Here are the political developments of the day
Modi-led govt to be in power for next 25 years: Sawant
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has claimed that the Modi-led government will continue to rule the country “for another 25 years“.
In the coming days, the BJP-led central government will take “many decisions” which are in the pipeline and after that, “no one will be able to replace” the dispensation led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sawant said addressing a convention of BJP workers here on Sunday evening.
“The BJP’s membership drive has been getting tremendous response. The people of the country have realised that the Modi-led government is here to stay for another 25 years. In fact, people from Jammu and Kashmir to Kanyakumari have decided that this government will stay for another 25 years,” Mr. Sawant claimed.
J.P. Nadda hits out at Congress for not supporting abrogation of Article 370
BJP Working President J.P. Nadda has hit out at the Congress for not supporting abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, alleging the party always indulged in vote bank politics though they knew the Article was not in the national interest.
“Modi ji has realised one nation, one legislation, one “nishan” (symbol)…But why does the Congress oppose it? The party says it (Article 370) was temporary. If 370 was so good, why you did not make it permanent? You had more than 400 MPs at one time, why did you not make it permanent?” he asked.
“Because you knew deep within that Article 370 was not in the national interest. You indulged in vote bank politics… vote is above the country for you….” he said, addressing a BJP public meeting here on Sunday.
Nadda said after partition, people who came to cities like Hyderabad from Pakistan became leaders, but those who made Jammu and Kashmir their home could not become even a councillor.
Now with the abolition of Article 370, there would be Scheduled Caste and tribal seats, he said.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat calls for dialogue on reservation
There should be conversation in a harmonious atmosphere between those in favour of reservation and those against it, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Sunday.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at Gyanotsav, an event organised by RSS-affiliated Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas at the Indira Gandhi National Open University in New Delhi on August 18, 2019. Photo: Facebook/@ShikshaSanskriti
He was speaking at the concluding session of Gyanotsav, a programme on competitive exams organised by the RSS-affiliated Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in New Delhi.
He said those who favoured reservation should speak keeping in mind the interests of those who were against it, and similarly those who opposed it should do the vice versa.
Amit Shah flays appeasement politics
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday blamed the “politics of appeasement” for the “evil practice” of triple talaq till this year.
He was speaking at a public lecture on “Abolition of triple talaq: correcting a historic wrong” at an event organised by the Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation in New Delhi.
Mr. Shah defended the law criminalising triple talaq, saying it was going to benefit Muslims, and not other communities.
The Home Minister said it took several decades to end this practice because of the Congress.
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