Trimmed beard, chopped hair, dapper suit: Rahul Gandhi’s makeover for Cambridge lecture post Bharat Jodo Yatra
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived in UK to deliver a lecture at the Cambridge University on Wednesday. Gandhi has hit headlines thanks to his makeover for his UK trip post Bharat Jodo Yatra where he donned a thick beard and comparatively longer hair.
The Gandhi scion has now trimmed his now-famous beard even got a haircut. The Wayanad MP gave a lecture on ‘Learning to listen in the 21st century’ at Cambridge University as a visiting fellow, during which he spoke on three topics – Bharat Jodo Yatra, two differing ideologies and an imperative for a global conversation.
On December 2, Assam Chief Minister and BJP’s leading poll campaigner Himanta Biswa Sarma had said, “Rahul Gandhi, with his beard, looks like Saddam Hussein. Rahul looks beautiful. He is a glamourous person. But, as of now, you compare photos (of Saddam Hussein and him), and see for yourself.”
Sarma later said, “I have only given advice that if Rahul Gandhi cuts his beard and all, he will look like [former PM Jawaharlal] Nehru.”
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Let 100 Modis, Shahs come, Congress will lead in 2024; people will teach Modi lesson: Mallikarjun Kharge
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said people would teach Prime Minister Narendra Modi a lesson in the 2024 General Elections. He also asserted that the Congress would come to power in 2024.
Addressing a public event in Dimapur, Kharge said, “People will teach you (PM Modi) a lesson in 2024; alliance government will come in Centre, Congress will lead. We’re talking with other parties otherwise democracy and constitution will go. We’re sharing our views on how to win 2024.”
Mallikarjun Kharge added, “(Prime Minister Narendra) Modi has several times said, ‘I am the only man who can face the country. No one can touch me. No democratic man says this. You are in a democracy, you should remember you are not an autocrat. You are not a dictator. You are elected by people and people will teach you a lesson.”
“Therefore, with every party now and then, we are calling, we are talking, we are sharing our views. The BJP will not get a majority. All other parties together, we will get the majority… let 100 Modis or Shah come.”
“Our people have given their lives to get freedom; Congress, not BJP. Tell me has any BJP leader been hanged for freedom, or fought for freedom? Has gone to jail? Instead, a man who brought freedom, Mahatma Gandhi, they killed him. And such people are talking patriotism?” he said.
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Shinde Sena’s proposal: From posthumous Bharat Ratna for Savarkar to renaming Churchgate Station
After Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde became the chief of Shiv Sena, during the first national executive meeting held on Tuesday evening, the party demanded posthumous Bharat Ratna – the highest civilian award in India – for Hindutva idealogue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.
The meeting came after the Election Commission (EC) last week recognised the Shinde faction as the real Shiv Sena. During the meeting chaired by Shinde, nine proposals were made.
One of them included rechristening Mumbai’s Churchgate railway station after former Union Finance Minister Chintamanrao Deshmukh. Also, it was proposed to provide 80% employment to the locals and the youth in all the projects of Maharashtra.
A demand was also made to make Marathi the prime language of the state and provide support to Marathi students preparing for UPSC and MPSC. Another resolution demanded inclusion of Sambhaji Maharaj, Veermata Jijabai and Ahilyabai Holkar in the list of ‘national personalities.’
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Congress spokesperson quits ahead of Bharat Jodo Yatra’s last leg in Kashmir
Congress party’s spokesperson Deepika Pushkar Nath has quit just a few days before Bharat Jodo Yatra’s entry in Jammu and Kashmir.
Nath tweeted on January 17 about her decision to resign the Congress. She made it clear that she’s resigning because of former Jammu and Kashmir minister Choudhary Lal Singh joining the Rahul Gandhi-led Yatra. Accusing Lal Singh of backing the accused in 2018 Kathua rape case, Nath said, she cannot share the party platform with him on ideological grounds.
Have a look at the tweet:
In view of Ch.Lal Singh’s proposal of joining @bharatjodo & @INCJammuKashmir allowing the same, I am left with no other option but to resign from @INCIndia
Lal Singh was responsible in sabotaging the Kathua rape case in 2018 by brazenly defending rapists.
— Deepika Pushkar Nath (@DeepikaSRajawat) January 17, 2023
Nath, a human rights lawyer based in Jammu, had initially represented Kathua rape victim’s family.
Two-time MP and three-time MLA Lal Singh parted ways with the Congress in 2014, then went on to join BJP. In 2018, he was forced to resign as Forest Minister of J&K. He allegedly expressed support to the accused in the Kathua rape case. He left the BJP in 2019.
Bharat Jodo Yatra will be entering J&K on Friday, January 20.
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