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Mr CM, go and sulk like a petulant child in front of Modi, but please save us from demonetisation trouble: Ajit Pawar

Ajit Pawar at Vidhan Bhavan during Maharashtra Assembly at Nagpur

Ajit Pawar, former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, on the third day of Maharashtra Assembly, chaired by Speaker Haribhau Bagde, raised concerns about the problems being faced by rural Indians and farmers. He was of the view that the common man has been whole-heartedly supporting demonetisation but they are still at the suffering end. Pawar during his speech requested CM Devendra Fadnavis to not to come back from 7, Lok Kalyan Marg (PM’s residence) unless PM Modi addresses the common man’s concerns arising out of demonetisation. Here’s Ajit Pawars first person account of his speech at Maharashtra Assembly?

Transcript:

When PM Modi announced demonetisation on November 8, 2016, Indians unanimously supported him. I too have been actively involved in politics but I don’t know what magic spell has PM Modi cast on Indians. I know India would become corruption free and Pakistan would stop its illegal activities because of demonetisation. When you ask a poor man or a farmer about the demonetisation drive, they say that they are ready to face difficulties if it’s really helpful for the nation. Now, if Maharashtra is allotted Rs 1000 crores, the rural banks are allotted a mere Rs 100 crores whereas urban banks are allotted 900 crores. This is what pinches me!

Even when there is an electricity crunch in Maharashtra, cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad, etc, have a continuous supply of electricity as compared to rural areas. This is only because these cities are more populated so their residents should be kept happy. So, the rural people face the brunt; they tolerate load shedding for hours.

Banks, whose CRR ratio (Cash Reserve Ratio) should be 4%, now have a CRR ratio of 10.34%. Moreover RBI keeps issuing new guidelines everyday. Despite banks not being cash strapped, they aren’t accepting cash from rural people. I have learnt from sources that RBI governor Urjit Patel himself doesn’t support demonetisation. Our farmers and poor people from rural areas are going through terrible times. Most of them don’t even have bank accounts. Farmers are paid in cash on a regular basis; so people who are working as labourers and workers are not being paid their money. Poor people aren’t getting their payments because there’s no money in the banks!

The common man has been extremely patient so far. Once, this patience is lost, no matter how much the government tries to control the situation, it’s going to be disastrous. I request CM Devendra Fadnavis to skip the on-going assembly if needed and meet PM Modi and Amit Shah. We have seen how much weightage he holds in front of both PM Modi and Amit Shah, both! He (Devendra Fadnavis) very conveniently sidelined the people he wanted to and kept the people he wanted to be close to! Chandrababu Naidu and Jayalalithaa proved their efficiency by making sure they solve their states issues. Likewise, we too should do the same. CM should not move from 7 Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi unless and until PM Modi addresses our concerns. Please give us justice!

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Kejriwal accuses PM Modi of waving off huge loan defaulters ‘behind closed doors’

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In a recent interview, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal spoke on BJP's corruption allegations on AAP.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, PM Modi

In a recent interview, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal spoke on BJP’s corruption allegations on AAP. He said, ‘BJP accuses us of corruption, they have not found one paisa. They have filed 167 cases against AAP leaders over the last 7 years, out of which not one has been proved in court.’

There were protests by Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) employees due to delayed salaries. Following which, BJP accused AAP for not releasing funds. To which Kejriwal replied, ‘In the last 5 years, we have given ₹one lac cr to Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).. ask them (BJP) where it is now? kha gaye saara’ He added, ‘Give me CBI and ED for 24 hours, and more than half of the BJP party will be in jail’

Kejriwal further stated, ‘Modi ji gives free ki revdi, I do that too. While he does it for the rich, I do it for the public. He is waiving off huge loan defaulters behind closed doors. I do it openly for the benefit of the people. Providing schools and hospitals to the public is not free ki revdi, these acts are called as punya in Hinduism.’

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If I make a film with Salman, there’s a risk. If it’s a hit, it’ll be his, if it’s a flop, daddy ki hai: Salim Khan

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Salim Khan

Salim Khan is one legendary screenwriter of Indian cinema. And also a doting father of his five kids – Salman, Arbaaz, Sohail, Alvira and Arpita Khan. Be it supporting his kids, to making them realise the value of money and fame, he’s done all. He has also been an inspiration to many. 

Few years back, Salim Khan was asked in an interview why he never penned a script for his own son, Salman. The legendary screenwriter had a perfect answer, “When a person goes to anybody, they say, ‘I’ve an amazing script. You just hear it’. The other person might wonder, if you really have such an amazing script, why don’t you make it with your son. And if I make a film with Salman, there’s a risk. If it’s a hit, it will be his, and if it’s a flop, daddy ki hai.”

When asked about his retirement plans, he stressed on the fact that he doesn’t feel he can ever. Thanks to his five kids – Salman, Arbaaz, Sohail, Alvira and Arpita – they all turn up to him for everything. “They come to me for everything. If there’s no petrol in their vehicle, they come to me. What can I do about the petrol? If their vehicle isn’t working, they come to me. Koi income tax ka notice aaye toh daddy ke paas leke jao. Toh mujhe fursat hi nahi milti. There are times when I get a call at night 11 that ‘daddy, they want to meet you’. Hence, I’ve stopped writing,” revealed Salim Khan.

He admitted that he got stuck in his personal life duties so much, that he can’t dedicate time to writing. “I now feel I can’t give so much time to my writing. I won’t be able to write professionally. Earlier I would do it with dedication and focus, now I can’t, so I thought better I give up. And I’m in a happy space now,” he signed up.

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Amitabh Bachchan’s Jhund co-star from Nagpur ‘Babu Chhetri’ arrested for theft

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Nagpur Police arrested 18-year-old Priyanshu Kshatriya who essayed the role of Babu Chhetri in Amitabh Bachchan-starrer movie Jhund.

L to R: Jhund poster, Priyanshu Kshatriya who essayed the role of Babu Chhetri

Nagpur Police arrested 18-year-old Priyanshu Kshatriya who essayed the role of Babu Chhetri in Amitabh Bachchan-starrer movie Jhund. The arrest, on Thursday, came after Pradeep Mondawe (64), a resident of Mankapur area, filed a complaint about theft of jewellery and cash worth rupees five lakh from his house.

The police caught a minor suspect who revealed Kshatriya’s alleged involvement in the crime. The teenager was produced before a court, which remanded him in police custody till November 25.

The stolen items were recovered from a pigeon box in Gaddigodam – an area that incidentally features in the movie. Cops revealed that Kshatriya had been earlier arrested for allegedly stealing mobile phones of train passengers.

Directed by Nagraj Manjule, Jhund is inspired by the life of Vijay Barse, a former sports teacher from Nagpur who introduced slum children to football to keep them away from crime and addictions.

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