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Posters in the capital criticise Modi’s Ramadan call to Pakistan

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kalaar 075New Delhi: In a veiled criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Ramadan call to Pakistan and Bangladesh, posters featuring former BJP General Secretary Sanjay Joshi were put up outside the homes of senior BJP leaders on Tuesday.
These posters were put up at different places in central Delhi despite Joshi’s last month appeal to his supporters for not to put up posters or malign the party.

The posters carried photographs of Modi and BJP Chief Amit Shah, but it did not name them.

The posters were spotted outside the residences of party President Amit Shah, senior leaders L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, and the headquarters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress.

The posters read: “Pakistan, Bangladesh ko Ramzan par dete ho badhai, Sushma, Advani, Sanjay Joshi, Rajnath, Gadkari, Murli Manohar Joshi, Vasundhara ke liye mann mein hai khatai”. (Pakistan and Bangladesh are wished on Ramadan, but ill feelings are harboured against Sushma (Swaraj), Advani, Sanjay Joshi, Rajnath (Singh), (Nitin) Gadkari, Murli Manohar Joshi, Vasundhara (Raje).

It also said that “Na samvaad, na mann ki baat, na sabka haath, na sabka vikas, phir kyun kare janta aap par vishwas”. (When there is no conversation, and no development of all, then why should the people repose faith in you).

On May 21, Joshi had written a letter to his supporters not to put up posters or malign the party, saying he was an active BJP worker and that “Narendra Modi is my leader”. He wrote the letter after posters in his support had surfaced in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

Joshi was sacked from the BJP in 2005 after a sex scandal surfaced at the party’s national executive meet in Mumbai. Later, a Madhya Pradesh Police probe cleared him.

(IANS)

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BJP Holds Arvind Kejriwal Responsible For Sanitation Worker’s Death

According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain

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The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization
The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization

The BJP on Monday held Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the death of a sanitation worker in a drain saying that the government was playing with their lives as they are not given protective gear.

“This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. Due to the negligence of the government, sanitation staff goes for cleaning sewers and dies there after inhaling toxic fumes. They are never saved even after rescue operations,” Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters here.

His remarks come a day after a sanitation worker choked to death after he got trapped inside an underground drain while cleaning it in north Delhi’s Jahroda area.

The work of cleaning the drain was being carried out by the Delhi government’s flood control department.

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“Sanitation workers are our helpers and Kejriwal government is playing with their lives,” he said.

Highlighting the deaths of sanitation workers in Delhi in the past few years, the BJP MP from the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency said that in September 2018, five sanitation workers died while in August 2017, 10 died inside sewers.

“Kejriwal is responsible for the deaths of sanitation workers who die while cleaning sewers and the investigating agencies should take action against him,” he said.

Attacking Kejriwal, Tiwari said, “During the last three to four years, more than 60 workers have died.”

Arvind Kejriwal giving speech suring chanda bandh satyagrah
Arvind Kejriwal giving speech during chanda bandh satyagrah

He also accused Kejriwal of not fulfilling his promise of providing safety equipment to sewer workers and mechanical sweeping.

A senior Delhi Police official said that it has registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code over the death of the sanitation worker.

The sanitation worker has been identified as Kishan, 37, a resident of north Delhi’s Wazirabad area.

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According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain.

His body was taken out from the drain by a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) late on Sunday night. (IANS)