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Swamy wants discussion on Mahatma Gandhi killing
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday demanded a discussion on Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, saying no autopsy was conducted on the body.
 
Raising the issue in the Rajya Sabha amid protests from the Congress, Swamy said this must be debated as "parliamentarians" were making comments on it and had to be pulled up by the Supreme Court.
 
"Recently the Narendra Modi government has placed most files related to the assassination in the National Archives. I had a chance to go through them.
 
"A lot of comments are being made including by parliamentarians. The Supreme Court has had to pull them up and give them a warning," he said.
 
The Supreme Court recently pulled up Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over his "collective denunciation" of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and said he may have to face trial for alleging that the RSS killed Mahatma Gandhi.
 
As Congress members protested that no names should be taken, Swamy replied: "I will only name Mahatma Gandhi. I won't take any other Gandhi's name."
 
Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead at a prayer meeting here on January 30, 1948 by Nathuram Godse, who was hanged along with Narayan Apte for the killing.
 
Over the decades, the RSS has repeatedly denied claims by Godse's brother that he (Nathuram Godse) was associated with the RSS.
 
Swamy said that Mahatma Gandhi was not subjected to any post-mortem. 
 
"As a consequence there was a dispute in the trial on the number of bullets fired. The newspapers said four bullets, the prosecution said three bullets...," he added.
 
The zero hour got over before Swamy could complete his statement.
 
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Bapoo Malcolm

4 months ago

The only way to keep him quite is to give him a job. Say, for instance, Minister of Broadcasting (and disinformation).

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Anand Vaidya

In Reply to Bapoo Malcolm 4 months ago

Who? Rahul Gandhi? He is the official Outbound Tourist of India. ;-)

Myntra acquires fashion e-store Jabong
Leading e-tailer Flipkart's fashion and lifestyle products' subsidiary Myntra on Tuesday announced its acquisition of e-store Jabong from London-based Global Fashion Group for an unspecified amount to strengthen its position in the segment.
 
Gurgaon-based Jabong is a major fashion multi-brand e-store with 1,500 global brands, sports labels, Indian ethnic and designer labels.
 
"Post-acquisition, Myntra and Jabong will have a combined base of 15 million monthly active users, offering best of brands to Indian consumers," Myntra said in a statement here.
 
Bengaluru-based Flipkart acquired Myntra in May 2014 for an estimated $300 million.
 
Besides apparel, Jabong also sells footwear, fashion and home accessories, beauty products and fragrances.
 
Both the e-commerce platforms will jointly hard-sell iconic global brands, including Dorothy Perkins, Topshop, Tom Tailor, G Star Raw, Bugatti Shoes, The North Face, Forever 21, Swarovski, Timberland and Lacoste.
 
"Jabong's acquisition is a continuation of the group's journey to transform commerce in India. We will offer a variety of styles, products and assortment of global and Indian brands," said Flipkart co-founder and chief executive Binny Bansal in the statement.
 
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