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Mamata, Naveen would be no challenge to BJP in next elections: Amit Shah

Mamata, Naveen would be  no challenge to BJP in next elections: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Sept 13 (UNI) BJP president Amit Shah today described West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik as non-performers who can’t pose any challenge to the party in the next elections. Mr Shah also said that Ms Banerjee was a master in rigging elections. ‘’ If at all, there have to be challengers, they have to be performance-based and I don’t think Naveen Patnaik and Mamata Banerjee pose a challenge to the BJP,’’ Mr Shah said in an interview to CNN News 18 TV channel. The states they rule were still two of the most backward states in the country, he said. ‘’ Also, I’m seeing anti-incumbency in both states, which is favorable to the principal opposition,’’ Mr Shah added. On denial of permission for a BJP event in Kolkata, he said not giving permission to the Opposition or not letting them speak at events might be her habit, but such acts don’t work. ‘’Starting from Indira Gandhi, many leaders have tried to suppress voices but it has not happened. I will go to Bengal for sure and conduct an event,’’ he said Asked whether the BJP would be projecting a face in the two states, the BJP chief said the party’s strategy and the face for these two states would be decided when the elections would come closer. On the BJP’s weaknesses in the two states, Mr Shah said that they had overcome lot of shortcomings. ‘’ If you look back at the previous polls, BJP has been at third or fourth position. Now, in both states, it is the principal opposition. Also, I’m seeing anti-incumbency in both states, which is favorable to the principal opposition,’’ he said. Mr Shah said there had been a growth in the BJP’s base in West Bengal. ‘’That’s a big development, brushing aside the TMC and Congress. And also, let’s not forget how elections are conducted there — there’s so much rigging. Mamata has left behind the Communists in terms of rigging the elections,’’ he said. More UNI NAZ ADG 2109

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PM salutes Deendayal Upadhyaya on birth anniv

PM salutes Deendayal Upadhyaya on birth anniv

New Delhi, Sept 25 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today saluted Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on his birth anniversary.

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25 Sep 2017 | 12:07 PM
Aircel-Maxis case: ED attaches Karti Chidambaram’s assets worth over Rs 1 crore

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New Delhi, Sep 25 (UNI) The Enforcement Directorate today attached assets worth Rs 1,16 crore of former finance minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram, and a firm allegedly linked to him in connection with its money laundering probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal,The ED has frozen bank accounts including fixed deposits worth Rs 90 lakh of Karti Chidambaram.

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25 Sep 2017 | 4:59 PM
Lathicharge on BHU students: Cong demands sacking of VC, probe by HC judge

Lathicharge on BHU students: Cong demands sacking of VC, probe by HC judge

New Delhi, Sep 25 (UNI) Strongly condemning the police lathicharge against students of the Banaras Hindu university who were protesting against eve teasing incidents in the university, the congress today urged President Ram Nath Kovind to dismiss the Vice Chancellor and institute a probe by a sitting High court judge.

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25 Sep 2017 | 4:45 PM
BJP meet lauds note ban, PM's diplomatic skills on China

BJP meet lauds note ban, PM's diplomatic skills on China

New Delhi, Sept 25 (UNI) The BJP National Executive today lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his leadership for leading India into a new era of diplomatic endeavours both in terms of enhancing nation's image overseas and also in helping improve relations in the neighbourhood.

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25 Sep 2017 | 3:42 PM
Amit Shah's comments against Rahul reflect his frustration:Cong

Amit Shah's comments against Rahul reflect his frustration:Cong

New Delhi, Sept 25 (UNI) Slamming the comments made by BJP President Amit Shah against party vice president Rahul Gandhi, the Congress today said the comments reflected his frustration over the failure of the NDA Government on all fronts.

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25 Sep 2017 | 2:44 PM
Amarinder calls for collective efforts to bring Punjab back on path of development

Amarinder calls for collective efforts to bring Punjab back on path of development

Chandigarh, Sept 25 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday called for collective efforts by all sections of the society to bring Punjab back on the path of development.

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25 Sep 2017 | 4:29 PM
Traders hold sit-in protest in Srinagar against NIA's summon to KTMF prez

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Srinagar, Sept 25 (UNI) Dozens of traders on Monday held a sit-in protest in Srinagar against National Investigation Agency's (NIA) summon to Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) president Mohammad Yaseen Khan in connection with the terror funding case.

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BJP meet lauds PM's diplomatic skills in dealing with Pak, China

25 Sep 2017 | 5:03 PM

New Delhi, Sept 25 (UNI) Within days India made blistering attack on Pakistan at UN for its role in aiding and abetting terrorism, the BJP National Executive today lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his astute diplomatic skills in exposing western neighbour and also help improve relations in the neighbourhood and enhance country's standing overseas.

K'taka Minister offers 30 kg silver elephant statues to goddess

K'taka Minister offers 30 kg silver elephant statues to goddess

25 Sep 2017 | 5:11 PM

Mysuru, Sep 25 (UNI) As per directions from his astrologer, Karnataka Energy Minister D K Shivakumar today visited Chamundeshwari Temple in the city during the ongoing Dasara festivities and offered two idols of silver elephants to the temple together weighing 30 kgs.

England selectors ponder Ashes top-order conundrum

25 Sep 2017 | 4:55 PM

By Neil Robinson LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) England's selectors name their squad on Wednesday for the Ashes series with the team in a surprising state of flux despite recent home series wins over South Africa and West Indies.

Tata Motors post 22 pc growth during '16-17: Pareek

25 Sep 2017 | 5:00 PM

Hyderabad, Sep 25 (UNI) Tata Motors Passenger Vehicle Business Unit President Mayank Pareek today said that the company had posted 22 per cent growth as compared to automotive industry growth of 9 per cent during the last financial year 2016-17.

8th Jagran Film Festival honours Shabana Azmi, Praveen Bhatt

8th Jagran Film Festival honours Shabana Azmi, Praveen Bhatt

25 Sep 2017 | 4:17 PM

New Delhi, Sept 25 (UNI) Veteran actor Shabana Azmi was honoured with the ‘Icon of the Indian Cinema’ award while cinematographer Praveen Bhatt was honoured with ‘Special contributions to the Cinematic Art’ at the eighth edition of the Jagran film festival.

Ntl Workshop on 'Health System Strengthening' at Jipmer from Sep 26

25 Sep 2017 | 2:29 PM

Puducherry, Sep 25 (UNI) The Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Jipmer in collaboration with the School of Public Health, PGIMER-Chandigarh will organize the four-day“ First National Workshop on Health System Strengthening” from September 26.

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