PM Modi’s ’56-Inch Chest’ Nothing But Hollow Claim: Ghulam Nabi Azad

VARANASI: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad today hit out at the government over the recent terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and, in a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said his “56-inch chest” was nothing but a “hollow claim”.

Mr Azad also said that the Modi government was the weakest in 70 years.

Addressing Congress workers in Varanasi, Mr Azad claimed that so many terror attacks never happened in Jammu and Kashmir under the previous governments.

Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Modi, Azad said his “56 -inch chest” was nothing but a “hollow claim” (‘kaaghazi seena hai’).

He said attacks were on the rise under the rule of the present PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mr Azad said if the central government is weak then terrorist attacks on the Army will continue.

Five Army men, including two junior commissioned officers (JCOs), and the father of a soldier were killed by the terrorists who struck at the sprawling camp of the 36 Brigade of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JKLI) in Jammu on Saturday.

The Army said on Sunday that three heavily armed terrorists were also killed in the encounter.

Lashing out at the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government, Mr Azad said the Dalits, minorities and women were unsafe in the state.

He said unemployment and inflation has peaked under the Modi government.

COMMENTSThe government failed to fulfil the promise made to the farmers and the youth of this country, he said.

The senior Congress leader along with state Congress chief Raj Babbar addressed the Congress workers of the eastern region here.


Raj Babbar at Kisan Yatra in Lucknow

UPCC president Raj Babbar addressed two public meetings in Sarojininagar assembly constituency on Sunday as part of the party’s Kisan Sandesh Yatra. Congress party had launched a 13-day Kisan Sandesh Yatra through close to 200 villages around Lucknow five days ago.
Raj Babbar addressed farmers first in Ashraf Nagar and then in Nurdi Khera. “We promise to fight for you and with you. Even if it means coming out on the streets. The party will also fight for suitable compensation for land that the government is acquiring. We won’t let anyone cheat you,” he said.


Rahul Gandhi on first visit to Amethi after becoming Congress president

Congress president Rahul Gandhi began a two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi on Monday – his first since taking over as his party’s chief last month.

He arrived at Lucknow’s Amausi airport on way to Amethi. Congress supporters set up posters and banners welcoming him at main crossings and other important points along the way to Amethi. He will travel through Rae Bareli, the Lok Sabha seat of his mother Sonia Gandhi who decided to retire from the post of AICC president.

Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) President Raj Babbar, former union ministers and party’s senior leaders welcomed him at the airport as workers raised slogans in his favour.

Rahul Gandhi will address a meeting at Salon in Rae Bareli where Salon Nagar Panchayat has organised a programme to greet him..


Rahul Gandhi to visit his Lok Sabha Constituency, Amethi on January 15

Congress President Rahul Gandhi will make a two-day visit to his Lok Sabha Constituency, Amethi, on the 15th of January. This would the first official trip Gandhi would be taking to his constituency after acceding the office of Congress President. Rahul Gandhi will reach Amethi on January 15 and will officiate party activities till 16..

Rahul ji pic

Congress’ Raj Babbar slams UP govt over potato farmers’ woes, says Yogi Adityanath has ‘no time’ for agrarian issues

Days after potatoes were hurled near the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, the Congress on Thursday accused the state government of ignoring the plight of farmers.

The Uttar Pradesh Congress chief, Raj Babbar, said potato growers are facing immense hardships in the state and that is why they are throwing potatoes on the roads.

“The chief minister is meeting farmers in Karnataka, but has no time to meet farmers here,” he said.

Babbar further said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has failed to see the farmers in Mandola in Ghaziabad, who have been protesting without clothes since 5 January…