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Must Reads: Milind Deora, Sanjay Nirupam guilty of paid news, Vikram Batra's mother called Modi 'pseudo-patriot'

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 7:46pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

#1 Milind Deora, Sanjay Nirupam among four found guilty of paid news by Election Commission
An Election Commission panel has held four Lok Sabha election candidates in Maharashtra guilty of resorting to paid news.

#2 Kargil martyr Vikram Batra's mother calls Narendra Modi a "pseudo-patriot" 
As the political battle intensifies, Kamal Kanta Batra, AAP candidate and mother of martyred Captain Vikram Batra participates in a war of words calling BJP's prime ministerial Narendra Modi a pseudo-patriot.

#3 Yeh dil maange more: Is it fair for Narendra Modi to use Kargil War martyr Vikram Batra to seek votes? 
At a rally in Himachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi invoked Indian army's martyr Vikram Batra by using the phrase, 'Yeh dil maange more'. Captain Batra's family was not impressed at this usage of their son's name. "BJP must not drag his name into politics," said his father, GL Batra in television reports.

#4 More people died due to terrorism during BJP regime: Rahul Gandhi
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi attacked the BJP, saying more people died due to terrorism during the NDA regime than during the Congress tenure. "We have statistics to prove we produced more electricity and curbed terrorism (than the BJP)," Gandhi said at an election rally.

#5 Does corporate funding undermine democracy?
Arvind Kejriwal has accused Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi of “helicopter democracy”. So far, the election commission has seized cash worth Rs 240 crore and liquor worth crores. Now, an ordinary citizen can inform the Election Commission of illegal distribution of cash or liquor or any such malpractice by uploading a video or audio clip. Many think this to be “campaign finance plutocracy”.

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