Congress workers outside AICC office in New Delhi on August 24.
Several Congress workers, on August 24, gathered in front of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) office in New Delhi and demanded that the party president should be from Gandhi family only. The demonstration comes after a virtual Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting of senior party officials regarding a letter demanding change in leadership and reforms in the party.
The meeting was held after around 23 senior leaders, including Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal, demanded ?full time? active leadership, sweeping reforms, election of the CWC, and raised questions about party’s condition and direction through a letter. Congress worker Jagdish Sharma, along with others, who gathered outside the AICC office, shouted slogans as they demanded: We want party president from Gandhi family only. Party will be destroyed if any outsider is made president.
Meanwhile, according to an ANI report, various party leaders including Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Former MP CM Kamal Nath, Leader of Congress party in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Karnataka unit chief DK Shivakumar have requested Sonia Gandhi to continue as Congress party President.
However, other leaders in the party including Puducherry PWD Minister A Namassivayam, Chhatisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel are demanding Rahul Gandhi to return as the party’s president.
When Lata Mangeshkar got offended by Dilip Kumar and didn’t speak to him for 13 years
Nightingale of India, late Lata Mangeshkar and legendary actor late Dilip Kumar were known to share a special bond. So much so that the Queen of Melody would also tie rakhi to the latter. She was among the close ones who visited the late actor during his last days. But do you know the reason why their relation had gone sour, as a result of which they did not speak for 13 long years?
The story dates back to the time when Lata Mangeshkar was to sing ‘Laagin Naahi Chhute’ for the film Musafir, in 1957. At that time, Kumar told music composer Anil Biswas, “The Urdu of Marathis (Maharashtrians) is like dal and rice.” This offended the veteran singer, after which she decided to hone her Urdu speaking skills.
After 13 years when they met in 1970, the veteran singer remarked, “You know, Yusuf saab, I’d always heard you loathed me for being one up on you while recording the Laagi Naahin Chhute Rama duet with you in Musafir. But I only sang the way I can’t help singing any number.”
To this, Kumar gleefully asserted, “It’s precisely because you can’t help singing the way you do that my family and I adore you! How possibly could I loathe a voice so heavenly!”
On February 6, 2022, due to COVID-induced prolonged illness, the illustrious singer passed away in Mumbai.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 7, 2021
‘Even Modiji can’t finish my political career:’ Pankaja Munde
BJP National Secretary Pankaja Munde said even Prime Minister Narendra Modi wouldn’t be able to end her political career if she lived in people’s hearts and minds. Munde said the same on Tuesday while addressing a public rally — part of PM Modi’s birthday celebrations for a fortnight across Maharashtra — at Ambajogai in Maharashtra’s Beed district.
Munde said, “If I live in people’s mind and heart, even Modiji cannot end my political career… Dynasty politics has been prevailing in the Congress party. Modiji, however, wants to end the dynasty rule… I hail from a political family, but if I live in your mind and heart, nobody will be able to finish (end the career) me. If I live in people’s minds and hearts, even Modiji cannot finish my political career.”