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The Bharatiya Janata Party has started the ‘Sufi Samvad’ program to reach out to the Muslim community. Facing the 2024 general elections, this responsibility has been entrusted to the party’s minority front.
According to The Hindu newspaper, for this the BJP has formed a team of 150 apolitical people.
According to the newspaper, BJP Minority Front Chairman Jamal Siddiqui said this was done on the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reach out to the Sufi community who advocate peace and harmony.
According to the newspaper, the programme’s media coordinator, Yasir Jilani, said that people working at Sufi shrines in 30 states have gathered at the BJP headquarters for Sufi dialogue.
He said the purpose of the program is to go among the Muslim community. With the help of this Sufi dialogue program, the Muslim community will be told that Narendra Modi’s government has worked for everyone, regardless of caste, creed or community.
According to the newspaper, different programs will be organized across the country under the Sufi dialogue. Most of the programs will be carried out keeping in mind those districts where the Muslim population is 20 percent or more.
States like Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Kerala, Bihar and Telangana will be included in the programme, while special attention will be given to districts like Saharanpur, Meerut, Rampur and Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.
Through Sufi dialogue, there is an exercise to publicize the schemes that the Narendra Modi government is running and its benefits among the Muslim community.
March of opposition MPs halted at Vijay Chowk
On Wednesday, opposition leaders tried to march on the Enforcement Directorate headquarters, demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee, or JPC, in Adani’s case, but were stopped by Delhi police at Vijay Chowk.
The Indian Express newspaper has given this news a front page spot. According to the newspaper, opposition leaders said that leaders of 18 parties participated in this march.
The opposition says the BJP government in the Center is attacking Rahul Gandhi to divert attention from the Adani case.
According to the newspaper, the Trinamool Congress did not participate in this demonstration, nor is the TMC among those demanding a JPC investigation into the Adani case along with the opposition.
Along with TMC, the Nationalist Congress Party also did not participate in the demonstration.
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, who took part in the protest, said: “We are all going to the Enforcement Directorate, but the government has stopped us. The government does not want us to remove any march.”
“One person ruined LIC, SBI and other banks. People have deposited their hard-earned money in these institutions with confidence, but all their money has been given to one person.”
Rahul Gandhi’s New Attack
Rahul Gandhi accused India of awarding missile and radar upgrade contracts to a dubious foreign company called Elara, owned by Adani.
The Telegraph newspaper has given this story a place on its front page. The newspaper has written in its news about Rahul Gandhi’s tweet in which he asked who controls the Elara company? And why is India’s national security compromised by ceding control of strategic defense equipment to unknown foreign companies?
According to the newspaper, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh says the Mauritius-based Elara India Opportunities Fund is a co-owner of Bangalore-based defense firm Alpha Design Technologies. Adani Defense Systems and Technologies has a 26 percent stake in this and the Elara Fund has a 25.65 percent stake directly and through an intermediary company.
Jairam Ramesh alleges that as of December 2022, Elara India Opportunities Fund held shares worth Rs 24,600 crore, of which 99% or Rs 24,335 crore was held by three companies, Adani Enterprises, Adani Transmission and Adani Total Gas. were made.
21 year old girls for marriage
According to The Hindu newspaper, the government says the 2021 Child Marriage Amendment Bill will come into force two years after it passes Parliament.
In the Child Marriage Amendment Bill 2021, the government decided to raise the age of marriage for girls from 18 to 21.
According to the newspaper, the government says that in these two years the people will be ready for this necessary reform.
The bill is currently in the standing committee of parliament. According to the newspaper, the Ministry of Women and Child Development told the Rajya Sabha that it included the Indian Christian Marriage Act 1872, the Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act 1936, the Muslim Personal Law Enforcement Act ( Shariat) of 1937, the Special Marriage Act of 1954, the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955 and the Foreign Marriage Act. There are provisions to amend the 1969 Act in relation to the minimum age of marriage.
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