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Uddhav endorses RSS chief's view on Hindu nation

Mumbai/ New Delhi : Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray Tuesday endorsed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments on Hindutva and Hindu nation which had come in for criticism from several parties including the Congress.

Manmohan Vaidya, chief of publicity of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, also issued a statement defending Bhagwat's remarks.

Thackeray said Bhagwat's remark was a reiteration of the ideology of the late Bal Thackeray.

Nine ABVP candidates shortlisted for DUSU election

New Delhi : The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) Tuesday shortlisted nine candidates for the upcoming Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections.

The ABVP, the youth wing of the RSS, held three important posts in the Delhi University students body last year.

"The nine shortlisted candidates are Pravesh Malik, Ashutosh Mathur, Rohit Rana, Mohit Nagar, Satender Chaudhary, Arun Tanwar, Sunny Dedha, Kanika Shekhwat and Bhavna Rana who would be campaigning for the DUSU election," Rohit Chahal, national-secretary, ABVP told IANS.


Amit Shah to campaign for assembly by-polls in Kolkata

Kolkata : BJP chief Amit Shah will campaign here in the run up to the Sept 13 by-polls for two assembly seats in West Bengal, party state chief Rahul Sinha said Tuesday.

Shah will address a public meeting in the Chowringhee constituency in the city Sep 7. He will also attend the concluding day's proceedings at the Sep 6-7 state committee meeting.


Amit Shah eyes BJP government in UP in 2017

Lucknow : Outlining his ambitions for Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah Tuesday exhorted party workers to begin work for winning the 2017 state assembly elections.

Speaking to party workers on his maiden visit to the state after his recent elevation as party chief, Shah said time has come for the party to reclaim the government in Uttar Pradesh, the most populous and electorally crucial state.


What was the understanding with Nawaz Sharif, asks Congress

New Delhi: Accusing Pakistan of causing derailment of bilateral talks with India by "forcefully" raking up the Kashmir issue, Congress leader Anand Sharma Tuesday also asked the government whether any understanding had been reached with the neighbouring country before agreeing to hold the foreign secretary-level meeting.

"As the preparations were being made for a dialogue with foreign secretaries, Pakistan forcefully put Kashmir on the top of the agenda," the former commerce minister told the media here.

Infrastructure key to development: Modi

Kurukshetra (Haryana) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here Tuesday that a nation which gives impetus to infrastructure is more likely to become developed.

"When the road network increases, the avenues of development increase too," Modi said at a public gathering in Kaithal here.

He added infrastructure should be modernised in keeping with the new century.

"We cannot do with infrastructure of the last century. Any contractor comes, makes a road and it gets destroyed in monsoon. This won't do," Modi said.


Need to end indifference to corruption, says Modi

Kaithal (Haryana) : Calling on people to end their indifference to corruption, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said the malaise threatens to ruin the nation.

"This menace of corruption is so dangerous, it can destroy the nation. And I can see that the nation can't bear injustice any longer," Modi said at a public meeting in this Haryana town.

He said that people need to end indifference towards corruption.


Modi promises new irrigation scheme to farmers

Kurukshetra (Haryana) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said his government was considering a new agricultural-irrigation scheme which will ensure ample water supply to farmers round the year.

"Just as Atal Bihari Vajpayee had launched the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana connecting villages, we will launch Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana," Modi said while addressing a public gathering in Kaithal, Kurukshetra district.


Lalu-Rabri rule was not jungle raj, says Manjhi

Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Tuesday said that there was no 'jungle raj' during the rule of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and later of his wife Rabri Devi in the state.

"It is baseless and nonsense to describe tenure of Lalu and Rabri as jungle raj. There was nothing like it," Manjhi told media persons here in response to BJP leaders describing the Lalu-Rabri rule from 1990 to 2005 as jungle raj.

Manjhi, who did not name any BJP leader, said it was Lalu Prasad who provided political representation to weaker sections and marginalised people in a democratic set-up.


Amar meets Mulayam again, Akhilesh joins in

Lucknow Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh Tuesday called on Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav at his residence here.

He was closeted with Yadav for more than an hour after which Mulayam Singh took Amar Singh to the party office at Vikramaditya Marg where Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav joined them.

Political observers see this as a logical and significant step towards Amar Singh's return to his political alma mater, four years after his exit from the party he served for 14 years.