June 17, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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Suspension of J&K PCC men
New Delhi, June 16
Jammu and Kashmir PCC chief Mohammad Shafi Qureshi has withdrawn suspension notices given to three PCC members. Announcing this here today, Congress spokesman Jaipal Reddy said the PCC members whose
suspension had been revoked included Mr M.L. Kaw, Mr Karu Ram and Mr Shivdev Singh. Sources said suspensions were revoked following intervention of Ms Mohsina Kidwai, who is general secretary-in-charge of the state. Several senior Congress leaders were in New Delhi recently to lodge their protest over the action of Mr Qureshi.
Naxalites kill 10
Hyderabad, June 16
Naxalites of the People’s War Group sent shock waves across Andhra Pradesh today, gunning down 10 of the 16 youths they recently kidnapped from two villages of Telengana claims that they were members of the banned outfit but had lately been working as “informers”. Four youths were shot dead early today, hours after six others were eliminated in a similar fashion in two villages of Karimnagar and Nizamabad districts.
Mayawati rules out alliance with BJP
Lucknow, June 16
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader, Ms Mayawati, today denied any
possibility of an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the next Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. “The BSP never thought of any pre-poll or post-poll alliance with the BJP,” she asserted reacting sharply to a report emanating from the BJP state executive meeting at Saharanpur which, quoting a senior party leader, had said there was possibility of an alliance of the BJP and the BSP. The former UP Chief Minister said her party would contest all 403 Assembly seats in the state and would regain power.