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only if she promised that she would not join or support the NDA after the polls. A three-member delegation met senior BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui in Lucknow Monday to discuss the possibility of “Dalit-Muslim” unity at the national level In the aftermath of the Muzaffarnagar riots other Muslim outfits in UP also seem to be veering towards the BSP A delegation of the Jamiat-ulama-I-Hind (Mahmood Madani faction) too has reached out to the party to offer support for the coming polls “I am looking at Dalit-Muslim unity at the national level They have been oppressed and deprived for decades and can relate to each other’s plight Now it is for Mayawati to decide I met BSP MP Mohammed Salim Ansari and had decided that a delegation would meet BSP leaders on my behalf Yesterday that meeting took place ” Bukhari told The Indian Express For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Kanishka Singh | Updated: November 21 2016 1:44 pm Top experts in the country estimate that black money in cash is only about 1/20th of the black economy Top News Demonetisation has become the demon word for much of India’s population in recent weeks Though many agree with the policy others complain about the manner it was implemented It has been tough confusing desperate and smeared with dollops of patriotism perhaps to deviate the minds from its intricacies The question however is: will demonetisation actually put an end to black money which itself is a complicated entity and not restricted to currency At best the move is only curbing the black wealth accumulated in the form of cash and leaving out a massive amount of black wealth converted in form of gold shares foreign currency and other financial instruments away from the effects of demonetisation WATCH VIDEO Black money is essentially income which is generated on a regular basis via unscrupulous means or accumulated unaccounted wealth to evade taxes among other reasons It is a never ending exercise The largest source of black money in the country is tax evasion The government estimates that only about 3 per cent of Indians pay income taxes Further evasion of VAT service tax excise customs are way too common Top experts in the country estimate that black money in cash is only about 1/20th of the black economy Demonetisation is generally done in countries to save its economy from going bankrupt by immediately reducing liquidity in the system Financial institutions remain a little stable The secrecy angle is clearly not helping in implementation of this decision The current situation risks affecting production particularly in the agriculture sector The consumption will fall drastically as well CII has already estimated that retail sector has crashed by 50 percent In terms of production Kharif season has finished with the harvest in Maharashtra and northern states East and south will see the end by December When the time for sowing Rabi crop arrives and if it gets delayed as is being seen in parts of Punjab Haryana Gujarat etc the impact would be much more grave in southern India and eastern states WATCH VIDEO: How Demonetisation Impacts Rural Population In such a situation of disruption in production job creation is threatened and income generation is seriously undermined In the near future inflation rates will fall due to low levels of liquidity but in the longer run the risk is much higher for prices to increase sharply as the moment figures of low produce of Rabi crop are announced fears of shortage will drive up the prices Private investment industry has also taken a hit with investors holding on to their investments in times of heightened uncertainty Till there is some solid confidence instilled in the financial system investors are likely to hold investments even in lower interest rates Economists are predicting a fall in GDP for this year by around 05 per cent and is expected to be around 7 percent which is a major letdown The impact is expected to last around 4 quarters before the economy sees any growth in GDP and the quantum of growth realistically speaking is highly unlikely to touch figures it dropped from which is 76 per cent WATCH VIDEO:Aamir Khan On Demonetisation The informal sector which is the largest employer in the country primarily for unskilled workers is also expected to take a hit in for a lasting period The sector is driven mainly on money from financial institutions of the informal financial market These institutions include chit funds money lenders and hundis The major effect will be seen on the cash holdings of these bodies The dip in their holdings will take a while to come back to their previous levels It remains to be seen that if the sectors which can tap into banking credit or formal credit are able to bear the the tide For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Ayushi Astha | Published: January 23 2017 12:47 am For the past two weeks Presidency has been witness to some of the most erudite minds in the world as they put forth their ideas of what makes a university at the Global Education Summit Top News It has been 200 years since Presidency University was established For someone who calls Presidency home this is a moment not just of pride but also uncertainty Ours is an institution that counts amongst its alumni a president of India (Rajendra Prasad) a prime minister of Pakistan (Muhammad Ali Bogra) and a president of Bangladesh (Abu Sayeed Chowdhury) which places the onus of carrying forward this legacy on a young impressionable generation of students From where I see it the current students of Presidency appear akin to Atlas who was the link between the celestial skies and the Earth We acknowledge and appreciate the lessons that the hallowed halls of history teach us but we will never allow ourselves to be prisoners of the past For the past two weeks Presidency has been witness to some of the most erudite minds in the world as they put forth their ideas of what makes a university at the Global Education Summit From globalisation to the homogenisation of syllabi ideas were discussed debated and deliberated on — a process in which the students also had the opportunity to present their comments and questions The least liked part of all these lectures was when the chairperson had to nudge the students to bring the session to a close Nobel laureates had to bear with questioning about the efficacy of their methods and Padma Shri-awarded authors had to explain to an irate audience why they insisted upon killing off beloved characters The most significant thing about these lectures were that they were all organised to celebrate the past but they were all centred around the question of the future It is this synthesis of the past and the future that comes together to make the present so enriching Speaking of the past each year when the fresh batch of students come in they are told about the three ‘Ps’ of Presidency — Prem(love) Politics and Porashona (academics) — in elaborate detail by their seniors This time-tested tradition was recounted with mirth and wistfulness by the alumni who came to the university to be a part of the bicentennial celebrations For a lot of them however the new and improved infrastructure proved to be the show-stopper The renovated campus elicited a spectrum of reactions ranging from a nostalgia for the old Presidency to those who acknowledged that the older buildings were in need of modernisation and restoration The campus now has several massive walls dedicated to honouring our distinguished alumni A current student standing in front of a blank wall was heard proclaiming “Ei deoal ta aamar jonnye rekhechhe”(They have saved this blank wall for my name) So perhaps we can rest securely in the knowledge that the current generation at Presidency has great plans in store for the future In physics we are told that objects usually take the path of least resistance However this concept does not apply to student politics in Presidency where student protesters usually resort to the path of greatest resistance as an affirmation of their dissent Hunger strikes and picketing are a common phenomenon to the average Presidencian It is also very interesting to trace the evolution of student protests in this institution From banners and political meetings the locus of these demonstrations has been shifted to the virtual world where student politicians along with their supporters take to Facebook and Twitter to spread their propaganda It takes just a couple of hours after an event for posters and scathing online condemnations to surface and students show up for hunger strikes with tablets and laptops in tow The ever-present graffiti too has borrowed from its surroundings and taken a turn towards modernisation The painters of Presidency have been upping their game recently From the earlier slogans of inquilab the taglines of various political parties the artwork now is an adventurous amalgamation of Banksy’s work to a picture of Trump with a forked tongue in the shape of Hillary Clinton Of course there is always the stray “All Wall AISA” to keep us grounded We often make jokes that capitalism and white walls are the two most loathed things at 86/1 College Street College campuses are resilient places Stray dogs that are considered honorary Presidencians will grow up and eventually pass the artwork on the walls will fade or be painted over Generations will grow up and move beyond Presidency but it will always be home It will forever be a place that will play host to some our most treasured memories and moments To ask if the true spirit of Presidency lies in the past or the future is to draw an artificial dichotomy between the two because the past has been there all along to guide and correct us while the future shows us promise and potential and leads us by the hand But the foundation on which both the past and future lie upon is the present Happy Birthday Presidency You are neither 200 years old nor 200 years young Just 200 years ahead The writer 19 is an undergraduate student at Presidency University For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Javed Anand | Updated: October 25 2016 12:31 pm Supreme Court of India Top News The unfolding drama over the issues of triple talaq halala marriage and polygamy in and outside the Supreme Court of India opens up the larger question of whether the Islam of the mullahs and muftis is at odds with the principles of equality non-discrimination personal liberty and free choice enshrined in the Indian Constitution One often hears the reigning high priests of Indian Islam proclaim: We believe in Islam and we also have faith in the Indian Constitution In practice this often shows up as divided loyalty This is evident in the current debate as it was in the Haji Ali dargah controversy earlier Equally apparent is the emerging idea of Islam which is in conflict with the Islam of the orthodox but in consonance with constitutional values Some Muslims talk of “our Islam” vs “their Islam” WATCH VIDEO:Mumbai’s Haji Ali Dargah Trust to SC: Ready to give women access to sanctum sanctorum In the Haji Ali dargah case two Muslim women activists had petitioned the Bombay High Court asserting both their constitutional and Islamic rights to equal access on par with men to the sanctum sanctorum The trustees claimed their 2011-12 decision restricting women’s access was in accordance with Shariah law and therefore part of their constitutionally guaranteed right to religious freedom In July this year the high court ruled in favour of the women activists An appeal by the dargah’s trustees is now before the Supreme Court which has asked them to come up with a “progressive solution” The same conflict between orthodox Islam and the constitution is now in evidence with the petition of a Muslim woman victim of instant divorce from Uttarakhand Shayara Bano pending before the Supreme Court seeking the abolition of and declaration of triple talaq halala marriage and polygamy as unconstitutional Two other Muslim women — Afreen Rehman (Rajasthan) Ishrat Jahan (West Bengal) — and three Muslim women’s organisations — Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) Bebaak Collective and All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) — have lined up alongside Shayara Bano in the apex court Outside the court a group calling itself “Muslim men for gender justice” collected nearly 150 signatures in a day from over three dozen cities across the country in support of the women petitioners Significantly while the Bebaak Collective (a joint platform of several Muslim women’s groups) is focused on triple talaq halala marriage and polygamy being declared unconstitutional BMMA is hoping for a verdict which also deems these practices as “un-Islamic” WATCH VIDEO:PM Narendra Modi Bats For Equal Rights : Here What He Said On Triple Talaq Ranged against them is the All India Muslim Personal Law Board which has filed an affidavit staunchly defending triple talaq and polygamy arguing that the apex court must not interfere in Muslim personal law The Board is backed by the Jamiatul-ulema the Jamaat-e-Islami and other Muslim bodies What has provided extra charge to the orthodox position is the fact of the Muslim-unfriendly Modi government filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court which supports the women petitioners To them this is nothing but the first step towards enacting a uniform civil code on Indian Muslims in keeping with the sangh parivar’s long-standing agenda In the past while dealing with cases where a litigant invoked the right to freedom of religion (Article 25) the Supreme Court has based its verdicts on whether the practice in question was “an integral and essential part of [the] religion [concerned]” The Board and its supporters insist that triple talaq and polygamy are “an integral and essential part of Islam” What’s more it is claimed that Shariah law is God-given and therefore immutable If such be the case how is it that forget Shias even the Sunni Ahl-e-Hadith sect in India considers triple talaq unacceptable How has instant divorce been declared unlawful polygamy banned or made conditional in many Muslim-majority countries Is it not a fact that the entire Shariah corpus — compilation of opinions and rulings based on interpretations of the Quran and Ahadith — is man-made Why are Sunni ulema hell-bent on defending the continuance of triple talaq which is not only contrary to the unambiguous Quran injunction but which even according to them is “theologically repugnant” What except their male-centred worldview stops them from seeing the two-faceted nature of the Quranic stipulations concerning women: Some truly progressive by the prevailing cultural sensibilities at Islam’s birth some like “directive principles” pointing towards a far more egalitarian and gender just future society Will the Supreme Court revert to the “essentiality” criterion in the present case Or should it refrain from stepping on this “slippery slope” and limit itself as some legal luminaries suggest to the position that the constitutional right to freedom of religion (Article 25) is subservient to the equality non-discrimination and personal liberty principles that precede it Which approach the apex court adopts remains to be seen But one thing is clear The centuries-old Muslim male monopoly over the interpretation of Islam is under serious challenge Across the globe an increasing number of Muslim women and men are now doing their own reading of religious texts and coming to the same conclusion That the core values enshrined in the Quran are consonant with the fundamental rights and freedoms embedded in the Indian Constitution as also the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 The real conflict today then is between their “our Islam” and the supremacist misogynist “their Islam” of the patriarchs Islamic scholar Aziza Hibri keeps it simple: “Where there is no justice there is no Islam” Let the Board and its ardent supporters explain to the Supreme Court and the rest of us how triple talaq and polygamy practices are egalitarian or just The writer is general secretary Muslims for Secular Democracy and co-editor ‘Communalism Combat’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News 2014 1:01 am Related News Syed Ahmed Bukhari shahi imam of Jama Masjid, why not include festivals associated with other religions as well, ? and their use is “based on very weak evidence, Since it was set up in 2012, there is already a steam of rumours and possible leaks about the next-generation device. 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There is no justice for us. 2013 6:23 pm Related News Unhappy with acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in an anti-Sikh riots case, On Thursday, So, Either way,We have confirmed reports of three deaths in Malda.645 crore. considering how poor Baroda have been so far, download Indian Express App More Top Newsactors of the film and others under the relevant sections of the IPC, It also offers great colour like the 8 Plus.

said an official of the UP Power Corporation Limited. Besides Lalitpur,The West Bengal government has decided to distribute cows among the families living in panchayat areas across the state where rural polls are scheduled to be held in 2018. "It is worth mentioning that even in real estate sector the money for investments has been coming through financial institutions using maze of shell companies. she smiles.cancer.I am grateful to PM Cameron for his kind words.I am coming here after a gap of 12 years: PM modi 11:08 pm: Between two greatnations two vibrant democracies two wonderful people we are celebrating thisvery special relationship in this very special venue: PM Modi 11:07 pm: We will help deliver Indian smart cities: David Cameron 11:03 pm: India’s is Britain’s third biggest job creator: David Cameron 11:03 pm:When you’re taking India to the world’s top table we are with you: David Cameron 11:00 pm: Indian investment here are creating jobs for the British people and British investments are creating jobs in India This is what I call teamwork: David Cameron 10:58 pm: It is the most spectacular celebration of British Indian relations the country has ever seen: David Cameron 10:57 pm: PM Modi and UK PM meet schoolchildren who performed at London’s Wembley Stadium #ModiAtWembley pictwittercom/wrHFehyWph — ANI (@ANI_news) November 13 2015 //platformtwittercom/widgetsjs 10:56 pm: Our countries are used to meeting at cricket pitch: David Cameron 10:51 pm: Indian national anthem being played out at Wembley Stadium 10:50 pm: PM Modi arrives with UK PM David Cameron on stage at Wembley Stadium 10:45 pm: PM Narendra Modi at London’s Wembley Stadium meets the organisers #ModiInUK #ModiAtWembley pictwittercom/dKsteGKQuC — ANI (@ANI_news) November 13 2015 10:42 pm: Modi about to address the diaspora 10:34 pm: The moment that the Indian Diaspora has been waitg for is almost here PM arrives for his address at Wembley Stadium pictwittercom/U43C5reIWk — Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) November 13 2015 10:20 pm: Rendition of “Vande Mataram” at London’s Wembley Stadium #ModiInUK pictwittercom/yZW82oGMYM — ANI (@ANI_news) November 13 2015 10:05 pm: The London Philharmonic Orchestra perform at London’s Wembley Stadium #ModiInUK pictwittercom/ylE7mAXeLX — ANI (@ANI_news) November 13 2015 9:57 pm: Medley of Punjabi dhol Maharashtrian dhol Tasha and pipe band rocks London’s Wembley Stadium #ModiInUK pictwittercom/xOHiAzgdB3 — ANI (@ANI_news) November 13 2015 9:51 pm: Live on Periscope soon Prime Ministers David Cameron and Narendra Modi #ModiInUK #ModiAtWembley pictwittercom/5QoNdBsafE — Foreign Office (FCO) (@foreignoffice) November 13 2015 9:43 pm:Musician Jay Sean performing at Wembley Stadium 9:37 pm: February 24 1961; Her Majesty The Queen at the Atomic Energy Centre at Trombay @BritishMonarchy pictwittercom/9FJNl3zhds — PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 13 2015 9:30 pm: After lunch The Queen showed PM @narendramodi a display of artefacts from the #RoyalCollection #ModiInUK pictwittercom/ghVSzeAW2e — BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) November 13 2015 9:30 pm: Here’s one of items The Queen showed @PMOIndia @narendramodi – a lace shawl made from yarn spun by Mahatma #Gandhi pictwittercom/IIDkvl03xv — BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) November 13 2015 9:21 pm:Live telecast of Wembley stadium event begins PM Modi’s speech at approx 10:45PM IST 9:20 pm: Indian Singer Alisha Chinoy performs Made in India at UK 8:50 pm: Wembley Stadium gears up to welcome PM Modi who will address the Indian diaspora tonight #ModiInUK pictwittercom/mAcHPcRsqK — ANI (@ANI_news) November 13 2015 8:08 pm: Indians from 1500 UK towns reaching to hear PM Modi speak 7:55 pm:My biggest takeaway is the way bond between India-UK is really developing- Dixit Joshi (MD Deutsche Bank) 7:42 pm:Businessmen will look for an environment that is stable & will look for opportunity: Dixit Joshi (MD Deutsche Bank) 7:40 pm:PM Narendra Modi to address the Indian diaspora later in the day at Wembley Stadium 7:21 pm: Building on the bonds of history PM @narendramodi calls on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II pictwittercom/G32VT8lM7c — Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) November 13 2015 7:20 pm: Her Majesty The Queen with PM @narendramodi at Buckingham Palace @BritishMonarchy pictwittercom/tDVAuz0D6P — PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 13 2015 7:16 pm: PM Narendra Modi meets Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace #ModiInUK pictwittercom/ekJ3hMNDsz — ANI (@ANI_news) November 13 2015 6:57 pm: PM Narendra Modi meets Queen Elizabeth ll at Buckingham Palace #ModiInUK pictwittercom/PL6pqVn9MP — ANI (@ANI_news) November 13 2015 6:50 pm: PM Narendra Modi reaches Buckingham Palace will have lunch with Queen Elizabeth ll #ModiInUK pictwittercom/IFBwJsfbFp — ANI (@ANI_news) November 13 2015 6:45 pm: Knew we could rely on the RAF Red Arrows to put on a #GREAT show for #India Prime Minister Modi’s visit #ModiInUK pictwittercom/rEFYxHue7j — Hugo Swire (@HugoSwire) November 13 2015 //platformtwittercom/widgetsjs 6:42 pm: PM Narendra Modi reaches Buckingham Palace to attend lunch to be hosted by Queen Elizabeth II #ModiInUK pictwittercom/9Wo0sPcPYa — ANI (@ANI_news) November 13 2015 6:42 pm: British Queen hosts lunch for PM Modi 6:38 pm: I request PM to care abt farmers committing suicide in India: PM Modi’s supporter outside Wembley Stadium #ModiInUK pictwittercom/8eS6a02CUf — ANI (@ANI_news) November 13 2015 6:30 pm: Seen outside Wembley Stadium in London #ModiInUK pictwittercom/x466oESrh1 — ANI (@ANI_news) November 13 2015 5:30 pm: India-UK are economically made for each other this relationship has to be driven by private sector CEO’s: PM Modi pictwittercom/HjI1YGmRHn — ANI (@ANI_news) November 13 2015 5:20 pm:We want to develop our Railway stations in PPP Defence manufacturing is backbone of Make in India: PM Modi at India-UK CEOs forum Prime Minister Narendra Modi left listens as Prime Minister David Cameron talks right during the CEO Forum inside 10 Downing Street in London Friday Nov 13 2015 on the second day of his visit to the UK Modi and Cameron both vowed Thursday to use UK knowhow and investment to help modernize the world’s largest democracy India (Stefan Wermuth/Pool via AP) 5:11 pm:People from UK and India are easily compatible with each other this in itself is a big advantage: PM Modi at India UK CEOs forum 5:06 pm: Both have political will to take our economic relationship forward: UK PM Cameron at India-UK CEOs Forum #ModiInUK pictwittercom/Q50y4XGvbL — ANI (@ANI_news) November 13 2015 5:00 pm: PM Narendra Modi and UK PM David Cameron at India-UK CEOs Forum #ModiInUK pictwittercom/iPOK1hVf1V — ANI (@ANI_news) November 13 2015 4:17 pm:Vodafone’s announcement of a 13-billion pound investment package for India has been highlighted as a “big positive story” of the visit as the company has been at the centre of taxation rows in the past 4:16 pm: Earlier in the day PM @narendramodi planted an oak sapling at Chequers and exchanged gifts with PM @David_Cameron pictwittercom/hIAOpArvOJ — Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) November 13 2015 4:16 pm:“It was a full day of engagement which included the conclusion of a civil nuclear agreement Details of this will become clear over time but it involves a full chain agreement which will cover research and exchange of best practices… it opens up a whole world of opportunities for both countries” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said 4:16 pm:Deals worth nearly 92-billion pounds have already been announced which include 28 business-to-business agreements 4:04 pm:“We have rationalised the capital gains tax regime for Real Estate Investment Trusts… We have taken several initiatives for transparency and online processing in IP administration A comprehensive National IPR policy is being finalised” he told the gathering 4:04 pm:Key issues expected to be raised include taxation foreign direct investment (FDI) and intellectual property rights (IPR) all of which Modi sought to pre-empt in his speech at a business meet at the Guildhall last evening 4:01 pm:“The two Prime Ministers welcomed the first meeting of the reconstituted India-UK CEOs Forum This Forum will be tasked with advising the Prime Ministers about the trade and investment opportunities and challenges” the joint statement issued by Modi and Cameron said 4:00 pm: Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry will head the Forum and will be joined by Bharti Enterprises chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal Tata Consultancy Services CEO and managing director N Chandrasekaran and Bharat Forge chairman Baba Kalyani at 11 Downing Street next to British Prime Minister David Cameron’s office 3:35 pm: Presented PM @David_Cameron a specially handcrafted pair of bookends made of wood marble and silver @Number10gov pictwittercom/5oyma9nhTL — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 13 2015 3:30 pm: A lovely fall morning at Chequers as the Prime Ministers hold a private tete-a-tete to begin 2nd day of engagements pictwittercom/3ZwqhqF5yr — Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) November 13 2015 For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Jalandhar | Updated: August 6 2016 10:41 pm Top News Senior RSS leader Brig (retd) Jagdish Gagneja was on Saturday shot at by some bike-borne persons at Jyoti Chowk area in Jalandhar police said Jalandhar Commissioner of Police Arpit Shukla said Gagneja Sah-sarsanghchalak of RSS’s Punjab unit was shot at around 9 PM near Makhdumpura colony He was rushed to a private hospital where his condition is stated to be critical Local BJP MLA Manoranjan Kalia said that three bullets hitGagneja Police have started probe in the matter Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Amarinder Singh condemned the attack on the RSS leader “Such nefarious designs deserve to be nipped in the bud lest these push Punjab into anarchy” he said in a statement People may not agree or approve of RSS ideology but in a democracy everyone has a right to pursue his political and ideological beliefs Amarinder said “Such intimidation is unacceptable” he said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by RAMENDRA SINGH | Lucknow | Updated: July 2 2016 10:45 am Former BSP leader Swami Prasad Maurya at a state-wide supporters meeting in Lucknow on Friday (Express Photo) Top News Launching yet another offensive against Mayawati former BSP general secretary Swami Prasad Maurya Friday alleged that “like Vijay Mallya escaped from the country” the BSP supremo too was planning to flee from India after collecting money by selling the party tickets for elections The Padrauna MLA who had last week quit the BSP also hinted at floating a new political outfit as he displayed a show of strength in Lucknow and vowed to “unite all those who have left the BSP and form a sea of people in which Mayawati will drown” Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Addressing a gathering of his supporters in Gomti Nagar Extension Maurya said a person who has been the chief minister four times wouldn’t care for money but that is not the case with Mayawati “She wants to collect crores of rupees and flee from India The way Vijay Mallya recently escaped from this country she too is going to leave with crores of rupees I am making this apprehension public so that the BSP workers become cautious She does not want to win elections or make you an MLA She only wants to fill her coffers and vanish” Maurya alleged Maurya claimed he “did not tire of” calling her “a goddess” but found that she was not only steeped in corruption but has “killed the mission of B R Ambedkar and ideology of BSP founder Kanshi Ram” He alleged that Mayawati does not want a worker or leader but only “collection agents” who can scout for rich people and get them to meet her for party tickets Maurya who was the Leader of Opposition in UP Assembly before he quit BSP also threatened to expose what he called “Mayawati’s black book” and said Mayawati must issue a “white paper about how Rs 2000 crore reached the accounts of 50 companies owned by her family members” after she lost power in UP Maurya said Kanshi Ram used to give 60 per cent tickets to backward castes who form 56 per cent population of the state but Mayawati reduced it to less than 10 per cent Those who never supported BSP and form only 4 per cent of the population have been getting over 130 tickets Invoking Chandragupta Maurya the founder of Mauryan empire and his grandson Ashoka —both icons for the Maurya-Kushwaha community — along with Kanshi Ram Ambedkar and Shahuji Maharaj Maurya said he will provide “an alternative in UP” At the meeting former ministers including Daddu Prasad and Bhagwati Prasad nearly one dozen former BSP MLAs and MLCs and one sitting MLA Uday Lal Maurya who has been expelled from party were present on the dais Claiming the support of over 10 sitting BSP MLAs Maurya said they were in touch with him and will come out in the open at an opportune time He asked his supporters to give in writing whether they wanted him to float a new outfit or join a political party Maurya said he will go through the suggestions and hold a rally on September 22 Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan In a dig at Mayawati Maurya said she had the wrong impression that only she could fill up the venue which is the biggest rally ground in the state capital For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Pranav Kulkarni | Published: August 17 2014 12:05 am Related News A crumpled half-torn paper certifies that Manna Singh a sepoy in the first battalion of the 2nd Punjab Regiment British Indian army has been discharged of his services and been paid all his arrears The paper in English and Urdu mentions his date of discharge as May 15 1923 and his tenure as nine years five months The document is the only tangible legacy of Manna Singh’s participation in the First World War Every other war-related insignia was lost to Partition When Singh’s wife Goma Wanti fled Lahore in 1947 in the ensuing chaos she left behind the British War Victory Medal awarded to Singh as well as some photos and articles Today the discharge certificate is glued taped and laminated and also stored as a scanned image in the laptop of Manna Singh’s grandson Satbir Singh Chadha a 25-year-old mechanical engineer Chadha digitised the certificate after British and Indian government agencies approached the family for a World War I centenary commemoration project that will include the publication of a coffee table book as well as holding of exhibitions A native of Hudwal village in Kaimalpur district now in Pakistan Singh took part in World War I campaigns in Turkey Russia France and Iraq He retired in 1923 and set up a grocery shop in Hudwal “He was a true patriot and personally knew Sarhad (Frontier) Gandhi Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan He had erected a 30-foot tricolour over our shop And no British officer dared remove it He had a strong built” says his 75-year-old daughter Balbir Kaur In 1944 when he passed away from food poisoning “the British came and asked my mother if they could remove the flag before daring to take it off” she says After his death the family shifted to Lahore “Our mother was his second wife She went to Lahore with her seven children During Partition we came to Karnal Haryana leaving everything behind except my father’s torn certificate” says his 75-year-old son Kulbir Singh Chadha a retired government officer The certificate helped Goma Wanti get a clerical job in Karnal jail that helped her raise her children She passed away in 1972 and did not pass on stories of her husband’s war campaigns to her children However despite little knowledge of his army life his 84-year-old son Harbachan Singh Chadha says he “felt inspired” enough to work in the Army briefly before he joined the Punjab transport department Singh’s three sons and their families now live in a modest house in Rajpura Punjab For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsTwo dreams that we are working towards – a clean India and India with 24/7 electricity: PM Modi. then Director of PAFL Industries Ltd, For all the 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