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After Reports of Hindu Exodus, WB Governor Visits Asansol

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi visited Asansol today to take stock of the situation after the communal clashes.

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KOLKATA: West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi visited Asansol today to take stock of the situation after the communal clashes, which led to reports of exodus of Hindus of the affected areas to “safer places elsewhere”.

Adequate security measures were taken in connection with the governors visit there.

The Governor Keshari arrived at circuit house in Asansol, where he held an administrative meeting after the state government said it has no problem with it, a senior government official said here today.

BJP’s four member committee will also visit West Bengal today to take stock of the situation. The committee headed by MP Om Mathur will visit Asansol and will submit its report to party president Amit Shah who had constituted it after wide spread violence in the state.

Meanwhile, prohibitory orders remained in force and Internet services suspended even as life was limping back to normal in the southern parts of the town. There was no fresh incident of violence, but the prohibitory orders are in force in Asansol.

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On April 1, a team of four BJP MPs is also expected to visit the place.

The CPM has also sought permission to hold a peace rally in Asansol on Sunday but the police is yet to give permission.

Governor Tripathi had wanted to go on March 28 to meet the police officer whose hand was almost blown off by a bomb in a clash at Ranigunj on Monday. But the state government advised him not to as the situation was still tense and it would not be possible to provide the necessary security.

On March 30, the state government agreed to facilitate the governor’s visit. He will, however, not be able to meet Deputy Commissioner of Police Arindam Dutta Chowdhury as the officer has been shifted from a private hospital in Durgapur, near Asansol, to Coimbatore for further treatment of his arm which had four fractures and severe tissue damage.

Roopa Ganguly, the Rajya Sabha MP from Bengal, who is part of the four-member team for Asansol, had been told to go to Dhulagarh in December 2016 after communal clashes there. She had, however, fallen ill and could not make it.

Om Prakash Mathur, MP from Rajasthan will accompany Ms Ganguly. He was part of a team that included Meenakshi Lekhi who were arrested when trying to go to Bashirhat after riots there in July 2017.

Also headed for Asansol is former MP from Bhagalpur, Shahnawaz Hussain and Vishnu Dayal Ram, MP from Palamu in Jharkhand.

Mr Ram was in a BJP team to Malda, in January 2016 when minority mobs burnt down a police station and rampaged through Kaliachak. The team could not reach Kaliachak and was turned back by police from the Malda railway station itself.

Will Babul Supriyo, the BJP’s MP from Asansol, go back to his constituency for the governor’s visit or the visit by the BJP team? Police have filed an FIR against him on March 29 for obstructing policemen from doing their duty and violating prohibitory orders under Section 144. The Union Minister also filed a tit for tat FIR against the police for obstructing his movements.

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PM Modi Today in Mandla in MP for National Panchayati Raj Day Program

The winners of  Rashtriya e-Panchayat Puraskar and Gram Panchayat Vikas Puraskar Yojana under Sarvasreshtha Panchayat Puraskar Yojana will be felicitated on this occasion.

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MANDLA (Madhya Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Mandla in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday on the National Panchayati Raj Day.

He will launch the Rashtriya Gramin Swaraj Abhiyan, at a public meeting, and address Panchayati Raj representatives across the country, from Mandla.

Preparations are underway for the visit with cultural celebrations and performances reflecting the local culture of the region.

Prime Minister Modi will unveil a Road Map for the overall development of tribals during the next five years highlighting the focus on Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas.

In keeping up with the Government’s commitment towards clean, healthy, and electrified India, the Prime Minister would felicitate the Sarpanches of the villages which have achieved 100 percent smokeless kitchens, 100 percent vaccination under Mission Indradhanush, and 100 percent electrification under Saubhagya Scheme.

The winners of  Rashtriya e-Panchayat Puraskar and Gram Panchayat Vikas Puraskar Yojana under Sarvasreshtha Panchayat Puraskar Yojana will be felicitated on this occasion.

Prime Minister’s visit to Mandla on Panchayats Raj Day is an indication of the government’s commitment to bring people in remote regions into the developmental mainstream.

The Felicitation of panchayat heads will prove to be a source of inspiration to the rest of India and highlight the achievements and best practices of these interventions.

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BJP Charges Congress with Disrespecting Constitutional Authorities

BJP charged the Congress party with harming the reputation and independence of the judiciary for political gain.

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NEW DELHI: The BJP on April 23 criticised the Congress Party for attacking the institution of the Chief Justice, charging the party with wanting to create anarchy by making people “lose” faith in the judiciary.

While the Congress Party has alleged that the Rajya Sabha chairman had not followed due process, the BJP hit back saying the Rajya Sabha Chairman’s office is not a post office meant to forward petitions but has to apply its mind judiciously and take a call.

Even after the Rajya Sabha Chairman refused to admit the  motion seeking removal of Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra, the matter has not come to a rest. The Govt and ruling Party have come down heavily on Congress for not respecting the Chairman’s decision… saying that the party has no respect for constitutional authorities.

BJP charged the Congress party with harming the reputation and indepence of the judiciary for political gain. The party said the voters will soon bring in a motion for the removal of the Congress party.

The Congress Party has said it will appeal against the verdict in the Supreme Court. Despite the Congress’ apprehensions, constitutional experts are calling the Congress Party sponsored notice for removal  a politically motivated one.

Experts say the chairman followed due process. It is well within the power of the chairman to disallow the motion after consulting such persons as he thinks fit and after considering materials available to him. It is only after and if the motion is accepted, that a committee of three members is consituted to examine the allegations.

This has happened four times in the history of the country so far… aganist Supreme Court Judge V. Ramaswami, Kolkata High Court Judge Soumitra Sen, Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court PD Dinakaran and Justice JB Pardiwala of Gujarat High Court, but in no case has teh entire porcess been completed. This motion has been disallowed at the intial stage itself.

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Amit Shah Accuses Congress of Trying to Save the Dynasty in the Name of Constitution

Calls the impeachment motion a part of a larger trend to demonize and weaken every institution that seeks to maintain its individual identity.

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NEW DELHI: BJP president Amit Shah has denounced the move by the opposition to move a notice of impeachment motion against the CJI.

In a hard-hitting Facebook post named – Saving the Constitution or Saving Dynasty? – Shah has lambasted the Congress for trying to target institutions of the nation and weaken its democracy.

Touching upon the notice of motion of impeachment he added that judiciary, though trusted by 125 crore Indians, has invited the wrath of the Congress and Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.

He called it a part of a larger trend to demonize and weaken every institution that seeks to maintain its individual identity and not kowtow to the dynasty. He said that the Army has also repeatedly been the Congress’ target.

He said that during the UPA years a Chief of Army Staff was targeted and the entire Army was dragged into political slugfests. He also listed Congress’ protests against the CAG and the election commission in the post.    The post makes reference to the imposition of emergency and dismissal of state governments under the Congress rule.

He also accused the Congress of deviating from the constitution given by Babasaheb Ambedkar and of spreading hate and divisions in society and said that Congress is blinded by the disdain for PM modi, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Modi hatred is fast turning into India hatred.

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