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What About PM Narendra Modi In 2002?

Amit Shah had hit out at caretaker chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (File Photo)


The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Thursday hit back at BJP president Amit Shah for questioning its chief K Chandrasekhar Rao’s move to go in for early elections in the state, saying he has done exactly what the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi chose to do in 2002.

Addressing a BJP rally at Karimnagar, 160 km from Hyderabad on Wednesday, Mr Shah had hit out at caretaker chief minister Rao, saying it has thrust additional election expenditure of hundreds of crores of rupees on people of the state, which in the normal course should have gone to the polls, along with that of Lok Sabha during April-May next year.

Mr Shah also claimed KCR’s move stemmed from the fact that he is “scared” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, suggesting that the Modi factor would have influenced the state polls, had it been held simultaneously with Lok Sabha.

The Telangana assembly elections will be held on December 7.

The assembly was dissolved on September 6 on the recommendation of Mr Rao, cutting short the term of the House by nearly nine months.

Speaking to PTI, Karimnagar Lok Sabha member B Vinod Kumar sought to counter Mr Shah.

Mr Kumar, also deputy floor leader of the TRS in the Lok Sabha, said at some point or the other, leaders, including Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, NT Rama Rao and N Chandrababu Naidu, have opted for early elections.

“All political parties have gone in for early elections some time or other. Even Modi also. Why did Modi go for early elections in 2002? Modi should answer first. Just like KCR did, he also went for elections in 2002 eight months before the schedule. Why Modi went (for early elections)? That’s the reply for KCR also,” he said.

Mr Kumar also responded to Mr Shah’s charge that KCR promised to make a Dalit the chief minister before the 2014 elections but did not honour it; and also that his agenda now is to make his son (KT Rama Rao) or daughter (K Kavitha) chief minister.

Mr Rama Rao was a Cabinet minister in the dissolved assembly, while Ms Kavitha is Lok Sabha member from Nizamabad.

“Amit Shah should know that KCR did not make such a statement in the 2014 elections. He made such a statement during the course of our (Telangana statehood) agitation. At the time of the 2014 elections, we were very clear that KCR would be our chief minister. In 2014, we never said (that a Dalit would be made CM),” Vinod Kumar said.

“Neither a Dalit, nor KTR (as Rama Rao is popularly known) nor Kavitha will be on the agenda because KCR will be elected chief minister once again,” he claimed.

Mr Kumar described as “very unfortunate” Mr Shah’s charge that KCR and Congress president Rahul Gandhi are engaged in ‘break-in-India’, while PM Modi is in ‘make-in-India’ mode.

“Supporting minorities and speaking for reservations for minorities… does it mean break in India?” he asked.

On Mr Shah’s charge that the KCR government had failed to fulfill its election promises, Mr Kumar said, “Not at all. We have fulfilled all our election promises made in 2014. We have done much more. We have also implemented what we have not promised in 2014. We have done more than what we have promised.”

Asked about the perception in some political circles that TRS and BJP have a tacit understanding, Mr Kumar was emphatic in denying it.

“Not at all. We are not going to have any political alliance, either with the BJP or Congress in future also,” he asserted.

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List of BJP candidates of Madhya Pradesh will be released soon: Narendra Singh Tomar

मध्यप्रदेश के बीजेपी प्रत्याशियों की सूची जल्द जारी होगी : नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर

बीजेपी नेता नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर (फाइल फोटो).

भोपाल: भोपाल में मुख्यमंत्री आवास में बीजेपी की चुनाव प्रबंधन समिति की बैठक हुई. इस बैठक में टिकट के दावेदारों पर चर्चा की गई.


बैठक में मुख्यमंत्री शिवराज सिंह चौहान, केंद्रीय मंत्री नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर, प्रदेश संगठन महामंत्री सुभाष भगत, प्रदेश प्रभारी विनय सहस्त्रबुद्धे मौजूद थे. बैठक के बाद नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर ने बयान दिया कि दावेदारों की सूची हमारे पास है. पार्टी का केंद्रीय नेतृत्व जल्द ही प्रत्याशियों की सूची जारी करेगा.

बीजेपी नवरात्रि में अपना घोषणा पत्र जारी कर सकती है. बैठक में पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष अमित शाह के प्रवास को लेकर भी चर्चा हुई.

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UNICEF Praises Prime Minister Narendra Modi For Investing Time In Health, Sanitation Issues

PM Modi had said the sanitation coverage has increased from 38 per cent to nearly 80 per cent. (File)


UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for investing the “political time and efforts” in issues like health and sanitation.

She said people start looking around at other things that need improvement when they begin to feel that their community is doing better.

“If you invest a dollar in sanitation solutions, the benefit will be four dollars in terms of health cost prevention, the (reduction in) number of visits you go to a doctor and in the medicines that you don’t have to buy,” Ms Fore told PTI in an interview.

She was in Mumbai to attend an event organised jointly by the UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Friday.

“The prime minister invested political time and effort and what it meant was people began picking up that story. They want to do it for Mahatma Gandhi, for their country and they felt pride in it,” she said in an apparent reference to “Swacch Bharat” Mission.

The flagship cleanliness drive, launched by the prime minister in 2014, aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India’s cities, towns, and rural areas.

PM Modi had said the sanitation coverage in the country has increased from 38 per cent to nearly 80 per cent and asserted that the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ is playing a central role in creating a healthy India.

PM Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron were recently awarded the UN’s “Champions of the Earth” award for their pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance and promoting new areas of cooperation on environmental action.

Ms Fore said, “It (contribution to sanitation) doesn’t have an economic return but when you begin to feel that your community is doing better, it makes you look around at the other things that need improvement”.

“It makes one think that does he have clean water and the solutions for open defecation for all animals in their village, is there a community healthcare clinic, is there enough nutrition for children; not just latrines, what about lighted pathways for all of the girls going to schools. It makes you improve your world,” said the executive director.

When asked about UNICEF’s view on the child mortality rate (CMR) in India during the past decade, Ms Fore said it has shown improvement.

“Since 1990s, when the numbers first began, there was a significant reduction in child mortality. Sanitation, clean India should bring numbers down further. What we don’t know yet is how much further they should bring them down. But it’s an exciting journey for India and we really are on the right path,” she said.

Ms Fore feels that health is one of the challenges an emerging country like India could face in its journey towards a clean nation.

“Clean water brings health benefits in a way that many other national strategies cannot,” she said.

Ms Fore said learning new skills is another challenge for a developing nation because many new industries are expected to flourish.

“(Another challenge is to) How to get more women in labour force…The number of women in formal labour force is going down. If only a third of total women in India are in formal employment, it is not high enough to get all of ideas and energy of India,” she said.

The executive director acknowledged malnutrition as another challenge.

“This is because if a young child does not get proper nutrition before the age of three and first thousand days, it could affect the development of her brain as well as body. It means they cannot be productive, it means the economy will not be doing so well,” she said, adding employment gets affected ultimately because malnutrition denies children an opportunity.

She further said public policy makes a difference in a developing economy.

“So if you begin to look at all these areas a country can look at, India says it wants to skill it youth and (wants to) have a digital future. That vision for future India is what UNICEF and generation unlimited is focused on,” she said.

Ms Fore said if India gets it right for the age group of 10 and 24, it would mean that the country fares well in the decades to come.

“If this young population is not caught between those ages, then it is next to impossible for a country to do well. India’s outreach for these young people will be the tipping point for the developing country,” she said.

When asked if the UNICEF sees the flagship programmes of the prime minister sustaining in future, Ms Fore said, “People want areas like nutrition, health, education, sanitation, water protection etc. irrespective of political climate or which party is in power.

“So it’s up to every community, every household to put a value in it. I believe in terms of sanitation that where there is a room there is a toilet (and) most families would want to keep that. The challenge is to maintain and professionalise it so that people learn to maintain and service it,” she said.

“It’s going to be on each one of us to keep those programmes going that we think benefit the health, education and nutrition in our communities,” she said.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is a United Nations agency headquartered in New York city that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group. 

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PM Narendra Modi Welcomes Russia’s Vladimir Putin With Hug, Focus On S-400 Missiles Deal: 10 Facts

PM Modi and Mr Putin will hold the India-Russia summit on Friday

New Delhi:  Russian President Vladimir Putin is in New Delhi on a two-day visit, the focus of which is the possible inking of a $5 billion deal for to procure Moscow’s most advanced air defence system, the S-400 Triumf, despite a risk of US sanctions against countries buying Russian defence equipment. After being greeted by Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj at the airport, Mr Putin was welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a warm hug at his residence before the two sat down for a private meeting, followed by dinner. On Friday, the two leaders will hold the annual India-Russia bilateral summit.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi To Hold Public Rally In Ajmer On Saturday

PM Modi will address a rally which will be attended by nearly three lakh party workers. (File)


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally in Ajmer on Saturday on the completion of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s ‘Gaurav Yatra’ which she had begun in August, a party functionary said Wednesday.

The prime minister will also visit the Brahma temple in Pushkar, the party’s state chief Madan Lal Saini said.

“Nearly three lakh party workers will attend the historic rally in Ajmer,” Mr Saini said at a press conference.

He said PM Modi will guide the party workers with regards to the upcoming Assembly polls in the state.

Mr Saini said Ms Raje’s yatra which began from the Charbhujanath temple in Rajsamand district under Udaipur division has received a good response.

As the chief minister was not able to cover Bharatpur division during her yatra, she will later hold public dialogues there, he said.

BJP president Amit Shah will address ‘Shakti Kendra Sammelan’ in Sikar and ‘SC Sammelan’ in Bikaner on Thursday.


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India-Led Solar Alliance Will Outshine OPEC, Says PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres attended an International Solar Alliance summit in Delhi

New Delhi: 

An India-led coalition to harness solar energy will eventually replace the OPEC oil cartel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi predicted on Tuesday, as he opened the International Solar Alliance or ISA’s first assembly with UN chief Antonio Guterres.

“The role of the oil wells today will be that of the Sun’s rays tomorrow,” PM Modi said at the meeting in New Delhi.

“In the coming years, when the world discusses initiatives for the welfare of humanity in the 21st century, International Solar Alliance’s name will be at the top. We have prepared everyone to ensure climate justice through this ISA forum,” he said.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries or OPEC pumps around a third of the world’s oil, and over decades has been able to influence the global energy market by controlling the price of crude.

The International Solar Alliance, launched by Prime Minister Modi and then French president Francois Hollande in 2015 and based in India, is an alliance of countries mostly between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn that receive plentiful sunshine.

It aims to reduce the costs of financing solar power and the required technology, and to mobilise more than a trillion dollars to build solar facilities and infrastructure by 2030.

“The International Solar Alliance represents exactly what needs to be done and represents the future,” Mr Guterres said at the event.

“We know what we need to do, and by large, we have the tools to do it. What we still lack, fortunately not here in this room… is the political commitment to make the transformative decisions that will lead us onto a safer path,” he said.

With only a single degree Celsius of warming so far, the world has seen a climate-enhanced crescendo of deadly heatwaves, wild fires and floods, along with superstorms swollen by rising seas.

India’s population of 1.3 billion is particularly vulnerable to climate change. In August, the worst rains and floods in a century pounded Kerala, displacing 1.3 million people, with climate scientists warning that worse is to come if global warming continues unabated.

The International Solar Alliance’s first assembly, involving member countries, banks, development funds, the corporate sector and civil society groups, is due to run until Friday.

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Breaking News : Justice Ranjan Gogoi CJI oath PM Narendra Modi environment award UN chief JDU 03 October 2018

NEWS FLASH : जस्टिस रंजन गोगोई आज सुप्रीम कोर्ट के चीफ जस्टिस पद की शपथ लेंगे

सुप्रीम कोर्ट के सबसे वरिष्‍ठ जज जस्टिस रंजन गोगोई बुधवार को देश के मुख्‍य न्‍यायाधीश का पदभार संभालेंगे. उन्हें राष्ट्रपति भवन में राष्ट्रपति रामनाथ कोविंद पद की शपथ दिलाएंगे. जस्टिस गोगोई इस पद पर पहुंचने वाले पूर्वोत्‍तर भारत के पहले मुख्‍य न्‍यायाधीश होंगे. जस्टिस गोगोई देश के 46वें प्रधान न्‍यायाधीश होंगे और 17 नंवबर 2019 तक उनका कार्यकाल होगा. पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी को आज संयुक्त राष्ट्र के सर्वोच्च पर्यावरण सम्मान ‘चैम्पियंस ऑफ द अर्थ अवॉर्ड’ से सम्मानित किया जाएगा. चुनाव सुधार को लेकर बीजेपी नेता अश्वनी उपाध्यय की ओर से दाखिल याचिका पर आज सुप्रीम कोर्ट सुनवाई करेगा.

बिहार की सत्ताधारी पार्टी जेडीयू बुधवार को को पटना में दलित-महादलित जिला कार्यकर्ता सम्मेलन आयोजित करेगी. श्रीकृष्ण मेमोरियल हॉल में आयोजित होने वाले इस सम्मेलन में आठ से दस हजार लोगों के भाग लेने की संभावना है.

चुनाव सुधार को लेकर बीजेपी नेता अश्वनी उपाध्याय की ओर से दाखिल याचिका पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट बुधवार को सुनवाई करेगा. अश्विनी उपाध्यय ने अपनी याचिका में कहा है कि केंद्र सरकार को चुनावी याचिकाओं के जल्द निपटारे, हाईकोर्ट में ऐसे मामलों की सुनवाई छह महीने या साल भर में पूरी करने के लिए अतिरिक्त जजों की नियुक्ति के निर्देश दिए जाएं.

संयुक्त राष्ट्र के महासचिव एंटोनियो गुटेरेस बुधवार को दिल्ली में एक विशेष कार्यक्रम में प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी को संयुक्त राष्ट्र के सर्वोच्च पर्यावरण सम्मान ‘चैम्पियंस ऑफ द अर्थ अवॉर्ड’ से सम्मानित करेंगे.

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PM Narendra Modi To Unveil 64-Feet Statue Of Peasant Leader Sir Chhotu Ram In Rohtak On October 9

The statue has been designed by renowned sculptor Ram V Suthar and his son Anil Suthar

New Delhi: 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil a 64-feet-tall statue of peasant leader late Sir Chhotu Ram at his native village Garhi Sampla in Haryana’s Rohtak district on October 9, Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh said Tuesday.

The prime minister will also visit a museum where belongings of Sir Chhotu Ram are kept and see a documentary on his life, Mr Singh told reporters.

After the event, PM Modi will address a public rally, the minister informed and indicated that the prime minister may also make some major announcements.

Replying to a question that whether PM Modi is expected to make any major announcements at the rally, in which farmers from adjoining states are also taking part, Mr Singh said, “He (PM) may do so.”

Mr Singh, who is grandson of Sir Chhotu Ram, further said the statute has been designed by renowned sculptor Ram V Suthar and his son Anil Suthar.

“He (Sir Chhotu Ram) was farmers’ voice during the undivided India. Farmers across the country and even in Pakistan remember him because of the courage he showed to protect the rights of the farmers under the British Raj. He helped farmers in getting back their land from money lenders. He is remembered as a hero by the farmers,” Mr Singh said.

On today’s farmer protest, Mr Singh said it is the present government that has taken farmer-friendly initiatives like doubling their income, increasing MSP, etc. Those who are not aware of government efforts will keep on criticising, the minister said.

The function will also be attended by Governors of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, he added.

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PM Narendra Modi tweets for NDTV Dettol Banega Swachh India Cleanathon – PM नरेंद्र मोदी ने की NDTV क्लीनाथॉन की तारीफ, बोले

नई दिल्ली: गांधी जयंती (Gandhi Jayanti) के मौके पर देश भर में स्वच्छता अभियान मनाया जा रहा है. स्वच्छ इंडिया के तहत NDTV ने भी 12 घंटे लगातार ‘क्लीनाथॉन’ अभियान जारी रखा. प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने माइक्रो-ब्लॉगिंग वेबसाइट ट्विटर पर NDTV-डेटॉल ‘बनेगा स्वच्छ इंडिया’ क्लीनाथॉन के प्रयासों की सराहना की है. उन्होंने अपने ट्विटर अकाउंट पर लिखा- ‘मैं NDTV की टीम को स्वच्छता पर और जागरूकता फैलाने के उनके सराहनीय प्रयासों के लिए बधाई देता हूं. ये लोग भारत को और स्वच्छ बनाने के उपायों पर चर्चा के लिए सभी क्षेत्रों के लोगों को एक मंच पर ले आए.’ 

NDTV क्लीनाथॉन में बोले श्रीश्री रविशंकर, हमें लोगों को प्लास्टिक जलाने से होने वाले खतरे के बारे में शिक्षित करना होगा


प्रधानमंत्री के अलावा NDTV क्लीनाथॉन को लेकर वित्त मंत्री अरुण जेटली ने भी सराहा. उन्होंने कहा कि 4 साल पहले जब स्वच्छता का कैंपेन शुरू हुआ था तो लोगों ने सोचा कि इसका भी अन्य कैंपेन की तरह हश्र होगा, लेकिन यह ”पिपल्स मूवमेंट” बन गया है. ग्रामीण भारत में खासकर महिलाएं इसको आगे बढ़ा रही हैं. ऐसी खबरें भी आती हैं जहां टॉयलेट न होने पर लड़कियां शादी से इनकार कर देती हैं. उन्होंने कहा कि आज 92 फीसद ग्रामीण इलाकों में स्वच्छता है. यह मास मूवमेंट से ही संभव हो सका है. अगर आप विकाशसील देश हैं तो सभी पहलुओं पर ध्यान देना होगा. खासकर पर्यावरण और हेल्थकेयर आदि पर. 

NDTV क्लीनाथॉन में अमिताभ बच्चन ने कहा – ”अब तक 8.5 करोड़ शौचालय बन चुके हैं. 2020 तक भारत की औसत आयु 27 साल होगी, हम दुनिया का सबसे युवा देश होंगे. स्वच्छ और स्वस्थ भारत के सपने को सच बनाना है. अगले साल महात्‍मा गांधी की 150वीं जयंती तक देश को खुले में शौचालय से मुक्‍त कराना है.” 

NDTV क्लीनाथॉन में अरुण जेटली ने कहा- पिछले 4 वर्षों में स्वच्छता बना ‘पिपल्स मूवमेंट’

इस दौरान योगगुरु एवं उद्यमी बाबा रामदेव ने कहा, “मैं कहना चाहता हूं कि जहां-जहां शौचालय बनाए जा रहे हैं, वहां पानी भी उपलब्ध करवाया जाए, क्योंकि पानी के बिना ये शौचालय ज़्यादा गंदगी फैलाते हैं, समस्याएं और बीमारियां पैदा करते हैं…” कार्यक्रम में हिस्सा लेने पहुंचे बॉलीवुड के जाने-माने पार्श्वगायक सोनू निगम ने कहा, “हर जगह सार्वजनिक शौचालय बेहद गंदे हैं, क्योंकि हम उन्हें इस्तेमाल करना नहीं जानते… खुश हूं कि स्वच्छता अब लोगों की ज़िन्दगियों का हिस्सा बनती जा रही है…” 

शिवसेना नेता आदित्य ठाकरे ने मुंबई में दादर बीच से क्लीनाथॉन में शिरकत करते हुए कहा, “हम लोगों को चीज़ें इधर-उधर फेंक देने की आदत रही है, लेकिन सौभाग्य से हम अब सफाई को भी आदत में शुमार कर रहे हैं…” केंद्रीय भारी उद्योग एवं सार्वजनिक उद्यम राज्यमंत्री बाबुल सुप्रियो ने NDTV-डेटॉल ‘बनेगा स्वच्छ इंडिया’ क्लीनाथॉन के दौरान कहा, “हमारी ज़िन्दगियों में सफाई को वापस ले आने के लिए मैं प्रधानमंत्री को बधाई देता हूं… हमें याद रखना चाहिए कि परमात्मा को प्रसन्न करने के लिए हमें अपने वातावरण को स्वच्छ रखना होगा…”

NDTV क्लीनाथॉन में नितिन गडकरी ने जताई उम्मीद, अगले साल मार्च तक 99 फीसदी तक साफ हो जाएंगी गंगा

बता दें, NDTV-डेटॉल बनेगा स्वच्छ इंडिया क्लीनाथॉन अपने पांचवें साल में पहुंच गया है, और अपनी पिछली उपलब्धियों को याद करते हुए आगे के लिए अपना एजेंडा तय कर रहा है. कैम्पेन एम्बैसेडर अमिताभ बच्चन बता रहे हैं कि क्लीनाथॉन ने किस तरह भारत सरकार के स्वच्छ भारत अभियान के लक्ष्यों को अपनाया, और देश के ग्रामीण हिस्सों में शौचालय बनवाने, सफाई अभियान चलाने और देशभर में साफ-सफाई व स्वास्थ्य के प्रति जागरूकता फैलाने में अथक परिश्रम करते हुए हाथ बंटाया.

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