Adityanath Says, Priyanka Vadra Must Acknowledge PM Narendra Modi’s Efforts In Cleaning Ganga

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has said Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi Vadra must acknowledge Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts in cleaning the Ganga, which has made it possible for her to go on her river journey.

Yogi Adityanath said that the Congress leader’s Ganga Yatra from Prayagraj to Varanasi proved that the BJP government had accomplished what the four generations of the Congress rule could not do.

“It would have been nice had she taken Rahul ji and leaders of the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) along on her Ganga Yatra and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Namami Gange project which has made travel across the clean Ganga possible,” Yogi Adityanath said.


India Lodges A Formal Complain To Pakistani Authorities Over 15 Instances Of Harassment Of Diplomats

New Delhi: India has made a formal complain to the Pakistani authorities about more than 15 instances of harassment of its diplomats posted in Pakistan and officers in Islamabad. These included aggressive tailing and a visit by security personnel to an ill official admitted to hospital, over the past two weeks.

The complaint comes against the backdrop of tensions between the two countries in the aftermath of the February 14 suicide bombing at Pulwama, which killed 40 troops and was claimed by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed. Indian conducted an air strike in response to the attack and this was followed by an aerial engagement over the Line of Control.

The Indian high commission in Islamabad detailed the harassment in a note verbale – an unsigned diplomatic correspondence – submitted to Pakistan’s foreign ministry on March 13, people familiar with developments said.


The Maldives Commits Itself To Being Sensitive Towards India’s Security And Strategic Concerns

New Delhi: The Maldives committed itself to being sensitive towards India’s “security and strategic concerns”. The two countries signed three agreements covering cooperation in areas such as community development projects and renewable energy.

Relations between the two sides have improved since last year’s elections in the Indian Ocean archipelago brought to power a coalition government led by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. Ties had dipped to an all-time low under Solih’s pro-China predecessor, Abdulla Yameen.

A joint statement issued at the end of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj’s two-day visit to Male quoted her Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid reiterating his government’s “India-first” policy. Shahid said his government will “remain sensitive towards India’s security and strategic concerns” and work closely with India on all issues.


Priyanka Vadra Accuses Centre Of Hoodwinking People And Undermining All Existing Institutions

New Delhi: While in the campaign trail in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary Priyanka Vadra launched a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government at the Centre accusing it of “hoodwinking” people and undermining all existing institutions in the country.

Priyanka Gandhi said that the present government was being run by four or five people who think that they could do anything they want. “A few people are taking all the decisions and they think they can hoodwink the people. They think the public doesn’t know anything,” she said while addressing a public gathering at Sirsa in Uttar Pradesh.

The Congress general secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh was making the comments during her three-day Ganga Yatra, which she began after offering prayers at a temple and the Sangam in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj. She said nobody owns India as she appealed people to ‘jago aur desh ko bachao’ or wake up and save the country.


Yechury Questions Modi, Why Farmers Were Forced To Commit Suicide In Large Numbers In His Tenure As PM

New Delhi: Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for putting the blame on the Congress for his failures. Addressing a joint public rally of left parties in Haryana’s Jind, Yechury questioned Modi about why farmers were forced to commit suicide “in large numbers” in his tenure as Prime Minister.

“It has become the PM’s habit to put all the blame for the lamentable state of the country at the doorsteps of the Congress. But the people had amply punished the Congress for its non-performance by voting it out in last parliamentary elections. Five years into his term, Modi can’t get away by hiding behind his predecessors now,” he said.

The CPI(M) leader alleged that all the national assets in the country were being privatised and handed over to Modi’s corporate friends. “It is because of this that 73% of national wealth today is controlled by 1% of people while large sections of the population are languishing in abject poverty despite no dearth of resources in the country,” he said.