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Chief Minister Palaniswami mocks Chidambaram saying he is “burden on the earth”

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Chief Minister Palaniswami mocks Chidambaram saying he is "burden on the earth"

On Tuesday Tamil Nadu Chief Minister  K Palaniswami lashed out against on P Chidambaram stating that the senior Congress leader was only a burden on the earth.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on reaction to the criticism of his party by Chidambaram had said that the center decided to make Tamil Nadu union territory as it has done in Jammu and Kashmir then the ruling AIADMK would not resist any such move.

Palaniswami said that despite being a central minister Chidambaram never addressed any issues concerning the state including Cauvery river water dispute.

The chief minister said that “What schemes had he brought? (apparently to Tamil Nadu) How long was he the Union Minister? (But) what is the use to the country… (Chidambaram) is only a burden on the Earth,”

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Gautam Gambhir helps Pakistani child get a visa for heart surgery in India

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Former Indian cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir took to Twitter to welcome a minor girl, Omaima Ali, from Pakistan and her parents after they were granted visas to travel to India for medical purposes following Gambhir’s intervention.

Apparently, Gautam Gambhir had written a letter to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar appraising him of a girl in Pakistan whose parents wanted to bring her to India for heart surgery.

Acting on Gambhir’s letter, S Jaishankar asked the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to issue visas to the girl and her parents so that she could travel to India.

Gautam Gambhir tweeted a photo of the letter that Jaishankar wrote to him informing that the girl and her parents have been given visas in Islamabad.

Besides the photo, Gambhir also accompanied a couplet in Hindi with the photo in his tweet. The couplet read (translated version):

“When a gentle heart approached us from the other side,
our heart set aside all barriers and boundaries;
with her tiny feet, she also brings sweet air for us,
it appears as if a daughter is visiting her home”

In his letter to Gautam Gambhir, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said, “I have asked our High Commissioner in Islamabad to issue appropriate visas to Omaima Ali and her parents. With regards.”

This is not the first time that despite strained relations with Pakistan, India has issued visa to people in Pakistan on humanitarian grounds so that they could avail of critical medical facilities in India.

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Priyanka Gandhi tells govt Improve economy, don’t create a circus

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday slammed Union Railway and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal for undermining the achievements of Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee, saying the economy is in a shambles while the government, instead of improving the economy, is busy “running a comedy circus”.

“BJP leaders are busy undermining the achievements of others instead of doing the work they have been assigned. The man who won the Nobel prize did his work with honesty and then won the award,” she said.

“Your (government’s) work is to improve the economy and not run a comedy circus,” Priyanka Gandhi tweeted.

She also attached a news report highlighting that despite offering discounts on vehicles, the automobile sales remained dismal.

Goyal on Friday, while congratulating Banerjee on winning the Nobel at a press conference, said: “You all know what his understanding is. His thinking is totally Left-leaning. He had praised the NYAY scheme effusively, but the people of India totally rejected his thinking.”

The NYAY or Nyuntam Aay Yojana is a minimum income guarantee scheme that headlined the Congress manifesto for the national election earlier this year. The party was routed in the polls.

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Owaisi rubbishes viral dance video, says he was enacting flying of a kite

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AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday clarified that he was enacting the action of flying a ‘kite’ after a video where he was seen performing a dance step went viral on social media.

After a video of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi where he was seen performing a dance step went viral on social media, the Hyderabad lawmaker on Saturday clarified that he was enacting the action of flying a ‘kite’, the party’s electoral symbol, in a bid to spread awareness among the people.

“The electoral symbol of my party is the kite. After every gathering, we enact the action of flying a kite in order to spread awareness among the people. Someone edited the video and added a song to it. The media said that I was dancing. This (video) is wrong,” he told reporters.

The unique way of campaigning was witnessed after Owaisi was getting down from the stage after addressing a rally at Paithan Gate in Aurangabad on Friday.

On the stairs, the AIMIM MP danced for a few seconds, with his steps resembling the act of flying a kite, in an apparent reference to the party symbol.

The AIMIM is contesting on a number of seats in the Maharashtra assembly elections, which are scheduled for October 21. The counting of votes will take place on October 24.

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