Hello, What a week it has been! It was a week where a united Opposition sent shivers down the spine of the BJP. It was a week when the misdeeds of the Modi Government were laid out bare in front of the people of the country. But most importantly, this week will be remembered as one where Congress President Rahul Gandhi educated PM Modi on what it means to be a Hindustani.  In his speech during the no-confidence motion brought against the Modi Government, Congress President Rahul Gandhi stole the show and won millions of hearts around the country. In a scathing attack on the Modi Government, the Congress President addressed a gamut of issues including the rise of mob violence and lynchings around the country, lack of women’s safety, the failure of PM Modi to address the concerns of farmers, and the unprecedented rise of corruption under the BJP. Right from social issues to the economy - the Congress President exposed every failure of the Modi…

India records less than 50,000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours for first time since July...

The 46,790 new cases of the coronavirus disease and 587 related deaths in the last 24 hours have taken India’s infection tally to 7,597,063, according to the health ministry.

from Hindustan Times - india

Pak ISI finds its inspiration in IS tactics, preps to rain drone bombs in J&K

India is prepared to carry out retaliatory strikes using drones if Pakistan-based terrorists use the flying machines to target Indian security installations

from Hindustan Times - india

UP gets most applications under PM's street vendors' scheme: Adityanath

Adityanath also asked UP’s chief secretary to regularly monitor the progress of the scheme under which street vendors can get working capital up to Rs 10,000 at a subsidised rate of interest.

from Hindustan Times - india

Second terrorist killed in J-K's Shopian after hours-long encounter, says army ...

Officials said the operation began when security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Zainapora’s Melhora on Monday after receiving information about the presence of terrorists in the area.

from Hindustan Times - india

CP Rahul Gandhi Presided His First Congress Working Committee Meet


The last week marked a significant milestone in the congress party's run-up to the 2019 General Election campaign as Congress President Rahul Gandhi Presided over his first Extended Congress Working Committee.

Right from the Independence struggle , the CWC has always been a unit that sought to give a voice to every citizen of the country. Congress Working Committee in the past have been instrumental in making decisions that helped steer our young democracy in the direction of ideas of tolerance, respect, and secularism that form the foundation of India.

With the new Congress Working Committee, Mr Gandhi has struck a wonderful balance between senior leaders and young voices of India. The new CWC is a refection of Congress President Rahul Gandhi's vision for India and it consist of individuals who represent the massive diversity of our country. The CWC's delibrations and actions led our country to achieve Independence from colonial rule. In these difficult times, the new CWC will, yet again, rise up to the occasion and restore the ideals of our Constitution by leading the Congress Party to victory next year.

In one of the major new breaks of the week, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's lies in the Parliament stood exposed as the Congress party mounted a fresh attack on the Narendra Modi goverment over the Rafael Deal (more like, Rafael Scam). This Scam has looted the indian taxpayer of Rs 1,30,000 crore and the Prime Minister still refuses to come clean.

Shockingly, the Defence Minister's statement massively contradict the ones issued by her own goverment. Despite being questioned on the Rafael Deal in Parliament by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, neither the defense minister nor PM Modi have given a satisfactory explanation for why the deal was inflated and then taken away from a PSU like HAL ( Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd) and given awayy to a private corporate friend of the Prime Minister.

Several questions about this deal remain unanswered and the Modi government lies stand exposed in front of the nation.
The Rafael Deal pertains to the defense of our country, and the fact that PM Modi would care more about his friends than about national security merely goes on to show where the priorities and loyalties of the BJP lie.

The Modi government's incompetence in stemming the rise of black money was also exposed by the Congress party last week in a press conference. New data shows that the mojority of money flowing into the country after 2014 is from tax haven countries. With a new scam breaking out every week, it is no surprise then that the Modi govenment has failed to deliver on its promise of curbing black money. In fact, as we have seen over the past 4 years, the Modi government has actively aided and abetted all those who have stolen money from India and fled off to foreign lands without any consequences.

Speaking of looting, last week also saw a devolopment in the case of PM Modi's "Mehul Bhai" who fled the country after engaging in the nation's biggest bank loot. While Nirav "Chota" Modi remains far away from the hands of law, it turns out that PM Modi's "Mehul Bhai" has acquired the passport of Antigua and Barbuda. The fact that he was able to do this despite being an accused in India's largest bank loot raises serious question about the commitment of PM Modi's government in bringing him to justice.

It can be safely assumed that a bank looter cannot secure the passport of a new country without friends in high places. While we understand that he might be "Mehul Bhai" to our PM Modi, the job of the government is to bring criminals to justice regardless of who they are and who they might be close to. It is time for the nation to remind our PM about his Rajdharma yet again. While we are sure that he will continue to remain mum over this, we can sitll reassure ourselves by remembering thi: Bas Ek Aur Saal.

We are all aware of the growing menace of online bullying and trolling ever since PM Modi came to power. On social media platforms , anyone that disagrees with or criticism PM Modi is routinely subjected to a volley of abuses and trolling. Women on social media have also been subjected to profanity and rape threats. Sadly, a vast mojority of these bullies and trolls are also followed by the PM himself. Amidst such an environment, it is important for us to understand how bullying works and to equip ourselves with the necesary tools to fight this online menace.

Last week, the congress party conducted an anti-bully workshop which saw personalities from all walks of life address young Indians about how to deal with government sponsored trolls. Organised in association with Rajiv Gandhi institute for Contemporary Studies, this workshop raised some important issues about contemporary online discourse in India, the Modi government's support and sponsorship of online bullies, and also about means and ways to combat these trolls.

And this closes my roundup of the week gone by,I wish you all a wonderful week ahead and encourage you to keep fighting the good fight but with a lot of love and tolerance.