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<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Taking a dig at the BJP on the issue of unemployment, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that he’s waiting for the day when the Chinese youth will use Indian phones. “I’m waiting for the day ‘Made in India’ gets displayed when Chinese youth turn their mobiles for taking selfies,” said Gandhi at a rally in Sirmour. Gandhi attended three rallies in Himachal — at Sirmour, Kangra and Chambal — apart from paying a visit to the Paonta Sahib. In the last two days, the Congress has come under severe attack from the BJP, notably from PM Modi who has attacked the Congress on the issues of corruption, and even likened the Congress to ‘rakshas’ (demons) and ‘termites’. He said PM Modi had promised over two crore jobs in election rallies, but is yet to keep his promise. “There are so many young men here without jobs. It is a major issue. Modi has failed to provide any jobs. He is simply working for the benefit of corporate majors. China has taken away our jobs. The Chinese government creates over 1 lakh jobs in a span of two days, while in India only 450 jobs are created in a day. Isn’t that shameful,” asked Rahul. Comparing Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh on the basis of studies conducted by the Niti Aayog, Gandhi said that Himachal fars were in several parameters, including education and healthcare. “Unlike the BJP, we work very hard here in Himachal. Look at these numbers and you’ll know that the ‘Gujarat Model’ needs to be discarded,” said Gandhi.He also criticised the BJP on the implementation of the GST and said the state’s economy, including apple traders are reeling under the effects of the tax. “We brought in the GST, so we are not against it. We simply said that the government should have conducted a pilot study,” he said.On gst frontRahul said the govt did not listen to Congress on GST, for which people are now facing the brunt“When we come to power in 2019, we will make new tax regimepeople-friendly,” he said
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Delhi Congress today staged protests in the city over the death of five farmers in police firing at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh, with the party’s youth wing activists stopping a train at Tilak Bridge station here. The Youth Congress activists led by their national secretary, Sitaram Lamba, stopped the movement of Delhi- Dehradun Shatabdi at Tilak Bridge around 11 AM. They were later removed from the track by the police. Another protest was held at Bawana where Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken while addressing the partymen slammed the BJP-led NDA government for its “anti-farmer” policies. “The country is now witnessing such a vitiated atmosphere that atrocities on farmers, dalits and minorities have become common, as nobody seems to be safe under the Modi rule in the country,” he said. Congress will continue to wage a war with the government over the farmers issues under the leadership of party vice president Rahul Gandhi, he said. Comparing the Congress-led UPA government’s steps for benefiting farmers with that of the Modi government, he said “our government at the Centre had written off Rs 70,000 crore debts of the farmers to lessen their burden while this government has not waived even Rs 70.” The party in-charge of Delhi, P C Chacko alleged that the Modi government is “anti-farmers” and it has fulfilled none of the poll promises.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Self-styled cow protector Sadhvi Kamal Didi has equated one of the accused in the Alwar lynching case with revolutionaries Bhagat Singh and Chandra Shekhar Azad, remarks that could trigger a controversy. A video of the Sadhvi meeting the arrested accused Vipin Yadav when he came to appear for his annual examination at a college in Behror in Alwar district has gone viral. In the video, the Sadhvi is seen telling Yadav, “The entire country is with you. If we will not do such things in our country than who else will. You need not worry about anything. Comparing Yadav with the revolutionaries of the freedom movement, she said, “People like Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad and Sukhdev did not do anything wrong. Sadhvi is the president of Rasthriya Mahila Gau Rakshak Dal, a self-styled cow protection group which operates in Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. She went on to enquire about his health and asked, “Are you getting proper meals and are you well. When Yadav nodded, she asked him not to hesitate and speak up. “Don t worry.You seem to be scared,” she said to which Yadav replied, “No, there no such matter.” The sadhvi is seen advising Yadav to not sit idle in jail, but spread the message of sacrificing lives while protecting cows. “You must teach everyone in jail to say ‘jai gau mata’, she said. When contacted, she confirmed meeting Vipin Yadav at the college. “I just went to assure him of our support,” she said. Last month, the sadhvi and her supporters had laid siege to a Jaipur hotel over rumours that it was hosting a “beef party”. Earlier this month, a 55-year-old man died at a hospital in Alwar district after allegedly being beaten by a group of cow vigilantes. The deceased, Pehlu Khan, and four others, including his two sons, were beaten brutally by some locals at Behror who suspected they were smuggling cows.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Mumbaikars may have to wait for at least two more days to get to know about the allocation made in Railway budget for their city as officials here today cited the code of conduct, in place for upcoming civic polls, and non-receipt of official record to express their inability to give details. This year, Railway budget was incorporated in general budget after a gap of over 90 years. According to officials, Maharashtra has got Rs 5958 crore in the budget. “We have got huge budgetary allocation to the tune of Rs 5958 crore for upcoming fiscal years, which is 408 per cent higher that the average allocation of last five years,” Central Railway General Manager D K Sharma said while addressing a press conference here. He, however, expressed his inability to disclose the details of the rail budget. “First, I would like to tell you all that Maharashtra is currently under the code of conduct imposed by State Election Commission (for civic and local bodies elections). “As we have not yet received the pink book of the budget, we would be able to tell you the details only on February 3, when we get the pink book,” Sharma said. Pink Book is that official record of Indian Railways which lays down the arrangement of fund allotment to different railway projects. Echoing Sharma, Western Railway General Manager G C Agarwal said the details about allocation for Mumbai could be revealed only on February 3. “We are not in position to disclose the minute details, but I can assure that this budget has all the provisions of last mile connectivity with adequate emphasis on safety, security and comfort.” “In this budget, Maharashtra has received Rs 5958 crore whereas in the last five fiscal years, average per year allocation was Rs 1171 crore. Comparing this, we have got enough money and I can tell you that shortage or paucity of funds would no longer be an impediment to execute the projects,” Agarwal said. He said Gujarat has got Rs 3,993 crore while Madhya Pradesh Rs 5367 crore for the upcoming fiscal years. Meanwhile, commuters of local trains demanded continuation of the old practice to present Railway budget separately as they couldn’t immediately know about allocation details. “Previously, we used to get clear picture as rail budget used to be presented separately. But this year, we are in dark. Moreover, separation of the rail budget would create fissures between rail ministry and finance ministry. The government should present next rail budget separately,” demanded Passengers and Traffic Relief Association (PATRA) member Mansoor Darvesh.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)