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Shatrughan Sinha keeps all parties guessing over contesting LS polls

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Patna: Amid speculation that he may be denied a BJP ticket for Lok Sabha polls and join the RJD, actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha has kept all sides guessing by saying that people should instead speculate whether he would contest on a BJP ticket or not.

Sinha, who has represented his native Patna Sahib as a BJP MP for two consecutive terms, said his remarks on various issues which have not been liked by some party leaders, were meant to “show the mirror” to the BJP and cannot be termed as “anti-party.”

“Instead of guessing whether they (BJP leaders) will give me ticket or not speculation should be whether I will take the ticket or not,” Sinha told media persons.

 

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The actor-turned BJP leader met jailed RJD president Lalu Prasad in Ranchi on Saturday.

Though he said the meeting with Prasad at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences was personal, the timing of the meeting assumes significance.

Speculation is rife that Sinha, whose attack on his party has sharpened in recent times, may enter into fray from Patna Sahib from Prasad’s party if he is denied a BJP ticket for the Lok Sabha polls.

Sinha, popularly known as “Bihari Babu”, has on several occasions made it clear that the “place (constituency) will be the same, even if the situation changes.”

 

All political parties look at Shatrughan Sinha to join them for LS polls:

 

He said loss of power in three states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh is enough to show that the situation is not good in the NDA.

“Many people have left, some others are preparing to leave and others driving tough negotiations…all said and done the party’s popularity and that of one leader and two-men Army have taken a beating,” he said.

He was alluding to Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief and former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and RLSP leader Upendra Kushwaha leaving NDA and LJP of Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan bargaining hard with a “weakened” BJP.

The actor-politician, who served as a Cabinet minister in the NDA ministry of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and was a star campaigner for BJP for a long time before falling out with the current leadership after being ignored in the 2015 Bihar Assembly polls, has been critical of the party functioning, alleging all power is vested in one leader (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) and two-men Army (Modi and BJP president Amit Shah).

 

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Maintaining that the “writing is on the wall”, the BJP leader said, “There is still some time and some hope left if party veterans like L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Arun Shourie are brought at the front.”

On his remarks on GST, demonetisation and the party functioning often putting the BJP in an embarrassing situation, Sinha said he had been manifesting peoples’ voice and not asking for any personal favour for himself.

Besides meeting Prasad and praising his younger son Tejashwi Yadav as “Bihar’s face” and “its future”, the BJP leader has been frequently seen sharing dias with former union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie and at functions of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) much to the discomfort of partymen.

 

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Xiaomi will launch more than 10 5G smartphones in 2020

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Wuzhen, China: China has been one of the first countries in the world to embrace 5G, and now manufacturers and operators are working together to deliver the technology to the masses as soon as possible.

Speaking at the World Internet Conference on Sunday, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has announced that the company is planning to launch more than 10 5G smartphones by 2020.

The top mobile network carriers in China accepted more than 9.3 million subscriptions for 5G even before the network officially rolled out. China Mobile accepted 5.6 million subscriptions, China Telecom scored 1.9 million, and China Unicom “People in the industry fear that next year 4G models won’t sell, this is a step you have no choice but to take. So we hope that operators can speed up their expansion of 5G base stations.”

According to Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer TSMC, the demand for 5G phones is expected to reach around 300 million by next year. Currently, 5G phones only make up 1% of the total population of smartphones, but this figure is expected to hit 10% in 2020 as manufacturers and network providers shift towards 5G.

Xiaomi CEO didn’t confirm the name of the 5G smartphones that the company plans to launch next year but it looks like the phones are already in the works. As noted earlier Xiaomi has launched two 5G phones this year — Mi MIX 3 5G and Mi 9 Pro 5G. The first one – Mi MIX 3 5G – is the 5G edition of the standard Mi MIX 3 that launched last year. While the Mi 9 Pro 5G is the 5G version of the Mi 9 Pro that launched beginning this year.

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