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Delhi liquor scam: ED arrests Manish Sisodia aide Vijay Nair, businessman Abhishek Boinpally ahead of bail hearing today

As many as 169 search operations have already been conducted by the government in this case.

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Vijay Nair

Vijay Nair, the communication strategist of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the close aide of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today just ahead of his bail hearing in connection against his CBI custody.

He was arrested in connection with the ongoing money laundering probe into the now-scrapped Delhi Liquor Policy. Vijay was arrested along with businessman Abhishek Boinpally for allegedly lobbying for certain liquor businessmen based in southern India.

The two are currently behind bars in the same case. Vijay and Abhishek had sought bail, claiming that they were not required for further interrogation in CBI custody.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said the ED will seek a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court to grant custody of the two.

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According to the CBI, Nair, a former CEO of an event management company, was associated with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and had formed a criminal conspiracy with others. Based on the conspiracy, the excise policy of the Delhi government for the years 2021–2022 was framed and implemented.

Earlier, the ED arrested Sameer Mahandru, the owner of the liquor company Indospirit, Benoy Babu, and P Sarath Chandra Reddy, the promoter and full-time director of Aurobindo Pharma.

As many as 169 search operations have already been conducted by the government in this case.

Manish Sisodia, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister, is among those accused in the case of money laundering. The CBI raided the offices of Sisodia and a few other Delhi government officials after the complaint was filed.

Delhi liquor scam: ED arrests Manish Sisodia aide Vijay Nair, businessman Abhishek Boinpally ahead of bail hearing today

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi reveals plan for ambitious 2047 Viksit Bharat project, says work for the project has been ongoing for last 2 years

The Prime Minister said that he does not mean to scare or suppress anyone, but rather has plans to make India a developed nation by 2047.

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A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its election manifesto, which aims at building a Viksit Bharat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an interview with the media, outlined his vision for India’s development by 2047. He also addressed concerns raised by the opposition parties, who suggest that the BJP might seek to amend the Constitution if re-elected in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his assurance to the people that they do not need to fear when he said that he has big plans for the country in his election speeches. Explaining statement, the Prime Minister said that he does not mean to scare or suppress anyone, but rather has plans to make India a developed nation by 2047.

Speaking to the media, PM Modi said, when he says that he has big plans, no one should be scared. He said he does not take decisions to scare or run-over anyone, he takes decisions for the wholesome development of the country. He added the government always says they have done everything.  He said he did not believe that he had done everything. He added he had tried to do everything in the right direction, yet there is so much he needed to do, because he saw that his country has so many needs.

The Prime minister asked how did he fulfill the dreams of every family? He said this is the reason why he said this has been a trailer. PM Modi said he had been working on the ambitious 2047 Viksit Bharat project for the past two years. And for that, he asked for opinions and suggestions from people across India.  He said he had taken suggestions from more than 15 lakh people on how they want to see India in the coming 25 years.

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Election Commission records highest inducement seizure of Rs 4,650 crore ahead of Lok Sabha election

The Election Commission of India records highest inducement seizure of Rs 4,650 in 75-years of history.

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The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Monday that the upcoming Lok Sabha elections are expected to witness the highest ever seizures of inducements.

According to a notification from the poll board, enforcement agencies had already seized a record Rs 4,650 crore before the first round of polling, which is yet to start. This was a significant increase over the Rs 3,475 crores seized during the entire Lok Sabha election in 2019.

As part of a level playing field, the Election Commission said that the enhanced seizures reflect ECI’s unwavering commitment to monitor inducements and curb electoral malpractices, particularly in favour of smaller and less resourceful parties.

Significantly, narcotics and drugs, which are the Commission’s main focus, account for 45% of the seizures. The poll body continued, the seizures have been made possible by thorough planning, increased cooperation and coordinated deterrent action by agencies, proactive public participation, and optimal use of technology.

The commission also made statistics on the distribution of inducements that were seized available for public consumption by state. With a seizure of over Rs 778 crore, Rajasthan topped the list. Gujarat came in second with Rs 605 crore, and Maharashtra came in third with roughly Rs 431 crore.

When announcing the polls last month, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar highlighted money power as one of the 4M challenges, along with money, muscle, misinformation, and Model Code of Conduct violations.

Use of black money, over and above political financing and accurate disclosure thereof, may disturb the level playing field in favor of a more resourceful party or candidate in specific geographies, the panel stated in its statement released on Monday.

The poll authority claims that the seizures are an essential part of the ECI’s resolve to hold fair elections for the Lok Sabha that are free from electoral malpractices and inducements.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi says Kerala’s LDF and Congress-led UDF are deteriorating condition of the state

PM Modi was addressing a public rally in Palakkad, where he took a dig at the Congress MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi and said the party’s yuvraj (crown prince) would ask for votes from the people of Kerala, but won’t utter even a single word on their issues and interests.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said Kerala’s ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Congress-led UDF are deteriorating the condition of the state. He said that all Left governments, whether in Kerala or West Bengal, possess a common character: nothing left and nothing right.

PM Modi was addressing a public rally in Palakkad, where he took a dig at the Congress MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi and said the party’s yuvraj (crown prince) would ask for votes from the people of Kerala, but won’t utter even a single word on their issues and interests. The Prime Minister said the opposition parties also hinder the efforts of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance towards the development of Kerala, as well as the entire region.

He accused the opposition parties of trying to obstruct National Highway projects and of misusing funds allocated by the Central government for Kerala. PM Modi said the people of Kerala need to be wary of both the LDF and UDF. He further added in Kerala, Congress calls the Left people terrorists. But in Delhi, Congress and these terrorists sit together, eat together and make strategies for elections.

PM Modi did not mention Rahul Gandhi’s name and said the Congress yuvraj (prince) was unable to protect his family’s bastion in Uttar Pradesh, in reference to the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency, and made his new base in Kerala. The Prime Minister added the Congress leader will seek votes from the people of Kerala but will not raise his voice in their interests.

PM Modi also criticised the Congress of having a back-door agreement with the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), the political wing of an organisation banned in India for anti-national activities, for the Lok Sabha elections.PM Modi said, BJP will ensure that Kerala gets great connectivity, strengthen infrastructure by building highways and and expressways also establish a great network of high-speed Vande Bharat trains.

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