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Rahul Gandhi's inflation-related speech 'baseless', just wants to grab people's attention: BJP

Updated: Jul 29, 2016 09:12 IST      
Rahul Gandhi's inflation-related speech 'baseless', just wants to grab people's attention: BJP

New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi for criticising the NDA government for its supposed failure to control inflation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said most of the speeches made by the Congress vice president are baseless and without foundation, and added that he wants to grab the people's attention by sprouting one liners.

"Just because he coined the term "arhar arhar Modi' doesn't change the fact that most of his speeches are baseless. He just wants to grab the people's attention by sprouting such one liners and Arun Jaitley responded strongly in the floor of the House," BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain told ANI.

Escalating his attack on the grand old party, Hussain said the present crisis in terms of pulses was because of the erstwhile Congress regime.

"Whatever he ( Rahul Gandhi) is blaming us for in the current situation.their government was initially responsible for it," he added.

Gandhi yesterday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for failing to control the prices of pulses and said that 'arhar arhar Modi' is becoming famous instead of 'har har Modi'.

Gandhi, speaking in the Lok Sabha, criticised the government over the false promises made to the nation and the failure to tackle the rampant inflation. (ANI)

Ludhiana court summons Amarinder in IT Department case

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 20:45 IST     

Ludhiana (Punjab) [India], Apr 24 (ANI): A court in Ludhiana, Punjab, has issued a summons to state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to appear in a case filed against him by the Department of Income Tax.

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Three CRPF personnel injured in naxal attack in Jharkhand

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 20:24 IST     

Daltonganj (Jharkhand) [India], Apr 24 (ANI): At least three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured in a naxal attack in the Daltonganj area of Jharkhand on Monday.

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Kashmir evolved under UPA govt.: Congress

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 20:08 IST     

New Delhi [India] Apr 24 (ANI): Mocking Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for urging the Centre to follow in the footsteps of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in dealing with the Kashmir unrest, the Congress on Monday said the Valley evolved under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.

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Timeline of Naxal attacks in Chhattisgarh since 2016

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 19:59 IST     

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President condemns attack on CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 19:59 IST     

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Will legally comply with SC's order on Kerala DGP: Vijayan

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 19:55 IST     

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Updated: Apr 24, 2017 19:48 IST     

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Lanka PM to begin India visit from Tuesday

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 19:33 IST     

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Attack on CRPF personnel is cowardly, deplorable: PM Modi

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 19:10 IST     

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BJP blames RML Hospital for pregnant woman's death

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 19:10 IST     

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UID for cows: Opposition chides Centre's "mis-focused" policy

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 18:50 IST     

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Raped widow dies, but police gives different version

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 18:50 IST     

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24 CRPF jawans killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh's Sukma

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 18:32 IST     

Sukma (Chhattisgarh) [India], Apr 24 (ANI): As many as 24 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in the encounter with Naxals that took place in Chhattisgarh's Sukma.

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Anti-Pak protests erupt in PoK

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 18:12 IST     

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PFA denies association with Kalkaji 'vigilante attack'

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 18:12 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 24 (ANI): People For Animals (PFA) activist Gaurav Gupta on Monday denied any association with the Kalkaji 'vigilante attack', where three men transporting buffaloes in the national capital were allegedly assaulted.

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Resolve Kashmir situation without delay: Farooq to Mehbooba

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 18:03 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] Apr 24 (ANI): National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Monday said the Kashmir situation must be resolved by the PDP-BJP state government without delay.

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Six more airports to be tag free after trial run

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 18:02 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 24 (ANI): The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Monday said Patna, Chennai, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram, Jaipur and Lucknow airports will be tag free after trial run from April 24 to 30.

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Congress says death of CRPF personnel extremely unfortunate

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 17:35 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 24 (ANI): THe Congress Party on Monday described the encounter killing of 11 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel by Naxals as extremely unfortunate and called on the Narendra Modi-led NDA government to initiate appropriate counter action.

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