Meanwhile, JD(U) leader and state minister Jai Kumar Singh said the RLSP would do well not to belittle Nitish Kumar whose popularity is acknowledged even outside Bihar and it might not be good for the RLSP's own political future.
The MP CM was replying to a query on the protests in the state against Parliament clearing the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018 in August restoring some stringent provisions of the Act.
Reacting to Modi's remarks, Patnaik said the Centre should rather think about the scams in the skill mission and Ujjwala schemes.
The minister's response came hours after Rahul accused the PM of being "corrupt" and asked the latter to come clear on the controversies surrounding the fighter jet deal.
"Thackarey demanded a ream of blank papers for printout from the 36-year-old complainant, who had sought a document related to his land," he said.
The Singh family's ties with the saffron party have nosedived ever since Jaswant was denied a party ticket by the BJP for the 2014 elections from his hometown of Barmer.
The Defence Ministry said "unnecessary controversies" are being sought to be created following media reports regarding a statement purportedly made by Hollande concerning the selection of Reliance Defence as the offset partner by Dassault Aviation, the manufacturers of Rafale aircraft.
The ambitious Ayushman Bharat or National Health Protection Scheme aims to cover over 10 crore vulnerable families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) and provide health cover up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year.
The police said they do not suspect any robbery or theft angle to the twin killings since the jewellery was found intact.
At a public rally here, he said the only objective of the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in Chhattisgarh were the welfare of the poor and the common people.
"Fish imports into Goa should be banned till there is a foolproof mechanism in place to check formalin-laced fish. People should get confidence that the fish is safe for consumption," Chodankar said.
Listing the Centre’s achievements in building infrastructure, Modi accused the Odisha government of lethargy. “I wish the state government exhibited the same eagerness as the Centre to work for development. But I have to keep waking them up from Delhi”.
The improvement in air quality is due to incessant rains that have washed away pollutants from the air, a CPCB official said.
His attack on PM Modi comes a day after a French media report quoted ex-French president Francois Hollande as saying that the Indian government proposed Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence as the partner for Dassault Aviation in the Rafale jet fighter deal and France did not have a choice.
Imran Khan's reaction comes a day after India cancelled the proposed talks between Foreign ministers of the two countries on the sidelines of UNGA in New York.
Gandhi attacked the education policies of the Narendra Modi-led government saying the present government should strengthen the government institutions.
Dassault Aviation issued a statement on Friday clarifying that they had decided to make a partnership with India's Reliance Group as part of a separate contract.
Through the Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme, renamed Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan, the government aims to provide a coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually to more than 10 crore poor households.
Narendra Modi in Odisha: “I assure the people of Talcher and Odisha that after 36 months, I will myself come to inaugurate the plant," the PM said after laying the foundation stone of India’s first coal gasification-based urea and ammonia unit.
The Opposition Friday had called for the resignation of the Prime Minister, and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for being "an apologist to cover the PM’s personal involvement in the scam".
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