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Evening briefing: Tejashwi Yadav reacts to PM's 'non-veg' remarks; Cong leader's potshot at Smriti Irani, and more

Apr 12, 2024 06:06 PM IST

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Tejashwi Yadav of the Rashtriya Janata Dal on Friday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the latter slammed the Opposition’s ‘Mughal mindset’ for allegedly eating non-vegetarian food during auspicious months of ‘Saawan’ and Navratri’. During a poll rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur, Modi also said he knew the Opponents would be after him with “goli-barood” (arms and ammunition) and abuses after his statement. But it’s his “duty in a democracy to show people the real side of situations”. “You will have to understand that he is not speaking on the issues. Did he talk about the issues of Bihar, its youth, farmers and mass exodus? ...Key issues like poverty, unemployment and how many jobs have been provided need to be discussed. Why didn't PM Modi eradicate poverty?…Why was Bihar not given special status?” the former deputy chief minister of Bihar said while interacting with reporters in Gaya during a campaign for the party ahead the Lok Sabha election 2024. Dig Deeper

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav

Amid suspense over Congress's Amethi candidate against BJP's sitting MP Smriti Irani, Uttar Pradesh Congress president Ajay Rai said both Amethi and Wayanad are equally important for Rahul Gandhi. Taking a potshot at Smriti Irani who accused Rahul Gandhi and the Congress of disappearing from Amethi after losing the 2019 contest, Ajay Rai said Smriti Irani's language has been going down day by day and she should see a doctor. The Congress has not yet announced any candidate from Amethi and Raebareli while Rahul Gandhi has already filed the nomination from Wayanad. Possibilities of him contesting from both Wayanad and Amethi like in 2019 are not ruled out while businessman Robert Vadra, husband of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, expressed interest in contesting the election from Amethi. Dig Deeper

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