Daily Archive: August 4, 2018

Shah flags off ‘Gaurav Yatra’ in Rajasthan, kicks off poll campaign

Jaipur: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Saturday flagged off “Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra” at Charbhuja temple in Rajsamund, which is also being seen as the official start of the party’s election campaign in the state.

Before flagging off the Yatra, Shah and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje offered prayers in the renowned Vishnu temple.

Addressing a huge gathering on the occasion, Shah asked the Congress to give an account of the work done by its leaders during their four generations of rule.

“Instead of shooting 40 questions, you should present the report card of the last four generations of Congress, which ruled the country for many decades,” he said.

The BJP chief said that Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra has been converted into a victory march as the Chief Minister of this state is taking out this procession and is ready to present her report card before the public for the works done during her tenure, he said.

Attacking the Congress, he said that the Congress leaders failed to make any significant achievement during their successive terms in the government.

“Rajasthan was referred to as a “Beemaru” state earlier. But ever since Raje took over the reins, the state is being counted as a developed state.”

On Friday, Raje performed pooja of the bus to be used in the Yatra, which the party is calling as “Vijay Rath” (victory juggernaut).

Meanwhile, refuting the charges levelled by Shah, state Congress vice president Archana Sharma said that the BJP leaders, instead of answering a decent question, are issuing indecent statements.

“‘Who has authorised the PWD officials to organise this political event?’ was our question and the BJP has failed to answer the same. It seems they are baffled and hence are beating around the bush instead of speaking to the point,” she said.

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PV Sindhu Enters World Championships Final

Nanjing (China): Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu claimed a second successive World Championships final spot after seeing off a fighting Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in straight games at the women’s singles semifinals here today.

Sindhu, who had finished runners-up at the Glasgow edition last year after losing to another Japanese Nozomi Okuhara, notched up a superb 21-16 24-22 win over world number two Yamaguchi in a 54-minute hard-fought match.

Ahead of the match, Sindhu had a 6-4 head-to-head record against Yamaguchi, who had defeated the Indian in big-ticket events such as All England Championship this year and Dubai Superseries Final last year. The duo faced off twice this year with each registering a win.

The 23-year-old from Hyderabad, who also won two bronze medals in 2013 and 2014, will face Olympic champion and former two-time gold medallist Carolina Marin of Spain tomorrow.

Marin had robbed Sindhu off a gold medal at the Rio Olympics after defeating the Indian in the summit clash. Overall, Marin has a 6-5 advantage over Sindhu, who had beaten the Spaniard in their last encounter at the Malaysia Open in June. (PTI)