(New Delhi)BJP Throws 10 Questions on Congress over RGF, China
BJP president J P Nadda on Saturday asked the opposition party 10 questions, including about alleged links between the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and China.
“Under the garb of China and COVID-19 crisis, one should not shy away from questions the nation wants to know,” Nadda told reporters while attacking Congress president Smt Sonia Gandhi.
Amid standoff with China, BJP President Nadda asserted that India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is safe and secure, and that its brave armed forces are fully capable of protecting the country.
Nadda alleged that the RGF, which is headed by Sonia Gandhi, continuously received donations from the Chinese embassy between 2005-09, from the “tax haven” of Luxemburg between 2006-09 and NGOs with commercial interests.
National interest was “sacrificed” and donations into the family-run foundation were accepted, Nadda said.
The Congress had on Friday dismissed Nadda’s attack on the RGF over alleged donations to it from the Chinese embassy and the Prime Minister National Relief Fund as a “diabolical game of deception” by the ruling party to divert attention from the alleged Chinese occupation of Indian territory.
Nadda asked the Congress on Saturday to come clean on its “links” with China, and the details of its MoU with the Communist Party of China.
He said India’s trade deficit with China soared to USD 36.2 billion in 2013-14 from USD 1.1 billion in 2004 and asked if it was “quid pro quo” from the Congress. The Congress-led UPA was in power between 2004-14.
(Chd,)Haryana BJP Suspends Kathuria for Six Years
The Haryana BJP on Sunday suspended Chander Prakash Kathuria from the primary membership of the party for six years.
Kathuria, a special invitee of the party’s state executive committee, was suspended by state BJP chief Subhash Barala. However, the reason behind his suspension was not mentioned.
A letter issued at the state BJP headquarters in Rohtak said that Kathuria has been suspended for six years from the primary membership of the party.
(New Delhi) Rahul Gandhi Cry Out at His Class Fellow Scindia’s Changed Ideology
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Jyotiraditya Scindia forgot his ideology as he was apprehensive about his political future and that he would not get respect in the BJP.
Gandhi told reporters outside Parliament that Scindia was an old friend of his And would not get respect in the BJP, nor would he feel satisfied there, the former Congress chief said.
A day after quitting the Congress, Scindia joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday in the presence of its president JP Nadda and slammed his former party for “denying reality” and “not acknowledging” new thoughts and new leadership.
Scindia has been named as the BJP’s Rajya Sabha candidate from Madhya Pradesh.
(Bhopal,MP) 20 th MLA Follows Scindia’s Path,Joins BJP
Bisahulal Singh submitted his resignation letter as an MLA to the Assembly speaker.
While 19 MLAs, most of them believed to be loyal to expelled party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, have sent their resignation letters via e-mail to Raj Bhavan,
Former chief minister and senior BJP leader later announced that Singh (65) has joined the BJP.
(New Delhi) Scindia To Start New Journey Meets PM Modi, Amit Shah
After resigning from Indian National Congress Disgruntled leader Jyotiraditya Scindia met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday amid indications that he might join hands with the BJP to topple the Madhya Pradesh government.
As per Sources ,Scindia first met Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and then the two leaders met Modi at the prime minister’s residence.
Legislators loyal to Scindia, who has been upset with the Congress leadership with his marginalisation in the affairs of the Madhya Pradesh Congress, are likely to quit the party to reduce the Kamal Nath-led government to a minority.
It is likely to be followed by the Bharatiya Janata Party staking claim to form the government in the state.
BJP Says You,Congress Says No it’s You:Yes Bank
A war of words broke out between the BJP and Congress on Sunday over the Yes Bank crisis with the ruling party seeking to link it with the Gandhi family, while the opposition wondered if the prime minister and finance minister were “complicit” as the bank’s loan book grew manifold.
Posting on Twitter a clip of a news channel report that Rana Kapoor, the arrested Yes Bank founder, had bought a painting from Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, BJP’s information and technology wing in-charge Amit Malviya alleged that every financial crime in India has “deep links” with the Gandhis.
The Congress termed the charge “fake”.
It said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had sold an M F Hussain painting of her father Rajiv Gandhi to Kapoor for Rs 2 crore, and the entire amount was disclosed in her income tax return of 2010.
Malviya tweeted, “Every financial crime in India has deep link with the Gandhis. Mallya used to send flight upgrade tickets to Sonia Gandhi. Had access to MMS (Manmohan Singh) and PC (P Chidambaram). Is absconding. Rahul inaugurated Nirav Modi’s bridal jewellery collection, he defaulted. Rana bought Priyanka Vadra’s paintings.”
Rubbishing the allegation, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said it was a “diversionary” tactic by the government.
He noted that the bank’s loan book rose from Rs 55,633 crore in March 2014, the year Narendra Modi became prime minister, to Rs 2,41,499 crore in March 2019.
Kapoor, 62, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in Mumbai after charges of alleged financial irregularities and mismanagement in the bank’s operations surfaced and the RBI and Union government initiated action to control its affairs.
(Lucknow,UP)UP Assembly Adjourned a Week Ahead of Sehedule
BJP-majority House passed the state Budget without a detailed department-by-department discussion, which protested by the Opposition.
The House was earlier supposed to continue till March 6. But a revised schedule brought up by the government scrapped the remaining sittings of the session.
The Budget presented in the assembly on February 18 was passed by voice vote, before Speaker Hriday Narayan Dikshit adjourned the session sine die.
The opposition accused the government of running away from a thorough discussion of the budgetary provisions.
Some opposition members continued to remain in the assembly chamber as a mark of protest even after the House was adjourned.
(अलीगढ़ उप्र)भजपाई रघुराज सिंह ने अब नया विवाद खड़ा करते हुए बुर्के पर प्रतिबंध की मांग उठाई
भाजपा के एक नेता ने सोमवार को ‘बुर्के’ पर प्रतिबंध की मांग करके नया विवाद उत्पन्न कर दिया। उनका कहना है कि बुर्का राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा के लिए खतरा है।
रघुराज सिंह ने कहा कि देश में बुर्के पर प्रतिबंध लगना चाहिए जैसा अन्य कई देशों में है।
सिंह हाल ही में तब सुर्खियों में आये थे, जब उन्होंने मुख्यमंत्री योगी आदित्यनाथ के खिलाफ नारेबाजी करने वाले एएमयू के छात्रों को कथित तौर पर जिन्दा दफन करने की धमकी दी थी।
उन्होंने कहा, ‘‘मेरा स्पष्ट मानना है कि बुर्का श्रीलंका, चीन, अमेरिका और कनाडा में इस्तेमाल नहीं होता। इसे हमारे देश में भी प्रतिबंधित होना चाहिए ताकि आतंकवादी इसका फायदा ना उठा पायें। शाहीन बाग में लोग बुर्का पहनकर बैठे हैं। बुर्का आतंकवादियों, चोरों और असामाजिक तत्वों को छिपने में मदद करता है इसलिए इस पर प्रतिबंध लगना चाहिए।’
सिंह ने बुर्के की उत्पत्ति समझाते हुए कहा, ‘‘यह रामायण की शूर्पणखा से निकला। जब उसके नाक कान काटे गये तो वह अरब भाग गयी जहां छिपने के लिए रेगिस्तान था। चूंकि उसके नाक कान कट गये थे, इसलिए उसने बुर्के से अपना चेहरा छिपाया। बुर्का मानव के लिए आवश्यक नहीं है।’’
सिंह की पार्टी में स्थिति के बारे में पूछने पर भाजपा प्रवक्ता चंद्रमोहन ने कहा कि वह ना तो मंत्री हैं और ना ही विधायक।