t Indore t Bhopal t Ujjain t Mumbai t Pune Congress doing ‘Ilu Ilu’ with terrorists: Shah NATION RNI No. 38281/83 Weekend r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 VOL. XXXVI NO. 305 | INDORE INDORE | SUNDAY | APRIL 14, 2019 | PAGES 12 + 6 = 18 | ` 4 www.freepressjournal.in POWER, Successful social media influencers share tips and MONEY & tricks with Disha Prashant INFLUENCE on how to win followers and influence people PAGE 1 Thought for the day For a lonely person, beauty is in companionship. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ex-judge, sacked jawan, priest & a lookalike to fight PM in Varanasi AGENCIES Varanasi As of now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears all set to contest against an interesting array of candidates from Varanasi, when his parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh goes to polls in the last phase on May 19. Apart from the PM-looka- like Abhinandan Pathak, a retired High Court judge C.S. Karnan, who was convicted for contempt by the Supreme Court is said to be preparing to contest against the Prime Minister. He is also contesting from Chennai. A sacked Border Security Force (BSF) constable Tej Bahadur Yadav who uploaded a video on the social media showing the sub-standard food being served to paramilitary troopers and was later dismissed is another contestant in Varanasi. "I want to highlight the plight of jawans and how badly they are treated. By contesting from the PM constituency I hope my voice , will be heard," he said. A group of 111 farmers from Tamil Nadu and fluo- rosis victim Ansala Swamy are also among those set to take on Modi in Varanasi. The group, comprising 111 farmers, is led by P. Ayyakannu. And they had staged protests in Delhi in 2017. There are others, too, like the victims of fluorosis from Nalgonda (Telangana) and Prakasam (Andhra Pradesh), led by activists Vadde Srinivas and Jalagam Sudheer. Fluoride contamination of groundwater is a serious issue in the two states and their aim is to talk about it from a place that will be in focus. The more "serious" candidates among all of them, is the Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar 'Azad'. He has staged a road show ‘Ambani’s French firm got 147mn euro tax waiver’ POST RAFALE FIGHTER JET DEAL MAKHANLAL VARSITY Registrar tells EOW about irregularities in campus construction INACCURATE LINK drawn between tax waiver firm & deal: MoD News Brief BJP wants Hitler model: Kejriwal PANAJI: The BJP is following the Adolf Hitler model and Narendra Modi wants to be the Prime Minister for life, just like the German leader remained Chancellor till his death in the second World War, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday. Abdullah compares PM Modi to Hitler SRINAGAR: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Saturday compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Adolf Hitler and alleged that the BJP's "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" is in the same lines as the German dictator's aspirations were. BEATING THE HEAT NEW DELHI France waived taxes worth 143.7 million euro to a French-registered telecom subsidiary of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications in 2015, months after India’s announcement of buying 36 Rafale jets, French newspaper Le Monde reported on Saturday . In its reaction, Reliance Communications rejected any wrongdoing and said the tax dispute was settled under legal framework which is available for all companies operating in France. The newspaper said the French tax authorities accepted 7.3 million euro from Reliance Flag Atlantic France as a settlement as against original demand of 151 million euro. Reliance Flag owns a terrestrial cable network and other telecom infrastructure in France. EC has lost credibility, says Naidu NEW DELHI Andhra TEMP WATCH BHOPAL INDORE UJJAIN 41.80C 40.60C 41.50C 2 militants who killed SPO gunned down SRINAGAR: Two Jaishe-Muhammad (JeM) militants, who had killed a woman special police officer (SPO) last month, were shot dead in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Saturday, police said. ‘Oppn running rent a cause campaign’ NEW DELHI: Accusing the Opposition of running a 'rent a cause' campaign against the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said with no leader, no grand alliance and no real issue, there weren't many takers for its "failed campaign". Rahul promises jobs for youth, income for poor KOLAR: Campaigning for the party candidates in fray in the Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday promised to create jobs for lakhs of youth, income for the poor and loan waiver for farmers, if elected to power. Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said the Election Commission (EC) has lost its credibility as "it functions on the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his office". Raising questions on the poll panel's independence and impartiality, Naidu told reporter outside the EC headquarters here that the level playing field -- an essential attribute of democracy -- "now stands disturbed". The Chief Minister was speaking after his meeting with Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief said officials in Andhra Pradesh are being transferred in an arbitrary manner and the Chief Secretary (Anil Chandra Punetha) has been replaced by a person (L.V Subrahmanyam), . who was accused along with YSR Congress Party chief Jagan Mohan Reddy in a case. He described the ousted Chief Secretary as an honest officer. MISUSE OF PUBLIC FUND CHOWKIDAR IS 100% CHOR: RAHUL Lashing out at Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi alleged the ‘chowkidar’ was a “100% chor” and the Lok Sabha polls was a fight between Anil Ambani and ordinary people and thieves and honest people. The CPI(M) alleged that the Modi govt misused public funds to pay an ‘exorbitant’ price for Rafale jets to benefit Anil Ambani through offset deal and French tax benefit. PARRIKAR QUIT AS DEFENCE MINISTER OVER JET DEAL: PAWAR Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar relinquished his post and returned to Goa because he did not agree with the Rafale jet deal, NCP chief Sharad Pawar claimed TAX ISSUE OF ANIL AMBANI FIRM SETTLED AS PER LAW: FRANCE France said on Saturday that the tax issue of industrialist Anil Ambani's France-based company Reliance Flag pertaining to the period 2008-2012 had been settled in "full adherence with the legislative and regulatory framework" and asserted there was no "political interference whatsoever". Reacting to the report, the defence ministry said any connections drawn between the tax issue and the Rafale matter is totally inaccurate, tendentious and is a mischievous attempt to disinform. “We have seen reports drawing conjectural con- Cong fields Ashok Singh from Gwalior DINESH GIRWAL to contest from Dhar & DEWASISH JARARIA from Bhind OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL The Congress candidate Ashok Singh will going to contest the Lok Sabha election against the Vivek Shejwalkar from Gwalior seat. The party have declared three seats on Saturday From . Bhind Dewasish Jararia, from Gwalior Ashok Singh and from Dhar Dinesh Girwal be the party’s candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. Ashok Singh is one of the prominent Congress leader of the area, had contested the Lok Sabha three times in a row. The by-election of 2007 was contested between the Yashodhra Raje Scindia and Ashok Singh, Singh lost the election. Similarly the election 2009 was again contested between Scindia and Singh and again Singh lost the election. In the election of 2014 Singh lost the election with Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. A computer science engineer who was preparing for UPSC, Dewashish Jaraira is going to contest the election from Bhind LS constituency Earlier he . nection between tax exemption to a private company and procurement of Rafale fighter jets by government of India. CONTD. ON P8 Bhopal’s Pranay first Indian to win gold in World Challenge Jumping CAUSED addl burden of Rs 40cr ‘MODI KRIPA’: CONG This is called zero sum choices, startling tax concession and Modi ‘kripa’ (blessings) in Varanasi on March 30 and has managed a large group of Dalit youths who are campaigning for him. Prof Vishwambhar Nath Misra, a BHU professor and the chief priest of the Sankat Mochan temple in Varanasi, who is also spearheading a campaign to clean the Ganga river, is also set to challenge Modi in Varanasi. RAJESH THAKUR Bhopal Construction of new campus at Bisenkheri is one of the major irregularities of Makhanlal Charturvedi University and the varsity registrar had filed complaints with Economic Offence Wing (EOW) in this regard. The stipulated detailed project report (DRP) and rates of campus had caused an additional burden of Rs 40 crore on the university The cost incurred . in the campus is much more than the prevailing rates. It came to light when the MP Housing Board, which is the construction agency violated , the tendering norms. The engineers were frequently removed and charge was even given to non-technical persons. The university had also used funds violating all norms to maintain its website and around Rs 3 lakh was Video of MP woman's punishment for 'love affair' goes viral OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal given to the company twice. But interestingly the website remained idle for three years. To conduct research on Pakistan Media Scan, Rs 16.87 lakh was spent and the research was done from April 2016 to March 2018 and what was the outcome nobody knows. It is also alleged that the then vice-chancellor BK Kuthiala had misused funds to expand certain ideology . An event, Gyan Sangam, was organised in December 2017 and the university spent Rs 9.50 lakh for it. The university also organised a 2-day on Rashtriya Samajik Karyashala and spent Rs 3 lakh on food and Rs 1.50 lakh for tent and light purpose. But, interestingly Rs 1.50 lakh was spent on invitation and booklet but neither the finance department nor publication department is having a single copy of booklet. Pranay Kahre-has bagged first position in World Challenge Jumping (Cat-B) in Asia and third position in world ranking. Pranay has also brought laurels to the state and country and has stood first in the zone-9 which includes countries like Indonesia, Singapore and India. Pranay is the first Indian to become a champion in this category . Sports and youth welfare department director SL Thaosen has congratulated Pranay for his achievement and has wished him luck for future. He is trains at MP State Equestrian Academy. ON CENTENARY, INDIA PAYS HOMAGE TO JALLIANWALA BAGH MASSACRE VICTIMS A 100 years ago today, our beloved freedom fighters were martyred at Jallianwala Bagh. A horrific massacre, a stain on civilisation, that day of sacrifice can never be forgotten by India n RAM NATH KOVIND, PRESIDENT India pays tributes to all those martyred on that fateful day. Their valour and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Their memory inspires us to work even harder to build an India they would be proud of AGENCIES Jhabua A SINGH & D JARARIYA worked for the social media team of the BSP but after being expelled by the party’s national president, he then joined Congress. Now he is one of the new generation faces of the party . From Dhar constituency the party have given the ticket to Dinesh Girwal, his wife is the district panchayat member and he is known near and dear of MLA Rajvardhan Singh Dattigaon. The BJP is yet to decide its candidates for the LS elections. A probe was ordered on Saturday after a video clip of a young tribal woman carrying her husband on her shoulders as punishment meted out by villagers went viral on social media. District Superintendent of Police Vineet Jain said the woman, in her twenties, was reportedly shamed by villagers of Devigaon, in Tandla police station limits, some 40 kilometres from here. "We are probing the incident and senior officials including the deputy and sub-division officer of police have been rushed to the village. Action will be taken against those guilty he ," said. Police sources said the woman was apparently punished by people of Devigaon because she was having a relationship with another man. n NARENDRA MODI, PM History is not a mere chronicle of events. It shows us the depths to which depraved minds can plunge and cautions us to learn from the past. It also tells us that the power of evil is transient n M VENKAIAH NAIDU, V-P The cost of freedom must never ever be forgotten. We salute the people of India who gave everything they had for it T n RAHUL GANDHI, CONG PRESIDENT NON-COMMITAL ON APOLOGY Congress president Rahul Gandhi lays wreath at Jallianwala Bagh memorial on 100th anniversary of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, in Amritsar on Saturday he events of Jallianwala Bagh 100 years ago today reflect a shameful act in British-Indian history. We deeply regret what happened and the suffering caused. The Queen had spoken of the incident as a distressing example of Britain's past history with India. My own great grandfather, H H Asquith, who was the prime minister for almost a decade, had referred to this as one of the worst outrages in our whole history n DOMINIC ASQUITH, BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER MAYAWATI’S NEW TWIST Both Ali, Bajrang Bali ours, says Mayawati; links her community to Hanuman BADAUN Giving her own twist to a recent remark by UP CM Yogi Adityanath, BSP chief Mayawati Saturday said her party wanted both Ali and Bajrang Bali -- particularly Bajrang Bali as the deity is "linked with my own Dalit caste". Addressing a rally in Badaun, Mayawati recalled Adityanath's comment on Tuesday in which he re- ferred to her earlier appeal to Muslims to vote for the opposition alliance in UP The CM . had said if Ali is with the BSP-SP-RLD alliance, then Bajrang Bali is with the BJP . "In this connection, I want to tell him (Adityanath) that both Ali and Bajrang Bali are ours.... So we want both Ali as well as Bajrang Bali," she said. Ali is a revered figure in Islam and Lord Hanuman is often called Bajrang Bali. Both Mayawati and Adityanath were served notices by the Election Commission over their remarks. "We particularly want Bajrang Bali because he is linked to my own Dalit caste," Mayawati said. The BSP chief was apparently referring to Adityanath's comments last year when he had described Lord Hanuman as a forest dweller and a Dalit. "I am very thankful to Yogi ji that he has given us an important information about our ancestors. So, it is a very happy moment to note that we have both Ali and Bajrang Bali, and their coming together will give us very good results in these elections," she said. AZAM KHAN’S ‘BAJRANG ALI’ LEAVES BJP FUMING NEW DELHI The BJP Saturday slammed Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for his controversial "Bajrang Ali " remark, accusing him of trying to flare up communal tension and asking him mind his language. BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain asked Khan to choose his words wisely . "With his 'Bajrang Ali' comment, he has insulted both Hinduism and Islam. The only suggestion I have for him is 'zuban sambhal ke' (mind your language). Both Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav have been taught lessons for his comments in the past," he said at a press conference. "The fear of defeat in their (opposition's) language is very much visible. All they serve to the country is lies," he added. Khan waded into a controversy Friday saying "in , place of Ali and Bajrangbali, it should be Bajrang Ali. Bajrang Ali todd day dushman ki neli (Bajrang Ali will destroy our enemies' bones)."