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SP to oppose Love Jihad Ordinance in UP

SP to oppose Love Jihad Ordinance in UP

Lucknow, ,Nov 28 (UNI) Even as Uttar Pradesh government has enforced the controversial Love Jihad Ordinance in the state on Saturday, the principal opposition Samajwadi Party has announced to opposed the new Ordinance terming it as an anti-people law.
The party has said it will oppose the Bills brought in both the houses of the state legislature in the next session.
Earlier in the day, UP governor Anandiben Patel, gave her nod on the anti-conversion Ordinance and the state home department issued the notification.
However, later addressing a press conference here on Saturday, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said that the new Ordinance was against the people and it has been brought just to harass the people.
" Our party workers and leaders will oppose this Ordinance and it will be opposed in the state assembly and legislative council too," he announced.
Terming that the BJP governments at the Centre as well as in UP was anti-people, he said SP will go before the people to make them aware about the ideology and policies of the Samajwadi Party.
" The farmers are being tortured and the entire markets have been ruined by the BJP. SP is supporting the farmers and will stand with them on their fight against the government," he said.
The former UP chief minister maintained that BJP always says that they would be double the income of the farmers but now they are trying all their powers to crush them.
Talking about the Yogi Adityanath government of UP, Mr Yadav said the government was targeting the opposition leader and the harassment of SP leader Mohammad Azam Khan and his family was a glaring example.
" The only fault of Azam Khan was that he had made a beautiful and big University in Rampur and was implicated by the government. Now the government was demolishing the building on the people as their maps are not approved. But can the BJP leaders show their house maps," he questioned.
Alleging that the BJP leaders always tell lies and now UP chief minister claiming that 10,000 megawatt of solar power would be generated.
" In Kannauj a village was getting free power from solar but this government has disconnected it. Why could a village not get free solar power,' he said.
Earlier, several political leaders from other parties joined the SP in presence of Akhilesh Yadav.
The leaders who joined the party are former Aligarh MP and Congress leader Brajendra Singh, ex MLA from Aligarh Zamirullah Khan, former Minority commission chairman Choudhury Liqyat along with several BSP leaders.
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Another death in MP, hooch suspected

18 Jan 2021 | 3:29 AM

Morena, MP, Jan 17 (UNI) The grim spectre of spurious liquor-related fatalities in this district appears to be far from exorcised as – close on the heels of 25 individuals perishing and four losing vision – one person died in Chichawali village on Sunday whereas a couple of youths are battling for life.
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Crackdown to go unabated against mafia: MP CM

18 Jan 2021 | 3:14 AM

Bhopal, Jan 17 (UNI) Throwing down the gauntlet again to organised crime, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan minced no words when he averred on Sunday that the campaign against the underworld shall continue full steam ahead.
Addressing a function – at the Bharatiya Janata Party’s state office – marking assumption of charge by office-bearers, the veteran leader averred, “My dispensation adheres to its unalloyed commitment vis-à-vis liberating Madhya Pradesh from that scourge. Certain elements – who are perpetrating propaganda against the crusade – shall be provided a fitting reply.”

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MP CM thanks PM for Rewa-Kevadiya link

18 Jan 2021 | 2:59 AM

Bhopal, Jan 17 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday expressed gratitude to Premier Narendra Modi for direct rail connectivity between Rewa and Kevadiya where stands the world-famous statue of Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was the prime mover vis-à-vis integration of more than 500 princely states.
“Lakhs of people visit the place that has emerged as not only a tourist destination but also a source of inspiration. Henceforward, residents of Vindhya region will be able to easily undertake the journey,” the senior politician was officially quoted as saying.

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DS varsity VC meets MP CM

18 Jan 2021 | 2:41 AM

Bhopal, Jan 17 (UNI) On the occasion of its golden jubilee year and the Kumbh Mahaparv, the Haridwar-based Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya has launched the Aapke Dwar Pahuncha Haridwar and Har har Gange ghar ghar Gange campaign to promote Sanatan Dharma.
University Vice Chancellor Chinmay Pandya met Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in this regard on Sunday and the latter extended his best wishes, it was officially learnt.

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Shimla, Jan 17 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh recorded 77.50 percent polling in first phase of elections for 1228 Gram Panchayats held on Sunday, an State Election Commission spokesperson said.

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