hacked website also said that a formal merger will take place on January 30.

However, following the announcement by the hacked website, the website was taken down for maintenance. Party official Murali Abbas, while informing the media about the hacking, said that the shared news merger is false and there is no grain of truth in the announcement of merger by the hacked account.

Following the announcement on the hacked website, the Twitter handle of the party informed that the official website of the MNM has been hacked and also wrote that the people who did so were to disrupt the voice of democracy.

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The party handle also wrote that appropriate actions will be taken and the party will continue to stand tall.

Kamal Haasan and Rahul Gandhi’s march

The rumors of allyship between the Congress and MNM spread across party line and beyond after Kamal Haasan joined hands with Rahul Gandhi to march with him in his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Delhi.

However, when asked about his move to walk with Rahul Gandhi, Haasan had refuted and said that it is one’s responsibility to reclaim the lost spirit of India. Haasan had also said that the yatra has transcended beyond politics.

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Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul Gandhi’s security cordon simply vanished, says Omar Abdullah; J&K police claim didn’t know of such large gathering

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Omar Abdullah joined Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra from Banihal in Kashmir on Friday

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Friday alleged that he’s witness that outer ring of the cordon maintained by the Jammu and Kashmir police “simply vanished” minutes after Rahul Gandhi marched into Kashmir with his Bharat Jodo Yatra via Banihal earlier today.

The former J&K chief minister wrote in a tweet he was looking forward to the 11-kilometre trek but unfortunately it had to be cancelled.

The yatra was stopped earlier today near Qazigund, the gateway to Kashmir valley, due to an alleged breach of security and mismanagement of crowd by the erstwhile state’s administration.

Congress leaders alleged that Rahul Gandhi after crossing Qazigund, started his march towards south Kashmir’s Vessu, but the party workers noticed that the outer cordon maintained by the Jammu and Kashmir police, was lifted all of a sudden.

However, the J&K Police has refuted the allegations of a security lapse. In a series of tweets, the police claimed that organizers of the march had not told them that such a large gathering would be joining them from Banihal and full security arrangements were in place and deployments were done as per SOPs.

The police added that they were not consulted by organizers before halting the yatra, stressing that rest of the march went peacefully and maintained that foolproof security will be provided when the trek resumes.

Earlier, the Congress temporarily called off the yatra, accusing the local police and administration of crowd mismanagement and security lapse.

A senior Congress leader alleged that there was crowd mismanagement along the yatra route approved by the security apparatus.

Rahul Gandhi, who has planned to conclude his marathon Bharat Jodo Yatra with a grand rally in Srinagar on January 30 said that it was the responsibility of the Jammu and Kashmir administration to provide them security while hoping that rest of the yatra is provide with adequate security.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that the party is holding discussions with the Jammu and Kashmir administration to ensure no further security lapses occur for the remainder of the march.

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