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Jaipur: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that his party will under no circumstances allow the passage of the land acquisition bill in parliament.

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“We (Congress) will not allow the government to acquire even an inch of land of the farmers and won’t let the land acquisition bill to be passed in parliament,” he told a Congress convention here.

Parliament’s monsoon session is set to begin on Tuesday.

It was the second straight day in Rajasthan that Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

“For the first time we have a government which is helping the opposition by giving them issue after issue,” he said.

And targeting Modi, he said: “People, especially the poor and the farmers, will turn the 56-inch chest into 5.6 inches in six months… You just watch.”

Gandhi denounced Vasundhara Raje on the issue of former IPL chief Lalit Modi, who he said remote-controlled the Rajasthan government.

“Over 100 years ago there was a remote in London that used to control the government here,” he said, in an obvious reference to the British Raj. “Now again a government here is controlled by remote from London.”

Gandhi added: “It’s not Vasundhara Raje’s or BJP’s government in Rajasthan. It’s Lalit Modi’s government.

“They (Raje and Modi) are business partners. She broke the law of this country, helped a wanted fugitive.

“Scams and issues are everywhere in Madhya Pradesh. It’s Vyapam (in Madhya Pradesh) and it’s Munde in Maharasthra.

“Why is the PM silent, the senior Modi? Bring him (Lalit Modi) back. But after becoming PM, he has forgotten all this,” Gandhi said.

Praising the previous Congress government in Rajasthan led by Ashok Gehlot, Gandhi said it provided free medicine to everyone while the present BJP government in the state was closing down hospitals.

On Thursday, Gandhi met farmers and other public representatives in Hanumangarh district, over 400 km from here, and told them that his party was firmly standing by them.

(IANS)

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As A Mark of Respect To Karunanidhi, Parliament Gets Adjourned

"In his passing away, the country has lost an able administrator and an outstanding statesman. The House deeply mourns his death."

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Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day without transacting any business on Wednesday as a mark of respect to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK leader M. Karunanidhi who died in Chennai on Tuesday.

The presiding officers of the two Houses made obituary references and paid homage to the 94-year-old political stalwart.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan described him as a visionary and a true leader of the masses and said his death “is an irreparable loss to the country and marks the end of an era”.

The members stood in silence for a short while.

A 2 Minute Silence Was Observed For Him. Flickr
A 2 Minute Silence Was Observed For M. Karunanidhi, After His Passing On Tuedsay. Flickr

In the obituary reference, Mahajan said Karunanidhi, an astute administrator, in his “long and illustrious political career” showcased his “admirable leadership qualities and worked relentlessly for the cause of the people, particularly the marginalised and the downtrodden sections of the society.

“A multifaceted persona, Karunanidhi rose to become the most celebrated screenwriter in the Tamil film industry, using the cinematic medium to deliver his political ideas to the masses. The 1952 box office hit ‘Parasakthi’, in particular, was a turning point both in Tamil cinema and for Karunanidhi,” she said.

In the Rajya Sabha, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu said Karunanidhi was actively engaged in social and public life.

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“In his passing away, the country has lost an able administrator and an outstanding statesman. The House deeply mourns his death,” Naidu said.

The House observed two minutes of silence before adjourning for the day. (IANS)