Shoaib Malik Posts Emotional Message After Pulling Out Of T10 League

Shoaib Malik will not be a part of the T10 League, the Pakistan cricketer announced via an emotional post on his official Twitter handle on Monday night. Shoaib Malik was set to play for the Punjab Legends in the second season of the T10 League but he said that he wants to be with his wife, Sania Miza, and son, Izhaan Mirza-Malik, “more than anything else”. Shoaib Malik and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who got married on April 12, 2010, became parents of a baby boy on October 29.

Shoaib Malik had taken to Twitter to announce that Sania Mirza and him had named their son, Izhaan Mirza-Malik.

However, Shoaib Malik, who is a key member of the Pakistan cricket team, had to return to national duty with his side hosting New Zealand in a two-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series.

Following the T20I series, Pakistan and New Zealand clashed in a three-match ODI series, which ended on Sunday.

The two teams will also face other in a three-match Test series but Shoaib Malik is not part of the Pakistan squad.

The first Test will take place from 16 November in Abu Dhabi, with the second in Dubai from 24 November. The teams will move to Abu Dhabi, again, for the third Test, which starts on December 3.

The second edition of the T10 cricket league will be held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from November 21 to December 2.

The league will have eight teams compared to six last year — Kerala Kings, Punjab Legends, Maratha Arabians, Bengal Tigers, The Karachians, Rajputs, Northern Warriors and Pakhtoons.

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Leicester City Pay Emotional Tribute To Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Newcastle United Boost Survival Bid

Under Vichai’s ownership, Leicester won the Premier League in 2016, having started the season as 5,000-1 outsiders.

On Friday, Leicester announced plans to erect a statue of Vichai at the stadium and the club honoured the charismatic owner with a poignant tribute video and a two-minute silence prior to kick-off.

Vichai’s son Aiyawatt laid a wreath and tears flowed around the King Power as fans held up scarves with the slogan ‘Forever in our hearts’.

There was also applause in the 60th minute to mark Vichai’s age when he died.

Leicester, who beat Cardiff 1-0 in their first game following Vichai’s death, had flown many of their squad to Thailand for part of the owner’s funeral.

Claude Puel’s side shrugged off any fatigue with a dominant display against Burnley, but they couldn’t find what would have been a fitting winner.

“It was difficult with a lot of emotion around the game. We were unlucky but I was proud of the players’ performance because they gave their best in this situation,” Puel said.

“There was a lot of emotion. It was a tough week to prepare this game without training sessions and a long journey to Bangkok. 

“The players compensated with desire. I hope we can continue this response to honour our chairman.”

At St James’ Park, Newcastle sealed a second successive league win for the first time in nine months.

Salomon Rondon scored his first Premier League goal for Newcastle when the on-loan West Brom striker netted from close range in the seventh minute.

Bournemouth lost Adam Smith to a serious knee injury that left the defender needing oxygen during eight minutes of treatment before he was carried off.

Rondon doubled Newcastle’s advantage five minutes before half-time, heading in from Kenedy’s cross.

Jefferson Lerma reduced the deficit with his first goal for Bournemouth in first half stoppage-time, but Newcastle held on to move away from the relegation zone.

– Under fire –

Huddersfield remain in the bottom three after West Ham salvaged a 1-1 draw at the John Smith’s Stadium.

David Wagner’s side went ahead in the sixth minute when Alex Pritchard drove his shot past West Ham keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

But Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson levelled for West Ham with his third goal in his last two games in the 74th minute.

Southampton have gone eight league games without a win after Watford snatched a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s.

Mark Hughes’ team, thrashed 6-1 by Manchester City last weekend, took the lead in the 20th minute when Manolo Gabbiadini struck for his first goal of the season.

It was Southampton’s first league goal in open play for 615 minutes.

Referee Simon Hooper was under fire when Southampton’s Charlie Austin had a second-half goal controversially ruled out for offside against Maya Yoshida, who was stood near the ball but did not touch it.

Watford’s Jose Holebas added to Southampton’s frustration with an 82nd-minute equaliser that took a big deflection off Southampton’s Cedric Soares.

“It’s ridiculous. We scored a perfectly good goal that was ruled out. The officials cost us two points,” Austin fumed. 

“They said it was offside, that is a joke. People go on about VAR, if this is the best, most-watched league in the world then give them all the help they need.”

Sol Bamba’s last-gasp goal gave struggling Cardiff a 2-1 win over 10-man Brighton.

Neil Warnock’s side marked their manager’s 100th game in charge of the Welsh club with only their second league victory this season.

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Lee Probert Books Leicester FC Midfielder Demarai Gray For “Emotional Tribute” To Late Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Gets Slammed On Twitter

After scoring the winner against Cardiff City on Saturday, Leicester City midfielder Demarai Gray paid an emotional tribute to his late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in a helicopter crash in the car parking lot of the King Power Stadium barely a week ago. But the on-field tribute was followed by Gray being booked by English referee Lee Probert. The incident took place in the 55th minute when a superb cross from Ben Chilwell helped Gray score a goal, which he dedicated to Srivaddhanaprabha by lifting his shirt to reveal a heartfelt message, “For Vichai”. It earned Gray a booking from referee.

The Leicester players huddled together in celebration at full-time, with many of them due to fly to Thailand to join Vichai’s funeral immediately after the game.

The video soon made rounds on the Internet with the Foxes fans all over the world slamming Lee Probert for his insensitive decision.

Thai billionaire Vichai was among five people killed when his helicopter crashed outside Leicester’s King Power Stadium following last Saturday’s match against West Ham.

The horrific accident triggered a week of mourning in Leicester and around the world of football.

Leicester City, currently 10th in the Premier League table with five wins, identical number of losses and one draw will next face Burnely at home.

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Darren Lehmann Reveals Emotional Struggles Post Ball-Tampering Scandal

He tearfully quit in the aftermath despite being cleared of any direct role and contracted until the 2019 Ashes series in England, with Justin Langer taking over.

His decision followed then captain Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and opening batsman Cameron Bancroft receiving lengthy bans for the plot to alter the ball using sandpaper.

“I saw people, and am still seeing people about it. That’s a work in progress,” Lehmann told the Sydney Daily Telegraph as he prepares to re-launch his career as a commentator.

“I don’t think people know how much it affects people behind the scenes, but that’s one of those things that you go through. The help of family and close friends got me through.”

Lehmann, who will be behind the microphone for Australia’s first one-day international against South Africa in Perth on Sunday, said the governing body offered psychological support “but you could always have more, can’t you?”

“For me, it was okay. It was a tough time and you had bad days and good days and I’m sure all those other three blokes (players) had worse days,” he said.

“You just hope they get the right help, everyone gets the right help when they need it. There could have been more help but they certainly didn’t just leave us hanging either.”

Players ‘respectful’ to staff

Lehmann was hailed as a saviour when he took over in 2013 and led Australia to a 5-0 sweep in the 2013-2014 Ashes Test series against old rivals England.

But he has since been accused by critics of overseeing a toxic team culture that damaged the reputation of the famed Baggy Green cap.

While he and the three players have all paid a price, no one at Cricket Australia has been held to account, although the governing body has accepted some culpability and former CEO James Sutherland has departed, along with team performance boss Pat Howard.

An independent review that CA commissioned, released Monday, slammed its “arrogant” and “controlling” culture leading up to the tampering furore, triggering calls for chairman David Peever to quit.

But Lehmann refuted a section of the review that claimed players had “abused” their own staff on match days. There was also a damning assessment of what was described as a bully-boy culture in the dressing room.

“No, I didn’t personally (see players abuse staff). That might have been before my time. I didn’t see that in my time. They were always respectful and I didn’t have a problem with that,” he told the newspaper.

“You’re a family travelling around,” he added. “Some of that has been hurtful saying the culture is not great, because it’s not too bad.”

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सपना चौधरी अपनी मां को लेकर हुईं इमोशनल, बोलीं- मैंने अपने पापा को नहीं देखा, लेकिन...; देखें VIDEO

सपना चौधरी (Sapna Choudhary) अपने मां के साथ

खास बातें

  1. सपना चौधरी हुईं इमोशनल
  2. अपनी मां को लेकर बोली ये बात
  3. वीडियो इंटरनेट पर वायरल

नई दिल्ली: बॉलीवुड (Bollywood) में धमाल मचा चुकी सपना चौधरी (Sapna Choudhary) ने हरियाणवी (Haryanvi), पंजाबी (Punjabi) और भोजपुरी (Bhojpuri) इंडस्ट्री में भी अपने डांस का जादू चला रही हैं. सपना चौधरी इन दिनों लाइव स्टेज परफॉर्मेंस के लिए यूपी के शहरों में पहुंच चुकी हैं. वह शनिवार को लखनऊ में होंगी, जबकि अगले दिन 14 अक्टूबर को इलाहाबाद, 15 अक्टूबर को आगरा और आखिर में दिल्ली में 17 अक्टूबर को स्टेज परफॉर्मेंस करेंगी. सपना चौधरी को लेकर दिवानगी इतनी है कि लाइव परफॉर्मेंस के दौरान हजारों की संख्या में दर्शक मौजूद होते हैं. फिलहाल सपना चौधरी (Sapna Choudhary) एक और वीडियो सोशल मीडिया पर काफी वायरल हो रहा है, जिसमें वह अपनी मां को लेकर काफी इमोशनल हो गई. हालांकि यह वीडियो पुराना है, लेकिन यह अब भी वायरल हो रहा है.

सपना चौधरी को बुलंदियों पर पहुंचाने वाला Video आया सामने, आपने देखा क्या…

सपना चौधरी इस वीडियो में अपनी मां के साथ बैठी हुई थी, जब वहां मौजूद किसी ने मां के बारे में पूछा तो उन्होंने कहा, ‘ये मेरी गुरु हैं मेरी सबकुछ हैं… ये मेरी मां हैं मेरी पापा हैं… पापा को नहीं देखा मैंने, क्योंकि उस टाइम खो दिया.. जानती ही नहीं पापा किसे बोलते हैं.. तो इसलिए ये मेरी मां, पापा, दोस्त, चाचा, ताऊ, चाची समेत पूरा परिवार हैं…’ सपना चौधरी (Sapna Choudhary) अपनी मां के बारे में बताते हुए काफी इमोशनल दिखीं. इससे मालूम पड़ता है कि वह अपनी मां के सबसे करीब हैं. सपना चौधरी की पॉपुलैरिटी दुनियाभर में हो चुकी हैं. उनका सबसे मशहूर गाना ‘तेरी आंख्या का यो काजल’ (Teri Aankya Ka Yo Kajal) सॉन्ग सबसे ज्यादा हिट हुआ.


Video: सपना चौधरी खेल रही थीं बिल्ली से, तभी बातों-बातों में कह बैठीं दिल की बात और फिर…


सपना चौधरी (Sapna Choudhary) लोकप्रियता के मामले में अब काफी आगे निकल चुकी हैं और अब वे सिर्फ उत्तर भारत तक ही सीमित नहीं रही हैं बल्कि देश भर में उनकी पहचान कायम हो गई है तभी तो अब लखनऊ से लेकर बिहार तक में शो कर रही हैं, और उनके शो में खूब भीड़ भी जुटती है.


सपना चौधरी की लोकप्रियता में इजाफा करने का काम ‘बिग बॉस’ ने किया. सपना ने बिग बॉस-11 में आकर धूम मचा दी थी, और उसके बाद तो वे हरियाणवी से लेकर बॉलीवुड तक में अपना सिक्का जमा चुकी हैं. बॉलीवुड में वे ‘दोस्ती के साइड इफेक्ट्स’ से एक्टिंग डेब्यू करने जा रही हैं, और ‘वीरे की वेडिंग’ और ‘नानू की जानू’ में स्पेशल सॉन्ग कर चुकी हैं.

…और भी हैं बॉलीवुड से जुड़ी ढेरों ख़बरें…

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Italy Held By Ukraine As Genoa Bridge Victims Remembered On Emotional Night

Mancini, 53, was the most capped player in Sampdoria’s history and also the Genoa club’s top scorer winning a Serie A, four Italian Cup and a European Cup Winners Cup with the club.

Play was halted at the 43rd minute to remember the 43 people who died in last August’s bridge disaster, with the words “Genova nel cuore” (Genoa in the heart) flashing up on the stadium’s big screens with players and supporters carrying out a minute’s applause for the victims.

With 12,000 fans in attendance, around 105,000 euros was raised for the disaster fund.

For Mancini it was “a strong moment of emotion” having lived years in Genoa and crossed the bridge many times.

“It was a touching moment and an important one for the victims of this horrible accident. Being the Italy coach in my old stadium was particularly moving for me.”

Mancini took over four-time world champions Italy after their failure to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, but has just one win in six games since May, against Saudi Arabia.

“We regret not having made the fans happy up until the end, even if we did good things,” added the Italy coach of whistles which accompanied the players off the pitch.

“I’m fed up of not winning and so is everyone. The positive thing is that today the team played good football for long periods. It was a friendly, so hopefully we can start winning on Sunday.”

For Italy the game was a warm-up ahead of the weekend’s Nations League game against Poland, with the Ukraine playing the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

Paris St Germain midfielder Marco Veratti returned after a long lay-off with Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella, 21, making his senior Italy debut.

Pyatov has made a number of fine saves, clearing a low Bernardeschi curling shot after five minutes and a Leonardo Bonucci volley.

There was a double chance just before half-time, as Lorenzo Insigne’s effort was beaten away by Pyatov and a Barella volley deflected over.

But Bernardeschi finally got the better of Pyatov after 55 minutes before being replaced by Lazio’s Ciro Immobile.

Federico Chiesa missed a chance to close down the game for the Italians, and moments later Mykyta Burda headed down for Malinovskiy to volley in.

“We deserved to score at least a couple of goals tonight,” said Mancini.

“Now we have four days to prepare for Poland and will try to give our best.”

In the Nations League, Italy play Poland in Chorzow, after drawing 1-1 against the Poles in Bologna and losing 1-0 to European champions Portugal.

Ukraine play the Czech Republic at home in Kharkiv on Tuesday.

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On World Mental Health Day, Emotional Deepika Padukone Says She’s #NotAshamed

Deepika Padukone in a video shared by the Live Love Laugh Foundation. (Image courtesy: YouTube)

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On World Mental Health Day, actress Deepika Padukone urged her fans to share their stories of battling mental illnesses. In a video she posted on Instagram, Deepika recounted that she was diagnosed with clinical depression in 2014 and added that 90 per cent people diagnosed with depression in India do not seek help. She also talked about battling depression in a video posted on YouTube by the Live Love Laugh Foundation (LLLF), in which she said, ‘Waking up was tough because I didn’t want to face the day.” She broke down and added: “I was extremely conscious of being surrounded by people because if I need to break down where I could do that.” She also posted a picture of herself, describing her as a ‘depression survivor.’ It’s a part of the LLLF’s awareness campaign inviting survivors of mental illness to share their stories.




On Instagram, Deepika also wrote: “There are others who refuse to seek help due to the stigma attached to mental illnesses. In 2015, I shared my story. Today I urge you to share yours too using the hashtag #NotAshamed.”


Here’s Deepika Padukone’s first post:



In 2015, Deepika Padukone shared the details of what she went through when she was battling depression. Speaking to NDTV, Deepika said she felt “empty and directionless” when she was diagnosed with clinical depression in 2014. Last year, Deepika Padukone called battling depression ‘a bad experience’ and added that she feared a relapse, reported news agency PTI. “I don’t think I can say that I’m completely over it (depression). There is always a fear at the back of my mind that I might have a relapse because it has been such a bad experience for me,” PTI quoted Deepika Padukone as saying. Deepika Padukone lunched the Live Love Laugh Foundation in 2015 to help those battling mental illnesses.

Deepika Padukone was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat” and so far, she has only signed up for DJ Caruso’s xXx 4.

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Indonesia Earthquake: So Happy, So Emotional

Azwan found his wife Dewi alive and well after she was swept away in the tsunami (AFP)


It was two agonising days of searches through makeshift morgues and hospitals before Azwan found his wife Dewi alive and well after she was swept away in the tsunami that crashed into the Indonesian city of Palu.

Recounting the story beside her at a small roadside stall in the quake-hit city, the 38-year-old civil servant struggled to keep his emotions in check, tears welling up behind his glasses.

“I was so happy, so emotional — thank god I could see her again,” Azwan, who like many Indonesians only has one name, told news agency AFP.

His is a rare story of hope, in a place where the sense of despair, grief and loss hangs thick.

Dewi was registering guests for a festival at a beachside hotel when the tremor sent a jolt through the ground.

Soon a wall of water was rushing at her.

“A wave came and hit me hard. When I regained consciousness, suddenly I was on the street in front of the hotel. I remember hearing people shouting ‘Tsunami! Tsunami!’,” she told news agency AFP.

Her clothes ripped and torn, she wandered through the debris-littered streets until she found an evacuation post where she stayed overnight.

“No food, no water,” she recalled. “We were told to wait until it was safe, while the aftershocks kept coming.”

On the other side of the city her husband, Azwan, was stricken with worry having survived the quake with their young daughter but without news of his wife.

After night fell, he began the grim task that would consume him for close to 48 hours: Checking patients and body bags at the city’s overrun medical centres.

“When I couldn’t find my wife in any of the bags I went back to the hospital, the police hospital, and checked the morgue,” he said.

“There were a massive amount of dead bodies there. It was so messy — on the terrace, inside, on top of each other.”

On Sunday, just as he was beginning to accept “God’s way”, his wife appeared, injured and limping towards the family home.

“When she got off the motorbike — it was euphoria,” he said.

“Everyone was crying. Our relatives broke into tears, they came to hug her.”

Dewi thanked God she was given “another chance” but was still struggling to come to grips with the ordeal.

“Even now I can’t believe I’m here alive,” she said.

“I’m still traumatised, especially because my sibling has not yet been found.”

At least 844 people are already known to have died in the twin disaster, but officials say that number is certain to rise.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has warned that 191,000 people are in urgent need of help, among them 46,000 children and 14,000 elderly.

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Europe Hold Off Tense US Fightback For Emotional Triumph

In the process, Molinari — who had been winless in six prior Ryder Cup matches — became the first European and only the fourth player ever to go 5-for-5 in a Ryder Cup and did so just two months after hoisting the Claret Jug.

“It feels great but it’s not about me,” he said. “It was about time to have them but it’s about the group not the individual.

“I couldn’t even dream of a summer like this.”

Europe had seized a 10-6 edge in Saturday’s foursomes and fourballs matches and needed only 4 1/2 points from Sunday’s 12 singles matches to swipe the trophy.

The US team needed to match the greatest last-day comebacks in Ryder Cup history by taking eight singles points to keep the Cup, but there was no French magic like Europe’s 2012 ‘Miracle at Medinah’ or the Americans’ 1999 victory in the ‘Battle of Brookline’.

The Americans, who haven’t won in Europe since 1993, lead the all-time rivalry 26-14 with two drawn but the Europeans’ ninth victory in the past 12 attempts gave them an 11-8 with one drawn edge since expansion from a British-Irish squad after 1977.

Americans pulled within 10 1/2-9 1/2 Sunday before Europe’s first singles victory came from Danish rookie Thorbjorn Olesen, who beat three-time major winner Jordan Spieth 5 and 4.

Spain’s Jon Rahm followed by downing Tiger Woods 2 and 1, keeping the 14-time major champion winless in four matches this week and snuffing out any US momentum.

‘Best feeling of my life’

Rahm, who led after all but one hole, pumped his fists and screamed with joy after his winning four-foot birdie putt, which came after a three-putt bogey at the par-3 16th, left Europe two wins from victory.

“To beat Tiger, one of the greatest players of all time, for the pivotal point, it’s the best feeling of my life,” Rahm said.

England’s Ian Poulter, Europe’s wildcard talisman, birdied the 18th hole to beat world number one Dustin Johnson 2-up and put Europe on the brink of victory.

That set the stage for Molinari to clinch the win after Mickelson found water at 16 and conceded.

Spain’s Sergio Garcia, last year’s Masters champion, followed that by beating Rickie Fowler 2 and 1, vaulting him to 25.5 career Ryder Cup points, breaking Nick Faldo’s old mark of 25.

Matches stood on a knife’s edge deep into the afternoon, the Americans clinging to hopes as tension built across the back nine.

Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy endured a last-hole collapse and lost 1-up to American four-point rookie Justin Thomas in the opening match. McIlroy’s tee shot plugged in a right-side bunker, his second rolled back into the sand and his third found the water. He surrendered the hole and match after failing to sink his bogey bid from the drop zone with Thomas on the green in two.

“I’m happy I got that point. I’m getting goosebumps talking about it,” Thomas said. “It wasn’t a fitting way for the match to end.”

Third-ranked Brooks Koepka, this year’s US Open and PGA Championship winner, halved with England’s Paul Casey in a match neither led by more than 1-up.

“I threw a lot at him,” Casey said. “It was a classic match. Very proud to turn that match around and grab that half point.”

Webb Simpson followed with an eight-foot birdie putt to finish off Justin Rose 3 and 2 and US rookie Tony Finau closed with five birdies in his last eight holes in a 6 and 4 rout of England’s Tommy Fleetwood to lift the Americans within 10 1/2-9 1/2.

“I played incredible golf,” Finau said.

Fleetwood flopped in his chance to become the first European to win 5-of-5 matches at a Cup.

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Rahul Gandhi’s Emotional Promise On Rafale

Without naming anyone, Rahul Gandhi attacked “India’s Commander-in-Thief” in another tweet.

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Rahul Gandhi has given an emotional twist to the Congress’s continuing attack on the ruling BJP over the controversial Rafale jet deal. In his latest tweet, the Congress chief sympathised with soldiers and those who worked for the state-run defence manufacturer which was allegedly ignored to favour a rookie firm, and promised justice in the alleged corruption in the massive $8.6 billion deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. The tweet accompanied photographs of war memorial Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate for effect.

The Congress has been alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi sealed the deal without any transparency and how it benefitted Anil Ambani, whose debt-ridden firm became Dassault’s offset partner in India. Dassault, the company that manufactures the Rafale fighter, has to invest 50 per cent of the overall value of the deal or Rs 30,000 crore in partnering with defence manufacturers in India.

The BJP has dismissed Congress’s allegations saying that the party has run out of issues to point fingers at the government and therefore, raking up the Rafale issue to gain political mileage.

Amid allegations and counter-allegations in the run-up to the national elections and several state elections en route, former French president Francois Hollande, who negotiated the Rafale deal with PM Modi, said last week that they weren’t given any choice. “…it was the Indian government that proposed Reliance” he had said.

A day later, he said that it was for Dassault to comment on whether it was pressured to collaborate with Mr Ambani’s firm.

Dassault has denied any pressure or influence.

Mr Hollande’s admission, however, acted as a catalyst for the opposition’s attack, empowering the Congress to allege that PM Modi cut out Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) to favour Anil Ambani.

While speaking to Congress supporters in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi, his parliamentary constituency, Mr Gandhi quipped that “the fun has just begun”.

“The man who came to remove corruption has himself given Rs 30,000 crore to Anil Ambani. The fun has just begun, things are set to turn more interesting. In the next two-three months you will have fun after we will show you Narendra Modi’s work — Rafale, Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi, Demonetisation, Gabbar Singh Tax. All of it is theft. One by one, we will show that Narendra Modi ji is not a chowkidar (gatekeeper), but a chor (thief),” Rahul Gandhi said last night.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said nothing else could be expected from a leader whose “entire family” is buried in scams.

“It’s a matter of shame for the Congress that a person like Rahul Gandhi, who is irresponsible and is a liar, is their president. We can’t expect anything else from a leader whose entire family is buried in scams, be it Bofors or National Herald,” said Mr Prasad.

In the history of independent India, no national party president has ever made such comments about a prime minister, he added.

The deal to buy Rafale fighters was signed by the NDA government with France in 2016 after the previous Congress government’s negotiations were scrapped. The Congress-led UPA’s plan was to buy 18 off-the-shelf jets from France’s Dassault Aviation, with 108 others being assembled in India by the HAL in Bengaluru.

But according to the new deal, India would buy 36 ready-to-fly Rafale jets.

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