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Ill-reputed ex-RJD MP Pappu Yadav courts yet another controversy

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Controversial figure in Indian politics, Rajesh Ranjan, alias Pappu Yadav has once again made it to the news. This time he became a part of another controversy after an air hostess leveled charges of harassment and misbehavior against him.

Reportedly the expelled RJD MP from Bihar, behaved rudely with the air hostess after she asked him not to throw away the left- over food in the aisle of the plane.

The incident happened when the plane from Patna was on its way to New Delhi.

According to media reports Pappu Yadav has denied being involved in any kind of brawl on the flight.

This is not the first time that Yadav has been part of a controversy. Pappu Yadav has always been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons.

Here’s a timeline of Pappu Yadav’s infamous activities:

May 18, 2013: A division bench of Justices V.N. Sinha and Amaresh Kumar Lal overturned the earlier law order and acquitted Yadav of the murder and conspiracy chargers on the grounds of lack of evidence.

Yadav was convicted for murdering CPI- M leader Ajit Sarkar.

April 29, 2011: Yadav again faced criminal allegations against him after Kim Davy, Purulia arms drops case prime accused had named Yadav as the Member of Parliament who had helped him escape from India. Davy, had played a major role in the infamous incident in which large consignment of arms, including several hundred AK-47 rifles were dropped from a Latvian aircraft on the night of December 17, 1995 in West Bengal’s Purulia district.

February 14, 2008: Pappu Yadav was convicted murder and criminal conspiracy and sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment.

February 14, 2005: India’s Supreme Court ordered to transfer Pappu Yadav  to a Delhi jail within a week.

The decision was followed by a petition filed by Ajit Sarkar’s brother who alleged that Yadav, despite being in jail, was being allowed to contact people outside using his mobile phones. He also said that members of the public and political colleagues were being permitted to Mr. Yadav, while he was still in custody.

October 1, 2004: After setting him free for 10 days on bail, the Supreme Court ordered re-imprisonment of Pappu Yadav. The apex Court put his bail on hold and ordered him to surrender to the authorities.

May 24, 1999: Pappu Yadav was arrested for allegedly murdering CPI- M leader Ajit Sarkar.

On 14 June 1998, Ajit Sarkar was gunned down at Subhash Nagar in Purnia, along with his driver and a party worker.

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Kerala Emerging as Epitome of Red Terror in India

Political clashes and the frequent approach of aggressiveness and extremism adopted by the leftists need to be addressed bringing all stakeholders together

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Communism flag in Kerala. Wikimedia Commons
  • Rajesh, an activist for the RSS, was brutally murdered in Thiruvananthapuram
  • The Bharatiya Janta Party’s Kerala Unit has alleged Community Party of India’s members and followers for the red terror
  • Both the parties have a history of being in physical conflict frequently in the state

July 30, 2017: On Saturday, RSS Activist Rajesh Edvakode was found critically injured in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. Hours after the attack, Rajesh’s body gave up and he died. The victim’s hand was chopped off allegedly by workers and followers of the Communist Party of India (CPI-M). This incident has once again highlighted the constant red terror crimes in India at the hands of the aggressive left ideology.

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BJP has reacted by calling a state-wide strike. The Kerala unit of the party has alleged the CPI-M members of committing the gruesome murder and given the history of conflict between the two parties, it is understandable why. Also given the fact that Kerala is haunted by the red terror propagandists who admire the hammer and sickle too much, the BJP was quick to respond. Eight suspects have been arrested by the police and it has been revealed that they have links with the Communist Party.

Along the political violence, Rajesh, a 34-year-old follower of the RSS on which the BJP has founded its principles, has been murdered.

In the press statement, Manoj Abraham, Inspector General of Police stated, “The attack was by a gang of men involving CPM (Communist Party of India (Marxist) activists. However, there was a long history of enmity between one of the accused and the victim. We are also probing any angle of a political motive.”

Two days ago, there was a violent conflict between the CPI and BJP members. On Thursday evening, an incident broke out into a fight between the two parties. The left ideology adherents were triggered by an assault to a left wing youth flag. The triggered leftists then vandalized residences of BJP members. Initially, six RSS members were arrested by the police. Further, four CPI-M members were also arrested.

Left wing youth members and the CPI-M counselor was caught on CCTV footage throwing stones at the BJP office. They too have been arrested.

The Communist Party in a press release denied any such accusations and allegations. However, given the political clashes in the past and the frequent approach of aggressiveness and extremism adopted by the leftists, the red terror problem, particularly in Kerala, needs to be addressed bringing all stakeholders together.

Kerala’s remarkable achievements as a forceful Indian state have been overshadowed by the rising political violence. Left wing aggressiveness is a reality in India, especially in certain states.

– prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394

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Bihar government lifts ban on Toddy

Bihar Excise and Prohibition Minister Abdul Jalil Mastan told media that there will be no ban on sale and consumption of toddy in the state.

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  • Bihar Excise and Prohibition Minister Abdul Jalil Mastan told media that there will be no ban on sale and consumption of toddy in the state
  • In April after Bihar imposed a total liquor ban in the state, it also banned the sale of ‘toddy’
  • According to RJD leaders here, Lalu was not in favour to ban toddy.

Following pressure from its main ally RJD chief Lalu Prasad, the Bihar government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday took a U-turn by lifting the ban on the sale and consumption of toddy in the state.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Bihar Excise and Prohibition Minister Abdul Jalil Mastan told media that there will be no ban on sale and consumption of toddy in the state.

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“Ban on toddy has been lifted,” Mastan said.

In April after Bihar imposed a total liquor ban in the state, it also banned the sale of ‘toddy’. But the decision to banned toddy was not lauded by Lalu Prasad and his party Rashtriya Janata Dal.

According to RJD leaders here, Lalu was not in favour to ban toddy.

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

“In last three and half months, Lalu has publicly expressed his displeasure over the government decision to ban toddy and urged the government to lift the ban and make it free as it was introduced during his tenure as Chief Minister in early 90s,” a leader close to Lalu said.

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Lalu Prasad as Chief Minister had declared toddy tax-free in Bihar to help people engaged in the business, particularly the ‘Pasi’ caste. (IANS)

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Party suspends Tripura CPI-M leader Subal Rudra for grabbing Bidi workers’ Land

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  • Rudra was elected to assembly fro 5 times since CPI-M led Left Front government came in Tripura in 1978
  • The Tripura government had allotted 3.2 hectares to the bidi workers in 1993 in Melaghar in Sipahijala district
  • Half of the land was allowed for housing 45 families while rest was kept for construction of a school and other civic amenities

Subal Rudra, a veteran CPI-M leader and former deputy speaker of the assembly, was suspended from the party for allegedly grabbing land of bidi workers; said Party leader on Tuesday, June 28.

“After an internal inquiry of the party about allegation of grabbing land against Rudra, he was suspended from the party for a year,” Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tripura state secretary Bijan Dhar told IANS.

Bijan Dhar (Source: freepressjournal.in)
Bijan Dhar (Source: freepressjournal.in)

Dhar, also a CPI-M central committee member, said that party probe found that the accusation of land grabbing against Rudra was correct.

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The 66-year-old leader refused to comment on his suspension.

“I have received the suspension letter. I have not yet made up my mind about my future course of action. I would not make any comment at this moment,” Rudra, a CPI-M Tripura state committee member, told IANS over phone.

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The Tripura government had allotted 3.2 hectares to the bidi workers in 1993 in Melaghar in Sipahijala district. Half of the land was allowed for housing 45 families while rest was kept for construction of a school and other civic amenities.

Bidi maker (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Bidi maker (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Rudra is alleged to have grabbed a portion of this land. Rudra was elected to assembly fro 5 times since CPI-M led Left Front government came in Tripura in 1978. (IANS)

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-by IANS