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Stop dragging PM Modi's name for publicity: Naidu to opposition.

Updated: Nov 05, 2016 12:44 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Nov. 5(ANI): Addressing the Platinum Jubilee of the Builder's Association on Saturday, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaian Naidu said that the opposition needs to stop dragging Prime Minister Narendra Modi into every issue for the sake of publicity.

Naidu said, "Now Modi ji's name is dragged in issues only for publicity, and it has become a sort of fashion. Earlier, the Rashtriya Swayessevak Sangh(RSS) was pulled up for everything. If there is no rain or somebody doesn't have a child, the RSS was blamed,"

Appreciating Prime Minister Modi's efforts, Naidu said, "Prime Minister Modi is doing business with people in China and Pakistan who are troubling India, but people in India criticize the government. There should be a behavioral change in the people and Prime Minister Modi has initiated to bring out hidden talents in the country,"

Naidu's broadside came a day after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi alleged that the Centre is disrespecting soldiers by not fulfilling their long pending One Rank, One Pension.

Gandhi, who met the ex-servicemen protesting at the Jantar Mantar against the government's lackadaisical approach on the One Rank, One Pension scheme, said the issue at this point of time is not just about the implementation of the scheme but giving justice to the soldiers.

Gandhi also pointed out that the ex-servicemen "have also been demanding for implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission and disability pension."

The Congress vice-president further said that the demand for OROP is not just about money but about the soldiers pride and justice. (ANI)

Malaysian PM Najib Razak meets TN Governor

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 21:44 IST

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Updated: Mar 30, 2017 18:58 IST

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Jammu and Kashmir [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Two candidates from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were elected unopposed to the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council.

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Triple talaq unconstitutional: Mukul Rohatgi

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 18:39 IST

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Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Telangana Police has confirmed the arrest of seven persons in connection with a dacoity.

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