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7 Must Reads: Narendra Modi takes on Gandhis in Amethi, PM stalls snooping probe and more

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 - 10:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

#1 Narendra Modi rips apart Gandhi family at their home turf Amethi 

The much-underdeveloped town of Amethi was virtually 'Modi'fied on Monday as Narendra Modi took his electoral battle into 'enemy' territory, so to speak, to challenge his Congress counterpart (as in PM-hopeful) Rahul Gandhi. 

#2 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh scuttles Kamal Nath’s plan to give forest land to builders

A day before the NCR Planning Board met on April 25, where urban development minister Kamal Nath and Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda hijacked the meeting to implement their agenda of giving forest land to builders, the PMO had directed the board not to approve any plan without satisfying the ministry of environment and forest (MoEF).

#3 PM Manmohan Singh stalls Gujarat snoopgate probe after snub from key allies 

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh dropped the idea of naming a judge to inquire into the electronic surveillance of a lady architect over a period of time in Gujarat, allegedly on the orders of Narendra Modi.

#4 Election Commission inquiry into Narendra Modi's Ram chant in Faizabad 

The Election Commission (EC) has ordered an inquiry into the alleged invocation of Lord Ram by Narendra Modi at his rally in Faizabad on Monday. Modi, who has hitherto completely avoided any reference to the Ram temple issue, referred to Lord Ram several times throughout his speech.

#5 Coal scam: Enforcement Directorate files laundering case against Dasari Narayana Rao, Naveen Jindal 

The Enforcement Directorate on Monday registered a case of money laundering against former minister of state in the coal ministry Dasari Narayana Rao and Congress MP Naveen Jindal in connection with its probe in the coal blocks allocation case.

#6 Ready to be Gujarat CM if party wants: BJP's Nitin Patel

With Lok Sabha elections drawing to a close next week and poll predictions favouring Narendra Modi as the next Prime Minister, the clamour for chief ministership in Gujarat has already begun with senior state minister Nitin Patel saying he is ready to take up the job if the party extends him an opportunity.

#7 It's brand Narendra Modi versus son of the soil Harish Rawat in Almora 

Harish Rawat, the chief minister of Uttarakhand is giving a tough fight to Narendra Modi in the battle for the Lok Sabha seat of Almora in Uttarakhand.


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