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BJP responsible for spurt of militancy in J&K: Ghulam Nabi Azad

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New Delhi: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Thursday more youths were joining militancy in Jammu & Kashmir as a reaction to the BJP sharing power in the state.

Azad said the Bharatiya Janata Party wanted to be in the government in sensitive areas like the northeast and Jammu & Kashmir.

In Jammu and Kashmir, they (have) succeeded. More boys are joining militancy as a reaction to BJP forming the government (in Jammu and Kashmir).

The BJP is part of the alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir, which is headed by Peoples Democratic Party leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

Azad accused the Modi government of creating an atmosphere not conducive to the smooth functioning of parliament.

They are the culprits but want to be martyrs. I do not think that under the present circumstances, it is congenial to transact business in parliament.

The Congress accused the central government of trying to destabilize its government in Arunachal Pradesh, against which it had protested in parliament on Thursday. (IANS)

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Government Uses Movie Stills to Make Creative Appeal to Citizens to Make Best Use of Right to Vote

The image featured a recreated version of the movie's famous dialogue "Babuji ne kaha gaon chhod do..."

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Indians stand in queues to cast their votes at a polling booth for the first phase of general elections, near Ghaziabad, India, April 11, 2019. VOA

After using stills from Shah Rukh Khan’s “Mohabbatein”, the government on Friday shared a collage of photographs from the superstar’s film “Devdas”, to make a creative appeal to citizens to make the best use of their right to vote during the ongoing 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The Press Information Bureau (PIB), the publicity arm of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, tweeted the collage featuring SRK and Jackie Shroff,

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The image featured a recreated version of the movie’s famous dialogue “Babuji ne kaha gaon chhod do…”. Wikimedia

The image featured a recreated version of the movie’s famous dialogue “Babuji ne kaha gaon chhod do…”. It read: “Babuji ne kaha ghar chhod do, sabne kaha Paro ko chhod do. Par koi kuch bhi kahe, main vote dena nahin chhodunga.”

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The picture was captioned: “Voting is citizens’ right, responsibility and a duty. Don’t get swayed by what people say. Be a responsible citizen, go out and vote. It matters.”

The Lok Sabha elections, which began on Thursday, will run till May 19. (IANS)