RnI no. mpeng/2010/35815 r Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2018-2020 t INDORE t BHOPAL t UJJAIN t MUMBAI t PUNE WEATHER 0 0 41.5 C.24.1 C. sunrise: 06: 07 sunset: 06: 47 Thought for the day vol. 9 no. 298 | BhoPal | Monday | aPRIl 15, 2019 | Pages 14 | ` 3 only 42 more women in Parliament since First lok sabha www.freepressjournal.in EDIT leave electoral bonds alone Won't allow Abdullahs, Muftis to divide India: PM agencies Kathua News Brief EOW arrests MPSEDC OSD Bhopal: After arrest of private firm directors, the EOW arrested official of MP State Electronics Development Corporation (MPSEDC), on Sunday. The EOW had registered case in the e-tendering scam on April 10 and started investigations. EOW SP Arun Mishra said that OSD Nand Kumar Braho was arrested following arrest of three directors. He had instructed 3 directors to temper e-tender data. The three directors of Osmo IT Solution Vinay Coudhary, Varun Chaturvedi and Sumit Bolwalkar were arrested on Thursday and were presented in the Court on Friday. The court had given 3-day remand of the accused. Sources said that more arrest will be done in the case, it is claimed that more than 50 officials could be arrested. beatiNg tHe Heat SO, WHY DID YOU MAKE MUFTIS CM, OMAR ASKS MODI Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday slammed the Abdullahs and Muftis, saying two families 'ruined' three generations of Jammu and Kashmir and he will not allow them to 'divide" India. Modi said the people of J&K cannot be kept hostage or bounded labourers to some "handful of people". The PM was referring to NC leader Omar Abdullah's demand for a separate prime minister for Jammu and Kashmir and Mehbooba Mufti's remark that abrogation of Article 370 can lead J&K free from India. The Abdullah and Mufti families have 'ruined' three generations in the state. They laid siege to the state for three generations. For the better future of the state, they need to be voted out, he told a public rally here. The bright future of Jammu and Kashmir can be ensured only after their departure. They can bring their entire clan into the field, can abuse Modi as much as they want but they won't be able to divide this nation, the PM said. Campaigning for Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh, who is seeking re-election from Udhampur Lok Sabha seat, the prime minister said people in National Conference leader Omar Abdullah asked Modi why did he make two members of the Mufti family J&K Chief Minister after condemning them in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. "'We have to rid J&K of these two political families,' says Modiji in 2014 and then promptly goes and makes not one but two members of the Mufti family CM of J&K," Abdullah tweeted. "In 2019 Modiji says 'we have to rid J&K of these two political families'. Another jumla Modiji?" NOXIOUS AGENDA, SAYS MUFTI The BJP with its "noxious agenda" of "banishing" Muslims , and minorities wants to "divide" the country, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Committed to resettle Kashmiri Pandits in valley: Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said he is committed to resettle Kashmiri Pandits in the valley and to provide citizenship rights to PoK and West Pakistani refugees who settled in Jammu and Kashmir after migrating from across the border decades ago. He blamed the Congress for the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley and said it would never be able to provide justice to the community and the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. GLAM NATION For a lonely person, beauty is in companionship. Sri Sri ravi Shankar Farhan joins the ‘singles’ club 1,100 Jet pilots decide not to fly from today: NIA agencies Mumbai Around 1,100 pilots belonging to crisis-hit Jet Airways' pilots body National Aviator's Guild (NAG) have decided not to fly from 10 am Monday in protest against "non-payment of salary dues, a source said on Sunday . The pilots along with engineers and senior management have not received salaries since January The . debt-ridden carrier has also not paid March salary to employees of other categories as well. "As on today, we have not been paid for nearly three-and-a-half months and we don't know when we will be paid. So we have decided to go ahead with our call of no-flying from April 15. All 1,100 pilots of NAG will stop flying from 10 am Monday," said a Guild source. The NAG, which claims representation of around 1,100 pilots of the total 1,600 with the full service carrier, had in late March called for no flying from April 1 over non-payment of salaries. However, on March 31 it deferred the agitation to April 15, saying it wanted to give more time to the new management. Jet Airways is at present under the management control of SBI-led consortium of lenders after the approval of a debt-rejig plan last month, which also led its founder chairman Naresh Goyal to quit. Bhopal Indore UjjaIn 420C 41.50C 41.60C Taking on the prime minister over his nationalistic poll pitch, Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Sunday said even when Narendra Modi 'didn't learn to wear pyjamas and pants', Pt Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi had built the country's defence forces. The veteran Congress leader's stinging attack on Modi came days after the new Delhi Raising doubts over the credibility of EVMs, a number of opposition parties Sunday said they will move the Supreme Court again to demand verification of at least 50 per cent of votes by paper trail. Opposition parties, including the Congress, TDP, SP, CPI and CPM, jointly addressed a press conference to highlight the issue of transparency in the election process and protection of voter rights with a call to "save democracy". Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal accused the BJP of "programming" electronic voting machines to win the Lok Sabha elections, while his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Chandrababu Naidu said 21 political parties have demanded verification of VVPAT paper trails of 50 per cent of the EVMs. Naidu on Saturday had met Chief Election Com- missioner Sunil Arora to raise the issue of EVM malfunctioning. The demand by the parties comes in the peak of the election season.The first of the seven phases of the Lok Sabha polls was held on April 11. The SC on Monday directed the Election Commission to increase random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs to five polling booths per assembly segment, from one at present, in the Lok Sabha polls, saying it will provide greater satisfaction not just to political parties but the entire electorate. Opposition parties have been demanding that all votes polled through EVMs be verified with at least 50% VVPATs. A VVPAT is intended as an independent verification system for voting machines designed to allow voters to verify that their vote was cast correctly and will help detect any possible election fraud or malfunction of EVMs. Contd. on P10 "Days have gone when threats used to cow down the government of India. This is new India, which will enter (into Pakistan) to kill terrorists and expose their supporters too. You are not choosing just a MP , but it is your veto on new strategy and new policy of this nation," the PM said. Terming Congress, the NC and PDP a "highly impure coalition", Modi said that day in and day out they (NC and PDP) are threatening to sever J&K from India. "They threaten of blood shed... of a separate PM." Taking a dig at them, he said that Pakistan was also threatening us with nuclear (power)? "Has steam of that nuclear threat fizzled out?", he poses question to people. People responded with yes. Modi further said they (NC and PDP) "are also threatening us with do pradhan (two PMs, one each in J&K and India). I want to make them clear once for all. They have not got Jammu and Kashmir as inheritance in writing. J&K is integral part of India". He referred to later Ambedkar's speech in Punjab in which he had said that "(political) dynasty" is enemy of democracy and called for voting against the dynastic politics. Ticket to 'VD' from Khajuraho triggers rebellion in BJP Sir Jaddu’s father, sister join Cong Probe 'mysterious box' unloaded from PM's chopper: Cong CAndIdATeS from dhar and ratlam seats announced OUr sTaFF rePOrTer BHOPAL The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced names of three more candidates on Sunday. They are VD Sharma (Khajuraho), Chhatar Singh Darbar (Dhar) and GS Damor (Ratlam). Damor is an MLA from Jhabua. The announcement of Sharma's name has triggered rebellion in the saffron party and former MLA from Mudbara Raju Poddar has resigned from primary membership of the party. He dashed off a letter to party's state president Rakesh Singh, saying that selection of candidate for Khajuraho parliamentary seat has hurt him. Other leaders in the region are also unhappy over candidature of Sharma and sources said some politicians may leave the party in protest. It is said Sharma got ticket following pressure from the RSS. Earlier, there were rumours doing rounds that he was contesting either from Morena or Bhopal, but that did not happen. Despite being an outsider, he has been given ticket from Khajuraho seat. Former minister Lalita Yadav, Kusum Mehdele and BJP leader Sanjay Nagaich expressed their annoyance over ticket to Sharma, sources said. agencies New Delhi Jamnagar A month after Ravindra Jadeja's wife joined the BJP, the cricketer's father and sister joined the Congress in Gujarat on Sunday in the presence of party leader and Patidar quota spearhead Hardik Patel. Jadeja's father, Anirudhsinh, and sister, Nainaba, joined the Congress at an election rally in Kalavad city of Jamnagar district. Jadeja hails from Jamnagar and the Congress candidate for Jamnagar Lok Sabha seat, Mulu Kandoriya, was also present. Congress on Sunday demanded an immediate investigation by the Election Commission (EC) into a mysterious box, which was allegedly unloaded from PM Modi's chopper after it landed in Chitradurga in Karnataka this week. The State Congress on Saturday tweeted a 14-second video clip, claiming that it was filmed soon after Modi landed in Chitradurga on Tuesday to address an election rally . The video shows two men carrying a black box to a private Innova parked at a helipad, allegedly immedi- In Chitradurga, we got to see something very unusual, something not seen before. The Prime Minister was in an Air Force helicopter, and a big, black box was unloaded from his helicopter. We received this information today and will also show you the video. The box was loaded onto a private vehicle which was not a part of the SPG carcade and it sped away n AnAnd ShArMA ately after Modi's chopper had landed there. During a press conference on Sunday senior Congress , leader Anand Sharma said: "In Chitradurga, we got to see something very unusual, something not seen before. The Prime Minister was in an Air Force helicopter, and a big, black box was unloaded from his helicopter. "We received this information today and will also touriStS floCK aSia’S largeSt tuliP gardeN iN SriNagar the party has not yet declared candidates for bhopal, indore, Vidisha, Sagar and guna parliamentary seats. by giving ticket to damor, the party has gone against the guidelines that, a sitting legislator should not be given ticket for any lok Sabha seat. according to party sources, any Mla from bhopal or indore can be made candidate for the lok Sabha elections. Name of former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan as candidate from bhopal is on top. Similarly, names of indore Mayor Malini gaud and former chairman of indore development authority Shankar lalwani are also doing the rounds for indore seat.Similarly, the names of rajbahadur Singh and Jayant Malaiya from Sagar and Jyoti Shah and toran dangi from Vidisha are doing the rounds. prime minister referred to him as 'bhrasht' Nath, meaning corrupt.Addressing an election rally at Harsud in Khandwa district, Nath said the "highest" number of terror attacks happen whenever the BJP is in power at the Centre. "Modi talks about security of the country. Was the country not in safe hands five years ago? "Modi, when you had not even learned to wear pyjamas and pants, Jawaharlal Nehru (the first prime minister of India) and (former PM) Indira Gandhi had created the Army, the Air Force and the Navy for this country And, . show you the video. The box was loaded onto a private vehicle which was not a part of the SPG (Special Protection Group) carcade and it sped away ." Sharma pointed out that whenever the Prime Minister or other Cabinet Ministers travel to various locations for election campaign, EC officials check their vehicles. "This rule is applicable on the Prime Minister too. There should an investigation, as nothing is out of the purview of the SPG, which accompanies the Prime Minister everywhere. But an exception was made in the case of this box. Where was the box transported," Sharma asked. The Congress demanded that the poll panel should investigate the contents of the box. Sharma said: "It is not just in favour of the people of India, but also the Prime Minister in order to uphold the dignity of the post." He said that Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) leaders have registered a complaint with the EC in this matter. EOW files case against MCU ex-VC, 19 others OUr sTaFF rePOrTer BHOPAL Tourists visit Asia's largest tulip garden in full bloom, on the foothills of Zabarwan range overlooking world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar on Friday. Formerly known as Siraj Bagh, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden was opened in 2008 by then Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad PTI 'Nehru, Indira built army when Modi didn't even learn to wear pants' agencies Khandwa Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, senior Congress leaders Kapil Sibal, Abhishek Manu Singhvi and others after a press conference, in New Delhi Jammu and Kashmir voted in large numbers in the first phase of polls and "rattled" terrorist leaders, opportunists and demoralised the "mahamilavat" alliance. Modi said, "You have proven the strength of democracy in India, in the first phase of elections". Lashing out at Congress, he said, "Congress had been infected with germs. The grand old party's manifesto promise that AFSPA will be removed from the state if they come to power to demoralise security forces". "Can a patriot speak like this? Shouldn't our security forces have a safety net," he asked people at the rally . NO NAMES YET FOR BHOPAL & INDORE teMP WatCH Oppn to move SC again for verification of 50% votes by paper trail you say that the country is safe under you," he said. Modi has been invoking the Pulwama terror attack and Balakot air strike in an apparent bid to build a poll narrative around national security and a decisive government. "Under whose government did most terror attacks happen? Whose government was in Delhi when terror attack on Parliament happened (in 2001)? The BJP government was there and statistics shows that the highest number of terrorist attacks have happened under the BJP rule," the chief minister said. Continuing his tirade, the Congress leader said Modi has failed to keep his promise of generating jobs for youths. "Modi promised to give crores of employment but how many youths have got jobs? Modi said good days will come. Whose good days have come? Modi promised to bring back black money from abroad. Where is that money?" he asked. In a recent interview to a TV channel, Modi had referred to the chief minister as 'bhrasht' Nath after tax raids were conducted at properties linked to his close associates. "I didn't raise the finger against corruption, corruption is an issue for us. Just see what happened in Bhopal. 'Bhrasht' Nath can say anything but it doesn't matter," Modi had said. ` 21 lakh spent on unnecessary progs The EOW registered case against 20 people including former vice chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi University (MCU) BK Kuthiala, here on Sunday SP EOW . , Arun Mishra said that the registrar of university had filed complaint to the EOW . Earlier, the 3-member committee submitted its preliminary inquiry report over irregularities in the university And on the basis of panel . report, the registrar had filed the complaint. Mishra further said that according to the complaint, the appointments had been made since 2003 to 2018 violating the UGC norms and some of the appointments were even made to satisfy people who were in power. The EOW also agrees with the complaint. It is also found that from 2010 to 2018 the then vice chancellor BK Kuthiala had also appointed various people violating the UGC norms. It is also found that to give benefits to his near and near, the former VC had opened many study centres. The V-C had also misused funds for personal use and also taken medical reimbursement violating norms. The EOW filed case against Kuthiala, Dr Arti Sarang, Dr The former VC had spent more than Rs 21 lakh on unnecessary programmes organised between 2010 and 2018. He gave Rs 8 lakh to the ABVP and spent Rs 9.5 lakh to organise Rashtriya Gyan Samgam. He had spent money on programme of Sri Sri Ravishankar and others. Varsity promotes particular ideology It is also alleged that the VC was involved in promoting a particular ideology in the university and also supports these persons crossing all the limits. The university had also funded the programme of RSS and ABVP outside the state. Payments were given to Web Bharti, Nagpur, Bhartiya Sikshan Mandal Nagpur and others. Anurag Sitha, Dr P Shashikaka, Dr Pavitra Shrivastava, Dr Avinash Bajpayee, Arun Kumar Bhagat, Prof Sanjay Dewedi, Monika Verma, Dr Kanchan Bhatia, Dr Manoj Kumar Pacharia, Dr Ranjana Singh, Surendra Pol, Dr Sourabh Malviya, Surya Prakash, Pradeep Kumar Daheria, Satyendra Kumar Daheria, Gajendra Singh, Dr Kapil Raj, Rajni Nagpal and others.