Bihar Ministers’ disparagement of Priyanka’s political debut draws flak

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first_imgThe disparaging remarks by senior State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and Ministers in Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s cabinet over Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s political debut led to controversy on Friday with leaders across party lines condemning them. Reacting to Ms. Gandhi Vadra being appointed Congress general secretary Senior State BJP leader and Minister of the Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED) Vinod Narayan Jha had told a private news channel: “Except for being beautiful, I see no other quality that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may be credited with. Nature has showered its bounty on her but the Congress should remember that beauty does not garner votes. She may be of 37-38 or even 44 years old but she is a political novice.”Earlier, on Thursday, senior State BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, too, had made similar disparaging remarks on Ms. Gandhi Vadra’s official entry into politics. He tweeted: “If the Congress wants to exult over the induction of a woman with a tainted life partner, congratulations to them…Priyanka’s businessman husband’s irregular land transactions are spread over two states and he is facing probes.”Referring to Ms. Gandhi-Vadra’s face resembling that of her grandmother, late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Mr. Sushil Modi further tweeted, “If a person could become as capable as someone else merely by resembling him or her, by now we would have many more Amitabh Bachchans and Virat Kohlis. Duplicates do not work in politics. Priyanka might resemble Indira but there is a big difference.”Leaders across party lines demanded the removal of Vinod Narayan Jha from the Nitish Kumar’s Cabinet and his expulsion from the BJP. “Mr Jha has displayed a perverse attitude towards women and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should immediately remove him from the Cabinet. We also expect the BJP would expel him from the party,” said State Congress leaders Prem Chandra Mishra and Kaukab Quadri. Leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly Tejashwi Yadav criticised the CM: “Nitish Kumar is running an institute where he trains to abuse and makes excuses…his Cabinet Ministers and spokespersons are trained there.”However, ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader and former State Congress president Ashok Choudhury said, “We cannot approve of such remarks…Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has her own aura which may or may not bring desired results in the elections…but the way she has been spoken about does not appear proper.” Senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, too, said that CM Nitish Kumar, “should immediately sack this Minister [Jha].”last_img read more


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Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Veterans Alina Bicar and Rica Rivera have been reintegrated into the starting lineup in place of rookies Mafe Galanza and Janel Delerio.Bicar was stellar for UST in the Final Four against La Salle with 23 excellent sets while also being the one who remained at the service line.Rivera, who sat the bench for most of the season, got the starting job in the Final Four and was a defensive stalwart for the Golden Tigresses with 21 excellent digs and 21 successful receptions.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Enter Ponggay Gaston who hasn’t been putting numbers up to par with her teammates as she averaged 8.7 points a game for a total of 122 the whole elimination round.Another player that needs to step up for Ateneo is Jules Samonte.Season 79’s Rookie of the Year has become an afterthought here in Season 81 averaging just 7.5 points in the eliminations.For Ateneo to truly dominate, it needs Samonte and Gaston to pick up the slack.DepthThe latter part of the season saw that UST isn’t just about Rondina and Laure for other players such as rookie Ysa Jimenez and KC Galdones eventually stepped up.Third-year blocker Caitlyn Viray also emerged as a viable option for the Golden Tigresses towards the Final Four.Jimenez averaged 7.0 points as the Golden Tigresses’ third offensive option from the wings while Galdones and Viray, both middle blockers, normed 8.5 and 7.5 points, respectively,Scoring, however, wasn’t the only area showed its depth. 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Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MANILA, Philippines—The collegiate world’s most anticipated event of the summer is finally drawing to a close with University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo facing for the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball championship.ADVERTISEMENT This is the first time that the Lady Eagles and the Golden Tigresses are meeting in the finals in a showcase of two teams that on different ends of history.Ateneo rose to prominence in the late part of 2000s then winning the two straight titles in Seasons 76 and 77.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsUST, meanwhile, is considered as one of the premier programs in UAAP history, bagging its first three titles from Seasons 37 to 39 but reached a golden age in the late 80s when it won an unprecedented seven straight crowns.The Golden Tigresses, however, has hit a slump in the past decade with their last title coming in 2010. 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Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNo team in the league has seen a more potent offensive partnership than UST’s Cherry Rondina and Eya Laure.The two dominated the competition leading UST to the league’s second-best record at 10-4 while also reigning as the tournament’s top two scorers.Rondina amassed a total of 259 points to become the league’s top scorer while Laure had 230 points at second place and those offensive firepower got its first validation right before the start of the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Commissioner Adam Silver suggests knockout-style NBA tournament Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more