Major News and Events of 01 May 2014
What Happened on 01 May 2014
Modi's statement Priyanka like daughter removed from the interview
JD-U to campaign for Kejriwal in Varanasi
Mulayam Yadav in controversy again over his words
Puri Shankaracharya speaks against Modi
GDP growth to be 6% this fiscal: Chidambaram
Two low intensity blasts in Bangalore Guwahati Express at the Chennai Central Railway Station led to death of a person and injured 14 as per the media reports. Police have arrested one terror suspect who was found hiding in the train. Police is of the opinion that Chennai was not the target for this blast as the train was running late.
News regarding Narendra Modi this time is for a different reason altogether wherein he in an interview is supposed to have stated that Priyanka Gandhi was like a daughter to him and in Indian customs daughters are not attacked and moreover she was not a political rival. As per media reports these statements were removed from his interview as cautionary measure.
As per the media reports Janata Dal-United has declared their support to Arvind Kejriwal's high pitched tussle in Varanasi against Narendra Modi. JD-U President Sharad Yadan and its leader K.C. Tyagi will be campaigning for Kejriwal in Varanasi as according to them Kejriwal’s fight is against communalism and capitalism. The anti-corruption mission of AAP is supported by JD-U as specified by Tyagi.
Mulayam Singh Yadav has again sparked a controversy in a rally at Faizabad where he stated that he didn’t know how to address Mayawati as a married woman or unmarried daughter as he was there in Kanshi Ram and Mayawati’s bastion. Mayawati has termed this remark as derogatory and sexist and has made a demand to EC to stop Mulayam from addressing public rallies as per media reports.
Narendra Modi has another opposition now in Swami Adhokshjanand Devtirath who is Puri Shankaracharya who has said he will go to Varanasi and would ask the religious leaders not to support Modi. As per media reports he said Modi was guilty of the 2002 riots and also blamed the BJP for inciting tension in the country.
The GDP growth of the country will rise to 6% from below 5% in the current fiscal as specified by the Finance Minister P. Chidambaram according to the media reports. He stated that this financial year will be much better than the last one for the economy though no target has been fixed by the government as the new government which will be formed after the elections will do the needful.