After the sad demise of Jayalalithaa, the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, RK Nagar Constituency is in news headlines with many incidents.
The latest incident connecting with RK Nagar and its Bypoll is the rejection of nomination filed by Tamil Actor Vishal.
Now, Being one of the most talked about issues in town right now, the rejection of Vishal’s nomination is heating up.
Vishal first took to Twitter to confirm that the fact that his nomination was dismissed is real and he expressed his disappointment.
After that, Vishal takes the next step by escalating this issue to the Prime Minister and the President of India, through Twitter. He Tweeted, “To the people, I look upto, Hon @narendramodi & Hon @rashtrapatibhvn. I am Vishal,I hope u r aware of wats happening in the RK Nagar Election process in Chennai. My nomination was accepted & later rejected. Totally unfair. I bring this to your notice & I hope justice prevails.”
Will this help solve the issues that are currently taking place or not? Let us wait to find out.
HOWEVER, THE FORMER US PRESIDENT DECLINED TO REVEAL THE PM'S REPLY.
Former US President Barack Obama on Friday said he had "privately" told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that a country should not be divided on sectarian lines and emphasised how the Indian society needed to cherish that Muslims in the country identify themselves as Indians which is not common for minorities in many other countries.
"A country shouldn't be divided on sectarian lines and that is something I have told Prime Minister Modi in person as well as to people in America...People see the differences between each other much too vividly and miss the commonalities. Commonalities are always based on gender and we need to focus on that," Obama said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.
Asked how Modi responded to his private message on religious tolerance, Obama dodged a straight reply, saying his goal was not to disclose his private conversations.
But he said India's majority community and government needed to cherish the fact that minorities, particularly Muslims, in India identify themselves as part of the nation.
"For a country like India where there is a Muslim population that is successful, integrated and considers itself as Indian - which is not the case in some other countries, this should be nourished and cultivated," the former US President said.
He said in a democracy the most important office was not the office of the President or a Prime Minister but the office of the citizen who needed to question themselves about which ideology they encourage with their support to particular politician.
"When you see a politician doing something questionable, ask yourself 'Am I supporting this?'. Politicians are like mirrors which reflect the community's view. If communities across India are saying they won't fall prey to division, then it will strengthen the hand of politicians who feel that way."
Around 54,000 petrol pumps to go on nation-wide strike on 13 October to seek fulfilment of pending demands
Around 54,000 petrol pumps all over India will go on a day long strike on 13 October in support of their long-pending demands, a petrol pump operators association official said here on Saturday.
Federation Of Maharashtra Petrol Dealers Association (Fampeda) president Uday Lodh said that a decision on the issue was taken at the first joint meeting of United Petroleum Front (UPF), an umbrella organization of three nationwide organisations of all petrol dealers.
The demands include implementation of the pending agreement signed with oil marketing companies on 4 November, 2016, scrapping unfair penalties imposed under Marketing Discipline Guidelines, and approved but not given dealer margins.
Besides, the UPF has expressed concern over the losses to both consumers and dealers over the daily changing prices of oil products and bringing petroleum products under GST, said Lodh.
"As the first step, we shall stop buying and selling petrol/diesel at all the 54,000 pumps in the country on 13 October. If our demands are not accepted, then from 27 October, we will launch an indefinite nationwide strike," Lodh said.
Meanwhile, a petrol dealer said that the decision to combine the three top dealers' association under an umbrella organisation UPF would result in better coordination and uniform action to fight for their common demands with the OMCs.
The Goods and Services Tax council, apart from letting small businesses pay taxes on a quarterly basis rather than monthly, had also slashed taxes on 27 items including Khakra, a crispy snack in Gujarat.
DWARKA: On a two-day visit to Gujarat that heads for elections later this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the changes made to the Goods and Services Tax that eases compliance rules was a cause for celebration.
"Diwali has come early for our citizens due to decisions taken in the Goods and Services Tax council," said PM Modi, who has called steps taken to simplify the GST regime a reflection of the government's constant endeavour to safeguard citizens' interest and ensure the economy grows.
The GST Council had carried out major changes to the national tax regime introduced in July on Saturday following complaints from businesses and amid criticism from the opposition over the way GST has been implemented.
The council, apart from letting small businesses pay taxes on a quarterly basis rather than monthly, had also slashed taxes on 27 items including Khakra, a crispy snack in Gujarat.
PM Modi, speaking at a function to lay the foundation stone of a bridge in Dwarka, said Saturday's review was in line with the government's promise when GST was rolled out in July. "We had said we will study all aspects relating to GST for 3 months, including the shortcomings," he said.
PM's Modi's two-day visit comes just days before the Election Commission is expected to announce the election schedule for elections in Gujarat, kicking in the model code of conduct that will restrict the government from starting any new work in the state or even make any promises.
This is PM Modi's fourth visit this year to the state
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