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PTI Describing himself as a person who "has experienced poverty and therefore wants to improve the lot of the poor",he said his government willprovide houses to every single household in the country by 2022 when the country celebrates 75 years of Independence Modi began his 45-minute-long speech with a special mention of Apna Dal and Bharatiya Samaj Party which are fighting 20 of the 403 seats in Uttar Pradesh in an alliance with the BJP Apna Dal enjoys a following among Kurmis the mostdominant OBC group after the Yadavs while Bharatiya Samaj Party is a breakaway group of Bahujan Samaj Party floated by Mayawati’s erstwhile loyalist Om Prakash Rajbhar Stressing that the country’s economy heavily depended on the betterment of farmers and improvement in their purchasing power Modi said his government willbringing in measures to ensure that incomes of those involved in agriculture doubled by 2022 He also spoke about a scheme where five crore poorfamilies in the country were to be given free gas connections by 2019 Coming down heavily on the Akhilesh Yadav government Modi said that in BJP-ruled states 50-60 per cent farmers were covered under his Pradhan Mantri Phasal Beema Yojana but in UP only 14 percent agriculturists were benefiting from the crop insurance scheme Blasting the SP government in the state for "nepotism and corruption" in competitive exams the prime minister said "I took the decision to do away with interviews for recruitments at lower levels This was aimed at curbing malpractices But Akhilesh Yadav is not willing to take a cue as he wants jobbery to flourish" Modi said the people of UP "should beware of both bua andbhateeja (aunt and nephew —terms used by Mayawati and Akhilesh to describe each other)" He asserted that only BJP could restore law and order in the state where "women are afraid to go out of their homes unless accompanied by a malemember of the family" The prime minister who returned to New Delhi after the rally as the campaigning for the final phase culminated began his day with a visit to Garhwa Ghat ashram —a monastery run by a sect devoted to the Bhakti tradition Headed by Swami Sharanananda the sect is said to have a significant following among Yadavs who have traditionally been SP supporters From Garhwa Ghat Modi went to Ramghat where he paid floral tributes at a statue of Lal Bahadur Shastri and alsospent a few minutes at the house where the former prime minister had spent his early childhood Voting for the seventh and final phase will take place on 8 March and results will be declared on 11 March Referring to the festival of Holi which falls on March 13 Modi urged the people of Kashi to cast their votes judiciously so that "Holi may be celebrated in UP on 11 March two days ahead of schedule" The PM’s speech was on one occasion interrupted for a couple of minutes when he was distracted by a number of youths who were heartily chanting "Modi Modi" The PM asked them to keep quiet and jocularly told camerapersons shooting the rally "do not focus your lenses on them" Modi spoke at length about his government’s pro-poor and pro-farmer initiatives which included soil health cards which he compared to "pathological tests advised by physicians before prescribing medicines" "We are ensuring that certified good quality seeds are made available to farmers so that they do not end up buyingsub-standard ones from the black market and ruin their own fields To those farmers whose water pumps have worn away we are providing new ones free of cost" he said "Adequate availability of water enables a hard-working farmer to convert his fields into a goldmine Our irrigation schemes are aimed at building canals in large numbers so that water does not remain collected in dams but reaches the fields" Modi said He also spoke about "neem-coated urea" which has ensured that fertiliser remained available to farmers adequately since it has "eradicated the possibility of misuse for any purpose other than farming" By: Reuters | Updated: July 4 2017 1:14 am Serena Williams won the Wimbledon title last year (Source: AP File) Related News Even Serena Williams was getting in the Wimbledon groove on Monday – and she was nowhere near the London grass courts As the first day’s play got under way she posted a video clip on Instagram of her pounding backhands on a clay court despite being absent from the tour since winning the Australian Open in January as she is expecting her first child “Wimbledon got me like: Easy standing drills this morning Go easy” the 2016 champion posted to her 61 million followers Her coach Patrick Mouratoglou told Reuters at the French Open last month that the 23-times grand slam champion was still hitting and working out to keep her touch Even though she has been out of action for nearly six months she has also still been making the tennis headlines Last week she took to Twitter to ask John McEnroe for “respect” after the seven-times grand slam champion said his fellow American would be ranked “like 700 in the world” if she had to play on the men’s circuit Serena not being at from the grasscourt major is clearly a loss for some fans “I’m not even watching women’s Wimbledon without you I just won’t be able to Awaiting your comeback” one identified as queendeebs replied to the Instagram posting For world number two Simona Halep Serena’s absence is however becoming normal “We didn’t see Serena since the Australian Open… I’m not thinking about Serena when I go to the tournament now because she’s missed like five six months already” the Romanian told reporters after her first round win For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Chennai | Updated: March 24 2017 10:38 pm Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) urged Rajinikanth not to go ahead with his two-day visit Top News Superstar Rajinikanth’s visit to Sri Lanka next month to inaugurate a housing scheme has met with opposition from pro-Tamil outfits here who cautioned him from getting “involved” in the emotive ethnic issue Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) urged the top actor not go ahead with his two-day visit starting April 9 during which he is slated to hand over 150 houses to displaced Tamils VCK founder TholThirumavalavan alleged that efforts were on to “involve” the ‘Enthiran’ star in the ethnic issue in the lsland nation “There are efforts to involve him in the ethnic issue Superstar (Rajinikanth) should not get involved in this matter and I say this as a friend” the pro-Tamil leader told a Tamil TV channel The mega star is scheduled to hand over the homes built by Lyca Group’s Gnanam Foundation for displaced Tamils in northern Jaffna The actor is currently shooting for ace director Shankar’s “20” a sequel to the duo’s earlier hit “Enthiran” starring Rajinikanth and produced by Lyca Productions Incidentally Lyca Productions had in 2014 faced opposition in Tamil Nadu when various pro-Tamil parties and organisations including VCK and TVK had opposed its producing of the movie ‘Kaththi’ (Knife) starring popular star Vijay They had alleged that the proprietor of Lyca Productions Allirajah Subaskaran had close business ties with then Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse often criticised in Tamil Nadu for the death of civilian Tamils during the final assault on rebel LTTE in 2009 Lyca Productions had then refuted the allegations Thirumavalvan said he had no problem with the commercial motive of Rajinikanth’s visit to Sri Lanka but said he felt there could be a “political motive” behind it “So he should be careful about this and it would be good if he could avoid visiting Sri Lanka” he said TVK founder and former MLA T Velmurugan said the actor should not “fall prey” to the efforts to paint a rosy picture of Sinhala-Tamil relations in the island nation “At a time when Tamils are seeking justice for the ethnic violence in Sri Lanka Rajinikanth’s visit does not augur well This is an attempt by Sri Lankan government through Lyca to create an image that Sinhalas and Tamils are living unitedly” he told PTI Also read: Rajinikanth to visit Sri Lanka for a charity event Velmurugan who had spearheaded the protest against Lyca Productions in 2014 said Rajinikanth “has great respect and following among Sri Lankan Tamils” and therefore he should not commit himself to the programme He questioned whether there were no actors in Sri Lanka who could be used for this purpose “There is a big political conspiracy behind this and Rajinikanth should not fall prey to this” he said Gnanam Foundation has constructed homes for the relocation of displaced Sri Lankan Tamils affected by the civil war as part of the ‘Lyca Housing Scheme’ in Chinna Thampan and Puliyankulam regions in Vavuniya district in Jaffna Lyca Productions’ Creative Head Raju Mahalingam in a statement yesterday said when they approached Rajinikanth to “grace the event as the chief guest he readily agreed to be part of the function” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: July 2 2017 1:56 pm Mumbai Indians won the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League Top News The Bombay High Court asked the Mumbai Cricket Association on Friday if the Indian Premier League (IPL) is considered a sports activity or a commercial activity after the MCA took water for BMC ground and pitch maintenance during the tournament this season A bench of justices A S Oka and Vibha Kankanwadi raised the question after hearing a petition filed by civil society on water usage for ground maintenance amid farmer suicides when Maharashtra was facing drought The High Court had announced in 2016 that BCCI must hold all IPL matches outside Maharashtra due to the acute water conditions in the state On Sunday the bench asked MCA if they had taken water from the BMC to maintain ground at the Wankhede stadium for matches this year Slamming MCA Justice Oka said “We would also like to know from the MCA if the IPL is considered as a sports activity or a commercial activity Category C in the policy says water supply for industrial and commercial purposes So does IPL fall under this category Is it a commercial activity” MCA has been asked to file an affidavit stating if IIPL is a sports activity or a commercial one The next petition will be heard by the court on August 14 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: October 13 2017 11:44 pm Sergio Aguero missed Manchester City’s 1-0 win over champions Chelsea (Source: AP) Related News Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could be a surprise inclusion in their squad to face Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday two weeks after breaking a rib in a car crash in Amsterdam manager Pep Guardiola has said The 29-year-old missed City’s 1-0 win over champions Chelsea and both of Argentina’s recent World Cup qualifiers but has returned to training with the Manchester club’s first team Guardiola said Aguero who has scored six goals in six league games this season was not fully fit yet but the coach added that he was happy with the striker’s progress “He did his first training session after what happened” Guardiola told a news conference on Friday “He did it quite well Hopefully as soon as possible he will be back “Maybe (he can play against Stoke) Today in the last training session we are going to see He is not 100 percent but he recovered quite well “We will see We are happy he is back in training” “Back to training I am ready” Aguero said on his verified Twitter account alongside pictures of him and his team mates in action during Thursday’s session City will be without skipper Vincent Kompany who is still recovering from a calf injury picked up playing for Belgium in August “He is much much better but still injured” Guardiola added “Hopefully it is the last part It depends on him when he will come back He will notify us” Premier League leaders City with six wins and a draw are looking to extend their unbeaten run while visitors Stoke are 13th with eight points from seven games For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsEighteen months before Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde created a furore by saying that the Bharatiya Janata Party is here to change the Constitution rightwing intellectual Ram Bahadur Rai too had echoed the same intent and sentiment in an interview to a media outlet Speaking toOutlookmagazine on 13 June 2016 Rai said "There is a single party majority and all parties are in Parliament This is the right time to convert the Lok Sabha into a Constituent Assembly" Rai then stressed "This Constitution needs to be reconsidered afresh" Rai is not a freewheeling intellectual A veteran journalist he was once the general secretary of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) He is currently chairman of the Indira Gandhi National Centre of Arts a post to which he was appointed by the Narendra Modi government in April 2016 A file image of Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde PTI Rai laid out several reasons for reframing the Constitution including picking holes in its Preamble which is where the words "secular" and "socialist" were introduced through the 42nd amendment in 1976 The introduction of these two words changed the description of India from "sovereign democratic republic" to a "sovereign socialist secular democratic republic" It may be recalled that in his address to the Brahman Yuva Parishad in Koppal Karnataka Hegde said: "A few people say the Constitution mentions the word secular so you have to agree Because it’s there in the Constitution we will respect it but this will change in the near future The Constitution has changed many times before We are here and have come to change the Constitution We will change it" The fact that the Constitution has been changed many times was also the argument Rai cited to advocate turning the current Lok Sabha into a Constituent Assembly Rai said "There have been over 100 constitutional amendments; one every year and we still cannot say there won’t be aneed for more This in itself is proof that the Constitution does not fulfiltoday’s needs" Rai was severely critical of the Preamble He said it wasn’t even discussed in the Constituent Assembly nor was it part of the Objective Resolutions that Jawaharlal Nehru moved on 13 December 1946 and the Constituent Assembly adopted on 22 January 1947 Rai then delivered the knock-out punch: "Whatever is in the Preamble is open for a new Constituent Assembly to do as it pleases" In other words the new Constituent Assembly can delete or insert words in the Preamble Hindutva votaries as also a few others have traditionally been opposed to the Preamble mentioning India as a secular republic Rai did not explain why the Constituent Assembly was debarred from framing a Preamble just because the Objective Resolutions did not mention it After all the Preamble’s spirit is very much present in one of the provisions of the Objective Resolutions: "Wherein shall be guaranteed and secured to all the people of India justice social economic and political: equality of status of opportunity and before the law: freedom of thought expression belief faith worship vocation association and action…" Rai also thought that the Constitution framed by the Constitutional Assembly became a "new testament to ourgulaami(slavery)" This was because the lawyers who framed the Constitution lacked a connection with India’s nature or culture The other reason why the Constitution became a testament to "our slavery" was that British India’s last viceroy Lord Mountbatten had decided who would frame the Constitution In the Outlook interview Rai also questioned Dr BR Ambedkar’s role in framing the Constitution He said "Ambedkar’s role was limited. so that whatever material Rau gave him he would correct its language It was like RAW or IB where footsoldiers write reports in broken English and IPS officers turn it into good English capable of being presented to the prime minister So Ambedkar did not write the Constitution" When asked specifically whether Ambedkar’s role in drafting the Constitution was a myth Rai replied "Yes myth hai myth hai myth hai It is a part of identity politics" It is said to be an article of faith with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) that the Constitution should be reframed For instance Atal Bihari Vajpayee during his tenure as prime minister appointed former Chief Justice MNR Venkatachaliah as the head of a commission to review the Constitution But Vajpayee was heading a coalition government – his compulsion was to satisfy the RSS without alienating his allies Presumably it is to create "consistency" that Rai underscored the need to look afresh at the Constitution and Hegde went one step further to declare the BJP’s intent to change it?

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