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IN BRIEF
ECI directs newspaper
editors over pol advts
New Delhi: The Election
Commission of India on
Saturday urged the editors
of newspapers to be more
cautious in publishing ad-
vertisements masquerad-
ing as news items, and
any advertisements pre-
dicting the victory of a
particular party.
Rajnath Singh to address
rally in Jhunjhunu today
Jhunjhunu: Defence
Minister Rajnath Singh
will be on a tour of Jhunj-
hunu on Sunday and will
hold public meeting in
support of BJP candidate
Shubhakaran Choudhary.
The public meeting is be-
ing organized at Pilani’s
festival grounds at 1 pm,
there is a lot of enthusi-
asm among BJP workers.
VP and RS Chairman
Jagdeep Dhankhar admin-
isters oath of office to BJP
Nat’l President JP Nadda
as RS MP on Saturday.
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PM MODI CHALLENGES
CONGRESS IN PUSHKAR
1 MODI HINTS AT TAKING
STRONG DECISIONS SOON
2 PM MODI CALLS JYOTI
MIRDHA AS HIS SISTER
3
MODIMEANS
FOR
24X7
2047!
Congress manifesto
‘bears Muslim League
imprint’, says Modi
Shubham Jain
Pushkar
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi addressed public
meeting at mela ground
in Pushkar on Saturday in
the support of BJPAjmer
LS candidate Bhagirath
Choudhary and Nagaur
candidate Jyoti Mirdha.
The PM said that he is
going to take more big
decisions regarding cor-
ruption in 1st 100 days of
Modi’s third term. “The
manifesto of Congress
reflects the same think-
ing which was in Muslim
League at time of inde-
pendence,” he said. P8
PM Narendra Modi with UP CM Yogi Adityanath and MoS VK Singh during a road show in
Ghaziabad on Saturday. Yogi to address rallies in Raj’s Bharatpur, Lalsot & Ringus today.
MODI’S ‘SAFF-RUN’ IN UP!
PM Narendra Modi, CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, Deputy CMs Diya Kumari & Prem Chand Bairwa, Jyoti
Mirdha, Bhagirath Choudhary and others greet during public meeting in Pushkar on Saturday.
MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS
 Happiness, respect,
security and prosperity of
women power is Modi’s
guarantee, said the PM.
 PM said he is busy 24/7
for making India a developed
nation by 2047, adding, Modi
means: 24X7 for 2047.
 PM Narendra Modi is
scheduled to visit Karauli
on April 11, where he will
address an election rally.
PM Narendra Modi & CM Bhajan Lal Sharma greet each other.
MODI RESPECTS EVERY BJP WORKER, SAYS CM
During PM Narendra Modi’s public meeting in
Pushkar, Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma ad-
dressed the gathering and said, “BJP worked
for the development and progress of this country. Each
one of our workers has pledged to protect the nation.
Our PM Modi ji has given respect to each and every
worker. PM Modi fulfilled Dr Syama Prasad Mooker-
jee’s dream. 500 years of struggle completed on Janu-
ary 22. This country is a country of saints and sages.”
AFTER MODI-SONIA FACE-OFF ITS MODI-RAHUL DUEL IN RAJ ON APRIL 11
Darkness of injustice all around, says Sonia Gandhi
Naresh Sharma & Dinesh Dangi
Jaipur
Due to the Lok Sabha
elections, the rhetoric of
the leaders has now in-
tensified. While starting
Congress’ Lok Sabha
election campaign from
Rajasthan, former Con-
gress President Sonia
Gandhi strongly attacked
PM Modi. “He is con-
spiring to change Consti-
tution along with violat-
ing democratic norms,”
she said. This time vet-
eran leaders of Congress
sounded election bugle
from soil of Rajasthan.
Sonia said, “For last 10
years, there has been a
govt which has only in-
creased unemployment
and economic crisis but
this country is not prop-
erty of a few people. Our
ancestors have watered it
with blood and this coun-
try is courtyard of our
children,” she said. P8
Sonia Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ashok Gehlot, Sukhjinder S Randhawa,
Sachin Pilot, Govind Singh Dotasra, Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, Archana Sharma & others during
launch of ‘Congress Manifesto’ during a public rally in Jaipur on Saturday. SANTOSH SHARMA
I have full
faith that our
people in
Congress will light the
lamp of justice with the
fire in their chests and
will keep it safe even in a
thousand storms, ‘kyunki
ye desh sirf chand logon
ki jaagir nahi hai’.
SONIA GANDHI, CONGRESS LEADER
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Shah takes a
jibe at Kharge
First India Bureau
New Delhi
Union Home Minister
Amit Shah takes a jibe at
Congress by posting on X
onSaturday,‘Itisshameful
to hear that the Congress
party is ask-
ing, “Kash-
mir se kya
waasta hai?”
I would like
to remind the
Congress that Jammu &
Kashmir is an integral part
of India, and every state
and citizen has the right
over J&K, just as the peo-
ple of J&K have right over
therestofIndia.TURNTOP6
ROYALS GO 4-0
JOS, THE BOSS!
Jos Buttler’s century outweighed Virat Kohli’s 113 as Rajasthan
Royals beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru by six wickets at the SMS
Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday. England T20 captain scored a timely
innings to help Rajasthan get a fourth win in a row. P7
SANTOSH SHARMA
100*(Runs)
58(Balls)
9(Fours)
4(Sixes)
JosButtler
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QUOTE-UNQUOTE
People have understood
that under the leadership of
PM Modi, the sole objec-
tive is development of India. It is my
resolution that Jaipur remains at the
forefront of this development..
Manju Sharma, BJP candidate
Due to policies and weak
leadership of Congress,
public chose strong leader-
ship of BJP in assembly elections.
Now, they are willing to make the lotus
bloom on all seats in the LS elections.
CP Joshi, BJP President, Rajasthan
This election is crucial for
the nation. Hence, it is es-
sential that this manifesto
reaches everybody. In the 2024 elec-
tions, there will be a turnaround, and
INDIA will emerge victorious.
Sachin Pilot, Ex-Dy CM of Rajasthan
Those who are leaving Con-
gress and switching to the
BJP should remember that
they will be switching parties should
remember that they will become ‘Politi-
cal Agniveers’.
Dhiraj Gurjar, Congress leader
GROUND REPORT TONK-SAWAI MADHOPUR LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCY
Meena-PilotcombinationeyesJaunapuria’s
Gurjarvotebanktostophishat-trick
Wajahat Akhtar
Tonk
t present, there
is a direct con-
test between
Congress and
BJP on the
Tonk-Sawai Madhopur
Lok Sabha seat, which is
dominated by Meena,
Gurjar, and minority vot-
ers of the state. Express-
ing confidence in Sukhbir
Singh Jaunapuria for the
third consecutive time,
the BJP has made him its
candidate from this seat,
while Congress has cho-
sen Harish Chandra Mee-
na, the sitting MLA of
Deoli-Uniara Assembly,
as its candidate. No pres-
ence of the Third Front is
visible from this seat.
Amidst the electoral
battle, both candidates
have entered the field and
showcased their full
strength. Both are touring
extensively, from urban
areas to rural areas.
Jaunapuria has reached
Parliament after winning
the elections from the
Tonk-Sawai Madhopur
Lok Sabha seat twice in a
row and is again in the
fray for the third time to
score a hat-trick. Jau-
napuria is included in the
list of famous industrial-
ists in the country and
also led the agitation dur-
ing the Gurjar reservation
movement in the state,
after which he became a
well-known name in the
Gurjar community. To
woo the Gurjar voters of
the state, Jaunapuria was
also made the BJP state
vice president. Jaunapu-
ria, who has been MP
from this seat for ten con-
secutive years, is consid-
ered to have a stronghold
in the area. Prime Minis-
ter Narendra Modi him-
self has praised his free
kitchen on social media.
Congress candidate
Harish Chandra Meena,
who has been the DGPof
Rajasthan for a long
time, has previously been
the Dausa MP on the
Bharatiya Janata Party
ticket. After this, Meena
left the BJP and joined
the Congress. Meena has
been MLA from the De-
oli-UniaraAssembly seat
for two consecutive
terms and is a native of
Bamanwas village in
Sawai Madhopur district.
There are a large number
of Meena voters in this
seat, on whom Harish
Chandra Meena’s hold is
considered strong.
Earlier, there were
speculations that Sachin
Pilot would contest this
seat, but Pilot recom-
mended Meena’s name.
In such a situation, the
credibility of Sachin Pilot
is also at stake in this Lok
Sabha seat. It is believed
that Sachin Pilot will also
do his best to ensure the
victory of the Congress
candidate in this seat by
making a dent in the Gur-
jar votes. Out of a total of
8 Assembly seats in this
Lok Sabha constituency,
Congress and BJP cur-
rently hold 4 seats each.
TONK-SAWAI MADHOPUR FACE TO FACE
SUKHBIR SINGH
JAUNAPURIA
Age: 51 years
Edu: BCom (II Yr)
Assets: `68,78,47,937
Vehicle: None
HARISH CHANDRA
MEENA
Age: 69 years
Edu: Graduate
Assets: `6,31,38,746
Vehicle: None
Jaunapuriya has a strong hold on
the Gurjar community
Reaching out to the public
while being an MP for ten
consecutive years
Strong election management
at micro-level
Meena as a local candidate has a
strong hold in the society
MLA for two consecutive
terms from same Assembly
seat which falls on the same
Lok Sabha seat
Belonging to Pilot group, he can
make a dent in Gurjar votes
STRENGTHS STRENGTHS
Local level factionalism in the party
Despite being an MP for ten
consecutive years, he could not fulfill
the promise of rail service in Tonk
Parachute candidate tag due to
being a resident of Haryana
WEAKNESS
Allegations of not giving
preference to workers
Aggressive style due to being
an IPS officer
Tag of leader of a particular caste
WEAKNESS
A
RAJASTHAN
TONK-SAWAI
MADHOPUR LOK
SABHA CONSTITUENCY
1,89,958 VOTERS INCREASED SINCE 2019 IN TONK-
SAWAI MADHOPUR LS CONSTITUENCY
BJP
04
CONGRESS
04
ASSEMBLY
ELECTION 2023
11,16,874
Male Voters
21,35,949
TOTAL VOTERS
IN TONK-SAWAI
MADHOPUR
Malpura Niwai
Deoli-Uniara
Tonk
Bamanwas
Gangapur
Sawai
Madhopur
Khandar
l Politics of
polarization has
played a big role in
the victory or
defeat on this seat
l Sachin Pilot's
credibility is also at
stake on this seat
63.44%
Voting recorded in Tonk-
Sawai Madhopur (2019)
Female Voters
10,19,075
DECADES LATER, TONK STILL LACKS
RAILWAY CONNECTIVITY
The biggest election issue from this Lok Sabha
seat is to connect Tonk with rail service, which has
been pending for decades. Besides, the demand for
dumping the overflowing water of Bisalpur Dam in Tordi Sa-
gar and providing employment resources are the other major
election issues. People say that Banas River is the lifeline for
the residents of Tonk-Sawai Madhopur, but political parties
have commercialised it and snatched away the employment
of the local people. In the name of lease, big companies are
earning huge profits by taking gravel out of the state.
MP’s REPORT CARD: PUBLIC OPINION
REGARDING JAUNAPURIA IS GOOD
Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria has been the MP for this
seat for two consecutive terms. He also promised to
connect Tonk with rail service, but the promise has
not been fulfilled till now, and now the public is hopeful of
the fulfilment of the promise from the double-engine govern-
ment. Public opinion regarding Jaunapuria is good. He has
been continuously raising issues of public interest by stay-
ing among the public. Even in government meetings, he has
been seen having altercations with administrative and police
officials regarding issues of public interest.
Adda
Adda
RAJ
RAJniti
ka
GEHLOT&PILOT’S
AIRPORTPHOTOSETS
TONGUESWAGGING!
A photo of
former Chief
Minister Ashok
Gehlot and his former
deputy Sachin Pilot
has become a topic of
discussion. Both were
seen together at the
airport on Saturday and
this is enough for the
political analysts. Many
see a political message
of “Hum saath saath
hain,” in this pic. With
elections around the
corner, experts specu-
late many such sighting
of this famous Congress
duo with a ‘past’.
PRIYANKA’S ‘RAM
RAM SA’ WINS HEARTS
AT RAJASTHAN RALLY
There was craze
among the
audience and
Congress workers to lis-
ten to Priyanka Gandhi
during the rally in Jaipur
on Sunday. Priyanka
struck a chord with the
public by her way of
starting her address by
greeting people with
the traditional ‘Ram
Ram sa’. She also
talked about her mother
and former Congress
president Sonia Gandhi
coming to Rajasthan
after getting elected for
Rajya Sabha from here.
‘Abkibaar400paar’:StateBJPprez
CPJoshiconfidentforparty’swin
First India Bureau
Chittorgarh
BJP state president and
party’s candidate from
Chittorgarh CP Joshi on
Saturday said that due to
the policy, intentions and
strong leadership of the
party, the people have
once again made up their
mind to give concrete
shape to the slogan of
‘Abki Baar 400 Paar’.
Joshi said that the peo-
ple have seen their
dreams being fulfilled in
the BJP’s Narendra Modi
government.
“The people of the
state also saw how the
previous Congress gov-
ernment came to power
by lying, following the
politics of appeasement
and corruption for five
years and did not do any
work in public interest,”
he said. Joshi today
hoisted the party flag at
Tana Shakti Center in
Kapasan on the occasion
of 45th Foundation Day
of BJP and greeted the
workers. He also met
people during campaign-
ing in various areas in
Kapasan.
State BJP President CP Joshi during the campaigning in Kapasan area of Chittorgarh on Saturday.
On the party’s
foundation day he
says dreams being
fulfilled under Modi
Complaint by
BJP against
Ravindra Bhati
for MCC violation
Congress forms
State campaign
committee for
Lok Sabha polls
First India Bureau
Jaipur
BJPhas filed a complaint
against Ravindra Singh
Bhati for violating the
Model Code of Conduct
through a poster. BJP
Election Management
Committee member Ad-
vocate Yogendra Singh
Tanwar said has filed a
complaint with the chief
electoral officer in Jaipur.
At the same time, BJP
District President of Bar-
mer Dilip Paliwal has
also lodged a complaint
with District Election Of-
ficer, Barmer.
Paliwal has alleged
that Bhati has presented
himself as a BJP candi-
date in the poster and
also using the photo of
PM Narendra Modi.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Congress party has
formed a 32 member
Campaign Committee of
the Rajasthan Pradesh
Congress Committee for
the General Elections &
has made former CM
Ashok Gehlot as its
chairman. Dr CP Joshi
has been made the co-
chairman while former
minister and Jaipur Lok
Sabha candidate Pratap
Singh Khachariyawas
has been made convenor.
Ashok Chandna and
Rafeek khan will be the
co- convenor of this com-
mittee. PCC Chief Do-
tasra, LoP Tikaram Jully,
Sachin Pilot and other
leaders have been made
members of committee.
RAJASTHAN 03
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First India Bureau
Jaipur
CraftsmanAutomation, a
leading public limited
company based in Coim-
batore, Tamil Nadu is a
diversified engineering
and manufacturing com-
pany serving to wide
spectrum of customers in
India and worldwide.
The Company is set-
ting up a new greenfield
plant in Bhiwadi to ad-
dress the growth poten-
tial of all three segments
of the Company. The ini-
tial investment will be
approximately Rs 150
crore in the first phase for
Aluminum products &
all three segments in
Phase 2 depending on the
Business Requirement
from time to time.
“Our facility at Bhi-
wadi is a strategic invest-
ment for it allows us to
capitalise on the large
and growing business op-
portunities in the North,
largely owing to the Gov-
ernment clarion call for
‘Make in India’. The
greenfield unit, together
withourunitatFaridabad,
will allow us to service
our customers better and
faster, strengthen our
presence in North India,”
Chairman and Managing
Director S.Ravi shared
his view on this New
Greenfield Project.
ADDRESSING SHORTCOMINGS
‘Be vigilant in districts with mumps patients’
First India Bureau
Jaipur
CS, Health,
Shubhra Singh,
during an inter-
departmental meeting
through VC, instructed
officials to be vigilant in
districts where maximum
patients of mumps are be-
ing found in the state.
Jodhpur, Kota, Ban-
swara, Baran, Hanuman-
garh, Udaipur, Barmer
and Nagaur have reported
maximum cases of
mumps. Singh said that
medical colleges should
be alert and take neces-
sary steps to prevent the
spread of this disease.
Singh said, “Guide-
lines should be given in
schools for prevention
and control of mumps. A
letter will be written to the
educationdepartmentasit
is a viral disease, which
mostly affects children.
Schoolsmustbeinformed
about spread, symptoms
and prevention of the dis-
ease.” Singh mentioned
that if a child is suffering
from this disease then in-
formation should be giv-
en to the nearest govern-
ment medical institution.
“Also, the hospital
management should
monitor the arrange-
ments with utmost seri-
ousness,” she said, add-
ing that a programme is
being run in the state to
prevent malaria.
First India Bureau
Churu
Two sanitation workers
perished as a result of gas
in the sewerage chamber.
They had opened the
chamber lid to clean it
when one of the work-
men was overcome by
the fumes and fell inside.
The second worker bent
inside the room to get
him out; he also fainted
and fell within. Workers
nearby took both of them
out, but they had already
died. The incident oc-
curred in Chapatiya Ta-
lai, Sujangarh city. Shra-
van Kumar and Dhar-
mendra worked for the
sewerage company and
were in charge of main-
taining the chambers.
The chamber was filled
with water, which was
then removed with the
jetting equipment, which
took around 10 minutes.
Divya Kanwaliya
Jaipur
A two-day workshop on
dyeing fabrics using nat-
ural colours like Band-
hej, Shibori, Lahariya,
Mothra was organized at
Government Women
Polytechnic College,
Gandhinagar in Jaipur.
National Award winner
Awadhesh Kumar Pan-
dey explained the nu-
ances of dyeing with
natural colours to the stu-
dents and explained in
detail the use of natural
colours. Students were
explained the importance
of natural colours.
The workshop was
held under the supervi-
sion of the Principal of
the college Shalini Gup-
ta and HoD Department
of Textile Design Van-
danaArora. The students
were visibly happy in
the workshop.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
In a recent operation tar-
geting the illicit liquor
trade, the police appre-
hended two notorious
bootleggers in the Jawa-
har Circle area.Acting on
a tip-off, a police team
seized a truck loaded
with illicit liquor bottles.
According to the ar-
rested smugglers, they
have adopted a strategy
to evade police surveil-
lance during their ne-
farious activities.
Instead of using con-
spicuous larger vehicles,
they now rely on smaller
ones to avoid attracting
attention.
DCP East, Kavendra
Sagar, emphasized the
severity of the crack-
down, stating, “No leni-
ency will be shown to-
wards these smugglers
under any circumstanc-
es.” He further asserted
that a relentless cam-
paign would be launched
against illicit liquor syn-
dicates and their cohorts.
This action comes in
the wake of heightened
vigilance due to the up-
coming Lok Sabha elec-
tions. The authorities are
leaving no stone un-
turned to curb illegal ac-
tivities and ensure a fair
electoral process.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Four white horses were
sent off from Jaipur’s re-
vered deity Govind Devji
after being ritually wor-
shipped by Jaipur’s prom-
inent saints, enlightened
people and learned pun-
dits to mark the beginning
of Hindu New Year 2081
which falls on April 9.
This unique event was or-
ganised to create aware-
ness about Hindu New
Year. Banners wishing
good luck for the same
were placed on either side
of the horses and drums
were played. With um-
brellas placed on the hors-
es, people walked along,
dancing and singing.
Eventwasorganisedby
Sanskruti Yuva Sanstha
and Nav Samvatsar Utsav
Samaroh Samiti. The
President of Sanstha, Pan-
dit Suresh Mishra along
with his wife, Neelam
Mishra, Hawamahal
MLA Balmukund Achar-
ya worshipped the horses
along with the pundits.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
AGTF police headquar-
ters has apprehended
Manoj Nehra, who had
been missing for five
months. He was accused
of killing a youth in Ru-
pangarh, Ajmer, for re-
covering gold smuggled
from Dubai. His accom-
plices, Subhash and Ra-
jendra, were arrested in
the Daulatpura police
station area of the Jaipur
Commissionerate.
Dinesh MN, ADG of
Police AGTF and Crime,
stated that smugglers
sent Mahipal Kadwasra
and his associate Sheesh-
ram from Dubai after
providing them gold on
their way to India. How-
ever, after arriving in In-
dia, Sheeshram disap-
peared. Following this,
the people who requested
the gold kidnapped Ma-
hipal and beat him badly
to learn the location of
the gold, resulting in Ma-
hipal’s death.
ACS Shubhra Singh during a review meeting through VC at Swasthya Bhawan in Jaipur on Saturday.
A large number of people of
Valmiki community staged a
protest at Bagadiya Hospital.
(INSET) Deceased Shravan
Kumar & Dharmendra.
National Award winner Awadhesh Kumar Pandey with the
students at Govt Women Polytechnic College, Gandhinagar.
Manoj Nehra
From left to right: CB Chandrasekar, Radhakrishnan, Gautham
Ram, Ajitabh Sharma and Srinivasan.
This unique event was
organised to create
awareness about
Hindu New Year 2081
which falls on April 9
A
Preps on for Eid ul-Fitr!
Women shopping for clothes at a market ahead of
Eid-ul-Fitr festival, in Jaipur on Saturday.
NAIM KHAN
Vikas Sharma
Jaipur
The state government has
issued a show cause no-
tice to the Principal of
Sawai Man-
singh Medi-
cal College,
Dr Rajiv
Bagarhatta,
chairman of
the Advisory cum State
Level Authority Com-
mittee constituted under
the Human Organ and
Tissue Transplantation
Act in the state for not
holding the meeting for
the last one year.
Additional Chief Sec-
retary of Medical Educa-
tion Department, Shub-
hra Singh said that the
committee was supposed
to hold necessary meet-
ings from time to time to
issue NOC for human
organ transplantation,
but it has come to notice
that meetings were not
held for the last one year.
An explanation has been
sought from Bagarhatta
within three days for not
holding the meetings.
Shubhra Singh, Addi-
tional Chief Secretary of
Medical and Health De-
partment chaired a high-
level meeting on Tuesday
and instructed officials to
take immediate action in
the case of giving fake
NOC for organ transplant
by taking bribe.
She also asked a high-
level committee to inves-
tigate the matter and sub-
mit a report within 15
days.
The department had
taken suo motu cogni-
sance and requested the
ACB to investigate the
matter, Singh said.
Representational
DrBagarhattagetsshowcause
noticefornotholdingmeeting
NOC FOR ORGAN TRANSPLANT
CraftsmanAutomation-RIICO
signpacttosetupplantinRaj
Initial investment
will be approx `150
cr in 1st phase for
Aluminum products
2 sanitation workers die cleaning
sewer, Valmiki samaj protests
Eco-friendly fabric workshop
empowers students in Jaipur
Electionvigilance:Copsseizetruck
withliquor,arresttwobootleggers
Students were also
explained the
importance of
natural colours
CGST raids on
online gaming
company
Former President
Kovind to visit
Udaipur today
JDA asks JMC
to remove PVC
speed breakers
First India Bureau
Alwar
The Anti-Evasion teams
of the Alwar Commis-
sionerate have conducted
raids on an online gam-
ing company’s premises
in Dausa with reference
to CGST. According to
reliable sources, crucial
information has been ob-
tained regarding suspect-
ed GST evasion running
into millions. The opera-
tion, which commenced
onApril 4th, is still ongo-
ing into its third day. It is
believed that the raids
have unearthed a massive
GST evasion scheme
amounting to crores.
First India Bureau
Udaipur
Former President Ram
Nath Kovind is scheduled
to visit Udaipur today. He
will arrive in Udaipur via
a flight at 2:15 PM and
will stay at a hotel for the
night. On April 8th, at
10:55 AM, he will visit
Maa Draupadi Devi
Anand OldAge Home lo-
cated in Sector-4, Hiran
Magri, to participate as
the chief guest in the pro-
gramme commemorating
the completion of 12
years of the old age
home’s establishment.
Later that day, he will pro-
ceed to Nathdwara.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
The Jaipur Development
Authority (JDA) has ex-
pressed strong opposition
to PVC speed breakers
put up on the road by the
Jaipur Municipal Corpo-
ration Greater arbitrarily.
The road was being main-
tained by the JDA.
A letter has been writ-
ten to the corporation on
behalf of JDA in this re-
gard. According to JDA,
the PVC speed breaker is
unauthorized and there is
no provision for such
speed breakers in the
code of Indian Road Con-
gress (IRC).
Four horses set off from
Govind Devji Temple
AGTF arrests accused in
Rupangarh murder case
‘CALLOUS DOCS, STAFF
WON’T BE TOLERATED’
Additional Chief
Secretary, Health,
Shubhra Singh
during a review meeting
through VC at Swasthya
Bhawan expressed dis-
pleasure towards incidents
where in some medical
institutions, doctors and
staff behaved in an insensi-
tive manner towards the
patients. She said that such
incidents cannot be toler-
ated and gave instructions
to the Medical Education
Commissioner that recur-
rence of such incidents
should be prevented.
ACB QUESTIONS
DR DHAKAD FOR
ISSUING NOC
The Anti-Cor-
ruption Bureau
(ACB) has
questioned Dr Anurag
Dhakad, a member
of the committee
responsible for issuing
NOCs (No Objection
Certificates) in the
hospital trap case. A
sample of Dr. Anurag
Dhakad’s signature
has been taken for
examination as part of
the investigation. ASP
Bhupendra Chaud-
hary is overseeing the
entire matter.
Awareness about Hindu New Year 2081
FILE
he conflict
b e t w e e n
should and
want that
most humans
face within themselves is
termed as Intrapersonal
Conflict. Should is always
driven by the values, reli-
gious beliefs, upbringing
etc. wants on the other hand
are driven by the environ-
ment which entices humans
to indulge in fulfilling de-
sires.Intrapersonalconflicts
have their roots in differ-
ences that occur in relation-
ships, work, religious be-
liefs, ethics and societal
systems.Whendealingwith
internal conflicts, behav-
ioursthatmayariseinclude:
inability to trust your opin-
ion over others, indecisive-
ness when making deci-
sions, doubting your credi-
bility, shame associated
with true feelings, and Con-
stant comparison. Conflict
is also defined as an opposi-
tionbetweentwosimultane-
ousbutincompatiblewishes
or drives to achieve two or
more goals. They manifest
when any kind of decision
needs to be taken, rather all
decision dilemmas are re-
solved once the conflicts
within cease. Simple deci-
sions like buying a cycle or
complexdecisionslikemar-
riage or financial matters
give rise to a conflict in our
minds while arriving at any
decision.Persons managing
internal conflicts may expe-
rience emotions such as
fear,anxiety,doubtandcon-
fusion, which can lead to
climactic scenes forcing the
character to decide.
Onecommonexampleof
intrapersonalconflictiscon-
suming alcohol or not, as
conservative upbringing
and parental advice is al-
waysagainstit,howeverthe
socialandworksurrounding
enticesdrinkingalcohol.Ul-
timately, it’s a victory for
wants (desires) or should
(Values).Thisconflictarises
out of your own thoughts,
emotions, ideas, values and
predispositions.Itcanoccur
when you are struggling be-
tween what you “want to
do” and what you “should
do.” The intrapersonal con-
flicts virtually cover all do-
mains of an individual’s life
where often an individual is
required to make opinions
or decisions. Individuals
whodevelopunhealthyhab-
its are also prone to conflict
within, every individual un-
derstands smoking an un-
healthy habit and most wish
to quit, however the body
which is used to want of
nicotine often wins conflict
between should and want.
Itisnotonlyhabitsuchas
alcohol and smoking a
source of conflict within,
most who visit a shopping
mallendupbybuyingmore
than their requirement,
thingstheymayneveruseor
which have no immediate
use. All shopping malls
make profit on the human
shoppingbehaviouranduse
the conflict within humans
to make booty for them-
selves. Intrapersonal con-
flicts can sometimes have a
devastating effect on the
mental makeup, some indi-
vidualsgetcompletelydriv-
en by desires and may save
the intrapersonal conflict in
the short run by going with
the flow and while others
become indecisive and con-
fused or start depending on
others to take decisions for
them. Decision making is
tough at times, every action
has consequences, positive
or negative, however it is
important to accept one’s
decision and live by them.
To overcome conflict
within, we need a very
strong will power, ability to
staycalmandfocussedinall
circumstances.Thefirststep
is to have the will and the
leverage enough power to
take a decision to battle de-
sires. The only way to over-
come intrapersonal conflict
is by not letting your desires
to overpower values and
have will power to resist all
temptations of going off
track. Internalconflictarises
outofmoral&ethicaldilem-
mas associated with right/
wrong or yes/no decisions.
There are three main
types of internal conflict:
individual internal conflict,
conflict when working with
others, and internal conflict
withingroups.Mostinternal
conflicts hover around Ego
and Soul. A distinction be-
tween our EGO (or mind)
and our SOUL (or heart),
takes us to the root of most
internal conflicts. Ego de-
sires stability, security, safe-
ty, achievement, success,
glory, and lots of attention,
soul strives to discover its
truereasonforbeing,thees-
sence of why we were cre-
ated in first place, ultimate
destiny, how can we best
serve others with passion.
There will always be some
significant gaps between
living our life to feel safe
and secure versus living our
life to explore one’s destiny
and passion.
Resolving Internal Gaps/
Conflicts
The first step in resolving
internal conflict is to iden-
tify the conflict brewing in-
side as most inner conflicts
are deeply rooted in our up-
bringing, environment, our
life experiences, or the pre-
sent circumstances. Having
identified the conflict, the
second step is acknowledg-
ing the conflict. Then pro-
ceed to explore the origin of
conflict and move toward
calming your mind and
findingcomfortinwhatyou
really want or decide to do.
Most internal conflicts
have origin in conflicting
views on desires (wants)
and values (should), ego
(mind) & soul (heart). Once
the origin or root cause is
established, the battle of
heart and mind begins and
the outcome is a decision
that depends upon which
one prevails over the other.
Thus finally either the con-
flict subsides or is resolved.
Calming your mind by
lettinggoofguiltandshame,
feeling safe and secure in
decision making, streamlin-
ing or processing own feel-
ings, support by developing
new insights into emotions.
Finally trusting own inner
wisdom in making up mind
and deciding irrespective of
what others may feel.
Therefore, one practical
waytoresolveintrapersonal
conflict is to stay in a soci-
ety that reflects your morals
and social needs thereby
posing least or no internal
conflict. The other most
commonandsmoothwayto
resolve the classic conflict
between ego and soul is to
bringthemonthesamepath
of Collaborative (Co-Oper-
ation) mode. For example,
when one realises that extra
money is no substitute for
meaningful,enjoyablework
andendupfindingajobone
loves,evenifitislesserpay-
ing. Ultimately, one happily
compensates by not spend-
ing extra money on week-
end hobbies or extravagant
celebrations.
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY
THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL
TOP
TWEETS
SPIRITUAL SPEAK
Be strong and courageous. Do not be
afraid or terrified because of them, or
the Lord your God goes with you; he
will never leave you nor forsake you.
BIBLE
TYPES OF
CONFLICT
There are three main
types of internal conflict:
individual internal conflict,
conflict when working with
others, and internal conflict
within groups. Most inter-
nal conflicts hover around
Ego and Soul. A distinc-
tion between our EGO (or
mind) and our SOUL (or
heart), takes us to the root
of most internal conflicts.
Ego desires stability, secu-
rity, safety, achievement,
success, glory, and lots of
attention, soul strives to
discover its true reason for
being, the essence of why
we were created in the first
place, ultimate destiny,
and how can we best
serve others with passion.
There will always be some
significant gaps between
living our life to feel safe
and secure versus living
our life to explore one’s
destiny and passion.
INTRAPERSONALCONFLICTS:
BATTLEZONESWITHIN
The conflict between should and want that most
humans face within themselves is termed as
Intrapersonal Conflict. Should is always driven by the
values, religious beliefs, upbringing etc. wants on the
other hand are driven by the environment which
entices humans to indulge in fulfilling desires.
Intrapersonal conflicts have their roots in differences
that occur in relationships, work, religious beliefs,
ethics and societal systems. When dealing with internal
conflicts, behaviours that may arise include: inability to
trust your opinion over others, indecisiveness when
making decisions, doubting your credibility, shame
associated with true feelings, and Constant comparison
IN-DEPTH
NETANYAHU FALLS
IN LINE, OPENS AID
ROUTES FOR CIVILIANS
INFLATION EXPECTED TO
EASE BELOW 4 PERCENT
owing to global outrage, Israel conceded to
the lapse on the part of its defence personnel
for bombing the World Central Kitchen ve-
hicle killing seven aid workers, including three Brit-
ons and dismissed two officers for what it said was
a “breach of standard operating procedure”. Israel
would have let the killing of aid workers pass, just as
it has been doing over the killing of innocent civilians
in Gaza and blocking of aid supplies, had there not
been an outcry and its allies---America and Britain,
not enraged.
Suitably warned by President Joe Biden of policy
change towards Israel, TelAviv promptly dismissed
two officers and also cleared routes for supply of
aid to starving civilians. Tel Aviv could have done
this earlier. Humanitarian aid, as per international
convention, is protected and allowed in war-torn
areas. Bombing aid workers is not considered fair
even in a war. Israel is still under America’s watch
and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is aware
of it.
B
arlier this week a CRISIL report said that
home-cooked vegetarian thali prices went
up by 7 percent year-on-year in March
2024. This was due to the prices of onion, tomato
and potato rose 40 percent, 36 percent and 22 per-
cent during the same period. Vegetable prices could
still be keeping retail inflation higher than the ex-
pectations of the Reserve Bank of India. Inflation
has fallen but has come down but is above 4 per-
cent. For the RBI to be comfortable, and as man-
dated by the government, retail inflation should be
below 4 percent. The RBI is hopeful that in the
J u l y - S e p t e m b e r
quarter of Financial
Year 2025 retail in-
flation could fall be-
low 4 percent and
pave the way for in-
terest rate cut.
After a meeting of
the Monetary Policy
Committee, which
retained the repo
rate at 6.5 percent
for the seventh time,
Governor Shakti-
kanta Das compared
inflation as an ele-
phant in the room.
“The elephant has
now gone out for a
walk and appears to
be returning to the forest. We would like the ele-
phant to return to the forest and remain there on a
durable basis,” he said on Friday.
The repo rate, the rate at which RBI lends money
to banks, is expected to be cut only when inflation
falls below 4 percent. Keeping the repo rate at 6.5
percent will bring relief to buyers of homes, vehi-
cles and those looking for personal loans as their
monthly instalments will remain unchanged. The
RBI remains optimistic on growth, agriculture, rural
activity and rural demand. Consumer confidence
has boosted urban consumption.
E
After a meeting of
the Monetary Policy
Committee, which
retained the repo
rate at 6.5 percent
for the seventh time,
Governor
Shaktikanta Das
compared inflation
as an elephant in
the room
T
Homage to Sri Sri Harichand Thakur Ji on his Jayanti.
The great saint empowered people with his spiritual
wisdom and led the way to create a fair and
equitable society. The social transformation Thakur Ji made
possible through his teachings has made him a role model
for future generations. My warmest wishes to the pilgrims
on the occasion of the religious festival commemorating
Thakur Ji’s Jayanti.
Amit Shah (Modi Ka Parivar)
@AmitShah
Best wishes to patriotic
workers across the country
on the foundation day of
Bharatiya Janata Party. On this
day, we also salute those great
personalities who dedicated
their lives to make this great idea
flourish.
Om Birla ( )
@ombirlakota
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BJP FOUNDATION DAY
Modi’s old pic delivering speech in Guj goes viral
First India Bureau
New Delhi
n the occasion
of the Bharati-
ya Janata Par-
ty’s (BJP) 44th Founda-
tion Day on Saturday,
an old photograph fea-
turing Prime Minister
Narendra Modi has
sparked interest among
social media users.
Shared by the Modi
Archive, a handle dedi-
cated to showcasing PM
Modi’s journey through
archival content, the un-
dated image depicts
Modi addressing a pub-
lic gathering in
Ahmedabad, Gujarat,
during a past BJP Foun-
dation Day event, show-
casing his involvement
as a party member.
The photograph has
garnered attention on
social media platforms,
prompting various reac-
tions from users.
Earlier in the day,
Prime Minister Modi
extended greetings to
party leaders and work-
ers on the BJP’s founda-
tion day, highlighting
the party’s status as the
‘preferred party’ among
the masses. With refer-
ence to the upcoming
elections, Modi ex-
pressed confidence in
the BJP’s ability to se-
cure another term in
government.
In a message to BJP
workers nationwide,
PM Modi paid tribute to
the dedication, strug-
gles, and sacrifices of
those who contributed
to building the party
over the years. He as-
serted the BJP’s posi-
tion as India’s favored
political entity, empha-
sizing its consistent
commitment to the mot-
to of ‘Nation First.’
Photo shared by the Modi Archive shows Narendra Modi addressing a gathering in Ahmedabad.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public meeting, ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in Saharanpur, on Saturday. UP Chief Minister
Yogi Adityanath and others are also seen .  PTI
As per EC data voter participation tends to be higher in Assembly
polls compared to Lok Sabha polls in northeastern states.
O
First India Bureau
Aizawl/Imphal/Shillong
The Election Commis-
sion (EC) has launched
an extensive initiative
across the northeastern
states aimed at enhancing
voter turnout in the forth-
coming Lok Sabha elec-
tions. With the exception
of Mizoram, where turn-
out lagged behind, the
northeastern region ex-
hibited significantly
higher participation rates
compared to the national
average of 67.40 % re-
corded during the 2019
parliamentary elections.
In Mizoram during
the 2019 Lok Sabha
polls, 63.13 % of the
7.92 lakh eligible voters
cast their ballots, where-
as over 80 % of the 8.57
lakh electorate turned
out for the state’s As-
sembly elections held
last November 7.
Among the northeast-
ern states during the 17th
Lok Sabha Election in
2019, Nagaland and Ma-
nipur registered the high-
est voter turnouts at 83
%, trailed closely by As-
sam, Tripura, and
Arunachal Pradesh at
around82%,andMegha-
laya at 71.4 %.
Data from the EC indi-
cates that voter participa-
tion tends to be higher in
Assembly elections com-
pared to Lok Sabha polls
in the northeastern states.
In Mizoram, the EC
has launched a wide-
spread campaign target-
ing women, youth, and
first-time voters to bol-
ster turnout for the up-
coming Lok Sabha elec-
tion slated for April 19.
Chief Electoral Officer
Madhup Vyas and Addi-
tional CEO H. Lianzela
held meetings with stake-
holders to devise strate-
gies aimed at increasing
turnout. Educational in-
stitutions, sports and
youth services, and So-
cial Welfare Departments
are being enlisted for this
endeavor.
Similar efforts are un-
derway across the region.
In Tripura, CEO Puneet
Agarwal spearheaded
meetings at educational
institutions under the
flagship SVEEPprogram
to promote voter literacy.
In Manipur, a signa-
ture campaign was
launched, while creative
campaigns and explainer
videos have been dis-
seminated through vari-
ous media platforms.
First India Bureau
Saharanpur
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi launched a scath-
ing critique against the
Opposition I.N.D.I.A.
bloc during a public rally
in Saharanpur, Uttar
Pradesh, prior to the up-
coming Lok Sabha elec-
tions onApril 19. He em-
phasized a sharp contrast
between the Opposition’s
focus on corruption and
the BJP-led NDA’s com-
mitment to a transforma-
tive “mission.”
Accusing the Opposi-
tion, particularly the
I.N.D.I. Alliance, of be-
ing driven solely by a
desire for kickbacks and
commissions, Prime
Minister Narendra Modi
reiterated the NDA’s ded-
ication to national devel-
opment. The PM high-
lighted the NDA’s mis-
sion-oriented approach,
exemplified by initiatives
such as the construction
of the Ram Temple in
Ayodhya, which he em-
phasized as a national
mission rather than mere
electoral rhetoric.
Agencies
Bengaluru
Union Minister Smriti
Irani criticised the Con-
gress party’s manifesto,
particularly alleging they
plan to restoreArticle 370
if they come to power.
“They (Congress)
have released their mani-
festo. And it is written in
the manifesto that we
will fully restore the
statehood of Jammu and
Kashmir but in hushed
words they say that if
they get power then they
will restore Article 370
which we (NDA govern-
ment) had abrogated. PM
Modi says India is one
from Kashmir to Kanya-
kumari, but Rahul Gan-
dhi says no,” she said.
Smriti also alleged that
despite the government
banning the People’s
Front of India (PFI) un-
der the UAPAAct, Rahul
Gandhi is accepting sup-
port from the organisa-
tion. “This is the condi-
tion of Congress now that
they have to take support
from terrorist organisa-
tions to win elections,”
she said.
Agencies
Mumbai
The BJP has become so
strong that it is ready for
‘Ab Ki Baar 400 Par’,
expressed
Ram Naik,
senior BJP
leader and
former gov-
ernor of Ut-
tar Pradesh, on Saturday.
At party’s foundation
day function at BJP of-
fice here, he said the base
of BJPacross the country
has grown over past
years since its formation
in the year 1980 and now,
it can get more than 400
MPs elected on its own
strength in parliament.
I recall with great
reverence the
hard work, strug-
gles and sacrifices of all
those great women and
men who built our Party
over the years. I can say
with great confidence
that we are India’s pre-
ferred party, which has
always served with the
motto of ‘Nation First.’
Narendra Modi
@narendramodi
POLL PANEL HAD HELD A ‘CONFERENCE ON LOW VOTER TURNOUT’ IN NEW DELHI
EC’s campaign to boost voter turnout in N-E
EC’S DRIVE ON IN STATES OF ARUNACHAL
PRADESH, NAGALAND AND ASSAM ALSO
Campaigns are also active in Arunachal
Pradesh, Nagaland, and Assam to encourage
higher voter turnout compared to last elections.
A ‘Conference on Low Voter Turnout’ was convened in
New Delhi, bringing together Municipal Commissioners
and District Election Officers to address this issue. The
Lok Sabha polls across the eight northeastern states
will be conducted in the initial 3 phases of the 7-phase
2024 electoral process, with 25 seats up for grabs.
Prime Minister Modi draws a comparison between NDA and Opposition alliances
PM FLAYS OPPN BLOC IN SAHARANPUR
I.N.D.I.A.isaboutcommission,
NDAisaboutmission:PMModi
LAW AGAINST TRIPLE
TALAQ SAVED MUSLIM
FAMILIES, SAYS MODI
CONGRESS NEVER GAVE
‘NYAY’ TO COUNTRY,
SAYS PRALHAD JOSHI
PM MODI TARGETS
RAHUL, AKHILESH
PM MODI HOLDS MEGA ROADSHOW IN
GHAZIABAD, YOGI ADITYANATH PRESENT
Saharanpur: PM
Narendra Modi on
Saturday said Muslim
women will bless him for
centuries to come as he has
removed the “sword” of triple
talaq hanging over them and
their families. Addressing an
election rally in Saharanpur,
Modi reached out to the
Muslim community, which
has a sizeable population
in the Lok Sabha con-
stituencies of western Uttar
Pradesh, saying real secular-
ism is when all get the ben-
efit of government welfare
schemes irrespective of their
caste and religion as has
been seen during the BJP
rule. “The BJP government
has ended the evil practice
of (instant) triple talaq. We
enacted a strong law in the
interest of crores of Muslim
sisters” and protected their
families, he said.
Hubbali: Union
Minister Pralhad
Joshi on Saturday
criticises Congress over its
‘Nyay’ mani-
festo, saying
Congress has
never given
‘Nyay’ to
the country.
“Rahul Gan-
dhi announced the ‘Nyay’
election manifesto. Know-
ing well that they will not
come to power, the party
is indulged in making an-
nouncements on whims and
fancies,” Joshi told media.
Congress had coined slo-
gans such as ‘Garibi hatao’
and ‘roti, kapda aur makan’.
Have they been successful?
In 2004, Congress gave an-
other slogan ‘Congress ka
haath gareebon ke saath’.
But, ultimately, what did
they do? Joshi questioned.
Saharanpur: In a
scathing attack on
Congress leader Ra-
hul Gandhi and Samajwadi
Party president Akhilesh
Yadav over the tie-up
between the two parties for
the Lok Sabha elections,
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi on Saturday referred
to their unsuccessful part-
nership in 2017 assembly
polls in the state and said
“do ladkon ki flop film” has
been released again.
Ghaziabad: PM Narendra Modi held a mas-
sive roadshow in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad
on Saturday as part of the BJP’s election cam-
paign for Lok Sabha polls.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi
Adityanath, Ghaziabad BJP
Candidate Atul Garg, and
Union Minister and sitting
MP VK Singh accompanied
the Prime Minister during
the 1.5-kilometer-long roadshow. A large number of
people gathered to participate in the roadshow, which
was organised from Maliwada Chowk, via Ambedkar
Road, to Chaudhary Road in the city.
EVERYVOTECANHELPCHANGEINDIA’SDESTINYANDPICTURE:YOGI
Saharanpur: Prime
Minister Narendra
Modi has given
us the “vision of a devel-
oped India in the Amrit
Kaal”, Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister Yogi Adityanath
on Saturday said. “A new
debate has started in the
country. Every vote of the
public can prove to be help-
ful in changing the destiny
and picture of the country.
The foundation of this is
the continuous change that
has occurred in the country
since 2014,” Adityanath
said. The Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister highlighted
the nationwide chorus echo-
ing the slogan ‘Fir Ek Baar,
Modi Sarkar’ for the Lok
Sabha elections.
Congress manifesto plans to
restore Article 370, says Irani
Smriti Irani campaigns in
support of a BJP candidate in
Chennai, on Saturday.  PTI
BJP ready for
‘Ab Ki Baar 400
Par’: Ram Naik
Agencies
New Delhi
A court here on Satur-
day extended the judi-
cial custody of Aam
Aadmi Party leader
Manish Sisodia till
April 18 in a money
laundering case relat-
ed to the alleged Delhi
excise policy scam.
Special Judge
Kaveri Baweja ex-
tended Sisodia’s judi-
cial custody after he
was produced before
the court on the expiry
of the judicial custody
granted earlier.
His party colleague
Sanjay Singh, a co-
accused who was re-
cently granted bail by
the Supreme Court in
the case, also appeared
before the court for the
proceedings.
The CBI as well as
the ED have alleged
that irregularities were
committed while
modifying the Delhi
Excise Policy, undue
favours were extended
to licence holders, li-
cence fee was waived
or reduced and licenc-
es were extended
without the competent
authority’s approval.
The beneficiaries
allegedly diverted “il-
legal” gains to the ac-
cused officials and
made false entries in
their books of account
to evade detection, the
probe agencies have
alleged.
ManishSisodia’sjudicial
custodyextendedtillApril
18inexcisepolicycase
Manish Sisodia appears in
a court, in New Delhi, on
Saturday.  PTI
BRS LEADER KAVITHA CHALLENGES CBI’S
PLEA SEEKING TO INTERROGATE HER IN JAIL
New Delhi: BRS MLC K Kavitha on Saturday
moved a Delhi court opposing the CBI’s plea
seeking to interrogate and record her statement
in Tihar Jail in connection with a money laundering
case related to the alleged excise policy scam. Nota-
bly, the court on Friday allowed the Central Bureau of
Investigation (CBI) to question Kavitha in Tihar Jail. On
Saturday, Kavitha’s counsel Nitesh Rana told the court
that the probe agency thwarted the due process of
law by filing the plea “behind her back”. “I have grave
apprehension that the CBI may not have divulged the
true facts to obtain a favourable order from the court,”
Rana told the court, as he urged it to keep the order in
abeyance until Kavitha’s side is heard.
This is the soil of Maa
Shakti. We are a
country that believes
in ‘Shakti’ and
worships the deity
embodying it.
However, it is our
grave misfortune that
some leaders in the
INDI alliance are
openly calling for a
fight against Shakti.
NARENDRA MODI,
PRIME MINISTER
LATEST SURVEY
LS polls: RBI’s CCS shows positive sentiments
Agencies
Mumbai
head of the Lok
Sabha polls, the
Reserve Bank of
India (RBI) on Saturday
released results of a series
of surveys highlighting
positive sentiments of
householdsongeneraleco-
nomic situation, employ-
ment prospects and infla-
tion among many other
economic parameters.
In its bi-monthly
“Consumer Confidence
survey” (CCS), the RBI
collected current percep-
tions (vis-à-vis a year
ago) and one year ahead
expectations of house-
holds on general eco-
nomic situation, employ-
ment scenario, overall
price situation, own in-
come and spending
across 19 major cities.
Consumer confidence
for the current period has
been on a path of sus-
tained recovery; respond-
ents assessed improve-
ment in all survey param-
eters; the current situation
index (CSI) rose by 3.4
points to 98.5 – its high-
est level since mid-2019.
In all, the RBI released
results of seven survey
covering entire gamut of
economy including Con-
sumerConfidenceSurvey,
Inflation Expectations of
Households Survey, Sur-
veyofManufacturingSec-
tor and Bank Lending sur-
vey among others and in
general concluding posi-
tive outlook during the
next year and in the last
quarter of January-March.
Consumer confidence
for year ahead improved
furtheronthebackofhigh-
er optimism in all CCS
parameters; higher opti-
mismresultedinthefuture
expectations index (FEI)
rising further by 2.1 points
to 125.2 – also its highest
level since mid-2019.
Households’ senti-
mentsongeneraleconom-
ic situation and employ-
ment prospects recorded
notable improvements for
both the current period as
well as the upcoming
year; in synchrony, their
outlook on discretionary
spending improved.
Latest round of survey was conducted during March 2-11, 2024.
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Agencies
Srinagar
The infiltration bid that
was foiled on Friday in
Jammu and Kashmir’s
Baramulla indicated des-
peration on part of Paki-
stan to fuel unrest in
Kashmir Valley ahead of
general elections, the
Army said on Saturday.
Two terrorists were
killed close to the Line of
Control (LoC) in Uri sec-
tor of Baramulla district
when they were trying to
sneak into Kashmir.
Army said intermittent
fire was also drawn from
Pakistan forward posts, in
the vicinity of LoC dur-
ing the counter infiltra-
tion operation. A state-
ment by the Army said
the infiltration bid was
successfully foiled on
Friday in a joint operation
led by the Indian Army.
“Numerous inputs
were earlier received
from multiple intelli-
gence agencies regarding
terrorist groups planning
and intending to infiltrate
across Line of Control in
Uri Sector. Based on
these inputs and surveil-
lance the counter-infiltra-
tion grid was reviewed
and strengthened,” the
Army said. They said in
the early hours Friday,
their own ambushes spot-
ted a group of terrorists
moving towards the LoC.
“Own forces continu-
ously tracked the hostile
movement and estab-
lished contact resulting
in heavy exchange of
fire. While the operation
was under progress, in-
termittent fire was also
drawn from Pakistan for-
ward posts, in the vicini-
ty of Line of Control,”
the Army said.
They added the opera-
tion resulted in neutrali-
sation of two terrorists
and recovery of two AK
rifles, three magazines,
four hand grenades, am-
munition and other war-
like stores.
“The infiltration bid by
terrorists indicates des-
peration on part of Paki-
stan to fuel unrest in
peaceful Kashmir Valley
at a time when general
elections have been
scheduled and the demo-
cratic process is unfold-
ing,” the Army said.
CBI busts infant
trafficking gang
across Delhi 
Haryana, 7 held
During the raid, 2 infants were
found in Keshavpuram.
ANI
New Delhi
The CBI has busted a
network of infant traf-
fickers involved in the
buying and selling of in-
fants across India.
The CBI held raids at
seven locations across
Delhi and Haryana. Two
male infants of just 1.5
days and 15 days and one
girl child of one month
have also been rescued by
CBI during the operation
from a house in the Kes-
havpuram area of Delhi.
Incriminating articles,
including Rs 5.5 lakh
cash and other docu-
ments, have been recov-
ered during searches. CBI
also arrested seven ac-
cused in this case.
The arrested persons
have been identified as
Neeraj, Indu Pawar,
Aslam, Pooja Kashyap,
Ritu, Anjali and Kavita.
3 nabbed with gold worth `3.43 cr
Agencies
Chennai
Officials of the Directo-
rate of Revenue Intelli-
gence (DRI) seized 4.9
kgs of foreign origin
gold, being smuggled
into India from Sri Lan-
ka, in a fishing boat at
mid sea near Vedhalai
coast at Mandapam in
Ramanathapuram district
of Tamil Nadu and appre-
hended three people.
The seized gold was
valued at Rs 3.43 crore.
The seizure was made
in a joint operation with
Indian Coast Guard
(ICG) and Customs Pre-
ventive Unit (CPU), Ra-
manathapuram.
An official release on
Saturday said, specific in-
telligence was developed
by the officers of DRI that
foreign origin gold is be-
ing smuggled into India
from Sri Lanka through
theVedhalaicoastinRam-
nathapuram district by a
gang using a fishing boat.
Accordingly, officers
of DRI and ICG mounted
surveillance over the
movement of suspected
fishing boats at Vedhalai
coastal area near Manda-
pam on the intervening
night of April 3 and 4.
In wee hours of April
4, officers identified a
suspected boat at mid sea
and chased it using a ICG
vessel and intercepted it.
ICG rescues 9 fishermen
off Andhra coast in BoB
ANI
Visakhapatnam (AP)
The Indian Coast Guard
(ICG) turned out to be
the first responder after
receiving a distress call
from the fishing boat
Durga Bhavani, which
caught fire following a
cooking gas cylinder ex-
plosion in the Bay of
Bengal (BoB) on Friday
afternoon, the officials
said on Saturday.
Upon receiving the
call, the Coast Guard di-
verted its ship, ‘Veera,’to
assist the fishermen
stranded mid-sea, about
65 nautical miles from
Visakhapatnam in BoB.
Nine fishermen were
injured in the incident,
which occurred while
preparing lunch. All,
with severe burn injuries,
were rescued by the ICG,
provided with immediate
first aid by the medical
team on the Indian Coast
Guard Ship (ICGS)
Veera, and brought to Vi-
sakhapatnam.
The nine fishermen
had ventured into the sea
for fishing.
Ravikanth inspects
Mansarovar office
of JMC-Greater
FROM PG 1...
First India Buresu
Jaipur
Principal Secretary of
UDH, T. Ravikanth con-
ducted a surprise inspec-
tion of the Mansarovar
zone of the JMC-Great-
er. Upon reaching the
zone office, he was dis-
mayed at the state of ne-
glect and filth.
Expressing his disap-
pointment, he promptly
reprimanded Zone DC.
According to sources,
T Ravikanth remarked
upon finding the office in
a dirty state, “If you can-
not keep your own office
clean, how will you man-
age the cleanliness of the
entire zone?”
Shah takes...
Congress doesn’t know
that many brave sons of
Rajasthan have sacrificed
their lives for peace and
security in JK. But it is
not merely the fault of
Congress leaders. It is
mostly the Italian culture
of the Congress that is to
blame for not understand-
ing the very idea of India.
Such statements hurt
every patriotic citizen
who cares for the unity
and integrity of the na-
tion. People will certainly
answer Congress.And for
the kind information of
Congress, it was notArti-
cle 371, but Article 370,
that was abrogated by
Modi govt. However, it is
only expected of Con-
gress to make such hor-
rendous mistakes.
“InfiltrationbidisPak’sdesperation
tofuelunrestinJKaheadofpolls”
An infiltration bid along LoC was foiled by Army in Baramulla on Friday
Alert Army
(Top) Army personnel display
arms and ammunition seized
after security forces foiled
an infiltration bid along the
Line of Control, in Baramulla
district of JK. (Bottam) Army
personnel check vehicles in
Rustum area after security
forces foiled an infiltration bid.
The 9 fishermen had ventured
into the sea for fishing.
The officials said the value of the seized gold is Rs 3.43 crore.
By Tridib Raman
The author is a journalist and political commentator
and views expressed are his personal
FIRST INDIA SUNDAY SPECIAL
Mirch Masala
WHY IS LALU YADAV TRYING TO SPOIL THE GAME OF CONGRESS?
espite Lalu Yadav’s apparent
support for Rahul Gandhi, he is
secretly undermining the Con-
gress. Lalu aims to prevent any emerg-
ing Yadav or Muslim leader in Congress
who could challenge his son Tejashwi
in the future. Through a strategic move,
Lalu secured winning seats for himself
and left weaker ones like Bhagalpur,
Patna Sahib, West Champaran, and
Maharajganj for the party. If sources
are to be believed, Lalu is also get-
ting full support in his work from his
staunch ‘Hanuman’ Akhilesh
Singh, who coincidentally is
also the President of Bihar
Congress and Lalu is considered to have
played an important role in making him
the President. After giving a jolt to Pappu
Yadav on Purnia seat, Lalu had also set
his sights on the adjacent Katihar seat.
He does not want Congress’s Tariq
Anwar to contest from here this time. In
place of Tariq, Lalu wanted his trust-
ed ally Ahmed Ashfaq Karim, a lo-
cal with influence and resources,
to contest. However, Congress
insisted on Anwar due to his past
performance. Sonia Gandhi
intervened to resolve the
dispute, persuading Lalu
to acquiesce.
D
he central lead-
ership of BJP
has kept its eye
on Aam Aadmi Party very
closely. Saffron strate-
gists were confident that
‘after Kejriwal goes to
jail, AAP will disintegrate
and AAP candidates will
face financial crisis to
contest the elections.’
On the contrary, at least
in Delhi, AAP would get
the benefit of Kejriwal’s
wave of sympathy. After
Kejriwal went to jail, AAP
candidates seem to be
coming into the elec-
tion contest with great
strength. But AAP’s
real concern is about its
second leadership. Out
of all the people who
have been sent to Rajya
Sabha, only Sanjay
Singh seems to be active
on the political front, that
too after being released
from jail. Raghav Chadha
is in London for his eye
treatment, Swati Maliwal
has gone to America for
her sister’s treatment and
most of the others whom
Kejriwal has appointed
to the Rajya Sabha are
tycoons who have no
real special connections
with political activism.
The Central Govern-
ment is also currently
waiting and watching
Delhi developments and
is trying to fathom how
appropriate it would be
to impose President’s
rule here in the current
circumstances. At the
same time, AAP is trying
to make the face of the
future perfect from its
situational terrors.
T
ven though Congress may have been
stunned by Lalu Yadav’s antics in Purnia
LS seat, Pappu Yadav has not bowed
down there. By contesting as an independent
candidate, he has made the field difficult for RJD’s
candidate Bima Bharti and JDU’s outgoing MP
Santosh Kushwaha. If sources are to be believed,
Pappu Yadav’s entry into
Congress was difficult because
neither Lalu nor his follower
Akhilesh Singh wanted Pappu
to join Congress, but after the
assurance of Priyanka Gandhi,
Pappu merged his ‘Jan Adhikar
Party’, with Congress and
contested the elections as an
authorised candidate of Con-
gress from Purnia. But at the last moment, in a big
political move, Lalu, who was once very close to
Nitish, gave ticket from Purnia to Bima Bharti, who
had come from JDU, and told the Congress high
command that ‘this seat was never in the Congress
quota.’ In fact, Lalu did not want any other big
Yadav leader to emerge from Seemanchal. Lalu’s
restlessness was visible when his son Tejashwi
Yadav flew by helicopter directly to Purnia for the
nomination of Bima Bharti.
olitics is rife with fierce competition, and
some players, though seen as secondary,
wield significant influence. Asaduddin Owai-
si’s AIMIM party, often labeled BJP’s ‘B team,’ has
emerged as a potential game-changer. Teaming up
with Pallavi Patel of Apna Dal Kamerawadi, Owaisi
has formed a third front in UP, dubbed ‘PDM’—rep-
resenting Backward, Dalit, and Muslim communi-
ties. This move challenges Akhilesh Yadav’s earlier
‘PDA’ slogan, implying Owaisi’s direct linkage to
Muslim leadership. Owaisi’s entry into UP politics
during the 2017 assembly elections had a noticeable
impact, with his candidates deducting significant
Muslim votes from SP, despite losing deposits. In
the 2022 elections, Owaisi’s candidates continued
to influence outcomes, particularly in constituencies
with sizable Muslim populations. With approximately
19% Muslim voters in UP and many constituen-
cies with significant Muslim presence,
Owaisi’s strategic decisions, such
as leaving certain seats uncon-
tested to indirectly benefit BJP,
pose a significant challenge to
opposition alliances. Notably,
SP’s minimal representation
of Muslim candidates
in UP raises questions
about its commitment
to minority inclusion,
prompting Owaisi to
challenge Akh-
ilesh’s intentions.
E
P
GAURAV VALLABH’S AMBITIOUS MOVES
conomics professor and former Congress spokesperson Gaurav Vallabh
has now changed his color to saffron, that too citing Sanatan Dharma.
Gaurav, who hails from Rajasthan, has been a professor at XLRI, Jam-
shedpur and had contested the 2019 Assembly polls on Congress ticket against
BJP’s Raghubar Das from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, where he had to face a
crushing defeat. Not learning from this defeat, he again contested 2023 Rajasthan
Assembly elections from Udaipur on Congress ticket and once again faced defeat.
For some time, he had been demanding a Lok Sabha ticket from Rajasthan from
Congress high command, but when he was denied one, he changed colors and
became a BJP leader. Sources say draft of his resignation letter was decided by
BJP strategists only as language and tone of the letter reflected this fact.
WHAT WILL SANJAY NIRUPAM DO NOW?
anjay Nirupam, who has rebelled against Congress, is looking for a new political
path. In this work he is also getting full help from his friend Milind Deora who
recently quit Congress and joined BJP. BJP alliance has decided its candidates
for 4 out of 6 seats in Mumbai, but no candidate has been announced yet from ‘Mumbai
North Central’ seat. BJP is looking for a winning face from here, so Priya Dutt was first
approached but she is yet to respond. Swara Bhaskar has also been offered the same
seat by Congress. Besides, name of Raj Babbar is also being considered and if he does
not contest from here then he can try his luck from Gurugram. Poonam Mahajan, twice
victorious on a BJP ticket, faces anti-incumbency prompting party to seek a new candi-
date. MLA Ashish Shelar’s name is in consideration, but with over four lakh Muslim voters,
Sanjay Nirupam emerges as a strong contender due to his popularity among Muslims.
There’s speculation he might contest on Shiv Sena’s ticket, possibly replacing Shinde.
E
S
PAPPU YADAV’S DOMINANCE IN PURNIA
ASADUDDIN OWAISI’S MATCH FIXING
WILL PRESIDENT’S
RULE BE IMPOSED
IN DELHI?
ON BRITISH INDIANS
New UK documentary examines racist attacks
PTI
London
riving around
with hockey
sticks in the
boot of the car and
stockpiling petrol
bombs to defend them-
selves are among some
of the gripping accounts
that make up a new UK
documentary chroni-
cling racist attacks
faced by British Indians
in the 1970s and 80s.
‘Defiance: Fighting
the Far Right’, a three-
part series aired on Chan-
nel 4 from Monday, uses
a cache of archive foot-
age and compelling new
testimony from the peo-
ple who were there to tell
the story of the fightback
of Britain’s South Asian
community against a
wave of brutal racist at-
tacks and murders be-
tween 1976 and 1981.
The film highlights
how the community
stood in the face of a ris-
ing tide of anti-immi-
grant feelings and a cam-
paign of violence and
intimidation unleashed
by notorious far-right and
racist groups such as the
National Front.
“Back then, my Lu-
dhiana-born father
would drive around with
hockey sticks in the boot
of his car in case we ever
ran into far-right thugs as
we went about our daily
business,” said Rajesh
Thind, the British Pun-
jabi director of one of the
three episodes who grew
up amid some of the up-
heaval in west London.
The series, created by
BAFTA-winning Rogan
Productions, Left Handed
Films and GroupM Mo-
tion Entertainment, in-
vestigates seminal events
in British South Asian
history referred to as the
Southall protests, the Bat-
tle for Brick Lane and the
Bradford 12 –- events of-
ten overlooked by the
press, the police and the
government of the day.
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‘Committed to neighbourhood’: EAM after
Maldives minister thanks India for exports
First India Bureau
New Delhi
Responding to Maldivian
minister Moosa Zameer
remarks thanking India
for the decision to export
essential commodities to
the island nation for the
fiscal year 2024-2025,
Union minister S Jais-
hankar has reiterated New
Delhi’s commitment to its
policies of neighbour-
hood first and SAGAR.
Zameer stated that the
decision by India demon-
strates the longstanding
friendship between two
countries and the strong
commitment to further
expand bilateral trade
and commerce.
In a post on X, Zameer
said “I sincerely thank
EAM @DrSJaishankar
and the Government of
#India for the renewal of
the quota to enable #Mal-
dives to import essential
commodities from India
during the years 2024
and 2025. This is truly a
gesture which signifies
the longstanding friend-
ship, and the strong com-
mitment to further ex-
pand bilateral trade and
commerce between our
two countries.”
In response, Jaishankar
wrote, “You are welcome,
FM @MoosaZameer. In-
dia stands firmly commit-
ted to its Neighbourhood
FirstSAGARpolicies.”
New Delhi: After 17 Indian workers were
repatriated from Laos, who were lured into
unsafe and illegal work, External Affairs Min-
ister S Jaishankar
on Saturday lauded
the leadership of
Prime Minister
Narendra Modi and
his commitment
towards the safety of
citizens. Jaishankar
took to social media
platform X to express his gratitude to Indian Embassy
im Laos for their diligent efforts in coordinating the
rescue operation. He also extended appreciation to
the authorities in Laos for their cooperation in ensur-
ing the safe return of the workers.
“MODI KI GUARANTEE WORKS FOR ALL”: EAM
ON REPATRIATION OF 17 INDIAN WORKERS
Agencies
Washington
The United States is on
high alert and preparing
for a possible attack by
Iran targeting Israeli or
American assets in the
region in response to Is-
rael’s strike on the Iranian
embassy in Syria, a U.S.
official said on Friday.
“We’re definitely at a
high state of vigilance,”
the official said in con-
firming a CNN report
that said an attack could
come in the next week.
Suspected Israeli war-
planes bombed Iran’s em-
bassy in Damascus on
Monday in a strike that
killed an Iranian military
commander and marked a
major escalation in Isra-
el’s war with its regional
adversaries. Iran has said
it reserves the right “to
take a decisive response.”
U.S. President Joe
Biden discussed the
threat from Iran in a
phone call on Thursday
with Israeli Prime Minis-
ter Benjamin Netanyahu.
Suspected Israeli warplanes bombed Iran’s embassy in
Damascus on April 1. FILE
Union minister S Jaishankar,
Maldives min Moosa Zameer
US on high alert for Iran threat in
region after Israeli strike in Syria
Russian missile strikes on the Ukrainian
city of Kharkiv kill over 10 and wound 11
Agencies
Kyiv
More than 10 people
were killed and dozens of
others wounded in Rus-
sian attacks on Ukraine
in the past 24 hours, local
authorities said Saturday.
Four people were killed
and 23 injured in the
southern city of Zapor-
izhzhia in missile strikes,
said Zaporizhzhia Gov-
ernor Ivan Fedorov.
More than 40 build-
ings, including 24 private
houses and nine apart-
ment blocks, were dam-
aged in the attack, Fe-
dorov said in a statement.
Besides, six people
were killed and 11 others
wounded in overnight
missile strikes on
Kharkiv, Ukraine’s sec-
ond-largest city, accord-
ing to Mayor Ihor Terek-
hov.
The attack hit residen-
tial areas in the northern
Shevchenkivskyi dis-
trict, damaging nine
apartment buildings,
three dormitories, two
kindergartens, two
schools, and a gas sta-
tion, Terekhov said in a
post on Telegram.
Russia launched six
missiles and 32 Shahed
combat drones at
Ukraine overnight Sat-
urday, said Ukrainian
Air Force Commander
Mykola Oleschuk.
According to him,
three missiles and 28
drones have been inter-
cepted.
A worker stands next to an apartment building damaged during
Russian missile and drone strikes in Kharkiv, Ukraine on Saturday.
Agencies
New Delhi
Mahindra Group Chair-
manAnand Mahindra, on
Saturday, offered a job to
a girl who saved herself
and her younger sister
from a monkey attack.
A 13-year-old girl
showed her presence of
mind and scared away a
monkey in the Basti dis-
trict of UP, using Ama-
zon’s virtual voice assis-
tantAlexa.Thegirlreport-
edlycommandedAlexato
bark like a dog, hoping to
scare away the monkey
thathadenteredherhome.
The tactic worked and
the girl successfully
saved both herself and
her sister. Reacting to
this, Anand Mahindra
said: “The girl showed
“potential for leadership
in an entirely unpredict-
able world.After she fin-
ishes her education, If
she ever decides to work
in the corporate world I
hope we at @Mahin-
draRise will be able to
convince her to join us!!”
Agencies
New Delhi
An Indian student has
died in the US state of
Ohio, the Indian Consu-
late in New York said on
Friday, adding that an
investigation is under-
way to ascertain the
cause of death.
The student, identified
as Uma Satya Sai Gadde,
was pursuing his educa-
tion in Ohio’s Cleveland.
The Indian Consulate ex-
pressed deep sorrow over
thelossandextendedcon-
dolences to the bereaved
family. They assured that
every possible support,
including facilitating the
transportation of his body
to India, is being provided
to the family during this
distressing time.
“Deeply saddened by
the unfortunate demise of
Uma Satya Sai Gadde, an
Indian student in Cleve-
land, Ohio,” the Indian
Consulate in New York
wrote on X. “Police in-
vestigation is underway.
@IndiainNewYork con-
tinues to remain in touch
with the family in India.
All possible assistance is
being extended, including
to transport Uma Gadde’s
mortal remains to India at
the earliest.”
Mahindra offers job to girl who
foiled monkey attack using Alexa
Another Indian student dies
in US, 10th Incident this year
RajasthanRoyals’magiccontinuesinhomeland
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Jos Buttler 100 and Sanju
Samson 69 secured a
comfortable 6-wicket
victory for Rajasthan
Royals chasing 184
against the Royal Chal-
lengers Bengaluru. RR
put RCB to bat after win-
ning the toss and Kohli’s
century along with 125-
run partnership with Faf
Du Plessis put up a good
total for RR to chase.
Star batter Virat Kohli
has completed 7,500 runs
in the Indian Premier
League (IPL). Kohli
reached the landmark
while playing for Royal
Challengers Bengaluru
against Rajasthan Royals
in Match 19 of IPL 2024
at the Sawai Mansingh
Stadium, Jaipur. Kohli,
the tournament’s leading
run-scorer, became the
first batter to touch the
7,500-run mark.
Kohli ended up scoring
113*, bringing up his 8th
IPL century. Kohli hit
113* from 72 balls (SR:
156.94). He smashed 12
fours and four sixes. Koh-
liowns7,579runsat38.27
(SR: 130.62). Rajasthan
Royals opening batter Jos
Buttler completed 150
sixesintheIndianPremier
League. TheveteranEng-
land international attained
the feat with his first six
against Royal Challeng-
ersBengaluruinmatch
number 19 of the on-
going 2024 cam-
paign.
Fans cheer during the match between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the Indian
Premier League (IPL) , at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday. SANTOSH SHARMA Champion shooter Apurvi Chandela with her family at SMS stadium.
RR players celebrate during IPL match between Rajasthan Royals 
Royal Challengers Bengaluru at SMS Stadium, in Jaipur, Saturday.
Royal Challengers Bengaluru batter Virat Kohli scores record-
extending 8th ton, becomes first centurion of IPL 2024 season
FI TOON
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It is not lightly said that ignorance is bliss
because truly the average person is never happy
except at the price of some ignorance.
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CMBhajanLal
Sharmaconducts
roadshowinDeoli
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma during the roadshow in Deoli on Saturday.
Sukhbir S Jaunapuria and other BJP leaders were also present.
Wajahat Akhtar
Deoli
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma
held a road show in Deoli
on Saturday evening in
support of BJPLok Sabha
candidate Sukhbir Singh
Jaunapuria. During this,
there was enthusiasm
among BJP workers re-
garding the CM’s road
show. The CM came out
from main market of the
city greeting people
through a road show.
At around 5:25 pm,
ChiefMinisterBhajanLal
Sharma along with BJP
State Vice President Dr
Prabhulal Saini, PHED
Minister Kanhaiya Lal
Chaudhary,BJPcandidate
MP Sukhbir Singh Jaun-
puria, Education Minister
Madan Dilawar, Kekri
MLAShatrughanGautam
reached the petrol pump
intersection where CM
climbed the stage built at
the intersection and greet-
ed workers and people.
CM ON CAMPAIGN TRAIL
CM SPEAKS TO WORKERS
ON BJP FOUNDATION DAY
On the occasion of
45th foundation day
of BJP, CM Bhajan
Lal Sharma inaugurated and
inspected the exhibition or-
ganized on the
journey from
Jan Sangh
to becoming
world’s largest
political party
at the BJP
state hqs by lighting the
lamp. State co-in-charge of
BJP Vijaya Rahatkar hoisted
the flag. CM said that after
getting independence, Ma-
hatma Gandhi had said that
now Cong has no purpose
and it should be abolished.
Kharge, Priyanka Gandhi and others
open attack at BJP in Cong’s Jpr rally
Naresh Sharma 
Dinesh Dangi
Jaipur
Congress national general
secretaryPriyankaGandhi
Vadra on Saturday said
that the most severe attack
is being made on the
awareness of people,
whether it is from the me-
dia or from the entire ma-
chinery of BJP.
“You are not getting
correct information. The
time has come to recog-
nize what reality is. All
you hear is that ‘Abki baar
400 Paar’, This is what is
visible. It is not clear what
the condition of the coun-
try is,” she said at the pub-
lic meeting at Vidhyadhar
Nagar stadium in Jaipur.
Shealsohighlightedthe
guarantees given in the
party manifesto. She
said that the Modi govt
will give a 5 kg ration to
the poor but will not pro-
vide employment.
Congress president
MallikarjunKhargecalled
Modi a leader of liars and
askedwhathedidtofulfill
the guarantees earlier giv-
en by him. He said that
Congress worked for the
development in 55 years
of its rule. Former CM
Ashok Gehlot, PCC chief
Govind Singh Dotasra,
former deputy CM
Sachin Pilot also ad-
dressed the programme.
Mallikarjun Kharge  Priyanka Gandhi waving at the public during
Congress Rally in Vidhyadhar Nagar Stadium, Jaipur on Saturday.
Sonia Gandhi and Rafeek Khan
in Jaipur on Saturday.
PMENUMERATESWORKSDONEBYBJP
PM says that his schemes have helped people; he also speaks about ERCP
ShubhamJain
AnilParashar
Ajmer
PM Modi connected with
the masses in Pushkar and
during his address spoke
about his schemes have
helped thepeopleandalso
spoke about ERCP. He
also attacked the Congress
during his speech.
Thousands of people par-
ticipated in the public
meeting organized during
which CM Bhajan Lal
Sharma also reached and
appealed to vote for both
the candidates.
“I am fully prepared.
The action that took place
in ten years is a trailer.
Thereisalotlefttodo.The
BJP govt provides free
food grains to 80 crore
needy people of the coun-
try. In ten years, more than
Rs 30 lakh crore has been
sent directly to the ac-
counts of the poor. During
the Congress government,
money was looted mid-
way. A Congress PM had
saidthatifwesend1rupee
from Delhi, only 15 paise
reach the people. What
wouldhavehappenedifhe
had Rs 30 lakh crore?
When we investigated, we
found out that Congress
had created more than 10
crore fake beneficiaries
who were never born.
Schemeswerelaunchedin
his name. Your rightful
money was going directly
to the middlemen of Con-
gress,” he said.
PM Modi enumerated
the work done by BJP in
thelast10yearsandlashed
outatCongress.Modisaid
that major changes were
started in the country after
the government came to
powerwithfullmajorityin
2014. He said that India is
buildingbigbridgesonthe
sea. The security of the
border is being increased
by building tunnels in the
mountains. Referring to
the previous regime of
Congress Government in
the state, PM Modi said
that there was news about
paper leaks, mafias and
share of loot. After the
comingoftheBJPgovern-
mentinpower,strictaction
is being taken against pa-
permafias.Hesaidthatthe
state government has
agreed on the Eastern Ra-
jasthan Canal Project
(ERCP) which was pend-
ing for years within 100
days.ERCPisgoingtoend
the water crisis in large ar-
eas of Rajasthan.
PM Modi rally in Pushkar
PM Narendra Modi being presented with a memento by Bhagirath Choudhary and Jyoti Mirdha
during public meeting in Pushkar on Saturday, in presence of CM Bhajan Lal Sharma.
PM Narendra Modi being felicitated by Diya Kumari, Jyoti Mirdha,
Manju Baghmar, Alka Gurjar and other BJP women leaders
during the rally in Pushkar on Saturday as CM Bhajan Lal Sharma,
Bhagirath Choudhary look on.
LSSpeakerOmBirla
campaignsinKota-Bundi
Bhanwar S Charan
Kota
BJPcandidate from Kota-
Bundi Lok Sabha constit-
uency Om Birla said that
there was a time when the
Congress governments
opposed the Ram temple
butthegovernmentofPM
Modi respected the senti-
ments of the countrymen
and did the consecration
of Ram temple.
He said that under the
leadership of Prime Min-
ister Narendra Modi, the
present time is the ‘Amrit
Kaal’of Ram devotees.
Om Birla was speaking
duringelectioncampaign-
ing in Rangpur, Kishan-
pura Takia, Manasgaon,
Ramrajpura, Brijespura,
Tathed, Dahra, Morpa,
Godlyahedi, Kishanpura,
Jakhoda, Jagannathpura,
Daslana, Mandania,
Borkhandi, Manpura,
Hanuwantkheda villages.
DiyaatBrahmaTemple
Dy CM Diya Kumari visited the Brahma Temple in
Pushkar during her tour of Ajmer on Saturday. Raj
Min Suresh Singh Rawat and others are also seen.
Om Birla and Kalpna Devi during
the public connect campagin in
Kota on Saturday.
ANOTHER ‘FEATHER IN THE HAT’ MOMENT FOR RAJ POLICE
Datta appointed as IG - Special Protection Group!
Rajendra Chhabra
Jaipur
here has been a
‘moment of
happiness’ for
the Rajasthan police for
the second time in the cur-
rent week as 2000 batch
IPSUmeshChanderDatta
has been posted on depu-
tation on the important
post of IG-SPG. Prior to
this, 1990 batch IPS -Ra-
jeev Kumar Sharma - was
relieved on Tuesday and
movedtoDelhitoserveas
DG, Police research and
Development.
It should be noted that
the Special Protection
Group is tasked with the
security of the Prime Min-
ister and Umesh Chander
Datta will also carry out
the responsibility as IG.
Amongthestrengthof259
IPS officers in Rajasthan
cadre, 22 officers are now
oncentraldeputationoron
foreign assignment.
Among these are Nina
Singh and Rajeev Kumar
Sharma (on DG level
post), Vishal Bansal and
Alok Kumar Vashishtha
(on ADG level post) and
now Umesh Datta (On IG
level post) who are on
deputation. Moreover,
there are two 2006 batch
IG level officers on for-
eign assignments too.
They are - Don K. Jose -
servinginIndianEmbassy
in Moscow as First Secre-
tary and - Hemant Sharma
- serving as Police Plan-
ningOfficerinUnitedNa-
tions in New York. The
story around 2009 batch
IPS Preeti Jain’s central
deputation is quite inter-
esting. She has been post-
ed in Ministry of Finance
as Director, away from
Police administration.
She went on central depu-
tation in January 2023.
There are other officers
who are posted in CBI,
IB, ISF departments on
deputation. Notably,
Umesh Datta was posted
onthepostofJaipurRange
IG since the time of last
government i.e. from Feb-
ruary 2022. While several
officials were transferred
after the formation of new
government,butDattawas
kept on his post, whereas
there were several claim-
ants for the post of Jaipur
IG.Thestategovtmustnot
have considered it to be
prudent to shift Datta ow-
ing to his vast experience
serving at the centre and
hiscapabilities.Umeshhas
servedforsevenlongyears
- from 2013 to 2020 - on
various posts while being
on central deputation.
During this time, he also
served for five long years
on sensitive position of SP
in CBI. There are ten
years left for his retire-
ment and it can be gauged
that either in the centre or
in the state, he will serve
on top positions!
Umesh Chander Datta
T
Pant raps officials
over laxity at Sindhi
Camp bus stand
Shivendra Parmar
Jaipur
Chief Secretary Sudhansh
Pant inspected the Sindhi
Camp bus stand on Satur-
day.Thousandsofpassen-
gers travel here every day
but there is utter misman-
agement here. Pant spot-
ted shortcomings at the
busstand.Hefirstinspect-
ed the washrooms of the
bus stands and was upset
after seeing the filth there.
He questioned the road-
ways officials about the
cleanliness system and
expressed displeasure.
Pant inspected various
areas of the bus stand but
was extremely annoyed.
On the occasion of BJP’s foundation day, Vasundhara Raje paid
floral tributes at the statues of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay and
Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in in New Delhi on Saturday.
Sonia challenges BJP by
campaigning, breathes
life into Cong workers
Cong launches poll campaign from Raj
Manoj Mathur
Jaipur
Amidst the noise in na-
tional politics, Congress
on Saturday started the
Lok Sabha election cam-
paign from Rajasthan in a
challenging manner. Con-
gress supremo Sonia Gan-
dhi, who stayed away
from the entire campaign
in the last Lok Sabha elec-
tions, has herself taken
command this time. That
too at a time when Sonia
had refused to contest
elections from her tradi-
tional seat Rae Bareli in
Uttar Pradesh citing health
reasons and became a Ra-
jya Sabha member from
Rajasthan.Another sign of
a major change in the in-
ternal politics of the Con-
gress was that Congress
National President Mall-
ikarjun Kharge and Pri-
yanka Gandhi were pre-
sent with Sonia in the
public meeting at Vidy-
adhar Nagar Stadium in
Jaipur to launch party’s
poll campaign, but Rahul
Gandhi chose to stay
away. It is believed to be
a well thought out strat-
egy. Rahul was kept
away from this event and
his meetings have been
kept for later.
Political experts believe
thattherearemanyreasons
behind Congress launch-
ing its LS poll campaign
from Rajasthan. Biggest
thingis thatafterthedefeat
inthreestatesinthelastas-
sembly elections, Con-
gresshasthebestorganisa-
tional structure left in Ra-
jasthan only. Even in Con-
gress ruled Karnataka and
Himachal Pradesh, the
condition of the organisa-
tion is bad. In Uttar
Pradesh, once the bastion
of Congress politics, the
partyisabletocontestonly
about a fourth seats in the
alliance. Another reason is
Sonia being a Rajya Sabha
MPfrom Rajasthan.At the
same time, the Congress
leadership may also be
thinkingthatifCongressin
Rajasthan spoils the BJP’s
dream of winning all 25
seats for third consecutive
time, then it will be a big
success. Besides, the par-
ty’s message from Ra-
jasthan will also reach the
entire North India.
In all the speeches of
Congressleaders,PMModi
was targeted and calls were
made to save democracy.
No new shocking thing
came to light. By the way,
as soon as the Congress
manifesto came out, many
ofitspointshavealsocome
under the target of BJP.
SoniaGandhiPriyankaGandhi
at the Jaipur rally on Saturday.
 SANTOSH SHARMA
Sonia did not campaign in 2019 LS
polls; took command herself this time
SANTOSH
SHARMA
Remembering leaders
Analysis
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HiddenGemsof
fterUdaipur’s
lakes, palaces
and famous
tourist places,
now I am taking you to
such a world without see-
ingwhichatriptoUdaipur
is incomplete. There are
many such places around
Udaipur city, where you
can go and know the
beauty of Udaipur even
more closely. Recently a
tourist spot named Bahu-
bali Hills has developed
in Udaipur city. Which is
especially attracting tour-
ists these days. A very
beautiful view is visible
from these hills, to see
which tourists from not
only India but all over the
world come. The green
valleys here really give an
amazing feeling. Apart
from this, if you like trek-
king then you can enjoy
this place even more. The
fresh air here, the calm
atmosphere and the mov-
ing shadow of Aravali in
the lake take you to an-
other world.
If you love nature,
then along with Bahu-
bali Hills, Raita Hills
should also be on your
list. The hills of Raita
village, covered in a
blanket of greenery, are
an example of beauty
away from the crowd of
the city. This place is lo-
cated in a small village
of Udaipur. There are
only about 150 houses
here, whose population
is only 650. This place is
located at a distance of
28 km from Udaipur. The
lush green valleys and
natural beauty here at-
tract a lot. The best time
to visit this place is dur-
ing the monsoon season,
because during this time
greenery is seen all
around. This place is
very peaceful, where you
can enjoy a good trip.
There is a place 45 km
away from Udaipur
which is called Bird Vil-
lage. Here, a gathering of
birds coming from far
away ponds after cover-
ing a distance of three
thousand kilometers is
seen. As soon as winter
begins, species of birds
from China, Mongolia,
Siberia and Central Asia
to Europe start arriving.
If you are a bird lover
and are fond of photog-
raphy then this destina-
tion is the best.
Udaipur is also a treas-
ure for lovers of old-time
vintage and fancy cars.
Most of the cars in this
collection of the Mewar
royal family are still in
running condition. The
vintage car museum has
everything from Rolls
Royce to Mercedes.
Along with this,
Udaipur’s highest mon-
soon palace is also unique
in itself, it is also called
Sajjangarh Fort. This pal-
ace was built about 135
years ago by the king of
Mewar Maharana Sajjan
Singh specifically to see
the monsoon clouds and
predict the rain. This fort,
built in 1884, is made of
white marble. Hundreds
of tourists reach here
daily to see the beautiful
view of the sunset. Local
people say that this pal-
ace is built on the highest
peak of Udaipur, which is
situated like a Taj on the
peak of the world’s oldest
mountain range Aravali.
Udaipur’s Karni Mata
Ropeway is a tourist des-
tination full of adventure.
The ropeway is a unique
confluence of natural
beauty, lake darshan and
deity darshan. Yes, one
more thing, if you don’t
eat or shop after roaming
around so much, then it is
unfair. Udaipur is the
best place for shopping
and food as well.
A trip to Udaipur is in-
complete without men-
tioning the brave warrior
of Mewar, Maharana
Pratap. Many historical
places associated with
him like Haldighati,
Gogunda, Chavand,
Mayra ki Gufa etc. are
also major tourist places
of Udaipur. Eklingji tem-
ple in Udaipur is one of
the oldest temples of Ra-
jasthan as well as India.
This temple is dedicated
to Lord Shiva. The archi-
tectural style of Eklingji
temple is unique. Near it
is Bappa Rawal Panora-
ma which shows live
glimpses of the valor and
bravery of Bappa Rawal,
the founder of Mewar
state. This panorama is
the best place to know
about Bappa Rawal.
Nathdwara is at a short
distance from Udaipur.
The world’s tallest Shiva
statue ‘Viswas Swaru-
pam’ built in the city of
Shrinathji is the new
identity of Rajsamand
district. Recently, the
world’s tallest 369 feet
Shiva statue was built by
the Mirage Group to pro-
mote tourism in Nath-
dwara.
Not only Udaipur, Ra-
jsamand lake is also a
centre of attraction for
tourists. This beautiful
and huge Rajsamand lake
was built by Maharana
Raj Singh. The sculpture
and engraving done on
the roofs of chhatris, pil-
lars and arch gates built
on the shore of the lake is
also adding to its beauty.
Tourists capture the
beauty of this place in
their cameras and take it
with them.The panorama
of Maharana Raj Singh,
the creator of Rajsamand
lake, is also a sight to be-
hold on the banks of the
lake. The Maharana Raj
Singh Panorama, which
acquaints us with the life
story of Maharana Raj
Singh, his ideals, history
and his power and
devotion, is
attracting
a lot of domestic and for-
eign tourists. In Rajsa-
mand district itself, there
is a panorama of Panna
Dhay, who sacrificed her
son Chandan to protect
her word and for her de-
votion to her master. The
entire life and history of
Panna Dhay has been dis-
played in the panorama
through 2D fibre panels
and 3D fibre statues.
Rajasthan is a treasure
trove of historical, beau-
tiful and artistic places. It
is very difficult to sum up
the beauty of these places
in a few words. Still, my
endeavour is to tell you
everything while sitting
at home, which after see-
ing and hearing, will
make you set out to visit
it. That is all for now. We
will meet you in the next
presentation on a tour of
another city of colourful
Rajasthan.
Rakhi Jain
Journalist/Media person
A
UDAIPUR
glimpses of the valor and
bravery of Bappa Rawal,
the founder of Mewar
state. This panorama is
the best place to know
Nathdwara is at a short
distance from Udaipur.
The world’s tallest Shiva
statue ‘Viswas Swaru-
pam’ built in the city of
Shrinathji is the new
identity of Rajsamand
story of Maharana Raj
Singh, his ideals, history
and his power and
devotion, is
attracting Rajasthan is a place
where there are immense
possibilities of tourism, and these days I
am trying to see and feel this beautiful land
closely. In the first article of my travel diary, I tried to
show you Udaipur through my eyes, this time you have
some hidden gems of Udaipur in front of you, along with
this, there are some places at a distance of 40-50 kilometers
from Udaipur where you must visit once. Through words and
photos, a blueprint will be formed in your mind and you will plan
to travel, but if this scene is in front of you on your mobile, then
you will not be able to stop yourself from packing your bag. You
can see these unseen beautiful views of Udaipur on First India
Plus Entertainment OTT. First India News is the first news
channel to bring its own OTT. The special thing is that this
platform is focused on Rajasthan and Rajasthanis.
That is why Pawan Arora, CEO and Managing
Editor of First India News, has designed this
travel show showing the beauty of
Rajasthan.
YOGESH SHARMA
Rope way
Market
Monsoon Palace
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  • 1. IN BRIEF ECI directs newspaper editors over pol advts New Delhi: The Election Commission of India on Saturday urged the editors of newspapers to be more cautious in publishing ad- vertisements masquerad- ing as news items, and any advertisements pre- dicting the victory of a particular party. Rajnath Singh to address rally in Jhunjhunu today Jhunjhunu: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be on a tour of Jhunj- hunu on Sunday and will hold public meeting in support of BJP candidate Shubhakaran Choudhary. The public meeting is be- ing organized at Pilani’s festival grounds at 1 pm, there is a lot of enthusi- asm among BJP workers. VP and RS Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar admin- isters oath of office to BJP Nat’l President JP Nadda as RS MP on Saturday. Jaipur, Sunday | April 7, 2024 RNI NUMBER: RAJENG/2019/77764 | VOL 5 | ISSUE NO. 300 | 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+ PM MODI CHALLENGES CONGRESS IN PUSHKAR 1 MODI HINTS AT TAKING STRONG DECISIONS SOON 2 PM MODI CALLS JYOTI MIRDHA AS HIS SISTER 3 MODIMEANS FOR 24X7 2047! Congress manifesto ‘bears Muslim League imprint’, says Modi Shubham Jain Pushkar Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed public meeting at mela ground in Pushkar on Saturday in the support of BJPAjmer LS candidate Bhagirath Choudhary and Nagaur candidate Jyoti Mirdha. The PM said that he is going to take more big decisions regarding cor- ruption in 1st 100 days of Modi’s third term. “The manifesto of Congress reflects the same think- ing which was in Muslim League at time of inde- pendence,” he said. P8 PM Narendra Modi with UP CM Yogi Adityanath and MoS VK Singh during a road show in Ghaziabad on Saturday. Yogi to address rallies in Raj’s Bharatpur, Lalsot & Ringus today. MODI’S ‘SAFF-RUN’ IN UP! PM Narendra Modi, CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, Deputy CMs Diya Kumari & Prem Chand Bairwa, Jyoti Mirdha, Bhagirath Choudhary and others greet during public meeting in Pushkar on Saturday. MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS  Happiness, respect, security and prosperity of women power is Modi’s guarantee, said the PM.  PM said he is busy 24/7 for making India a developed nation by 2047, adding, Modi means: 24X7 for 2047.  PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Karauli on April 11, where he will address an election rally. PM Narendra Modi & CM Bhajan Lal Sharma greet each other. MODI RESPECTS EVERY BJP WORKER, SAYS CM During PM Narendra Modi’s public meeting in Pushkar, Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma ad- dressed the gathering and said, “BJP worked for the development and progress of this country. Each one of our workers has pledged to protect the nation. Our PM Modi ji has given respect to each and every worker. PM Modi fulfilled Dr Syama Prasad Mooker- jee’s dream. 500 years of struggle completed on Janu- ary 22. This country is a country of saints and sages.” AFTER MODI-SONIA FACE-OFF ITS MODI-RAHUL DUEL IN RAJ ON APRIL 11 Darkness of injustice all around, says Sonia Gandhi Naresh Sharma & Dinesh Dangi Jaipur Due to the Lok Sabha elections, the rhetoric of the leaders has now in- tensified. While starting Congress’ Lok Sabha election campaign from Rajasthan, former Con- gress President Sonia Gandhi strongly attacked PM Modi. “He is con- spiring to change Consti- tution along with violat- ing democratic norms,” she said. This time vet- eran leaders of Congress sounded election bugle from soil of Rajasthan. Sonia said, “For last 10 years, there has been a govt which has only in- creased unemployment and economic crisis but this country is not prop- erty of a few people. Our ancestors have watered it with blood and this coun- try is courtyard of our children,” she said. P8 Sonia Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ashok Gehlot, Sukhjinder S Randhawa, Sachin Pilot, Govind Singh Dotasra, Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, Archana Sharma & others during launch of ‘Congress Manifesto’ during a public rally in Jaipur on Saturday. SANTOSH SHARMA I have full faith that our people in Congress will light the lamp of justice with the fire in their chests and will keep it safe even in a thousand storms, ‘kyunki ye desh sirf chand logon ki jaagir nahi hai’. SONIA GANDHI, CONGRESS LEADER P2 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 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 Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Beat Shah takes a jibe at Kharge First India Bureau New Delhi Union Home Minister Amit Shah takes a jibe at Congress by posting on X onSaturday,‘Itisshameful to hear that the Congress party is ask- ing, “Kash- mir se kya waasta hai?” I would like to remind the Congress that Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of India, and every state and citizen has the right over J&K, just as the peo- ple of J&K have right over therestofIndia.TURNTOP6 ROYALS GO 4-0 JOS, THE BOSS! Jos Buttler’s century outweighed Virat Kohli’s 113 as Rajasthan Royals beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru by six wickets at the SMS Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday. England T20 captain scored a timely innings to help Rajasthan get a fourth win in a row. P7 SANTOSH SHARMA 100*(Runs) 58(Balls) 9(Fours) 4(Sixes) JosButtler
  • 2. 02 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Sunday | April 7, 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 02 QUOTE-UNQUOTE People have understood that under the leadership of PM Modi, the sole objec- tive is development of India. It is my resolution that Jaipur remains at the forefront of this development.. Manju Sharma, BJP candidate Due to policies and weak leadership of Congress, public chose strong leader- ship of BJP in assembly elections. Now, they are willing to make the lotus bloom on all seats in the LS elections. CP Joshi, BJP President, Rajasthan This election is crucial for the nation. Hence, it is es- sential that this manifesto reaches everybody. In the 2024 elec- tions, there will be a turnaround, and INDIA will emerge victorious. Sachin Pilot, Ex-Dy CM of Rajasthan Those who are leaving Con- gress and switching to the BJP should remember that they will be switching parties should remember that they will become ‘Politi- cal Agniveers’. Dhiraj Gurjar, Congress leader GROUND REPORT TONK-SAWAI MADHOPUR LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCY Meena-PilotcombinationeyesJaunapuria’s Gurjarvotebanktostophishat-trick Wajahat Akhtar Tonk t present, there is a direct con- test between Congress and BJP on the Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Lok Sabha seat, which is dominated by Meena, Gurjar, and minority vot- ers of the state. Express- ing confidence in Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria for the third consecutive time, the BJP has made him its candidate from this seat, while Congress has cho- sen Harish Chandra Mee- na, the sitting MLA of Deoli-Uniara Assembly, as its candidate. No pres- ence of the Third Front is visible from this seat. Amidst the electoral battle, both candidates have entered the field and showcased their full strength. Both are touring extensively, from urban areas to rural areas. Jaunapuria has reached Parliament after winning the elections from the Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Lok Sabha seat twice in a row and is again in the fray for the third time to score a hat-trick. Jau- napuria is included in the list of famous industrial- ists in the country and also led the agitation dur- ing the Gurjar reservation movement in the state, after which he became a well-known name in the Gurjar community. To woo the Gurjar voters of the state, Jaunapuria was also made the BJP state vice president. Jaunapu- ria, who has been MP from this seat for ten con- secutive years, is consid- ered to have a stronghold in the area. Prime Minis- ter Narendra Modi him- self has praised his free kitchen on social media. Congress candidate Harish Chandra Meena, who has been the DGPof Rajasthan for a long time, has previously been the Dausa MP on the Bharatiya Janata Party ticket. After this, Meena left the BJP and joined the Congress. Meena has been MLA from the De- oli-UniaraAssembly seat for two consecutive terms and is a native of Bamanwas village in Sawai Madhopur district. There are a large number of Meena voters in this seat, on whom Harish Chandra Meena’s hold is considered strong. Earlier, there were speculations that Sachin Pilot would contest this seat, but Pilot recom- mended Meena’s name. In such a situation, the credibility of Sachin Pilot is also at stake in this Lok Sabha seat. It is believed that Sachin Pilot will also do his best to ensure the victory of the Congress candidate in this seat by making a dent in the Gur- jar votes. Out of a total of 8 Assembly seats in this Lok Sabha constituency, Congress and BJP cur- rently hold 4 seats each. TONK-SAWAI MADHOPUR FACE TO FACE SUKHBIR SINGH JAUNAPURIA Age: 51 years Edu: BCom (II Yr) Assets: `68,78,47,937 Vehicle: None HARISH CHANDRA MEENA Age: 69 years Edu: Graduate Assets: `6,31,38,746 Vehicle: None Jaunapuriya has a strong hold on the Gurjar community Reaching out to the public while being an MP for ten consecutive years Strong election management at micro-level Meena as a local candidate has a strong hold in the society MLA for two consecutive terms from same Assembly seat which falls on the same Lok Sabha seat Belonging to Pilot group, he can make a dent in Gurjar votes STRENGTHS STRENGTHS Local level factionalism in the party Despite being an MP for ten consecutive years, he could not fulfill the promise of rail service in Tonk Parachute candidate tag due to being a resident of Haryana WEAKNESS Allegations of not giving preference to workers Aggressive style due to being an IPS officer Tag of leader of a particular caste WEAKNESS A RAJASTHAN TONK-SAWAI MADHOPUR LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCY 1,89,958 VOTERS INCREASED SINCE 2019 IN TONK- SAWAI MADHOPUR LS CONSTITUENCY BJP 04 CONGRESS 04 ASSEMBLY ELECTION 2023 11,16,874 Male Voters 21,35,949 TOTAL VOTERS IN TONK-SAWAI MADHOPUR Malpura Niwai Deoli-Uniara Tonk Bamanwas Gangapur Sawai Madhopur Khandar l Politics of polarization has played a big role in the victory or defeat on this seat l Sachin Pilot's credibility is also at stake on this seat 63.44% Voting recorded in Tonk- Sawai Madhopur (2019) Female Voters 10,19,075 DECADES LATER, TONK STILL LACKS RAILWAY CONNECTIVITY The biggest election issue from this Lok Sabha seat is to connect Tonk with rail service, which has been pending for decades. Besides, the demand for dumping the overflowing water of Bisalpur Dam in Tordi Sa- gar and providing employment resources are the other major election issues. People say that Banas River is the lifeline for the residents of Tonk-Sawai Madhopur, but political parties have commercialised it and snatched away the employment of the local people. In the name of lease, big companies are earning huge profits by taking gravel out of the state. MP’s REPORT CARD: PUBLIC OPINION REGARDING JAUNAPURIA IS GOOD Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria has been the MP for this seat for two consecutive terms. He also promised to connect Tonk with rail service, but the promise has not been fulfilled till now, and now the public is hopeful of the fulfilment of the promise from the double-engine govern- ment. Public opinion regarding Jaunapuria is good. He has been continuously raising issues of public interest by stay- ing among the public. Even in government meetings, he has been seen having altercations with administrative and police officials regarding issues of public interest. Adda Adda RAJ RAJniti ka GEHLOT&PILOT’S AIRPORTPHOTOSETS TONGUESWAGGING! A photo of former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his former deputy Sachin Pilot has become a topic of discussion. Both were seen together at the airport on Saturday and this is enough for the political analysts. Many see a political message of “Hum saath saath hain,” in this pic. With elections around the corner, experts specu- late many such sighting of this famous Congress duo with a ‘past’. PRIYANKA’S ‘RAM RAM SA’ WINS HEARTS AT RAJASTHAN RALLY There was craze among the audience and Congress workers to lis- ten to Priyanka Gandhi during the rally in Jaipur on Sunday. Priyanka struck a chord with the public by her way of starting her address by greeting people with the traditional ‘Ram Ram sa’. She also talked about her mother and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi coming to Rajasthan after getting elected for Rajya Sabha from here. ‘Abkibaar400paar’:StateBJPprez CPJoshiconfidentforparty’swin First India Bureau Chittorgarh BJP state president and party’s candidate from Chittorgarh CP Joshi on Saturday said that due to the policy, intentions and strong leadership of the party, the people have once again made up their mind to give concrete shape to the slogan of ‘Abki Baar 400 Paar’. Joshi said that the peo- ple have seen their dreams being fulfilled in the BJP’s Narendra Modi government. “The people of the state also saw how the previous Congress gov- ernment came to power by lying, following the politics of appeasement and corruption for five years and did not do any work in public interest,” he said. Joshi today hoisted the party flag at Tana Shakti Center in Kapasan on the occasion of 45th Foundation Day of BJP and greeted the workers. He also met people during campaign- ing in various areas in Kapasan. State BJP President CP Joshi during the campaigning in Kapasan area of Chittorgarh on Saturday. On the party’s foundation day he says dreams being fulfilled under Modi Complaint by BJP against Ravindra Bhati for MCC violation Congress forms State campaign committee for Lok Sabha polls First India Bureau Jaipur BJPhas filed a complaint against Ravindra Singh Bhati for violating the Model Code of Conduct through a poster. BJP Election Management Committee member Ad- vocate Yogendra Singh Tanwar said has filed a complaint with the chief electoral officer in Jaipur. At the same time, BJP District President of Bar- mer Dilip Paliwal has also lodged a complaint with District Election Of- ficer, Barmer. Paliwal has alleged that Bhati has presented himself as a BJP candi- date in the poster and also using the photo of PM Narendra Modi. First India Bureau Jaipur Congress party has formed a 32 member Campaign Committee of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee for the General Elections & has made former CM Ashok Gehlot as its chairman. Dr CP Joshi has been made the co- chairman while former minister and Jaipur Lok Sabha candidate Pratap Singh Khachariyawas has been made convenor. Ashok Chandna and Rafeek khan will be the co- convenor of this com- mittee. PCC Chief Do- tasra, LoP Tikaram Jully, Sachin Pilot and other leaders have been made members of committee.
  • 3. RAJASTHAN 03 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Sunday | April 7, 2024 First India Bureau Jaipur CraftsmanAutomation, a leading public limited company based in Coim- batore, Tamil Nadu is a diversified engineering and manufacturing com- pany serving to wide spectrum of customers in India and worldwide. The Company is set- ting up a new greenfield plant in Bhiwadi to ad- dress the growth poten- tial of all three segments of the Company. The ini- tial investment will be approximately Rs 150 crore in the first phase for Aluminum products & all three segments in Phase 2 depending on the Business Requirement from time to time. “Our facility at Bhi- wadi is a strategic invest- ment for it allows us to capitalise on the large and growing business op- portunities in the North, largely owing to the Gov- ernment clarion call for ‘Make in India’. The greenfield unit, together withourunitatFaridabad, will allow us to service our customers better and faster, strengthen our presence in North India,” Chairman and Managing Director S.Ravi shared his view on this New Greenfield Project. ADDRESSING SHORTCOMINGS ‘Be vigilant in districts with mumps patients’ First India Bureau Jaipur CS, Health, Shubhra Singh, during an inter- departmental meeting through VC, instructed officials to be vigilant in districts where maximum patients of mumps are be- ing found in the state. Jodhpur, Kota, Ban- swara, Baran, Hanuman- garh, Udaipur, Barmer and Nagaur have reported maximum cases of mumps. Singh said that medical colleges should be alert and take neces- sary steps to prevent the spread of this disease. Singh said, “Guide- lines should be given in schools for prevention and control of mumps. A letter will be written to the educationdepartmentasit is a viral disease, which mostly affects children. Schoolsmustbeinformed about spread, symptoms and prevention of the dis- ease.” Singh mentioned that if a child is suffering from this disease then in- formation should be giv- en to the nearest govern- ment medical institution. “Also, the hospital management should monitor the arrange- ments with utmost seri- ousness,” she said, add- ing that a programme is being run in the state to prevent malaria. First India Bureau Churu Two sanitation workers perished as a result of gas in the sewerage chamber. They had opened the chamber lid to clean it when one of the work- men was overcome by the fumes and fell inside. The second worker bent inside the room to get him out; he also fainted and fell within. Workers nearby took both of them out, but they had already died. The incident oc- curred in Chapatiya Ta- lai, Sujangarh city. Shra- van Kumar and Dhar- mendra worked for the sewerage company and were in charge of main- taining the chambers. The chamber was filled with water, which was then removed with the jetting equipment, which took around 10 minutes. Divya Kanwaliya Jaipur A two-day workshop on dyeing fabrics using nat- ural colours like Band- hej, Shibori, Lahariya, Mothra was organized at Government Women Polytechnic College, Gandhinagar in Jaipur. National Award winner Awadhesh Kumar Pan- dey explained the nu- ances of dyeing with natural colours to the stu- dents and explained in detail the use of natural colours. Students were explained the importance of natural colours. The workshop was held under the supervi- sion of the Principal of the college Shalini Gup- ta and HoD Department of Textile Design Van- danaArora. The students were visibly happy in the workshop. First India Bureau Jaipur In a recent operation tar- geting the illicit liquor trade, the police appre- hended two notorious bootleggers in the Jawa- har Circle area.Acting on a tip-off, a police team seized a truck loaded with illicit liquor bottles. According to the ar- rested smugglers, they have adopted a strategy to evade police surveil- lance during their ne- farious activities. Instead of using con- spicuous larger vehicles, they now rely on smaller ones to avoid attracting attention. DCP East, Kavendra Sagar, emphasized the severity of the crack- down, stating, “No leni- ency will be shown to- wards these smugglers under any circumstanc- es.” He further asserted that a relentless cam- paign would be launched against illicit liquor syn- dicates and their cohorts. This action comes in the wake of heightened vigilance due to the up- coming Lok Sabha elec- tions. The authorities are leaving no stone un- turned to curb illegal ac- tivities and ensure a fair electoral process. First India Bureau Jaipur Four white horses were sent off from Jaipur’s re- vered deity Govind Devji after being ritually wor- shipped by Jaipur’s prom- inent saints, enlightened people and learned pun- dits to mark the beginning of Hindu New Year 2081 which falls on April 9. This unique event was or- ganised to create aware- ness about Hindu New Year. Banners wishing good luck for the same were placed on either side of the horses and drums were played. With um- brellas placed on the hors- es, people walked along, dancing and singing. Eventwasorganisedby Sanskruti Yuva Sanstha and Nav Samvatsar Utsav Samaroh Samiti. The President of Sanstha, Pan- dit Suresh Mishra along with his wife, Neelam Mishra, Hawamahal MLA Balmukund Achar- ya worshipped the horses along with the pundits. First India Bureau Jaipur AGTF police headquar- ters has apprehended Manoj Nehra, who had been missing for five months. He was accused of killing a youth in Ru- pangarh, Ajmer, for re- covering gold smuggled from Dubai. His accom- plices, Subhash and Ra- jendra, were arrested in the Daulatpura police station area of the Jaipur Commissionerate. Dinesh MN, ADG of Police AGTF and Crime, stated that smugglers sent Mahipal Kadwasra and his associate Sheesh- ram from Dubai after providing them gold on their way to India. How- ever, after arriving in In- dia, Sheeshram disap- peared. Following this, the people who requested the gold kidnapped Ma- hipal and beat him badly to learn the location of the gold, resulting in Ma- hipal’s death. ACS Shubhra Singh during a review meeting through VC at Swasthya Bhawan in Jaipur on Saturday. A large number of people of Valmiki community staged a protest at Bagadiya Hospital. (INSET) Deceased Shravan Kumar & Dharmendra. National Award winner Awadhesh Kumar Pandey with the students at Govt Women Polytechnic College, Gandhinagar. Manoj Nehra From left to right: CB Chandrasekar, Radhakrishnan, Gautham Ram, Ajitabh Sharma and Srinivasan. This unique event was organised to create awareness about Hindu New Year 2081 which falls on April 9 A Preps on for Eid ul-Fitr! Women shopping for clothes at a market ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr festival, in Jaipur on Saturday. NAIM KHAN Vikas Sharma Jaipur The state government has issued a show cause no- tice to the Principal of Sawai Man- singh Medi- cal College, Dr Rajiv Bagarhatta, chairman of the Advisory cum State Level Authority Com- mittee constituted under the Human Organ and Tissue Transplantation Act in the state for not holding the meeting for the last one year. Additional Chief Sec- retary of Medical Educa- tion Department, Shub- hra Singh said that the committee was supposed to hold necessary meet- ings from time to time to issue NOC for human organ transplantation, but it has come to notice that meetings were not held for the last one year. An explanation has been sought from Bagarhatta within three days for not holding the meetings. Shubhra Singh, Addi- tional Chief Secretary of Medical and Health De- partment chaired a high- level meeting on Tuesday and instructed officials to take immediate action in the case of giving fake NOC for organ transplant by taking bribe. She also asked a high- level committee to inves- tigate the matter and sub- mit a report within 15 days. The department had taken suo motu cogni- sance and requested the ACB to investigate the matter, Singh said. Representational DrBagarhattagetsshowcause noticefornotholdingmeeting NOC FOR ORGAN TRANSPLANT CraftsmanAutomation-RIICO signpacttosetupplantinRaj Initial investment will be approx `150 cr in 1st phase for Aluminum products 2 sanitation workers die cleaning sewer, Valmiki samaj protests Eco-friendly fabric workshop empowers students in Jaipur Electionvigilance:Copsseizetruck withliquor,arresttwobootleggers Students were also explained the importance of natural colours CGST raids on online gaming company Former President Kovind to visit Udaipur today JDA asks JMC to remove PVC speed breakers First India Bureau Alwar The Anti-Evasion teams of the Alwar Commis- sionerate have conducted raids on an online gam- ing company’s premises in Dausa with reference to CGST. According to reliable sources, crucial information has been ob- tained regarding suspect- ed GST evasion running into millions. The opera- tion, which commenced onApril 4th, is still ongo- ing into its third day. It is believed that the raids have unearthed a massive GST evasion scheme amounting to crores. First India Bureau Udaipur Former President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to visit Udaipur today. He will arrive in Udaipur via a flight at 2:15 PM and will stay at a hotel for the night. On April 8th, at 10:55 AM, he will visit Maa Draupadi Devi Anand OldAge Home lo- cated in Sector-4, Hiran Magri, to participate as the chief guest in the pro- gramme commemorating the completion of 12 years of the old age home’s establishment. Later that day, he will pro- ceed to Nathdwara. First India Bureau Jaipur The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has ex- pressed strong opposition to PVC speed breakers put up on the road by the Jaipur Municipal Corpo- ration Greater arbitrarily. The road was being main- tained by the JDA. A letter has been writ- ten to the corporation on behalf of JDA in this re- gard. According to JDA, the PVC speed breaker is unauthorized and there is no provision for such speed breakers in the code of Indian Road Con- gress (IRC). Four horses set off from Govind Devji Temple AGTF arrests accused in Rupangarh murder case ‘CALLOUS DOCS, STAFF WON’T BE TOLERATED’ Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Shubhra Singh during a review meeting through VC at Swasthya Bhawan expressed dis- pleasure towards incidents where in some medical institutions, doctors and staff behaved in an insensi- tive manner towards the patients. She said that such incidents cannot be toler- ated and gave instructions to the Medical Education Commissioner that recur- rence of such incidents should be prevented. ACB QUESTIONS DR DHAKAD FOR ISSUING NOC The Anti-Cor- ruption Bureau (ACB) has questioned Dr Anurag Dhakad, a member of the committee responsible for issuing NOCs (No Objection Certificates) in the hospital trap case. A sample of Dr. Anurag Dhakad’s signature has been taken for examination as part of the investigation. ASP Bhupendra Chaud- hary is overseeing the entire matter. Awareness about Hindu New Year 2081 FILE
  • 4. he conflict b e t w e e n should and want that most humans face within themselves is termed as Intrapersonal Conflict. Should is always driven by the values, reli- gious beliefs, upbringing etc. wants on the other hand are driven by the environ- ment which entices humans to indulge in fulfilling de- sires.Intrapersonalconflicts have their roots in differ- ences that occur in relation- ships, work, religious be- liefs, ethics and societal systems.Whendealingwith internal conflicts, behav- ioursthatmayariseinclude: inability to trust your opin- ion over others, indecisive- ness when making deci- sions, doubting your credi- bility, shame associated with true feelings, and Con- stant comparison. Conflict is also defined as an opposi- tionbetweentwosimultane- ousbutincompatiblewishes or drives to achieve two or more goals. They manifest when any kind of decision needs to be taken, rather all decision dilemmas are re- solved once the conflicts within cease. Simple deci- sions like buying a cycle or complexdecisionslikemar- riage or financial matters give rise to a conflict in our minds while arriving at any decision.Persons managing internal conflicts may expe- rience emotions such as fear,anxiety,doubtandcon- fusion, which can lead to climactic scenes forcing the character to decide. Onecommonexampleof intrapersonalconflictiscon- suming alcohol or not, as conservative upbringing and parental advice is al- waysagainstit,howeverthe socialandworksurrounding enticesdrinkingalcohol.Ul- timately, it’s a victory for wants (desires) or should (Values).Thisconflictarises out of your own thoughts, emotions, ideas, values and predispositions.Itcanoccur when you are struggling be- tween what you “want to do” and what you “should do.” The intrapersonal con- flicts virtually cover all do- mains of an individual’s life where often an individual is required to make opinions or decisions. Individuals whodevelopunhealthyhab- its are also prone to conflict within, every individual un- derstands smoking an un- healthy habit and most wish to quit, however the body which is used to want of nicotine often wins conflict between should and want. Itisnotonlyhabitsuchas alcohol and smoking a source of conflict within, most who visit a shopping mallendupbybuyingmore than their requirement, thingstheymayneveruseor which have no immediate use. All shopping malls make profit on the human shoppingbehaviouranduse the conflict within humans to make booty for them- selves. Intrapersonal con- flicts can sometimes have a devastating effect on the mental makeup, some indi- vidualsgetcompletelydriv- en by desires and may save the intrapersonal conflict in the short run by going with the flow and while others become indecisive and con- fused or start depending on others to take decisions for them. Decision making is tough at times, every action has consequences, positive or negative, however it is important to accept one’s decision and live by them. To overcome conflict within, we need a very strong will power, ability to staycalmandfocussedinall circumstances.Thefirststep is to have the will and the leverage enough power to take a decision to battle de- sires. The only way to over- come intrapersonal conflict is by not letting your desires to overpower values and have will power to resist all temptations of going off track. Internalconflictarises outofmoral&ethicaldilem- mas associated with right/ wrong or yes/no decisions. There are three main types of internal conflict: individual internal conflict, conflict when working with others, and internal conflict withingroups.Mostinternal conflicts hover around Ego and Soul. A distinction be- tween our EGO (or mind) and our SOUL (or heart), takes us to the root of most internal conflicts. Ego de- sires stability, security, safe- ty, achievement, success, glory, and lots of attention, soul strives to discover its truereasonforbeing,thees- sence of why we were cre- ated in first place, ultimate destiny, how can we best serve others with passion. There will always be some significant gaps between living our life to feel safe and secure versus living our life to explore one’s destiny and passion. Resolving Internal Gaps/ Conflicts The first step in resolving internal conflict is to iden- tify the conflict brewing in- side as most inner conflicts are deeply rooted in our up- bringing, environment, our life experiences, or the pre- sent circumstances. Having identified the conflict, the second step is acknowledg- ing the conflict. Then pro- ceed to explore the origin of conflict and move toward calming your mind and findingcomfortinwhatyou really want or decide to do. Most internal conflicts have origin in conflicting views on desires (wants) and values (should), ego (mind) & soul (heart). Once the origin or root cause is established, the battle of heart and mind begins and the outcome is a decision that depends upon which one prevails over the other. Thus finally either the con- flict subsides or is resolved. Calming your mind by lettinggoofguiltandshame, feeling safe and secure in decision making, streamlin- ing or processing own feel- ings, support by developing new insights into emotions. Finally trusting own inner wisdom in making up mind and deciding irrespective of what others may feel. Therefore, one practical waytoresolveintrapersonal conflict is to stay in a soci- ety that reflects your morals and social needs thereby posing least or no internal conflict. The other most commonandsmoothwayto resolve the classic conflict between ego and soul is to bringthemonthesamepath of Collaborative (Co-Oper- ation) mode. For example, when one realises that extra money is no substitute for meaningful,enjoyablework andendupfindingajobone loves,evenifitislesserpay- ing. Ultimately, one happily compensates by not spend- ing extra money on week- end hobbies or extravagant celebrations. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL TOP TWEETS SPIRITUAL SPEAK Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, or the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. BIBLE TYPES OF CONFLICT There are three main types of internal conflict: individual internal conflict, conflict when working with others, and internal conflict within groups. Most inter- nal conflicts hover around Ego and Soul. A distinc- tion between our EGO (or mind) and our SOUL (or heart), takes us to the root of most internal conflicts. Ego desires stability, secu- rity, safety, achievement, success, glory, and lots of attention, soul strives to discover its true reason for being, the essence of why we were created in the first place, ultimate destiny, and how can we best serve others with passion. There will always be some significant gaps between living our life to feel safe and secure versus living our life to explore one’s destiny and passion. INTRAPERSONALCONFLICTS: BATTLEZONESWITHIN The conflict between should and want that most humans face within themselves is termed as Intrapersonal Conflict. Should is always driven by the values, religious beliefs, upbringing etc. wants on the other hand are driven by the environment which entices humans to indulge in fulfilling desires. Intrapersonal conflicts have their roots in differences that occur in relationships, work, religious beliefs, ethics and societal systems. When dealing with internal conflicts, behaviours that may arise include: inability to trust your opinion over others, indecisiveness when making decisions, doubting your credibility, shame associated with true feelings, and Constant comparison IN-DEPTH NETANYAHU FALLS IN LINE, OPENS AID ROUTES FOR CIVILIANS INFLATION EXPECTED TO EASE BELOW 4 PERCENT owing to global outrage, Israel conceded to the lapse on the part of its defence personnel for bombing the World Central Kitchen ve- hicle killing seven aid workers, including three Brit- ons and dismissed two officers for what it said was a “breach of standard operating procedure”. Israel would have let the killing of aid workers pass, just as it has been doing over the killing of innocent civilians in Gaza and blocking of aid supplies, had there not been an outcry and its allies---America and Britain, not enraged. Suitably warned by President Joe Biden of policy change towards Israel, TelAviv promptly dismissed two officers and also cleared routes for supply of aid to starving civilians. Tel Aviv could have done this earlier. Humanitarian aid, as per international convention, is protected and allowed in war-torn areas. Bombing aid workers is not considered fair even in a war. Israel is still under America’s watch and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is aware of it. B arlier this week a CRISIL report said that home-cooked vegetarian thali prices went up by 7 percent year-on-year in March 2024. This was due to the prices of onion, tomato and potato rose 40 percent, 36 percent and 22 per- cent during the same period. Vegetable prices could still be keeping retail inflation higher than the ex- pectations of the Reserve Bank of India. Inflation has fallen but has come down but is above 4 per- cent. For the RBI to be comfortable, and as man- dated by the government, retail inflation should be below 4 percent. The RBI is hopeful that in the J u l y - S e p t e m b e r quarter of Financial Year 2025 retail in- flation could fall be- low 4 percent and pave the way for in- terest rate cut. After a meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee, which retained the repo rate at 6.5 percent for the seventh time, Governor Shakti- kanta Das compared inflation as an ele- phant in the room. “The elephant has now gone out for a walk and appears to be returning to the forest. We would like the ele- phant to return to the forest and remain there on a durable basis,” he said on Friday. The repo rate, the rate at which RBI lends money to banks, is expected to be cut only when inflation falls below 4 percent. Keeping the repo rate at 6.5 percent will bring relief to buyers of homes, vehi- cles and those looking for personal loans as their monthly instalments will remain unchanged. The RBI remains optimistic on growth, agriculture, rural activity and rural demand. Consumer confidence has boosted urban consumption. E After a meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee, which retained the repo rate at 6.5 percent for the seventh time, Governor Shaktikanta Das compared inflation as an elephant in the room T Homage to Sri Sri Harichand Thakur Ji on his Jayanti. The great saint empowered people with his spiritual wisdom and led the way to create a fair and equitable society. The social transformation Thakur Ji made possible through his teachings has made him a role model for future generations. My warmest wishes to the pilgrims on the occasion of the religious festival commemorating Thakur Ji’s Jayanti. Amit Shah (Modi Ka Parivar) @AmitShah Best wishes to patriotic workers across the country on the foundation day of Bharatiya Janata Party. On this day, we also salute those great personalities who dedicated their lives to make this great idea flourish. Om Birla ( ) @ombirlakota l Vol 5 l Issue No. 300 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 04 Jaipur, Sunday | April 7, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Col Rajesh Bhukar The writer is a Post Graduate in International Studies, Alumni of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and College of Combat, Mhow
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  • 6. INDIA 05 Jaipur, Sunday | April 7, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia BJP FOUNDATION DAY Modi’s old pic delivering speech in Guj goes viral First India Bureau New Delhi n the occasion of the Bharati- ya Janata Par- ty’s (BJP) 44th Founda- tion Day on Saturday, an old photograph fea- turing Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sparked interest among social media users. Shared by the Modi Archive, a handle dedi- cated to showcasing PM Modi’s journey through archival content, the un- dated image depicts Modi addressing a pub- lic gathering in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, during a past BJP Foun- dation Day event, show- casing his involvement as a party member. The photograph has garnered attention on social media platforms, prompting various reac- tions from users. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi extended greetings to party leaders and work- ers on the BJP’s founda- tion day, highlighting the party’s status as the ‘preferred party’ among the masses. With refer- ence to the upcoming elections, Modi ex- pressed confidence in the BJP’s ability to se- cure another term in government. In a message to BJP workers nationwide, PM Modi paid tribute to the dedication, strug- gles, and sacrifices of those who contributed to building the party over the years. He as- serted the BJP’s posi- tion as India’s favored political entity, empha- sizing its consistent commitment to the mot- to of ‘Nation First.’ Photo shared by the Modi Archive shows Narendra Modi addressing a gathering in Ahmedabad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public meeting, ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in Saharanpur, on Saturday. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others are also seen . PTI As per EC data voter participation tends to be higher in Assembly polls compared to Lok Sabha polls in northeastern states. O First India Bureau Aizawl/Imphal/Shillong The Election Commis- sion (EC) has launched an extensive initiative across the northeastern states aimed at enhancing voter turnout in the forth- coming Lok Sabha elec- tions. With the exception of Mizoram, where turn- out lagged behind, the northeastern region ex- hibited significantly higher participation rates compared to the national average of 67.40 % re- corded during the 2019 parliamentary elections. In Mizoram during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, 63.13 % of the 7.92 lakh eligible voters cast their ballots, where- as over 80 % of the 8.57 lakh electorate turned out for the state’s As- sembly elections held last November 7. Among the northeast- ern states during the 17th Lok Sabha Election in 2019, Nagaland and Ma- nipur registered the high- est voter turnouts at 83 %, trailed closely by As- sam, Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh at around82%,andMegha- laya at 71.4 %. Data from the EC indi- cates that voter participa- tion tends to be higher in Assembly elections com- pared to Lok Sabha polls in the northeastern states. In Mizoram, the EC has launched a wide- spread campaign target- ing women, youth, and first-time voters to bol- ster turnout for the up- coming Lok Sabha elec- tion slated for April 19. Chief Electoral Officer Madhup Vyas and Addi- tional CEO H. Lianzela held meetings with stake- holders to devise strate- gies aimed at increasing turnout. Educational in- stitutions, sports and youth services, and So- cial Welfare Departments are being enlisted for this endeavor. Similar efforts are un- derway across the region. In Tripura, CEO Puneet Agarwal spearheaded meetings at educational institutions under the flagship SVEEPprogram to promote voter literacy. In Manipur, a signa- ture campaign was launched, while creative campaigns and explainer videos have been dis- seminated through vari- ous media platforms. First India Bureau Saharanpur Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scath- ing critique against the Opposition I.N.D.I.A. bloc during a public rally in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, prior to the up- coming Lok Sabha elec- tions onApril 19. He em- phasized a sharp contrast between the Opposition’s focus on corruption and the BJP-led NDA’s com- mitment to a transforma- tive “mission.” Accusing the Opposi- tion, particularly the I.N.D.I. Alliance, of be- ing driven solely by a desire for kickbacks and commissions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated the NDA’s ded- ication to national devel- opment. The PM high- lighted the NDA’s mis- sion-oriented approach, exemplified by initiatives such as the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, which he em- phasized as a national mission rather than mere electoral rhetoric. Agencies Bengaluru Union Minister Smriti Irani criticised the Con- gress party’s manifesto, particularly alleging they plan to restoreArticle 370 if they come to power. “They (Congress) have released their mani- festo. And it is written in the manifesto that we will fully restore the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir but in hushed words they say that if they get power then they will restore Article 370 which we (NDA govern- ment) had abrogated. PM Modi says India is one from Kashmir to Kanya- kumari, but Rahul Gan- dhi says no,” she said. Smriti also alleged that despite the government banning the People’s Front of India (PFI) un- der the UAPAAct, Rahul Gandhi is accepting sup- port from the organisa- tion. “This is the condi- tion of Congress now that they have to take support from terrorist organisa- tions to win elections,” she said. Agencies Mumbai The BJP has become so strong that it is ready for ‘Ab Ki Baar 400 Par’, expressed Ram Naik, senior BJP leader and former gov- ernor of Ut- tar Pradesh, on Saturday. At party’s foundation day function at BJP of- fice here, he said the base of BJPacross the country has grown over past years since its formation in the year 1980 and now, it can get more than 400 MPs elected on its own strength in parliament. I recall with great reverence the hard work, strug- gles and sacrifices of all those great women and men who built our Party over the years. I can say with great confidence that we are India’s pre- ferred party, which has always served with the motto of ‘Nation First.’ Narendra Modi @narendramodi POLL PANEL HAD HELD A ‘CONFERENCE ON LOW VOTER TURNOUT’ IN NEW DELHI EC’s campaign to boost voter turnout in N-E EC’S DRIVE ON IN STATES OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH, NAGALAND AND ASSAM ALSO Campaigns are also active in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, and Assam to encourage higher voter turnout compared to last elections. A ‘Conference on Low Voter Turnout’ was convened in New Delhi, bringing together Municipal Commissioners and District Election Officers to address this issue. The Lok Sabha polls across the eight northeastern states will be conducted in the initial 3 phases of the 7-phase 2024 electoral process, with 25 seats up for grabs. Prime Minister Modi draws a comparison between NDA and Opposition alliances PM FLAYS OPPN BLOC IN SAHARANPUR I.N.D.I.A.isaboutcommission, NDAisaboutmission:PMModi LAW AGAINST TRIPLE TALAQ SAVED MUSLIM FAMILIES, SAYS MODI CONGRESS NEVER GAVE ‘NYAY’ TO COUNTRY, SAYS PRALHAD JOSHI PM MODI TARGETS RAHUL, AKHILESH PM MODI HOLDS MEGA ROADSHOW IN GHAZIABAD, YOGI ADITYANATH PRESENT Saharanpur: PM Narendra Modi on Saturday said Muslim women will bless him for centuries to come as he has removed the “sword” of triple talaq hanging over them and their families. Addressing an election rally in Saharanpur, Modi reached out to the Muslim community, which has a sizeable population in the Lok Sabha con- stituencies of western Uttar Pradesh, saying real secular- ism is when all get the ben- efit of government welfare schemes irrespective of their caste and religion as has been seen during the BJP rule. “The BJP government has ended the evil practice of (instant) triple talaq. We enacted a strong law in the interest of crores of Muslim sisters” and protected their families, he said. Hubbali: Union Minister Pralhad Joshi on Saturday criticises Congress over its ‘Nyay’ mani- festo, saying Congress has never given ‘Nyay’ to the country. “Rahul Gan- dhi announced the ‘Nyay’ election manifesto. Know- ing well that they will not come to power, the party is indulged in making an- nouncements on whims and fancies,” Joshi told media. Congress had coined slo- gans such as ‘Garibi hatao’ and ‘roti, kapda aur makan’. Have they been successful? In 2004, Congress gave an- other slogan ‘Congress ka haath gareebon ke saath’. But, ultimately, what did they do? Joshi questioned. Saharanpur: In a scathing attack on Congress leader Ra- hul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav over the tie-up between the two parties for the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday referred to their unsuccessful part- nership in 2017 assembly polls in the state and said “do ladkon ki flop film” has been released again. Ghaziabad: PM Narendra Modi held a mas- sive roadshow in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad on Saturday as part of the BJP’s election cam- paign for Lok Sabha polls. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, Ghaziabad BJP Candidate Atul Garg, and Union Minister and sitting MP VK Singh accompanied the Prime Minister during the 1.5-kilometer-long roadshow. A large number of people gathered to participate in the roadshow, which was organised from Maliwada Chowk, via Ambedkar Road, to Chaudhary Road in the city. EVERYVOTECANHELPCHANGEINDIA’SDESTINYANDPICTURE:YOGI Saharanpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given us the “vision of a devel- oped India in the Amrit Kaal”, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said. “A new debate has started in the country. Every vote of the public can prove to be help- ful in changing the destiny and picture of the country. The foundation of this is the continuous change that has occurred in the country since 2014,” Adityanath said. The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister highlighted the nationwide chorus echo- ing the slogan ‘Fir Ek Baar, Modi Sarkar’ for the Lok Sabha elections. Congress manifesto plans to restore Article 370, says Irani Smriti Irani campaigns in support of a BJP candidate in Chennai, on Saturday. PTI BJP ready for ‘Ab Ki Baar 400 Par’: Ram Naik Agencies New Delhi A court here on Satur- day extended the judi- cial custody of Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia till April 18 in a money laundering case relat- ed to the alleged Delhi excise policy scam. Special Judge Kaveri Baweja ex- tended Sisodia’s judi- cial custody after he was produced before the court on the expiry of the judicial custody granted earlier. His party colleague Sanjay Singh, a co- accused who was re- cently granted bail by the Supreme Court in the case, also appeared before the court for the proceedings. The CBI as well as the ED have alleged that irregularities were committed while modifying the Delhi Excise Policy, undue favours were extended to licence holders, li- cence fee was waived or reduced and licenc- es were extended without the competent authority’s approval. The beneficiaries allegedly diverted “il- legal” gains to the ac- cused officials and made false entries in their books of account to evade detection, the probe agencies have alleged. ManishSisodia’sjudicial custodyextendedtillApril 18inexcisepolicycase Manish Sisodia appears in a court, in New Delhi, on Saturday. PTI BRS LEADER KAVITHA CHALLENGES CBI’S PLEA SEEKING TO INTERROGATE HER IN JAIL New Delhi: BRS MLC K Kavitha on Saturday moved a Delhi court opposing the CBI’s plea seeking to interrogate and record her statement in Tihar Jail in connection with a money laundering case related to the alleged excise policy scam. Nota- bly, the court on Friday allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to question Kavitha in Tihar Jail. On Saturday, Kavitha’s counsel Nitesh Rana told the court that the probe agency thwarted the due process of law by filing the plea “behind her back”. “I have grave apprehension that the CBI may not have divulged the true facts to obtain a favourable order from the court,” Rana told the court, as he urged it to keep the order in abeyance until Kavitha’s side is heard. This is the soil of Maa Shakti. We are a country that believes in ‘Shakti’ and worships the deity embodying it. However, it is our grave misfortune that some leaders in the INDI alliance are openly calling for a fight against Shakti. NARENDRA MODI, PRIME MINISTER
  • 7. LATEST SURVEY LS polls: RBI’s CCS shows positive sentiments Agencies Mumbai head of the Lok Sabha polls, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Saturday released results of a series of surveys highlighting positive sentiments of householdsongeneraleco- nomic situation, employ- ment prospects and infla- tion among many other economic parameters. In its bi-monthly “Consumer Confidence survey” (CCS), the RBI collected current percep- tions (vis-à-vis a year ago) and one year ahead expectations of house- holds on general eco- nomic situation, employ- ment scenario, overall price situation, own in- come and spending across 19 major cities. Consumer confidence for the current period has been on a path of sus- tained recovery; respond- ents assessed improve- ment in all survey param- eters; the current situation index (CSI) rose by 3.4 points to 98.5 – its high- est level since mid-2019. In all, the RBI released results of seven survey covering entire gamut of economy including Con- sumerConfidenceSurvey, Inflation Expectations of Households Survey, Sur- veyofManufacturingSec- tor and Bank Lending sur- vey among others and in general concluding posi- tive outlook during the next year and in the last quarter of January-March. Consumer confidence for year ahead improved furtheronthebackofhigh- er optimism in all CCS parameters; higher opti- mismresultedinthefuture expectations index (FEI) rising further by 2.1 points to 125.2 – also its highest level since mid-2019. Households’ senti- mentsongeneraleconom- ic situation and employ- ment prospects recorded notable improvements for both the current period as well as the upcoming year; in synchrony, their outlook on discretionary spending improved. Latest round of survey was conducted during March 2-11, 2024. A INDIA 06 Jaipur, Sunday | April 7, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Agencies Srinagar The infiltration bid that was foiled on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla indicated des- peration on part of Paki- stan to fuel unrest in Kashmir Valley ahead of general elections, the Army said on Saturday. Two terrorists were killed close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sec- tor of Baramulla district when they were trying to sneak into Kashmir. Army said intermittent fire was also drawn from Pakistan forward posts, in the vicinity of LoC dur- ing the counter infiltra- tion operation. A state- ment by the Army said the infiltration bid was successfully foiled on Friday in a joint operation led by the Indian Army. “Numerous inputs were earlier received from multiple intelli- gence agencies regarding terrorist groups planning and intending to infiltrate across Line of Control in Uri Sector. Based on these inputs and surveil- lance the counter-infiltra- tion grid was reviewed and strengthened,” the Army said. They said in the early hours Friday, their own ambushes spot- ted a group of terrorists moving towards the LoC. “Own forces continu- ously tracked the hostile movement and estab- lished contact resulting in heavy exchange of fire. While the operation was under progress, in- termittent fire was also drawn from Pakistan for- ward posts, in the vicini- ty of Line of Control,” the Army said. They added the opera- tion resulted in neutrali- sation of two terrorists and recovery of two AK rifles, three magazines, four hand grenades, am- munition and other war- like stores. “The infiltration bid by terrorists indicates des- peration on part of Paki- stan to fuel unrest in peaceful Kashmir Valley at a time when general elections have been scheduled and the demo- cratic process is unfold- ing,” the Army said. CBI busts infant trafficking gang across Delhi Haryana, 7 held During the raid, 2 infants were found in Keshavpuram. ANI New Delhi The CBI has busted a network of infant traf- fickers involved in the buying and selling of in- fants across India. The CBI held raids at seven locations across Delhi and Haryana. Two male infants of just 1.5 days and 15 days and one girl child of one month have also been rescued by CBI during the operation from a house in the Kes- havpuram area of Delhi. Incriminating articles, including Rs 5.5 lakh cash and other docu- ments, have been recov- ered during searches. CBI also arrested seven ac- cused in this case. The arrested persons have been identified as Neeraj, Indu Pawar, Aslam, Pooja Kashyap, Ritu, Anjali and Kavita. 3 nabbed with gold worth `3.43 cr Agencies Chennai Officials of the Directo- rate of Revenue Intelli- gence (DRI) seized 4.9 kgs of foreign origin gold, being smuggled into India from Sri Lan- ka, in a fishing boat at mid sea near Vedhalai coast at Mandapam in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu and appre- hended three people. The seized gold was valued at Rs 3.43 crore. The seizure was made in a joint operation with Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and Customs Pre- ventive Unit (CPU), Ra- manathapuram. An official release on Saturday said, specific in- telligence was developed by the officers of DRI that foreign origin gold is be- ing smuggled into India from Sri Lanka through theVedhalaicoastinRam- nathapuram district by a gang using a fishing boat. Accordingly, officers of DRI and ICG mounted surveillance over the movement of suspected fishing boats at Vedhalai coastal area near Manda- pam on the intervening night of April 3 and 4. In wee hours of April 4, officers identified a suspected boat at mid sea and chased it using a ICG vessel and intercepted it. ICG rescues 9 fishermen off Andhra coast in BoB ANI Visakhapatnam (AP) The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) turned out to be the first responder after receiving a distress call from the fishing boat Durga Bhavani, which caught fire following a cooking gas cylinder ex- plosion in the Bay of Bengal (BoB) on Friday afternoon, the officials said on Saturday. Upon receiving the call, the Coast Guard di- verted its ship, ‘Veera,’to assist the fishermen stranded mid-sea, about 65 nautical miles from Visakhapatnam in BoB. Nine fishermen were injured in the incident, which occurred while preparing lunch. All, with severe burn injuries, were rescued by the ICG, provided with immediate first aid by the medical team on the Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Veera, and brought to Vi- sakhapatnam. The nine fishermen had ventured into the sea for fishing. Ravikanth inspects Mansarovar office of JMC-Greater FROM PG 1... First India Buresu Jaipur Principal Secretary of UDH, T. Ravikanth con- ducted a surprise inspec- tion of the Mansarovar zone of the JMC-Great- er. Upon reaching the zone office, he was dis- mayed at the state of ne- glect and filth. Expressing his disap- pointment, he promptly reprimanded Zone DC. According to sources, T Ravikanth remarked upon finding the office in a dirty state, “If you can- not keep your own office clean, how will you man- age the cleanliness of the entire zone?” Shah takes... Congress doesn’t know that many brave sons of Rajasthan have sacrificed their lives for peace and security in JK. But it is not merely the fault of Congress leaders. It is mostly the Italian culture of the Congress that is to blame for not understand- ing the very idea of India. Such statements hurt every patriotic citizen who cares for the unity and integrity of the na- tion. People will certainly answer Congress.And for the kind information of Congress, it was notArti- cle 371, but Article 370, that was abrogated by Modi govt. However, it is only expected of Con- gress to make such hor- rendous mistakes. “InfiltrationbidisPak’sdesperation tofuelunrestinJKaheadofpolls” An infiltration bid along LoC was foiled by Army in Baramulla on Friday Alert Army (Top) Army personnel display arms and ammunition seized after security forces foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control, in Baramulla district of JK. (Bottam) Army personnel check vehicles in Rustum area after security forces foiled an infiltration bid. The 9 fishermen had ventured into the sea for fishing. The officials said the value of the seized gold is Rs 3.43 crore. By Tridib Raman The author is a journalist and political commentator and views expressed are his personal FIRST INDIA SUNDAY SPECIAL Mirch Masala WHY IS LALU YADAV TRYING TO SPOIL THE GAME OF CONGRESS? espite Lalu Yadav’s apparent support for Rahul Gandhi, he is secretly undermining the Con- gress. Lalu aims to prevent any emerg- ing Yadav or Muslim leader in Congress who could challenge his son Tejashwi in the future. Through a strategic move, Lalu secured winning seats for himself and left weaker ones like Bhagalpur, Patna Sahib, West Champaran, and Maharajganj for the party. If sources are to be believed, Lalu is also get- ting full support in his work from his staunch ‘Hanuman’ Akhilesh Singh, who coincidentally is also the President of Bihar Congress and Lalu is considered to have played an important role in making him the President. After giving a jolt to Pappu Yadav on Purnia seat, Lalu had also set his sights on the adjacent Katihar seat. He does not want Congress’s Tariq Anwar to contest from here this time. In place of Tariq, Lalu wanted his trust- ed ally Ahmed Ashfaq Karim, a lo- cal with influence and resources, to contest. However, Congress insisted on Anwar due to his past performance. Sonia Gandhi intervened to resolve the dispute, persuading Lalu to acquiesce. D he central lead- ership of BJP has kept its eye on Aam Aadmi Party very closely. Saffron strate- gists were confident that ‘after Kejriwal goes to jail, AAP will disintegrate and AAP candidates will face financial crisis to contest the elections.’ On the contrary, at least in Delhi, AAP would get the benefit of Kejriwal’s wave of sympathy. After Kejriwal went to jail, AAP candidates seem to be coming into the elec- tion contest with great strength. But AAP’s real concern is about its second leadership. Out of all the people who have been sent to Rajya Sabha, only Sanjay Singh seems to be active on the political front, that too after being released from jail. Raghav Chadha is in London for his eye treatment, Swati Maliwal has gone to America for her sister’s treatment and most of the others whom Kejriwal has appointed to the Rajya Sabha are tycoons who have no real special connections with political activism. The Central Govern- ment is also currently waiting and watching Delhi developments and is trying to fathom how appropriate it would be to impose President’s rule here in the current circumstances. At the same time, AAP is trying to make the face of the future perfect from its situational terrors. T ven though Congress may have been stunned by Lalu Yadav’s antics in Purnia LS seat, Pappu Yadav has not bowed down there. By contesting as an independent candidate, he has made the field difficult for RJD’s candidate Bima Bharti and JDU’s outgoing MP Santosh Kushwaha. If sources are to be believed, Pappu Yadav’s entry into Congress was difficult because neither Lalu nor his follower Akhilesh Singh wanted Pappu to join Congress, but after the assurance of Priyanka Gandhi, Pappu merged his ‘Jan Adhikar Party’, with Congress and contested the elections as an authorised candidate of Con- gress from Purnia. But at the last moment, in a big political move, Lalu, who was once very close to Nitish, gave ticket from Purnia to Bima Bharti, who had come from JDU, and told the Congress high command that ‘this seat was never in the Congress quota.’ In fact, Lalu did not want any other big Yadav leader to emerge from Seemanchal. Lalu’s restlessness was visible when his son Tejashwi Yadav flew by helicopter directly to Purnia for the nomination of Bima Bharti. olitics is rife with fierce competition, and some players, though seen as secondary, wield significant influence. Asaduddin Owai- si’s AIMIM party, often labeled BJP’s ‘B team,’ has emerged as a potential game-changer. Teaming up with Pallavi Patel of Apna Dal Kamerawadi, Owaisi has formed a third front in UP, dubbed ‘PDM’—rep- resenting Backward, Dalit, and Muslim communi- ties. This move challenges Akhilesh Yadav’s earlier ‘PDA’ slogan, implying Owaisi’s direct linkage to Muslim leadership. Owaisi’s entry into UP politics during the 2017 assembly elections had a noticeable impact, with his candidates deducting significant Muslim votes from SP, despite losing deposits. In the 2022 elections, Owaisi’s candidates continued to influence outcomes, particularly in constituencies with sizable Muslim populations. With approximately 19% Muslim voters in UP and many constituen- cies with significant Muslim presence, Owaisi’s strategic decisions, such as leaving certain seats uncon- tested to indirectly benefit BJP, pose a significant challenge to opposition alliances. Notably, SP’s minimal representation of Muslim candidates in UP raises questions about its commitment to minority inclusion, prompting Owaisi to challenge Akh- ilesh’s intentions. E P GAURAV VALLABH’S AMBITIOUS MOVES conomics professor and former Congress spokesperson Gaurav Vallabh has now changed his color to saffron, that too citing Sanatan Dharma. Gaurav, who hails from Rajasthan, has been a professor at XLRI, Jam- shedpur and had contested the 2019 Assembly polls on Congress ticket against BJP’s Raghubar Das from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, where he had to face a crushing defeat. Not learning from this defeat, he again contested 2023 Rajasthan Assembly elections from Udaipur on Congress ticket and once again faced defeat. For some time, he had been demanding a Lok Sabha ticket from Rajasthan from Congress high command, but when he was denied one, he changed colors and became a BJP leader. Sources say draft of his resignation letter was decided by BJP strategists only as language and tone of the letter reflected this fact. WHAT WILL SANJAY NIRUPAM DO NOW? anjay Nirupam, who has rebelled against Congress, is looking for a new political path. In this work he is also getting full help from his friend Milind Deora who recently quit Congress and joined BJP. BJP alliance has decided its candidates for 4 out of 6 seats in Mumbai, but no candidate has been announced yet from ‘Mumbai North Central’ seat. BJP is looking for a winning face from here, so Priya Dutt was first approached but she is yet to respond. Swara Bhaskar has also been offered the same seat by Congress. Besides, name of Raj Babbar is also being considered and if he does not contest from here then he can try his luck from Gurugram. Poonam Mahajan, twice victorious on a BJP ticket, faces anti-incumbency prompting party to seek a new candi- date. MLA Ashish Shelar’s name is in consideration, but with over four lakh Muslim voters, Sanjay Nirupam emerges as a strong contender due to his popularity among Muslims. There’s speculation he might contest on Shiv Sena’s ticket, possibly replacing Shinde. E S PAPPU YADAV’S DOMINANCE IN PURNIA ASADUDDIN OWAISI’S MATCH FIXING WILL PRESIDENT’S RULE BE IMPOSED IN DELHI?
  • 8. ON BRITISH INDIANS New UK documentary examines racist attacks PTI London riving around with hockey sticks in the boot of the car and stockpiling petrol bombs to defend them- selves are among some of the gripping accounts that make up a new UK documentary chroni- cling racist attacks faced by British Indians in the 1970s and 80s. ‘Defiance: Fighting the Far Right’, a three- part series aired on Chan- nel 4 from Monday, uses a cache of archive foot- age and compelling new testimony from the peo- ple who were there to tell the story of the fightback of Britain’s South Asian community against a wave of brutal racist at- tacks and murders be- tween 1976 and 1981. The film highlights how the community stood in the face of a ris- ing tide of anti-immi- grant feelings and a cam- paign of violence and intimidation unleashed by notorious far-right and racist groups such as the National Front. “Back then, my Lu- dhiana-born father would drive around with hockey sticks in the boot of his car in case we ever ran into far-right thugs as we went about our daily business,” said Rajesh Thind, the British Pun- jabi director of one of the three episodes who grew up amid some of the up- heaval in west London. The series, created by BAFTA-winning Rogan Productions, Left Handed Films and GroupM Mo- tion Entertainment, in- vestigates seminal events in British South Asian history referred to as the Southall protests, the Bat- tle for Brick Lane and the Bradford 12 –- events of- ten overlooked by the press, the police and the government of the day. REPRESENTATIONAL D Jaipur, Sunday | April 7, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia 07 ‘Committed to neighbourhood’: EAM after Maldives minister thanks India for exports First India Bureau New Delhi Responding to Maldivian minister Moosa Zameer remarks thanking India for the decision to export essential commodities to the island nation for the fiscal year 2024-2025, Union minister S Jais- hankar has reiterated New Delhi’s commitment to its policies of neighbour- hood first and SAGAR. Zameer stated that the decision by India demon- strates the longstanding friendship between two countries and the strong commitment to further expand bilateral trade and commerce. In a post on X, Zameer said “I sincerely thank EAM @DrSJaishankar and the Government of #India for the renewal of the quota to enable #Mal- dives to import essential commodities from India during the years 2024 and 2025. This is truly a gesture which signifies the longstanding friend- ship, and the strong com- mitment to further ex- pand bilateral trade and commerce between our two countries.” In response, Jaishankar wrote, “You are welcome, FM @MoosaZameer. In- dia stands firmly commit- ted to its Neighbourhood FirstSAGARpolicies.” New Delhi: After 17 Indian workers were repatriated from Laos, who were lured into unsafe and illegal work, External Affairs Min- ister S Jaishankar on Saturday lauded the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his commitment towards the safety of citizens. Jaishankar took to social media platform X to express his gratitude to Indian Embassy im Laos for their diligent efforts in coordinating the rescue operation. He also extended appreciation to the authorities in Laos for their cooperation in ensur- ing the safe return of the workers. “MODI KI GUARANTEE WORKS FOR ALL”: EAM ON REPATRIATION OF 17 INDIAN WORKERS Agencies Washington The United States is on high alert and preparing for a possible attack by Iran targeting Israeli or American assets in the region in response to Is- rael’s strike on the Iranian embassy in Syria, a U.S. official said on Friday. “We’re definitely at a high state of vigilance,” the official said in con- firming a CNN report that said an attack could come in the next week. Suspected Israeli war- planes bombed Iran’s em- bassy in Damascus on Monday in a strike that killed an Iranian military commander and marked a major escalation in Isra- el’s war with its regional adversaries. Iran has said it reserves the right “to take a decisive response.” U.S. President Joe Biden discussed the threat from Iran in a phone call on Thursday with Israeli Prime Minis- ter Benjamin Netanyahu. Suspected Israeli warplanes bombed Iran’s embassy in Damascus on April 1. FILE Union minister S Jaishankar, Maldives min Moosa Zameer US on high alert for Iran threat in region after Israeli strike in Syria Russian missile strikes on the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv kill over 10 and wound 11 Agencies Kyiv More than 10 people were killed and dozens of others wounded in Rus- sian attacks on Ukraine in the past 24 hours, local authorities said Saturday. Four people were killed and 23 injured in the southern city of Zapor- izhzhia in missile strikes, said Zaporizhzhia Gov- ernor Ivan Fedorov. More than 40 build- ings, including 24 private houses and nine apart- ment blocks, were dam- aged in the attack, Fe- dorov said in a statement. Besides, six people were killed and 11 others wounded in overnight missile strikes on Kharkiv, Ukraine’s sec- ond-largest city, accord- ing to Mayor Ihor Terek- hov. The attack hit residen- tial areas in the northern Shevchenkivskyi dis- trict, damaging nine apartment buildings, three dormitories, two kindergartens, two schools, and a gas sta- tion, Terekhov said in a post on Telegram. Russia launched six missiles and 32 Shahed combat drones at Ukraine overnight Sat- urday, said Ukrainian Air Force Commander Mykola Oleschuk. According to him, three missiles and 28 drones have been inter- cepted. A worker stands next to an apartment building damaged during Russian missile and drone strikes in Kharkiv, Ukraine on Saturday. Agencies New Delhi Mahindra Group Chair- manAnand Mahindra, on Saturday, offered a job to a girl who saved herself and her younger sister from a monkey attack. A 13-year-old girl showed her presence of mind and scared away a monkey in the Basti dis- trict of UP, using Ama- zon’s virtual voice assis- tantAlexa.Thegirlreport- edlycommandedAlexato bark like a dog, hoping to scare away the monkey thathadenteredherhome. The tactic worked and the girl successfully saved both herself and her sister. Reacting to this, Anand Mahindra said: “The girl showed “potential for leadership in an entirely unpredict- able world.After she fin- ishes her education, If she ever decides to work in the corporate world I hope we at @Mahin- draRise will be able to convince her to join us!!” Agencies New Delhi An Indian student has died in the US state of Ohio, the Indian Consu- late in New York said on Friday, adding that an investigation is under- way to ascertain the cause of death. The student, identified as Uma Satya Sai Gadde, was pursuing his educa- tion in Ohio’s Cleveland. The Indian Consulate ex- pressed deep sorrow over thelossandextendedcon- dolences to the bereaved family. They assured that every possible support, including facilitating the transportation of his body to India, is being provided to the family during this distressing time. “Deeply saddened by the unfortunate demise of Uma Satya Sai Gadde, an Indian student in Cleve- land, Ohio,” the Indian Consulate in New York wrote on X. “Police in- vestigation is underway. @IndiainNewYork con- tinues to remain in touch with the family in India. All possible assistance is being extended, including to transport Uma Gadde’s mortal remains to India at the earliest.” Mahindra offers job to girl who foiled monkey attack using Alexa Another Indian student dies in US, 10th Incident this year RajasthanRoyals’magiccontinuesinhomeland First India Bureau Jaipur Jos Buttler 100 and Sanju Samson 69 secured a comfortable 6-wicket victory for Rajasthan Royals chasing 184 against the Royal Chal- lengers Bengaluru. RR put RCB to bat after win- ning the toss and Kohli’s century along with 125- run partnership with Faf Du Plessis put up a good total for RR to chase. Star batter Virat Kohli has completed 7,500 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Kohli reached the landmark while playing for Royal Challengers Bengaluru against Rajasthan Royals in Match 19 of IPL 2024 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. Kohli, the tournament’s leading run-scorer, became the first batter to touch the 7,500-run mark. Kohli ended up scoring 113*, bringing up his 8th IPL century. Kohli hit 113* from 72 balls (SR: 156.94). He smashed 12 fours and four sixes. Koh- liowns7,579runsat38.27 (SR: 130.62). Rajasthan Royals opening batter Jos Buttler completed 150 sixesintheIndianPremier League. TheveteranEng- land international attained the feat with his first six against Royal Challeng- ersBengaluruinmatch number 19 of the on- going 2024 cam- paign. Fans cheer during the match between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the Indian Premier League (IPL) , at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday. SANTOSH SHARMA Champion shooter Apurvi Chandela with her family at SMS stadium. RR players celebrate during IPL match between Rajasthan Royals Royal Challengers Bengaluru at SMS Stadium, in Jaipur, Saturday. Royal Challengers Bengaluru batter Virat Kohli scores record- extending 8th ton, becomes first centurion of IPL 2024 season FI TOON
  • 9. 08 It is not lightly said that ignorance is bliss because truly the average person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance. Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, CMD Editor-in-Chief THOUGHT OF THE DAY Postal Reg No. JPC/004/2022-24 Jaipur, Sunday | April 7, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia CMBhajanLal Sharmaconducts roadshowinDeoli CM Bhajan Lal Sharma during the roadshow in Deoli on Saturday. Sukhbir S Jaunapuria and other BJP leaders were also present. Wajahat Akhtar Deoli CM Bhajan Lal Sharma held a road show in Deoli on Saturday evening in support of BJPLok Sabha candidate Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria. During this, there was enthusiasm among BJP workers re- garding the CM’s road show. The CM came out from main market of the city greeting people through a road show. At around 5:25 pm, ChiefMinisterBhajanLal Sharma along with BJP State Vice President Dr Prabhulal Saini, PHED Minister Kanhaiya Lal Chaudhary,BJPcandidate MP Sukhbir Singh Jaun- puria, Education Minister Madan Dilawar, Kekri MLAShatrughanGautam reached the petrol pump intersection where CM climbed the stage built at the intersection and greet- ed workers and people. CM ON CAMPAIGN TRAIL CM SPEAKS TO WORKERS ON BJP FOUNDATION DAY On the occasion of 45th foundation day of BJP, CM Bhajan Lal Sharma inaugurated and inspected the exhibition or- ganized on the journey from Jan Sangh to becoming world’s largest political party at the BJP state hqs by lighting the lamp. State co-in-charge of BJP Vijaya Rahatkar hoisted the flag. CM said that after getting independence, Ma- hatma Gandhi had said that now Cong has no purpose and it should be abolished. Kharge, Priyanka Gandhi and others open attack at BJP in Cong’s Jpr rally Naresh Sharma Dinesh Dangi Jaipur Congress national general secretaryPriyankaGandhi Vadra on Saturday said that the most severe attack is being made on the awareness of people, whether it is from the me- dia or from the entire ma- chinery of BJP. “You are not getting correct information. The time has come to recog- nize what reality is. All you hear is that ‘Abki baar 400 Paar’, This is what is visible. It is not clear what the condition of the coun- try is,” she said at the pub- lic meeting at Vidhyadhar Nagar stadium in Jaipur. Shealsohighlightedthe guarantees given in the party manifesto. She said that the Modi govt will give a 5 kg ration to the poor but will not pro- vide employment. Congress president MallikarjunKhargecalled Modi a leader of liars and askedwhathedidtofulfill the guarantees earlier giv- en by him. He said that Congress worked for the development in 55 years of its rule. Former CM Ashok Gehlot, PCC chief Govind Singh Dotasra, former deputy CM Sachin Pilot also ad- dressed the programme. Mallikarjun Kharge Priyanka Gandhi waving at the public during Congress Rally in Vidhyadhar Nagar Stadium, Jaipur on Saturday. Sonia Gandhi and Rafeek Khan in Jaipur on Saturday. PMENUMERATESWORKSDONEBYBJP PM says that his schemes have helped people; he also speaks about ERCP ShubhamJain AnilParashar Ajmer PM Modi connected with the masses in Pushkar and during his address spoke about his schemes have helped thepeopleandalso spoke about ERCP. He also attacked the Congress during his speech. Thousands of people par- ticipated in the public meeting organized during which CM Bhajan Lal Sharma also reached and appealed to vote for both the candidates. “I am fully prepared. The action that took place in ten years is a trailer. Thereisalotlefttodo.The BJP govt provides free food grains to 80 crore needy people of the coun- try. In ten years, more than Rs 30 lakh crore has been sent directly to the ac- counts of the poor. During the Congress government, money was looted mid- way. A Congress PM had saidthatifwesend1rupee from Delhi, only 15 paise reach the people. What wouldhavehappenedifhe had Rs 30 lakh crore? When we investigated, we found out that Congress had created more than 10 crore fake beneficiaries who were never born. Schemeswerelaunchedin his name. Your rightful money was going directly to the middlemen of Con- gress,” he said. PM Modi enumerated the work done by BJP in thelast10yearsandlashed outatCongress.Modisaid that major changes were started in the country after the government came to powerwithfullmajorityin 2014. He said that India is buildingbigbridgesonthe sea. The security of the border is being increased by building tunnels in the mountains. Referring to the previous regime of Congress Government in the state, PM Modi said that there was news about paper leaks, mafias and share of loot. After the comingoftheBJPgovern- mentinpower,strictaction is being taken against pa- permafias.Hesaidthatthe state government has agreed on the Eastern Ra- jasthan Canal Project (ERCP) which was pend- ing for years within 100 days.ERCPisgoingtoend the water crisis in large ar- eas of Rajasthan. PM Modi rally in Pushkar PM Narendra Modi being presented with a memento by Bhagirath Choudhary and Jyoti Mirdha during public meeting in Pushkar on Saturday, in presence of CM Bhajan Lal Sharma. PM Narendra Modi being felicitated by Diya Kumari, Jyoti Mirdha, Manju Baghmar, Alka Gurjar and other BJP women leaders during the rally in Pushkar on Saturday as CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, Bhagirath Choudhary look on. LSSpeakerOmBirla campaignsinKota-Bundi Bhanwar S Charan Kota BJPcandidate from Kota- Bundi Lok Sabha constit- uency Om Birla said that there was a time when the Congress governments opposed the Ram temple butthegovernmentofPM Modi respected the senti- ments of the countrymen and did the consecration of Ram temple. He said that under the leadership of Prime Min- ister Narendra Modi, the present time is the ‘Amrit Kaal’of Ram devotees. Om Birla was speaking duringelectioncampaign- ing in Rangpur, Kishan- pura Takia, Manasgaon, Ramrajpura, Brijespura, Tathed, Dahra, Morpa, Godlyahedi, Kishanpura, Jakhoda, Jagannathpura, Daslana, Mandania, Borkhandi, Manpura, Hanuwantkheda villages. DiyaatBrahmaTemple Dy CM Diya Kumari visited the Brahma Temple in Pushkar during her tour of Ajmer on Saturday. Raj Min Suresh Singh Rawat and others are also seen. Om Birla and Kalpna Devi during the public connect campagin in Kota on Saturday. ANOTHER ‘FEATHER IN THE HAT’ MOMENT FOR RAJ POLICE Datta appointed as IG - Special Protection Group! Rajendra Chhabra Jaipur here has been a ‘moment of happiness’ for the Rajasthan police for the second time in the cur- rent week as 2000 batch IPSUmeshChanderDatta has been posted on depu- tation on the important post of IG-SPG. Prior to this, 1990 batch IPS -Ra- jeev Kumar Sharma - was relieved on Tuesday and movedtoDelhitoserveas DG, Police research and Development. It should be noted that the Special Protection Group is tasked with the security of the Prime Min- ister and Umesh Chander Datta will also carry out the responsibility as IG. Amongthestrengthof259 IPS officers in Rajasthan cadre, 22 officers are now oncentraldeputationoron foreign assignment. Among these are Nina Singh and Rajeev Kumar Sharma (on DG level post), Vishal Bansal and Alok Kumar Vashishtha (on ADG level post) and now Umesh Datta (On IG level post) who are on deputation. Moreover, there are two 2006 batch IG level officers on for- eign assignments too. They are - Don K. Jose - servinginIndianEmbassy in Moscow as First Secre- tary and - Hemant Sharma - serving as Police Plan- ningOfficerinUnitedNa- tions in New York. The story around 2009 batch IPS Preeti Jain’s central deputation is quite inter- esting. She has been post- ed in Ministry of Finance as Director, away from Police administration. She went on central depu- tation in January 2023. There are other officers who are posted in CBI, IB, ISF departments on deputation. Notably, Umesh Datta was posted onthepostofJaipurRange IG since the time of last government i.e. from Feb- ruary 2022. While several officials were transferred after the formation of new government,butDattawas kept on his post, whereas there were several claim- ants for the post of Jaipur IG.Thestategovtmustnot have considered it to be prudent to shift Datta ow- ing to his vast experience serving at the centre and hiscapabilities.Umeshhas servedforsevenlongyears - from 2013 to 2020 - on various posts while being on central deputation. During this time, he also served for five long years on sensitive position of SP in CBI. There are ten years left for his retire- ment and it can be gauged that either in the centre or in the state, he will serve on top positions! Umesh Chander Datta T Pant raps officials over laxity at Sindhi Camp bus stand Shivendra Parmar Jaipur Chief Secretary Sudhansh Pant inspected the Sindhi Camp bus stand on Satur- day.Thousandsofpassen- gers travel here every day but there is utter misman- agement here. Pant spot- ted shortcomings at the busstand.Hefirstinspect- ed the washrooms of the bus stands and was upset after seeing the filth there. He questioned the road- ways officials about the cleanliness system and expressed displeasure. Pant inspected various areas of the bus stand but was extremely annoyed. On the occasion of BJP’s foundation day, Vasundhara Raje paid floral tributes at the statues of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in in New Delhi on Saturday. Sonia challenges BJP by campaigning, breathes life into Cong workers Cong launches poll campaign from Raj Manoj Mathur Jaipur Amidst the noise in na- tional politics, Congress on Saturday started the Lok Sabha election cam- paign from Rajasthan in a challenging manner. Con- gress supremo Sonia Gan- dhi, who stayed away from the entire campaign in the last Lok Sabha elec- tions, has herself taken command this time. That too at a time when Sonia had refused to contest elections from her tradi- tional seat Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh citing health reasons and became a Ra- jya Sabha member from Rajasthan.Another sign of a major change in the in- ternal politics of the Con- gress was that Congress National President Mall- ikarjun Kharge and Pri- yanka Gandhi were pre- sent with Sonia in the public meeting at Vidy- adhar Nagar Stadium in Jaipur to launch party’s poll campaign, but Rahul Gandhi chose to stay away. It is believed to be a well thought out strat- egy. Rahul was kept away from this event and his meetings have been kept for later. Political experts believe thattherearemanyreasons behind Congress launch- ing its LS poll campaign from Rajasthan. Biggest thingis thatafterthedefeat inthreestatesinthelastas- sembly elections, Con- gresshasthebestorganisa- tional structure left in Ra- jasthan only. Even in Con- gress ruled Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh, the condition of the organisa- tion is bad. In Uttar Pradesh, once the bastion of Congress politics, the partyisabletocontestonly about a fourth seats in the alliance. Another reason is Sonia being a Rajya Sabha MPfrom Rajasthan.At the same time, the Congress leadership may also be thinkingthatifCongressin Rajasthan spoils the BJP’s dream of winning all 25 seats for third consecutive time, then it will be a big success. Besides, the par- ty’s message from Ra- jasthan will also reach the entire North India. In all the speeches of Congressleaders,PMModi was targeted and calls were made to save democracy. No new shocking thing came to light. By the way, as soon as the Congress manifesto came out, many ofitspointshavealsocome under the target of BJP. SoniaGandhiPriyankaGandhi at the Jaipur rally on Saturday. SANTOSH SHARMA Sonia did not campaign in 2019 LS polls; took command herself this time SANTOSH SHARMA Remembering leaders Analysis
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  • 11. Your Page JAIPUR, SUNDAY | APRIL 7, 2024 10 firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia HiddenGemsof fterUdaipur’s lakes, palaces and famous tourist places, now I am taking you to such a world without see- ingwhichatriptoUdaipur is incomplete. There are many such places around Udaipur city, where you can go and know the beauty of Udaipur even more closely. Recently a tourist spot named Bahu- bali Hills has developed in Udaipur city. Which is especially attracting tour- ists these days. A very beautiful view is visible from these hills, to see which tourists from not only India but all over the world come. The green valleys here really give an amazing feeling. Apart from this, if you like trek- king then you can enjoy this place even more. The fresh air here, the calm atmosphere and the mov- ing shadow of Aravali in the lake take you to an- other world. If you love nature, then along with Bahu- bali Hills, Raita Hills should also be on your list. The hills of Raita village, covered in a blanket of greenery, are an example of beauty away from the crowd of the city. This place is lo- cated in a small village of Udaipur. There are only about 150 houses here, whose population is only 650. This place is located at a distance of 28 km from Udaipur. The lush green valleys and natural beauty here at- tract a lot. The best time to visit this place is dur- ing the monsoon season, because during this time greenery is seen all around. This place is very peaceful, where you can enjoy a good trip. There is a place 45 km away from Udaipur which is called Bird Vil- lage. Here, a gathering of birds coming from far away ponds after cover- ing a distance of three thousand kilometers is seen. As soon as winter begins, species of birds from China, Mongolia, Siberia and Central Asia to Europe start arriving. If you are a bird lover and are fond of photog- raphy then this destina- tion is the best. Udaipur is also a treas- ure for lovers of old-time vintage and fancy cars. Most of the cars in this collection of the Mewar royal family are still in running condition. The vintage car museum has everything from Rolls Royce to Mercedes. Along with this, Udaipur’s highest mon- soon palace is also unique in itself, it is also called Sajjangarh Fort. This pal- ace was built about 135 years ago by the king of Mewar Maharana Sajjan Singh specifically to see the monsoon clouds and predict the rain. This fort, built in 1884, is made of white marble. Hundreds of tourists reach here daily to see the beautiful view of the sunset. Local people say that this pal- ace is built on the highest peak of Udaipur, which is situated like a Taj on the peak of the world’s oldest mountain range Aravali. Udaipur’s Karni Mata Ropeway is a tourist des- tination full of adventure. The ropeway is a unique confluence of natural beauty, lake darshan and deity darshan. Yes, one more thing, if you don’t eat or shop after roaming around so much, then it is unfair. Udaipur is the best place for shopping and food as well. A trip to Udaipur is in- complete without men- tioning the brave warrior of Mewar, Maharana Pratap. Many historical places associated with him like Haldighati, Gogunda, Chavand, Mayra ki Gufa etc. are also major tourist places of Udaipur. Eklingji tem- ple in Udaipur is one of the oldest temples of Ra- jasthan as well as India. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The archi- tectural style of Eklingji temple is unique. Near it is Bappa Rawal Panora- ma which shows live glimpses of the valor and bravery of Bappa Rawal, the founder of Mewar state. This panorama is the best place to know about Bappa Rawal. Nathdwara is at a short distance from Udaipur. The world’s tallest Shiva statue ‘Viswas Swaru- pam’ built in the city of Shrinathji is the new identity of Rajsamand district. Recently, the world’s tallest 369 feet Shiva statue was built by the Mirage Group to pro- mote tourism in Nath- dwara. Not only Udaipur, Ra- jsamand lake is also a centre of attraction for tourists. This beautiful and huge Rajsamand lake was built by Maharana Raj Singh. The sculpture and engraving done on the roofs of chhatris, pil- lars and arch gates built on the shore of the lake is also adding to its beauty. Tourists capture the beauty of this place in their cameras and take it with them.The panorama of Maharana Raj Singh, the creator of Rajsamand lake, is also a sight to be- hold on the banks of the lake. The Maharana Raj Singh Panorama, which acquaints us with the life story of Maharana Raj Singh, his ideals, history and his power and devotion, is attracting a lot of domestic and for- eign tourists. In Rajsa- mand district itself, there is a panorama of Panna Dhay, who sacrificed her son Chandan to protect her word and for her de- votion to her master. The entire life and history of Panna Dhay has been dis- played in the panorama through 2D fibre panels and 3D fibre statues. Rajasthan is a treasure trove of historical, beau- tiful and artistic places. It is very difficult to sum up the beauty of these places in a few words. Still, my endeavour is to tell you everything while sitting at home, which after see- ing and hearing, will make you set out to visit it. That is all for now. We will meet you in the next presentation on a tour of another city of colourful Rajasthan. Rakhi Jain Journalist/Media person A UDAIPUR glimpses of the valor and bravery of Bappa Rawal, the founder of Mewar state. This panorama is the best place to know Nathdwara is at a short distance from Udaipur. The world’s tallest Shiva statue ‘Viswas Swaru- pam’ built in the city of Shrinathji is the new identity of Rajsamand story of Maharana Raj Singh, his ideals, history and his power and devotion, is attracting Rajasthan is a place where there are immense possibilities of tourism, and these days I am trying to see and feel this beautiful land closely. In the first article of my travel diary, I tried to show you Udaipur through my eyes, this time you have some hidden gems of Udaipur in front of you, along with this, there are some places at a distance of 40-50 kilometers from Udaipur where you must visit once. Through words and photos, a blueprint will be formed in your mind and you will plan to travel, but if this scene is in front of you on your mobile, then you will not be able to stop yourself from packing your bag. You can see these unseen beautiful views of Udaipur on First India Plus Entertainment OTT. First India News is the first news channel to bring its own OTT. The special thing is that this platform is focused on Rajasthan and Rajasthanis. That is why Pawan Arora, CEO and Managing Editor of First India News, has designed this travel show showing the beauty of Rajasthan. YOGESH SHARMA Rope way Market Monsoon Palace Rajsamand Lake Rayta Hills Bapparawal Panorama Scan or click here to download 1st India+ Entertainment OTT App