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BJP questions AK Antony's silence, alleges son's role in Solar Scam

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13 (UNI) Kerala BJP Unit President Kummanam Rajasekharan today questioned the silence of senior Congress leader AK Antony in the controversial sex-cum-bribe 'Solar Scam' alleging that his son was involved in the case.
Terming the 'Solar Scam' as the biggest sex-cum-bribe scandal that has 'shocked' the nation, Mr Kummanam in a release here, demanded the formation of a 'Special Court' for the trial of 'solar scam' in which many senior Congress leaders were allegedly involved.
Demanding a probe into Congress MLA VT Balram's revelation that 'Solar Case' was the result of 'adjustment politics' played by the Congress leaders with the CPI-M to settle the controversial T. P. Chandrasekharan murder case, the BJP President said he will file a complaint before the DGP seeking the questioning of the MLA in this regard.
The BJP President, who led the Janaraksha Yatra which entered Kottayam district yesterday, also urged the Congress leaders to disclose details of the 'political dealings' with the CPI-M to sabotage the T.P Chandrasekharan murder case and asked the MLA to show courage to stand with his disclosure.
Meanwhile, the Congress leadership, which was embarrassed over the MLA's statement, denied the allegation. Earlier, the CPI(M)-led LDF had decided to file criminal cases against the accused in the solar scam.
Mr Balram also alleged that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had initiated a 'political witch- hunt' against Congress leaders in the state when the BJP launched a 'Congress-free India' campaign at the National level.
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Lost my father, Chinnapillai shattered over Vajpayee's death

16 Aug 2018 | 11:40 PM

Chennai, Aug 16 (UNI) Ms P chinnapillai, whose feet the former
Prime Minister A B Vajpayee touched her feet as a reciprocal
gesture to her act, felt that she was shattered on hearing about
his death and felt that she had lost her father.

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Revival of monsoon rain brings cheer on faces of Marathwada farmers

16 Aug 2018 | 11:38 PM

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Aug 16 (UNI) After a prolonged dry spell, heavy rains lashed almost all eight districts of the Marathwada region, bringing cheer on the faces of the farmers who were worried
about revival of monsoon for survival of their wilting kharif crops.

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Meghalaya CM stresses on need for improved connectivity with neighbouring countries

16 Aug 2018 | 11:32 PM

Shillong, Aug 16 (UNI) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday stressed on the need for improved connectivity with the neighbouring countries for transformative growth of the region.

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Vajpayee studied law with his father in Kanpur College

16 Aug 2018 | 11:18 PM

Kanpur, Aug 16 (UNI) Former Prime Minister and renowned politician of country Atal Bihari Vajpayee had studied law with his father Krishna Bihari Vajpayee in Dayanand Anglo Vaidik (DAV) college Kanpur in 1948.

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Pilgrimage to Machail Mata crosses one lakh mark in Kishtwar

16 Aug 2018 | 11:09 PM

Jammu, Aug 16 (UNI) Yatra to Machail Mata in hilly Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir had crossed landmark of one lakh yatris on August 15 when the whole country was celebrating the 72nd years of India's Independence with gaiety and enthusiasm.

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