Ahead of the Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is effectively campaigning in several cities of the state. He conducted a massive road show in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu on February 28. During his rally, Rahul Gandhi said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India has 1 culture, 1 history and 1 language. Is Tamil history not Indian history or Tamil culture not Indian culture? India has multiple cultures, history and languages." "The PM must respect every language and culture," he added.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi while interacting with small traders said that the three farm laws is designed by the Centre to destroy small farmers. He also said that through these farm laws the big businesses to take the money from agriculture sector.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has destroyed the institutional balance in the country by 'systematically attacking elected institutions and free press' for the last six years. "A nation is a balance between its institutions, if that balance is disturbed then the nation is disturbed. That is the central idea. What are the institutions that make up the Indian nation? There are elected institutions Lok Sabha, Vidhan Sabhas, Panchayats. There is the judiciary, there is a supporting free press. These institutions together, they hold the nation together in place. What we have seen over the last six years, is a systematic attack on all these institutions. Democracy does not die with a bang, it dies slowly and I am sad to tell you that democracy in India is dead. It doesn't exist anymore. It is dead because one organization, the RSS has combined with huge finances to penetrate and disturb and destroy our institutional balance. That is what is happened," he said. Rahul also took a jibe at PM Modi during the event. Watch the full video for more details.
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BJP national president JP Nadda offered prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple on March 01. Nadda performed an 'abhishekam' to the sacred Jyotirlingam. He further inspected construction of Kashi Vishwanath Temple's corridor. Later, Nadda will interact with booth 'karyakartas' in Varanasi.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal visited Uttar Pradesh's Meerut on February 28. The Aam Aadmi Party chief addressed a 'Kisan Mahapanchayat'. A.A.P. is setting its sights on Uttar Pradesh ahead of 2022 elections. Kejriwal expressed solidarity with protesting farmers and slammed BJP. “The entire Red Fort incident was planned by them. Many people told me that they (demonstrators) were deliberately shown the wrong path as they did not know Delhi routes. Those who hoisted flag were their (BJP) workers. Our farmers can give lives but can’t be anti-nationals,” said Kejriwal. He added, “Today, BJP's central government has filed sedition cases against farmers. Even the British didn’t charge farmers with sedition.” Watch the full video for more.
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Rahul Gandhi alleged prior information on Balakot air strike was leaked to a journalist. The Congress leader accused Prime Minister Modi of ‘leaking information’. Rahul was speaking to media in Karur on the 3rd day of his three-day visit to Tamil Nadu. “If the information was available to a journalist, if it was on WhatsApp, I'm sure the enemy forces can also have access. I'm asking a very simple question, why is it that there is no inquiry on this?" Gandhi said responding to a question. “Only these five people knew. Somebody out of these five people had told the journalist. If it is not the Prime Minister, why has he not ordered an inquiry and said that treason has taken place? Somebody out of these five people has put the nation and Indian Air Force at risk. I want to find out who it is. Why has he (Prime Minister) not done that? The only reason he has not done that is because he is involved in this type of leaking of information," he said. Watch the full video for more.
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During his visit to Tamil Nadu, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister for his involvement in leaking information on Balakot airstrike to journalist. "Put our Air Force pilots at risk, if this is available to a journalist, if it is on Whats App, I.m sure forces that are interested in this information, enemy forces can also have access to this. I.m asking a very simple question, why it that there is no enquiry on this? These five people know, somebody out of these 5 have told the journalist, if it is not the Prime Minister why hasn.t he ordered an enquiry? Somebody out of these 5 have put Indian nation, Indian Air Force at risk. I want to find out who it is" said Rahul Gandhi in Karur. He added, "The only reason Prime Minister has not ordered enquiry, is because he is involved in this type of leaking information."
Rahul Gandhi continued his tirade against the Modi government on the second day of his Tamil Nadu visit. Addressing a roadshow in Karur area, Rahul Gandhi accused the Modi government of attempting to destroy the agriculture sector of the country with the three new farm laws. ‘Imagine that one of the laws clearly states that farmers can't go to court to protect themselves,’ Rahul Gandhi said. The Congress leader further alleged that the PM Narendra Modi-led central government's wrong policies are responsible for ruining the country's economy, which left the youth jobless. He further alleged that the BJP and RSS have no respect for Tamil language, culture or history. Watch the full video for all the details.
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President of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), MK Stalin on his 68th birthday, paid floral tribute to his father and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M Karunanidhi at his memorial in Chennai on March 01. Stalin also paid tribute to DMK founder CN Annadurai in Chennai today.
A Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) constable is providing 'Mallakhamba' training to children in the forests of Abujmarh in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district which is hit by the Naxalite violence. The tribal population is deprived of basic facilities like water and electricity even today. Overcoming all obstacles, four children from the district had made it to the final round in 2020 for the selection for a 'Mallakhamba' demonstration in the Japan Olympics, which was scheduled to be held last year but was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. CAF constable Manoj Prasad said he learned Mallakhamba in 2016 and has been training children free of cost since then. Speaking to ANI, Manoj said, "I myself learned Mallkhamba in 2016. From 2016-2017, I started training children of Naxalite strongholds who study in Pota Cabins. All children under my tutelage are tribals who were known as 'Abujh'." The coach also informed that four children have made it to the final round for a demonstration of Mallakhamba in the Japan Olympics."These children have a lot of potentials. All the children here are future Olympiads. With this dream, I started coaching them for free," Prasad added. People in Narayanapur have not heard of Mallakhamba before. But in only two to three years of practice, the children from the region have defeated many of the country's biggest players in Mallakhamba and won many gold medals. They went to Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Goa, and many other states to participate in Mallakhamba tournaments from 2019 to 2020.In November 2019, the children won the gold medal by defeating the senior group at the All India level. In March 2020, they won 8 gold, 3 bronze medals, and 4 girls featured in 'Best of Six' in India Under-14. "It was very difficult to defeat the Mallakhamba practitioners of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Despite not being able to beat them for 40 years, our children had worked hard day and night along with their studies. Now they are number one in India", the coach further stated. Rajesh Korram, a class four student, who hails from Asanar village next to Jungle Orchha, said, "I have been learning Mallakhamba since 2018. I won the gold medal by defeating my senior player. I went to Mumbai for the first time on a train. Life has taken a turn for the better. I want to win a gold medal in Japan Olympics." Manu Dhruv, another Mallakhamba player, added he won 2 gold medals in Tamil Nadu. "There is not a good school in our village. These are Naxalite-affected villages. We used to climb trees and play Kabaddi. No one had heard Mallakhamba's name earlier. I started playing Mallakhamba in 2017, living in a porta cabin. Initially, I went to play Tamil Nadu and won 2 gold medals there."
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad lavished praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a function by Gujjar Desh Charitable Trust in Jammu. ‘I admire several things about a number of leaders. I am from a village and I am proud of it. A big leader, our Prime Minister, says he is from a village, he used to sell tea. We may have political differences, but at least he doesn't hide his reality,’ the Congress leader said. This comes after PM Modi had given an emotional farewell to the Congressman as leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha last month. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Ahead of polls in Tamil Nadu, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is aggressively campaigning in several cities of the state. Rahul Gandhi held several rallies, road shows in Tenkasi on February 28. He also..