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‘Gandhi ke Qatil, Desh ke Qatil’: Social Democratic Party of India to take pledge on January 30

By TCN News,

January 28: Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) has announced protest demonstration and taking of a pledge at Jantar Mantar on January 30 to “defeat fascism and flourish secularism.”

Terming ‘January 30, 1948’ as a day when “the first terror activity in independent India” took place, the SDPI said: “By assassinating Mahatma Gandhi, the killer Nathuram Godse and his associates fired not only on the chest of Mahatma, but of the very chest of the nation itself. It was an act aimed at disturbing peace and tranquility and spearheading violence and destruction.”

Congress suspends two Chhattisgarh legislators

Raipur : The prolonged tussle within the Congress in Chhattisgarh took a fresh turn Wednesday as the party suspended two legislators -- known to be die-hard supporters of former chief minister Ajit Jogi -- for "anti-party activities".

Jogi and state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel are known to be bitter rivals. Both leaders have spoken out against each other in public in recent months.


BJP might get majority in Delhi: Opinion poll

New Delhi : The BJP might get a majority in the upcoming Delhi assembly elections by winning 37 seats in the 70-member house, an opinion poll suggested Wednesday.

The opinion poll, conducted by India TV-CVoter, said there would be no change in the Aam Aadmi Party's tally which got 28 seats in the 2013 assembly polls while the Congress' seats would go down from 8 to 5.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bagged 31 seats while its ally Shiromani Akali Dal won one seat in the last assembly elections.


Government ad against ethos of Constitution: Congress

New Delhi : Slamming the government for an advertisement that depicted an image of the preamble of the Constitution without the words 'secular' and 'socialist', the Congress Wednesday called it an insult of the ethos of the statute.

"The advertisement issued by Narendra Modi led BJP government, from which the two fundamental words of the preamble of the Constitution - secularism and socialism - were deleted, reflects an affront to the Constitution and sacrilegious insult to its ethos," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Wednesday.


Forced conversion took place in Bengal, claims Trinamool; VHP denies

Kolkata : West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Wednesday claimed that over 100 Christians were converted by the VHP in Rampurhat in Birbhum district. The Hindu organisation denied the charge.

State minister and Trinamool legislator Ashish Banerjee claimed that a conversion ceremony was organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad Wednesday in Khurmadanga village in Rampurhat in which over 100 Christians were converted.

Azad, six others file papers for RS polls in Kashmir

Jammu : Seven candidates, including Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Wednesday filed their nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

The seven candidates, who filed their papers in Jammu, were Mir Mohammad Fayaz (Peoples Democratic Party), Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo (National Conference), Shamsher Singh (Bharatiya Janata Party), Nasir Aslam Wani (National Conference), Nazir Ahmad Laway (PDP), Chander Mohan Sharma (BJP) and Azad.

Replace Mamata as Bengal CM: Saradha accused Kunal Ghosh

Kolkata : Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh Wednesday said he will not get justice unless all those involved in the Saradha scam are arrested, and called for replacing Mamata Banerjee as the West Bengal chief minister.

Behind bars since November 2013 for his alleged complicity in the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam, Ghosh, who has repeatedly alleged the involvement of his party leaders, called for their interrogation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which is probing the scandal.


Delhi needs woman chief minister: Meenakshi Lekhi

New Delhi : BJP parliamentarian Meenakshi Lekhi Wednesday said that only a "woman chief minister with administrative experience" can ensure the safety of women in the national capital.

Urging people, especially the women, to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who has declared former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as its chief ministerial candidate for the Feb 7 assembly polls, Lekhi said the party had numerous plans that could be implemented only if it came to power.

Opposition will plant false stories against AAP: Kejriwal

New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday said the opposition parties would make "a last ditch attempt" to malign his party by planting false stories in the media.

He appealed to the people not to believe any false story ahead of the Feb 7 Delhi assembly polls.

"We have got information that opposition parties will level false allegations against some candidates of the AAP in the next few days," the former chief minister told reporters here.


Congressman Gurudas Kamat hits back at the BJP

Mumbai : A day after the BJP attacked senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat for his comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's marital status, he hit back saying "Modi is not god" who can't be questioned, here Wednesday.

He also condemned statements by some BJP leaders who he said were trying to spread misinformation about his comments on union Minister Smriti Irani and Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel vis-vis the plight of Jashodaben, estranged wife of Modi.