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Priyanka Gandhi leaves to Sonbhadra to meet Gun Shot victim’s Kin



Priyanka Gandhi slams BJP government over 2 lakh Job Vaccancies in Uttar Pradesh

On Tuesday Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met the party workers at Varanasi airport before leaving for Sonbhadra to meet the family members of 10 Gond Tribal who were shot down last month over a land dispute.

According to the party sources, Priyanka Gandhi will also talk to the affected Families about the development works in the Umbha Village and she will try to get hand account of the steps taken by the government for their security after the incident.

Priyanka Gandhi welcomed by the party leaders and workers at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport here around 10 am.

Earlier Last month about nine people were shot dead including four women over a land dispute at Ubha Village in Sonbhadra district.

Ubha Village is about 25 km from Ghorawal police station where the jurisdiction lies.

Police said that the incident occurred when village head EK Dutt which had gone to take possession of the land which he purchased two years ago and villagers gathered at the spot and started to protest.

After heated arguments, both groups entered into brick batting. The situation took an ugly turn when gunshots were fired.

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



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



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



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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