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"Smriti...who?"



Video courtesy : NDTV 

"Smriti...who?" was Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's response to a question about Smriti Irani, who was contesting election against her brother, Rahul, in Amethi back in 2014. During a road show, Priyanka, campaigning for Rahul Gandhi, had taken potshots at Smriti Irani by refusing to acknowledge her candidature against her brother.

This comment has come back to haunt the Congress party after its president Rahul Gandhi lost its home turf Amethi to Union minister Smriti Irani in a close contest. The video is trending on social media today after Irani's victory.

Prakash Raj says LS results a slap, vows to keep fighting for 'secular' India

BENGALURU: Prakash Raj, who is contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate from Bengaluru Central, has conceded defeat but the actor has vowed to keep fighting for a "secular India". The National Award winning actor is pitted against Rizwan Arshad of the Congress and sitting BJP MP P C Mohan. 

The poll battle is currently led by Mohan with over 5.4 lakh votes as against Arshad's tally of 4.9 lakh votes. Raj is way behind at 25,881 votes, according to the ElectionCommission. 

Taking to Twitter, Raj wrote, "A SOLID SLAP on my face... As More ABUSE, TROLL and HUMILIATION come my way... I WILL STAND MY GROUND... My RESOLVE to FIGHT for SECULAR INDIA will continue." 
 

What will be Amit Shah's portfolio in new Modi cabinet ?



Narendra Modi who is poised to return with an even bigger mandate than in 2014. The election results has proved that there is currently no figure to match Modi's charm. However the role of Amit Shah cannot be ignored from 2014 to 2019. In five years he was BJP's chief strategist and developed a winning formula through alliances and winning the heart of voters.

CBI files an affidavit in Supreme Court against Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav in connection with a disproportionate assets case

CBI files an affidavit in Supreme Court against Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav in connection with a disproportionate assets case,The CBI, in the affidavit, gives clean chit to Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav in the disproportionate assets case registered against them. CBI further said, it did not find any evidence to register a Regular Case (RC) against the father and son.

Ashok Lavasa , Election Commissioner Opts Out Of Meetings Over Clean Chit

Ashok Lavasa – the election commissioner who was not in agreement with the decision to give PM
Narendra Modi and
Amit Shah clean chits in the MCC violation complaints – has reportedly recused himself from all meetings on the issues.

As reported by NDTV today , Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has stopped attending meetings to decide on violations of the Model Code of Conduct over his "minority decisions going unrecorded". Some of his objections involve the Election Commission's clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in six instances.

Many react after a BJP worker request home minister to rename Khan Market



Deepak Tanwar, a BJP youth worker from Delhi recently sent a letter to the Home Minister Rajnath Singh, asking him to rename Delhi's famous Khan Market to Valmiki Market.. The Partition in 1947 had left lakhs homeless, and refugee colonies were considered the way forward to rebuild lives. Khan Market, one of the most expensive markets in Asia, was one of them

Imran Khan endorses PM Modi

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said he thinks there may be a better chance of peace talks with India if Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins the general election due to begin there on Thursday

BSP's New Ally Pawan Kalyano endorse Mayawati As Prime Minister



VIZAG: Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has stitched an alliance with actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena Party (JSP) which has a strong presence in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. At a joint press conference with the BSP supremo, Pawan Kalyan said that he would support Mayawati's candidature for the post of the Prime Minister.

"We want to see Behenji Mayawati as the PM of this great nation. We want her experience and administrative calibre to guide this country. This is our agenda; we will do our best to make sure she gets all the support from both the Telugu speaking states," he said.

Rahul Gandhi chooses to contest election from Waynad and Amethi

Many Left leaders, including Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan have openly said that Rahul Gandhi contesting against a Left candidate will signal that the secular front was not together. LDF's candidate from Wayanad is PP Suneer of the CPI.The Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency was carved out in 2008 following the delimitation exercise. It comprises seven Assembly segments: three from Wayanad district, three from Malappuram district, and one from Kozhikode district. In 2014 and 2009, MI Shanavas of the Congress won the seat, defeating the Communist Party of India (CPI). The seat has been vacant since Shanavas’s death in November 2018.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Kamal Haasan to not contest polls



Kamal Haasan, the president of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), will not contest the Lok Sabha election 2019, saying all the candidates of his party are his faces.

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan made the comments on Sunday night while introducing the MNM’s candidates and releasing the party’s election manifesto in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore city. He released the second and final list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election and bypolls to the 18 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu. 

“All the MNM candidates are my faces. I am proud of being the chariot puller than being the chariot,” Kamal Haasan said at the public meeting.

P Chidambaram's son Karti to fight from TN's Sivaganga for Congress

Congress party on Sunday released its ninth list of 10 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, announcing former Union Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram will contest from Tamil Nadu's Sivaganga constituency. In 2014, Karti lost the parliamentary polls from the constituency, a stronghold of his father. The seat was won by AIADMK's PR Senthilnathan.

Amethi rejected him: Irani on calls for Rahul to contest from South

Smriti Irani, the BJP's candidate from Amethi, reacted to Congress party's claim of calls for Congress President Rahul Gandhi to contest from a seat in the South and said that "Amethi rejected him". She added that the calls were "staged". Irani, who contested from Amethi in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, lost to Gandhi by over 1 lakh votes.

BJP candidate list 2019


Here is the full list:

Narendra Modi (Varanasi, UP)

Amit Shah(Gandhinagar, Gujarat)

Raghav Lakhanpal (Saharanpur, UP)

Rebel BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha is likely to contest on a Congress ticket in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from the Patna Sahib seat

Rebel BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha is likely to contest on a Congress ticket in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from the Patna Sahib seat. Earlier reports had said the BJP was set to drop Sinha and replace him with Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Shatrughan Sinha has been critical of the party's top leadership on several occasions in the past
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Manohar Parrikar's successor to be declared by 2 PM today

The Bharatiya Janata Party has said it will name former defence minister and Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s successor by 2pm today and the swearing-in would be held an hour later. Parrikar passed away on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer, giving rise to a power struggle in the state with the Congress meeting the Governor to stake claim to form the government while the BJP rushes in to placate allies and fill the void left behind by the tall leader. Sources said BJP’s Pramod Sawant is the frontrunner for the chief minister’s post.

#Pollachi sexual abuse case: AIADMK youth member expelled after police complaint



An #AIADMK youth wing member from Pollachi has been expelled from the party after it came to light that he was allegedly involved in multiple cases of sexual harassment.

The party cancelled Nagaraj's membership soon after a police complaint was filed by the victim's brother. In addition, DMK chief MK Stalin raised doubts whether the ruling AIADMK was "colluding" with the perpetrators of the crime.

Pakistan ‘pays for Pulwama’: India stops Indus water from flowing to Pakistan, Union Minister confirms

Union Minister Arjun Meghwal said that 0.53 million acre-feet of eastern rivers - Sutlej, Ravi and Beas - which was flowing into Pakistan has been stopped. This, however, does not violate Indus Water Treaty

Shobha Surendran, BJP: Profile, Wiki, Caste, Age, Husband and Family

Shobha Surendran is an Indian politician belonging to BJP. She is the first woman leader from Kerala who was appointed in the National Executive of the party. Known for her strong belief in philosophy of Hindutva, she has become the cynosure of national media during Sabrimala movement. Shobha and her husband have emerged the beacon of hope for once moribund organisation of the saffron party in Kerala.



Shobha has fought many elections for Kerala state assembly without success. She was also BJP candidate for Lok Sabha election in 2014 from Palakkad. She has never won any election. However, her performance and vote share has improved a lot. It is widely believed that she will enter Lok Sabha in 2019 from Palakkad or Thiruvanthapuram.


Shobha has got reprimanded by local court at many times. Only recently, she was adjudged ‘Most Wanted’. She has also become a major problem for Left Parties in Kerala.

Trolled for insensitive selfie at CRPF jawan's funeral, Union Minister KJ Alphons asks Kerala DGP for action


"I attended the last ceremonial rites of Vasantha Kumar, who sacrificed his life for the nation, on February 16 at Wayanad. Some person had taken my photographs standing near the coffin. My media secretary had put the same on Facebook," Alphons said

Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons has asked Kerala Director General of Police to take action against ‘culprits,’ who he said were responsible for spreading ‘false news’ about his selfie at the funeral of a CRPF jawan’s funeral.Alphons said that it was ‘uncharitable, unbecoming and illegal to spread false news’ when he was merely paying homage to a jawan as a union minister. “Kindly take appropriate action against culprits and bring them before law,” he said. “Some miscreants had spread false news against me on social media. The act of those miscreants reduced my reputation in the public, which is an offence punishable under the provisions of IPC,” Alphons was quoted by news agency ANI.



Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey decline the invitation : Does the law of the land apply on Twitter ?


Now, #Twitter faces Privilege Notice from India’s Parliament after CEO @Jack declined to appear before parliamentary committee.

Twitter CEO and senior officials of the company have refused to appear before the Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology on February 11, citing “short notice” of the hearing. The meeting was initially scheduled on February 7th but was later postponed to February 11 to allow the Twitter CEO and senior officials more time to make themselves available

The letter sent to Twitter by the Parliamentary IT Committee on February 1 clearly stated that "it may be noted that the Head of the Organisation has to appear before the Committee". It further stated that "He/She may be accompanied by another representative." The Parliamentary IT Committee received a letter on February 7 from Vijaya Gadde, Twitter's global lead for legal, policy, trust and safety, stating, "No one who engages publicly for Twitter India makes enforcement decisions with respect to our rules for content or accounts in India." Deputing a junior employee to represent Twitter at the Indian Parliamentary IT Committee has not gone down well with Indian lawmakers especially since they have no decision making authority, the letter from Gadde said.

This comes at a time when there are growing concerns about safeguarding citizens' data privacy and election interference through social media platforms.

Twitter's conduct is being watched globally and their response is being seen with concern as India's Parliamentary hearing is amongst the fourth in the world after the US Congress, Singapore and EU hearing.
BJP Leader Anurag Thakur posted on twitter saying that The Parliamentary Commitee on Information Technology takes very serious note of this. We will take appropriate action on 11th February. Citizens are welcome to send their concerns/issues via email to the Parliamentary Commitee. comit@sansad.nic.in

Indian Twitter has to be amongst the most hate-filled and abusive in the world. So what does Govt. of India do? Summons the head of Twitter - not to fix the abuse, but to address Twitter's supposed 'bias' against ruling party ? Does the law of the land apply on Twitter ?