Want to hear a joke, Amar Singh Monday described his former party colleague Azam Khan as “filth and muck” of Indian politics. Not sure who is filth and who is muck, but it was good to see Election Commission do a bit of its job, or at least kept the perception alive. Not like it matters or does it? Because the PM and Amit Shah are still asking for votes by deploying army in their vocabulary, but it is still better than what some of their Ministers and their State Presidents have been saying. More on that later.
EC CRACKS WHIP ON YOGI, MAYAWATI, AZAM KHAN & MANEKA GANDHI, BUT WAS THEIR CRIME THE SAME?
It is 16th April, 2019 and In a first, the Election Commission has imposed a nationwide campaign ban on Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and SP leader Azam Khan for 72 hours and on Union Minister Maneka Gandhi and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati for 48 hours from Tuesday for their “provocative” communal remarks, which it said had the “propensity to polarise the elections”. While Adityanath, Mayawati and Gandhi were found guilty of violating the model code, EC said Khan, who also faced a state-specific ban during 2014 polls, not only violated the poll code, he also disregarded its directive asking politicians to desist from “deeds or actions construed as being repugnant to the honour and dignity of women”. Before you go gaga on EC, I am not sure that the same punishment as Yogi’s should have been meted out to Azam Khan, or that Mayawati should have got the same punishment as Maneka Gandhi. And coming to the fakest Gandhi, there is, Maneka Gandhi.
MANEKA GANDHI’S LATEST ABCD FORMULA TO PROGRESS ONLY THOSE WHO VOTE FOR HER
In a statement that could stir a new controversy, she has said that she prioritises villages as per the votes in her favour.
At Sunday’s gathering in Isauli assembly segment, Maneka said she will tag villages A, B, C and D depending on votes she gets and plan development accordingly. For instance, the Union minister said, the village that votes 80% for her will be categorised as A and would be on top of her development plank. A village where 60% vote for her would be categorised as B and so on. “After A category region is developed, then comes B and only after work in B is done, we start with C. I would like to see all villages in the first one,” she said.
EC on Monday suspended her campaign for 48 hours after she said if Muslims did not vote for her, they should not seek her help when she is MP again. She is the Women and Child Minister who was once a champion of Animals.
BJP HIMACHAL CHIEF CALLS RAHUL GANDHI A MAT*$%^#*&
Meanwhile, people going crazy over Azam Khan’s khakhi chaddhi calling, have conveniently saved their outrage or worst, turned Ostrich to what the BJP State Presidents have been saying and yes there has been an evolution in the vocabulary, it is New India after all. From once calling Rahul Gandhi, haramzada or bastard, the BJP ratans have progressed to using MC, Hindi for MoFo. Wonder what the EC has to say,
Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee on Monday filed a police complaint against state BJP president Satpal Singh Satti for making derogatory statements and using an offensive word against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.
KERALA BJP PRESIDENT WANTS TO IDENTIFY MUSLIMS BY REMOVING THEIR CLOTHES
And no, it is not just this BJP State President, who was bringing out his shakha education and khaki shorts in the open, aka, his bigotry.
Kerela BJP state president PS Sreedharan Pillai Sunday at a public meeting in Attingal remarked that Muslims can be identified by “removing their clothes”, in a reference to circumcision.
Pillai in his speech supporting BJP’s Attingal candidate Sobha Surendran was referring to the questions raised by the Opposition on the number of people killed in the air strike, News Minute reported.
Our Rahul Gandhi, Yechury, and Pinarayi are saying, our soldiers have to go there and see the count of the dead…their caste, religion etc. If it is Islam, there are some signs, no?” he said, adding “If you remove their clothes you will be able to know. We have to do all that and return is what they (the Opposition) are saying.”
RAHUL GANDHI TAKES TO TWITTER TO NEGOTIATE WITH ARVIND KEJRIWAL
Meanwhile, given we are on Rahul Gandhi, who took a strange place to hold talks with Arvind Kejriwal of AAP, Twitter. Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday accused AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal of doing a “U-turn” on the alliance talks between the two parties and said the doors of the Congress are open, but time is running out. However, Kejriwal claimed that the talks are still on and accused Gandhi of helping the BJP by “dividing anti-Modi votes in Uttar Pradesh and in some other states” The Congress president on Twitter said his party is willing to give four of the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi to the Aam Aadmi Party to ensure that their alliance defeats the BJP. A fresh round of talks will be held between the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress Wednesday, where the AAP will propose a tie-up in Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh, sources told PTI.
FIRE GUTS NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL IN PARIS, MACRON PLEDGES TO REBUILD
And on to International News, where the big story is the tower of Notre Dame. The main structure of Notre-Dame cathedral in central Paris has been saved after hours of fire-fighting to put out a devastating blaze. However, the spire of Paris’ landmark structure in central Paris collapsed as the fire ravaged the roof of the cathedral. And good on the firefighters to not listen to the fire starter Trump, who wanted to water bomb the building, the Fire Fighting Chief had better wits about him, who knew the building would collapse.
U.S. NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM WILL NOT HOST EVENT HONOURING BRAZIL PRESIDENT
Meanwhile, The American Museum of Natural History in New York said on Monday that it will not host a planned gala dinner that was set to honour Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro as “Person of the Year.” The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce’s plans to honour Bolsonaro, who has suggested he would pull Brazil out of the Paris Accord on climate change and wants to develop the Amazon rainforest, at a museum dedicated to science and nature was met with outrage last week.
BERNIE SANDERS THE SOCIALIST IS NOW A MILLIONAIRE
And still sticking on to America, Self-described Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, the 2020 presidential candidate who has long assailed America’s growing income inequality, released 10 years of tax returns Monday that confirms his newfound status as a millionaire. The senator, who routinely rails against “millionaires and billionaires” and the “rigged” economic system that protects their standing, saw his income spike on royalties from sales of his book, “Our Revolution,”
HAVE YOU UNISTALLED INTERNET EXPLORER YET?
And before we leave you to make your day productive, please do remove Internet Explorer from your desktops, if you are still using this archaic browser. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) has dealt with a reputation for poor security for years. Now, making things worse, the browser has been found to be making PCs vulnerable even if it is just installed in them and is not being used or has never been used.
HOW ONE MAN HAS SAVED NOTRE DAME FOR THE FUTURE GENERATIONS
That is all that I have for you for today, though it’s a bit tough to get positive in the Notre Dame burning, One tiny bit of good news in the tragedy. “For the last half-decade or so, an architectural historian named Andrew Tallon worked with laser scanners to capture the entirety of the cathedral’s interior and exterior in meticulous 3D point clouds.”
Have a fantastic day ahead, if you are in North India, take care of the dust storms, if you are anywhere in India, take care of not being bitten by the bigotry set loose. Goodbye from takeapart.in