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Sharad Pawars 1-hour meet with PM Modi sparks off curiosity


Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Supremo Sharad Pawar, on Saturday, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.
Pawar, the 80-year-old Rajya Sabha MP met PM Modi for nearly 50 minutes ahead of parliaments monsoon session and amid various political speculations.
It was being rumoured that Pawar might be a candidate for the upcoming Presidential elections.
However, the veteran leader had denied the same by saying, I know what the result is going to be; BJP has more than 300 MPs.
The Prime Minister’s Office, on Twitter, shared a picture of the meeting and wrote, Rajya Sabha MP Shri Sharad Pawar met PM Narendra Modi.
Met the Hon. Prime Minister of our country Shri Narendra Modi. Had a discussion on various issues of national interest, wrote Pawar on Twitter and shared a picture of his meeting with PM Modi.
If a few political pundits were to be believed, the Shiv Sena- Congress- NCP led Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra is currently going through a drift.
Amid such political developments, Pawar meeting PM Modi raised several eyebrows.
The monsoon session of parliament would begin on 19 July.


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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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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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