Imphal, March 30 (ANI): The three day cultural dance festival - Chhau Parva is drawing large audience to the Imphal city of Manipur. The festival is being held for the first time in the province and has been organized by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama in association with Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur dance Academy of Manipur. The Director of Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy (JNMDA) Upendro Sharma explained what Chhau dance form is all about. The festival was inaugurated by the Governor of Manipur Vinod Kumar Duggal in the presence of Vice Chairman of JNMDA N Tombi Singh and Director Sharma himself. The festival was kick started on Saturday with six dance performances.
Ahmedabad, Mar 30 (ANI): BJP leader Smriti Irani attacked the Congress- led UPA government for spoiling the economic status of the country in the last 10 years. Irani stated that post Congress leadership the country is left to face some of the biggest economic challenges including rupee depreciation, policy paralysis and subsidy amounts. She further said that Congress Government itself had accepted in the Parliament that a major portion of their projects have been stagnated due to policy paralysis.
Ghaziabad, March 30 (ANI): Yoga Guru Ramdev on Sunday said that Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal has never clarified his stand on the foreign policies and the countryâ€™s economy. He added that Kejriwal, therefore, has no right to ask for votes from people.
Akola, March 30 (ANI): BJPâ€™s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday, while addressing a rally in Akola district of Maharashtra paid heed to the plight of stateâ€™s cotton farmers and asked Sharad Pawar on why the cotton exports were stopped. He said that this move by the central government has incurred loss on the Gujarat as well as farmers of other states. Modi further said that the government also started subsidized export of meat, which can prove fatal for the animal reserves of the nation.
Lakhimpur, March 30 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Lakhimpur, Congress President Sonia Gandhi lashed out at BJP and said that the party believes in talking and not doing and that they only knows criticizing works done be others. Gandhi asked what the BJP did when they were in power and said that they talk about nationalism which has no relation with their ideologies. She further appealed the people of northeast to cast their precious votes to the party who really works and not just shows off.
Amravati, Mar 30 (ANI): BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Amravati, Maharashtra. Taunting Rahul, Modi said that instead of showing sympathy towards the farmers who are committing suicide in the state, he chose to question the level of development in Gujarat.
New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): Politicos have slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party that on Saturday expelled veteran BJP leader Jaswant Singh for six years. Singh, is contesting the Lok Sabha poll as an Independent in Rajasthan's Barmer constituency against the party's official nominee.
New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): The BJP on Sunday said that action should be taken against the Congress party as its leaders are giving hate speeches against opposition leaders. According to reports, wife of Imran Masood, who was recentlt arrested for giving hate speech against Narendra Modi, has thanked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for supporting her husband.
New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): JD (U) leader KC Tyagi on Sunday criticized yoga guru Ramdev, who on Saturday compared Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi to various demons. Ramdev equated Sonia with demoness 'Taadka' and called the Congress leaders as Kans and Ravana. He went on to dub Sonia Gandhi as a "videshi looteri bahu". Tyagi said that action should be taken by the Election Commission against people who give hate speeches like him.
Nanded, Mar 30 (ANI): Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan on Sunday said that BJPâ€™s PM candidate Narendra Modi need not worry about Maharashtra as the state is having enough growth. Modi will be addressing a rally in Maharashtraâ€™s Nanded district today.
Ghaziabad, Mar 29 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a rally at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, strongly attacked the BJP and said that if the constituency MP had visited Ghaziabad earlier he would not have to contest from Lucknow this time. Gandhi, further criticized the publicity balloons released by the BJP before every election. Rahul Gandhi also stated that the task of one rank one pension was done by the Congress Party within three days after being demanded by the ex-servicemen of army.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 29 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony on Saturday said that Narendra Modi's 'Pakistan agent' comment against him is unpatriotic. Antony said it would demoralise the armed forces. Earlier, Modi had called the defence minister as one of the AKs being admired in Pakistan. The defence minister refuted claims that modernisation of Indian armed forces had been halted due to series of scams.