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BJP coined term ‘Love Jihad’ to divide India: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday said that BJP coined the term Love Jihad to divide India and create communal disharmony. Gehlot further said that Jihad has no place in love. 

Gehlot tweeted: Love jihad is a word manufactured by the BJP to divide the nation and disturb communal harmony. Marriage is a matter of personal liberty, bringing a law to curb it is completely unconstitutional and it will not stand in any court of law. Jihad has no place in love.

Gehlots comment comes two days after Madhya Pradesh government announced that it is planning to bring a law to regulate interfaith marriages with a provision of five years in jail for forcible conversion. Just like MP, two other BJP-ruled states Uttar Pradesh and Haryana have also announced plans to bring such a law. 

Gehlot further wrote: They are creating an environment in the nation where consenting adults would be at the mercy of state power. Marriage is a personal decision & they are putting curbs on it, which is like snatching away personal liberty. 

It seems a ploy to disrupt communal harmony, fuel social conflict & disregard constitutional provisions like the state not discriminating against citizens on any ground.

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Hardik Patel quits Congress, says no youngster is willing to work, vote; accuses leaders of ‘enjoying in abroad’

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Radhika Dhawad | Vadodara
Gujarat Working President Hardik Patel tendered his resignation from the Congress party today morning. Patel took to Twitter to announce his decision and shared an image of his resignation.
 
Patel said, “Big leaders of Congress in Gujarat are far away from issues of the state but are more focussed on ensuring that chicken sandwich for leaders who have come from Delhi is delivered on time!”
In the letter, he also said, “The party has constantly been working against the interests of the country and society.”

Hardik Patel’s letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi

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BJP on course to retain power for 2nd straight term with CM Yogi Adityanath as CM again

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Radhika Dhawad | Lucknow

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Yogi Adityanath

Early numbers reveal that the BJP has crossed the halfway mark with over 271 seats in Uttar Pradesh at 12:07 pm thus making its way to retain power for the second straight term in the state. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is all set to become the Chief Minister for the second time. 


While the BJP was leading in 271 seats, Samajwadi Party (SP) managed to secure 121 seats so far. The BSP has managed to secure five seats while Congress so far has four seats.

(With total 403 seats in UP, 202 is the halfway mark)

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Indian student killed during shelling in Ukraines Kharkiv

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An Indian student was killed during shelling in Ukraines Kharkiv on Tuesday morning, Ministry of External Affairs informed in the afternoon. The Ministry tweeted: ?With profound sorrow we confirm that an Indian student lost his life in shelling in Kharkiv this morning. The Ministry is in touch with his family. We convey our deepest condolences to the family.

In Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, videos showed extensive damage from the Russian military assault. One video showed the city’s largest government building blown up.

While the student is yet to be named by the MEA, sources in the Karnataka state government told The Quint that he had been identified as Naveen Shekhrappa, from Haveri district, Karnataka. The 21-year-old was a student of medicine at Kharkiv National Medical University.

The News Minute reported that Shekhrappa was standing in a queue at a supermarket in Kharkiv to buy food when Russian shelling began.



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