Chakradharpur/Baharagora, Dec 2: BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday set a 2024 deadline for implementing the hugely divisive NRC across the country, asserting "each and every" infiltrator will be identified and expelled before the next general election.

Notwithstanding the admission by some BJP leaders in West Bengal that apprehensions over the NRC had cost the party dearly in the recent by polls there, the Union Home Minister told poll rallies in neighbouring Jharkhand that the nation- wide exercise will be conducted despite reservations voiced by opposition parties.

"Today, I want to tell you that before the 2024 polls the NRC will be conducted across the country and each and every infiltrator identified and expelled.

"Rahul Baba (Congress leader Rahul Gandhi) says don't expel them. Where will they go, what will they eat? But I assure you that before the country goes to polls in 2024 all illegal immigrants will be thrown out," he told election rallies in Chakradharpur and Baharagora.

Shah said national issues like uprooting terrorism, naxalism and construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya were as important in the Jharkhand elections as local matters like development.

Raking up the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri mosque dispute once again, the BJP president alleged the Congress made attempts to thwart the hearing of the case in the Supreme Court.

"Congress leaders would tell the Supreme Court that there is no need for hearing the Ram Janmabhoomi case. With your (people's) backing, we submitted that it be taken forward, and the result is that the apex court has ruled that only a Ram temple will be built in Ayodhya," he said.

He also attacked the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance, which is crossing swords with the BJP for electoral laurel in Jharkhand.

The BJP leader also gave credit to the state's BJP government for "uprooting" the naxalite menace and for bringing in development.

"When Congress was in power, it fired upon students agitating for Jharkhand state and attacked them with batons.

Now Hemant Soren (JMM leader) is sitting in the laps of the same Congress so he can become the chief minister," he said.

Referring to the "vikas ki Ganga" flowing in Jharkhand because of the "double engine" growth the Centre and the state governments had ushered in together, Shah said the Modi government built AIIMS in Deoghar, and it will now construct an airport there and also in Bokaro, Dumka and Jamshedpur.

About 20 lakh farmers have benefited from the crop insurance scheme, he said.

Within five years, the Narendra Modi government and Raghubar Das dispensation uprooted naxalism and paved the way for the state's development, he said.

He said Raghubar Das provided a "zero corruption" government and gave the state political stability. The Das government is the first in Jharkhand's history that will complete its full term in office.

"Rahul Gandhi is in Jharkhand today. I challenge him to give an account of what Congress governments have done for Jharkhand during 55 years of their rule. We will also give an account of what we have done in five years," he said.

Targeting the opposition alliance, the BJP chief said, "Parties that sell poll tickets, exploit adivasis, had opposed creation of Jharkhand and indulged in corruption involving millions and billions of rupees cannot take the state forward."

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Lucknow: A first information report (FIR) has been filed against a woman who was seen thrashing a cab driver at a signal in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow. While it was earlier reported that the woman attacked the driver because he allegedly hit her, CCTV footage shows that the cab driver stopped at a zebra crossing while the woman was crossing the road, and the car is seen stopping right in front of her.

The visuals show the woman coming over to the driver’s window and reaching into the car to hit him. According to a report in India Today, an FIR has been registered against the woman after the cab driver filed a complaint against her. The police said that the FIR has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code after the man’s complaint and an investigation is underway.

A few days ago, videos of the woman thrashing the man had surfaced on social media, with many calling for the woman’s arrest. In a two-minute-long video posted on social media, the woman can be seen slapping and hitting the man, alleging that the car hit her while she was walking. The video shows a traffic police constable standing by, trying to intervene and asking the woman to stop hitting him. Someone in the video, perhaps the one who recorded it, is heard commenting, “Arre badtameez aurat hai (This woman is ill-mannered).” The woman also allegedly broke the cab driver’s phone as well, who is heard saying, “Call the police, she has broken my phone.” At this point, the woman is seen holding the man by the collar, pushing him, and slapping him across the face multiple times.

The video was recorded on July 30 at the Kesari Kheda traffic crossing in Lucknow, according to reports. The incident caused a traffic jam at the spot as well. The woman had alleged that the cab driver misbehaved with her. When passers-by tried to intervene, the woman was seen hitting and arguing with them as well.

CCTV footage of the developments before the incident shows that the cab driver was initially speeding, and seems to have hit the brakes seeing the woman, who was crossing the road on the zebra crossing. Many users have pointed out that the cab driver may have been trying to cut through the signal though the traffic light was red, others alleged that the woman crossed the road when one signal was green. 

The victim Saadat Ali Siddiqui has lodged an FIR.

The Lucknow Police registered a case against the woman under sections 394, 427 of IPC after the social media uproar. #ArrestLucknowGirl has been trending on Twitter since Monday morning.

The CCTV footage of the incident also surfaced in which it is visible that the woman is crossing the road. The woman came in front of the car all of a sudden but the car did not collide with her, but still, she started beating the driver all of a sudden.

The police on the contrary had taken the cab driver and his accomplice to the police station on the complaint of the woman and fined them under section 151 for breach of peace. The woman was, however, released after giving a warning. However, now after the social media uproar, police have lodged a case against the woman.