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By making triple talaq illegal, NDA gave freedom to Muslim women: J.P. Nadda

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BJP president J. P. Nadda on Monday said that 125 Indian laws were not enforced in Jammu and Kashmir before the repeal of Article 370 and the NDA government accorded freedom to the Muslim women by declaring Triple Talaq illegal.

Addressing an election rally at Jamugurihat Sootea in Sonitpur district, Nadda said that even though triple talaq was unacceptable in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and many other Muslim countries, it was unfortunately active in India.

“Before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, no previous government dared to repeal Article 370 and to enact a law against triple talaq,” he said.

The BJP president said that peace and prospery has been established both in Jammu and Kashmir and Assam “BJP is working for Assam’s peace and prosperity.”

Lambasting the Congress, he said before 2016, during the rule of the Congress party in Assam, 2,250 people and 284 security personnel were killed by militants and people were living in a fear psychosis.

“But the NDA government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed a historic accord with the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) last year and after that 3,000 militants of four factions of the NDFB had surrendered and over 4,000 sophisticated rifles deposited to the government. Besides, 2,300 extremists were arrested,” he said.

Announcing that Assam will become a flood-free state, Nadda said that a satellite survey is now underway to make detailed projects for the purpose.

“Rs 53, 000 crore was approved in this year’s central budget for Assam,” he said adding that the BJP governments both at the Centre and in the state are working to protect the state’s traditions and culture.

“Besides construction of India’s longest (4.9 km) rail-cum-road Bogibeel bridge in Assam on the mighty Brahmaputra river, many big bridges have been either constructed or are under construction.”

The former union health minister said that the government had successfully tamed the Covid-19 pandemic in India with a population of 130 crore even as the many countries could not succeed to deal with the disease properly.

“Once India had just one Covid sample testing laboratory. Now we have 2,500 testing labs with 12 lakh people who can be tested in a day. India is capable of producing over five lakh kits per day. India’s mortality rate is the lowest and the recovery rate the highest in the world,” he said.

The BJP President told the gathering that they had to decide whether they wanted the guarantee of roads, medical colleges or Congress’ corruption.

Elections to the 126-member Assam assembly will be held in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6.

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By giving clean chit to Agra hospital, UP govt did mock drill of inquiry: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for giving a clean chit to an Agra hospital where 22 patients died after oxygen supply was allegedly cut during a drill.

She said that the government has closed all the doors of justice.

Priyanka, who is also the in-charge of UP Congress, tweeted: “What an irony. According to reports a hospital in Agra conducted mock drill by allegedly cutting the oxygen supply and the BJP government gave clean chit to the hospital doing mock drill of the inquiry. The paths of government and the hospital have been cleared. By not listening to the complaints of the patients families, the government has shut all hope of justice.”

She also attached a news report claiming that a clean chit was given to the Paeas Hospital, which was caught in a controversy after a video surfaced online.

In the video, a man was heard saying to conduct a mock drill on oxygen supply.

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Gurugram: FIR against ex-BJP MLA for forging court records

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Following a complaint by the District Town Planner (DTP), the Gurugram police on Friday registered FIRs against three persons, including a former Gurugram BJP MLA for allegedly forging court records and circulating them on social media, the police said on Saturday.

According to the police, on May 16, former BJP MLA Umesh Aggarwal’s associates had filed a plea alleging contempt of court against the officials of the DTP team for carrying out demolition drive in an illegal colony in Sector-77 Kherki Daula, on June 10.

The District Town Planner R.S. Batth in his police complaint alleged that former MLA, Umesh Aggarwal had circulated forged court summons on social media, claiming that a contempt of court proceedings had been initiated against the officials of the DTP department by a court.

Following the complaint, an FIR has been registered against three under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Sector-14 police station.

“Before carrying out the demolition drive, all legal formalities were taken but the trio continue to develop an illegal colony,” Bhatt told IANS.

“In connection with the matter an FIR has been registered. Further probe is underway,” said a police officer.

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BJP demands attempt to murder case against Pinarayi Vijayan

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Joining issue in the ongoing war of words between chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and new Congress president K. Sudhakaran, on Saturday, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan demanded that an attempt to murder case against Vijayan be lodged.

On Saturday, at Sudhakaran’s press conference, his party colleague K. Gopi, who hails from Vijayan’s village in Kannur, recalled an old incident, that in 1977 when 26 beedi workers were terminated from a society, they led a protest.

“I was leading the protest and then Vijayan with a sword led a group of people and he brandished his sword and it hit my hand and the injury mark is still there,” said Gopi showing his hand and adding that despite his complaint to the local police then, there was no further action in the case.

Muraleedharan told the media in the state capital that if the Congress party is serious in the allegation, they should register a police complaint.

“There is no time limit to an attempt to murder case and hence, Sudhakaran should ask Gopi to go forward and register a fresh complaint,” said Muraleedharan.

He also pointed out that in the past two days both these leaders have been revisiting their college days at the Government Brennen College and have been saying about their deeds then and it shows that both of them were goons and criminals.

“My appeal to both of them is not to portray a great institution like Brennen College by distorting its greatness, and lowering it as a place of goons,” said Muraleedharan.

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