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Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembers Dayanand Saraswati on Birth Anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tribute to prominent social reformer Swami Dayanand Saraswati on his birth anniversary and talked about his influence

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New Delhi, Feb 12, 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid his tributes to Swami Dayanand Saraswati on his birth anniversary and acknowledged his impact on social reform.

“Tributes to Swami Dayanand Saraswati. His noble efforts towards social reform and education continue to have a lasting impact,” the Prime Minister said.

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Saraswati was a vedic scholar and a staunch critic of idolatry prevalent in the Hindu religion.

Throughout his life, he strove to overthrow the influence of priesthood on society and pronounced the practice as a corruption of the original teachings of the religion. (IANS)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Form Committee on ‘One Nation, One Election’

He said that members of all the opposition parties present at the meeting supported the idea barring the CPI and CPI-M

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an all-party meeting on Wednesday said that a committee will be formed to look into the various issues regarding the “one nation, one election” plan.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told this to the media after the conclusion of the meeting which lasted for over three-and-a-half hours.

Singh said that five major agendas were discussed in the meeting, including the “one nation, one election” agenda.

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves toward his supporters during an election campaign rally in New Delhi, May 8, 2019. VOA

He said that members of all the opposition parties present at the meeting supported the idea barring the CPI and CPI-M.

“Only CPI and CPI-M expressed difference of opinion, saying how it could be implemented,” the Defence Minister said.

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Over 40 parties were invited for the meeting in which 21 party chiefs participated while three expressed their inability to join the meeting citing some reasons, Singh added. (IANS)