Morning briefing: Congress targets PM Modi with a “mangalsutra” jab; medical board to rule on Delhi CM’s diabetes

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized the Congress’s manifesto, alleging plans for wealth redistribution, yet refrained from specifying beneficiaries. He emphasized increased Haj pilgrimage quotas and smoother visa processes for Muslims, also highlighting BJP’s law against triple talaq. Modi targeted Pasmanda Muslims’

neglect by Congress and SP, promising upliftment. He accused Congress of planning to seize assets like “streedhan” and redistribute wealth, symbolized by their hand symbol, ‘panja.’ Meanwhile, he secured a larger Haj quota from Saudi Arabia. Modi sought votes in Aligarh, emphasizing past achievements and future promises, urging early voting for change.

A local court directed AIIMS to form a medical board to assess whether Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal requires insulin for sugar control and address other health concerns. Despite Kejriwal’s request for private doctor consultation, the court mandated Tihar jail authorities to ensure his medical needs are met. The court emphasized AIIMS’ role in specialized consultations and tailored diet plans. Kejriwal’s health has been central in his legal battle with the Enforcement Directorate (ED), accused of creating a medical emergency for sympathy.

The court emphasized equality in medical treatment for inmates. The case adds to Kejriwal’s ongoing legal woes linked to Delhi excise case irregularities.

After Mamata Banerjee’s ‘not safe’ claim, man arrested for doing ‘recce’ of Abhishek Banerjee’s house.

Asaduddin Owaisi counters PM Modi’s Rajasthan speech: ‘That is a lie… What about you?’ 

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