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‘Saddening to see Azad being castigated by Congress’: BJP extends olive branch to former MP



(Asian News Hub) – The BJP Tuesday took a swipe at the Congress amid a vocal dissidence within the opposition party, saying its ideology is all about fulfilling the Gandhi family’s “ambition”, and anyone speaking against it or standing with the “rightful” agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is castigated.

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told a press conference that the Congress will “castigate” anyone who wants democracy in the party, wants its president to be elected, speaks in favour of politics of development or stands with Modi’s rightful agenda.

While stating that the G23, a reference to the group of 23 Congress leaders who have pushed for an organisational overhaul in the party, is an internal matter of the opposition party, Patra said it is “saddening” to see senior leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad and others being targeted.

The Congress is now all about four leaders, he alleged, referring to its president Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul and daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra — both party general secretaries — and Priyanka’s husband Robert Vadra.

“Their only agenda is ‘hate Modi’. It has grown to such an extent that Congress workers are protesting on the streets against their own leaders who have praised good works of Modi,” he said, mocking Rahul Gandhi as an “empty missile”.

Patra’s comments, in an answer to a question, came after Azad praised Modi at an event in Jammu on Saturday, saying he speaks frankly about his past as a tea-seller and does not try to hide his background from the world.

Another senior Congress leader Anand Sharma had on Monday slammed the party’s tie-up with Indian Secular Front (ISF) led by Muslim cleric Abbas Siddiqui in West Bengal, saying it was against the party’s core ideology and Gandhian and Nehruvian secularism.

Congress workers in Jammu on Tuesday set ablaze an effigy of Azad and accused him of conspiring against the party at the behest of the BJP to weaken it for “personal gains”.

Patra also hit out at the Congress over its alliances in different states, saying they are solely aimed at maintaining the Gandhi family’s relevance.

The Congress has tied up with a “maulana’s” party (Indian Secular Front) and the Left in West Bengal, while its fighting the Left in Kerala, he said.

The opposition party is also working to strike an alliance with Badruddin Ajmal’s AIDUF in Assam and has joined hands with the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, he noted.

“It (the Congress) has no ideology. Its only ideology is corruption and nepotism and to come to power anyhow,” he said. Such alliances highlight the Congress’ “double speak and utmost hypocrisy”, he said.


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Narendra Modi will be BJP’s PM candidate in 2024 elections: Amit Shah



Patna, Aug 01: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday presided over the valedictory session of the two-day joint national executive meeting of different BJP Morchas in Patna.

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Addressing the meeting, Shah said, “BJP-JDU will contest elections together in 2024, Narendra Modi will be BJP’s prime ministerial candidate,” ANI reported.

For the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the discussion of prime ministerial candidates is always a hot topic. Often there is speculation about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s retirement from politics and the coronation of new faces.

Union Minister and former BJP President Amit Shah uncovered the mystery by declaring Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP in 2024.

While addressing the concluding ceremony of the BJP’s United Front National Working Committee meeting held in Patna, where Home Minister Amit Shah once again declared Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister in 2024, the party’s alliance with JDU in Bihar was also discussed.

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Giving information about it, BJP General Secretary Arun Singh said, “BJP and JDU will fight together in 2024 Lok Sabha and 2025 assembly elections. There is no confusion about this.”

“The 2024 election will be fought under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi he will be the Prime Minister of the country again. We have decided to fight the elections together in 2024 as well as in 2025 in Bihar,” he added.

During the meeting, the tricolour made by women from Kashmir was distributed to all the members. Through this, an attempt was made to send a message that after the removal of Article 370, the thinking of the people in Kashmir is changing.

Home Minister Amit Shah said, “In each and every corner of the country, the national flag will be hoisted. After Independence, the maximum number of ministers from the village, tribal areas and Dalits have been made in the Modi government”

Shah said that there is a need to boost patriotism in the country. “And from August 13-15, the national flag will be hoisted in every corner of the country for three days, these BJP workers will ensure,” he added.

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Har Ghar Tiranga: Sambit Patra in J&K to oversee arrangements



Jammu, Jul 27: Bhartiya Janata Party’s (BJP) national spokesperson, Dr. Sambit Patra has been nominated to oversee arrangements for Har Ghar Tiranga in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Patra is also on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir where he is holding a series of meetings with the party cadre.

Addressing a press conference at Jammu, Dr. Sambit Patra said that Har Ghar Tiranga is a highly appreciable move of the government.

Patra said that he is overseeing the arrangements of the party for this effort so that the motive of Har Ghar Tiranga is achieved.

He appealed to all the individuals, organizations and institutions to hoist Tiranga as per the schedule.

Dr. Sambit Patra further said that on Tuesday, he was in Kashmir and held meeting with party cadre and on Wednesday held met with party cadre at Jammu.

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Dynasty politics over in J&K now: BJP



J&K dynasts should find other means for survival, process for conduct of assembly polls started by ECI, will be held soon, says National Spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain

Srinagar, Jul 22: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that those from the dynasty politics in Jammu and Kashmir will have to find some other means for survival as the political business won’t help them anymore.

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Addressing a presser, here at a local hotel, Party’s National Spokesman, Shahnawaz Hussain, as per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that the time for dynasty politics has come to an end.  “Those who are part of the dynasty politics in Jammu and Kashmir should find other means for survival as the political business has come to an end for them,” he said.

Terming Jammu and Kashmir as crown of India, BJP National Spokesperson said that the Prime Minister is focused towards the development of the Union Territory and all his dreams towards J&K will be implemented for the wellbeing of the people.

“Election Commission of India cannot be side-lined. Every step is being taken by the commission to initiate a process related to the elections. The process has already been started and further process for conduct of polls will be started accordingly,” he said when asked about the possibility of conducting elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that the democratic process will be started soon and those who belong to dynasty parties will be rejected by the people.

Targeting the political parties in Jammu and Kashmir, he said that some opposition leaders who failed to do anything in the last 70 years are frustrated with the government initiatives and steps for the betterment of the tourism, horticulture and other departments. “J&K has become a favourite destination for tourism, food processing, horticulture and other things,” he said.

He also said that the atmosphere is better for the investment in J&K and the Union Territory is heading towards development. “The foreign investment is also being made to ensure employment to the J&K people,” he said.

“The fruitful steps have led to the benefits of the people. At present, no hotel room is vacant, no space is available at the Srinagar Airport due to the increasing footfall of tourists,” he said.

He also said that he met Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha yesterday and congratulated him for the steps that lead to the clean water in Dal Lake. “J&K LG is working hard to ensure progress on the ground,” he said.

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