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Delhi confidential: Mother’s Last Wish

In one of her last wishes, Prakash Javadekar's school teacher-mother had desired that her son should not stop work after her demise.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
November 1, 2017 4:23:03 am
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.

Days after his mother’s death, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, still in the mourning period, is busy these days. The reason: his late mother. In one of her last wishes, the minister’s school teacher-mother had desired that her son should not stop work after her demise. Since performing the last rites, Javadekar has spent a few days in Karnataka doing party work, and then attended programmes in Pune and elsewhere. He is in Paris at present, attending a UNESCO meet. On his return, he is scheduled to hit the campaign trail in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh.

Little Too Eager
Was Jignesh Mevani actually scheduled to meet Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, or did over-enthusiasm of a senior Congress leader create confusion, leading to speculation whether Mevani’s deal with the opposition party is still elusive? A top Congress minder for Gujarat had earlier informed about Mevani’s possible meeting with Rahul. Mevani was in Delhi and the Congress leader, who was holding talks with him, expected the firebrand Dalit leader to meet him. He hoped to take Mevani to Rahul, and promptly tipped the media. But Mevani did not go to him. On Facebook, Mevani wondered why he should meet anyone in secret.

Social Outreach
BJP secretary Shyam Jaju seems to have taken the party leadership’s call for social outreach very seriously. Jaju joined hands with Aastha Charitable Trust to conduct a mass marriage programme. At the ceremony held at 11-A Ashoka Road (official residence of BJP Rajya Sabha MP from Bihar Gopal Narayan Singh), five couples got married on Tuesday. The wedding ceremony was conducted with extensive rituals, starting at 10.30 am and going up to late afternoon, and a lavish spread was organised for the guests. The invitation, extended on behalf of Jaju and his family, was given to all BJP office-bearers.

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