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EC pulls up Kejriwal for ‘wild allegations’

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arvind-kejriwal-pti_650x400_51478349330New Delhi:The Election Commission on Sunday pulled up Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for targeting the poll panel and warned of stern action if he abetted bribery ahead of elections.In a strongly-worded letter to Kejriwal, the Election Commission said his remarks against the panel were “baseless”, “scurrilous” and “highly depreciable”.The Aam Aadmi Party leader was asked to produce evidence of corrupt practices instead of making “wild allegations”. The Election Commission, which on January 20 had censured Kejriwal for “abetting bribery”, reiterated it would be forced to take stern action if the AAP leader persisted with his remarks. “Instead of taking the EC’s advisory in the right spirit, you have been persistently indulging in objectionable activity,” it said.

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Budget Session of UP to begin from Feb 16

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Chaired by CM Yogi Adityanath, Cabinet decided to begin The Budget session of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly from February 16. The Assembly session would be significant as the upcoming budget with the Assembly elections in the state due early next year.

The Cabinet also cleared the draft of Uttar Pradesh State Sports University Bill-2021, which will be placed in the Assembly in the Budget Session. 

Besides that, they will be clearing the Uttar Pradesh Data Centre Policy to give incentives to private companies to set up of data center parks and units in the state. The government spokesperson said that these incentives and concessions would be given in purchase of land, stamp duty etc. with extra incentives for those who would invest in Bundelkhand and Purvanchal regions of the state which would promote setting up of at least three Data Centre Parks in the state and 10 data center units.

The Cabinet not only manifested the proposal for allowing expansion of Jewar International Airport near Noida to five runways in a phased manner but also approved the proposal of estimated expenditure of Rs 426 crore for upgrading existing airstrip in Ayodhya district to an airport.

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