B’day boy Modi doles out good­ies to trib­als

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Gandhinagar: Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi chose to make his 66th birth­day spe­cial by spend­ing time with his mother, trib­als, and the dif­fer­ently abled ( di­vyangs).

Af­ter spend­ing 25 min­utes with his mother at her Gandhinagar res­i­dence, the PM ar­rived at the Limkheda town of Da­hod dis­trict, where he ad­dressed trib­als and in­au­gu­rated a Rs 4,800- crore water sup­ply project for the parched re­gion.

Prais­ing trib­als for their con­tri­bu­tion to the 1857 re­volt against Bri­tish Raj, he said: “Trib­als from this land of Govind Guru have made un­matched con­tri­bu­tion dur­ing the 1857 re­volt. I pay my trib­utes. One must not for­get that trib­als from Da­hod have strug­gled for more than a cen­tury. The his­tory of In­dia’s free­dom strug­gle is in­com­plete with­out their men­tion,” Modi said at Limkheda.

“Trib­als in this re­gion are forced to mi­grate to other parts of the state as they are un­able to en­gage in farm­ing for want of ad­e­quate ir­ri­ga­tion fa­cil­i­ties. I un­der­stood the re­gion’s re­quire­ment for water, back when I was the state’s CM,” Modi said. Chief min­is­ter Vi­jay Ru­pani was also present at the event. Bi­jnor: Even as Ut­tar Pradesh po­lice booked 28 in­di­vid­u­als un­der 10 sec­tions of the In­dian Pe­nal Code ( IPC) in con­nec­tion with the Bi­jnor killings, in an un­canny re­sem­blance to the Dadri lynch­ing case, IPC sec­tions for crim­i­nal con­spir­acy have not been evoked against the ac­cused. Among other charges un­der which the ac­cused were booked in­clude, mo­lest­ing women, ri­ot­ing, mur­der, at­tempt to mur­der and so on.

The first in­for­ma­tion re­port ( FIR) filed by the UP po­lice in con­nec­tion with the killing of three mem­bers of a Mus­lim fam­ily in Bi­jnor has named a to­tal of 28 mem­bers of the Jat com­mu­nity as ac­cused. The FIR, ac­cessed by dna, also sheds light on the al­leged com­mu­nal an­gle to the mur­ders as the com­plainant re­veals the con­ver­sa­tions that ap­par­ently took place be­tween him and some of

Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi in­ter­acts with his mother on his birth­day in Gandhinagar on Sat­ur­day. — PTI

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