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PM Modi Has Decided the ‘Date of War’ with China, Pakistan, Claims UP BJP President

Swatantra Dev Singh (Twitter/@swatantrabjp)

The BJP leader linked his claim to the beginning of construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya following a Supreme Court judgment, and the abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution.

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  • Last Updated: October 25, 2020, 15:22 IST

Ballia (UP): In a controversial remark, BJP’s Uttar Pradesh chief Swatantra Dev Singh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided when the country would be at war with Pakistan and China. His remarks on Friday came amid tension at the Line of Actual Control between India and China, where the two countries have massed troops.

The BJP leader linked his claim to the beginning of construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya following a Supreme Court judgment, and the abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution. Like the decisions on Ram Mandir and Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided when there would be war with Pakistan and China, he is heard saying in a video clip on social media.

“Sambandhit tithi tai hai,” he said in Hindi, claiming that a decision has been taken on the date. Singh was speaking at an event at the home of BJP MLA Sanjay Yadav, who released the video.

In his address, Singh compared Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party workers with terrorists. When asked about the remarks, local MP Ravindra Kushwaha said the the UP BJP president made them to boost the morale of party workers.

Swatantra Dev Singh’s reported remarks appear to deviate from India’s stated stand. On Sunday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reiterated that India wanted an end to the border tension with China while asserting that it will not allow even an inch of land to be taken away by anyone.


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Not Apologised for ‘Item’ Remark on Imarti Devi, Only Expressed Regret, Says Kamal Nath

Meanwhile, in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend 12 physical and some virtual rallies, while Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is expected to address 18-22 rallies. The party leadership has names 30 star campaigners for the assembly elections in Bihar. Yogi Adityanath will begin campaign from today, starting with Ramgarh constituency. “We have received schedule for 20th and 21st our CM will be doing 3 rallies a day. On 20th Yogi ji will canvass in Ramgarh, Arwal and Karakat constituency. On 21st he’ll be in Jamui, Tarari and Paliaganj,” Mrityunjay Jha, media advisor to UP CM said.

The Election Commission on Monday sought a “detailed report” from the chief electoral officer of Madhya Pradesh on Nath’s remarks against a woman candidate during a poll rally in the state. Addressing a poll meeting on Sunday in Gwalior’s Dabra town where the BJP has fielded Imarti Devi, Nath said the Congress candidate was a “simple person” unlike the opponent who was an “item”.

Imarti Devi and 21 other MLAs loyal to Jyotiraditya Scindia had resigned from the Congress and the state assembly and joined the BJP in March, in the process bringing down the Nath government. “Based on the report received from the chief electoral officer of MP, we have asked for a detailed report. It would be with the Commission on Tuesday. Based on it, the Commission would take a view,” said a senior EC functionary.

The National Commission for Women had also forwarded the matter to the Election Commission for necessary action. “we received reference from NCW, we had already sought a detailed report from CEO, Madhya Pradesh,” the EC official said. Bypolls to 28 Madhya Pradesh assembly seats will be held on November 3 and the counting of votes will take place on November 10.

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Afghanistan’s Abdullah Abdullah lauds India’s stand on peace process | World News

Kabul: Chairperson of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah has lauded India’s stand on the peace process. 

“India’s vision of a peaceful, democratic Afghanistan is very much in the line of thinking of people of Afghanistan,” expressed Abdullah who was on a four-day visit to India during which he met PM Narendra Modi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. 

He is reportedly the first foreign dignitary that PM Modi has met amid the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Speaking to WION, Abdullah said that his visit to India has been a very good one and it has happened in a very friendly, supportive, sympathetic environment, with authorities of the country that have helped Afghanistan for many years and in many ways. 

“Also, they aspire for peaceful settlement of the situation in Afghanistan. We had extensive talks with PM Modi, EAM Jaishankar, NSA Doval and engagement with the think tank, civil society. We discussed the current situation, way forward, and also the joint decision was continued focus on engagements and interactions for future,” said Abdullah.

Abdullah stated that EAM Jaishankar addressed the inaugural session of Doha meetings, which was welcomed by him and by the international community. 

“India’s principled position of Afghan-led, Afghan-owned negotiations is important. India’s vision of a peaceful, democratic Afghanistan, a country that respects the rights of its citizens, women and minorities especially, and also does not harbour terrorists, that is very much in the line of thinking of people of Afghanistan,” opined Abdullah.

“Equally important is India’s position, whatever is acceptable for a peaceful Afghanistan, for the people of Afghanistan through an Afghan-led process is acceptable for us. So in that sense, the Doha negotiations started, which was historical in its essence. The fact that we have only met on the battlefield, it was the first time we are sitting across the table, after many many years, that was important. At this stage, more interactions and more engagements will be needed,” he added.

He said it is mainly the start of the talks, which has encouraged different countries including India to watch the situation, not only to watch but also participating in the effort which was made. 

“Different countries have a certain role to play, India has voiced support for an inclusive peaceful settlement. It is important,” he said.

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For how long will India be kept out of UN’s decision-making structures: PM Narendra Modi at UNGA | India News

New Delhi: In a powerful opening remark at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (September 26) made a strong pitch for reforms at the United Nations asking, “Till when will India be kept away from the UN’s decision-making process?” 

“Reform in the responses, in the processes, in the character of the United Nations is the need of the hour. It is a fact that the faith and respect that the United Nations enjoys in India are unparalleled. But it is also true that the people of India have been waiting for a long time for the completion of the reforms of the United Nations. Today, people of India are concerned whether this reform-process will ever reach its logical conclusion?,” opined PM Modi.

Highlighting India’s credential for the high table, he expressed, “For how long will India be kept out of the decision-making structures of the United Nations? A country, which is the largest democracy of the world, A country with more than 18% of the world population, A country, which has hundreds of languages, hundreds of dialects, many sects, many ideologies, A country, which was a leading global economy for centuries and also one which has seen hundreds of years of foreign rule.”

He added, “When we were strong, we did not trouble the world; when we were weak, we did not become a burden on the world. How long would a country have to wait particularly when the changes happening in that country affect a large part of the world?”

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“The ideals on which the United Nations was founded are quite similar to that of India and not different from its own fundamental philosophy. The words Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam, the whole world is a family, have often reverberated in this hall of the United Nations,” stated PM Modi. 

He also expressed, “We treat the whole world as one family. It is part of our culture, character and thinking. In the United Nations too, India has always given priority to the welfare of the whole world. India is the country, which sent its brave soldiers to about 50 peacekeeping missions. India is the country that has lost the maximum number of its brave soldiers in the course of establishing peace. Today every Indian, while seeing the contribution of India in the United Nations, aspires for India’s expanded role in the United Nations.”

PM Modi also mentioned the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and said, “Even during these very difficult times of a raging pandemic, the pharma industry of India has sent essential medicines to more than 150 countries.”

He added, “As the largest vaccine producing country of the world, I want to give one more assurance to the global community today, India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis. We are moving ahead with phase 3 clinical trials in India and in our neighbourhood. India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capacities for the delivery of vaccines.”

PM Modi also talked about India’s responsibility as a non-permanent member of the Security Council from January 2021 and said, “I express my gratitude to all our fellow countries who have bestowed this trust upon India. We will use the prestige and experience of the largest democracy for the benefit of the whole world. Our path goes from human welfare to the welfare of the World.”

He added that India will always speak in support of peace, security and prosperity and will not hesitate in raising its voice against the enemies of humanity, the human race and human values – terrorism, smuggling of illegal weapons, drugs and money-laundering.

“India’s cultural heritage, tradition, thousands of years of experience will always stand in good stead for the developing countries. India’s experiences, India’s developmental journey with its ups and downs will strengthen the way towards world welfare,” said PM Modi.


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