Published: Sat, July 21, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

Hug-hug, wink-wink: Rahul Gandhi attacks govt over Rafale, unemployment, lynchings

Hug-hug, wink-wink: Rahul Gandhi attacks govt over Rafale, unemployment, lynchings

Mr Modi, whose Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has a majority in Parliament, was predicted to defeat the motion brought on by opposition parties to put pressure on the government on several issues.

The no-confidence motion hardly threatened Narendra Modi's four-year old government, but it presented an opportunity for all political parties to position themselves for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Government's decision to accept an opposition motion for a no-trust vote in Parliament - to be held today - has set the stage for a riveting clash.

Authorities have ordered almost 250,000 shell companies to be shut down and another 200,000-250,000 are on their radar, Modi said, blaming the previous Congress government of shielding corrupt people.

Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises
A lot of England fans believed they would beat Croatia, but that was the toughest team they'd faced so far. Croatia and France put on quite a show and combined for the highest goal tally in a final since 1958.

He came up with a tweet for Rahul Gandhi after his gesture in Lok Sabha and felt that he spoke his heart out in front of everyone.

"India will be watching us closely", he said.

Responding to the charge that he had become a "bhagidhar" (partner) and not a "chowkidar" (watchman), Modi said this too was true, because he was now a "bhagidari" in growth and development of the people of the country.

Modi in his speech later had a dig at Gandhi's gesture, accusing him of trying to unseat him as the prime minister. The prime minister has stated facts, in which the nation believes in.

Trump, Russians hail summit as major victory; other USA views different
Corker, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said the first step was to get Pompeo to appear, "hopefully" next week. The House was working on spending and other bills, while the Senate continued to process Trump's nominees.

On the Rafale deal, he claimed that the Defence Minister had turned back on her promise of disclosing the price details of the fighter aircraft under Modi's "pressure", trigerring wide protests from treasury benches with Sitharaman seeking a chance to rebut.

He then thanked Modi, the BJP and the RSS for making him understand the true meaning of the Congress and being an Indian.

He also hit back at Rahul Gandhi for his act of walking across the aisle, and asking him to get up for a hug. With a central image of the hug, the daily highlighted both the Opposition's complaints as well as the government's responses. "In his reply, Modi asked all Lok Sabha members to dismiss the non-confidence motion, which he said was driven by arrogance and Congress" attempt to test its own probable allies.

He then walked across to the ruling benches and hugged Modi who was also taken by surprise. "I will take out this hatred out of you and turn it into love", Gandhi said as lawmakers thumped their desks and others looked on. In his marathon address, which lasted for about an hour and a half, the prime minister lambasted the Opposition and enumerated the successes of the NDA government. Its relationship with BJP is under stress and it has announced it will contest the general elections separately.

Roger Stone says he's "probably" the unnamed person in Russian hacking indictment
The charges were brought Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller and announced by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Stone said Trump is "his own man" and "makes his own decisions. and won't be bludgeoned by Democrats or anybody else".

Like this: