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Next LS election will be fought on economic issues: Sharad Yadav

Next LS election will be fought on economic issues:  Sharad Yadav

New Delhi, Oct 7 (UNI) Rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav on Saturday accused the Narendra Modi government of trying to polarise people on the basis of religion to divert the attention from the real issues of economic slow down and job loss after the demonetisation and implementation of GST. He said, the 2019 Lok sabha election will be fought on economic issues. Briefing the media, a day before JD-U's Yadav faction's National Council meeting here, he announced nationwide protest against the government. Even after Babri Masjid demolition, Bihar stayed peaceful because of the communal harmony among the people, but during the Dussehra and Muharram this year, the state witnessed communal flairs at least at 30-35 places, he said. Attempt to polarise people is a tactic employed by the ruling party to distract from the real issues, Mr Yadav criticised. Sharad Yadav said, 'the country is going through the tough phase because of the current government's policies.' "These issues will be the key factors in the next polls," he added. Farmers, small scale traders, labourers and all are facing the heat of demonetisation and poorly implemented GST and it affected the weaker section of the society very badly, he alleged. While the Centre promised that it would create two crores employment, the reality is that 3 to 5 crore people have lost their livelihood and employment due to demonetisation, Mr Yadav pointed out. Earlier, the Opposition leaders like Dr Manmohan Singh and P Chidambaram had criticised the government, but now the ruling party leaders are coming to attack the government, Mr Yadav citing the recent outburst of senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha against the government. He alleged that the announcement made regarding the certain amendments on GST was just to divert the attention of the public. Government itself confessed that in the last one year, the wealth of only 138 persons has been increased tremendously, whereas it has made the entire population as tax thief and earning without any work, he criticised. He also criticised the Green Tribunal's decision to ban holding the protest in Jantar Mantar and demanded that the order should be withdrawn. The alternate site, Ramleela Maidan, suggested by the tribunal is not the place to hold public protest because it's a populated area. He reminded that people are protesting against injustice and said these all are the people of this country. Mr Yadav wanted to know what happened to tribunal's order against spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar who was told to pay damage for the destruction of Yamuna floodplanes, which has not been paid. UNI KNA AE 1958

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All Naga legislators unite to pursue peace process and drive it to 'logical conclusion'

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18 Sep 2018 | 9:58 PM

New Delhi/Kohima, Sep 18 (UNI) In a major push to the Naga peace talks and to drive the parleys to its 'logical conclusion', all the 60 Members of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on Tuesday
unanimously reconstituted the Joint Legislators' Forum.

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BWWA dedicates day to BSF families, addresses their issues

18 Sep 2018 | 9:15 PM

New Delhi, Sep 18(UNI) Remembering the unsung heroes, the martyrs of the force with their families, Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday felicitated the brave widows of the bordermen and their children.

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Sushma told Sidhu before Pak trip:

Sushma told Sidhu before Pak trip: "Don't get hyper", "You've to come back to India"

18 Sep 2018 | 9:12 PM

New Delhi, Sep 18 (UNI) Amid controversy that Navjot Singh Sidhu was reprimanded by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for 'messing' up the diplomatic talks with Pakistan on Kartarpur Sahib corridor, the BJP on Tuesday claimed that even before his departure, Ms Swaraj had counseled the former cricketer not to 'get hyper'.

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Medical cyclotron facility ‘Cyclone-30’ becomes operational at Kolkata

18 Sep 2018 | 9:06 PM

New Delhi, Sep 18 (UNI) The medical cyclotron facility ‘Cyclone 30’ the biggest cyclotron in India for medical application became operational this month when 30 MeV beam reached the Faraday Cup for the first time last week at Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata, the Department of Atomic Energy said here on Tuesday.

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Prez launches logo & web portal for commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniv

Prez launches logo & web portal for commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniv

18 Sep 2018 | 9:04 PM

New Delhi, Sep 18 (UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday launched the logo and the web portal (http://gandhi.

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