Gurugram, Oct 9 (IANS) The October 21 Assembly elections in Haryana are now intensifying with both the ruling and the opposition parties taking potshots at each other.
The latest is a tussle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) that broke out after the arrest of the latter's candidate and ex-BSF constable Tej Bahadur Yadav on Wednesday.
Tej Bahadur was arrested on Wednesday in Jhansi where he had gone to protest against the alleged fake encounter of Pushpendra Yadav by the Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday.
Tej Bahadur came into the limelight after he criticised the quality of food served to the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on duty. He made a video a couple of years ago which went viral on social media following which he was sacked from the BSF on disciplinary grounds.
He had also filed his nomination for contesting the Lok Sabha elections against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi on a Samajwadi Party ticket. However, his candidature was cancelled.
He is now contesting against Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar from Karnal on a JJP ticket in the upcoming Assembly elections.
Prominent JJP leader Amandeep Chawla said that his arrest pointed at the political vendetta being used by the BJP to target its opponents.
"The news of Tej Bahadur contesting the Karnal seat has rattled Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. He is feeling the heat of the popularity and support Tej Bahadur has been getting while campaigning. Hence, he is using the government machinery against him," Chawla said.
"Tej Bahadur was arrested at a time when he was protesting against the alleged fake encounter of Pushpendra Yadav which took place in Jhansi district. He was sitting on a peaceful dharna when the police arrested him," Chawla said.
"Tej Bahadur, a resident of Mahendragarh in Haryana, is fighting against corruption in the country and is not satisfied with the policies of the ruling party, especially with regard to the defence services," Chawla added.
New York, Feb 19 (IANS) The US dollar was up in late trading on Tuesday due to rising risk aversion in the market.
The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany decreased sharply in February, falling 18.0 points to a new reading of 8.7 points, according to latest release by Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) on Tuesday, the Xinhua news agency reported,
On Tuesday morning, the exchange rate of Euro against US dollar once fell to 1.0786, the lowest level since April 21, 2017.
"The Euro is again under selling pressure this morning as it touched a three-year low against the U.S. dollar. The most recent dip lower for the Euro was caused by data out of Germany that showed investor confidence came out weaker than expected," said U.S. foreign exchange payment platform Tempus on Tuesday.
The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, was up 0.26 per cent at 99.4436 in late trading.
In late New York trading, the euro was down to $1.0792 from $1.0833 in the previous session, and the British pound was down to $1.2999 from $1.3000 in the previous session. The Australian dollar fell to 0.6685 dollar from 0.6715 dollar.
The dollar bought 109.87 Japanese yen, lower than 109.93 Japanese yen of the previous session. The dollar was up to 0.9828 Swiss franc from 0.9809 Swiss franc, and it was up to 1.3252 Canadian dollars from 1.3234 Canadian dollars.