Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reportedly launched the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi, which is the home to over 125 crore people of Indian origin. He thanked the crown prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for the approval of the temple.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, taking a dig at BJP, said that if BJP had a film franchise it would be called ‘Lie Hard’ referencing the American action series ‘Die Hard’. Gandhi said that lies like putting Rs 15 lakh each in bank accounts, the 2G spectrum case and the Modi model are coming out.
After visiting cyclone Ockhi-hit areas in Kanyakumari on Tuesday, PM Modi reportedly announced that Rs 325 crore will be allocated to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Lakshadweep. Several fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Kerala who went to the ocean for fishing during the cyclone went missing and the status of many is still unknown.
According to reports, Congress ally in Gujarat Alpesh Thakor on Tuesday claimed that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got ‘fair skin complexion’ because he eats mushrooms every day that is imported from Taiwan, which costs Rs 80,000 per piece. He also reportedly added that the PM earlier had ‘dark skin complexion’ like he does. He alleged that Modi eats five of such mushrooms every day which amounts to Rs 1.2 crore every month.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a rally in Gujarat, which is presently in polls, said that the Congress was “entrapped” in the blue whale challenge, indirectly hinting that the party would commit suicide (in other words, die a natural death). He also added that people will get to see the final episode on December 18 (day of results). The election rallies of BJP and Congress have seen both parties engaging in mud-slinging against each other.
In an election-related rally in Gujarat, which is presently in polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Pakistan had a hand in fixing the election results. This resulted in a huge backlash from the Pakistan government, which retorted that India needs to fix its own issues than looking for others to blame. The latest to join the brigade of ones giving brickbats to the PM is former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who called for Modi to apologise for his inappropriate and ill-thought statement.
In a press meet on Wednesday, actor Vishal said, “I am an independent candidate. I’m not sure why they’re targeting me.” “I’m contesting as an Indian, not as a politician,” he added. Notably, the actor’s nomination for RK Nagar bypoll was earlier dismissed by the Election Commission and he also took it to Twitter and addressed the issue to the Prime Minister and the President of India.
To the people, I look upto, Hon @narendramodi & Hon @rashtrapatibhvn— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) December 6, 2017
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.
On Tuesday, PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Hyderabad Metro Rail project. Reports say, the 30km-long first phase of the metro will have 24 stations. PM Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao reportedly travelled by the metro from Miyapur to Kukatpally, and back. He is later scheduled to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad
Prime Minister Modi arrived in Chennai on Monday at around 9.55am to take part in two events in the city. Meanwhile, flight operations at Chennai airport were reportedly delayed from 20 minutes to an hour till 10.30am on Monday. TOI reports say, due to VIP movement, several planes were told to hold for about 20 minutes before they could land. As elaborate security arrangements were reportedly made on the route between INS Adyar to Madras University Campus and at Raja Annamalai Puram, over 10,000 police personnel were said to be deployed to manage the slow traffic.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with King of Bhutan, the Queen and their son on Wednesday during their four-day visit to India. PM Modi gifted an official football from the FIFA U-17 World Cup to the young prince of Bhutan and shared it on Twitter. The photo of the young prince with the Prime Minister is winning the hearts of many on social media.
Presented the Prince of Bhutan an official football from the FIFA U-17 World Cup and a chess set. pic.twitter.com/91xLRURPnJ— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 1, 2017
Famous mimicry artist and comedian Shyam Rangeela reportedly told that he was asked not to mimic Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi when he did a skit for the reality show "The Great Indian Laughter Challenge". "I got a chance to be a part of this show because of my mimicry. But when I gave my first performance while mimicking Modiji and Rahul, I was informed to do some other act. Then I was informed that I can't do the Modi act and can mimic Rahul”, Shyam reportedly told IANS.
Maharashtra BJP MP Nana Patole on Friday reportedly said that PM Narendra Modi does not like being questioned on the government’s plans from his own party colleagues. Patole reportedly claimed that Modi had asked him to shut up after he made suggestions at a party meeting. "When PM is asked questions, he asks you if you have read the party manifesto and... government schemes", Patole said as per reports.
According to reports, social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi declaring another round of agitation over the government for its delay in appointing a Lokpal and Lokayukta even after three years in power. Hazare reportedly wrote that he will reveal the date and venue of his agitation in the national capital in his next letter.