In the News today – 29 January 2020


  • Election Commission has ordered the removal of Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Sahib Singh from the list of star campaigners of Bhartiya Janata Party for the general elections to the Legislative Assembly of the NCT of Delhi with immediate effect and until further orders

  • Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be in Wayanad tomorrow to address a public meeting

  • Air India should be listed for its 49% shares in the Stock Exchange like ONGC. No question of selling: Dr Subramanian Swamy

  • Badminton star Saina Nehwal joins BJP


Attended the splendid ‘Beating Retreat’ Ceremony. Here are some glimpses: PM Modi

Pic Credit: @narendramodi

‘The PM & FM have absolutely no idea what to do next’

Rahul Gandhi – @RahulGandhi – Congress President:

  • Modi & his dream team of economic advisors have literally turned the economy around.
  • Earlier: GDP: 7.5% Inflation: 3.5%
  • Now: GDP: 3.5% Inflation: 7.5%
  • The PM & FM have absolutely no idea what to do next.

‘No banker wants to lend. That is the hard truth’

P Chidambaram, @PChidambaram_IN – Former Union Finance Minister:

  • After accusing bankers of doing telephone banking and hounding them for six years, government does not have the humility to say “we were wrong, we are sorry”
  • Government has suddenly discovered that ‘loans granted after appropriate appraisal can turn out to be non-performing’
  • How many upright bankers were investigated, humiliated and even arrested in the last six years?
  • No banker wants to lend. That is the hard truth. Nothing that the BJP government will do now — including ring fencing — will revive the culture of lending that has been practically destroyed

‘The ban imposed on Kunalkamra..’

Rahul Gandhi – @RahulGandhi – Congress President:

  • The ban imposed on Kunalkamra by 4 airlines is the act of a coward leveraging his influence with the Govt to silence a critic.
  • Those who use their “news” cameras as 24×7 tools of propaganda, should show some spine when the camera is turned on them

DGCA’s clarification on the action taken by Indigo Airlines against a passenger


Badminton Star Saina Nehwal joins BJP in the presence of BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh

Speaking after joining BJP Saina Nehwal said:

  • Today, I am joining a party that performs well for the country.
  • Modi Ji has done so much for sports in India with initiatives like Khelo India.
  • Looking forward to work hard for the country and the people


.Pic Credit: @BJP4India

Harsh Shringla takes charge as Foreign Secretary


“I am as committed to External Affairs Ministry’s role in nation building as I was almost 36 years ago when I first entered these very portals as a young probationer”:
@HarshShringla as he took charge as Foreign Secretary

‘All of Delhi is singing..’

Arvind Kejriwal, @ArvindKejriwal – Delhi CM:

  • Thousands of Delhi youth singing the anthem of this election with Vishal Dadlani.
  • Thanks Vishal for bringing your amazing energy to AAP’s campaign.
  • All of Delhi is singing लगे रहो …

‘The scrapping of AP’s Legislative Council has left TDP completely baffled’

Vijayasai Reddy V, @VSReddy_MP – National General Secretary @YSRCParty
  • NCBN‘s hue and cry over scrapping of AP’s Legislative Council is because the move has handicapped TDP’s misadventures, on its efforts to influence and derail AP’s development in their own favor, and now has left them completely baffled.
  • After the people of our state voted Babu out of power for all his misdeeds, he has been desperate to try & block any good or pro-development initiatives for Andhra.
  • If there was an Olympics for wickedness, misleading & cheating then Chnadrababu Naidu & TDP would win the gold in all categories, and break world-records for betrayal, lies, and corruption.

Secular March in Thiruvananthapuram

Shashi Tharoor, @ShashiTharoor – MP for Thiruvananthapuram:

  • Began today’s Secular March in Thiruvananthapuram in defence of constitutional values with a pushparchana at the feet of the statue of SwamiVivekananda, whose values of universal acceptance we seek to reclaim for Inclusive India.
  • Touched that thousands turned out to match with me.Image
    Pic Credit: @ShashiTharoor

‘A first of its kind in our part of the world’

Ajay Vir Jakhar, @Ajayvirjakhar –Farmer advocating Farmer Prosperity:

  • Yesterday inaugurated a plant of Punjab Agro Ind. Corp Ltd. for waxing & size – colour grading for Kinnow – citrus in village Sito Guno.
  • Land donated by the village.
  • A first of its kind in our part of the world.
  • Value for farmer produce increases by better grading.



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