Mangaluru, Dec 6: Kavoor police registered a case against posting an audio of a statement in social media against Congress leader and former Union minister Janardhan Poojary.
Following a complaint from Brahmashri Narayana Guru Samaj Seva Sangha president Chandrashekar Kumar of Kavoor, the police registered the case. A delegation led by Chandrashekar submitted a complaint to the Deputy Commissioner and the Police Commissioner. Another delegation led by former MLA JR Lobo and Vijay Kumar Shetty met the Police Commissioner separately and submitted its memorandum. After receiving the memorandum, the Police Commissioner promised of registering a case, forming a team and investigating the issue. Based on his promise, a case has been registered by evening.
While speaking to reporters during a programme at Kudroli Gokarnanatheshwara temple on December 2, Janardhana Poojary spoke in favour of constructing Ram Mandir. In view of this, a stranger has posted a statement in social media saying that ‘Janardhana Poojary should be banished and encountered’ and that video has gone viral. Various organizations raised voice against the person who posted that statement. Now, the police have booked a case.
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NEW DELHI, Dec 11: As the Congress is inching towards victory in three big states that went to polls over the last few weeks, Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said "bure din jane wale hain", taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his promise "ache din aane wale hain(good days are ahead)". The slogan, designed ahead of national elections in 2014, was the hightlight of the BJP's campaign.
Votes are being counted in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana. The Congress has lost Mizoram to its regional rival Mizo Nation Front (MNF).
In his poetic style, the cricketer-turned-politician said, "Bure din jaane wale hain aur Rahul Gandhi aane wale hain... kuch hi samay baad Lal Qile pe jhanda fehrane wale hain (Bad days will go away and Rahul Gandhi will unfurl the national flag at Red Fort)."
Does he mean that the Congress chief is going to become the prime minister in next year's Lok Sabha elections?
"Why not? Rahul Gandhi is going up while Narendra Modi is going down. Public sab janti hai (people can see through). The results have given us hope. Voters have laid the foundation... all roads lead to Red Fort now," he told NDTV.
The Congress leader, who was earlier part of the BJP, has been relentless in his attack on PM Modi and his party over a host of issues, including the controversial Rafale fighter jet deal and farmer suicides.
"The wave in favour of Narendra Modi in 2014 that had helped the BJP come to power with a comfortable majority has turned out to be 'poisonous' for the common man," Mr Sidhu said.
The Punjab minister has also accused the prime minister of acting like a puppet in the hands of moneybags. "The prime minister is a 'katputli (puppet)' of capitalists. If a farmer fails to repay a loan of Rs. 1 lakh, the government beats drums. But when (industrialists) Adani and Ambani do not repay Rs. 1.5 lakh crore, you do 'pappi-jhappi' with them (hug them)," he said.
He also took on PM Modi over unemployment and the centre's 'Make in India' initiative.
"When Rafale jets will come from France and bullet train from Japan, what will people do here? They will fry pakodas (fritters)," Mr Sidhu said referring to the NDA government's decision to buy 36 ready-to-fly fighter jets from France and India's agreement with Japan for the bullet trains.