Weekly News Roundup – May 6, 2019


Poll Officer Dissented In 5 Cases Of Clean Chit To PM, Amit Shah: Sources

The recent clean chits by the Election Commission to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah over allegations of poll code violations by the opposition were not unanimous, NDTV has learnt. A high-ranking source in the Election Commission told NDTV that on five occasions, one of the three commissioners dissented with the majority view to let PM Modi and Amit Shah off the hook for their comments.…In all its decisions so far, there has not been a single reprimand against the PM or Amit Shah.

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Supaul (Bihar) : Mohammed Sharif, a father of four small girls was killed by a mob

A Muslim man was attacked and lynched by a mob in Nunu Patti area of Sadar Police Station in Supaul district of Bihar. The incident took place after Mohammed Sharif’s bike hit a cyclist. After the incident, the relatives of the deceased and villagers blocked Nunu Patti Chowk and demanded the arrest of culprits. According to the information, Sharif was resident of the village of Barrow Panchayat, Itahari village. Sharif was heading towards Supaul from his native village Itahari in Bairro Panchayat.… Police reached on the spot and took injured Sharif to Sadar Hospital, where he was referred but he succumbed to the injuries on the way.…

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Pragya Thakur for Parliament: Her Past and Portents for the Future – By Ram Puniyani

In the general election of 2019, endless sectarian issues are being thrown up by the ruling BJP. To top issues like the Citizenship Amendment Bill, Kabristan, Vande Mataram, pseudo-nationalism, now the BJP has put up Pragya Thakur as its candidate from the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat. Thakur is one of the key accused in acts of terror, particularly in cases related to the Malegaon, Ajmer, Makkah Masjid and Samjhauta Express bomb blasts, in which many innocents lost their lives and hundreds were injured. Since joining the BJP a fortnight ago and being nominated as a Lok Sabha candidate Thakur has issued many statements, which are very disturbing at one level and at another show her mindset and the RSS-BJP’s.…

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