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‘Agniveer is Modi’s scheme, Army does not want it; we will scrap it’: Rahul Gandhi at rally in Haryana | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, promising to scrap the Agniveer scheme if the Congress comes to power after the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Speaking at a public meeting in Haryana's Mahendragarh, Gandhi accused PM Modi of neglecting the welfare of Indian soldiers under the scheme."Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reduced India's Jawans to mere laborers with his Agniveer scheme.The Army does not endorse this scheme; it is a creation of the Prime Minister's Office. Once the Congress forms the government at the Centre, we will discard this scheme," Gandhi asserted.Continuing his critique of the Modi government, Gandhi highlighted issues faced by farmers in Haryana and accused the government of favoring billionaires over the ...
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PM Modi expresses concern, says stand in solidarity with Iranians | India News – Times of India

PM Narendra Modi expressed solidarity with the people of Iran as he said he was deeply concerned by reports regarding Iran Prez Ebrahim Raisi's helicopter flight that crashed in Iran's East Azerbaijan province. "We stand in solidarity with the Iranian people in this hour of distress, and pray for the well-being of the president and his entourage," he said in a post on X late on Sunday, amid fears that Raisi may not have survived the crash.Modi had last met Raisi on the margins of the Brics summit in Johannesburg in Aug 2023. The two leaders had discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various fields, including trade and investment, connectivity, energy and counter-terrorism. Iran, along with five other countries, had joined the group in that summit. Raisi had congratulated ...
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‘Nobody should vote for Modi’: Govt teacher jailed in Bihar for violation of model code of conduct | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A government school teacher in Bihar, Harendra Rajak, was sent to jail for allegedly telling children in his class "nobody should vote for Modi". A written complaint was filed against him by family members of several students. Muzaffarpur SSP Rakesh Kumar said that Rajak was arrested for violating the election model code of conduct, following a FIR by the district education officer (DEO) Ajay Kumar Singh.DEO Singh said that he had received complaints about Rajak posted at government secondary school at Amrakh in Kurhani block.from family member of students."A written complaint was submitted by the family members that children were being told by the teacher that nobody should vote for Modi since foodgrains unfit for human consumption were being distributed under the free ratio...
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POK will be in India after BJP wins polls, UP CM Yogi says in Maharashtra | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: UP CM Yogi Adityanath, who BJP chose to woo north Indian voters in Nalasopara assembly segment - the largest voter base in Palghar Lok Sabha constituency - on the final day of campaigning for the fifth phase, said "Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK) will also be a part of India after they win elections".Amid chants of 'Jai Shri Ram', the 'demolition baba', as Yogi was referred to by speakers on the stage, said PM Modi will get a third term and they will cross the 400-mark. Sensing the pulse of the crowd, speakers, be it candidate Dr Hemant Savara or sitting MP Rajendra Gavit, spoke in Hindi. Every speaker ensured slogans of 'Jai Shri Ram' were accompanied with the public being encouraged to raise their hands.The UP CM said last time BJP candidate Gavit had won the seat, "this time,...
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‘I will give you my camel’: Lalu Prasad Yadav on PM Modi’s remarks on inheritance tax | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's accusation that the opposition would confiscate "one of two buffalos" from the people if elected to power, saying, "will give you my camel." PM Modi has been criticizing the opposition over the inheritance tax row, claiming that if the Congress and INDIA bloc win the elections, they will impose the tax and seize more than half of inherited property.When questioned about this allegation, Lalu Yadav told ANI, "Come and take my camel, will give you my camel." He further stated that Prime Minister Modi's frequent visits to Bihar indicate that the BJP is losing ground. "Modi ji is coming here multiple times...it means he is finished," he said, ...
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PM Modi inciting people, dividing society, alleges Kharge; Uddhav says ‘acche din’ coming after June 4 | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of inciting people and dividing society through his election speeches, claiming that the PM tries to 'create division' wherever he goes."No prime minister before Modi has ever indulged in inciting people like he has been doing. He speaks about democracy repeatedly but doesn't adhere to the tenets of democracy," said Kharge at a press conference.The Congress chief was joined by NCP (SP) chief Sharad Pawar, Shiv Sena (UBT) president Uddhav Thackeray, and other leaders.When asked about PM Modi's statement that the Congress will bulldoze the Ram mandir in Ayodhya and restore Article 370 if the INDIA bloc is voted to power, Kharge responded, "We have never used a bulldozer on anyone. Modi has th...
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SP-Cong govt will run bulldozers over Ram temple: PM Modi | India News – Times of India

BARABANKI: PM Modi said Friday that INDIA bloc allies Congress and SP would "bulldoze the Ram temple" in Ayodhya if they came to office, capping it with the advice that the opposition "ought to take tuition from CM Adityanath on where to run bulldozers". "They tried to impress their vote bank by advocating the construction of a dharamshala, a school or a hospital in place of the (Ram) temple," Modi said at a campaign rally in UP's Barabanki."The opposition is so full of poison against Ram that it even turned down our invitation to the consecration ceremony." The PM said an SP-Congress dispensation would put Ram Lalla back in a tent."Congress is gearing up to reverse SC's verdict on Ram Mandir. Don't be under any illusion...they can go to any extent," Modi said, accusing the opposition o...
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PM Modi is trying to instil a fear of Muslims: Uddhav Thackeray | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: MVA top guns took potshots at PM Narendra Modi at INDIA bloc's rally at BKC's Pataka Maidan on Friday, with Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray leading the barrage saying the country had seen demonetisation in 2016 and would now see "de-Modination" on June 4. He said BJP was a garbage truck picking up rotten leaves - traitors - from everywhere, and Modi was trying to instil a false fear of Muslims in people.Ahead of Monday's voting in the city, he accused Modi of insensitively holding a road show where people had died hours earlier in a hoarding crash in Ghatkopar.AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said Modi was following in Putin's footsteps and accused the PM of not giving him insulin for 15 days in jail. NCP (SP) chief Sharad Pawar said people would lose their right to vote if Mod...
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PM lying about MMS, making nonsensical statements: Jairam | India News – Times of India

Accusing PM Modi of lying, Congress's Jairam Ramesh said, "The outgoing PM is making nonsensical statements... This is typical Modi bombast & bogusness. What's 100% true is that (Manmohan) Singh set up a committee of CMs, which recommended legal guarantee of MSP. As PM, Modi didn't implement it." !(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { function loadFBEvents(isFBCampaignActive) { if (!isFBCampaignActive) { return; } (function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { if (f.fbq) return; n = f.fbq = function() { n.callMethod ? n.callMethod(...arguments) : n.queue.push(arguments); }; if (!f._fbq) f._fbq = n; n.push = n; n.loaded = !0; n.version = '2.0'; n.queue = []; t = b.createElement(e); t....
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‘Remarkable leader’: Pakistani American businessman praises PM Modi, says ‘hopes Pakistan gets leader like him’ | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pakistani-American businessman Sajid Tarar praised "remarkable leader" Prime Minister Narendra Modi and predicted that the PM will return for the third term in the country. Responding to a question from PTI, Tarar said, "PM Modi is a remarkable leader. He's a natural-born leader. He is the one prime minister who has visited Pakistan in adverse circumstances and risked his political capital.I'm expecting that Modi ji will start dialogue and trade with Pakistan."He said that PM Modi had taken India to new heights and hoped that Pakistan too gets a leader like him. He also said that PM Modi is not only good for India but for the region and the world. "A peaceful Pakistan is good for India as well. It is written everywhere that Modi ji will be the next prime minister of India," T...
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‘Oppn using excuse of Modi ji’s age’: Yogi Adityanath slams Kejriwal’s remarks on PM | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath slammed Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over his comments on Prime Minister Modi's potential retirement at the age of 75 and said aware of their impending defeat in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, opposition is resorting to desperate and futile attempts to attack the Prime Minister based on his age.The UP chief minister emphasized that the people of India recognize Prime Minister Modi's dedication to elevating the nation to its ultimate glory. In his post on X, CM Yogi said, "The entire propaganda of the opposition has failed in the face of the immense public support that the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi ji is receiving from East to West and North to South. Knowing that its defeat in the Lok Sabha elections is cert...
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‘Scaring people of own… :’PM Modi hits out at Congress for cozying up to Pakistan; reacts to Aiyar’s ‘atom bomb’ remark | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Keeping up his relentless attack on Congress for cozying up to Pakistan, Prime Minister Modi on Saturday stepped on the gas by responding to Congress's Mani Shankar Aiyar's controversial remark that 'Pakistan has atom bomb' remark and accused the party of finding ways of scaring the people. The Prime Minister also took a jab at Pakistan's economy, saying while the "country had atom bombs", it was looking for someone to sell them but was unable to do so due to their quality.Addressing a rally in Odisha's Kandhamal, the Prime Minister said, "Time and again Congress try to scare its own country. They say 'sambhal ke chalo Pakistan ke pass atom bomb hain. Ye mare pade log, desh ke man ko bhi maar rahe hain'. (These people say watch out, Pakistan has an atom bomb. They are talking...
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With ‘nakli’ jibe, PM’s Modi’s attack and a suggestion for Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Sharad Pawar and Uddhav Thackeray factions of NCP and Shiv Sena and claimed that "duplicate NCP and Shiv Sena" have made up their minds to merge with the Congress after the June 4 Lok Sabha election results.Addressing an election rally in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra, PM Modi took a veiled swipe at veteran NCP leader Sharad Pawar and said, "A big leader here who has been active for 40-50 years is worried after polling in Baramati.He says that after June 4, smaller parties, to survive, will merge with the Congress.""This means the nakli (fake) NCP and nakli Shiv Sena have made up their minds to merge with the Congress," he added.During his address, PM Modi also advised the estranged party factions to...