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Now, Priyanka Vadra Holds A Road Show At The Home Turf Of Her Aunt Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi at election rallies in UP and held a road show in Sultanpur, from where her aunt and Union women development minister Maneka Gandhi is contesting.

Riding in an open-roof vehicle, Priyanka Gandhi’s two-hour road show included party candidate Sanjay Singh and almost came face-to-face with the cavalcade of Maneka Gandhi, who was returning after attending a rally addressed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah. Security personnel averted a confrontation and diverted Maneka Gandhi’s cavalcade.

Priyanka Gandhi did not address the media or any gathering.The Sultanpur seat, which is adjacent to the Congress bastions of Amethi and Rae Bareli, was won by Maneka’s son Varun Gandhi in 2014. Sultanpur will go to the polls on May 12 . Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had held a meeting in the area last month.

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Italian Journalist Claims 130-170 Jaish-E-Mohammad Terrorists Killed In February 26 Airstrike

New Delhi: An Italian journalist has claimed that 130-170 Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists may have been killed in the February 26 Indian Air Force airstrike at Balakot in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. This is a fresh revelation by a foreign media that too in the middle of elections.

The Indian Air Force had carried out an airstrike in the dead of the night 13 days after the deadly suicide bombing at Pulwama on February 14 in which 40 CRPF jawans had been killed.

In a new report on the website stringerasia.it, Italian journalist Francesca Marino, claims that among the 130-170 JeM terrorists killed in the strike included “...11 trainers, ranging from bomb makers to those imparting weapons training. Two of these trainers were from Afghanistan.” She also claims that as many as 45 of the terrorists are undergoing treatment near the camp’s location and that 20 others may have died while undergoing treatment.

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Mahagathbandhan In UP Says PM’s Achche Din Are Over And His Bure Din Are About To Begin

New Delhi: Taking a swipe on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said that his achche din are over and that his “bure din” are about to begin.

Addressing a rally in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, the BSP supremo said that the first five phases of the elections had shown that the mahagathbandhan’s prospects were improving on a daily basis.

“Our (electoral) prospects are improving...the prospects of the opposition alliance will further improve in the remaining two phases of Lok Sabha polls,” Mayawati said.

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Politicians Go Poetic To Make Their Point In LS Polls But Still Not Refraining From Personal Attacks

New Delhi: If the 2019 Lok Sabha election has touched a new low for its plummeting political discourse, it will also be remembered for the poetic twist that the leaders are giving to their speeches to convey their message effectively.

Congress general secretary for east UP Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his arrogance.

To make her point, Priyanka referred to the Mahabharat and said the PM’s arrogance was like that of Duryodhan, the eldest of the Kauravas, who had threatened to hold even Lord Krishna captive.

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Rahul Submits Unconditional Apology In SC For Attributing His Political Slogan Chowkidar Chor Hai To Top Court

New Delhi: After some dilly-dallying Congress president Rahul Gandhi submitted an unconditional apology in the Supreme Court for attributing his political slogan “Chowkidar Chor Hai” to the top court. The Congress leader in his three-page apology also requested the top court to drop proceedings in the case against him. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the matter on Friday.

The contempt case against Rahul Gandhi was filed by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s)Meenakshi Lekhi for allegedly incorrectly attributing the slogan to the preliminary verdict of the top court in the Rafale case. Lekhi had asked the court to initiate criminal contempt action against Gandhi for twisting the top court’s April 10 judgment to claim that the court declared Prime Minister Narendra Modi guilty of corrupt practices in purchase of the Rafale aircraft.

Gandhi had apologised for misquoting the Supreme Court at the previous hearing. The court, however, had asked him to give a written apology and was not convinced by Gandhi’s earlier affidavit.