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Arun Jaitley will come out with flying colors in DDCA issue: PM Modi

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi supported Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying that the latter will come out of DDCA corruption charges with “flying colours”, a senior minister said.

“Arun Jaitley will come out with flying colours in the same manner as L K Advani (senior BJP leader) did in the hawala case. The Congress is raking up manufactured allegations to defame the government,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu quoted Modi as saying at a BJP parliamentary party meeting.

“They tried the same with Sushma-ji, Vasundhara-ji and Shivraj-ji… they (the
Congress) only want to defame the government,” he quoted Modi as saying.

BJP MP Kirti Azad, who had levelled corruption charges again Jaitley, did not attend the meeting.

Azad told reporters he could not attend the meeting due to “prior engagement” and did not boycott the meeting.

Jaitley had denied corruption charges levelled against him by the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress regarding the DDCA, which he headed for 13 years till 2013.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje were targetted by the opposition in the past over their alleged help for financial dealings with former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s resignation was sought in the wake of Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam, popularly known as Vyapam scam.(IANS)

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The actor expressed his views when he became part of Colors Infinity show “BFFs with Vogue”, read a statement from the channel.

When the show’s host Neha Dhupia asked Shahid to give a message for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said: “We are all working towards swachhta (cleanliness), and we promise that we will keep things ‘as clean as possible’.

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In India, earlier it was mandatory for Muslim women to travel with mahram if they wanted to go for Haj. However, now Muslim women aged above 45 will now be allowed to go for the pilgrimage without ‘mahram’ in a group of