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RNI NUMBER: RAJENG/2019/77764 | VOL 5 | ISSUE NO. 299 | PAGES 12 | `3.00 Rajasthan’s Own English Newspaper
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A HISTORIC MOMENT: NaMo TO BECOME THE FIRST PM
TO ADDRESS AN ELECTION MEETING IN PUSHKAR TODAY
MODILOOKSTOWINRAJ’S‘HEART’
FROMLORDBRAHMA’SCITY!
KARTIKEY DEV SINGH
day after addressing a
massive public meeting
in Churu, Prime Minister
Narendra Modi is all set
to address yet another massive rally,
but this time in the ‘heart’ of Ra-
jasthan i.e. Pushkar. Located at a
stone’s throw from Ajmer city; which
is enclosed by Marwar, Mewar, Had-
oti and Dhundhar making the region
a literal heart of the state; the town of
Pushkar, revered for its Temple dedi-
cated to Lord Brahma, will become
witness to a first of its kind of event
when any Prime Minister would alight
here and hold a public meeting. Inter-
estingly, prior to PM Modi’s visit on
Saturday, no other Prime Minister has
ever held a political rally in the town
ever. Thus, this meeting of Modi’s
holds special significance since it will
send a message to Hindus across not
just Rajasthan but across the length
and breadth of the nation that Modi
and BJP are devout followers of the
Hindutva cause; thus setting the nar-
rative for the battle 2024!
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will
land at Pushkar helipad around 12
noon on Saturday. After this, he will
address the public meeting organised
at the fair ground. BJP candidate from
Ajmer — Bhagirath Choudhary —
and BJP candidate from Nagaur —
Jyoti Mirdha — will be present in the
public meeting.
Modi will address an election rally
targeting the Ajmer and Nagaur Lok
Sabha constituencies on Saturday.
From the political point of view,
Modi’s meeting is considered ex-
tremely important.
For the first time, Prime Minister
Narendra Modi is holding an election
rally in Pushkar which coincides with
BJP’s Foundation Day. Security agen-
cies have taken control of the meeting
place, fairground and helipad for secu-
rity reasons. Meanwhile, the BJP or-
ganization has made preparations to
bring more and more people to Modi’s
meeting and BJP leaders claim that
around 1 lakh people will come to
Pushkar to listen to Modi.
A
PM Narendra
Modi offered
prayers at
the Brahma
temple in
Pushkar, on
May 31, 2023.
PM Narendra Modi
he Indian
P r e m i e r
L e a g u e
(IPL) has
once again
taken cricket enthusiasts on
a rollercoaster ride of thrill-
ing matches. After the end
of the second week, Kolk-
ata Knight Riders (KKR)
and Rajasthan Royals (RR)
are the only undefeated
teams in the competition.
The five-time champion
Mumbai Indians (MI) is at
the bottom of the points ta-
ble and yet to register their
first win.
Till now, this season has
been about explosive bat-
ting, with mammoth scores
being put on the board.
There have been two 270-
plus totals already, and no
longer is the coveted 200-
run mark regarded as a safe
score. One notable team
making waves this year is
the Kolkata Knight Riders
(KKR), who revamped
their coaching staff and
welcomed back franchise
veteran Gautam Gambhir.
His return has sparked
praise from experts and
fans alike, especially fol-
lowing KKR’s dominant
and unbeaten run in the
first three matches. Beyond
the victories, it’s the com-
manding manner in which
KKR has vanquished its
opponents that underscores
the squad’s growing confi-
dence and determination.
KKR batsmen have
shown remarkable aggres-
sion, consistently pummel-
ling opposition bowlers to
post imposing totals. Sun-
risers Hyderabad (SH)
made headlines just the
previous week by setting a
record-breaking score of
277, a feat that appeared
unassailable until Kolkata
Knight Riders threatened
to break the record when
they put up 272 against
Delhi Capitals. KKR open-
er Sunil Narine showcased
his prowess with the bat,
scoring a blistering 85 off
just 39 balls, while Andre
Russell’s quickfire 41 off
19 added the finishing
touches to KKR’s explo-
sive batting.
The other team at the
top of the table, Rajasthan
Royals (RR), has been
equally formidable. Un-
like KKR, Rajasthan has
not just been a batting-
dominant side but has also
been the best bowling
team in the tournament so
far. In their first couple of
matches, they were able to
defend totals under 200,
and then restricted the
powerful MI side to just
125 for 9 to win their third
match on the trot.
Trent Boult has been in
excellent rhythm, making
run-scoring in the power-
play rather difficult against
RR. He took three quick
wickets against MI to de-
rail their batting effort.
Yuzvendra Chahal has also
shot into the limelight just
before the T20 World Cup.
His six wickets from three
games have come at an im-
pressive economy rate.
These two have been the
pillars of RR bowling who
have transformed RR into
a lethal outfit which can lift
the trophy this IPL!
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli
has stamped his authority
as the leading run-scorer of
IPL2024, crossing the 200-
run mark after four games
for Royal Challengers Ben-
galuru. While his team has
had a modest start to the
season, Virat has made a
resounding comeback, as-
suring his berth for the T20
World Cup team. With two
half-centuries under his
belt, Kohli leads the batting
charts ahead of Riyan Par-
ag of Rajasthan Royals and
Heinrich Klaasen of Sun-
risers Hyderabad.
The Purple Cap is cur-
rently held by Mustafizur
Rahman of Chennai Super
Kings, who leads the wick-
et-taking charts with seven
scalps from three games at
an impressive economy
rate of 8.83. Following
closely is Mohit Sharma of
Gujarat Titans, also with
seven wickets but from
four games. However, it’s
the young sensation Ma-
yank Yadav of Lucknow
Super Giants who has
caught everyone’s atten-
tion with his express pace,
claiming six wickets from
just two games at an aston-
ishing economy rate of just
5.12!
Mayank’s exceptional
shows, which included
bowling deliveries above
150 kph consistently to dis-
miss key players, earned
him two consecutive Play-
er of the Match awards. He
has earned praise from
Glenn Maxwell, who was
one of his victims, and has
compared Mayank’s raw
pace with ex-Australian
pacer ShaunTait. But over-
all, this season has so far
belonged to the batsmen.
Even KKR star pacer
Mitchell Starc stated that it
has been difficult to con-
tain runs given the size of
the grounds, and the T20
format can be brutal on
bowlers.
For Indian cricket fans,
the most heartening aspect
of this season is the return
of Rishabh Pant to com-
petitive cricket following
his car accident. Despite
Delhi’s struggles in IPL
standings, Pant’s stellar
performance has brought
smiles to the faces of crick-
et lovers all over the world.
Overcoming adversity,
Pant has been in fine form
and has already scored two
50s in four matches. Im-
portantly, he has kept
wickets in all the matches,
and his trademark shots
have not only showcased
his batting range but also
alleviated concerns about
his fitness. With the T20
World Cup in sight and the
Test series with Australia
at the end of the year, India
would be hoping for peak
Pant form and fitness.
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY
THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL
TOP
TWEETS
SPIRITUAL SPEAK
Whoever sows sparingly
will also reap sparingly, and
whoever sows generously will
also reap generously.
BIBLE
FINDING JOY IN
IPL SEASON
For Indian cricket fans, the
most heartening aspect of
this season is the return of
Rishabh Pant to competi-
tive cricket following his car
accident. Despite Delhi’s
struggles in IPL standings,
Pant’s stellar performance
has brought smiles to the
faces of cricket lovers all
over the world. Overcom-
ing adversity, Pant has
been in fine form and
has already scored two
50s in four matches.
Importantly, he has kept
wickets in all the matches,
and his trademark shots
have not only showcased
his batting range but
also alleviated concerns
about his fitness. With the
T20 World Cup in sight
and the Test series with
Australia at the end of the
year, India would be
hoping for peak Pant
form and fitness.
Batsmendominate1st
fortnightofIPL2024
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has once again
taken cricket enthusiasts on a rollercoaster ride of
thrilling matches. After the end of the second week,
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals
(RR) are the only undefeated teams in the
competition. The five-time champion Mumbai
Indians (MI) is at the bottom of the points table and
yet to register their first win
IN-DEPTH
DOES INDUSTRIAL
SPIRIT INCLUDE THOSE
THAT INTOXICATE
Battered & bruised but
ready with promises
lcohol, one that can be drunk and the other
which cannot be savoured by humans, is
dominating arguments in the Supreme Court
these days and providing some lighter moments. The
case is about who should levy excise on industrial al-
cohol, which is used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals,
textiles, solvents, and many other industrial purposes.
Excise on normal alcohol which has an intoxicating
effect can be levied by state governments. Levying tax
on industrial alcohol is in the domain of the Central
government. States like Uttar Pradesh, which was the
firsttointroducealevyonindustrialalcohol,WestBen-
gal and Kerala want control over sale, distribution and
pricing of such alcohol for augmenting their revenues.
The Supreme Court is hearing the case for a second
time. The states’plea was dismissed by a seven-judge
Constitution bench in 1989 after differentiating be-
tween intoxicating and industrial alcohol. A similar
differentiation or accepting the argument that intoxi-
cating liquor includes all alcohol will determine the
fate of this case.
A
he beleaguered Congress is preparing for an
electoral showdown amidst Prime Minister
Narendra Modi’s call to voters to decimate the
grand old party. In a significant move to bolster its
OBC support base, Congress has promised a nation-
wide caste census, mirroring the step taken by Nitish
Kumar in Bihar. Moreover, in a bid to attract Sched-
uled Castes, OBCs, and Scheduled Tribes, the party
pledges to surpass the 50 percent reservation cap for
them. However, this commitment appears somewhat
unrealistic, as it necessitates a constitutional amend-
ment, a feat the party seems unlikely to achieve given
its current odds heavily stacked against it.
Additionally, the
promise of a socio-
economic census and
the right to employ-
ment in the party
manifesto aims to en-
gage the disenchant-
ed youth, who appear
apathetic towards the
electoral process.The
decision to suspend
the Agnipath scheme
for armed forces re-
cruitment for four
years reflects respon-
siveness to public cri-
tique but may back-
fire as hundreds of
youth were able to get
into the armed forces.
Furthermore, the
manifesto emphasizes transcending divisions of reli-
gion, language, and caste, advocating for a more in-
clusive political landscape.
Nevertheless, amidst these promises, the Congress
grapples with the exodus of key leaders to rival parties
and trouble with key ally, the CPI-M, in Kerala. Ex-
acerbating its internal challenges, Sanjay Nirupam,
Gourav Ballabh, andVijender Singh left the party.The
departure of stalwarts like Ashok Chavan and Baba
Siddique underscores a recurring trend, indicating a
one-way street toward the BJP.As Congress navigates
these troubled waters, its ability to retain leadership
and rejuvenate its electoral prospects remains a press-
ing concern.
T
The decision to
suspend the
Agnipath scheme for
armed forces
recruitment for four
years reflects
responsiveness to
public critique but
may backfire as
hundreds of youth
were able to get into
the armed forces
T
Greetings on #NationalMaritimeDay. This
day is a reminder of the contributions of
the maritime industry to the development
of the nation. The Modi govt has emphasized the
empowerment of this crucial industry and its
heroes who risk their lives for the efficient use of
the oceans. May this day strengthen our resolve
to fortify the maritime sector further.
Amit Shah (Modi Ka Parivar)
@AmitShah
This unwavering faith of the countrymen
on the policies of the respected Prime
Minister Shri @narendramodi ji and the
tremendous support that the BJP is getting will make
the NDA victorious on more than 400 seats across
the country and will provide Modi ji the
opportunity to serve the country for the
third time.
Jagat Prakash Nadda
(Modi Ka Parivar)@JPNadda
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Mahan
The writer is a specialist
on Sports and Cinema
who works as an actor in
the Hindi film industry
First India Bureau
Mumbai
The RBI Governor Shak-
tikanta Das on Friday an-
nounced the first mone-
tarypolicyofthefinancial
year 2024-25. The two-
day review meeting of the
RBI’s Monetary Policy
Committee (MPC), the
rate-setting panel, com-
menced on April 3 and
concluded today, April 5.
The RBI decided to keep
the key policy repo rate
unchanged at 6.5% for
the seventh consecutive
time. The six-member
MPC headed by Gover-
nor Das also decided to
maintainthepolicystance
at ‘withdrawal of accom-
modation’. The RBI has
projected India’s real
GDP growth rate for
FY25 at 7 percent.
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das
addresses media on Friday.
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‘...MAITRI KA MOOLYA
TUNE NAHI PEHCHANA’,
RATHOREHITSATKASWAN!
Rajendra
Rathore’s
recital of lines
of a famous poem “...
Hit vachan nahi tune
manaa, maitri ka moolya
nahi pehchana…” on
friday during the PM rally
in Churu led politicos &
jurnos asking question
that was Rathore aiming
guns on his political rival
Kaswan family. Both
the sides have been at-
tacking each other since
Kaswan turned a rebel
and jumped into the fray.
‘...HAAREKASAHARA,BABA
SHYAMHUMARA’,SAYSPSK
INHISPOLLCAMPAIGN
Pratap Singh
Khachariyawas’s
campaign style
in Jaipur has become
talk of the town. Known
for his bold statements
Khachariyawas has
changed his style these
days and is approaching
the voters with the mes-
sage that they should
support the Congress
in upcoming polls. He is
also saying “Haare ka
Sahara Baba Shyam Hu-
mara” in his telephonic
vote appeal.
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QUOTE-UNQUOTE Public connnect rally was
done in village Bugrada of
Jayal assembly constituency
regarding LS Polls. Many public repre-
sentatives including former MLA from
Jayal Manju Meghwal were also present.
Hanuman Beniwal, RLP supremo
After controlling media, dictato-
rial govt is imposing restric-
tions on expression and ideas
on social media. In such a time, only so-
cial media warriors can spread message
of justice & expose BJP’s agendas.
Govind Singh Dotasra, Rajasthan PCC Chief
There is an outcry, this time
BJP will cross 400 mark. Ad-
dressed Narendra Modi ji’s ‘Vi-
jay Shankhnad Rally’ in Churu. It is clear
from the enthusiasm of people that BJP
will win with an overwhelming majority.
Rajendra Rathore, BJP Leader
In the Bharat Jodo Nyay
Yatra, Rahul Gandhi interact-
ed directly with the people,
listening to their concerns. A manifesto
titled ‘Nyay Patra’, aligned with their
sentiments, has been prepared.
Sachin Pilot, Congress Leader
GROUND REPORT SIKAR LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCY
SpiritedfightbetweenaMonkseeking
ahat-trick&aComradeeyeingmaidenwin
1
TO PREVENT DIVISION OF OPPOSITION VOTES,
CONG GAVE THIS SEAT TO CPI(M)’S AMRA RAM
2
IMPACTFUL ROADSHOW OF HOME MINISTER
AMIT SHAH CREATED ELECTION BUZZ HERE
Hukum Singh
Sikar
oth the major
parties - BJP
and Congress -
have now put
their full
strength into the election
campaign in the Sikar
Lok Sabha seat. Here,
BJP has played a bet for
the third time on two-time
MPSwamiSumedhanand
Saraswati, while Con-
gress has left this seat for
I.N.D.I. Alliance. Four-
time former MLA Com-
rade Amra Ram of
CPI(M) has been fielded
as the joint candidate of
the alliance.
BJP candidate Swami
Sumedhanand is among
the public for the devel-
opment work done in the
area during his two ten-
ures as MP. The other 12
candidates are contesting
in this election as differ-
entpartiesandcandidates.
BJP has gambled on
Sumedhanand Saraswa-
ti’s image of staying away
from factionalism.
PCC Chief Govind
Singh Dotasra has played
an important role in Con-
gress’ approval on the
face of Comrade Amra
Ram who believed that
the comrade would make
the election battle tough
for BJP as he would get
Congress votes along
with Left votes. Now it
has to be seen whether
Congress and CPI(M),
who were once face to
face in many assemblies
of Sikar, will be able to
get the voters to vote or
not. BJP candidate Swa-
mi Sumedhanand and
I.N.D.I. Alliance candi-
dateComradeAmraRam,
both come from Jat fami-
lies. Swami Sumed-
hanand is a voter of Pipra-
li and Comrade Amra
Ram is a voter of Mund-
wara. Amra Ram has a
distinct reputation among
the farmers due to his ac-
tive involvement in the
farmers’ movement.
Whereas Swami Sumed-
hanand Saraswati is
among the public with the
major achievements of
railway transport and bet-
ter connectivity, medical
college, and military
academy in the last two
terms. In support of Swa-
mi Sumedhanand Saras-
wati, Home Minister
Amit Shah has given mo-
mentum to the campaign
by holding a road show in
Sikar city. Apart from the
nomination, CM Bhajan
Lal Sharma was also pre-
sent in the roadshow and
has put in all his strength
to maintain the BJP’s
streak of winning twenty-
five seats in the state.
The entire Congress of
Sikar including former
CM Ashok Gehlot, PCC
Chief Govind Singh Do-
tasra, and CPI(M) leader
BrindaKaratwerepresent
inthenominationmeeting
in support of Comrade
Amra Ram in the alliance.
SIKAR FACE TO FACE
SWAMI
SUMEDHANAND
Age: 73 years
Education: MA
Assets: `62,80,000
Vehicle: A car
AMRA
RAM
Age: 66 years
Education: MA, B.Ed
Assets: `24,46,000
Vehicle: None
Being two-time MP, he is aware of
the political nature and terrain of
the Lok Sabha constituency
As not indulged in any factionalism,
he has direct contact with all the
local BJP leaders
Due to the road show by Amit Shah,
a message was sent that Swami
Sumedhanand has contacts and is
liked by the top leaders of the party
Image that brought results in the
farmers’ movement
Support of star faces of Congress
Likely to get traditional votes of Cong
By joining hands with Congress,
direct competition will be beneficial
STRONG SIDE STRONG SIDE
Fear of loss due to local and
external issues dominating
Loss due to statement given on Jat
boarding becoming an issue
Loose grip at ground level
WEAK SIDE
The challenge is to overcome the
old rivalry between CPI(M) and
Congress in many areas
CPI(M)’s declining support base
The challenge is to break the losing
streak in the last several elections
Difference in parallel management
of CPI(M) and BJP
WEAK SIDE
B
MODI’SFACE&DEVPWORKSAREMAINISSUESFORBJP
HERE;AMRARAMCLAIMSTOBELOCALSONOFSOIL
In Sikar Lok Sabha constituency, BJP is campaigning with the face
of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While talking about the develop-
ment works done during his two tenure as MP, Sumedhanand
Saraswati is saying that on the basis of development works, he will become
MP for the third time. Also, this time Congress has also left its place.
Meanwhile, Comrade Amra Ram says that the MP has only talked but has
not worked on the ground. Amra Ram says that Baba has come and settled
from outside whereas he himself is the son of this place.
MP’S REPORT CARD
Voters seem
satisfied with the
work done by
Swami Sumedhanand
Saraswati during his two
terms as MP. Voters
describe the MP as easily
available and also respond
positively to his image.
RAJASTHAN
SIKAR LOK
SABHA CONSTITUENCY
2,07,504
VOTERS INCREASED SINCE 2019
IN SIKAR LS CONSTITUENCY
Neem Ka Thana
Lachhmangarh
Dhod
DantaRamgarh
Chomu
Srimadhopur
Khandela
Sikar
BJP
03
CONGRESS
05
ASSEMBLY
ELECTION 2023
11,55,368
Male Voters Female Voters
10,59,518
22,32,334
TOTAL VOTERS
IN SIKAR
Congtotarget6seatsnear
Jaipurwithbigrallytoday
First India Bureau
Jaipur
In the battle for Lok
Sabha elections, former
national president of
Congress & Rajya Sab-
ha MP from Rajasthan,
Sonia Gandhi and na-
tional president Mall-
ikarjun Kharge will ad-
dress the election meet-
ing at Vidyadhar Nagar
Stadium in Jaipur on
Saturday. With this meet-
ing in Jaipur, Congress is
hoping to target 6 seats of
state in election campaign.
It is also expected that
Priyanka Gandhi & Rahul
Gandhi may come for this
rally. SS Randhawa, Gs
Dotasra and others took
stock of preps on Friday.
SSRandhawa,GSDotasra,TikaramJully,AmrritaDhawanandothers
onFridaytakingstockofprepsfortherallyscheduledfortoday.
CONGRESS’ SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP ORGANISED
In a significant move, the Rajasthan Pradesh Con-
gress Committee organized a one-day statewide
workshop named ‘Disha’ through its Social Media
and Digital Platforms Department. The workshop saw the
presence of SS Randhawa, the in-charge of Rajasthan,
along with GS Dotasra, the PCC Chief, and LoP Tikaram
Jully, among other prominent figures. Sumit Bhagasara, the
Congress Social Media Chairperson, extended a warm wel-
come to all attendees. He delved into the extensive impact of
social media in today’s era, emphasizing its role and reach.
Yogi Adityanath
in Rajasthan
tomorrow
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi
Adityanath will be tour-
ing the state for Lok Sab-
ha Polls. He
is scheduled
to visit
Lakhani in
Sikar district
on April 7th
& address a
gathering in support of
BJP candidate Swamy
Sumedhanand Saraswati.
The public meeting
will be held at the
‘Lakhani ke mana baba
johde’. Meanwhile, he
will also address a public
gathering in Lalsot on the
same day, in support of
BJP candidate Kanhai-
yalal Meena.
Homevotingbegins,
bringssmiletoelderly
anddifferently-abled
Vinod Singh Chohan
& Dr Rituraj Sharma
Jaipur
Under the first phase of
the Lok Sabha Elections,
home voting started on
Friday in 12 Lok Sabha
constituenciesofthestate.
CEO Praveen Gupta said
that voters above 85 years
of age and more than 40%
disabled voters have been
given home voting facili-
ties by the ECI.
Kamala Devi, a resident
of Bani Park, Jaipur, said,
“Iamabletovotewhilesit-
ting at home. This innova-
tion will infuse a new en-
ergy among the elderly to-
wards elections.” Another
87-year-old voter NR Ma-
thur said that he was very
happywiththeECI’sinitia-
tive.Thevotingprocessfor
home voting will be till
April13.Ifanyvoterisleft
out, the second phase will
beheldonApril15and16.
93-yrs old Kamala Devi casting
vote via Home voting in Bani
Park of Jaipur on Friday.
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RBI ANNOUNCES CASH
DEPOSIT FACILITY VIA
UPI, NO NEED OF ATM
The RBI Governor
Shaktikanta Das an-
nounced a proposal
for a new UPI-based cash
deposit facility. This comes
during unveiling of 1st
monetary policy statement
for the fiscal year 2024-
25. “Given popularity and
acceptance of UPI, as also
benefits seen from the avail-
ability of UPI for card-less
cash withdrawal at ATMs, it
is now proposed to facilitate
cash deposit facility through
use of UPI. Operational
instructions will be issued
shortly,” Das added.
RBI keeps repo rate unchanged
at 6.50% for 7th
consecutive time
FY25 GDP growth
projected at 7%;
inflation at 4.5%
Aditi Nagar, Laxman Raghav,
Ayushi Maharshi and
Sanjay Prajapat
Churu
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi, while addressing a
huge public meeting in
Churu, made a strong at-
tack on Congress. PM
Modi said that today the
world is surprised at how
India is working so fast.
“I want to tell you that
all we’ve done till now, is
just a trailer. These days,
when we go to big hotels
to eat food, they first
bring a few appetizers, so
what Modi has done is an
appetizer and the main
course is yet to come. We
have to take the country
forward. In last 10 years,
you have seen the country
change. Before that, the
country was in a very bad
condition,” the PM said.
PM Modi also said that
Modi has protected every
Muslimfamily. TURNTOP8
MODI’S‘PALATE-PLEASING’TASTEOFSUCCESS!
 Work done in 10 yrs is like appetizer;
main course yet to come, says PM Modi
 The Prime Minister says that Modi
has protected every Muslim family
Devendra Jhajharia presents javelin to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in presence of CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, Avinash Gehlot, Rajendra
Rathore, Shubhkaran Choudhary, Harlal Saharan, Satish Poonia and other BJP leaders, during the public rally in Churu on Friday.
PM Modi looks at Ram Darbar made of sandalwood, which was presented to him by Rajendra
Rathore. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, Devendra Jhajharia and other BJP leaders are also seen here.
MODI TO ADDRESS VIJAY SHANKHNAAD SABHA
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address
the BJP’s Vijay Shankhnaad Sabha today
at Mela Ground of Pushkar, Ajmer. During
this, CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, Deputy Chief
Ministers Diya Kumari and Prem Chand
Bairwa, along with other BJP leaders and
public representatives will be present.
TODAY
02:45 PM
MODI’S RALLY
AT PUSHKAR
MELA GROUND
TODAY MARKS 44TH FOUNDATION DAY OF BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will celebrate its
44th Foundation Day today, with great fervour and
enthusiasm. The saffron party was founded on April
6, 1980, and has emerged as the largest political party in
the world. On the occasion, PM Narendra Modi will address
the BJP leaders and workers. Various events have been
planned by the party to mark celebrations across the globe.
IN JUST 3 MONTHS, OUR GOVT HAS CREATED NEW
DIMENSIONS OF DEVELOPMENT IN RAJ, SAYS CM
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma addressed during Modi’s
rally and stressed that nation is moving forward
with PM Modi’s vision and thinking. “Our govt has
created new dimensions of development in Rajasthan in
just 3 months. Modi ji’s guarantee means the guarantee
of completion. We did what we said. When we celebrate
Diwali at home, Modi celebrates every Diwali with the
soldiers. No leader of the world is equal to PM Modi, our
PM is the most powerful leader of the world,” he said.
NYAY PATRA: CONGRESS RELEASES MANIFESTO FOR LS POLLS, GOES
SILENT ON CAA, FOCUSES ON ‘25 GUARANTEE AND 5 NYAY’...
‘Yuva, Naari, Kisaan,
Shramik, Hissedari’
`1 lakh per year, 50% govt job quota: Key promises for women
First India Bureau
New Delhi
TheCongresspartyonFri-
day announced its mani-
festo for the upcoming
Lok Sabha elections in
Delhi. The manifesto, re-
leased by party chief Mal-
likarjun Kharge alongside
former presidents Sonia
GandhiandRahulGandhi,
focused on the party’s
commitment to justice
through its ‘five pillars.’
Titled ‘Nyay Patra’, the
manifestocenteredaround
the ‘Yuva Nyay’, ‘Naari
Nyay’, ‘Kisaan Nyay’,
‘Shramik Nyay’, and
‘Hissedari Nyay’. Addi-
tionally, it encompassed
thepledgesmadebyCong
in its electoral promises
for polls. lso drew a paral-
lelbetweenUPAandNDA
eras and claimed that the
former surpassed latter in
termsofeconomicgrowth.
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge along with party leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, P Chidambaram and KC Venugopal releases
the party’s manifesto for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections during a press conference, at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Friday.
Social Justice: Plans to
carry out a comprehensive
socio-economic and caste
census across the nation,
aimed at documenting the
various castes and sub-
castes along with their
socio-economic status
50% cap on reservations:
A constitutional amend-
ment to increase current
50% cap on reservations
for SC, ST, and OBC
Job quota for women:
Party will reserve 50% of
Centre jobs for women
starting in 2025. The
party will also launch a
Mahalakshmi scheme to
provide `1 lakh per year to
every poor Indian family
Law to recognize LGBTQ:
Congress will introduce
legislation to formally
acknowledge civil unions
among LGBTQIA couples
Employment opportuni-
ties: Party pledged to
address nearly 30 lakh va-
cancies at different levels
in central govt, 10% quota
in employment and edu
institutions for EWS for
castes and communities
Rajasthan model: Party
plans to adopt Rajasthan
model of previous Gehlot
govt providing cashless in-
surance of up to `25 lakh
for universal healthcare
Foreign policy: Congress
pledged to mend relations
with the Maldives and un-
dertake efforts to reinstate
previous state of affairs
along borders with China
Economic policies: Party
has set goal of doubling
GDP within next decade.
Furthermore, party intends
to replace the GST laws
KHARGE, SONIA, GEHLOT WILL HOLD RALLY TO
LAUNCH POLL MANIFESTO IN JAIPUR TODAY
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Sonia
Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and other leaders
of party will hold a rally at Jaipur’s Vidhyadhar
Nagar stadium in Jaipur today to publicly launch its elec-
tion manifesto. Former CM Ashok Gehlot posted on X, “I
request all Congress workers to reach Vidhyadhar Nagar
ground at 11 am and make the event successful.” P4
GUARANTEES MADE BY CONGRESS
Lights...Camera...Action!
Industries Minister Colonel Rajyavardhan Rathore, CMD & Editor-in-Chief Dr Jagdeesh Chandra and
CEO & Managing Editor Pawan Arora cut the ceremonial ribbon during inauguration of ‘swanky
new’ studio of First India News on Friday. Seen here are Shweta Mishra Awasthi, Shivendra Parmar,
Aishwary Pradhan, Mahesh Paliwal and other First India family members. MUKESH KIRADOO
F
irst India News marked
a historic milestone with
the inauguration of its
‘swanky new’ studio, setting
a new standard in broadcast-
ing. The event showcased
the culmination of years of
hard work and dedication by
the First India team. Studio’s
launch signifies a signifi-
cant leap forward, bringing
international standards to
Rajasthan’s media land-
scape. The inauguration un-
derscored First India News’s
dedication to innovation and
excellence. With a renewed
focus on quality journalism,
channel reaffirmed its posi-
tion as State’s premier news
source. FULL REPORT ON P12
IN SHORT
 In a big relief to about
17 lakh madrassa students
in UP, SC paused order of
Allahabad HC scrapping
UP Board of Madarsa Act.
 2 unidentified terrorists
have been killed after the
Indian army foiled an in-
filtration bid in the Sabura
Nala area of Uri on Friday.
 SC Friday granted bail
to activist Shoma Kanti
Sen in Elgar Parishad-
Maoist links case, told her
not to leave Maharashtra.
 The EC on Friday is-
sued a notice to Delhi
minister Atishi over her
claim that the BJP ap-
proached her to join party.
FIRST INDIA NEWS INAUGURATES NEW STUDIO!
MATCH 19: TODAY
Time: 7:30 pm,
Sawai Mansingh
Stadium, Jaipur
Rajasthan
Royals
Royal
Challengers
Bengaluru
VS
Adda
Adda
RAJ
RAJniti
ka
‘...MAITRI KA MOOLYA
TUNE NAHI PEHCHANA’,
RATHOREHITSATKASWAN!
Rajendra
Rathore’s
recital of lines
of a famous poem “...
Hit vachan nahi tune
manaa, maitri ka moolya
nahi pehchana…” on
friday during the PM rally
in Churu led politicos &
jurnos asking question
that was Rathore aiming
guns on his political rival
Kaswan family. Both
the sides have been at-
tacking each other since
Kaswan turned a rebel
and jumped into the fray.
‘...HAAREKASAHARA,BABA
SHYAMHUMARA’,SAYSPSK
INHISPOLLCAMPAIGN
Pratap Singh
Khachariyawas’s
campaign style
in Jaipur has become
talk of the town. Known
for his bold statements
Khachariyawas has
changed his style these
days and is approaching
the voters with the mes-
sage that they should
support the Congress
in upcoming polls. He is
also saying “Haare ka
Sahara Baba Shyam Hu-
mara” in his telephonic
vote appeal.
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QUOTE-UNQUOTE
Public connnect rally was
done in village Bugrada of
Jayal assembly constituency
regarding LS Polls. Many public repre-
sentatives including former MLA from
Jayal Manju Meghwal were also present.
Hanuman Beniwal, RLP supremo
After controlling media, dictato-
rial govt is imposing restric-
tions on expression and ideas
on social media. In such a time, only so-
cial media warriors can spread message
of justice & expose BJP’s agendas.
Govind Singh Dotasra, Rajasthan PCC Chief
There is an outcry, this time
BJP will cross 400 mark. Ad-
dressed Narendra Modi ji’s ‘Vi-
jay Shankhnad Rally’ in Churu. It is clear
from the enthusiasm of people that BJP
will win with an overwhelming majority.
Rajendra Rathore, BJP Leader
In the Bharat Jodo Nyay
Yatra, Rahul Gandhi interact-
ed directly with the people,
listening to their concerns. A manifesto
titled ‘Nyay Patra’, aligned with their
sentiments, has been prepared.
Sachin Pilot, Congress Leader
GROUND REPORT SIKAR LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCY
SpiritedfightbetweenaMonkseeking
ahat-trick&aComradeeyeingmaidenwin
1 TO PREVENT DIVISION OF OPPOSITION VOTES,
CONG GAVE THIS SEAT TO CPI(M)’S AMRA RAM 2 IMPACTFUL ROADSHOW OF HOME MINISTER
AMIT SHAH CREATED ELECTION BUZZ HERE
Hukum Singh
Sikar
oth the major
parties - BJP
and Congress -
have now put
their full
strength into the election
campaign in the Sikar
Lok Sabha seat. Here,
BJP has played a bet for
the third time on two-time
MPSwamiSumedhanand
Saraswati, while Con-
gress has left this seat for
I.N.D.I. Alliance. Four-
time former MLA Com-
rade Amra Ram of
CPI(M) has been fielded
as the joint candidate of
the alliance.
BJP candidate Swami
Sumedhanand is among
the public for the devel-
opment work done in the
area during his two ten-
ures as MP. The other 12
candidates are contesting
in this election as differ-
entpartiesandcandidates.
BJP has gambled on
Sumedhanand Saraswa-
ti’s image of staying away
from factionalism.
PCC Chief Govind
Singh Dotasra has played
an important role in Con-
gress’ approval on the
face of Comrade Amra
Ram who believed that
the comrade would make
the election battle tough
for BJP as he would get
Congress votes along
with Left votes. Now it
has to be seen whether
Congress and CPI(M),
who were once face to
face in many assemblies
of Sikar, will be able to
get the voters to vote or
not. BJP candidate Swa-
mi Sumedhanand and
I.N.D.I. Alliance candi-
dateComradeAmraRam,
both come from Jat fami-
lies. Swami Sumed-
hanand is a voter of Pipra-
li and Comrade Amra
Ram is a voter of Mund-
wara. Amra Ram has a
distinct reputation among
the farmers due to his ac-
tive involvement in the
farmers’ movement.
Whereas Swami Sumed-
hanand Saraswati is
among the public with the
major achievements of
railway transport and bet-
ter connectivity, medical
college, and military
academy in the last two
terms. In support of Swa-
mi Sumedhanand Saras-
wati, Home Minister
Amit Shah has given mo-
mentum to the campaign
by holding a road show in
Sikar city. Apart from the
nomination, CM Bhajan
Lal Sharma was also pre-
sent in the roadshow and
has put in all his strength
to maintain the BJP’s
streak of winning twenty-
five seats in the state.
The entire Congress of
Sikar including former
CM Ashok Gehlot, PCC
Chief Govind Singh Do-
tasra, and CPI(M) leader
BrindaKaratwerepresent
inthenominationmeeting
in support of Comrade
Amra Ram in the alliance.
SIKAR FACE TO FACE
SWAMI
SUMEDHANAND
Age: 73 years
Education: MA
Assets: `62,80,000
Vehicle: A car
AMRA
RAM
Age: 66 years
Education: MA, B.Ed
Assets: `24,46,000
Vehicle: None
Being two-time MP, he is aware of
the political nature and terrain of
the Lok Sabha constituency
As not indulged in any factionalism,
he has direct contact with all the
local BJP leaders
Due to the road show by Amit Shah,
a message was sent that Swami
Sumedhanand has contacts and is
liked by the top leaders of the party
Image that brought results in the
farmers’ movement
Support of star faces of Congress
Likely to get traditional votes of Cong
By joining hands with Congress,
direct competition will be beneficial
STRONG SIDE STRONG SIDE
Fear of loss due to local and
external issues dominating
Loss due to statement given on Jat
boarding becoming an issue
Loose grip at ground level
WEAK SIDE
The challenge is to overcome the
old rivalry between CPI(M) and
Congress in many areas
CPI(M)’s declining support base
The challenge is to break the losing
streak in the last several elections
Difference in parallel management
of CPI(M) and BJP
WEAK SIDE
B
MODI’SFACE&DEVPWORKSAREMAINISSUESFORBJP
HERE;AMRARAMCLAIMSTOBELOCALSONOFSOIL
In Sikar Lok Sabha constituency, BJP is campaigning with the face
of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While talking about the develop-
ment works done during his two tenure as MP, Sumedhanand
Saraswati is saying that on the basis of development works, he will become
MP for the third time. Also, this time Congress has also left its place.
Meanwhile, Comrade Amra Ram says that the MP has only talked but has
not worked on the ground. Amra Ram says that Baba has come and settled
from outside whereas he himself is the son of this place.
MP’S REPORT CARD
Voters seem
satisfied with the
work done by
Swami Sumedhanand
Saraswati during his two
terms as MP. Voters
describe the MP as easily
available and also respond
positively to his image.
RAJASTHAN
SIKAR LOK
SABHA CONSTITUENCY
2,07,504 VOTERS INCREASED SINCE 2019
IN SIKAR LS CONSTITUENCY
Neem Ka Thana
Lachhmangarh
Dhod
DantaRamgarh
Chomu
Srimadhopur
Khandela
Sikar
BJP
03
CONGRESS
05
ASSEMBLY
ELECTION 2023
11,55,368
Male Voters Female Voters
10,59,518
22,32,334
TOTAL VOTERS
IN SIKAR
Congtotarget6seatsnear
Jaipurwithbigrallytoday
First India Bureau
Jaipur
In the battle for Lok
Sabha elections, former
national president of
Congress & Rajya Sab-
ha MP from Rajasthan,
Sonia Gandhi and na-
tional president Mall-
ikarjun Kharge will ad-
dress the election meet-
ing at Vidyadhar Nagar
Stadium in Jaipur on
Saturday. With this meet-
ing in Jaipur, Congress is
hoping to target 6 seats of
state in election campaign.
It is also expected that
Priyanka Gandhi & Rahul
Gandhi may come for this
rally. SS Randhawa, Gs
Dotasra and others took
stock of preps on Friday.
SSRandhawa,GSDotasra,TikaramJully,Amrrita Dhawanandothers
onFridaytakingstockofprepsfortherallyscheduledfortoday.
CONGRESS’ SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP ORGANISED
In a significant move, the Rajasthan Pradesh Con-
gress Committee organized a one-day statewide
workshop named ‘Disha’ through its Social Media
and Digital Platforms Department. The workshop saw the
presence of SS Randhawa, the in-charge of Rajasthan,
along with GS Dotasra, the PCC Chief, and LoP Tikaram
Jully, among other prominent figures. Sumit Bhagasara, the
Congress Social Media Chairperson, extended a warm wel-
come to all attendees. He delved into the extensive impact of
social media in today’s era, emphasizing its role and reach.
Yogi Adityanath
in Rajasthan
tomorrow
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi
Adityanath will be tour-
ing the state for Lok Sab-
ha Polls. He
is scheduled
to visit
Lakhani in
Sikar district
on April 7th
& address a
gathering in support of
BJP candidate Swamy
Sumedhanand Saraswati.
The public meeting
will be held at the
‘Lakhani ke mana baba
johde’. Meanwhile, he
will also address a public
gathering in Lalsot on the
same day, in support of
BJP candidate Kanhai-
yalal Meena.
Homevotingbegins,
bringssmiletoelderly
anddifferently-abled
Vinod Singh Chohan
& Dr Rituraj Sharma
Jaipur
Under the first phase of
the Lok Sabha Elections,
home voting started on
Friday in 12 Lok Sabha
constituenciesofthestate.
CEO Praveen Gupta said
that voters above 85 years
of age and more than 40%
disabled voters have been
given home voting facili-
ties by the ECI.
Kamala Devi, a resident
of Bani Park, Jaipur, said,
“Iamabletovotewhilesit-
ting at home. This innova-
tion will infuse a new en-
ergy among the elderly to-
wards elections.” Another
87-year-old voter NR Ma-
thur said that he was very
happywiththeECI’sinitia-
tive.Thevotingprocessfor
home voting will be till
April13.Ifanyvoterisleft
out, the second phase will
beheldonApril15and16.
93-yrs old Kamala Devi casting
vote via Home voting in Bani
Park of Jaipur on Friday.
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CGST CONDUCTS RAIDS ON RAJASTHAN EXPORTERS
GST evasion of `4.04 crore unearthed
Vimal Kothari
Jaipur
big case in Raj-
asthan of mis-
use of GST ex-
emption given to export-
ers under GST law has
been exposed by the an-
ti-evasion teams of
CGST Jaipur Commis-
sionerate. In the raid
conducted over the last
two days at two sesame
and watermelon seed ex-
porting firms located on
Beawar Road in Ajmer,
the anti-evasion teams
not only exposed GST
evasion of Rs 4 crore 4
lakh, but the officials
also recovered this
amount from the export-
ing firm on the spot.
According to the in-
formation received from
reliable sources, CGST’s
Anti-Evasion team has
detected irregularities in
the refunds being con-
tinuously sought by
these two exporter firms
registered in the Jaipur
Commissionerate. Eva-
sion branch officials re-
ceived confidential in-
formation. After prelim-
inary analysis of the in-
formation found it to be
correct, and teams of
CGST Anti-Evasion
Branch officials
launched raids at the
work sites of these firms
on April 3. In this action
which lasted for two
days, the officials caught
evidence of export of Rs
57 crore without ade-
quate documents and
falsification of GST of
Rs 2.86 crore. Similarly,
officials detected irregu-
larities in the goods re-
ceived by the taxpayer
and the tracking of the
vehicles transporting the
goods could not be re-
corded. Based on this
discrepancy, GST eva-
sion of Rs 1.18 crore was
considered certified. The
operators of the taxpayer
firms also accepted the
GST irregularities and
deposited the revenue of
Rs 4 crore 4 lakh with
the officials on the spot.
Sources reveal that
both these firms were
registered in CGST and
SGST respectively. Tax-
payers in these firms
also collected refunds of
about Rs 30 crore from
CGST and SGST.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Jaipur International air-
port will start Haj opera-
tions from May 21, 2024
till July 11th. All the
flights will be operated
from Terminal 1 of the
airport. During this peri-
od nine departures are
scheduled to Madinah in
the month of May and
nine arrivals from Jeddha
are scheduled in the
month of July.
“Last year we had suc-
cessfully handled the Haj
Operations and all pil-
grims were very happy
with the arrangements.
This year also we will
ensure seamless travel
with all necessary ar-
rangements and services
in place,” said a senior
Airport official.
From May 21 to 27th
one flight will take off
daily to Madinah on
Tuesday, Thursday, Sat-
urday, Sunday, and Mon-
day while two flights
daily are scheduled on
Wednesday, and Friday.
Similarly, arrivals will
start from July 4 to July
11th 2024. Meetings
with concerned govern-
ment departments, offi-
cials and Haj Committee
representatives are going
on and preparations are
in full swing.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
During the ‘Pure food,
attack on adulteration’
campaign, the Food Safe-
ty and Drug Control
C o m m i s s i o n e r a t e
stormed the area sur-
rounding the Secretariat.
Under the guidance of
Additional Food Com-
missioner Pankaj Ojha,
an intensive inspection
campaign against
booths, carts, and other
food vendors is under-
way. The team met with
Neeraj, the owner of
Kolkata Chaat Bhandar,
in High Court Lane. The
crew examined dahi
vada, dal cheela, green
and red chutney, chole,
and samples of the in-
gredients required to
make these (paneer,
curd). During this peri-
od, the team destroyed
10 kg of sour curd, 10 kg
of stale chutney, and 6
kg of smelling chickpeas
on the spot. All chaat
bhandar owners are in-
structed to take the ut-
most care of hygiene.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
ACS Shubhra Singh is
closely monitoring the il-
legal organ trade using
fake NOCs
for trans-
plants. The
ACB and the
Medical Ed-
ucation de-
partment got active due to
Gurugram’s action. Singh
said that it was a matter of
concern that the approval
committee has not met for
a year. “SMS administra-
tion will have to explain
why the meeting did not
take place.We are dealing
with a sensitive case and
there will be no leniency,”
she said.
Singh further said, “We
have given the benefit of
doubt to the approval
committee. The entire
transaction seems to be at
the procedural level.
Transplant is done in five
government and 12 pri-
vate hospitals. ACB has
records of SMS, EHCC
and Fortis hospitals. We
will have to wait for the
report of the high level
committee for action.”
Staff of SMS Hospital
and middlemen involved
in carrying out organ
transplant were caught
red-handed at the hospital
while allegedly taking a
bribe of Rs 70,000 for is-
suing NOC, Ravi, Deputy
Inspector General of Po-
lice (ACB) had said on
Monday. The accused,
who issued fake NOCs in
lieu of money, include an
officer of the SMS Hospi-
tal and organ transplant
coordinators at EHCC
Hospital and Fortis Hos-
pital, Ravi had said.
Jaipur International airport all
prepared for the Haj operation.
Dark clouds hover at Vidhan Sabha rod in Jaipur on Friday.
Food Safety and Drug Control
Commissionerate inspecting
the street vendors in Jaipur on
Friday. (INSET) Food cart of a
vendor near the Secretariat.
The ACB and the Medical Education department got active due to Gurugram’s action.
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FakeNOCfortransplant:ACB,
healthdeptcloselymonitorcase
ACS Shubhra Singh is monitoring the illegal organ trade
Illegal organ trade
First India Bureau
Jodhpur
Under Operation Sev-
enth Horse, Jodhpur
range level special team
has arrested 8 accused
including three main ac-
cused, revealing the gang
involved in robbery, fir-
ing and firing in solar
plant. Of which the gang
leader is also included.
33 solar plates, 50 meters
of steel conductor, guy
wire, back stay cross
plate have also been re-
covered from the posses-
sion of the accused. The
accused used to commit
crimes for fun.
In March, there was a
heist and fire at Adani’s
solar plant in Phalodi,
followed by a robbery
in February and a theft
in January. This gang
leader has 20 criminal
cases filed against him.
The team collected 33
solar plates, three pil-
lars of special metal,
two rolls of conductor
wire, four rolls of gauge
wire, and a huge num-
ber of backstay cross
plates from them.
OPERATION SEVENTH HORSE
Jodhpur police arrests 8 in
solar plant robbery case
The accused in police custody
in Jodhpur on Friday. (INSET)
Several stolen solar plates
were also recovered.
Foodsafetydrivetargetschaat
bhandarownersnearSecretariat
‘Alvida Jummah’ namaz
Devotees offer ‘Alvida Jummah’ namaz on the last Friday in the holy month of Ramadan in old city of Jaipur on Friday.
SANTOSH SHARMA
Anshdeep seeks
help of DC in
revenue collection
3 held for making
false comments
on social media
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Excise Commissioner
Anshdeep has written a
letter to the District Col-
lector & Divisional Com-
missioners seeking help
in collecting revenue.
The letter sought to take
action to ban illegal li-
quor. The letter men-
tioned to take effective
action in coordination
with police and the excise
prevention squad. Sought
help in attachment of the
properties of defaulters
for recovery of dues,
make it mandatory to give
infor about properties,
sale of legal liquor should
be done by the licence
holders as per the rules.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Due to the formation of a
cyclonic circulation sys-
tem on the Rajasthan-
Pakistan border, the state
has been cloudy for the
last two days. Its effect is
also visible in Jaipur. The
city has been cloudy
since morning. Due to
cloud cover, the day tem-
perature in Jaipur went
below normal. This has
given relief to people
from the heat. There is a
possibility of rain too.
The temperature in
Jaipur will remain under
control until April 7. Af-
ter April 7, the impact of
western winds will
grow.
Vikas Shama
Jaipur
The Sher-e-Kashmir
Sheikh Abdullah lecture
which was scheduled to-
day at SMS Medical Col-
lege campus has been
cancelled following pro-
test. The National Medi-
cos Organization and
RMCTA had raised ob-
jections that Sheikh
Abdullah did not get any
title. They have contend-
ed that no govt institution
has given any such title
to Sheikh Abdullah. Be-
sides,Abdullah’s son Fa-
rooqAbdullah has started
the campaign to revive
Article 370 in Kashmir,
which is against national
interest.
The administration is
on a back foot after ob-
jections from the organi-
zations and postponed
the programme.
First India Bureau
Barmer
Raimal Singh, Khuma-
ram, and Bhairaram were
arrested by the police
teams from Kotwali and
Ramsar police stations in
Barmer district on allega-
tions of publishing false
comments on social me-
dia about the LS elec-
tions to incite hostility
between two groups and
disrupt social harmony.
SP Meena asked the so-
cial media district nodal
officer, ASP Jassa Ram
Bose, to take action on
this matter. SPMeena has
informed the public that
the district police will
maintain rigorous moni-
toring on social media.
Coolbreeze&overcastskies
dominateJaipurweather
Followingprotest,lectureon
SheikhAbdullahcancelled
Abdullah’s son Farooq
Abdullah has started
campaign to revive
Article 370 in Kashmir
Jaipur International airport to
start Haj operations from May 21
Haj operations to start
from May 21 till July 11.
Total 18 flights will
operate from Jaipur
Flights will operate from
Terminal 1 of Jaipur
International Airport
SANTOSH
SHARMA
Udaipur: A four-year-
old child playing near a
dargah was mauled to
death by dogs. The fa-
ther who went looking
for the youngster no-
ticed that a dog had his
daughter’s neck in its
jaws. The dog was
frightened away, and
the girl was taken to the
hospital, where physi-
cians declared her dead.
The youngster’s father,
Nadeem, said the tod-
dler was playing 100
meters away. During
this time, dogs pulled
her up, carried her
away, and scratched her
severely.
4-year-old girl
mauled to death by
stray dogs in Udaipur
Jaipur: As Chaitra
Navratri starts from
April 9, ghat sthapana
will be held at Amer
Shila Mata Temple at
12:05 pm and darshan
will begin from 1 pm.
Nisha puja will be held
on April 15 at 10 pm
and April 16 at 4:30
pm. Navratri Utthaan is
on April 18 at 10:30
am. From April 10 to
April 17, devotees can
have darshan from 6 am
to 12:30 pm and from 4
pm to 8:30 pm.
Chaitra Navratri puja
at Amer Shila Mata
Temple from April 9
Jaisalmer: A piece of
good news emanated
from the Captive Breed-
ing Center of Jaisalmer
as on Friday the first
captive-bred Great Indi-
an Bustard chicks were
born. Rajasthan Forest
Dept, WII, and MOEF-
CC were highly excited.
It is considered an imp
achievement towards
the conservation of the
near-extinct state bird
Godavan. Reportedly,
PCCF (Administration)
Arijit Banerjee is also
very excited about this.
1st captive-bred Great
Indian Bustard chicks
born in Jaisalmer
IN BRIEF
Jaipur: Jaipur Range
IG Umesh Dutta has
been appointed as the
Inspector General (IG)
of the Special Protec-
tion Group (SPG) for a
period of five years.
SPG is entrusted with
the security of the
Prime Minister. Conse-
quently, a new IG will
be appointed in the Jai-
pur Range.
New era for SPG as
Jaipur Rang IG Umesh
Dutta takes charge
PTI
Haridwar
BJP president JP Nadda
on Friday lashed out at
Congress leader Rahul
Gandhi for using religion
at the time of elections.
“There are people
who visit temples and
wear ‘janeu’ (the sacred
thread) at the time of
elections without even
knowing how to wear it
properly just for utilis-
ing religion,” Nadda
said in an apparent ref-
erence to Gandhi with-
out naming him.
He was addressing a
gathering of saints at
Maya Devi temple here
in support of BJP can-
didate and former CM
Trivendra Singh Rawat,
who is contesting from
the Haridwar seat.
Nadda sought bless-
ings of people for another
term to Narendra Modi as
the PM to help him fight
a political battle for so-
cial development.
“ThisistheeraofIndia.
Your pious support and
blessings will strengthen
Modi in the political fight
he is waging for the coun-
try’s development and
welfare of all,” he said.
INDIA’S TALENT IN IT SECTOR
IT stands for India Tomorrow: Anurag Thakur
PTI
Bengaluru
nion Minister
Anurag Thakur
said the Centre
has set a target to make
India ‘Viksit Bharat’ by
2047 and slammed the
previous UPA govern-
ment over corruption and
scams. Addressing IT
professionals here on late
Thursday evening, he
said, “... IT stands for ‘In-
dia Tomorrow’ and what
is the target for India to-
morrow? The target is to
develop India into Viksit
Bharat by 2047.”
Taking a dig at the
Congress, the Union
Minister said, “Can you
imagine 10 years back
our countrymen were
finding it even difficult to
think about freeing them-
selves from the clutches
of corrupt Congress party
and its alliance partners
where one after another
scam took place.”
Referring to the vari-
ous scams during the
UPA regime, he said be-
cause we have a short
memory, sometimes we
forget especially those
aged between 18 and 22,
they were only eight and
10 years old then.
“They are not aware of
2G scam or CWG scam...
They didn’t know about
AgustaWestland, Coal
scam and all that...” “It is
our duty to remind them
that between 2009 to
2014, there were so many
scams in this country that
by 2014 it looked like the
growth (of the country)
was stagnant, inflation
was high and policy pa-
ralysis was hitting the
country hard and we
were looking at an op-
tion,” he said.
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First India Bureau
New Delhi
Chief Election Commis-
sioner Rajiv Kumar con-
vened a crucial meeting
on Friday with senior of-
ficials from major cities
and select states, stressing
the need to enhance voter
turnout in the upcoming
2024 Lok Sabha Elec-
tions. Municipal Com-
missioners (MCs) repre-
senting major urban hubs
and District Election Of-
ficers (DEOs) from piv-
otal states like Bihar and
Uttar Pradesh were
among the attendees.
Kumar said that 266
Parliamentary Constitu-
encies (PCs) with histori-
cally low voter turnout
have been pinpointed for
targetedintervention.Mu-
nicipal Commissioners,
District Election Officers,
andstatechiefelectionof-
ficers have been tasked
with engaging voters in a
focused manner.
The Election Commis-
sion released a booklet
titled ‘Voter’s Apathy’,
revealing that nine states
and union territories re-
ported a voter turnout
lower than the national
average in the 2019 gen-
eral elections. Notably,
Uttar Pradesh and Bihar
exhibited particularly
dismal turnout rates.
Addressing the chal-
lenge, CEC Kumar em-
phasized the necessity
of tailored outreach
programs, highlighting
urban apathy as a con-
cerning trend.
EC identifies 266 constituencies with low voter turnout
Congmanifesto‘bundleoflies’,saysBJP
PTI
New Delhi
The BJP on Friday
dubbed the Congress’
Lok Sabha poll manifes-
to a “bundle of lies” and
alleged that the party,
which ruled the country
for several decades, did
not fulfil any of the
promises made in its ear-
lier manifestos for the as-
sembly and parliamenta-
ry elections.
The Congress on Fri-
day released its manifes-
to for the Lok Sabha
elections, making a host
of promises including the
right to apprenticeship, a
legal guarantee for MSP,
and raising the 50 per
cent cap on reservations
for SCs, STs and OBCs.
The BJP said the Con-
gress has come with
such a poll manifesto to
create confusion and
mislead voters.
“The Congress mani-
festo is a bundle of lies.
It has been prepared to
create confusion among
voters,” BJP national
spokesperson Sudhanshu
Trivedi told the media
pesons at the party office.
Saffron party says GOP’s document prepared to create confusion, mislead voters
Will decide PM face after
winning polls: Rahul Gandhi
PTI
New Delhi
Congress leader Rahul
Gandhi on Friday said
the I.N.D.I.A. bloc has
decided that its prime
ministerial face will be
decided by the alliance
constituents jointly after
it wins the polls.
Speaking at Congress
manifesto launch, Rahul
Gandhi said it is a much
closer contest than what is
propagated by the media.
Asked about who would
be the PM face, Gandhi
said, “I.N.D.I.A. bloc has
decided that we are to-
gether fighting an ideo-
logicalelection,afterwin-
ning the election, who
will be the leader, the PM,
the whole coalition will
jointly decide.”
To a question, he said
unlike many political
commentators he cannot
predict the future but ex-
pressed confidence that
this is a “much closer”
election than what is be-
ing propagated by media.
Nadda jabs RaGa for using
religion during elections
BJP chief JP Nadda with other party leaders campaigning ahead
of Lok Sabha elections, in Haridwar on Friday. ANI
Ram Navami:
Ram Temple
trust makes spl
arrangements
First India Bureau
Ayodhya
To facilitate the pil-
grims, Shri Ram Jan-
mabhoomi Teerth
Kshetra has decided
to organise seven
queues of devotees
instead of four. This
decision has been
taken in view of big
rush of devotees on
Ram Navami festival
at the Ram Temple
here. Shri Ram Jan-
mabhoomi Teerth
Kshetra held a meet-
ing at the Maniram
Das Cantonment on
Friday afternoon. On
Ram Navami festival,
religious rituals at the
temple would be tel-
ecast live on about a
hundred LED screens
inthenearbymarkets.
Besides, it was also
decided to provide
ORS packets to keep
the devotees hydrated
and to use mats to
save them from hot
floor.
In Full Bloom!
Visitors click a selfie in the backdrop of blooming tulips at the Indira Gandhi Memorial
Tulip Garden, which had opened on March 23 in Srinagar. ANI
Modi was a ray of hope
in 2014. We promised
that we will give you a
clean govt and I’m
glad that in the last 10
years we can proudly
say in our govt not
even a single penny of
corruption allegation
is levelled against
Modi or his ministers
ANURAGTHAKUR,
UNION IB MINISTER
Getting Poll Ready
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar (C) with Election Commissioners Sukhbir Singh Sandhu (R)
and Gyanesh Kumar addresses a press conference at the CEC office in New Delhi, on Friday.  ANI
BJP national spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi with others
addressing media at party office in New Delhi on Friday.
Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi.
On the occasion, the EC also released a booklet
titled ‘Voter’s Apathy’
. It said that nine states and
union territories (UTs) reported a voter turnout
lower than the national average of 67.4 per
cent in the 2019 general elections. These were
Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Maharashtra,
Uttarakhand, Telangana, Gujarat, Punjab,
Rajasthan, Jammu  Kashmir and Jharkhand
RAJ’SKARAULI-DHOLPUR
SAW LOW VOTING IN 2019
New Delhi: The
Karauli-Dholpur par-
liamentary constitu-
ency in Rajasthan recorded
a low voting percentage in
2019 Lok Sabha polls. The
EC said it has identified
266 constituencies, includ-
ing 215 in rural areas, with
low voter turnout and is
planning targeted interven-
tion to enhance voting
percentage in Lok Sabha
polls. The EC said 266 par-
liamentary constituencies
– 215 rural and 51 urban –
with low voter turnout have
been identified.
NOT DEMOCRACY, BUT CONGRESS IS IN DANGER:
SHIVRAJ CHOUHAN’S REPLY TO RAHUL GANDHI
New Delhi: Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said that not
democracy
but the Congress
party is in danger of
‘disappearing into
oblivion’. Chouhan,
speaking to the
media, said that
Congress leaders
are making weird
statements out of
desperation and
over failure to drum
up public support despite canvassing. Taking objection
to Rahul’s ‘nation will be on fire if BJP wins’ remarks, the
senior BJP leader asked, “What does he want to convey,
does Congress party want to set the country ablaze, does
Sonia Gandhi support Rahul’s statement?” He said that
Congress has nothing left on the ground, hence it is resort-
ing to such unwarranted remarks.
EC MEET TODAY TO
DECIDE ON CAPF
DEPLOYMENT FOR
1st PHASE IN WB
Kolkata: A
meeting chaired
by the EC-ap-
pointed police observer
Anil Kumar Sharma on
Saturday will finalise
the exact deployment
of the Central Armed
Police Forces (CAPF)
personnel for the three
Lok Sabha constituen-
cies in the first phase
of elections on April 19.
Insiders from the office
of the Chief Electoral
Officer (CEO) said the
meeting will be attend-
ed by the CEO of West
Bengal, Ariz Aftab, the
nodal police officer for
West Bengal, Anand
Kumar and the state
coordinator for Central
Reserve Police Force
(CRPF), BK Sharma. In
the first phase of polls
on April 19, the three
Lok Sabha constituen-
cies where polls will
be held are Cooch
Behar, Jalpaiguri and
Alipurduar.
Court reserves order
on Kejri’s plea seeking
more time with lawyer
Agencies
New Delhi
A Delhi court has re-
served its order on chief
minister Arvind Kejri-
wal’s plea seeking more
time with his counsel.
Hesoughtpermissionto
have additional meetings
with his advocate, citing
the need for more consul-
tations due to the multiple
casesindifferentstates.He
askedforfivemeetingsper
week instead of two cur-
rentlyallowedbythecourt.
Special Judge of Rouse
Avenue Court will an-
nounce the judgment on
April 9. Delhi CM facing
charges in a money laun-
dering case linked to an
alleged excise policy
scam, was sent to judicial
custody until April 15.
CBI TO QUIZ BRS LEADER K KAVITHA IN TIHAR JAIL PM MODI LIKELY TO HOLD RALLY IN WAYANAD
BHAGAT SINGH’S KIN
HITS OUT AT AAP
New Delhi: A Delhi court has allowed the Central Bu-
reau of Investigation (CBI) to question Bharat Rash-
tra Samithi (BRS) leader K Kavitha, who is lodged
in Tihar jail in connection with the Delhi excise policy ‘scam’
case. The CBI moved the court saying that it wanted to
question Kavitha, the daughter of former Telangana CM K
Chandrashekar Rao, in connection with the evidence which
had surfaced during further investigation, a report said.
Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
is expected to campaign at the Wayanad parlia-
mentary constituency and one more constituency
in Kerala, said sources in the BJP here on Friday. The
sources said that the dates of the visit will be announced
soon. An array of BJP’s national leaders are also set to
campaign in the state in the coming days. Kerala goes to
the polls on April 26 to elect 20 Lok Sabha members.
New Delhi: Yad-
vinder Sandhu, the
grandson of martyr
Bhagat Singh, on Friday
expressed anger on a photo
showing Delhi CM Arvind
Kejriwal hanging between
the portraits of Bhagat
Singh and BR Ambedkar
while behind bars on Thurs-
day. He condemned AAP
for this political act.
Arvind Kejriwal.  FILE
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R/O BADABAS, KOTPUTALI,
VPO KOTPUTLI,
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(Independent candidates should write Independent here)
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Indiaorderedkillingsin
Pak:Intelligenceofficials
Agencies
New Delhi
The Indian government
assassinated individuals
in Pakistan as part of a
wider strategy to elimi-
nate terrorists living on
foreign soil, according to
Indian and Pakistani in-
telligence operatives who
spoke to the Guardian.
Interviews with intel-
ligence officials in both
countries, as well as doc-
uments shared by Paki-
stani investigators, shed
new light on how India’s
foreign intelligence agen-
cy allegedly began to
carry out assassinations
abroad as part of an em-
boldened approach to na-
tional security after 2019.
The agency, the Research
 Analysis Wing (Raw),
is directly controlled by
the office of India’s prime
minister, Narendra Modi,
who is running for a third
term in office in elections
later this month.
The accounts appear to
give further weight to al-
legations that Delhi has
implemented a policy of
targeting those it consid-
ers hostile to India. While
the new allegations refer
to individuals charged
with serious and violent
terror offences, India has
also been accused pub-
licly by Washington and
Ottawa of involvement in
the murders of dissident
figures including a Sikh
activist in Canada and of
a botched assassination
attempt on another Sikh
in the US last year.
As per report by British daily ‘The Guardian’
‘SECRET’ TEST TO FIX GLOBAL WARMING
In attempt to cool earth, scientists
send sunlight back to the space
Agencies
New Delhi
cientists in the
United States
tried to bounce
back some of the sun’s
rays into space as a way
to temporarily cool Earth
after the planet witnessed
its hottest year on record
in 2023, a report by the
New York Times said.
They used cloud
brightening, a technique
that makes clouds bright-
er so that they reflect a
small fraction of incom-
ing sunlight and as a re-
sult, lower the tempera-
tures of an area. If suc-
cessful, the technology
aims to position several
devices aimed at the sky
over oceans bringing
down the rising sea tem-
peratures. On April 2,
researchers at the Uni-
versity of Washington
launched a mist of salt
particles into the sky at a
high speed from a snow-
machine-like device
placed atop a decommis-
sioned aircraft carrier in
San Francisco.
The experiment was
performed under a secret
project titled CAARE or
Coastal Atmospheric
Aerosol Research and
Engagement. The idea
was to use clouds as mir-
ror that reflect incoming
sunlight, a concept ex-
plained by British physi-
cistJohnLathamin1990.
He proposed to create a
fleet of 1,000 ships that
would travel across the
globe spraying seawater
droplets into the air to de-
flect solar heat and lower
Earth’s temperatures.
The idea behind the
technology uses simple
science: a large numbers
of small droplets reflect
more sunlight than small
numbersoflargedroplets.
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SunriserscrushKingsbysixwickets
First India Bureau
New Delhi
Sunrisers Hyderabad got
thejobdoneagainstChen-
nai Super Kings in match
number 18 of the Indian
Premier League (IPL)
2024 season on Friday.
In response, Abhishek
Sharma, Travis Head and
Aiden Markram played
crucial knocks for the
Sunrisers (166/4).
CSK were 119/2 at one
stage before Shivam
Dube’s dismissal (119/3)
allowed SRH to make a
comeback.
The Orange Army
bowled well at the death
and restricted CSK to
165/5. Bhuvneshwar Ku-
mar took 1/28 from his
four overs.
Pat Cummins and
Jaydev Unadkat were
solid as well.
SRHbowledrelativelywellinendoverstohaveCSKrestrictedto165/5afterelectingtobowl
Match 18
RCB’s Virat Kohli with others in a practice session. The struggling Royal Challengers aim to reignite their
campaign as they face Rajasthan Royals at SMS Stadium in Jaipur today. SANTOSH SHARMA
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Aiden
Markram plays a shot during
the IPL match on Friday.
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jaydev Unadkat celebrates with teammates
after taking the wicket of CSK Ajinkya Rahane during the IPL match
between SRH and CSK in Hyderabad, Friday. PTI
Israel sacks 2 officers
after finding errors in
strike on aid workers
Agencies
Jerusalem
An Israeli inquiry into the
killing of seven aid work-
ers in an air strike in Gaza
this week found serious
errors and breaches of
procedure by the military,
with the result that two of-
ficershavebeendismissed
and senior commanders
formally reprimanded.
The inquiry found Is-
raeli forces mistakenly
believedtheywereattack-
ing Hamas gunmen when
drone strikes hit the 3 ve-
hicles of the World Cen-
tralKitchenaidgrouplate,
 that standard proce-
dures had been violated.
The killing of the 7 work-
ers included citizens of
Britain,Australia, Poland,
a dual U.S. Canadian na-
tional and a Palestinian.
Ambuja takes huge leap in cement industry
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Ambuja Cement has
taken a big leap in the
limestone or rather ce-
ment industry of the
state. In the financial
year 2023-24, which
ended on March 31, the
Mines Department auc-
tioned a total of 22 lime-
stone blocks, out of
which Ambuja Cement
alone won 20 blocks by
making higher bids.
The auction of 53 more
blocks is yet to be com-
pleted andAmbuja is par-
ticipating in all of them.
Ambuja aims to acquire
around 50 limestone
blocks  will invest over
Rs 50 thousand crore on
this. Rajasthan’s share in
the country’s cement pro-
duction is about 70 per-
cent. The famous cement
companies of the country
have blocks of limestone
and all are competing to
take the lead in the ce-
ment industry in Ra-
jasthan by investing heav-
ily in this business.
Meanwhile, the Mines
Department has also dis-
covered limestone re-
serves at Nagaur, Chittor,
Jaisalmerandotherplaces
andhasstartedtheprocess
of preparing their blocks
and auctioning them on-
line. Due to the continu-
ously increasing demand
ofcementandnewblocks,
Ambuja Cement prepared
a plan and took steps to-
wards making big invest-
ments in Rajasthan, that is
why in the financial year
endingMarch31,22lime-
stone blocks were auc-
tioned and Ambuja Ce-
ment competed with the
companies and took over
20 blocks by bidding
higher. Now Ambuja is
also competing for 53
limestone blocks to be
auctioned online by the
mines department.
Sources claim thatAm-
buja is moving fast to-
wards the target of ac-
quiring about 50 blocks
of limestone in the state.
By doing this, Ambuja
will invest more than Rs
50,000 crore in the ce-
ment industry in the state
and thousands of people
will also get employment.
Furthermore, Ambuja
will also be able to make
a big contribution to the
economy of the state. In
the financial year ending
March 31, Ambuja was
ranked among the top 10
in giving revenue.
Hospital sealed in
Karauli, FIR filed
First India Bureau
Karauli
After a surprise in-
spection by the Health
Department in
Hindaun on Friday,
serious irregularities
were found. One hos-
pital was sealed and an
FIR was registered.
Allegations of up to
20 assassinations
since 2020 follow
Canada’s accusation
of Delhi role in
murders of dissidents
Pakistani Sikhs hold a protest in Lahore last September over the
killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada.
‘FALSE, MALICIOUS’: INDIA DENIES ALLEGATIONS
OF MOSSAD-LIKE ASSASSINATIONS IN PAKISTAN
New Delhi: India has firmly rebutted claims of
orchestrating assassinations in Pakistan, describ-
ing them as “false and malicious anti-India propa-
ganda.” This response comes in light of allegations that the
Indian government, through the Research  Analysis Wing
(RAW), has been involved in nearly 20 killings in Pakistan
since 2020. The allegations also point towards a strategy
initiated post the Pulwama attack in 2019, aiming to neu-
tralize threats before they materialize.
MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS
 Six months into war, no
end in sight to conflict
 Israel facing mounting
pressure from international
allies
 US demands con-
crete steps from Israel to
increase aid supplies
 Israel opens more bor-
der crossings to allow in aid
 Israeli ambassador,
summoned by Poland in
protest
AJINKYA COMPLETES
4,500 RUNS IN IPL
New Delhi: Indian
batter Ajinkya Rah-
ane has completed
4,500 runs in the IPL. The
CSK batter reached this
landmark in Match 18 of
the IPL 2024 against Sun-
risers Hyderabad. Rahane,
who has featured in the
IPL since the inaugural
edition (2008), attained
this feat with 16th run in
the match. Rahane com-
pleted 4,500 IPL runs in his
176th encounter. His tally
includes 30 half-centuries
and two tons. In addition
to playing for CSK, Rahane
has represented Delhi
Capitals, Kolkata Knight
Riders, Mumbai Indians,
Rising Pune Supergiants,
and Rajasthan Royals. As
many as 2,810 of Rahane’s
IPL runs have come for Ra-
jasthan Royals. he played
100 games for the Royals
in the tournament.
Mourners gather to hold a
vigil for the Polish aid worker.
AMBUJA AIMS TO ACQUIRE 50 LIMESTONE
BLOCKS AND WILL INVEST OVER `50000 CR
BLOCK DATE BID REVENUE
PSB 01 Nagaur 11.09.2023 36.05% 73.85 cr
PSB 02 Nagaur 12.09.2023 30.16% 63.10 cr
PSB 03 Nagaur 21.02.2024 25.20% 58.70 cr
PSB 04 Nagaur 22.02.2024 25.20% 46.96 cr
PSB 05 Nagaur 23.02.2024 25.20% 46.96 cr
PSB 06 Nagaur 18.09.2023 38.10% 76.55 cr
PSB 07 Nagaur 19.09.2023 26.06% 57.81 cr
PSB 08 Nagaur 26.02.2024 25.20% 58.70 cr
PSB 09 Nagaur 27.02.2024 25.20% 46.96 cr
PSB 10 Nagaur 28.02.2024 25.20% 46.96 cr
PSB 11 Nagaur 29.02.2024 50.50% 87.13 cr
PSB 12 Nagaur 01.03.2024 50.50% 87.13 cr
PSB 13 Nagaur 04.03.2024 25.15% 54.72 cr
PSB 14 Nagaur 05.03.2024 25.15% 54.72 cr
PSB 15 Nagaur 06.03.2024 25.20% 32.39 cr
PSB 16 Nagaur 11.03.2024 25.20% 19.56 cr
PSB 17 Nagaur 12.03.2024 25.15% 74.27 cr
PSB 18 Nagaur 12.03.2024 25.15% 74.27 cr
HPB 20 Nagaur 03.10.2023 29.20% 3825.45 cr
Manoj Mathur
Jaipur
Whenever Prime Minis-
ter Narendra Modi em-
barks on an election tour,
he disseminates a big
political message. At the
‘Vijay Shankhnaad’rally
in Churu, whenin, the
Prime Minister told the
voters that Narendra
from Delhi has come
here to seek blessings for
Devendra and informed
about his relationship
with Devendra and his
choice as a candidate,
this also had electoral po-
litical significance.
When Modi publicly
addressed the prominent
leaders on stage, empha-
sizing that not all local
bigwigs need to attend
every meeting, as he can
connect with grassroots
workers in smaller gath-
erings, it wasn’t just a
casual remark but a well-
thought-out strategic
move. Through these two
things, Modi gave a clear
message that voters only
want to see Modi’s face,
the work Modi govern-
ment has carried out in
the last ten years and
Modi’s dreams for the
future of the country.
This election prioritis-
es the nation over local
leaders and equations,
was yet another signifi-
cant political message
disseminated by the
Prime Minister during
the huge election rally.
The Prime Minister
wooed the voters of the
three Lok Sabha seats of
Shekhawati in this Vijay
Shankhnaad Rally, but
laid maximum emphasis
on Churu seat, which was
considered weak due to
local political turmoil.
BJP has this time
canceled the ticket of
two-time MP Rahul Kas-
wan on this seat and
fielded Paralympic me-
dalist, Devendra Jhajha-
ria. Kaswan left the party
and joined the Congress
and Congress has given
him the ticket.
By declaring Deven-
dra Jhajharia as his
choice in the meeting,
Modi also expressed that
no other leader has any
role in cutting Kaswan’s
ticket. Modi also played
the ‘emotional card.’
Modi mentioned about
Devendra’s mother ,
highlighting how a son
from a humble back-
ground, despite facing
physical challenges,
brought pride to the na-
tion.
The Shekhawati re-
gion also has a large
number of military and
Muslim families.”
After the air strike, PM
Modi while wooing the
voters belonging to the
military background,
referred to the slogan giv-
en from Churu during the
last elections, ‘Desh Nahi
Jhukne Dunga’and OPS.
Besides, he also tried
to woo the Muslim
women voters by count-
ing the relief given to
Muslim families due to
abolition of triple talaq.
Like the first election
rally in Kotputli, here too
Modi mentioned all the
national issues like con-
struction of the Ram tem-
ple, Abrogation of Arti-
cle 370, corruption and
nepotism of opposition
parties including the
Congress, on the basis of
which, he spoke about
taking the BJP beyond
400 this time.
From P1…
The PM said that Modi
has protected every Mus-
lim family. “Every father
of a Muslim family used
to think that after getting
the daughter married, if
after having 2-3 children,
the husband will divorce
her and send her away,
then how will I handle
my daughter? Unlike
other parties, BJP does
not just issue a manifes-
to, we fulfill our mani-
festo. Most of the resolu-
tions of the manifesto we
issued in 2019 have been
completed. Article 370
has been abolished from
J K. Modi has protect-
ed every Muslim family.
The law on triple talaq is
helping our Muslim sis-
ters. Parliament has also
passed the law for reser-
vation for women in the
Lok Sabha,” he said.
We accomplish what
we set out to do
PM said that when Ra-
jasthan develops, India
will also develop. “The
work that Modi has done
in the country in last 10
years has laid the founda-
tion of a developed India.
India astonishes world
with rapid progress.”
First India Bureau
Jaipur
BJP’s State President, CP
Joshi, rebuked Congress’
manifesto, labeling it a
bundle of lies. He chal-
lenged Congress on its
55-year rule, questioning
their contributions to
farmers, the poor, and na-
tional interests. Joshi ac-
cused Congress of win-
ning power through false
promises. Cabinet Minis-
terRajyavardhanRathore
dismissed Congress’
manifesto as another hol-
low pledge, highlighting
their past failures. This is
yet another guarantee in
the chain of hollow
promises. During their
five-year reign in Raj,
their only guarantee was
to plunder the state,
which they did exten-
sively, leading to their
downfall in every state.”
Former CM Ashok
Gehlot touted Congress’
‘Nyay Patra’ as a blue-
print for a prosperous
India, promising security
and dignity for all citi-
zens, inspired by leaders
like Mallikarjun Kharge
and Rahul Gandhi.
First India Bureau
Jodhpur
In the electoral battle-
ground of Jodhpur as-
sembly constituency, Un-
ion Minister for Jal Shak-
ti and BJPcandidate from
Jodhpur, Gajendra Singh
Shekhawat, has im-
mersed himself in a re-
lentless day and night
campaign. Meanwhile,
on the other hand, his
wife, Naunand Kanwar,
is leading a door-to-door
campaign accompanied
by women in support of
her husband, Gajendra
Singh Shekhawat.
During the campaign
trail, Shekhawat reached
Lohawat-Phalodi from
Jodhpur. He met people
at MLA Pabba Ram
Bishnoi’s residence. He
was warmly welcome d
in Jambeshwar Nagar
Lohardia. He received a
warm reception from the
locals in Hindal gol.
Pokhran MLA Mahant
Shri Pratap Puri Maharaj
also accompanied him.
Upon reaching Nachna
in Pokhran, he was greet-
ed with fervour by the
revered rural populace.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma
led a roadshow in Chak-
su, starting fromAmbed-
kar Circle to the BJP of-
fice, igniting crowd en-
thusiasm.Addressing the
gathering, he urged sup-
port for the BJP candi-
date, expressing grati-
tude for their presence.
He expressed gratitude to
the people gathered at the
BJP election office and
remarked, “The enthusi-
asm I see today has
strengthened my belief.
You secured victory for
the MLA from Chaksu
with 50,000 votes, but we
will make efforts to help
Kanhaiya Lal ( BJP can-
didate) win with 100,000
votes.Earlier, in Laksh-
mangarh, CM in a poll
meeting, he said, “Those
responsible for causing
anguish to our youth and
farmers will face conse-
quences. Highlighting
the leak of 17 out of 19
exam papers in Rajasthan
as unjust to farmers and
their children, he vowed
to continue the fight
against corruption and
Congress-led injustices.
First India Bureau
Chittorgarh/Udaipur
Deputy CM Diya Ku-
mari, engaged in a lively
interaction with BJP
workers in Udaipur on
Friday over a ‘tiffin’
meeting, fostering cama-
raderie and discussing
pertinent issues.
Prior to this, Diya Ku-
mari infused enthusiasm
among BJP workers at
the inauguration of the
BJP Media Centre in
Udaipur. Later, at the
party’s meeting room,
she addressed the work-
ers, emphasising the im-
portance of dedicated
efforts leading up to the
Lok Sabha elections.
Diya Kumari articulated
her vision of securing all
25 seats in Rajasthan
with a significant mar-
gin, urging everyone to
work tirelessly towards
this goal. “We don’t
have to sleep until the
LS polls,” she said.
Meanwhile, in Chit-
torgarh, Diya participat-
ed in ‘Jauhar Shrad-
dhanjali Samaroh’ or-
ganised by the Jauhar
Smriti Sansthan, paying
tribute to sacrificial
bravery of women, com-
memorating women’s
valour. She also visited
Pushkar on Friday.
JANSAMPARK ABHIYAN
Modi’s 3rd term will be more decisive in history: Birla
PRIMEMINISTER’SSUBTLEMESSAGE:
NOFACEBIGGERTHAN‘MODI’
PM Narendra Modi being presented a memento during the BJP’s ‘Vijay Shankhnaad Rally’ in Churu
on Friday. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, Rajendra Rathore, Dr Satish Poonia and others were present.
Diya Kumari being felicitated during the ‘Jauhar Shraddhanjali
Samaroh’ in memory of ‘Veeranganas’ in Chittorgarh on Friday.
CP Joshi, Narendra Singh, Shakti Singh, TS Shaktawat, RS
Bhinder, Chandrabhan Singh Aakya, Shrichand Kriplani, PS
Nagada, Preeti Shaktawat and others were also present.
Bhanwar S Charan
Kota
midst the Lok
Sabha elections,
BJP candidate
 Lok Sabha Speaker
Om Birla asserted that
under the leadership of
PM Narendra Modi, the
past 10 years have wit-
nessed crucial decisions
such as the construction
of the Ram Mandir, the
abrogation ofArticle 370,
the ban on triple talaq,
women’s reservation, and
the implementation of the
Indian Penal Code. Birla
emphasized that Modi’s
third term will further so-
lidify its place in history
for making robust deci-
sions. He was engaging
with the public in the Ke-
shoraipatan constituency
in Bundi on Friday.
Birla reached out to
the common people in
many areas of his con-
stituency urging them to
support the BJP.
During his interactions,
Birla stressed that strong
leaders can only make
significant decisions in
the interest of the nation.
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi has demonstrated
this capability, fueled by
the immense love and
support of the people.
Modi has set a target of
crossing the 400-seat
mark based on the trust of
the people, a goal that the
public will fulfill.
Former MLAChandra-
kanta Meghwal com-
mented that the growing
support for the BJP
among the public has left
the opposition bewil-
dered. They are resorting
to negative tactics to sway
the elections in the wrong
direction. BJP workers
are urged to contest the
elections with discipline
and patience.
Om Birla being felicitated by the locals during the ‘Jansampark Abhiyan’ at Keshoraipatan in
Bundi district on Friday.
CP Joshi during the ‘Tiffin Meeting’ at Booth No. 157 of
Pannadhay Shakti Kendra in Chirrogarh on Friday.
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma waves at people during the roadshow
held in support of BJP candidate Kanhaiya Lal Meena in Chaksu
on Friday. Rajyavardhan Rathore was also present.
Naunand Kanwar conducts a ‘door to door’ campaign in support
of her husband  BJP candidate, GS Shekhawat in Jodhpur
district on Friday. Other local leaders were also present.
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma seeks the blessings of
Peethadheeshwar Omdas Maharaj at Sangalia
Dhuni in Sikar on Friday. Sumedhanand
Saraswati and others were also present.
Diya articulated her
vision of securing all
25 seats in Raj with a
significant margin,
urging everyone to
work tirelessly
towards this goal
A
08
One of the best parts about Travel is not that
we see new places or meet new people, but that
we get a chance to observe ourselves in new
surroundings.
Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, CMD  Editor-in-Chief
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
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A political message disseminated during the ‘Vijay Shankhnaad rally’ by
advising that big leaders should be selective in meeting attendance
CM’s roadshow in
an open jeep,
ignites enthusiasm
among the people
Analysis
PM: When
Raj develops,
India will also
develop
We don’t have to sleep
until the LS polls: Diya
urges party workers
CM conducts roadshow in Chaksu, urges
support for BJP in upcoming Lok Sabha polls
I HAVE COME TO SANGALIA DHUNI TO SEEK BLESSINGS OF ALL SAINTS: CM
Losal: During his tour to Sikar dis-
trict, CM Bhajan Lal Sharma visited
the Sangalia Dhuni on Friday. “I
have come today to seek the blessings of
all saints. Today I offered prayers to Dhuni
Mata and took blessings from Maharaj Shri
Omdas Maharaj. Also, I paid obeisance
at the Samadhi of all the saints. Today
my heart is filled with joy,” CM Sharma
said while interacting with media. The CM
sought the blessings of Swami Omdas Ji
Maharaj by presenting him with a ‘Shriphal’
 a shawl. Swami Omdas Maharaj also
blessed the Chief Minister Sharma by pre-
senting him with a shawl  an idol of Lord
Ganesh.  Dinesh Kadwa
Congress manifesto is
a bundle of lies: Joshi
Jodhpur:NaunandKanwar
campaignsforGSShekhawat
Picture stories gifted to Guv
Artist and picture-storyteller, Brajraj Rajavat called upon
Governor Kalraj Mishra at Raj Bhavan in Jaipur on Friday
and presented him with a set of his created picture-story
books. This set of four books weaves together narratives
with illustrations, depicting Subhas Chandra Bose’s
role in the independence movement, glimpses of Adi
Shankaracharya’s life shedding light on Indian culture, the
sacrifice of Padmavati and the women of Chittor, and the
valour of Gora-Badal alongside Veer Savarkar’s patriotism.
CORRIGENDUM
In the report, ‘An ‘Indispensable’ Akhil Arora Factor’, pub-
lished on April 5, the Chief Minister has been inadvertently
mentioned as Finance Minister. The error is regretted.
Modi woos voters of all 3 seats of Shekhawati from Churu’s poll rally
JAIPUR, SATURDAY | APRIL 6, 2024
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TAAPSEE-MATHIAS WEDDING
umours of Taapsee Pannu and
Mathias Boe’s nuptials set tongues
wagging, and now, juicy details of
their grand affair in Udaipur have
surfaced.  P11
R
n the dynamic
world of fashion
and beauty,Trish-
na Ray emerges
as a beacon of el-
egance and poise.
Crowned Miss Teen Uni-
verse India 2023, pre-
sented by Bharat24-Vi-
sion of New India and
First India, under the men-
torship of NikhilAnand, Own-
er, Glamanand Group and Miss
Universe India, she has swiftly be-
come a captivating figure in the
industry, captivating hearts with
her grace and charisma.Trishna
Ray is representing India at
Teen Universe pageant in Do-
minican Republic to be held from
April 22 toApril 28, with more than
30 countries participating.
Trishna’s journey into the
limelight began with her innate
passion for fashion and model-
ling. Hailing from the pictur-
esque landscapes of India, her
journey to the top has been
nothing short of remarkable.
With a blend of Indian heritage
and contemporary flair, Trishna
effortlessly exudes charm and
sophistication.
Her distinctive style reso-
nates with both traditional and
modern aesthetics, showcasing
a seamless fusion of cultures.
From vibrant ethnic ensembles
to chic couture designs, Trishna
effortlessly carries each look with
finesse and allure. Beyond her
striking appearance, Trishna pos-
sesses a magnetic personality that
captivates audiences worldwide.
With her infectious smile and con-
fident demeanor, she exudes a sense
of empowerment and inspiration to
her admirers, especially young girls
aspiring to follow in her footsteps.
Trishna’s reign as Miss Teen Uni-
verse India 2023 has propelled her
into the global spotlight, opening
doors to a plethora of opportunities
in the fashion and entertainment in-
dustry. With her innate talent and
determination, she is set to leave an
indelible mark on the world stage.
Despite her meteoric rise to fame,
Trishna remains grounded and com-
mitted to using her platform for
positive change. She actively advo-
cates for causes close to her heart,
including education for underprivi-
leged children and environmental
conservation.
In addition to her modeling pur-
suits, Trishna is a multifaceted indi-
vidual with a keen interest in acting
and entrepreneurship. Her versatil-
ity and ambition know no bounds as
she continues to explore new ave-
nues for personal and professional
growth.
Meet Trishna Ray, crowned Miss Teen Universe India 2023, presented by Bharat24-Vision of New India and First
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Trishna
Ray’s Rise
to Fame
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Dr Jagdeesh Chandra with Nikhil Anand  Trishna Ray
(Winner Miss Teen Universe India 2023)
during the grand finale held on April 14, 2023
Trishna Ray epitomizes
the essence of grace
and elegance,
embodying the spirit of beauty
and sophistication. We at
Bharat24- Vision of New India and
First India, always promote the
young talent in the field of fashion,
glamour and entertainment. Her
remarkable journey from
becoming Miss Teen Universe India
2023 to now representing India at
Teen Universe pageant in
Dominican Republic happening
from April 22 to April 28, where
more than 30 countries will
participate, is a testament to her
unwavering dedication and innate
talent. I congratulate Trishna on
her well-deserved success and wish
her all the best as she continues to
shine on the global stage. I also
commend the efforts of Nikhil
Anand for his exceptional
mentorship and guidance.
—Dr Jagdeesh Chandra
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  • 1. Jaipur, Saturday | April 6, 2024 RNI NUMBER: RAJENG/2019/77764 | VOL 5 | ISSUE NO. 299 | PAGES 12 | `3.00 Rajasthan’s Own English Newspaper firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia A HISTORIC MOMENT: NaMo TO BECOME THE FIRST PM TO ADDRESS AN ELECTION MEETING IN PUSHKAR TODAY MODILOOKSTOWINRAJ’S‘HEART’ FROMLORDBRAHMA’SCITY! KARTIKEY DEV SINGH day after addressing a massive public meeting in Churu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to address yet another massive rally, but this time in the ‘heart’ of Ra- jasthan i.e. Pushkar. Located at a stone’s throw from Ajmer city; which is enclosed by Marwar, Mewar, Had- oti and Dhundhar making the region a literal heart of the state; the town of Pushkar, revered for its Temple dedi- cated to Lord Brahma, will become witness to a first of its kind of event when any Prime Minister would alight here and hold a public meeting. Inter- estingly, prior to PM Modi’s visit on Saturday, no other Prime Minister has ever held a political rally in the town ever. Thus, this meeting of Modi’s holds special significance since it will send a message to Hindus across not just Rajasthan but across the length and breadth of the nation that Modi and BJP are devout followers of the Hindutva cause; thus setting the nar- rative for the battle 2024! Prime Minister Narendra Modi will land at Pushkar helipad around 12 noon on Saturday. After this, he will address the public meeting organised at the fair ground. BJP candidate from Ajmer — Bhagirath Choudhary — and BJP candidate from Nagaur — Jyoti Mirdha — will be present in the public meeting. Modi will address an election rally targeting the Ajmer and Nagaur Lok Sabha constituencies on Saturday. From the political point of view, Modi’s meeting is considered ex- tremely important. For the first time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding an election rally in Pushkar which coincides with BJP’s Foundation Day. Security agen- cies have taken control of the meeting place, fairground and helipad for secu- rity reasons. Meanwhile, the BJP or- ganization has made preparations to bring more and more people to Modi’s meeting and BJP leaders claim that around 1 lakh people will come to Pushkar to listen to Modi. A PM Narendra Modi offered prayers at the Brahma temple in Pushkar, on May 31, 2023. PM Narendra Modi
  • 2. he Indian P r e m i e r L e a g u e (IPL) has once again taken cricket enthusiasts on a rollercoaster ride of thrill- ing matches. After the end of the second week, Kolk- ata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) are the only undefeated teams in the competition. The five-time champion Mumbai Indians (MI) is at the bottom of the points ta- ble and yet to register their first win. Till now, this season has been about explosive bat- ting, with mammoth scores being put on the board. There have been two 270- plus totals already, and no longer is the coveted 200- run mark regarded as a safe score. One notable team making waves this year is the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who revamped their coaching staff and welcomed back franchise veteran Gautam Gambhir. His return has sparked praise from experts and fans alike, especially fol- lowing KKR’s dominant and unbeaten run in the first three matches. Beyond the victories, it’s the com- manding manner in which KKR has vanquished its opponents that underscores the squad’s growing confi- dence and determination. KKR batsmen have shown remarkable aggres- sion, consistently pummel- ling opposition bowlers to post imposing totals. Sun- risers Hyderabad (SH) made headlines just the previous week by setting a record-breaking score of 277, a feat that appeared unassailable until Kolkata Knight Riders threatened to break the record when they put up 272 against Delhi Capitals. KKR open- er Sunil Narine showcased his prowess with the bat, scoring a blistering 85 off just 39 balls, while Andre Russell’s quickfire 41 off 19 added the finishing touches to KKR’s explo- sive batting. The other team at the top of the table, Rajasthan Royals (RR), has been equally formidable. Un- like KKR, Rajasthan has not just been a batting- dominant side but has also been the best bowling team in the tournament so far. In their first couple of matches, they were able to defend totals under 200, and then restricted the powerful MI side to just 125 for 9 to win their third match on the trot. Trent Boult has been in excellent rhythm, making run-scoring in the power- play rather difficult against RR. He took three quick wickets against MI to de- rail their batting effort. Yuzvendra Chahal has also shot into the limelight just before the T20 World Cup. His six wickets from three games have come at an im- pressive economy rate. These two have been the pillars of RR bowling who have transformed RR into a lethal outfit which can lift the trophy this IPL! Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has stamped his authority as the leading run-scorer of IPL2024, crossing the 200- run mark after four games for Royal Challengers Ben- galuru. While his team has had a modest start to the season, Virat has made a resounding comeback, as- suring his berth for the T20 World Cup team. With two half-centuries under his belt, Kohli leads the batting charts ahead of Riyan Par- ag of Rajasthan Royals and Heinrich Klaasen of Sun- risers Hyderabad. The Purple Cap is cur- rently held by Mustafizur Rahman of Chennai Super Kings, who leads the wick- et-taking charts with seven scalps from three games at an impressive economy rate of 8.83. Following closely is Mohit Sharma of Gujarat Titans, also with seven wickets but from four games. However, it’s the young sensation Ma- yank Yadav of Lucknow Super Giants who has caught everyone’s atten- tion with his express pace, claiming six wickets from just two games at an aston- ishing economy rate of just 5.12! Mayank’s exceptional shows, which included bowling deliveries above 150 kph consistently to dis- miss key players, earned him two consecutive Play- er of the Match awards. He has earned praise from Glenn Maxwell, who was one of his victims, and has compared Mayank’s raw pace with ex-Australian pacer ShaunTait. But over- all, this season has so far belonged to the batsmen. Even KKR star pacer Mitchell Starc stated that it has been difficult to con- tain runs given the size of the grounds, and the T20 format can be brutal on bowlers. For Indian cricket fans, the most heartening aspect of this season is the return of Rishabh Pant to com- petitive cricket following his car accident. Despite Delhi’s struggles in IPL standings, Pant’s stellar performance has brought smiles to the faces of crick- et lovers all over the world. Overcoming adversity, Pant has been in fine form and has already scored two 50s in four matches. Im- portantly, he has kept wickets in all the matches, and his trademark shots have not only showcased his batting range but also alleviated concerns about his fitness. With the T20 World Cup in sight and the Test series with Australia at the end of the year, India would be hoping for peak Pant form and fitness. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL TOP TWEETS SPIRITUAL SPEAK Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. BIBLE FINDING JOY IN IPL SEASON For Indian cricket fans, the most heartening aspect of this season is the return of Rishabh Pant to competi- tive cricket following his car accident. Despite Delhi’s struggles in IPL standings, Pant’s stellar performance has brought smiles to the faces of cricket lovers all over the world. Overcom- ing adversity, Pant has been in fine form and has already scored two 50s in four matches. Importantly, he has kept wickets in all the matches, and his trademark shots have not only showcased his batting range but also alleviated concerns about his fitness. With the T20 World Cup in sight and the Test series with Australia at the end of the year, India would be hoping for peak Pant form and fitness. Batsmendominate1st fortnightofIPL2024 The Indian Premier League (IPL) has once again taken cricket enthusiasts on a rollercoaster ride of thrilling matches. After the end of the second week, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) are the only undefeated teams in the competition. The five-time champion Mumbai Indians (MI) is at the bottom of the points table and yet to register their first win IN-DEPTH DOES INDUSTRIAL SPIRIT INCLUDE THOSE THAT INTOXICATE Battered & bruised but ready with promises lcohol, one that can be drunk and the other which cannot be savoured by humans, is dominating arguments in the Supreme Court these days and providing some lighter moments. The case is about who should levy excise on industrial al- cohol, which is used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, solvents, and many other industrial purposes. Excise on normal alcohol which has an intoxicating effect can be levied by state governments. Levying tax on industrial alcohol is in the domain of the Central government. States like Uttar Pradesh, which was the firsttointroducealevyonindustrialalcohol,WestBen- gal and Kerala want control over sale, distribution and pricing of such alcohol for augmenting their revenues. The Supreme Court is hearing the case for a second time. The states’plea was dismissed by a seven-judge Constitution bench in 1989 after differentiating be- tween intoxicating and industrial alcohol. A similar differentiation or accepting the argument that intoxi- cating liquor includes all alcohol will determine the fate of this case. A he beleaguered Congress is preparing for an electoral showdown amidst Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to voters to decimate the grand old party. In a significant move to bolster its OBC support base, Congress has promised a nation- wide caste census, mirroring the step taken by Nitish Kumar in Bihar. Moreover, in a bid to attract Sched- uled Castes, OBCs, and Scheduled Tribes, the party pledges to surpass the 50 percent reservation cap for them. However, this commitment appears somewhat unrealistic, as it necessitates a constitutional amend- ment, a feat the party seems unlikely to achieve given its current odds heavily stacked against it. Additionally, the promise of a socio- economic census and the right to employ- ment in the party manifesto aims to en- gage the disenchant- ed youth, who appear apathetic towards the electoral process.The decision to suspend the Agnipath scheme for armed forces re- cruitment for four years reflects respon- siveness to public cri- tique but may back- fire as hundreds of youth were able to get into the armed forces. Furthermore, the manifesto emphasizes transcending divisions of reli- gion, language, and caste, advocating for a more in- clusive political landscape. Nevertheless, amidst these promises, the Congress grapples with the exodus of key leaders to rival parties and trouble with key ally, the CPI-M, in Kerala. Ex- acerbating its internal challenges, Sanjay Nirupam, Gourav Ballabh, andVijender Singh left the party.The departure of stalwarts like Ashok Chavan and Baba Siddique underscores a recurring trend, indicating a one-way street toward the BJP.As Congress navigates these troubled waters, its ability to retain leadership and rejuvenate its electoral prospects remains a press- ing concern. T The decision to suspend the Agnipath scheme for armed forces recruitment for four years reflects responsiveness to public critique but may backfire as hundreds of youth were able to get into the armed forces T Greetings on #NationalMaritimeDay. This day is a reminder of the contributions of the maritime industry to the development of the nation. The Modi govt has emphasized the empowerment of this crucial industry and its heroes who risk their lives for the efficient use of the oceans. May this day strengthen our resolve to fortify the maritime sector further. Amit Shah (Modi Ka Parivar) @AmitShah This unwavering faith of the countrymen on the policies of the respected Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji and the tremendous support that the BJP is getting will make the NDA victorious on more than 400 seats across the country and will provide Modi ji the opportunity to serve the country for the third time. Jagat Prakash Nadda (Modi Ka Parivar)@JPNadda l Vol 5 l Issue No. 299 l RNI NO. RAJENG/2019/77764. Printed and published by Anita Hada Sangwan on behalf of First Express Publishers. Printed at Bhaskar Printing Press, D.B. Corp Limited, Shivdaspura, Tonk Road, Jaipur. Published at 304, 3rd Floor, City Mall, Bhagwan Das Road, C-Scheme, Jaipur-302001, Rajasthan. Phone 0141-4920504. l Editor-In-Chief: Dr Jagdeesh Chandra l Managing Editor: Pawan Arora l Editor: Anita Hada Sangwan responsible for selection of news under the PRB Act PERSPECT VE 02 Jaipur, Saturday | April 6, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Siddhaarth Mahan The writer is a specialist on Sports and Cinema who works as an actor in the Hindi film industry
  • 3. First India Bureau Mumbai The RBI Governor Shak- tikanta Das on Friday an- nounced the first mone- tarypolicyofthefinancial year 2024-25. The two- day review meeting of the RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), the rate-setting panel, com- menced on April 3 and concluded today, April 5. The RBI decided to keep the key policy repo rate unchanged at 6.5% for the seventh consecutive time. The six-member MPC headed by Gover- nor Das also decided to maintainthepolicystance at ‘withdrawal of accom- modation’. The RBI has projected India’s real GDP growth rate for FY25 at 7 percent. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses media on Friday. Jaipur, Saturday | April 6, 2024 RNI NUMBER: RAJENG/2019/77764 | VOL 5 | ISSUE NO. 299 | PAGES 12 | `3.00 Rajasthan’s Own English Newspaper firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Now enter new world of entertainment with First India. Click or Scan to download our own OTT 1st India+ SENSEX 74,248.22 20.59 BSE 22,513.70 0.95 NIFTY Adda Adda RAJ RAJniti ka ‘...MAITRI KA MOOLYA TUNE NAHI PEHCHANA’, RATHOREHITSATKASWAN! Rajendra Rathore’s recital of lines of a famous poem “... Hit vachan nahi tune manaa, maitri ka moolya nahi pehchana…” on friday during the PM rally in Churu led politicos & jurnos asking question that was Rathore aiming guns on his political rival Kaswan family. Both the sides have been at- tacking each other since Kaswan turned a rebel and jumped into the fray. ‘...HAAREKASAHARA,BABA SHYAMHUMARA’,SAYSPSK INHISPOLLCAMPAIGN Pratap Singh Khachariyawas’s campaign style in Jaipur has become talk of the town. Known for his bold statements Khachariyawas has changed his style these days and is approaching the voters with the mes- sage that they should support the Congress in upcoming polls. He is also saying “Haare ka Sahara Baba Shyam Hu- mara” in his telephonic vote appeal. 04 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Saturday | April 6, 2024 Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat 04 QUOTE-UNQUOTE Public connnect rally was done in village Bugrada of Jayal assembly constituency regarding LS Polls. Many public repre- sentatives including former MLA from Jayal Manju Meghwal were also present. Hanuman Beniwal, RLP supremo After controlling media, dictato- rial govt is imposing restric- tions on expression and ideas on social media. In such a time, only so- cial media warriors can spread message of justice & expose BJP’s agendas. Govind Singh Dotasra, Rajasthan PCC Chief There is an outcry, this time BJP will cross 400 mark. Ad- dressed Narendra Modi ji’s ‘Vi- jay Shankhnad Rally’ in Churu. It is clear from the enthusiasm of people that BJP will win with an overwhelming majority. Rajendra Rathore, BJP Leader In the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, Rahul Gandhi interact- ed directly with the people, listening to their concerns. A manifesto titled ‘Nyay Patra’, aligned with their sentiments, has been prepared. Sachin Pilot, Congress Leader GROUND REPORT SIKAR LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCY SpiritedfightbetweenaMonkseeking ahat-trick&aComradeeyeingmaidenwin 1 TO PREVENT DIVISION OF OPPOSITION VOTES, CONG GAVE THIS SEAT TO CPI(M)’S AMRA RAM 2 IMPACTFUL ROADSHOW OF HOME MINISTER AMIT SHAH CREATED ELECTION BUZZ HERE Hukum Singh Sikar oth the major parties - BJP and Congress - have now put their full strength into the election campaign in the Sikar Lok Sabha seat. Here, BJP has played a bet for the third time on two-time MPSwamiSumedhanand Saraswati, while Con- gress has left this seat for I.N.D.I. Alliance. Four- time former MLA Com- rade Amra Ram of CPI(M) has been fielded as the joint candidate of the alliance. BJP candidate Swami Sumedhanand is among the public for the devel- opment work done in the area during his two ten- ures as MP. The other 12 candidates are contesting in this election as differ- entpartiesandcandidates. BJP has gambled on Sumedhanand Saraswa- ti’s image of staying away from factionalism. PCC Chief Govind Singh Dotasra has played an important role in Con- gress’ approval on the face of Comrade Amra Ram who believed that the comrade would make the election battle tough for BJP as he would get Congress votes along with Left votes. Now it has to be seen whether Congress and CPI(M), who were once face to face in many assemblies of Sikar, will be able to get the voters to vote or not. BJP candidate Swa- mi Sumedhanand and I.N.D.I. Alliance candi- dateComradeAmraRam, both come from Jat fami- lies. Swami Sumed- hanand is a voter of Pipra- li and Comrade Amra Ram is a voter of Mund- wara. Amra Ram has a distinct reputation among the farmers due to his ac- tive involvement in the farmers’ movement. Whereas Swami Sumed- hanand Saraswati is among the public with the major achievements of railway transport and bet- ter connectivity, medical college, and military academy in the last two terms. In support of Swa- mi Sumedhanand Saras- wati, Home Minister Amit Shah has given mo- mentum to the campaign by holding a road show in Sikar city. Apart from the nomination, CM Bhajan Lal Sharma was also pre- sent in the roadshow and has put in all his strength to maintain the BJP’s streak of winning twenty- five seats in the state. The entire Congress of Sikar including former CM Ashok Gehlot, PCC Chief Govind Singh Do- tasra, and CPI(M) leader BrindaKaratwerepresent inthenominationmeeting in support of Comrade Amra Ram in the alliance. SIKAR FACE TO FACE SWAMI SUMEDHANAND Age: 73 years Education: MA Assets: `62,80,000 Vehicle: A car AMRA RAM Age: 66 years Education: MA, B.Ed Assets: `24,46,000 Vehicle: None Being two-time MP, he is aware of the political nature and terrain of the Lok Sabha constituency As not indulged in any factionalism, he has direct contact with all the local BJP leaders Due to the road show by Amit Shah, a message was sent that Swami Sumedhanand has contacts and is liked by the top leaders of the party Image that brought results in the farmers’ movement Support of star faces of Congress Likely to get traditional votes of Cong By joining hands with Congress, direct competition will be beneficial STRONG SIDE STRONG SIDE Fear of loss due to local and external issues dominating Loss due to statement given on Jat boarding becoming an issue Loose grip at ground level WEAK SIDE The challenge is to overcome the old rivalry between CPI(M) and Congress in many areas CPI(M)’s declining support base The challenge is to break the losing streak in the last several elections Difference in parallel management of CPI(M) and BJP WEAK SIDE B MODI’SFACE&DEVPWORKSAREMAINISSUESFORBJP HERE;AMRARAMCLAIMSTOBELOCALSONOFSOIL In Sikar Lok Sabha constituency, BJP is campaigning with the face of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While talking about the develop- ment works done during his two tenure as MP, Sumedhanand Saraswati is saying that on the basis of development works, he will become MP for the third time. Also, this time Congress has also left its place. Meanwhile, Comrade Amra Ram says that the MP has only talked but has not worked on the ground. Amra Ram says that Baba has come and settled from outside whereas he himself is the son of this place. MP’S REPORT CARD Voters seem satisfied with the work done by Swami Sumedhanand Saraswati during his two terms as MP. Voters describe the MP as easily available and also respond positively to his image. RAJASTHAN SIKAR LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCY 2,07,504 VOTERS INCREASED SINCE 2019 IN SIKAR LS CONSTITUENCY Neem Ka Thana Lachhmangarh Dhod DantaRamgarh Chomu Srimadhopur Khandela Sikar BJP 03 CONGRESS 05 ASSEMBLY ELECTION 2023 11,55,368 Male Voters Female Voters 10,59,518 22,32,334 TOTAL VOTERS IN SIKAR Congtotarget6seatsnear Jaipurwithbigrallytoday First India Bureau Jaipur In the battle for Lok Sabha elections, former national president of Congress & Rajya Sab- ha MP from Rajasthan, Sonia Gandhi and na- tional president Mall- ikarjun Kharge will ad- dress the election meet- ing at Vidyadhar Nagar Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday. With this meet- ing in Jaipur, Congress is hoping to target 6 seats of state in election campaign. It is also expected that Priyanka Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi may come for this rally. SS Randhawa, Gs Dotasra and others took stock of preps on Friday. SSRandhawa,GSDotasra,TikaramJully,AmrritaDhawanandothers onFridaytakingstockofprepsfortherallyscheduledfortoday. CONGRESS’ SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP ORGANISED In a significant move, the Rajasthan Pradesh Con- gress Committee organized a one-day statewide workshop named ‘Disha’ through its Social Media and Digital Platforms Department. The workshop saw the presence of SS Randhawa, the in-charge of Rajasthan, along with GS Dotasra, the PCC Chief, and LoP Tikaram Jully, among other prominent figures. Sumit Bhagasara, the Congress Social Media Chairperson, extended a warm wel- come to all attendees. He delved into the extensive impact of social media in today’s era, emphasizing its role and reach. Yogi Adityanath in Rajasthan tomorrow First India Bureau Jaipur Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath will be tour- ing the state for Lok Sab- ha Polls. He is scheduled to visit Lakhani in Sikar district on April 7th & address a gathering in support of BJP candidate Swamy Sumedhanand Saraswati. The public meeting will be held at the ‘Lakhani ke mana baba johde’. Meanwhile, he will also address a public gathering in Lalsot on the same day, in support of BJP candidate Kanhai- yalal Meena. Homevotingbegins, bringssmiletoelderly anddifferently-abled Vinod Singh Chohan & Dr Rituraj Sharma Jaipur Under the first phase of the Lok Sabha Elections, home voting started on Friday in 12 Lok Sabha constituenciesofthestate. CEO Praveen Gupta said that voters above 85 years of age and more than 40% disabled voters have been given home voting facili- ties by the ECI. Kamala Devi, a resident of Bani Park, Jaipur, said, “Iamabletovotewhilesit- ting at home. This innova- tion will infuse a new en- ergy among the elderly to- wards elections.” Another 87-year-old voter NR Ma- thur said that he was very happywiththeECI’sinitia- tive.Thevotingprocessfor home voting will be till April13.Ifanyvoterisleft out, the second phase will beheldonApril15and16. 93-yrs old Kamala Devi casting vote via Home voting in Bani Park of Jaipur on Friday. 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This comes during unveiling of 1st monetary policy statement for the fiscal year 2024- 25. “Given popularity and acceptance of UPI, as also benefits seen from the avail- ability of UPI for card-less cash withdrawal at ATMs, it is now proposed to facilitate cash deposit facility through use of UPI. Operational instructions will be issued shortly,” Das added. RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.50% for 7th consecutive time FY25 GDP growth projected at 7%; inflation at 4.5% Aditi Nagar, Laxman Raghav, Ayushi Maharshi and Sanjay Prajapat Churu Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a huge public meeting in Churu, made a strong at- tack on Congress. PM Modi said that today the world is surprised at how India is working so fast. “I want to tell you that all we’ve done till now, is just a trailer. These days, when we go to big hotels to eat food, they first bring a few appetizers, so what Modi has done is an appetizer and the main course is yet to come. We have to take the country forward. In last 10 years, you have seen the country change. Before that, the country was in a very bad condition,” the PM said. PM Modi also said that Modi has protected every Muslimfamily. TURNTOP8 MODI’S‘PALATE-PLEASING’TASTEOFSUCCESS!  Work done in 10 yrs is like appetizer; main course yet to come, says PM Modi  The Prime Minister says that Modi has protected every Muslim family Devendra Jhajharia presents javelin to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in presence of CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, Avinash Gehlot, Rajendra Rathore, Shubhkaran Choudhary, Harlal Saharan, Satish Poonia and other BJP leaders, during the public rally in Churu on Friday. PM Modi looks at Ram Darbar made of sandalwood, which was presented to him by Rajendra Rathore. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, Devendra Jhajharia and other BJP leaders are also seen here. MODI TO ADDRESS VIJAY SHANKHNAAD SABHA Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the BJP’s Vijay Shankhnaad Sabha today at Mela Ground of Pushkar, Ajmer. During this, CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, Deputy Chief Ministers Diya Kumari and Prem Chand Bairwa, along with other BJP leaders and public representatives will be present. TODAY 02:45 PM MODI’S RALLY AT PUSHKAR MELA GROUND TODAY MARKS 44TH FOUNDATION DAY OF BJP The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will celebrate its 44th Foundation Day today, with great fervour and enthusiasm. The saffron party was founded on April 6, 1980, and has emerged as the largest political party in the world. On the occasion, PM Narendra Modi will address the BJP leaders and workers. Various events have been planned by the party to mark celebrations across the globe. IN JUST 3 MONTHS, OUR GOVT HAS CREATED NEW DIMENSIONS OF DEVELOPMENT IN RAJ, SAYS CM CM Bhajan Lal Sharma addressed during Modi’s rally and stressed that nation is moving forward with PM Modi’s vision and thinking. “Our govt has created new dimensions of development in Rajasthan in just 3 months. Modi ji’s guarantee means the guarantee of completion. We did what we said. When we celebrate Diwali at home, Modi celebrates every Diwali with the soldiers. No leader of the world is equal to PM Modi, our PM is the most powerful leader of the world,” he said. NYAY PATRA: CONGRESS RELEASES MANIFESTO FOR LS POLLS, GOES SILENT ON CAA, FOCUSES ON ‘25 GUARANTEE AND 5 NYAY’... ‘Yuva, Naari, Kisaan, Shramik, Hissedari’ `1 lakh per year, 50% govt job quota: Key promises for women First India Bureau New Delhi TheCongresspartyonFri- day announced its mani- festo for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Delhi. The manifesto, re- leased by party chief Mal- likarjun Kharge alongside former presidents Sonia GandhiandRahulGandhi, focused on the party’s commitment to justice through its ‘five pillars.’ Titled ‘Nyay Patra’, the manifestocenteredaround the ‘Yuva Nyay’, ‘Naari Nyay’, ‘Kisaan Nyay’, ‘Shramik Nyay’, and ‘Hissedari Nyay’. Addi- tionally, it encompassed thepledgesmadebyCong in its electoral promises for polls. lso drew a paral- lelbetweenUPAandNDA eras and claimed that the former surpassed latter in termsofeconomicgrowth. Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge along with party leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, P Chidambaram and KC Venugopal releases the party’s manifesto for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections during a press conference, at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Friday. Social Justice: Plans to carry out a comprehensive socio-economic and caste census across the nation, aimed at documenting the various castes and sub- castes along with their socio-economic status 50% cap on reservations: A constitutional amend- ment to increase current 50% cap on reservations for SC, ST, and OBC Job quota for women: Party will reserve 50% of Centre jobs for women starting in 2025. The party will also launch a Mahalakshmi scheme to provide `1 lakh per year to every poor Indian family Law to recognize LGBTQ: Congress will introduce legislation to formally acknowledge civil unions among LGBTQIA couples Employment opportuni- ties: Party pledged to address nearly 30 lakh va- cancies at different levels in central govt, 10% quota in employment and edu institutions for EWS for castes and communities Rajasthan model: Party plans to adopt Rajasthan model of previous Gehlot govt providing cashless in- surance of up to `25 lakh for universal healthcare Foreign policy: Congress pledged to mend relations with the Maldives and un- dertake efforts to reinstate previous state of affairs along borders with China Economic policies: Party has set goal of doubling GDP within next decade. Furthermore, party intends to replace the GST laws KHARGE, SONIA, GEHLOT WILL HOLD RALLY TO LAUNCH POLL MANIFESTO IN JAIPUR TODAY Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and other leaders of party will hold a rally at Jaipur’s Vidhyadhar Nagar stadium in Jaipur today to publicly launch its elec- tion manifesto. Former CM Ashok Gehlot posted on X, “I request all Congress workers to reach Vidhyadhar Nagar ground at 11 am and make the event successful.” P4 GUARANTEES MADE BY CONGRESS Lights...Camera...Action! Industries Minister Colonel Rajyavardhan Rathore, CMD & Editor-in-Chief Dr Jagdeesh Chandra and CEO & Managing Editor Pawan Arora cut the ceremonial ribbon during inauguration of ‘swanky new’ studio of First India News on Friday. Seen here are Shweta Mishra Awasthi, Shivendra Parmar, Aishwary Pradhan, Mahesh Paliwal and other First India family members. MUKESH KIRADOO F irst India News marked a historic milestone with the inauguration of its ‘swanky new’ studio, setting a new standard in broadcast- ing. The event showcased the culmination of years of hard work and dedication by the First India team. Studio’s launch signifies a signifi- cant leap forward, bringing international standards to Rajasthan’s media land- scape. The inauguration un- derscored First India News’s dedication to innovation and excellence. With a renewed focus on quality journalism, channel reaffirmed its posi- tion as State’s premier news source. FULL REPORT ON P12 IN SHORT  In a big relief to about 17 lakh madrassa students in UP, SC paused order of Allahabad HC scrapping UP Board of Madarsa Act.  2 unidentified terrorists have been killed after the Indian army foiled an in- filtration bid in the Sabura Nala area of Uri on Friday.  SC Friday granted bail to activist Shoma Kanti Sen in Elgar Parishad- Maoist links case, told her not to leave Maharashtra.  The EC on Friday is- sued a notice to Delhi minister Atishi over her claim that the BJP ap- proached her to join party. FIRST INDIA NEWS INAUGURATES NEW STUDIO! MATCH 19: TODAY Time: 7:30 pm, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur Rajasthan Royals Royal Challengers Bengaluru VS
  • 4. Adda Adda RAJ RAJniti ka ‘...MAITRI KA MOOLYA TUNE NAHI PEHCHANA’, RATHOREHITSATKASWAN! Rajendra Rathore’s recital of lines of a famous poem “... Hit vachan nahi tune manaa, maitri ka moolya nahi pehchana…” on friday during the PM rally in Churu led politicos & jurnos asking question that was Rathore aiming guns on his political rival Kaswan family. Both the sides have been at- tacking each other since Kaswan turned a rebel and jumped into the fray. ‘...HAAREKASAHARA,BABA SHYAMHUMARA’,SAYSPSK INHISPOLLCAMPAIGN Pratap Singh Khachariyawas’s campaign style in Jaipur has become talk of the town. Known for his bold statements Khachariyawas has changed his style these days and is approaching the voters with the mes- sage that they should support the Congress in upcoming polls. He is also saying “Haare ka Sahara Baba Shyam Hu- mara” in his telephonic vote appeal. 04 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Saturday | April 6, 2024 Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat 04 QUOTE-UNQUOTE Public connnect rally was done in village Bugrada of Jayal assembly constituency regarding LS Polls. Many public repre- sentatives including former MLA from Jayal Manju Meghwal were also present. Hanuman Beniwal, RLP supremo After controlling media, dictato- rial govt is imposing restric- tions on expression and ideas on social media. In such a time, only so- cial media warriors can spread message of justice & expose BJP’s agendas. Govind Singh Dotasra, Rajasthan PCC Chief There is an outcry, this time BJP will cross 400 mark. Ad- dressed Narendra Modi ji’s ‘Vi- jay Shankhnad Rally’ in Churu. It is clear from the enthusiasm of people that BJP will win with an overwhelming majority. Rajendra Rathore, BJP Leader In the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, Rahul Gandhi interact- ed directly with the people, listening to their concerns. A manifesto titled ‘Nyay Patra’, aligned with their sentiments, has been prepared. Sachin Pilot, Congress Leader GROUND REPORT SIKAR LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCY SpiritedfightbetweenaMonkseeking ahat-trick&aComradeeyeingmaidenwin 1 TO PREVENT DIVISION OF OPPOSITION VOTES, CONG GAVE THIS SEAT TO CPI(M)’S AMRA RAM 2 IMPACTFUL ROADSHOW OF HOME MINISTER AMIT SHAH CREATED ELECTION BUZZ HERE Hukum Singh Sikar oth the major parties - BJP and Congress - have now put their full strength into the election campaign in the Sikar Lok Sabha seat. Here, BJP has played a bet for the third time on two-time MPSwamiSumedhanand Saraswati, while Con- gress has left this seat for I.N.D.I. Alliance. Four- time former MLA Com- rade Amra Ram of CPI(M) has been fielded as the joint candidate of the alliance. BJP candidate Swami Sumedhanand is among the public for the devel- opment work done in the area during his two ten- ures as MP. The other 12 candidates are contesting in this election as differ- entpartiesandcandidates. BJP has gambled on Sumedhanand Saraswa- ti’s image of staying away from factionalism. PCC Chief Govind Singh Dotasra has played an important role in Con- gress’ approval on the face of Comrade Amra Ram who believed that the comrade would make the election battle tough for BJP as he would get Congress votes along with Left votes. Now it has to be seen whether Congress and CPI(M), who were once face to face in many assemblies of Sikar, will be able to get the voters to vote or not. BJP candidate Swa- mi Sumedhanand and I.N.D.I. Alliance candi- dateComradeAmraRam, both come from Jat fami- lies. Swami Sumed- hanand is a voter of Pipra- li and Comrade Amra Ram is a voter of Mund- wara. Amra Ram has a distinct reputation among the farmers due to his ac- tive involvement in the farmers’ movement. Whereas Swami Sumed- hanand Saraswati is among the public with the major achievements of railway transport and bet- ter connectivity, medical college, and military academy in the last two terms. In support of Swa- mi Sumedhanand Saras- wati, Home Minister Amit Shah has given mo- mentum to the campaign by holding a road show in Sikar city. Apart from the nomination, CM Bhajan Lal Sharma was also pre- sent in the roadshow and has put in all his strength to maintain the BJP’s streak of winning twenty- five seats in the state. The entire Congress of Sikar including former CM Ashok Gehlot, PCC Chief Govind Singh Do- tasra, and CPI(M) leader BrindaKaratwerepresent inthenominationmeeting in support of Comrade Amra Ram in the alliance. SIKAR FACE TO FACE SWAMI SUMEDHANAND Age: 73 years Education: MA Assets: `62,80,000 Vehicle: A car AMRA RAM Age: 66 years Education: MA, B.Ed Assets: `24,46,000 Vehicle: None Being two-time MP, he is aware of the political nature and terrain of the Lok Sabha constituency As not indulged in any factionalism, he has direct contact with all the local BJP leaders Due to the road show by Amit Shah, a message was sent that Swami Sumedhanand has contacts and is liked by the top leaders of the party Image that brought results in the farmers’ movement Support of star faces of Congress Likely to get traditional votes of Cong By joining hands with Congress, direct competition will be beneficial STRONG SIDE STRONG SIDE Fear of loss due to local and external issues dominating Loss due to statement given on Jat boarding becoming an issue Loose grip at ground level WEAK SIDE The challenge is to overcome the old rivalry between CPI(M) and Congress in many areas CPI(M)’s declining support base The challenge is to break the losing streak in the last several elections Difference in parallel management of CPI(M) and BJP WEAK SIDE B MODI’SFACE&DEVPWORKSAREMAINISSUESFORBJP HERE;AMRARAMCLAIMSTOBELOCALSONOFSOIL In Sikar Lok Sabha constituency, BJP is campaigning with the face of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While talking about the develop- ment works done during his two tenure as MP, Sumedhanand Saraswati is saying that on the basis of development works, he will become MP for the third time. Also, this time Congress has also left its place. Meanwhile, Comrade Amra Ram says that the MP has only talked but has not worked on the ground. Amra Ram says that Baba has come and settled from outside whereas he himself is the son of this place. MP’S REPORT CARD Voters seem satisfied with the work done by Swami Sumedhanand Saraswati during his two terms as MP. Voters describe the MP as easily available and also respond positively to his image. RAJASTHAN SIKAR LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCY 2,07,504 VOTERS INCREASED SINCE 2019 IN SIKAR LS CONSTITUENCY Neem Ka Thana Lachhmangarh Dhod DantaRamgarh Chomu Srimadhopur Khandela Sikar BJP 03 CONGRESS 05 ASSEMBLY ELECTION 2023 11,55,368 Male Voters Female Voters 10,59,518 22,32,334 TOTAL VOTERS IN SIKAR Congtotarget6seatsnear Jaipurwithbigrallytoday First India Bureau Jaipur In the battle for Lok Sabha elections, former national president of Congress & Rajya Sab- ha MP from Rajasthan, Sonia Gandhi and na- tional president Mall- ikarjun Kharge will ad- dress the election meet- ing at Vidyadhar Nagar Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday. With this meet- ing in Jaipur, Congress is hoping to target 6 seats of state in election campaign. It is also expected that Priyanka Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi may come for this rally. SS Randhawa, Gs Dotasra and others took stock of preps on Friday. SSRandhawa,GSDotasra,TikaramJully,Amrrita Dhawanandothers onFridaytakingstockofprepsfortherallyscheduledfortoday. CONGRESS’ SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP ORGANISED In a significant move, the Rajasthan Pradesh Con- gress Committee organized a one-day statewide workshop named ‘Disha’ through its Social Media and Digital Platforms Department. The workshop saw the presence of SS Randhawa, the in-charge of Rajasthan, along with GS Dotasra, the PCC Chief, and LoP Tikaram Jully, among other prominent figures. Sumit Bhagasara, the Congress Social Media Chairperson, extended a warm wel- come to all attendees. He delved into the extensive impact of social media in today’s era, emphasizing its role and reach. Yogi Adityanath in Rajasthan tomorrow First India Bureau Jaipur Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath will be tour- ing the state for Lok Sab- ha Polls. He is scheduled to visit Lakhani in Sikar district on April 7th & address a gathering in support of BJP candidate Swamy Sumedhanand Saraswati. The public meeting will be held at the ‘Lakhani ke mana baba johde’. Meanwhile, he will also address a public gathering in Lalsot on the same day, in support of BJP candidate Kanhai- yalal Meena. Homevotingbegins, bringssmiletoelderly anddifferently-abled Vinod Singh Chohan & Dr Rituraj Sharma Jaipur Under the first phase of the Lok Sabha Elections, home voting started on Friday in 12 Lok Sabha constituenciesofthestate. CEO Praveen Gupta said that voters above 85 years of age and more than 40% disabled voters have been given home voting facili- ties by the ECI. Kamala Devi, a resident of Bani Park, Jaipur, said, “Iamabletovotewhilesit- ting at home. This innova- tion will infuse a new en- ergy among the elderly to- wards elections.” Another 87-year-old voter NR Ma- thur said that he was very happywiththeECI’sinitia- tive.Thevotingprocessfor home voting will be till April13.Ifanyvoterisleft out, the second phase will beheldonApril15and16. 93-yrs old Kamala Devi casting vote via Home voting in Bani Park of Jaipur on Friday.
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  • 6. RAJASTHAN 05 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Saturday | April 6, 2024 CGST CONDUCTS RAIDS ON RAJASTHAN EXPORTERS GST evasion of `4.04 crore unearthed Vimal Kothari Jaipur big case in Raj- asthan of mis- use of GST ex- emption given to export- ers under GST law has been exposed by the an- ti-evasion teams of CGST Jaipur Commis- sionerate. In the raid conducted over the last two days at two sesame and watermelon seed ex- porting firms located on Beawar Road in Ajmer, the anti-evasion teams not only exposed GST evasion of Rs 4 crore 4 lakh, but the officials also recovered this amount from the export- ing firm on the spot. According to the in- formation received from reliable sources, CGST’s Anti-Evasion team has detected irregularities in the refunds being con- tinuously sought by these two exporter firms registered in the Jaipur Commissionerate. Eva- sion branch officials re- ceived confidential in- formation. After prelim- inary analysis of the in- formation found it to be correct, and teams of CGST Anti-Evasion Branch officials launched raids at the work sites of these firms on April 3. In this action which lasted for two days, the officials caught evidence of export of Rs 57 crore without ade- quate documents and falsification of GST of Rs 2.86 crore. Similarly, officials detected irregu- larities in the goods re- ceived by the taxpayer and the tracking of the vehicles transporting the goods could not be re- corded. Based on this discrepancy, GST eva- sion of Rs 1.18 crore was considered certified. The operators of the taxpayer firms also accepted the GST irregularities and deposited the revenue of Rs 4 crore 4 lakh with the officials on the spot. Sources reveal that both these firms were registered in CGST and SGST respectively. Tax- payers in these firms also collected refunds of about Rs 30 crore from CGST and SGST. First India Bureau Jaipur Jaipur International air- port will start Haj opera- tions from May 21, 2024 till July 11th. All the flights will be operated from Terminal 1 of the airport. During this peri- od nine departures are scheduled to Madinah in the month of May and nine arrivals from Jeddha are scheduled in the month of July. “Last year we had suc- cessfully handled the Haj Operations and all pil- grims were very happy with the arrangements. This year also we will ensure seamless travel with all necessary ar- rangements and services in place,” said a senior Airport official. From May 21 to 27th one flight will take off daily to Madinah on Tuesday, Thursday, Sat- urday, Sunday, and Mon- day while two flights daily are scheduled on Wednesday, and Friday. Similarly, arrivals will start from July 4 to July 11th 2024. Meetings with concerned govern- ment departments, offi- cials and Haj Committee representatives are going on and preparations are in full swing. First India Bureau Jaipur During the ‘Pure food, attack on adulteration’ campaign, the Food Safe- ty and Drug Control C o m m i s s i o n e r a t e stormed the area sur- rounding the Secretariat. Under the guidance of Additional Food Com- missioner Pankaj Ojha, an intensive inspection campaign against booths, carts, and other food vendors is under- way. The team met with Neeraj, the owner of Kolkata Chaat Bhandar, in High Court Lane. The crew examined dahi vada, dal cheela, green and red chutney, chole, and samples of the in- gredients required to make these (paneer, curd). During this peri- od, the team destroyed 10 kg of sour curd, 10 kg of stale chutney, and 6 kg of smelling chickpeas on the spot. All chaat bhandar owners are in- structed to take the ut- most care of hygiene. First India Bureau Jaipur ACS Shubhra Singh is closely monitoring the il- legal organ trade using fake NOCs for trans- plants. The ACB and the Medical Ed- ucation de- partment got active due to Gurugram’s action. Singh said that it was a matter of concern that the approval committee has not met for a year. “SMS administra- tion will have to explain why the meeting did not take place.We are dealing with a sensitive case and there will be no leniency,” she said. Singh further said, “We have given the benefit of doubt to the approval committee. The entire transaction seems to be at the procedural level. Transplant is done in five government and 12 pri- vate hospitals. ACB has records of SMS, EHCC and Fortis hospitals. We will have to wait for the report of the high level committee for action.” Staff of SMS Hospital and middlemen involved in carrying out organ transplant were caught red-handed at the hospital while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 70,000 for is- suing NOC, Ravi, Deputy Inspector General of Po- lice (ACB) had said on Monday. The accused, who issued fake NOCs in lieu of money, include an officer of the SMS Hospi- tal and organ transplant coordinators at EHCC Hospital and Fortis Hos- pital, Ravi had said. Jaipur International airport all prepared for the Haj operation. Dark clouds hover at Vidhan Sabha rod in Jaipur on Friday. Food Safety and Drug Control Commissionerate inspecting the street vendors in Jaipur on Friday. (INSET) Food cart of a vendor near the Secretariat. The ACB and the Medical Education department got active due to Gurugram’s action. A FakeNOCfortransplant:ACB, healthdeptcloselymonitorcase ACS Shubhra Singh is monitoring the illegal organ trade Illegal organ trade First India Bureau Jodhpur Under Operation Sev- enth Horse, Jodhpur range level special team has arrested 8 accused including three main ac- cused, revealing the gang involved in robbery, fir- ing and firing in solar plant. Of which the gang leader is also included. 33 solar plates, 50 meters of steel conductor, guy wire, back stay cross plate have also been re- covered from the posses- sion of the accused. The accused used to commit crimes for fun. In March, there was a heist and fire at Adani’s solar plant in Phalodi, followed by a robbery in February and a theft in January. This gang leader has 20 criminal cases filed against him. The team collected 33 solar plates, three pil- lars of special metal, two rolls of conductor wire, four rolls of gauge wire, and a huge num- ber of backstay cross plates from them. OPERATION SEVENTH HORSE Jodhpur police arrests 8 in solar plant robbery case The accused in police custody in Jodhpur on Friday. (INSET) Several stolen solar plates were also recovered. Foodsafetydrivetargetschaat bhandarownersnearSecretariat ‘Alvida Jummah’ namaz Devotees offer ‘Alvida Jummah’ namaz on the last Friday in the holy month of Ramadan in old city of Jaipur on Friday. SANTOSH SHARMA Anshdeep seeks help of DC in revenue collection 3 held for making false comments on social media First India Bureau Jaipur Excise Commissioner Anshdeep has written a letter to the District Col- lector & Divisional Com- missioners seeking help in collecting revenue. The letter sought to take action to ban illegal li- quor. The letter men- tioned to take effective action in coordination with police and the excise prevention squad. Sought help in attachment of the properties of defaulters for recovery of dues, make it mandatory to give infor about properties, sale of legal liquor should be done by the licence holders as per the rules. First India Bureau Jaipur Due to the formation of a cyclonic circulation sys- tem on the Rajasthan- Pakistan border, the state has been cloudy for the last two days. Its effect is also visible in Jaipur. The city has been cloudy since morning. Due to cloud cover, the day tem- perature in Jaipur went below normal. This has given relief to people from the heat. There is a possibility of rain too. The temperature in Jaipur will remain under control until April 7. Af- ter April 7, the impact of western winds will grow. Vikas Shama Jaipur The Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Abdullah lecture which was scheduled to- day at SMS Medical Col- lege campus has been cancelled following pro- test. The National Medi- cos Organization and RMCTA had raised ob- jections that Sheikh Abdullah did not get any title. They have contend- ed that no govt institution has given any such title to Sheikh Abdullah. Be- sides,Abdullah’s son Fa- rooqAbdullah has started the campaign to revive Article 370 in Kashmir, which is against national interest. The administration is on a back foot after ob- jections from the organi- zations and postponed the programme. First India Bureau Barmer Raimal Singh, Khuma- ram, and Bhairaram were arrested by the police teams from Kotwali and Ramsar police stations in Barmer district on allega- tions of publishing false comments on social me- dia about the LS elec- tions to incite hostility between two groups and disrupt social harmony. SP Meena asked the so- cial media district nodal officer, ASP Jassa Ram Bose, to take action on this matter. SPMeena has informed the public that the district police will maintain rigorous moni- toring on social media. Coolbreeze&overcastskies dominateJaipurweather Followingprotest,lectureon SheikhAbdullahcancelled Abdullah’s son Farooq Abdullah has started campaign to revive Article 370 in Kashmir Jaipur International airport to start Haj operations from May 21 Haj operations to start from May 21 till July 11. Total 18 flights will operate from Jaipur Flights will operate from Terminal 1 of Jaipur International Airport SANTOSH SHARMA Udaipur: A four-year- old child playing near a dargah was mauled to death by dogs. The fa- ther who went looking for the youngster no- ticed that a dog had his daughter’s neck in its jaws. The dog was frightened away, and the girl was taken to the hospital, where physi- cians declared her dead. The youngster’s father, Nadeem, said the tod- dler was playing 100 meters away. During this time, dogs pulled her up, carried her away, and scratched her severely. 4-year-old girl mauled to death by stray dogs in Udaipur Jaipur: As Chaitra Navratri starts from April 9, ghat sthapana will be held at Amer Shila Mata Temple at 12:05 pm and darshan will begin from 1 pm. Nisha puja will be held on April 15 at 10 pm and April 16 at 4:30 pm. Navratri Utthaan is on April 18 at 10:30 am. From April 10 to April 17, devotees can have darshan from 6 am to 12:30 pm and from 4 pm to 8:30 pm. Chaitra Navratri puja at Amer Shila Mata Temple from April 9 Jaisalmer: A piece of good news emanated from the Captive Breed- ing Center of Jaisalmer as on Friday the first captive-bred Great Indi- an Bustard chicks were born. Rajasthan Forest Dept, WII, and MOEF- CC were highly excited. It is considered an imp achievement towards the conservation of the near-extinct state bird Godavan. Reportedly, PCCF (Administration) Arijit Banerjee is also very excited about this. 1st captive-bred Great Indian Bustard chicks born in Jaisalmer IN BRIEF Jaipur: Jaipur Range IG Umesh Dutta has been appointed as the Inspector General (IG) of the Special Protec- tion Group (SPG) for a period of five years. SPG is entrusted with the security of the Prime Minister. Conse- quently, a new IG will be appointed in the Jai- pur Range. New era for SPG as Jaipur Rang IG Umesh Dutta takes charge
  • 7. PTI Haridwar BJP president JP Nadda on Friday lashed out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for using religion at the time of elections. “There are people who visit temples and wear ‘janeu’ (the sacred thread) at the time of elections without even knowing how to wear it properly just for utilis- ing religion,” Nadda said in an apparent ref- erence to Gandhi with- out naming him. He was addressing a gathering of saints at Maya Devi temple here in support of BJP can- didate and former CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, who is contesting from the Haridwar seat. Nadda sought bless- ings of people for another term to Narendra Modi as the PM to help him fight a political battle for so- cial development. “ThisistheeraofIndia. Your pious support and blessings will strengthen Modi in the political fight he is waging for the coun- try’s development and welfare of all,” he said. INDIA’S TALENT IN IT SECTOR IT stands for India Tomorrow: Anurag Thakur PTI Bengaluru nion Minister Anurag Thakur said the Centre has set a target to make India ‘Viksit Bharat’ by 2047 and slammed the previous UPA govern- ment over corruption and scams. Addressing IT professionals here on late Thursday evening, he said, “... IT stands for ‘In- dia Tomorrow’ and what is the target for India to- morrow? The target is to develop India into Viksit Bharat by 2047.” Taking a dig at the Congress, the Union Minister said, “Can you imagine 10 years back our countrymen were finding it even difficult to think about freeing them- selves from the clutches of corrupt Congress party and its alliance partners where one after another scam took place.” Referring to the vari- ous scams during the UPA regime, he said be- cause we have a short memory, sometimes we forget especially those aged between 18 and 22, they were only eight and 10 years old then. “They are not aware of 2G scam or CWG scam... They didn’t know about AgustaWestland, Coal scam and all that...” “It is our duty to remind them that between 2009 to 2014, there were so many scams in this country that by 2014 it looked like the growth (of the country) was stagnant, inflation was high and policy pa- ralysis was hitting the country hard and we were looking at an op- tion,” he said. Anurag Thakur speaks at an event in Bengaluru on Thursday. U LS POLL BUZZ 06 Jaipur, Saturday | April 6, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia CECtellsofficialstoboostvoter turnoutaheadof2024LSpolls First India Bureau New Delhi Chief Election Commis- sioner Rajiv Kumar con- vened a crucial meeting on Friday with senior of- ficials from major cities and select states, stressing the need to enhance voter turnout in the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha Elec- tions. Municipal Com- missioners (MCs) repre- senting major urban hubs and District Election Of- ficers (DEOs) from piv- otal states like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh were among the attendees. Kumar said that 266 Parliamentary Constitu- encies (PCs) with histori- cally low voter turnout have been pinpointed for targetedintervention.Mu- nicipal Commissioners, District Election Officers, andstatechiefelectionof- ficers have been tasked with engaging voters in a focused manner. The Election Commis- sion released a booklet titled ‘Voter’s Apathy’, revealing that nine states and union territories re- ported a voter turnout lower than the national average in the 2019 gen- eral elections. Notably, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar exhibited particularly dismal turnout rates. Addressing the chal- lenge, CEC Kumar em- phasized the necessity of tailored outreach programs, highlighting urban apathy as a con- cerning trend. EC identifies 266 constituencies with low voter turnout Congmanifesto‘bundleoflies’,saysBJP PTI New Delhi The BJP on Friday dubbed the Congress’ Lok Sabha poll manifes- to a “bundle of lies” and alleged that the party, which ruled the country for several decades, did not fulfil any of the promises made in its ear- lier manifestos for the as- sembly and parliamenta- ry elections. The Congress on Fri- day released its manifes- to for the Lok Sabha elections, making a host of promises including the right to apprenticeship, a legal guarantee for MSP, and raising the 50 per cent cap on reservations for SCs, STs and OBCs. The BJP said the Con- gress has come with such a poll manifesto to create confusion and mislead voters. “The Congress mani- festo is a bundle of lies. It has been prepared to create confusion among voters,” BJP national spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi told the media pesons at the party office. Saffron party says GOP’s document prepared to create confusion, mislead voters Will decide PM face after winning polls: Rahul Gandhi PTI New Delhi Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the I.N.D.I.A. bloc has decided that its prime ministerial face will be decided by the alliance constituents jointly after it wins the polls. Speaking at Congress manifesto launch, Rahul Gandhi said it is a much closer contest than what is propagated by the media. Asked about who would be the PM face, Gandhi said, “I.N.D.I.A. bloc has decided that we are to- gether fighting an ideo- logicalelection,afterwin- ning the election, who will be the leader, the PM, the whole coalition will jointly decide.” To a question, he said unlike many political commentators he cannot predict the future but ex- pressed confidence that this is a “much closer” election than what is be- ing propagated by media. Nadda jabs RaGa for using religion during elections BJP chief JP Nadda with other party leaders campaigning ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in Haridwar on Friday. ANI Ram Navami: Ram Temple trust makes spl arrangements First India Bureau Ayodhya To facilitate the pil- grims, Shri Ram Jan- mabhoomi Teerth Kshetra has decided to organise seven queues of devotees instead of four. This decision has been taken in view of big rush of devotees on Ram Navami festival at the Ram Temple here. Shri Ram Jan- mabhoomi Teerth Kshetra held a meet- ing at the Maniram Das Cantonment on Friday afternoon. On Ram Navami festival, religious rituals at the temple would be tel- ecast live on about a hundred LED screens inthenearbymarkets. Besides, it was also decided to provide ORS packets to keep the devotees hydrated and to use mats to save them from hot floor. In Full Bloom! Visitors click a selfie in the backdrop of blooming tulips at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, which had opened on March 23 in Srinagar. ANI Modi was a ray of hope in 2014. We promised that we will give you a clean govt and I’m glad that in the last 10 years we can proudly say in our govt not even a single penny of corruption allegation is levelled against Modi or his ministers ANURAGTHAKUR, UNION IB MINISTER Getting Poll Ready Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar (C) with Election Commissioners Sukhbir Singh Sandhu (R) and Gyanesh Kumar addresses a press conference at the CEC office in New Delhi, on Friday. ANI BJP national spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi with others addressing media at party office in New Delhi on Friday. Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi. On the occasion, the EC also released a booklet titled ‘Voter’s Apathy’ . It said that nine states and union territories (UTs) reported a voter turnout lower than the national average of 67.4 per cent in the 2019 general elections. These were Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Telangana, Gujarat, Punjab, Rajasthan, Jammu Kashmir and Jharkhand RAJ’SKARAULI-DHOLPUR SAW LOW VOTING IN 2019 New Delhi: The Karauli-Dholpur par- liamentary constitu- ency in Rajasthan recorded a low voting percentage in 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The EC said it has identified 266 constituencies, includ- ing 215 in rural areas, with low voter turnout and is planning targeted interven- tion to enhance voting percentage in Lok Sabha polls. The EC said 266 par- liamentary constituencies – 215 rural and 51 urban – with low voter turnout have been identified. NOT DEMOCRACY, BUT CONGRESS IS IN DANGER: SHIVRAJ CHOUHAN’S REPLY TO RAHUL GANDHI New Delhi: Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said that not democracy but the Congress party is in danger of ‘disappearing into oblivion’. Chouhan, speaking to the media, said that Congress leaders are making weird statements out of desperation and over failure to drum up public support despite canvassing. Taking objection to Rahul’s ‘nation will be on fire if BJP wins’ remarks, the senior BJP leader asked, “What does he want to convey, does Congress party want to set the country ablaze, does Sonia Gandhi support Rahul’s statement?” He said that Congress has nothing left on the ground, hence it is resort- ing to such unwarranted remarks. EC MEET TODAY TO DECIDE ON CAPF DEPLOYMENT FOR 1st PHASE IN WB Kolkata: A meeting chaired by the EC-ap- pointed police observer Anil Kumar Sharma on Saturday will finalise the exact deployment of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel for the three Lok Sabha constituen- cies in the first phase of elections on April 19. Insiders from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) said the meeting will be attend- ed by the CEO of West Bengal, Ariz Aftab, the nodal police officer for West Bengal, Anand Kumar and the state coordinator for Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), BK Sharma. In the first phase of polls on April 19, the three Lok Sabha constituen- cies where polls will be held are Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar. Court reserves order on Kejri’s plea seeking more time with lawyer Agencies New Delhi A Delhi court has re- served its order on chief minister Arvind Kejri- wal’s plea seeking more time with his counsel. Hesoughtpermissionto have additional meetings with his advocate, citing the need for more consul- tations due to the multiple casesindifferentstates.He askedforfivemeetingsper week instead of two cur- rentlyallowedbythecourt. Special Judge of Rouse Avenue Court will an- nounce the judgment on April 9. Delhi CM facing charges in a money laun- dering case linked to an alleged excise policy scam, was sent to judicial custody until April 15. CBI TO QUIZ BRS LEADER K KAVITHA IN TIHAR JAIL PM MODI LIKELY TO HOLD RALLY IN WAYANAD BHAGAT SINGH’S KIN HITS OUT AT AAP New Delhi: A Delhi court has allowed the Central Bu- reau of Investigation (CBI) to question Bharat Rash- tra Samithi (BRS) leader K Kavitha, who is lodged in Tihar jail in connection with the Delhi excise policy ‘scam’ case. The CBI moved the court saying that it wanted to question Kavitha, the daughter of former Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao, in connection with the evidence which had surfaced during further investigation, a report said. Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to campaign at the Wayanad parlia- mentary constituency and one more constituency in Kerala, said sources in the BJP here on Friday. The sources said that the dates of the visit will be announced soon. An array of BJP’s national leaders are also set to campaign in the state in the coming days. Kerala goes to the polls on April 26 to elect 20 Lok Sabha members. New Delhi: Yad- vinder Sandhu, the grandson of martyr Bhagat Singh, on Friday expressed anger on a photo showing Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal hanging between the portraits of Bhagat Singh and BR Ambedkar while behind bars on Thurs- day. He condemned AAP for this political act. Arvind Kejriwal. FILE FI TOON
  • 8. Jaipur, Saturday | April 6, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia 07 Format C-1 (for candidate to publish in Newspapers, TV) Declaration about criminal cases (As per the judgment dated 25th September, 2018, of Hon'ble Supreme Court in WP(Civil) No. 536 of 2011 (Public Interest Foundation Ors. Vs. Union of India Anr.) Name and address of candidate: DR. OM SINGH MEENA R/O BADABAS, KOTPUTALI, VPO KOTPUTLI, DISTRICT KOTPUTLI-BEHROR (RAJ.) Name of political party: “INDEPENDENT” (Independent candidates should write Independent here) Name of Election: HOUSE OF THE PEOPLE *Name of Constituency: 06- JAIPUR-RURAL I DR. OM SINGH MEENA (name of candidate), a candidate for the above mentioned election, declare for public information the following details about my criminal antecedents: (A) Pending criminal cases SL. No. Name of Court Case No. and dated Status of case(s) Section(s) of Acts concerned and brief description of offence(s) 1. JMFC- GURGURAM COURT NO. 7A 551/2022 Dt. 21.02.2022 Under Proceeding IPC-323, 406, 498-A, 506 RW/34 D.V. DOWRY, MAINTENANCE COMPENSATION NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL (B) Details about cases of conviction for criminal offences NOT APPLICABLE SL. No. Name of Court date(s) of order(s) Description of offence(s) punishment imposed Maximum Punishment Imposed NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL *In the case of election to Council of States or election to Legislative Council by MLAs, mention the election concerned in place of name of constituency. Indiaorderedkillingsin Pak:Intelligenceofficials Agencies New Delhi The Indian government assassinated individuals in Pakistan as part of a wider strategy to elimi- nate terrorists living on foreign soil, according to Indian and Pakistani in- telligence operatives who spoke to the Guardian. Interviews with intel- ligence officials in both countries, as well as doc- uments shared by Paki- stani investigators, shed new light on how India’s foreign intelligence agen- cy allegedly began to carry out assassinations abroad as part of an em- boldened approach to na- tional security after 2019. The agency, the Research Analysis Wing (Raw), is directly controlled by the office of India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, who is running for a third term in office in elections later this month. The accounts appear to give further weight to al- legations that Delhi has implemented a policy of targeting those it consid- ers hostile to India. While the new allegations refer to individuals charged with serious and violent terror offences, India has also been accused pub- licly by Washington and Ottawa of involvement in the murders of dissident figures including a Sikh activist in Canada and of a botched assassination attempt on another Sikh in the US last year. As per report by British daily ‘The Guardian’ ‘SECRET’ TEST TO FIX GLOBAL WARMING In attempt to cool earth, scientists send sunlight back to the space Agencies New Delhi cientists in the United States tried to bounce back some of the sun’s rays into space as a way to temporarily cool Earth after the planet witnessed its hottest year on record in 2023, a report by the New York Times said. They used cloud brightening, a technique that makes clouds bright- er so that they reflect a small fraction of incom- ing sunlight and as a re- sult, lower the tempera- tures of an area. If suc- cessful, the technology aims to position several devices aimed at the sky over oceans bringing down the rising sea tem- peratures. On April 2, researchers at the Uni- versity of Washington launched a mist of salt particles into the sky at a high speed from a snow- machine-like device placed atop a decommis- sioned aircraft carrier in San Francisco. The experiment was performed under a secret project titled CAARE or Coastal Atmospheric Aerosol Research and Engagement. The idea was to use clouds as mir- ror that reflect incoming sunlight, a concept ex- plained by British physi- cistJohnLathamin1990. He proposed to create a fleet of 1,000 ships that would travel across the globe spraying seawater droplets into the air to de- flect solar heat and lower Earth’s temperatures. The idea behind the technology uses simple science: a large numbers of small droplets reflect more sunlight than small numbersoflargedroplets. S SunriserscrushKingsbysixwickets First India Bureau New Delhi Sunrisers Hyderabad got thejobdoneagainstChen- nai Super Kings in match number 18 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season on Friday. In response, Abhishek Sharma, Travis Head and Aiden Markram played crucial knocks for the Sunrisers (166/4). CSK were 119/2 at one stage before Shivam Dube’s dismissal (119/3) allowed SRH to make a comeback. The Orange Army bowled well at the death and restricted CSK to 165/5. Bhuvneshwar Ku- mar took 1/28 from his four overs. Pat Cummins and Jaydev Unadkat were solid as well. SRHbowledrelativelywellinendoverstohaveCSKrestrictedto165/5afterelectingtobowl Match 18 RCB’s Virat Kohli with others in a practice session. The struggling Royal Challengers aim to reignite their campaign as they face Rajasthan Royals at SMS Stadium in Jaipur today. SANTOSH SHARMA Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Aiden Markram plays a shot during the IPL match on Friday. Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jaydev Unadkat celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of CSK Ajinkya Rahane during the IPL match between SRH and CSK in Hyderabad, Friday. PTI Israel sacks 2 officers after finding errors in strike on aid workers Agencies Jerusalem An Israeli inquiry into the killing of seven aid work- ers in an air strike in Gaza this week found serious errors and breaches of procedure by the military, with the result that two of- ficershavebeendismissed and senior commanders formally reprimanded. The inquiry found Is- raeli forces mistakenly believedtheywereattack- ing Hamas gunmen when drone strikes hit the 3 ve- hicles of the World Cen- tralKitchenaidgrouplate, that standard proce- dures had been violated. The killing of the 7 work- ers included citizens of Britain,Australia, Poland, a dual U.S. Canadian na- tional and a Palestinian. Ambuja takes huge leap in cement industry First India Bureau Jaipur Ambuja Cement has taken a big leap in the limestone or rather ce- ment industry of the state. In the financial year 2023-24, which ended on March 31, the Mines Department auc- tioned a total of 22 lime- stone blocks, out of which Ambuja Cement alone won 20 blocks by making higher bids. The auction of 53 more blocks is yet to be com- pleted andAmbuja is par- ticipating in all of them. Ambuja aims to acquire around 50 limestone blocks will invest over Rs 50 thousand crore on this. Rajasthan’s share in the country’s cement pro- duction is about 70 per- cent. The famous cement companies of the country have blocks of limestone and all are competing to take the lead in the ce- ment industry in Ra- jasthan by investing heav- ily in this business. Meanwhile, the Mines Department has also dis- covered limestone re- serves at Nagaur, Chittor, Jaisalmerandotherplaces andhasstartedtheprocess of preparing their blocks and auctioning them on- line. Due to the continu- ously increasing demand ofcementandnewblocks, Ambuja Cement prepared a plan and took steps to- wards making big invest- ments in Rajasthan, that is why in the financial year endingMarch31,22lime- stone blocks were auc- tioned and Ambuja Ce- ment competed with the companies and took over 20 blocks by bidding higher. Now Ambuja is also competing for 53 limestone blocks to be auctioned online by the mines department. Sources claim thatAm- buja is moving fast to- wards the target of ac- quiring about 50 blocks of limestone in the state. By doing this, Ambuja will invest more than Rs 50,000 crore in the ce- ment industry in the state and thousands of people will also get employment. Furthermore, Ambuja will also be able to make a big contribution to the economy of the state. In the financial year ending March 31, Ambuja was ranked among the top 10 in giving revenue. Hospital sealed in Karauli, FIR filed First India Bureau Karauli After a surprise in- spection by the Health Department in Hindaun on Friday, serious irregularities were found. One hos- pital was sealed and an FIR was registered. Allegations of up to 20 assassinations since 2020 follow Canada’s accusation of Delhi role in murders of dissidents Pakistani Sikhs hold a protest in Lahore last September over the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada. ‘FALSE, MALICIOUS’: INDIA DENIES ALLEGATIONS OF MOSSAD-LIKE ASSASSINATIONS IN PAKISTAN New Delhi: India has firmly rebutted claims of orchestrating assassinations in Pakistan, describ- ing them as “false and malicious anti-India propa- ganda.” This response comes in light of allegations that the Indian government, through the Research Analysis Wing (RAW), has been involved in nearly 20 killings in Pakistan since 2020. The allegations also point towards a strategy initiated post the Pulwama attack in 2019, aiming to neu- tralize threats before they materialize. MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS  Six months into war, no end in sight to conflict  Israel facing mounting pressure from international allies  US demands con- crete steps from Israel to increase aid supplies  Israel opens more bor- der crossings to allow in aid  Israeli ambassador, summoned by Poland in protest AJINKYA COMPLETES 4,500 RUNS IN IPL New Delhi: Indian batter Ajinkya Rah- ane has completed 4,500 runs in the IPL. The CSK batter reached this landmark in Match 18 of the IPL 2024 against Sun- risers Hyderabad. Rahane, who has featured in the IPL since the inaugural edition (2008), attained this feat with 16th run in the match. Rahane com- pleted 4,500 IPL runs in his 176th encounter. His tally includes 30 half-centuries and two tons. In addition to playing for CSK, Rahane has represented Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiants, and Rajasthan Royals. As many as 2,810 of Rahane’s IPL runs have come for Ra- jasthan Royals. he played 100 games for the Royals in the tournament. Mourners gather to hold a vigil for the Polish aid worker. AMBUJA AIMS TO ACQUIRE 50 LIMESTONE BLOCKS AND WILL INVEST OVER `50000 CR BLOCK DATE BID REVENUE PSB 01 Nagaur 11.09.2023 36.05% 73.85 cr PSB 02 Nagaur 12.09.2023 30.16% 63.10 cr PSB 03 Nagaur 21.02.2024 25.20% 58.70 cr PSB 04 Nagaur 22.02.2024 25.20% 46.96 cr PSB 05 Nagaur 23.02.2024 25.20% 46.96 cr PSB 06 Nagaur 18.09.2023 38.10% 76.55 cr PSB 07 Nagaur 19.09.2023 26.06% 57.81 cr PSB 08 Nagaur 26.02.2024 25.20% 58.70 cr PSB 09 Nagaur 27.02.2024 25.20% 46.96 cr PSB 10 Nagaur 28.02.2024 25.20% 46.96 cr PSB 11 Nagaur 29.02.2024 50.50% 87.13 cr PSB 12 Nagaur 01.03.2024 50.50% 87.13 cr PSB 13 Nagaur 04.03.2024 25.15% 54.72 cr PSB 14 Nagaur 05.03.2024 25.15% 54.72 cr PSB 15 Nagaur 06.03.2024 25.20% 32.39 cr PSB 16 Nagaur 11.03.2024 25.20% 19.56 cr PSB 17 Nagaur 12.03.2024 25.15% 74.27 cr PSB 18 Nagaur 12.03.2024 25.15% 74.27 cr HPB 20 Nagaur 03.10.2023 29.20% 3825.45 cr
  • 9. Manoj Mathur Jaipur Whenever Prime Minis- ter Narendra Modi em- barks on an election tour, he disseminates a big political message. At the ‘Vijay Shankhnaad’rally in Churu, whenin, the Prime Minister told the voters that Narendra from Delhi has come here to seek blessings for Devendra and informed about his relationship with Devendra and his choice as a candidate, this also had electoral po- litical significance. When Modi publicly addressed the prominent leaders on stage, empha- sizing that not all local bigwigs need to attend every meeting, as he can connect with grassroots workers in smaller gath- erings, it wasn’t just a casual remark but a well- thought-out strategic move. Through these two things, Modi gave a clear message that voters only want to see Modi’s face, the work Modi govern- ment has carried out in the last ten years and Modi’s dreams for the future of the country. This election prioritis- es the nation over local leaders and equations, was yet another signifi- cant political message disseminated by the Prime Minister during the huge election rally. The Prime Minister wooed the voters of the three Lok Sabha seats of Shekhawati in this Vijay Shankhnaad Rally, but laid maximum emphasis on Churu seat, which was considered weak due to local political turmoil. BJP has this time canceled the ticket of two-time MP Rahul Kas- wan on this seat and fielded Paralympic me- dalist, Devendra Jhajha- ria. Kaswan left the party and joined the Congress and Congress has given him the ticket. By declaring Deven- dra Jhajharia as his choice in the meeting, Modi also expressed that no other leader has any role in cutting Kaswan’s ticket. Modi also played the ‘emotional card.’ Modi mentioned about Devendra’s mother , highlighting how a son from a humble back- ground, despite facing physical challenges, brought pride to the na- tion. The Shekhawati re- gion also has a large number of military and Muslim families.” After the air strike, PM Modi while wooing the voters belonging to the military background, referred to the slogan giv- en from Churu during the last elections, ‘Desh Nahi Jhukne Dunga’and OPS. Besides, he also tried to woo the Muslim women voters by count- ing the relief given to Muslim families due to abolition of triple talaq. Like the first election rally in Kotputli, here too Modi mentioned all the national issues like con- struction of the Ram tem- ple, Abrogation of Arti- cle 370, corruption and nepotism of opposition parties including the Congress, on the basis of which, he spoke about taking the BJP beyond 400 this time. From P1… The PM said that Modi has protected every Mus- lim family. “Every father of a Muslim family used to think that after getting the daughter married, if after having 2-3 children, the husband will divorce her and send her away, then how will I handle my daughter? Unlike other parties, BJP does not just issue a manifes- to, we fulfill our mani- festo. Most of the resolu- tions of the manifesto we issued in 2019 have been completed. Article 370 has been abolished from J K. Modi has protect- ed every Muslim family. The law on triple talaq is helping our Muslim sis- ters. Parliament has also passed the law for reser- vation for women in the Lok Sabha,” he said. We accomplish what we set out to do PM said that when Ra- jasthan develops, India will also develop. “The work that Modi has done in the country in last 10 years has laid the founda- tion of a developed India. India astonishes world with rapid progress.” First India Bureau Jaipur BJP’s State President, CP Joshi, rebuked Congress’ manifesto, labeling it a bundle of lies. He chal- lenged Congress on its 55-year rule, questioning their contributions to farmers, the poor, and na- tional interests. Joshi ac- cused Congress of win- ning power through false promises. Cabinet Minis- terRajyavardhanRathore dismissed Congress’ manifesto as another hol- low pledge, highlighting their past failures. This is yet another guarantee in the chain of hollow promises. During their five-year reign in Raj, their only guarantee was to plunder the state, which they did exten- sively, leading to their downfall in every state.” Former CM Ashok Gehlot touted Congress’ ‘Nyay Patra’ as a blue- print for a prosperous India, promising security and dignity for all citi- zens, inspired by leaders like Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi. First India Bureau Jodhpur In the electoral battle- ground of Jodhpur as- sembly constituency, Un- ion Minister for Jal Shak- ti and BJPcandidate from Jodhpur, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, has im- mersed himself in a re- lentless day and night campaign. Meanwhile, on the other hand, his wife, Naunand Kanwar, is leading a door-to-door campaign accompanied by women in support of her husband, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. During the campaign trail, Shekhawat reached Lohawat-Phalodi from Jodhpur. He met people at MLA Pabba Ram Bishnoi’s residence. He was warmly welcome d in Jambeshwar Nagar Lohardia. He received a warm reception from the locals in Hindal gol. Pokhran MLA Mahant Shri Pratap Puri Maharaj also accompanied him. Upon reaching Nachna in Pokhran, he was greet- ed with fervour by the revered rural populace. First India Bureau Jaipur CM Bhajan Lal Sharma led a roadshow in Chak- su, starting fromAmbed- kar Circle to the BJP of- fice, igniting crowd en- thusiasm.Addressing the gathering, he urged sup- port for the BJP candi- date, expressing grati- tude for their presence. He expressed gratitude to the people gathered at the BJP election office and remarked, “The enthusi- asm I see today has strengthened my belief. You secured victory for the MLA from Chaksu with 50,000 votes, but we will make efforts to help Kanhaiya Lal ( BJP can- didate) win with 100,000 votes.Earlier, in Laksh- mangarh, CM in a poll meeting, he said, “Those responsible for causing anguish to our youth and farmers will face conse- quences. Highlighting the leak of 17 out of 19 exam papers in Rajasthan as unjust to farmers and their children, he vowed to continue the fight against corruption and Congress-led injustices. First India Bureau Chittorgarh/Udaipur Deputy CM Diya Ku- mari, engaged in a lively interaction with BJP workers in Udaipur on Friday over a ‘tiffin’ meeting, fostering cama- raderie and discussing pertinent issues. Prior to this, Diya Ku- mari infused enthusiasm among BJP workers at the inauguration of the BJP Media Centre in Udaipur. Later, at the party’s meeting room, she addressed the work- ers, emphasising the im- portance of dedicated efforts leading up to the Lok Sabha elections. Diya Kumari articulated her vision of securing all 25 seats in Rajasthan with a significant mar- gin, urging everyone to work tirelessly towards this goal. “We don’t have to sleep until the LS polls,” she said. Meanwhile, in Chit- torgarh, Diya participat- ed in ‘Jauhar Shrad- dhanjali Samaroh’ or- ganised by the Jauhar Smriti Sansthan, paying tribute to sacrificial bravery of women, com- memorating women’s valour. She also visited Pushkar on Friday. JANSAMPARK ABHIYAN Modi’s 3rd term will be more decisive in history: Birla PRIMEMINISTER’SSUBTLEMESSAGE: NOFACEBIGGERTHAN‘MODI’ PM Narendra Modi being presented a memento during the BJP’s ‘Vijay Shankhnaad Rally’ in Churu on Friday. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, Rajendra Rathore, Dr Satish Poonia and others were present. Diya Kumari being felicitated during the ‘Jauhar Shraddhanjali Samaroh’ in memory of ‘Veeranganas’ in Chittorgarh on Friday. CP Joshi, Narendra Singh, Shakti Singh, TS Shaktawat, RS Bhinder, Chandrabhan Singh Aakya, Shrichand Kriplani, PS Nagada, Preeti Shaktawat and others were also present. Bhanwar S Charan Kota midst the Lok Sabha elections, BJP candidate Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla asserted that under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, the past 10 years have wit- nessed crucial decisions such as the construction of the Ram Mandir, the abrogation ofArticle 370, the ban on triple talaq, women’s reservation, and the implementation of the Indian Penal Code. Birla emphasized that Modi’s third term will further so- lidify its place in history for making robust deci- sions. He was engaging with the public in the Ke- shoraipatan constituency in Bundi on Friday. Birla reached out to the common people in many areas of his con- stituency urging them to support the BJP. During his interactions, Birla stressed that strong leaders can only make significant decisions in the interest of the nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has demonstrated this capability, fueled by the immense love and support of the people. Modi has set a target of crossing the 400-seat mark based on the trust of the people, a goal that the public will fulfill. Former MLAChandra- kanta Meghwal com- mented that the growing support for the BJP among the public has left the opposition bewil- dered. They are resorting to negative tactics to sway the elections in the wrong direction. BJP workers are urged to contest the elections with discipline and patience. Om Birla being felicitated by the locals during the ‘Jansampark Abhiyan’ at Keshoraipatan in Bundi district on Friday. CP Joshi during the ‘Tiffin Meeting’ at Booth No. 157 of Pannadhay Shakti Kendra in Chirrogarh on Friday. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma waves at people during the roadshow held in support of BJP candidate Kanhaiya Lal Meena in Chaksu on Friday. Rajyavardhan Rathore was also present. Naunand Kanwar conducts a ‘door to door’ campaign in support of her husband BJP candidate, GS Shekhawat in Jodhpur district on Friday. Other local leaders were also present. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma seeks the blessings of Peethadheeshwar Omdas Maharaj at Sangalia Dhuni in Sikar on Friday. Sumedhanand Saraswati and others were also present. Diya articulated her vision of securing all 25 seats in Raj with a significant margin, urging everyone to work tirelessly towards this goal A 08 One of the best parts about Travel is not that we see new places or meet new people, but that we get a chance to observe ourselves in new surroundings. Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, CMD Editor-in-Chief THOUGHT OF THE DAY Postal Reg No. JPC/004/2022-24 Jaipur, Saturday | April 6, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia A political message disseminated during the ‘Vijay Shankhnaad rally’ by advising that big leaders should be selective in meeting attendance CM’s roadshow in an open jeep, ignites enthusiasm among the people Analysis PM: When Raj develops, India will also develop We don’t have to sleep until the LS polls: Diya urges party workers CM conducts roadshow in Chaksu, urges support for BJP in upcoming Lok Sabha polls I HAVE COME TO SANGALIA DHUNI TO SEEK BLESSINGS OF ALL SAINTS: CM Losal: During his tour to Sikar dis- trict, CM Bhajan Lal Sharma visited the Sangalia Dhuni on Friday. “I have come today to seek the blessings of all saints. Today I offered prayers to Dhuni Mata and took blessings from Maharaj Shri Omdas Maharaj. Also, I paid obeisance at the Samadhi of all the saints. Today my heart is filled with joy,” CM Sharma said while interacting with media. The CM sought the blessings of Swami Omdas Ji Maharaj by presenting him with a ‘Shriphal’ a shawl. Swami Omdas Maharaj also blessed the Chief Minister Sharma by pre- senting him with a shawl an idol of Lord Ganesh. Dinesh Kadwa Congress manifesto is a bundle of lies: Joshi Jodhpur:NaunandKanwar campaignsforGSShekhawat Picture stories gifted to Guv Artist and picture-storyteller, Brajraj Rajavat called upon Governor Kalraj Mishra at Raj Bhavan in Jaipur on Friday and presented him with a set of his created picture-story books. This set of four books weaves together narratives with illustrations, depicting Subhas Chandra Bose’s role in the independence movement, glimpses of Adi Shankaracharya’s life shedding light on Indian culture, the sacrifice of Padmavati and the women of Chittor, and the valour of Gora-Badal alongside Veer Savarkar’s patriotism. CORRIGENDUM In the report, ‘An ‘Indispensable’ Akhil Arora Factor’, pub- lished on April 5, the Chief Minister has been inadvertently mentioned as Finance Minister. The error is regretted. Modi woos voters of all 3 seats of Shekhawati from Churu’s poll rally
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