WATCH: When Jairam Ramesh invited Narendra Modi to join Cong

Written by Newsroom Staff January 10, 2017 12:25

New Delhi, Jan 10: An old video of a friendly exchange between BJP’s Narendra Modi and CongressJairam Ramesh is going viral on internet.

The video is an excerpt from a TV show anchored by journalist Vir Sanghvi.

It has Modi, the then BJP’s General Secretary, giving his analysis of grand old party’s political strategy on Third Front. Modi says Congress wants to finish off Third Front, grab its voted and then turn its attention towards BJP.

At this, Ramesh said if Modi ever wants to leave BJP, there would be a vacancy in Congress.


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The father of 12-year-old Parth — who has a rare and deadly brain disorder — had almost given up hope to treat his son. He had spent all his savings, sold off his property and his wife’s jewellery.


With no option left, Parth’s father thought, “Why not write to the PM?” And to his complete surprise, he got a reply. A positive one.

The boy’s father told DD that he received a letter within days which assured free of cost treatment for Parth at New Delhi’s AIIMS hospital.

The family, which belongs to Amreli district in Gujarat, is now in Delhi where Parth is admitted and undergoing treatment. However, the disease being rare in nature is still a cause of concern for the family.

Parth suffers from the rare Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis, a deadly brain disorder related to measles (rubeola) infection. The disease is debilitating and progressive.

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“He (Parth) was diagnosed with the disease some four months back. I consulted all the specialists in Amreli as well as in Ahmedabad but there was no improvement in his condition,” Parth’s father said.


“I sold all my property, including my wife’s jewellery, to help my only son. As a final resort, I wrote a letter to PM Modi and to the health ministry seeking help in the treatment for Parth,” he said.

A few days later, the family received a letter from the Prime Minister’s office assuring free and full treatment for the boy in All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

“Parth is now undergoing treatment at AIIMS after PM assured us full support and financial assistance for my son’s treatment. So now, not only do we have financial aid, the PM has also given us moral support.”

“This is a degenerative brain disease. We are providing every possible treatment to the patient. Currently, all the required tests are being done,” Dr Sheffali Gulati of AIIMS told Times of India.

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Hitting out at Congress for opposing demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month said the sins of ‘benami’ properties would not have happened and people would not be standing in quees now had necessary decision been taken in the past.

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“In 1988, Parliament passed Benami Property Act but it never got notified and implemented. The papers had got lost somewhere in a stack of files. It was me who re-opened it. Sins of benami properties would not have happened had the law been implemented,” he said after the inauguration of Pune metro.

“Should I let the situation be as it is or should I change it? Should the wrongdoings be undone or not? If decisions were taken years ago, I would not have had to make people stand in queues. I have taken this step because I made a promise to save the country,” the Prime Minister said.

The prime minister then asked the audience to switch on the flashlights of their mobile phones and wave them if they “sided with the government and approved of its decisions”.