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By NewsGram Staff Writer

In the wake of BJP patriarch L.K. Advani’s comments on the emergency, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday said there was a “communication gap” within the saffron party.

Participating on a live interactive session on a TV channel, Banerjee also slammed the Narendra Modi-led central government for weakening the country’s federal structure.

Commenting on the 40th anniversary of the imposition of Emergency, Advani has said that “forces that can crush democracy, notwithstanding the constitutional and legal safeguards, are stronger”.

“Advani ji has subsequently said his comments were misinterpreted, that is their internal matter I should not interfere. But I feel, there is a communication gap within the BJP.

“Through media reports, I came to know that Advani ji was not invited to a programme on emergency,” said Banerjee referring to a programme organised to felicitate those who fought against Emergency.

The programme was held at Delhi’s Mavalankar Hall on Thursday and attended by BJP president Amit Shah among other leaders.

“I don’t want to interfere in their internal matter but the public realise that there is a communication gap, a coordination gap,” said Banerjee.

She also accused the Modi government of weakening the federal structure of the country.

“We have our ideological difference with the BJP and it will continue. It is our constitutional obligation to coordinate with the central government and we will do that but the BJP government is unnecessarily interfering in our work and weakening the federal structure.

“The BJP government is interfering in our affairs in every field, and I feel this is not done,” said Banerjee.

She also reiterated her party’s opposition to the Land Acquisition Bill.

“We are not supporting the Land Bill, as regards supporting the GST bill, we did that because it was in our manifesto,” she said.

Banerjee also said even if the Communist Party of India-Marxist forged alliances both the BJP and the Congress, its revival was not possible.

Speculations of a possible tie up with the Congress was rife after CPI-M leader Gautam Deb said the Left Front was not in a position to defeat and needed to walk the extra mile to defeat the Banerjee regime.

“This is nothing new for the CPI-M, they have aligned with the Congress earlier as well. It was the atrocities that they perpetrated in name of communism, that led to their demise. Even if the BJP Congress and the CPI-M come together, CPI-M’s resurrection is not possible because the people have disowned them,” added Banerjee.

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The assault of the government official has created a furore among fellow colleges and they have demanded an unconditional apology from Arvind Kejriwal

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Today Amanatullah Khan surrendered before the police. Wikimedia Commons

By Vikram Khajuria

The recent controversy created by the AAP’s (Aam Aadmi Party) elected MLA has shaken the whole of the administrative department. The body representing bureaucrats has come up in full force to protest against the atrocities done by AAP members.

One of the two legislators who had allegedly attacked Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, Amanatullah Khan yesterday surrendered at Jamia Nagar police station.

Anshu Prakash alleged that he was bundled up by the AAP’s goon inside the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on the pretext of some kind of meeting.

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Police have apprehended the second AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal on Tuesday night itself.

The assault of the government official has created a furore among fellow colleges and they have demanded an unconditional apology from Arvind Kejriwal.

Anshu Prakash alleged that he was bundled up by the AAP's goons inside the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on the pretext of some kind of meeting.
Anshu Prakash alleged that he was bundled up by the AAP’s goons inside the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on the pretext of some kind of meeting.

The crisis has led Home Minister, Rajnath Singh to intervene in this matter and hence a report is sought from Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on the same.

The AAP is trying to paint the whole scenario in some other way by calling it a nefarious design by BJP (Bhartiya Janta Party). But it is quite evident from the facts that AAP is trying to hide its heinous face by blaming BJP for all this fiasco.

Police have confirmed the assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. Thus, it leaves us in no doubt that AAP party members have got the thirst for power in their head and they are claiming themselves above the law and order. It is the same government which promised the Delhi people to revolutionize the whole system but the current developments are pointing the needle towards raw craving for power and money by the Arvind Kejriwal led government.