Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden were neck-and-neck in the swing states of Georgia and North Carolina, according to a new poll.
The CBS/YouGov poll released on Sunday revealed that in Georgia 47 per cent of likely voters support Trump, versus 46 per cent for Biden, The Hill news website reprted.
In North Carolina, 48 per cent of likely voters support the former Vice President, versus 46 per cent for Trump.
In South Carolina however, Trump held a 10-point lead over Biden.
Meanwhile, an NBC News-Marist poll also released Sunday found Biden leading Trump in another two swing states of Wisconsin and Michigan.
In Wisconsin, Biden had the support of 54 per cent voters, while 44 per cent backing the President, The Hill news reported citing the poll as saying.
In Michigan, the Vice President was ahead of Trump by 8 percentage points among likely voters, with 52 per cent backing Biden and 44 per cent supporting the President.
In both states, Biden held an advantage of at least 17 percentage points among likely voters who think he'd better handle the coronavirus pandemic and race relations.
Last week, the CBS News Tracker revealed that the states of Florida and Texas remain tight battlegrounds in the November 3 presidential election, reports Politico news.
It showedthat the current margin in both states is 2 percentage points, with Democratic nominee Joe Biden up by 2 in Florida and President Donald Trump up by 2 in Texas.
In the 2016 election, Trump won both the states.
No Democratic presidential candidate has won Texas since Jimmy Carter in 1976.
Also last week, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showed Biden ahead of Trump nationally by a margin of 51 per cent to 43 per cent.
In 12 battleground states, including Florida but not Texas, the former Vice President's lead was 51 to 45.
The swing states are Florida, Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
By Qaiser Mohammad Ali
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Ruchir Modi, the only son of business tycoon and Indian Premier League (IPL) founder Lalit Modi, hopes that the family business dispute, now in the Delhi High Court would be resolved soon, expressing his "full faith" in the Indian judiciary.
In an exclusive interview with IANS, Ruchir, who is a stakeholder and occupies several key positions in the Modi group of companies, said that he hoped a judgment would be delivered soon to settle the Krishan Kumar Modi Family Trust issue, which is a bone of contention between various members of the clan. This issue arose after the death of KK Modi in November last year.
"I am hoping it will be resolved soon. I have full faith in the Delhi High Court and in the Indian judicial system. So, I am hoping that a judgement would be passed soon and we can move forward with the business and the business decisions that need to be made as soon as possible. I don't have a time frame around that," Ruchir, 26, told IANS from his London home.
"I am not a party to the case. But I am a beneficiary of the KK Modi Family Trust. Therefore, I am an interested party in the matter. But I am not fighting the case. The matter is still sub-judice so I can't really make a comment on it. The matter is currently before the Delhi High Court," he said.
Two factions in the KK Modi Group are not in agreement on the legal forum to approach vis-à-vis the sale of the estate and distribution of the proceeds. In March, the Delhi High Court had dismissed a plea filed by Bina Modi, wife of late KK Modi, to restrain her son Lalit Modi from starting arbitration proceedings in Singapore to settle the estate of her husband. Her other son Samir Modi and daughter Charu Bhartia have joined the case.
Ruchir is Executive Director in Modi Enterprises, Executive Director in the KK Modi Group, Director in Godfrey Phillips India Ltd, and Brand Head in FTV India. In Godfrey Phillips, he oversees Corporate Governance and the International Business Division. His current focus is on Godfrey Phillips and the settlement of the KK Modi Family Trust.
To concentrate on his business, Ruchir, a former president of the Alwar District Cricket Association in Rajasthan, has dissociated himself from cricket administration in India.
"My grandfather passed away in November last year (2019). Since then I am very, very busy in terms of company work as well as we are looking at settling the entire family trust and disinvesting all our businesses which is a big task on its own to disinvest companies like Godfrey Philips, Indofil Industries, and Modicare. They are all major corporates in India. That is taking a significant chunk of my time as well," he said.
The Covid pandemic has kept Ruchir away from India, but he plans to shuttle between London and India as soon as travel becomes convenient.
"For now, I am in London due to the Covid situation. I haven't actually come back to India, and London is obviously home to me and I am working out of here. Today, given the technology we have, we can work from anywhere in the world. But, to answer your question, I do plan to travel between India and London and spend most of time between India and London," he said.
Ruchir attended the American School in Mumbai, and after completing his 10th grade there, moved to The American School in London. He received a bachelor's degree in Global Business Management from Regents Business School London. Away from business, he is an avid traveller and has a keen interest in innovation, especially in the start-up sector.