Congress leader Rahul Gandhi targeted Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur. Gandhi is leading the Congress party’s campaign ahead of state elections. Gandhi called RSS 'knickerwallahs', a reference to their old uniform. Congress is invoking 'Tamil pride' to defeat AIADMK-BJP combine. Congress will contest elections in alliance with DMK. “We will not allow Narendra Modi to destroy the foundation of India...He doesn't understand that only Tamil people can decide the future of Tamil Nadu. 'Knickerwallahs' from Nagpur can never ever decide the future of the state,” said Gandhi. Watch the full video for more.
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Congress will not allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi to destroy the foundation of India, said Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi in Dharapuram on January 24. "We will not allow Narendra Modi to destroy the foundation of India...He doesn't understand that only Tamil people can decide the future of Tamil Nadu 'Knickerwallahs' from Nagpur can never ever decide future of the state," said Rahul Gandhi.
Odisha's Bhitarkanika National Park has been reopened on January 24 for tourists after conclusion of the annual census of estuarine crocodiles. A huge footfall was reported on the first day of reopening after annual census on Sunday. Many groups of people came for picnics and enjoyed the tourist spot. Bhitarkanika is rich, lush green vibrant eco-system lying in the estuarine region of Brahmani-Baitarani river in the North-Eastern corner of Kendrapara district in Odisha. The area is intersected by a network of creeks with the Bay of Bengal on the East.
A woman Maoist surrendered before the Superintendent of Police (SP) and Border Security Force (BSF) on January 24 in Odisha's Malkangiri. The ultra, Lachchi Khara alias Lachhi alias Gita, was an active member of the Andhra Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee (AOBSZC). A native of Mukudipali in the cut-off Swabhimal Anchal of the district, Lachchi became an active member of the banned CPI (Maoist) outfit a year ago. Earlier, she was working as an active militia member of the Maoist party for two years. She will get monetary assistance as per the Surrender and Rehabilitation Scheme of the Odisha government. It includes financial assistance for building a house, pursuing studies, and getting training in a vocation of her will.
The 15th edition of famous 'Toshali National Crafts Mela' has begun in Odisha's Bhubaneswar on January 21. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the grand mela through video conferencing on Thursday. This year, around 250 stalls have been opened at the mela. Weavers, artisans and sculptors from all over the country have participated in the event, following COVID-19 guidelines issued by state government. Special arrangements have been made for visitors in view of the pandemic.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during the foundation stone of permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur on Jan 2 said that Odisha has emerged as the education hub of Eastern India. "Education in Odisha is witnessing a rapid transition. I am happy that our state continues its dominance in education sector and has emerged as the education hub of Eastern India," said CM Patnaik.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 02 laid the foundation stone of the permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur in Odisha via video conference. Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', attended the event. The ceremony virtually attended by over 5000 invitees including industry leaders, academicians.
Protem Speaker of Madhya Pradesh's Assembly Rameshwar Sharma is going to send a copy of Ramayan to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, speaking on this he said, 'Agar aap Ram bolne se chukengi to apka Jai Shri Ram ho jayega'. "Mamata Didi, are you not chanting Jai Shri Ram due to pressure from extremists? Agar aap Ram bolne se chukengi to apka Jai Shri Ram ho jayega," said Sharma.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee declined to speak at an event where ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans were raised in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The event was organized to celebrate Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 125th birth anniversary in Kolkata. Slogans were raised after it was announced that Banerjee would address the programme. “I think a government programme should have some dignity. This is a government programme and not a political party's programme. I am grateful to the Prime Minister, Culture Ministry for organizing an event in Kolkata. But it is not right to invite someone and insult them. In protest, I won’t speak. Jai Hind, Jai Bangla,” wrapped up Mamata. BJP leader and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s grandnephew condemned Mamata’s behavior at the event. He said, “Jai Shree Ram isn't a statement where one should react in a very allergic manner. So, I think the honourable Chief Minister (Mamata Banerjee), with due respect to her, need not have reacted adversely to a slogan whether it's Jai Hind or Jai Shree Ram.” Watch the full video for more.
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