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BJP Accuses RJD Leadership Of Promoting Dynasty And Using Politics For Personal Enjoyment

New Delhi: As Tejashwi Yadav questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s OBC credentials, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accused Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leadership of promoting dynasty and using politics for personal “enjoyment”.

BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav accused Tejashwi Yadav, son of Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad, of posting “arrogant, graceless and childish” tweets on the “advice” of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, whom he dubbed as the Bihar leader’s “friend, philosopher and guide”.

The sharp attack from the BJP leader, who is also the party’s in-charge for Bihar affairs, came after the state’s former deputy chief minister posted tweets, alleging that Modi’s OBC’s credentials are “fake” and he had done nothing for backward castes.

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Sushma Swaraj Says No Pakistani Soldier Or Civilian Died In Air Strike On Balakot Terror Camp In Pakistan

New Delhi: Addressing women Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that no Pakistani soldier or civilian died in the air strike on a terror camp at Balakot in Pakistan in February.

She said Indian military was given a “free hand” in the operation but was clearly told that no Pakistani civilian should be killed and also there be “not even a scratch” on the Pakistani army.

“Our armed forces were told to target only Jaish-e- Mohammed which was behind the Pulwama terror attack and they did just that - destroyed their camp and returned,” the senior BJP leader said.

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RSS Acts To Bring Malegaon Accused Pragya Thakur To Contest Lok Sabha Polls From Bhopal

New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) writ ran large in the selection of Malegaon blast-accused Pragya Thakur as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal.

Thakur, out on bail after serving nine years in jail in connection with the 2008 Malegaon blast that killed six people, has long been the poster girl of the Sangh’s Hindutva campaign and is also used to exemplify what the organisation sees as the Congress’ “witch hunt of the RSS and the Hindus”.

“The Sangh felt that making her a contestant against Congress’s Digvijaya Singh would be a befitting reply to the Congress for coining the term ‘saffron terror’ to not just witch-hunt the Sangh, but also insult Hindus in general. The message [behind picking her] is clear — Sadhvi Pragya’s victory will wash away the stain of saffron terror,” a senior RSS functionary said on condition of anonymity.

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I-T Department Seizes Cash Worth Rs 1.48 Crore At A Shop Of A Worker Of TTV Dhinakaran’s AMMK

New Delhi: In a continuous raids against illegal money used to influence elections, the income tax department has seized unaccounted cash worth Rs 1.48 crore after an overnight search at a shop of a worker of TTV Dhinakaran’s AMMK in Andipatti near Tamil Nadu’s Theni ahead of assembly by-polls.

This comes after the Lok Sabha election to the Vellore constituency in the southern state was cancelled on Tuesday after officials recovered huge amounts of cash from a building allegedly linked to a prominent Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader last week. The cash seizure of Rs 11.53 crore was the biggest from a single location till date during the election season.

The police have also detained four Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam workers for restraining the officials from entering the premise at Andipatti, where a by-poll is scheduled to be held on Thursday

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Uma Bharti Says, The Country Will See Priyanka Vadra The Way It Views A Thief’s Wife

New Delhi: Union Minister Uma Bharti has claimed that Congress general secretary will have no impact on the outcome of Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh but she courted controversy by saying the country will see Priyanka Gandhi Vadra the way it views a “thief’s wife”.

To a question on whether Priyanka Gandhi will contest the general elections from Varanasi, from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking re-election, Bharti said, “It is a democracy, anybody can fight election from anywhere”.

When asked to comment on the impact the Congress leader could have on the poll outcome, the firebrand BJP leader told reporters in Chhattisgarh’s Durg, “Nothing. Why will she have an impact... Whose husband is facing theft charges. She will be seen the way India sees a thief’s wife.” Bharti also targeted Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, saying by choosing to contest elections from Amethi and Wayanad, he has accepted defeat.