Govt busy in projecting Modi's image: Raj Babbar
Congress leader Raj Babbar on Saturday accused the Modi government of compromising national security, saying the "selfie" government was busy projecting "Maharaj Modi's" image at international level than protecting country's borders and strengthening internal security.
"Within one year, Maharaj Modi's government has compromised with national security and national interest," the Congress' national spokesperson said here.
"The government's priorities are not to protect our borders and strengthen internal security. It has indulged in kneel down politics in order to project the image (of the Prime Minister) at international level. Our country's defence strategy now has turned quite weak," he alleged.
He demanded the Centre to issue white paper pertaining to any benefit gained from the foreign visits of PM Narendra Modi.
"This government is a selfie government where only one individual speaks. I want Maharaj Modi-led government should release white paper explaining what kind of benefits country gained from Modi's foreign visit," Babbar said.
The Congress leader alleged that in the past one year, the number of infiltrations across the LoC and the border with China has increased, besides a record increase in ceasefire violations and cross border firings, because of wrong foreign policy and diplomacy.
"China is infiltrating into our territory. You (PM) are sitting in China and they are heavily investing in PoK. But you are not raising any question. What kind of diplomacy is this?" the Congress leader said.
He said the government has earned the epithet of "Badte rahe seema par var, aisi hai Modi sarkar."
Taking a dig at Modi's 56-inch chest remark, Babbar said, "Modi used to say that Manmohan Singh-led government was weak. I want to ask what has happened to your 56-inch chest now. Has it turned into 56-inch stomach?"
He also took an exception to defence minister Manohar Parrikar's "terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists" remark.
"If such kind of statement comes from a defence minister, then question will always be raised on country's defence policy and diplomacy followed by the government," he said.
Police's cybercrime investigation cell (CCIC) arrested a 25-year-old resident of New Delhi for allegedly duping people in lieu of renewing insurance policies. The accused, Faisal Hussain, 25, of Khajuri Khas, was arrested in connection to a case registered on the complaint of Malkit Singh, who reported that an unknown person called him on his mobile claiming to be an employee of HDFC Life Insurance. The accused had opened accounts of labourers by giving them ₹4,000-₹5,000.
Two inmates of Ambala Central Jail were held for allegedly possessing 15.78 gm of heroin, after they returned from an ongoing trial in Chandigarh and Panchkula courts. The drug was found during checking of the accused, Channpreet Singh of New Delhi's Nangloi and Shibu from Nepal's Birat Nagar district, Ambala Police said on Tuesday. Police said Channi was checked by the jail staff, who recovered 8.96 gm of heroin in his turban.
Appalled at the condition of the drug de-addiction and rehabilitation centre at the Civil Hospital, Haryana Vidhan Sabha speaker Gian Chand Gupta directed hospital authorities to make changes with immediate effect. During his surprise visit, Gupta found that the psychiatric patients and those suffering from substance abuse are admitted in the same ward. There are eight to nine drug de-addiction centres in the district, out of which one is a government centre.
Police have arrested a Surat resident for repeatedly raping a minor girl and impregnating her. The accused identified as Ankit, 23, was arrested from Surat following a complaint by the 15-year-old girl. Before fleeing to Surat, he also threatened to kill her if she revealed the matter to anyone. The accused was brought from Surat and produced before a court that sent him to one-day police remand.
After dropping below 100 for the first time in 13 days on Monday, tricity's Covid-19 cases shot up to 140 on Tuesday. The daily cases rose across Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula. Chandigarh saw its tally jumping from 34 to 52 over the past 24 hours. In Mohali, the number rose from 33 to 46 and in Panchkula from 29 to 42.