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Washington: Mary Thomas, a conservative Indian American attorney in Tallahassee, Florida, has announced her candidacy for the second Congressional district seat from the state, a media report said on Wednesday. 635731672450745540-mary-thomas-presser

Thomas, if elected, would become the first Indian American woman voted into Congress. She will run against incumbent Republican Gwen Graham.

“North Florida needs a fresh voice in Washington, D.C.,” Thomas was quoted as saying in a India West report.

“Her parents instilled conservative ideals of the importance of family, hard work, self-sufficiency and the value of education in her at an early age,” the report added.

Among many issues, her key points of emphasis in the election are to put a hard line against the undocumented immigration, eliminate the US Department of Education and Common Core standards and institute a less progressive tax scale.

A native of Charleston in South Carolina, Thomas was born to immigrant Indian parents who came to the US in 1972 and started a small business.

Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and a master’s degree in law from University of Miami.

(IANS)

 

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Narendra Modi Accuses Congress of Aiding Those Who Want to Weaken Army

Again, the Prime Minister said "some people" felt ashamed of shouting "Bharat Mata ki Jai"

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Congress helping those who want to weaken Army: Modi, wikimedia commons

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Congress of aiding those who he said want to weaken the Indian Army and raising questions over the government and even the Supreme Court over Rafale fighter jets.

“Today, there are two camps in the country. One is the government that is trying to strengthen our Army. The other wants to weaken our Army at any cost,” Modi said, flagging off the 900th coach of Modern Rail Factory and a Humsafar Rake in Rae Bareli, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency.

“The country has been witnessing that the Congress stands by those powers who don’t want our armed forces to be strengthened,” he added, in an obvious reference to Sonia Gandhi’s son and Congress President Rahul Gandhi who has been accusing corruption in the Rafale jet deal with France.

The Prime Minister said the country was watching “such people” who he added were “getting support of countries pitted against India”.

“What is the reason that people in Pakistan clap when some of our leaders speak?”

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi (Wikimedia Commons)

The Prime Minister pointedly accused the Congress of raising questions over the dignity of the Defence Ministry, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Air Force, France and the Supreme Court over the purchase of Rafale jet aircraft.

“Some people only accept lies and speak lies. For them the country’s Defence Ministry, Defence Minster and Air Force officers are liars. The French government is also a liar. Now, the country’s Supreme Court is also a liar for them.

“But truth does not need ‘shringaar’ and lies will always die. The country will never forgive the Congress over its attitude towards the Army.”

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Again, the Prime Minister said “some people” felt ashamed of shouting “Bharat Mata ki Jai”.

“What kind of people are they who do not care about the country? I know that they want to abuse Modi. They want to frame Modi for corruption. But I want to know why they have put the country’s pride at stake for this? Why is national security being put on stake?” (IANS)