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Ex-PM Manmohan Singh stirs row, shares stage with 1984 riots accused Sajjan Kumar

Ex-PM Manmohan Singh stirs row, shares stage with 1984 riots accused Sajjan Kumar

New Delhi, Oct 7 (UNI) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stirred a fresh row on Saturday by sharing stage with 1984 riots accused Sajjan Kumar. Kumar, a Congress leader himself, was one of the key accused in the 1984 riots where 3,000 Sikhs were killed, mostly in Delhi, following assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by two of her Sikh bodyguards. A video allegedly showing Manmohan Singh sharing stage with Sajjan Kumar, along with several others is going viral in social media. In 2013, Kumar was acquitted in a related case by a Delhi court. In 2016, Kumar got anticipatory bail in another case related to the 1984 riots, where he was accused of instigating a mob to kill two Sikhs in Janakpuri locality of the National Capital. The BJP reacted to the incident expressing surprise as to why the former Prime Minister was so indiscreet about sharing dias with the kind of people he did today. 'Given the gravity of 1984 riots, with justice still to be done, we wonder whether this thought crossed Dr Singh's mind while sharing dias with a person who is considered involved in one of the most heinous crimes in Indian history,' senior BJP leader Nalin Kohli said. UNI JPG AE 1856

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Office of Profit Row: complaint filed against Kejriwal, Sisodia, disqualified MLAs

22 Jan 2018 | 10:41 PM

New Delhi, Jan 22 (UNI) A complaint was filed against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel besides the disqualified AAP MLAs for misusing public money from the government exchequer.

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PM should also talk about removing the 'divisive' culture of the RSS: Cong

PM should also talk about removing the 'divisive' culture of the RSS: Cong

22 Jan 2018 | 10:13 PM

New Delhi, Jan 22 (UNI) Reacting to the interview by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his call for a 'Congress-Mukt' Bharat meant that he was looking to remove the culture practised by the Congress, the party on Monday said that the PM should also talk about removing the culture of 'divisiveness' followed by the RSS.

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Rahul meets Australian Leader of Oppn in Senate & Australian High commissioner

Rahul meets Australian Leader of Oppn in Senate & Australian High commissioner

22 Jan 2018 | 9:05 PM

New Delhi, Jan 22 (UNI) Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday met Australian Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Penny Wong and the Australian High Commissioner, Harinder Sidhu and held discussions with them on a wide range of issues.

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Modiji calls himself 'aam' but hugs only 'khas' people: Rahul

Modiji calls himself 'aam' but hugs only 'khas' people: Rahul

22 Jan 2018 | 9:03 PM

New Delhi, Jan 22 (UNI) Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, about his hugs with foreign leaders, that he is an 'aam aadmi' (common man) who does not know about protocol, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that Mr Modi calls himself 'Aam' but hugs only 'Khas' (Special) people.

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IMF sees India GDP growth rate better than China and at 7.4 per cent

22 Jan 2018 | 9:01 PM

New Delhi/Davos, Jan 22 (UNI) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday projected
that India's growth rate will be at around 7.

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