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PM Modi responds to Udayanidhi’s remarks on Sanatana Dharma


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a meeting with his Council of Ministers in preparation for the upcoming G20 Summit in New Delhi today, addressed the controversial ‘Sanatana Dharma’ remark made by DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin. Details as follows.

The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of providing a well-thought-out response to such remarks. He further cautioned his ministers against engaging in discussions related to the India vs. Bharat dispute, emphasizing that only authorized individuals should address this matter. Modi’s advice to his ministers was crystal clear: maintain a focus on the facts as outlined in the Constitution and avoid delving into historical aspects. Instead, he encouraged them to center their discussions on the contemporary relevance of the issue at hand.

The Prime Minister’s remarks come in the wake of Udhayanidhi Stalin’s comments equating ‘Sanatana Dharma’ with diseases like mosquitoes, Dengue, Malaria, fever, and Corona, and suggesting that it should be eradicated. The statement had sparked a significant controversy and elicited varied reactions from political leaders and the public alike.

Modi’s words serve as a reminder to his ministers to exercise discretion and responsibility in their public statements, especially on sensitive issues like this.

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Comprehensive Analysis: Is ‘One Nation, One Election’ the Right Course?


India is currently abuzz with discussions about the possibility of implementing ‘one nation, one election,’ a concept that aims to synchronize the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. The government of India formed a committee with former President of India Ramnath Kovind as the Chairman. The committee also includes Amit Shah and other members as the members. In this article, we will explore the origins of this concept, the arguments both in favor and against it, and the potential implications for India’s diverse democracy.

The Concept of ‘One Nation, One Election’:

The idea of simultaneous elections in India is not new. Independent India had simultaneous elections held in 1951 for State assemblies and the Lok Sabha. This practice continued in subsequent years too but, as states were restructured, and assemblies were prematurely dissolved, the trend faded away in the early 1970s.

The current push for ‘one nation, one election’ gained momentum with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s advocacy for the same. As early as 2016, he proposed the concept of Jamili Elections. While the Indian word “Jamili or Zamili” means paired or coupled, the term ‘Jamili elections’ refers to the concept of “One nation – One Election.” Modi argued that the continuous cycle of elections places a financial burden on the country and disrupts development due to the Model Code of Conduct.

Arguments in Favor of ‘One Nation, One Election’:

1. Financial Efficiency: Proponents argue that frequent elections impose a heavy financial burden on the exchequer. The cost of conducting Lok Sabha and state polls is estimated at Rs 4,500 crore. If the elections are held separately, Lok Sabha elections would require around 4000 crores, and each state election would need around 100-450 crores (depending on the size of the state). These numbers include only the expenditure incurred by the Election Commission and are approximate.

2. Governance and Policy Focus: Frequent elections can lead to short-term thinking and policy paralysis. Simultaneous elections would allow governments to concentrate on long-term visions and better governance.

3. Reduced Disruption: Normal government activities are often halted due to the Model Code of Conduct during elections. ‘One nation, one election’ would minimize these disruptions.

Arguments Against ‘One Nation, One Election’:

1. Constitutional Challenges: Critics argue that simultaneous elections require shortening or extending the terms of existing state assemblies. This is nothing but a violation of the Constitution.

2. Federalism Concerns: The idea challenges the federal spirit of the Indian constitution by pressuring state governments to dissolve prematurely, even if they have years remaining in their term.

3. Political Motives: Some believe that the push for ‘one nation, one election’ is politically motivated, with the BJP seeking to capitalize on its current popularity. In addition, many believe that BJP wants to gain in the state elections with this move.

4. Accountability Issues: The simultaneous election model could lead to autocracy as governments might become less accountable to the people with no impending state or local elections. This poses a threat to India’s pluralistic democracy.

5. Misconceptions About Expenditure: As of now, as per the estimates, ‘Jamili’ elections would cost 4500 crores for all elections, while separate elections for states and Lok Sabha would require around 50,000 crores for an entire 5-year period. However, this saving of 45,000 crores over the period of 5 years is relatively small compared to India’s total annual revenue expenditure of 34 lakh crores.

6. Impact on diversity: Many critics opine that in a country where language changes every 500 km, and cultures shift every 100 km, pluralism and diversity are the lifelines. Ignoring this diversity and trying to bring everything under a single umbrella could be a wrong decision. In addition, this move is seen as an attempt to suppress regional parties.


The debate surrounding ‘one nation, one election’ is complex and multifaceted. While proponents argue for increased efficiency and better governance, critics raise valid concerns about constitutional, federal, and accountability issues. We need to wait for the report of the committee.

Tail Piece:

• There are sections of people in India who believe that EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) can be tampered with, which is NOT at all true. These people innocently fear that the ‘One Nation, One Election’ concept may make it easier to tamper with EVMs for all elections.

• Some other sections of people sarcastically comment that the concept might pave the way for a “One Nation, One Political Party” scheme in the future, potentially eliminating all other parties from the country.

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Shocking: MP allied with NDA to vote against Modi govt during No Confidence Motion


In shocking development, the Mizoram-based ruling party, Mizo National Front (MNF), which is aligned with the NDA, has declared its support for the opposition’s no-confidence motion against the BJP-led central government. Details as follows.

C Lalrosanga, a Lok Sabha MP, stated today that he intends to endorse the no-confidence motion. This decision arises from concerns over the situation in Manipur and the perceived mishandling of ethnic violence by both the Manipur government and the central administration led by BJP. However, MP quickly clarified that his backing of the no-confidence motion isn’t a reflection of support for the Congress or opposition to the BJP. Rather, it just serves as a strong expression of discontent and opposition to what he perceives as a complete failure on the part of the governments, particularly the Manipur government, in managing the crisis.

The MNF’s motivation for supporting this motion stems from their deep concern for the Zo ethnic community in strife-torn Manipur, MP said. This move by the MNF highlights the complexities of regional politics. This statement of MNF is appreciated by several political parties in the country.

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No Confidence Motion on Modi government accepted, what next?


Manipur violence issue is shaking the entire India and opposition parties decided to move a no-confidence motion against the Modi government. Debate going on in political circles about what could happen next in Indian politics. Details are as follows.

Article 118 of the Constitution permits each house of Parliament to make its own rules for the conduct of business. Using this constitutional provision, Lok Sabha formulated Rule 198 which specified the procedure for a motion of no-confidence. Any member may give a written notice; the speaker shall read the motion of no-confidence in the House and ask all those persons to rise who favor that the motion be taken up. If there are 50 MPs in favor, the speaker allows a date for discussing the motion. Using this provision, Congress legislator Gaurav Gogoi, who is from Assam, prior at 9:20 am presented the notification on behalf of the IN.D.I.A group. The main demand is that Modi should answer on the issue of Manipur violence. Speaker Om Birla said that he would announce a date for debate soon after consulting the leaders of all political parties.

However, the fate of this motion can be easily predicted as the numbers are in favor of the Modi government. However, leaders from the opposition party say that the numbers and outcome of the motion are not as important as compelling Modi to speak on Manipur violence. However, Prime Minister Modi already broke his silence on the Manipur issue and said that the incident had “shamed India” and that the attackers wouldn’t be spared. He also urged political parties not to politicize the issue of Manipur and collectively strive for a solution. Even home minister Amit Shah already told the Lok Sabha earlier this week that the government was ready to discuss the issue of Manipur violence.

Trivia of NCM on Modi government:

· This is the second such No confidence motion on the Modi government since NDA came to power in 2014. The first one was moved by TDP on NDA in 2018 for Special category status for AP. It was AP politics that drove the sequence of events leading to the No confidence motion on the Modi government. The war of words between the YSRCP party and Jana Sena chief Pawan in 2018 regarding special category status led to events where Pawan Kalyan challenged Jagan to initiate a No-confidence motion on the Modi government. YSRCP accepted the challenge of Pawan but YSRCP MPs resigned from parliament without initiating NCM. Then TDP initiated a no-confidence motion on the Modi government.

· There is a 5-year-old video that went viral today on social media and in that video, Modi was seen sarcastically asking opposition parties in 2018 to prepare for NCM again in 2023.

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Jagan asks RS 17,144 cr for Polavaram


Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Wednesday and urged him to expedite several issues including those related to State bifurcation.

Apart from seeking funds for the construction of new medical colleges, completing Polavaram project and correcting the loopholes in the implementation of National Food Security Act, the Chief Minister also urged the Prime Minister to fulfil the promises given to the residual state of Andhra Pradesh following bifurcation.

Before holding discussions with the Prime Minister for one hour and twenty minutes, the Chief Minister also held a 45-minute meeting with the Home Minister Amit Shah. After meeting the Prime Minister, he also called on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and discussed various issues related to the State.

In a memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister, he appealed to accept the revised estimates of Rs 55,548.87 crore on Polavaram Project and release Rs 17,144 crore on priority basis to expedite the first phase. This includes R and R package for the displaced persons in 36 villages.

Unless the funds for R & R package are released, the first phase remains incomplete, he said, and urged the Prime Minister to issue instructions to the Jala Sakti Ministry to release the amount at the earliest.

He also appealed to reimburse the arrears of Rs 1310.15 crore incurred by the State Government on Polavaram Project.

The Chief Minister appealed to the Prime Minister to take immediate steps to ensure that the Telangana Government clears Rs 7,230.14 crore outstanding from the TS Discoms to APGENCO for the power supplied between 2014 and 2017.

He also told the Prime Minister that the State has been incurring additional financial burden of Rs 5,527 crore on supplying ration to 56 lakh families every year under the PMGKAY due to irrational selection of beneficiaries under National Food Security Act. To compensate for this, the Centre should supply 77,000 metric tons of rice from unused ration stocks of 1 lakh tons every month to AP.

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Jagan meets Modi for longest ever time in Delhi


AP chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Wednesday. The meeting lasted for one-and-a-half hours, and this was the longest ever meeting held between the two leaders in the last four years.

Sources say that the Prime Minister and the chief minister discussed the impending monsoon session of the Parliament. The YSR Congress has emerged as the fourth largest party in the parliament with 25 members in Lok Sabha and 9 members in Rajya Sabha.

The YSR Congress party’s support, thus, had become very crucial for the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre to get the bills passed.

The opposition parties have held a meeting recently in Patna, where they have chalked out the strategy for the impending monsoon session of the Parliament. The opposition parties are likely to stand together to oppose the BJP-led NDA government in both the houses of parliament.

In this backdrop, the prime minister is said to have requested Jagan Mohan Reddy to support the government in the parliament. Quite interestingly, the YSR Congress had been a trusted friend of the NDA for the past four years. The YSR Congress had rushed to the aid of the NDA government whenever it required.

Sources say that this time too, the YSR Congress would support the NDA government in getting the bills passed. The NDA government is planning to table the Uniform Civil Code Bill and the National Capital Civil Services Bill.

These two bills are being opposed by the Congress-led opposition parties and it is to be seen how far the YSR Congress would be helpful to the NDA in getting the bills passed.

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New Parliament is a reflection of aspirations of 140 cr Indians: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the new Parliament building is a reflection of the aspirations and dreams of 140 crore Indians and this temple of democracy gives the message of India’s determination to the world.

He also said that democracy is not just a system for us, it is a culture, an idea, a tradition.

Making his first speech in the new Parliament, which he inaugurated earlier in the day, Modi said: “In every country’s development, there are moments like these which becomes historic. And when India is celebrating ‘Azadi ka Amrit Kaal’, the people of India have gifted its democracy a new Parliament House.”

The Prime Minister also released a stamp and Rs 75 coin in the new Parliament.

Modi said: “This is not just a building. It is a reflection of the aspirations and dreams of 140 crore Indians. This is the temple of our democracy giving the message of India’s determination to the world. The new Parliament building will be a testament to the dawn of Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India). It will be a witness to our journey towards a Viksit Bharat (developed India).”

The event was also attended by former president Ram Nath Kovind, Chief Ministers Y.S. Jagan Reddy, Yogi Adityanath, Eknath Shinde and many others. Even foreign envoys, Parliamentarians and people from different walks of life attended the inauguration ceremony.

The Prime MInister underlined that India is not only a democratic country but also the mother of democracy. “India is also a big base of global democracy today. Democracy is not just a system for us, it is a culture, an idea, a tradition,” Modi said.

The Prime Minister said that when India moves forward, then the world moves forward. “This new Parliament will also lead to the development of the world through the development of India. It is our good fortune that we have been able to restore the pride of the holy ‘Sengol’. Whenever proceedings start in this House, the ‘Sengol’ will inspire us,” Modi said.

Commenting on the installation of ‘Sengol’ in the Lok Sabha chamber, Modi said, “On this historic day, in this new building of Parliament, pious ‘Sengol’ has been established. In the Chola empire, it was considered a symbol of the Kartavya path, Seva Path and Rashtra path,” he said.

Modi also said that our democracy is our inspiration, our Constitution is our resolve. “The best representative of this inspiration, this resolution, is our Parliament,” he said.

The Prime Minister further said that this new building will become a means of realising the dreams of our freedom fighters. “This new building will witness the sunrise of a self-reliant India. This new building will see the fulfilment of the resolutions of a developed India. This new building is also a perfect example of the coexistence of the new and the old,” he said.

The Prime Minister in his address also pointed out how several years of foreign rule stole our pride from us and said that today, India has left behind that colonial mindset.

“There was a need for new Parliament. We also have to see that the number of seats and MPs will increase in the coming time. That’s why it was need of the hour that a new Parliament is made,” Modi said.

He said that it was difficult to fulfil work in the old Parliament building and everyone is aware of it. “There was a scarcity of seating space and there were also technology issues. Therefore, for over two decades, discussions were going on for building a new Parliament building…It was the need of the hour to build the new building of the Parliament. I’m happy that this new grand building is replete with modern facilities,” he said.

Modi further said that after 25 years from today, India will complete 100 years of its Independence. “We also have the nectar period of 25 years. Together we have to make India a developed nation in these 25 years. It is the time of immortality to fulfil infinite dreams and innumerable aspirations,” he remarked.

He also said that this building is equipped with modern facilities and equipped with the latest gadgets. “It has given employment to over 60,000 labourers. We have created a digital gallery to honour their hard work,” Modi said.

He further added that new India today is setting new goals, forging new paths. “There is new enthusiasm, there is new enthusiasm. New journey, new thinking. The direction is new, the vision is new. The resolution is new, the faith is new,” Modi added.

Twenty opposition parties have boycotted the inauguration of the new Parliament building accusing the BJP of not inviting President Droupadi Murmu and citing it as an insult to the first citizen of the country.

Meanwhile, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi described Parliament as the voice of the people and slammed the Prime Minister for inaugurating the new Parliament House building saying that he is considering the inauguration as a coronation.

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Modi pays homage to NTR on his 100th birth anniversary


While addressing the nation through ‘Mann Ki Baat,’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the legendary figure, N.T. Rama Rao, on the occasion of his 100th birth anniversary.

NTR, as he is fondly known, was not only a superstar of Telugu cinema but also a revered political leader who left an indelible mark on the hearts of millions of people.

“NTR’s incredible talent and versatility made him an iconic figure in the film industry. He mesmerised audiences with his performances in over 300 films, bringing to life various historical characters. His portrayals of deities such as Bhagwan Krishna and Lord Ram resonated deeply with people, who still remember him fondly for his exceptional acting prowess,” said the Prime Minister.

PM Modi also highlighted NTR’s influence beyond the silver screen, and said he (NTR) ventured into politics and garnered immense love and support from the public. NTR carved out his own identity as a political leader, ruling the hearts of millions of people in India and across the globe.

Prime Minister Modi acknowledged NTR’s exceptional contributions to both film industry and politics. He paid tribute to this extraordinary personality that continues to inspire generations with his talent and charisma.

“As India commemorates NTR’s 100th birth anniversary, his legacy stands tall as a testament to his remarkable achievements. He will always be remembered as an iconic figure who transcended boundaries and left an indelible impression on the hearts and minds of people through his cinematic brilliance and political acumen,” said Modi.

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Parliament building opening – Jagan to go with Modi

AP Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy had decided to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi in inaugurating the new Parliament building in Delhi on May 28. Jagan Mohan Reddy tweeted congratulating the Prime Minister for constructing the new building and getting ready to dedicate it to the nation.

While 19 opposition parties have opposed the prime minister inaugurating the Parliament building ignoring President Draupadi Murmu, Jagan Mohan Reddy made an appeal to the opposition parties to come together and support the Prime Minister.

“I congratulate @narendramodi ji for dedicating the grand, majestic and spacious Parliament building to the nation. Parliament, being the temple of democracy, reflects our nation’s soul and belongs to the people of our country and all the political parties. Boycotting such an auspicious event is not in the true spirit of democracy.”

“Setting aside all political differences, I request that all political parties attend this glorious event. In the true spirit of democracy, my party will attend this historic event” Jagan Mohan Reddy said in his twitter handle.

Jagan Mohan Reddy had also asked his party MPs, from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, to attend the event and congratulate the Prime Minister after the inauguration.

Jagan Mohan Reddy is scheduled to be in Delhi on May 27 to attend the general council meeting of the NITI Aayog. However, it is not known whether he would stay back and attend the Parliament building inauguration or not.

The TDP, on its part, had neither joined the opposition parties in boycotting the inauguration or supporting the Prime Minister. The TDP MPs would be busy attending the party’s Mahanadu event at Rajamahendravaram on the day.

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Owaisi’s 5 questions to PM Modi after Rs 2,000 note withdrawal


AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday demanded to know from Prime Minister Narendra Modi if Rs 500 currency notes will also be withdrawn.

The Hyderabad MP took to Twitter to pose five questions to PM Modi, a day after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that it is withdrawing the highest value currency note, Rs 2,000 from circulation.

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief posed the questions with a taunt. “Five questions to Top Economist PM Modi,” he wrote.

“Why did you introduce the Rs 2,000 note in the first place? 2. Can we expect 500 note to be withdrawn soon? 3. 70 crore Indians don’t have a smart phone, how do they do digital payment?,” tweeted Owaisi.

The Rs 2,000 currency note was introduced in November 2016, when Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes were withdrawn.

Owaisi also wanted to know what is the role of Bill Gates owned Better Than Cash Alliance in making PM Modi go for demonetisation.

“Is NPCI being hacked by Chinese hackers? If so, what will happen to payments when war happens?” asked Owaisi.

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Naidu is ready to work with Modi for the nation


TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu had finally broken his silence on his relations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that he is ready to work with the Prime Minister in the Vision 2047 of Narendra Modi for the development of the nation.

Chandrababu Naidu’s interaction with the Republic news channel gave him a chance to review the policies and programmes of Narendra Modi and the BJP-led NDA government. He endorsed the policies of the BJP as they help in making India a strong country in the world.

He said that Narendra Modi was working to make India a strong economy by 2047 and the government was going on the right path to achieve the target. He said he is ready to work with the Prime Minister to reach the goal and make India a powerful nation.

When asked whether he had any regrets on breaking alliance with the BJP in 2018, Chandrababu Naidu said that it was the decision taken on the larger interests and sentiments of the people of Andhra Pradesh. The difference with the BJP was on non-implementation of the bifurcation issue, particularly, the special category status and not on the policies of the NDA government.

Chandrababu Naidu had used the interview to make his stand clear on his approach towards development of the country. “Politics and development are not the same. We can keep politics aside for some time to develop the country,” Chandrababu Naidu said, making his vision clear.

The TDP chief had tried to cement the relations between the TDP and the BJP with his interview. His open statement that he is ready to work with Narendra Modi would help in bringing the two parties together in the Telugu states.

The BJP would benefit from the TDP’s alliance in Telangana while the TDP would get the benefit from the alliance with the BJP in Andhra Pradesh. It is to be seen how the BJP leadership would take this in its next political move.

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KTR challenges PM to name a better performer than Telangana


Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) working president K.T. Rama Rao on Sunday challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to name a state that has performed better all-round than Telangana in the last 9 years.

A day after Modi addressed a public meeting in Hyderabad, Rama Rao took to Twitter to throw the challenge.

Listing out the achievements of Telangana, KTR said that despite all this the Prime minister had not a single word of appreciation.

The BRS leader alleged that the Prime Minister has refused to acknowledge a performing state for petty politics.

KTR claimed that Telangana had the highest per capita growth in India. It is the first state to provide drinking water to all homes.

He pointed out that Telangana completed the world’s largest lift irrigation project and has the best rural development model in India with 100 per cent Open Defecation Free (ODF) plus villages. Telangana is the second highest paddy producer in India and also the highest number of IT jobs creating state in India.

KTR claimed Telangana has the highest green cover growth of 7.7 per cent in India. It also won the second highest number of awards (26) for municipalities in India.

The minister for industry and information technology also pointed out that Telangana is among top 4 contributing states to Indian GDP. It is a top 3 ranked state in Ease of Doing Business.

He claimed that Telangana also has the best industrial policy in India. It is home to India’s largest textile park – Kakatiya Mega Textile Park (KMTP).

The state is also the vaccine hub of the world and has highest per capita power consumption in India. It is the second largest renewable energy producer in India.

Telangana has one of the lowest Debt – GSDP ratio in India. “Hyderabad is rated by Mercer the Best Indian city 5 years in a row: 2015-20,” he wrote.

The BRS leader stated that Telangana has lowest corruption in India as per latest survey of Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS). The state also won many international accolades.

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PM flags off Secunderabad-Tirupati Vande Bharat Express


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday flagged off the Secunderabad-Tirupati Vande Bharat Express train in Hyderabad.

The train wil have regular services from April 9 onwards. It will have services for six days a week and bookings have commenced from April 8.

Train no 20702 Tirupati- Secunderabad Vande Bharat Express will commence journey from Tirupati railway station at 15.15 hrs and reach Secunderabad at 23.45. Train no 20701 will start from Secunderabad at 0600 hrs and reach Tirupati at 1430 hrs. The train will stop at Nalgonda, Guntur, Ongole and Nellore stations.

This will be the fastest train service between the two stations and will have seven ordinary AC coaches and one executive AC Coach. The seating capacity of each train is 530.

The Vande Bharat Express will also have an executive AC coach.

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PM Modi to visit Hyderabad on April 8, Telangana BJP upbeat


The BJP’s preparations for Telangana Assembly elections scheduled later this year are likely to get a boost with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Hyderabad on April 8 during which he is expected to address a public meeting and launch various development projects.

The BJP leaders expect that PM Modi’s visit will boost their morale in the runup to the Assembly elections. The party expects that he will set the tone for the party’s poll campaign.

The Prime Minister is expected to launch an attack on Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) government for its various acts of omissions and commissions.

PM Modi is likely to target BRS and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao over corruption, especially in the wake of questioning of his daughter K. Kavitha by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the Delhi liquor policy scam.

He is also likely to hit out at the BRS government over the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) paper leak, which has heated up the state politics.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has also taken up state-wide protests over the paper leak, alleging involvement of KCR’s son and state minister K.T. Rama Rao.

The Telangana unit of the BJP has huge expectations from PM Modi’s visit in view of his recent statement about the state.

“In the south, we have always been strong in Karnataka and in Telangana, people now have confidence only in one party, BJP, and in Andhra Pradesh also people are looking towards us,” Modi had said on March 28 while inaugurating the residential complex of the party in Delhi.

Modi will be launching various railway projects at Secunderabad Railway Station and later a public meeting at Parade Grounds in Secunderabad.

Union Minister for Tourism and Culture G. Kishan Reddy along with state BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar and party MP K. Laxman on Tuesday visited Secunderabad Railway Station and Parade Grounds to take stock of the preparations for the Prime Minister’s visit.

Kishan Reddy, who is also an MP from Secunderabad, said the PM would lay the foundation stone for the re-development of Secunderabad Railway Station. The station is being revamped at a cost of Rs 719 crore and will provide world-class railway infrastructure and amenities.

He will also lay the foundation stone of the new block of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) at a cost of Rs 1,336 crore.

Kishan Reddy said this would give a big boost to health infrastructure in Telangana. The expansion and new facilities include academic blocks, auditorium, staff quarters, hostels and guest houses. The hospital block renovation is also underway.

Meanwhile, Telangana Chief Secretary Santhi Kumari on Tuesday reviewed arrangements for PM Modi’s visit. She instructed the officials to make foolproof arrangements.

Presiding over a coordination meeting, she said that all the departments have to work in close coordination and make the brief visit of the Prime Minister a success.

The police have to make adequate security arrangements, law and order, traffic and bandobast arrangements as per the blue book.

The fire department was asked to arrange adequate fire fighting equipment and fire tenders should be positioned at the venue. Medical staff, ambulances and other facilities should be kept ready at all the venues.

The Chief Secretary asked officials to repair roads to be used by the Prime Minister’s convoy. Uninterrupted power supply at all the venues should be ensured, she said.

DGP Anjani Kumar, senior police officers and officials from various departments including railways attended the meeting.

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Height of Modi’s arrogance, dictatorship, says KCR


Setting aside his political differences, Telangana Chief Minister and Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) President K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday condemned Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification from Parliament, calling it the height of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “arrogance and dictatorship”.

“Today is black day in the history of Indian democracy.A Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification from Parliament is the height of Narendra Modi’s arrogance and dictatorship,” KCR, as the leader is popularly known, said in a statement.

“It is highly reproachable that the Modi government is not only abusing constitutional institutions but also using the highest democratic platform – the Parliament for its nefarious activities,” he said.

KCR observed that it is the adverse time for democracy and the Constitutional values. “The Modi’s regime overshadowed the Emergency. Harassment of opposition leaders has become a routine. Modi on his own is collapsing by disqualifying opposition leaders to protect criminals and cheaters,” he said.

Stating that this is not the time for conflicts between parties, KCR said all democrats should openly condemn the misdeeds of the BJP government to safeguard the democracy and constitutional values in the country and must resist the BJP’s evil policies.

BRS Working President and state minister K.T. Rama Rao said disqualification of Rahul Gandhi is a blatant misinterpretation of the Constitution. “The hastiness showed in this issue is highly undemocratic I condemn this,” he tweeted.

BRS MLA K. Kavitha stated that revoking the membership of Rahul Gandhi, despite knowing that he has a chance to appeal in the upper courts, is a blot on democracy. “This is a larger part of Modi Ji’s mission of diverting people’s attention from his failures, corrupt friends & suppressing the opposition,” she said.

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BRS questions PM over fuel prices, BJP hits back


Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) Working President K.T. Rama Rao on Monday asked a “straight question” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay on skyrocketing fuel prices despite crude oil price dropping in the international market.

Rama Rao said that in May 2014 when crude per barrel was $107, petrol price was Rs 71 per litre but in March 2023 when crude oil per barrel is $65, the price of petrol is Rs 110 per litre.

“If fuel prices had to be hiked when price of crude oil went up, should they also not be brought down when prices drop? Who is benefiting from the hike,” asked KTR, as the BRS leader is popularly known.

KTR, who is also a state minister, took to Twitter to pose the question to the PM. “To those who want petroleum products to be brought under GST to curb Fuel Price Hike; LPG is already under GST. But the price increased from Rs 400 to Rs 1200 in 8 years,” he said.

He asked how can a “Non-performing Alliance (NPA)” that cannot control LPG cylinder prices be entrusted with petroleum products?

Telangana BJP president Bandi Sanjay hit back at KTR.

He tweeted that BRS is a party of bald-faced liars, people will not believe anything that KTR says anymore because KCR is not reducing VAT.

“Telangana people are forced to pay one of the highest rate for Petrol in India Rs 109.66/litre which is downright loot. In BJP ruled state UP it costs Rs 96.57/litre,” Sanjay said.

The BJP leader said that VAT on petrol and diesel in Telangana is 35.2 per cent and 26 per cent, respectively, while in UP, it is 26.8 and 17.48 per cent.

Sanjay said that the Narendra Modi government cut central excise duty twice – in May 2022 and November 2021 – amounting cumulatively to Rs 13 per litre of petrol and Rs 15 per litre on diesel, at a cost of Rs 2.2 lakh crore a year to the Central exchequer. Prices of petrol & diesel in India (New Delhi) have declined by 5 per cent and 3.71 per cent, respectively between March 2022 & March 2023. These prices have gone up by 38 per cent and 104.02 per cent in Sri Lanka, 22 per cent and 45.16 per cent in Pakistan, 28 per cent and 20.23 per cent in Bangladesh and 22 per cent and 36.09 per cent in Nepal, he said.

“Their fabricated lies cannot conceal the fact that Global energy analysts and commentators are astonished at the fact that India, despite the sheer scale of its population – 50 lakh LPG cylinders are delivered by OMCs and 6 crore consumers visit OMC petrol pumps every day – has managed to ensure accessible and affordable energy to 1.4 billion people at a time when its immediate neighbourhood is facing dry-outs and massive price hikes, ” said the BJP leader.

He also claimed that the BJP-led Central government even imposed an export cess and windfall tax on domestically produced petroleum products year to prevent exporters from profiteering at the cost of domestic consumers.

“Oil Marketing Companies incurred huge losses during price peaks for ensuring the supply of petrol and diesel at controlled rates to Indian citizens, which have been kept unchanged by public sector OMCs since 6th April 2022. Inspired by PM Modi’s decisive consumer-welfare gesture, many state governments reduced VAT except Telangana. Instead of trying weary old tactic of spreading lies, the BRS should cut VAT in the best interest of the people,” Sanjay added.

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Ram Charan to meet Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi will address India Today Conclave 2023 today and tomorrow in New Delhi. Modi will headline the event on the 18th at 8 PM and he will be the ‘Icon Of India’ speaker. Ram Charan after attending the Oscars 2023 is back in India and will be attending the event.

India Today Conclave 2023 is about the youngest working population in the world and Ram Charan will address the meeting. Sachin Tendulkar, Jahnvi Kapoor and Malaika Arora are the other celebrities from the sports and film industry who will be attending the event along with Ram Charan. Chief Justice of India DY Chadrachud, Amit Shah and many other top Indian brains will be attending the event.

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PM’s speech in Parliament was ‘most disgusting’: KCR


Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his recent speech in Parliament, saying it was the “most disgusting” speech.

Speaking in the state Assembly, Rao came down heavily on Modi for keeping the country in dark over Adani,

“It was the most disgusting speech made by the honourable Prime Minister. I too had hoped that he would speak well at least in the other house because the country is in a critical situation,” he said, referring to the Adani issue.

“Rs 10 lakh crore is not a small issue. Crores of people are involved in this but he kept aside the turmoil. He did not say what he would do and kept the country in the dark,” KCR, as the Chief Minister is popularly known, added.

Noting that the LIC had invested a lot in Adani Group, he claimed that ever since the scam broke out, billions had evaporated. The entire nation was keen to know what the Centre would do on the Adani issue but he did not utter a word.

KCR said there was no assurance, or no mention of constituting a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) as demanded by the opposition.

He referred to The Economist magazine’s story on the Adani episode being a test for Indian capitalism.

Replying to debate on the Appropriation Bill, KCR predicted that the BJP regime would see its end in 2024 and the “repression” and “arrogance” of the Modi government would not last long.

He recalled that after the Bangladesh war, then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was hailed as invincible but people had voted out the Congress government.

“Power is temporary and people will teach a fitting lesson with their votes,” he said.

KCR said that in 2014 people believed in the BJP and made Modi the Prime Minister, but the country’s situation has turned from bad to worse since then.

Citing facts and figures from the Comptroller Auditor General of India, he highlighted the failures of the Modi government.

KCR said had the country performed well as it did during Manmohan Singh’s rule, Telangana’s GSDP would have been Rs 16 lakh crore against the present Rs 13 lakh crore. He claimed that due to the BJP’s failure, Telangana had lost Rs 3 lakh crore.

The BRS leader said that though Manmohan Singh had performed better than Modi, he never boasted about his achievements and went about his job quietly. On the contrary, the BJP government was making tall claims with false achievements despite failing on all fronts. He referred to a book “The Lost Decade” written by journalist Puja Mehra.

He claimed that after the Modi government came to power, 20 lakh people had given up Indian citizenship.

KCR called for a debate on the BJP government’s target of becoming a $5 trillion economy and remarked that it had now become a joke. He said that after all the hype, India managed to become just a $3.1 trillion economy. At least, the aim should have been higher and one should have vision and dare to dream, he said.

He pointed out the economy of the US is $25 trillion while that of China is $18.3 trillion.

He said the per capita income of a nation reveals the real story. Among 192 countries, India is 139th position while even Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka were ahead in terms of per capita income.

KCR slammed the Modi government for its discrimination towards Telangana. He pointed out that the Centre announced 157 medical colleges across the country, but not even one was sanctioned for Telangana.

He said he was appealing to the Prime Minister with folded hands to stop discriminating against Telangana. “Telangana is a contributor to the national development. We will definitely cooperate with you and request you to cooperate with us,” he said.

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Narendra Modi Lauds Pathaan in Parliament


The honourable prime minister of India Narendra Modi has showered praises on Pathaan, the latest picture of Shahrukh Khan. Interestingly the praise was in his speech at the parliament house. Modi said that the theatres in Srinagar are running house-full after decades. The video of Modi is viral now.

Pathaan is a spy thriller in Siddharth Anand’s direction. The film is re-writing all the records and running successfully at the theatre. The film is based on a Raw field. Deepika Padukone and John Abraham are the other actors. Producer Adithya Chopra is planning for a sequel after the grand success of Pathaan.

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Constitute JPC if you have nothing to hide: KCR to PM


Telangana Chief Minister and Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) president K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday demanded the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe Adani Group’s ‘scam’.

He wanted to know why the Union government was refusing to constitute JPC when it claimed nothing wrong had happened.

Addressing a news conference in Nanded, he alleged that the Centre made Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) invest Rs 87,000 crore in the Adani Group and is now pressuring it to make a false statement over its exposure in the Adani group.

“To mislead the country, LIC is being pressured to make a statement that it suffered no losses,” he said, adding that the truth will come out with the JPC probe.

He pointed out that opposition parties are demanding the JPC in the Parliament.

“I am requesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Such a big scam has happened. In a week, Rs 10 lakh crore was wiped out. It is not a small amount and the entire Indian banking system and LIC is involved in it. This is people’s money, their investment. The entire country is angry. This should be discussed in Parliament and a JPC should be constituted. Otherwise, the country will hold you guilty,” he said.

“Everybody knows (Gautam) Adani is your friend. He came to this position because of you. Will an ordinary businessman come up in the number two position in Forbes’ List of billionaires? You can’t hide this fact. If you have done no wrong, constitute the JPC,” KCR added.

He also slammed the Narendra Modi-led Central government over the import of coal and its “love for Adani”.

The BRS leader said that India has enough reserves of coal that would last for the next 120 years but the Central government is forcing states to procure imported coal, which is only supplied by the Adani group.

“The kind of love the Centre has for Adani, it should have for the people of the country,” he said.

“The import of coal is cheating the country. Coal India Ltd has already stated that it has paid the required amount for the construction of a 250-km long railway track that would increase our coal production exponentially. But the Central government is not letting it happen,” he alleged.

KCR reiterated that the Modi government is following the policy of socialisation of losses and privatisation of benefits.

He lashed out at the Centre for attempting to privatise LIC, which is the world’s largest and better-performing insurance company.

The BRS leader promised that if the party came to power in the Centre on its own or with like-minded parties, LIC would be brought back into the public sector.

Opposing indiscriminate privatisation, KCR remarked that the government cannot run away from its responsibilities.

Stating that 95 per cent of the electricity sector should be in the public sector, he said if BRS comes to power, it would bring all electricity units being privatised by the Modi government back into the public sector.

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