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FIR registered against BJP’s spokesperson Sambit Patra for violating rules



Sambit Patra, BJP spokesperson, Bhartiya Janata Party, Madhya Pradesh, Regional news, Politics news, National news

Bhopal: The Election Commission of India today filed and First Information Report (FIR) against Bhartiya Janata Party controversial spokesperson Sambit Patra violation of model code of conduct during Madhya Pradesh elections.

The Congress has recently formed the government in Madhya Pradesh after defeating the BJP and ending its 15 years of government. Last month, the controversial BJP spokesperson had found his name included in the FIR filed by the Election Commission for poll code violation.


Sambit Patra, BJP spokesperson, Bhartiya Janata Party, Madhya Pradesh, Regional news, Politics news, National news


Madhya Pradesh: Bailable warrant issued against BJP leader and spokesperson Sambit Patra by CJM Court in a model of code of conduct violation case in Bhopal (file pic)— ANI (@ANI) December 28, 2018

Madhya Pradesh CEO VL Kantha Rao had told news agency that Patra had been named as an accused in the FIR.

Patra had allegedly violated the poll code by holding a press conference in front of a commercial building in MP Nagar area of Bhopal, where he slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi on the National Herald case.


Arrest warrant issued against controversial BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra:


The opposition Congress had wasted no time in approaching the poll body to claim that Patra’s presser was organised without requisite permissions and that too on public property (road).

Patra has become synonymous to antics and shenanigans in the recent time as his comments have frequently courted controversy. In a veiled jibe at Patra, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, according to news agency ANI, had recently said, “There’s a spokesperson who has responsibility to speak for party officially, but there are a few ppl in party(BJP) who when they speak to media, stir controversy. One shouldn’t speak such things that lead to controversy; it adversely affects party’s image.”


Sambit Patra, BJP spokesperson, Bhartiya Janata Party, Madhya Pradesh, Regional news, Politics news, National news


The BJP lost all three states, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, to the Congress in the recently concluded assembly elections.

There were also reports that the BJP had removed Patra from its list of spokespersons to avoid further embarrassment ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. However, the party had later clarified that there was no truth in these reports.

Patra has continued to make TV appearances in the last few days. His aggressive tone has, however, given way to more dignified response these days.



Nasa finds Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram with help of Indian engineer




New York: NASA has found the crash site and debris of India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander following a tip from an Indian space enthusiast who examined pictures of the area of the moon taken by a US orbiting camera.

The site was located by Shanmuga Subramanian, who on his own scoured the pictures taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbital Camera (LROC), NASA and Arizona State University announced on Monday confirming the find.

The first mosaic image of the likely crash site made from pictures taken by the LROC on September 17 was downloaded by several people to look for signs of the Vikram, NASA said.

One of them, Subramanian, contacted the LROC project with a positive identification of debris, it said.

Arizona State University (ASU), where the LROC project is located, said: “After receiving this tip, the LROC team confirmed the identification by comparing before and after images.”

When the images for the first mosaic were acquired on September 17, the impact point was poorly illuminated and could not easily be identified, it said.

But two image sequences were acquired on October 14 and 15, and on November 11 were better.

The November mosaic shows best the impact crater, ray and extensive debris field. The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and cast a one pixel shadow.

The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and casts a one pixel shadow.

The university said that based on Subramanian’s tip, the LROC team scoured the surrounding area in the new mosaics and found the impact site and the debris field.

The impact site is located at 70.8810 degree S, 22.7840 degrees E, at an elevation of 834 metres, it said.

“The debris first located by Shanmuga is about 750 metres northwest of the main crash site,” ASU said.

Vikram lost contact with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) following its launch from Chandraayan-2 moon orbiter on September 6 when it tried to make a softlanding near the moon’s south pole.

In a statement NASA said: “Despite the loss, getting that close to the surface was an amazing achievement.”

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