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Patna: The BJP appears to be shell-shocked after its actor-turned-MP Shatrughan Sinha called Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar the country’s best chief minister. 1280px-Shatrughan_Sinha_00451

Bharatiya Janata Party leaders here admitted privately that Sinha’s statement of Saturday was “a big embarrassment” for their party, more so since his praised came hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted Nitish Kumar.

A senior BJP leader, Sinha represents the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat.

“The way Shatrughan ji lauded Nitish only hours after the prime minister attacked him in Muzaffarpur is an embarrassment,” a senior BJP leader said.

Addressing a public rally on Saturday, Modi said Nitish Kumar had strangled Bihar’s development by ending his party’s alliance with the BJP and joining hands with the RJD.

Sinha visited Nitish Kumar Saturday night and later described the chief minister as a “guardian of the state”.

In the past too, Sinha has praised Nitish Kumar as a nice human and as a man of principles.

(IANS)

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Delhi government employees to observe 5-minutes silence as protest every day

Following the allegation, the IAS Association on Tuesday took the decision that officers would not meet or talk even over the phone to the Chief Minister, his ministers or MLAs till Kejriwal apologised and took action

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The alleged assault took place at the Chief Minister's residence on Monday midnight
The alleged assault took place at the Chief Minister's residence on Monday midnight. Wikimedia Commons
  • Delhi government employees will observe a five-minute silence outside their respective offices every working day
  • The decision is to observe the silent protest during lunch break
  • Both the alleged attackers — Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal — were sent to judicial custody for a day on Wednesday

Delhi government employees will observe a five-minute silence outside their respective offices every working day till steps are taken to “ensure their safety and dignity”, the IAS body said here on Thursday.

The decision to observe the silent protest during lunch break, came two days after Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he was beaten up by two Aam Aadmi Party MLAs in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The alleged assault took place at the Chief Minister’s residence on Monday midnight, where Prakash was summoned for an emergency meeting.

Following the allegation, the IAS Association on Tuesday took the decision that officers would not meet or talk even over the phone to the Chief Minister, his ministers or MLAs till Kejriwal apologised and took action.

Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he was beaten up by Amanatullah Khan and one more party MLA.
Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he was beaten up by Amanatullah Khan and one more party MLA. Wikimedia Commons

“The assault on the Chief Secretary has breached the faith of all government employees in the political executive of Delhi.

“The employees of Delhi Government and other organisations will observe a five-minute silence outside their respective offices to express their anguish over the breach of faith by the political executive,” IAS Association said in a statement.

Also Read: The assault on Chief Secretary exposes the double standards of AAP government

Both the alleged attackers — Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal — were sent to judicial custody for a day on Wednesday.

Their bail pleas will be taken up later on Thursday. (IANS)

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