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Rahul MUpdated: Sunday, May 12, 2024, 02:56 PM IST
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12 May 2024 02:56 PM IST

Congress Leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Faces Backlash For Controversial Comments On Adani & Ambani

After Sam Pitroda and Mani Shankar Aiyar's controversial comments, senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has come under fire over his statement on businessmen Gautam Adani and Mukesh Ambani. In a interview, Chowdhury stated that if Adani-Ambani sent sent him a bag full of money, he would stop speaking against them.

When asked PM Modi's allegations that Congress cash from Adani and Ambani, Chowdhury said, "If I had received the money, it would have been good for me. I really need a lot of money... I am a BPL (below the poverty line) MP. I am in desperate need of money. I don't have money to contest the election... I am saying it openly, I don't have anything. Nowadays, it has become difficult to contest elections. If Adani sends me a bag, not a tempo full of money, that would have been enough for me."

The video triggered fresh row among a series of gaffes surrounding the Congress party.

12 May 2024 01:31 PM IST

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Pledges Free Electricity For Poor If Elected, Unveils Ambitious Plan

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that, if elected to power, poor people in the country will be provided up to 200 units of free electricity.

"Out of the 10 guarantees, the first guarantee is that we will provide 24-hour electricity in the country. The country has the capacity to generate 3 lakh MW of electricity but the usage is only 2 lakh MW," Kejriwal said at a press conference.

"Our country can produce electricity more than the demand. We have done it in Delhi and Punjab, we will do it in the country also. We will provide up to 200 units of free electricity to all the poor. It will cost Rs 1.25 lakh crore, we can arrange it."

12 May 2024 10:45 AM IST

Recoveries Worth ₹269 Cr Made In Cash, Liquor, Gold & Silver By State CEC Ahead Of 4th Phase Of Polls

On the preparations for the 4th phase of the Lok Sabha elections in the state, Andhra Pradesh Chief Election Commissioner Mukesh Kumar Meena said that total recoveries worth Rs 269 crore have been made.

"295 companies of central forces are coming...State Armed Forces are also being deployed...till now we have recovered Rs 70 crore in cash and liquor worth Rs 40 crore, and we have recovered gold and silver as well, we have made recoveries worth Rs 269 crore," said Chief Election Commissioner Meena.

Number Of Polling Booths In The State

Adding further he stated that we have 46,000 polling stations and among them, 12,000 are critical polling stations.

"We are making arrangements for central forces, webcasting, and micro observers who will directly report to the Election Commission, " said Mukesh Kumar Meena.

12 May 2024 10:10 AM IST

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal To Meet Party MLAs Today

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected meet the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs on Sunday, his first meeting after walking out of Tihar Jail on Saturday. On Friday, the Supreme Court granted him interim bail till June 1.

In a post on X, Kejriwal wrote, "11 am - MLA meeting 1 pm - press conference at party office, 4 pm - Road Show - New Delhi Lok Sabha - Moti Nagar 6 pm - Road Show - West Delhi Lok Sabha - Uttam Nagar. All of you have to come."

After being released from the jail, Kejriwal visted Hanuman Mandir at Connaught Place in Delhi and held a roadshow along with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. The Delhi chief minister also held a press conference at the party office in the national capital on Saturday and targeted the Bharatiya Janata Patry (BJP). He questioned the fulfilment of "Modi's guarantee" and also asked whether the prime minister would retire after he turns 75 in September this year.

12 May 2024 08:25 AM IST

Actor Allu Arjun Booked For Unauthorised Visit To YSRCP MLA Silpa Ravi's House In Andhra Pradesh's Nandyal

Tollywood superstar Allu Arjun has been booked by Nandyal police in Andhra Pradesh for visiting YSRCP MLA Silpa Ravi without taking a prior permission from the constituency's Returning Officer. The MLA was also booked by the police alongside the actor.

Arjun had visited Ravi's house on Saturday. Upon learning about the 'Pushpa' fame's arrival, people gathered outside Ravi's house to get a glimpse of the star.

The police a case against under Section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant) of the Indian Penal Code at the local Two Town police station. Since Section 144 of the Election Code and Section 31 of the AP Police Act were in force.

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