The embodiment of Leftist economic policies is MGNREGA. It supposedly guarantees jobs but is in fact just dole. It may ‘alleviate’ poverty but can never help poor people rise out of poverty. Modi seemed to know this when he first became Prime Minister.
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Prem Nath informed that a local court has sent Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, Jawaharlal Nehru University students booked on sedition charges, to three-day police remand. The DCP said the Delhi Police will interrogate the students amid tight security. Khalid and Bhattacharya are among the five students, who along with JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, had allegedly raised ‘anti-national’ slogans at an event organised on the university campus on February 9.
Bahraich (UP), Feb 24 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Wednesday attacked the Congress for disrupting the Budget session over JNU row. He said the party should stop supporting 'anti-national' activities in the name of freedom of speech. Shah further asked the political parties sitting in Parliament that people who raise slogans like 'Bharat tere tukre honge', is freedom of speech or an act of sedition?
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are facing sedition charges for allegedly raising anti-national slogans, surrendered before the Delhi Police last night. Following a medical check-up, the two were interrogated on Wednesday for around five hours and will be presented before the magistrate later in the day. Khalid and Bhattacharya are among the five students who, along with JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, had allegedly shouted anti-national slogans at an event organised in the university campus on February 9.
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Talking to mediapersons before the Budget session, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday put onus on Congress, saying that issues like 'anti-national' activities in JNU and Jat quota have existed during the tenure of Congress and the BJP-led NDA government inherited these problems from Congress. Naidu added that there is no question of closing JNU, but 'anti-national' activities will not be tolerated. He added that the government is ready to discuss all the problems.
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): High drama was witnessed at the Patiala House court yet again on Wednesday where two groups of lawyers were seen raising slogans inside the court premises and beating up each other including journalists. One of the journalists from Firstpost Tarique Anwar on Wednesday said that there were two groups in the Patiala House court, one was “pro-Kanhaiya” and another one was “anti-Kanhaiya” group. He added that when he took a photo of the scuffle, lawyers started beating him up and police stood like a mute spectator. He further added that he has photos to prove and can identify them. Earlier on Monday, a group of lawyers and others, including Delhi BJP legislator O.P. Sharma, were seen beating up reporters and students, calling them ‘anti-national’.
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Delhi Commissioner of police BS Bassi on Wednesday said the Delhi Police has enough evidence against Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar. He added that as per their investigation some outsiders were also involved in the chanting of ‘anti-national’ slogans on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus.
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): Condemning the protests in Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday said strict actions should be taken against people involved in anti-national activities but sedition charges should not be put against them as it fulfils their aspirations of gaining popularity. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majid Memon also condemned the protests in educational institutions. Meanwhile, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi emphasised on the need for the Jadavpur University students to come forward and identify the anti-social elements prevalent in the campus.
New Delhi, Feb. 15 (ANI): Asserting that the Congress was supporting the JNU issue out of sheer frustration, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Monday said that the grand old party was resorting to backing ‘anti-national’ elements and channelling a ‘Hitler’ mindset after being unable to bear the success of the Centre. Taking to his blog to launch a attack on the Congress, especially Rahul Gandhi, Shah said the Congress vice-president has in his blind attempts to battle the Centre lost his ability to differentiate between ‘anti-state and nationalism’. The BJP president further questioned the Gandhi scion, asking him whether he wants the Centre to stay mum while a prestigious institute becomes a hub for anti-national activity. Shah also hit back at Gandhi for comparing the present state of affairs in the JNU to that of Nazi-occupied Germany, saying that if anyone was following Adolf Hitler’s ideology then it was Congress.
New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad on Sunday reacted over Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement on JNU issue by saying that this is for the first time that any union minister is dubbing a university as anti national. Speaking on the Home Minister's allegation that JNU was receiving support from LeT chief Hafiz Saeed, Azad said that it was a serious charge which Rajnath Singh has made on the students of a reputed University. He further said that the government should come out with valid evidence.
New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Sunday questioned Home Minister Rajnath Singh's claim that event about Afzal Guru in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus had the support of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed. The CPI (M) politburo member further asserted that if the Home Minister managed to bring up any evidence of 'anti-national' or terrorist activity in the varsity, then the CPI (M) will support necessary action in national interest. Amid a massive faceoff over the JNU controversy, Singh earlier alleged that 'anti-national' protests in the JNU campus had the backing of the LeT chief Hafiz Saeed.