Madhya Pradesh Assembly Protem Speaker Rameshwar Sharma reacted on love jihad and said that Pakistan and ISI agents conspire to convert Sita to Rubiya. "Pakistan and ISI agents conspire to convert Sita to Rubiya. How long will we let Sita become Rubiya, how long will we let Sita die? Show me true love like Nargis and Sunil Dutt. Tell me how many Nargis married Sunil Dutt?." He said.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath gave grand, ceremonial welcome to actors playing Ram, Sita and Lakshman as they arrived by chopper in Ayodhya on November 13. People are celebrating "Deepotsav" at Ram ki Paidi ghats in Ayodhya organised by UP government. Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel was also present at the event. Sadhu and Saints also attended the event. Deepotsav held in Ayodhya for first time after commencement of Ram Temple construction.
Speaking to ANI in Patna on November 11, Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi spoke on Bihar election results. Manjhi said, "There is a saying 'don't cut the branch on which you sit'. Same way, Chirag Paswan worked towards defeating the fold he was part of. Result is clear, the branch has been cut, but he also fell. 'Apne chirag se bhasm ho gaye hain vo'."
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) secured only one seat in Bihar assembly elections. LJP chief Chirag Paswan on party's performance said that "around 25 lakh voters trusted 'Bihar First, Bihari First' and we secured 6% votes contesting alone." "Happy that Bihar gave love to LJP, around 25 Lakh voters trusted 'Bihar First, Bihari First' and we secured 6% votes while contesting alone. We were called 'pichhlaggu party' that can do something only with other's support. We showed courage," said Chirag Paswan.
JDU workers were seen bursting crackers outside the party office in Patna after trends showed the NDA taking a lead in the state. According to election commission trends at 3 pm, NDA was leading on 128 seats with BJP ahead in 73, JDU in 49, VIP in 5 and HAM 1 seat. The latest trends are contrary to most exit polls which had predicted a win for Mahagathbandhan in the state. The BJP appears set to outperform its senior alliance partner JD(U), as it has been leading in 73 seats with the JDU ahead in 49 as of 3 pm. The counting of votes began at 8 am for 243 member assembly seats on Tuesday. Elections for the 243-assembly seats were held in three phases - October 28, November 3 and November 7. Chirag Paswan led LJP, which went solo in the polls, has failed to make any major impact with the party ahead in 2 seats as of 3 pm according to the election commission website. Watch the full video for all the details.
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As many as 51,000 earthen lamps were lit in Ayodhya marking the eve of Kartik Purnima. The lamps were illuminated at Ram Ki Paidi on the banks of River Saryu. Sabarimala Temple in Kerala was decorated as Karthika Deepam celebrations were held. The eve of Dev Deepawali was celebrated in various ways across the nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on Monday. PM will dedicate to the nation the widened Handia-Rajatalab section of NH-19. The city glowed on the eve as a laser show was held in Varanasi at Chet Singh Ghat. The Prime Minister will also attend Dev Deepawali in Varanasi, later in the day. Kartik Purnima is also celebrated as Dev Deepawali in various parts of the country. Kartik Purnima marks the fifteenth lunar day of the Hindu month of Kartik.
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51,000 earthen lamps were illuminated at Ram Ki Paidi on the banks of river Saryu as devotees gathered to celebrate Kartik Purnima. "I'm very happy to be part of this event. I'm fasting and praying to Lord Rama on this occasion," said a devotee.
A woman was shot at by unidentified assailants in Bihar's Patna. She was shot during a robbery attempt on November 28. The victim has been admitted at Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) for treatment. Speaking to media, a police official said, "The victim has been admitted to hospital and her condition is critical."
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a roadshow in Hyderabad. He said, "In Bihar, a newly-elected MLA of AIMIM declined to utter word 'Hindustan' during oath-taking event. They will live in Hindustan but when it comes to taking oath in the name of Hindustan, they hesitate. This shows the true face of AIMIM."
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on November 02 informed that under construction road connecting Ayodhya and Sitamarhi is named Ram-Janki Marg. "A road is being constructed to connect Ayodhya and Sitamarhi which is named Ram-Janki Marg and can be travelled in 5-6 hours. I have especially come to congratulate and greet you all on the construction of Ram Mandir," said Yogi.
Laser show was held at Chet Singh Ghat of the Varanasi city on the occasion of Kartik Purnima on Nov 29. Kartika Purnima marks the fifteenth lunar day of the Hindu month of Kartik. Devotees light earthen lamps and visit temples to offer prayers on the auspicious day.
Grand deepotsav celebrations are now underway in the holy city of Ayodhya. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was also present at the Ram Ki Paidi to light lamps. The temple-town has been lit with 5.51 lakh diyas - earthen lamps - which add glitter to the celebrations. 11 tableaux, based on chapters of Ramcharitmanas, and a 'darbar' of Ram Lalla have also been depicted. Watch the full video for all the details.
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As Ayodhya gears up for Deepotsav celebrations, arrangements are being done in full swing. Entry of outsiders in the temple town will be banned for four days from Wednesday. Police said that drone cameras will be used to monitor the movement of people. People from all communities have joined hands to make this Deepotsav grand. Started in 2017 by UP CM Yogi Adityanath, the 3-day event will commence on November 13. This year's celebrations come months after the construction of Ram temple commenced. Celebrations have been curtailed this year in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Multi-layered security arrangements have been put in place in Ayodhya for the celebrations. Deepotsav will be attended by Governor Anandiben Patel and CM Adityanath.
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'Chaudah kosi parikrama' started in the holy city of Ayodhya on November 23 amid COVID-19 scare. No entry for outsiders in the temple town is allowed. This event is counted among the biggest religious..
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, along with his wife Sunita, performed a puja here at Akshardham temple to mark the Diwali celebration. State Ministers Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain were also..
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