An Indian Army Dog Unit doing yoga postures in Jalandhar, Punjab. AFP
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's slogan of a "New India" as he tweeted pictures of the army's dog squad performing Yoga along with military personnel.
"New India," Gandhi tweeted in a mocking vein, attaching two photographs of army personnel performing Yoga along with the dog squad on the occasion of International Day of Yoga.
Gandhi had lost the Lok Sabha election from his family pocket borough of Amethi against Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday slammed Rahul over his tweet mocking Modi's slogan of "new India" on Yoga Day, saying that the Congress chief was full of "negativity" and accused him of insulting the armed forces.
"Congress stands for negativity. Today, their negativity was seen in their clear support to the medieval practice of Triple Talaq. Now, they mock Yoga Day and insult our forces (yet again!) Hoping the spirit of positivity will prevail. It can help overcome toughest challenges," Shah tweeted in reply to Gandhi's tweet.Indo-Asian News Service
Tankha resigned on Thursday night saying the Congress cannot afford a stalemate for too long and urged Gandhi to revive the Congress as "a fighting force".
Among its successful women candidates is Pramila Bisoy, 70, who spent years helping rural Indian women set up small businesses and said she never imagined she would enter parliament.
Polls close at 6:00 pm (1230 GMT) in the seventh and final round of voting, ending the world's biggest election with 900 million eligible voters from Goa's beaches to Mumbai's slums and Ladakh's Himalayan monasteries.
UAE's Embassy in London welcomed over 500 friends from the UK, UAE, and internationally to a grand reception at London’s famed Natural History Museum in South Kensington to commemorate 51 years since the founding of the UAE.
"On this day, we commemorate the bright memory of the Founding Fathers, led by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his brothers, the Founders of the Nation, as well as their determination, wisdom and vision that established the Union.”
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that the 51st UAE National Day is a day to recall lessons of the past, and look at the present with awareness and contemplation, while looking to the future with hope, optimism and confidence.