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Not allowed to meet LG, send us to jail: Rakesh Tikait

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Protesting farmers on Saturday gheraoed Raj Bhavans in different states on completion of 7 months of their agitation and tried to give memorandum to the Lieutenant Governor. In Delhi, the farmers under the leadership of Yudhveer Singh were not allowed to meet the LG, after which Bhartiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said, “Either let the farmers meet the Lieutenant Governor or send us to Tihar Jail.”

Farmer leader Yudhveer Singh and others who were sitting at Ghazipur border, had come to meet the LG. Singh said that the farmers will submit a memorandum to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, but the farmers were not given time. However, the Delhi Police kept all the farmers with them.

The farmers have alleged that their leaders have been held by the Delhi police and are being taken from one place to another, and were not allowed to meet the LG. After that Rakesh Tikait held a meeting at Ghazipur border.

Rakesh Tikait, after the meeting, said, “We have made it clear that either the farmers be allowed to meet the Lieutenant Governor or they should be sent to Tihar Jail. There will be no protest to get them released.”

“We have also decided in the meeting that, we will hold two yatras in the month of July. One will start from Shamli on July 9, and will reach Singhu border on July 10, passing through Baghpat. The other yatra will start on July 24 from Bijnor and will reach Ghazipur border on July 25 through Meerut. I will come to Ghazipur border on July 25.”

Meanwhile, in view of the sensitive situation in Delhi, the security of the Lieutenant Governor’s residence has been beefed up. No one is being allowed to meet him.

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BJP claims better performance than UPA govt in economic domain

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The political tussle between Congress and BJP has intensified with respect to the ‘politics of performance’. While Congress is constantly trying to put the Modi government in the dock regarding the economic condition of the country and rising inflation, BJP claims that their government has fared much better in the domain of economy.

Comparing the size of the country’s economy in the tenures of UPA and NDA governments, BJP expressed on twitter that during 10 years of the UPA government, India moved up just one notch as the world’s largest economy. On the other hand, the Indian economy has climbed up five places to become the world’s fifth largest economy in just eight-and-a-half years of under Modi.

India moved from 11th to 10th largest economy in ten years of UPA while India has moved from 10th to 5th largest economy in eight and half years of BJP-led NDA.

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Mumbai Police takes underworld don Chhota Shakeel’s relative Salim Fruit’s custody

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The Anti extortion cell (AEC) of the Mumbai Police on Tuesday said that it has arrested Underworld gangster and Dawood Ibrahim’s close aide Chhota Shakeel’s relative Salim Qureshi alias Salim Fruit in a fresh case of land grabbing.

The police said a family based in South Africa had filed a complaint saying that their property in the Umerkhadi area of South Mumbai was allegedly grabbed by preparing fake documents. A case under relevant sections of the IPC was registered by the Economic Offence Wing of the city police and it was later transferred to the AEC.

Initial investigations revealed the involvement of five people including Salim Fruit in the matter following which the police arrested the suspects, an official said.

The police said the complainant had said that his property which is worth over Rs 25 crore was grabbed by making fake documents. The property was originally owned by his father.

“Salim Fruit was lodged in jail. He had been arrested by the NIA in a previous case. With the court’s permission, we have taken him into our custody and he is arrested in the matter,” said DCP Prashant Kadam.

The police said the arrested suspects were produced before a court that sent them to police custody. Further investigations into the matter are going on.

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Maharashtra: Shinde-Fadnavis government launches Disability Welfare Department

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The Maharashtra government of Shinde Fadnavis established a separate Disability Welfare Department for the holistic development of the disabled. The department will be operational beginning December 3.

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