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South Connect: AAP extends support to Prakash Raj for lok sabha elections

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After the actor and fierce Modi critic Prakash Raj declared his plans to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, he has found supporters for his move. The Aam Aadmi Party has extended its support to him. Earlier this week he had announced that he would contest as an independent candidate. However, he hasn’t specified any constituency from where he will contest. Following this declaration, the Aam Aadmi Party announced that it will openly support Prakash Raj. The actor, in response, thanked the party. Now it remains to be seen whether the Congress and the JD(S) will follow the TRS and AAP in declaring their support for the actor.

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South Connect: Our country will be safe in Rahul Gandhi’s hands: MK Stalin

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Tamil Nadu: With a little over a month left for the state of Tamil Nadu to cast its vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and DMK President MK Stalin came together in a show of unity. Speaking at the public rally organised by the Congress party, Stalin slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming the upcoming elections the second war of Indian independence. Stalin further stated that it is a battle for saving democracy. It is not just change of government; but the shift of power. We have joined hands with Rahul Gandhi in the war to capture power from Modi.

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South Connect: Rahul Gandhi highlights lack of women in high-rank role in Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu: Speaking to scores of women students at a college in Chennai, Rahul Gandhi who visited the state today, asked questions like “How many times have you seen the Prime Minister of India standing in the middle of 3,000 women like this? How many times have you seen the Prime Minister of India like this, being open to any question from anybody?”. Rahul Gandhi used the almost all-women audience to highlight the lack of women in high-ranking roles, during his speech on the campaign trail for the upcoming lok sabha elections. He promised, if the party came into power in 2019, to solve that. the Congress chief had also promised that 33% of government jobs at all levels will be reserved for women if his party comes to power. The session largely involved the students asking various questions to the Congress president.

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South Connect: Pollachi sexual assault case: 4 accused detained under Goondas Act

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Tamil Nadu: The police have slapped the provisions of the Goondas Act on the four accused who have been arrested in connection with the Pollachi sexual assault case. Just a day earlier, the Pollachi Magistrate Court had extended the remand for three of the four accused by 15 days. The police is keeping all the four accused in action who had sexually assaulted and extorted other women. According to police, these 4 accused were involved befriending college-going girls online, filming them after they met them in person, and blackmailing them later with the videos for money.

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