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Stop praising Modi, look at Maharashtra: Congress to Opposition

Jan 10 2013, 8:44am CST | by

Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) With Maharashtra attracting one-third of all FDI in the country since 2000, the Maharashtra Congress Thursday urged Opposition parties to stop praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and "speak of Maharashtra".

Mumbai, Jan 10 — With Maharashtra attracting one-third of all FDI in the country since 2000, the Maharashtra Congress Thursday urged Opposition parties to stop praising Gujarat Chief Minister...

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Stop praising Modi, look at Maharashtra: Congress to Opposition

Jan 10 2013, 8:44am CST | by

Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) With Maharashtra attracting one-third of all FDI in the country since 2000, the Maharashtra Congress Thursday urged Opposition parties to stop praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and "speak of Maharashtra".

Mumbai, Jan 10 — With Maharashtra attracting one-third of all FDI in the country since 2000, the Maharashtra Congress Thursday urged Opposition parties to stop praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and "speak of Maharashtra".

In an open letter to all Opposition parties, state Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said that as per official figures released by the centre recently, in the past 12 years (between 2000-2012), Maharashtra attracted a total of Rs.2,81,565 crore FDI.

This stood at 33 percent Foreign Direct Investment in the country for all the states, with New Delhi at 19 percent, Karnataka at six percent, and Gujarat and Tamil Nadu way behind at just five percent each.

"The state also achieved a growth of 11.8 percent in the past five years, against a target of 10 percent, and more importantly, helped generate 1.80 million new jobs," Sawant pointed out.

However, Sawant lamented that in the wake of "drumbeating" of Gujarat's development by Modi, the opposition seem to have forgotten Maharashtra completely.

"Perhaps, this is the reason why the state's unprecedented achievement has gone unnoticed and there has not been any response from you so far," he said.

"As a responsible Opposition, now you must stand with the government and highlight the state's achievements at the international level to attract even more FDI. This would be in the interest of the state and in tune with public sentiments," Sawant said.

The Congress's open letter has been written to Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray, Bharatiya Janata Party state president Sudhir Mungantiwar, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray and the BJP's leaders of opposition in the state assembly and council, Eknath Khadse and Vinod Tawade, respectively.

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Feminism: The Men Arrive!

Nov 3 2014 9:40am CST | Source: Truthout Stories

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi used his Independence Day speech to address India's rape problem. (Photo: Global Panorama)What do the prime minister of India, retired National Football League punter Chris Kluwe, and superstar comedian Aziz Ansari have in common? It’s not that they’ve all walked into a bar, though Ansari could probably figure out the punch line to that joke. They’ve all spoken up for feminism this year, part of an unprecedente ...
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Feminism: The Men Arrive! (Hooray! Uh-Oh!)

Nov 3 2014 7:30am CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com What do the prime minister of India, retired National Football League punter Chris Kluwe, and superstar comedian Aziz Ansari have in common? It’s not that they’ve all walked into a bar, though Ansari could probably figure out the punch line to that joke. They’ve all spoken up for feminism this year, part of an unprecedented wave of men actively engaging with what’s usually called “wome ...
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WASHINGTON -- Can India, a country struggling to combat an increasingly high-profile rape culture, envision a society where women feel safe in the company of unknown men? A new short film on women's empowerment, "Going Home," urges its audience to imagine such a place, focusing on a young woman who stumbles upon a group of men after her car breaks down late at night. Starring Alia Bhatt, a rising actress in India's film industry, the video ...
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