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Mumbai, May 3: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to address public meetings in Bardhaman, Krishnanagar and Bolpur constituencies in West Bengal, with an additional one in Jharkhand, on May 3, his focus on Bengal for the ongoing elections is evident of Lok Sabha remains unwavering. . Prime Minister Modi’s strategic emphasis on West Bengal underlines not only the state’s importance in the electoral landscape but also the BJP’s aspirations to make substantial gains in a traditionally challenging territory.

Thursday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should apologize for “backing” Prajwal Revanna, the Janata Dal (Secular) leader who is facing criticism in the alleged sex scandal case. “Prajwal Revanna has raped 400 women and made videos. This is not a sex scandal but a mass rape. And the Prime Minister, in front of the people of Karnataka, was supporting and seeking votes for this mass rapist. He is saying that voting for this mass rapist would help him,” Rahul Gandhi said at a public rally in Shivamogga, Karnataka.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced the candidature of Karan Bhushan Singh, son of six-term MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, from the Kaiserganj Lok Sabha seat. The party announced UP minister Dinesh Pratap Singh as its candidate from Rae Bareli. In Kaiserganj, the ruling party denied entry to Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, accused of sexually harassing female wrestlers, but the ticket was given to his son, a decision taken after consulting the six-term Lok Sabha member.

India on Thursday rejected the conclusions of a report published by a US government commission – the Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) – on religious freedom, saying it is a “biased organization with a political agenda.” India also said it had no expectation that the US government commission would understand India’s diverse, pluralistic and democratic spirit.

The United States admitted that its airstrike in Syria on May 3 last year killed a civilian, mistaking him for a senior Al Qaeda leader, CNN reported. Last year, the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) ordered an investigation, the results of which were made public on Thursday. The report “concluded that the strike was conducted in accordance with the law of armed conflict as well as Department of Defense and CENTCOM policies,” but “revealed several issues that could be improved.” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday it was “beautiful to see” New York police officers storm a Columbia University building occupied by pro-Palestinian students, and called on officials to crack down on protests. protests on campuses across the United States.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on May 3, 2024 at 07:00 am IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website lastly .com).