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Modi government has restored hope in India: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government is in "action mode" and has restored hope in India.

"The government led by Shri @narendramodi is in action mode and it has been successful in restoring confidence and hope in India and its people," the home minister tweeted.

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government completed one year in office on Monday.


BJP launches mass contact programme in UP

Lucknow : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday kicked off a 'Maha Sampark Abhiyaan' - a contact programme aimed at telling the masses about the achievements of the NDA government at the centre in one year.

State party president Laxmikant Bajpayi launched the programme formally at Nagwa village in Ballia, the birth place of 1857 martyr Mangal Pandey.

Union Rural Development Minister Virendra Singh began the programme at Jhansi while Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti kicked off the campaign in Meerut.


Modi government removed 'loot lobby': Naqvi

Patna : Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government has succeeded in removing the deep-rooted 'loot lobby' and 'champions of corruption' from the corridors of power in Delhi.

Addressing BJP workers in Kishanganj and Purnea district, union Minister of State for Parliamentary and Minority Affairs Naqvi said: "During the last one year, the Modi government's steps to close down the shops of middlemen and power brokers has depressed the 'loot lobby'.

Hearing in defamation case against Digvijaya Singh deferred

New Delhi : A court here on Tuesday deferred hearing of arguments on the issue of framing of charges in a criminal defamation case against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh filed by BJP leader and union minister Nitin Gadkari.

Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha adjourned the hearing on the ongoing arguments over the issue of framing of charges in the case to August 1.

Meanwhile, the court allowed the plea of both leaders seeking exemption from personal appearance.


UP governor returns list of Vidhan Parishad nominees

Ghaziabad : Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Tuesday said he had sent back for re-examination the list of persons to be nominated for the upper house Vidhan Parishad sent by the government for his approval.

"I have asked the government to submit the contribution of the nominated persons in their respective fields like art, culture, literature, social work and cooperatives. I have further asked the government to seek the report from the police whether the nominated person had been involved in any criminal case," he said.


Kejriwal-Modi fighting bitter war in Delhi: Congress

New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday accused the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government and the Narendra Modi dispensation at the Centre of engaging in a "bitter fratricidal" war.

"Kejriwal and Modi are fighting a bitter fratricidal war. In this fire only the people of Delhi are burning," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told media persons here, adding: "Kejriwal who is an anarchist, finds it difficult to govern."

Surjewala said: "Modi, who is unable to digest his defeat in the Delhi assembly elections, is trying to wreck the government."


Trinamool attacks Rajnath over Teesta, law and order comments

Kolkata : Reacting sharply to union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that the Teesta river water sharing deal with Bangladesh would be finalised soon, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Tuesday said that his remarks made without consulting the state government were uncalled for.

"He should not have spoken about Teesta treaty without consulting the state government. It was uncalled for," Trinamool secretary general Partha Chatterjee said.


PM still in election mode, says Congress on Modi ad

New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday slammed Narendra Modi, accusing him of being "still in election mode" and of writing "vague things" as the prime minister listed his government's achievements, via newspaper ads, on completion of one year in office.

"I don't think these advertisements are justified simply because this government has failed to keep its word on many issues. Be it the issue of black money or farmers' suicides, this government in the last one year has not fulfilled the promises it made before the elections," Congress leader Raashid Alvi told IANS.


Stop making speeches, start action: Rahul tells Modi

Kozhikode (Kerala) : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop making speeches and start action.

In a hard-hitting speech, Gandhi, who arrived here on a two-day visit, time and again referred to the Modi government as a "suit boot government".


Opposition campaign of spreading fear among minorities failed: Heptulla

By Sushil Kumar,

New Delhi : Fear was spread ahead of the general elections last year that "minorities, especially Muslims, would be killed and mistreated if the BJP-led NDA comes to power" but, after a year of the Narendra Modi government, this has been proved false, said Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla.

"Muslims and other minorities are on the path of development and peace," she said.