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Ex Vice-President, Tripura Governor cast votes in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) Former Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Tripura Governor N. Indrasena Reddy, were among prominent leaders who cast their votes here on Monday for Lok Sabha elections in Telangana.

Naidu and his wife Ushamma were among the first voters at a polling station at Obul Reddy School in upscale Jubilee Hills in Secunderabad parliamentary constituency.

The former Vice President later posted on social media that they fulfilled their duty as responsible citizens by exercising their franchise. He appealed to all citizens to vote and urged others to participate actively in the world’s largest electoral process.

Tripura Governor Indrasena Reddy also cast his vote in Malakpet, a part of the Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituency.

Former Chief Justice of India N. V. Ramana also exercised his franchise in Hyderabad.

Telangana Chief Electoral Officer Vikas Raj, Chief Secretary Santhi Kumari, Director General of Police Ravi Gupta also cast their votes.

Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) working president K. T. Rama Rao cast his vote at Nandi Nagar in Hyderabad. His wife and son too polled their votes with him.

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The BRS leader appealed to the people to exercise the valuable right given by the Constitution of India to elect the government of their choice.

Union minister and Telangana BJP President G. Kishan Reddy, who is seeking re-election from Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency, cast his vote at a polling station in Barkatpura.

He said all voters should come out and participate in the festival of democracy.

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi, who is seeking re-election from Hyderabad for a fifth straight term, cast his vote at a polling centre in Shastripuram near his residence under Chevella Lok Sabha constituency.

He along with his family members exercised the franchise.

When media persons asked him if this was a special day for him as it was also his birthday, Owaisi said he never celebrated his birthday.

He appealed to people to cast their votes. He said they should vote for the country. “You should vote if you believe in democracy and if you love India and want to see it as a country where there is justice for the poor and oppressed, youth get employment and you feel safe and secure,” he said.

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Owaisi’s main opponent and BJP candidate K. Madhavi Latha cast her vote in the Secunderabad Cantonment Assembly segment, a part of the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha constituency. She appealed to all voters to participate in the polling process and strengthen democracy.

BJP’s Chevella candidate K. Vishweshwar Reddy cast his vote in Dharmasagar village in Chevella mandal.

–IANS

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Three die of food poisoning in Rajasthan, 22 hospitalised

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Jaipur, May 28 (IANS) Three persons lost their lives due to food poisoning in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district on Tuesday after attending an engagement ceremony in Kotda tehsil while around 22 others are undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Kotda police station in-charge Ashok Kumar Singh said, “An engagement ceremony was scheduled here on Monday night. There were around 100 guests, many of whom fell ill soon after they returned home.”

Three persons, including Babu (50) from the girl’s side, and Masru (40) and Amiya Devi (35) from the boy’s side, died due to food poisoning. Twenty-two others are being treated at the hospital, Singh said.

The Chief Medical and Health Officer in Udaipur, Shankar Bamniya, said that food samples have been collected by the food safety officer which have been sent for testing.

Necessary action will be taken after getting the reports, he added.

–IANS

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PM Modi’s vibrant roadshow touches three iconic destinations in Kolkata

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Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s roadshow in the Kolkata Uttar Lok Sabha seat in support of BJP nominee Tapas Roy on Tuesday evening touched three destinations associated with three iconic personalities of the state — Maa Sarada, Subhas Chandra Bose, and Swami Vivekananda.

The Prime Minister first reached the residence of Maa Sarada, the wife and spiritual consort of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, at Bagbazar in North Kolkata.

After offering floral tributes, the Prime Minister also interacted with the monks residing there.

After that, the roadshow reached the Shyambazar five-point crossing where he garlanded the statue of Subhas Chandra Bose.

Moving on from there, the roadshow ended in front of the residence of Swami Vivekananda on Simla Street.

From Shyambazar to Simla Street, the Prime Minister travelled in an open-hood vehicle, accompanied by state BJP President Sukanta Majumdar, leader of opposition in the Assembly Suvendu Adhikari, and the party candidates from Kolkata Uttar and Dum Dum Lok Sabha constituencies, Tapas Roy and Shilbhadra Dutta, respectively.

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The roadshow drew a massive response with thousands of people gathering on both sides of the road as the Prime Minister waved at the crowd throughout the journey.

Political observers view the move to start the roadshow from Maa Sarada’s residence and end it at Swami Vivekananda’s residence as a political masterstroke by the Prime Minister, given the recent statements made by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accusing a section of the monks associated with the Ramakrishna Mission, Bharat Sevashram Sangha, and ISKCON of acting on BJP’s behalf.

The Chief Minister’s comments evoked strong criticism from all sections of the society in Bengal, with the Prime Minister accusing her of making attempts to please her party’s dedicated vote bank.

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Will bring in legislation to award death penalty to drug traffickers: Sukhbir Badal

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Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Badal on Tuesday announced his party’s next government in the state would bring in legislation to award the death penalty to drug traffickers and gangsters to eradicate the scrouge.

The SAD President, who addressed a party rally in Rama Mandi town in support of wife and Bathinda candidate Harsimrat Badal, said: “I guarantee you no drug trafficker or gangster will remain in Punjab once the SAD forms the government in 2027. We will not only introduce the death penalty for these heinous crimes but also confiscate all properties of such criminals.”

“Fast-track courts will also be established to try their cases in a time-bound manner,” he added.

Badal also announced that all Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators and functionaries “who were giving patronage to drug traffickers and even taking monthlies from them” would be taken to task.

He also said that the SAD government would stop the trend of giving government jobs to outsiders. “We will also make it mandatory for the private sector to employ 75 per cent of youth in their establishments.”

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Badal appealed to the people to support the party wholeheartedly. “This election is special in many ways. The time has come to give a clear message that the Sikh sangat will not tolerate any interference in its religious affairs. We must unite to oust the RSS from our religious institutions,” he said.

Punjab will go to the polls on all 13 parliamentary seats on June 1.

–IANS

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Industry Minister rebuts opposition's charge on Maha losing GAIL India project to MP

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Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Industry Minister Uday Samant on Tuesday rebutted the Opposition’s charge that Maharashtra has lost a Rs 50,000 crore petrochemical project by the state-run GAIL India to Madhya Pradesh.

“Opposition should not blame the state government for GAIL India’s decision. The company had not submitted a complete proposal to the Maharashtra government. It had requested land in Ratnagiri district but the necessary land was not available at that time with the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). When the land became available, the company officials referred to the protests that took place in the case of the mega refinery project (Nanar Refinery project in Ratnagiri district). Thereafter, the company did not make any proposal with the state government,” the Industry Minister said.

His response came days after the Leader of the Opposition Ambadas Danve targeted the MahaYuti government over GAIL India’s decision to set up the petrochemical project in Madhya Pradesh

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“The GAIL India was to come up in Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar or in Dabhol with an investment of Rs 50,000 crore. Now the project will be set up in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh. How did the company choose Madhya Pradesh when it had earlier thought of setting up the project in Maharashtra? How did Maharashtra’s share of employment go out easily?” Danve asked.

Industry Minister Uday Samant has announced to constitute a high-level committee comprising of principal secretaries of the Industry and Environment Departments to probe the Dombivli chemical company blast in which at least 10 persons died and 60 others were injured.

“The committee will submit its report in three weeks. They will also review the industries of A, B, and C categories. The companies who have violated the rules or have done unauthorised constructions will also be reviewed. The committee will follow the instructions given by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde,” the minister said.

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He said that the Dombivli blast caused a loss of around Rs 13 crore comprising a commercial loss of Rs 12 crore and a residential loss of Rs 1.66 crore. He added that the Maharashtra government is positive to recover all these losses.

He added that a decision was taken two years ago to relocate chemical companies from Dombivli to other places. The process of land acquisition begun at Patalganga and Jambhavali last year but it was stopped due to the code of conduct.

“Efforts are underway to relocate the companies to other MIDC-run industrial estates and Chemical Zones in Maharashtra. The government is taking steps for that. The state government will take care that these companies do not suffer any loss while migrating to other places,” the minister said.

–IANS

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Election Commission revises sixth phase turnout to 63.37 per cent

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New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday revised the voter turnout in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election, spanning 58 seats in 8 states/UTs, to 63.37 per cent, while also releasing the absolute number of voters for the phase.

The previously estimated turnout, released late on Saturday night after polling in the day, was pegged at 61.20 per cent.

According to the revised estimates, the gender-wise turnout was 61.95 per cent for males, 64.95 per cent for females, and 18.67 per cent for third-gender voters.

The turnout ranged from 82.71 per cent in West Bengal (8 seats) to 54.04 per cent in UP (14 seats), while J&K’s Anantnag-Rajouri seat logged an impressive 55.40 per cent – the highest in several decades.

The turnout in other states/UTs was 74.45 per cent in Odisha (6 LS seats and 42 Assembly seats), 65.39 per cent in Jharkhand (4 seats), 64.80 per cent in Haryana (10 seats), 58.69 per cent in Delhi (7 seats), and 57.18 per cent in Bihar (8 seats).

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A total of 889 candidates were in the electoral fray, including Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan from Odisha’s Sambalpur, former Union Maneka Gandhi from UP’s Sultanpur, former Calcutta High Court judge Abhijit Gangophadhyay from West Bengal’s Tamluk, industrialist Naveen Jindal from Haryana’s Kurukshetra (all BJP), Kumari Selja from Haryana’s Sirsa, Deepender Singh Hooda from Haryana’s Rohtak, J.P. Agarwal from Delhi’s Chandni Chowk (all Congress), PDP President and former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti (Anantnag-Rajouri), and actor-politician Deepak Adhikari Dev from West Bengal’s Ghatal (Trinamool Congress).

Other prominent contests included Union Minister Sushma Swaraj’s daughter Bansuri Swaraj making her electoral debut from New Delhi against Aam Aadmi Party’s Somnath Bharti, Congress’ Raj Babbar taking on Union Minister and sitting MP Rao Inderjit Singh in Gurgaon, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s cousin Dharmendra Yadav against sitting BJP MP Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirhua’ in Azamgarh.

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