LATE CITY, 20 PAGES, AHMEDABAD, `4.00 ● WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM TheIndian EXPRESS DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE CONSTITUTION BENCH CALLS FOR FULL DISCLOSURE BY CANDIDATE, PARTY SC leaves it to Parliament: Bar from polls those who face serious criminal charges 5-judge Bench cites limitations on getting into law-making, but underlines ‘nation eagerly waits for such legislation’ ANANTHAKRISHNAN G Taking Forward Gujarat NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 25 A RED initiative appears in today’s edition of The Indian Express. This magazine is an initiative of the marketing solutions team of The Indian Express Group and contains content paid for by advertisers. The magazine should be read as an advertisement. THE SUPREME Court Tuesday said it was not within its powers to disqualify politicians facing criminal cases from contesting elections and recommended to We will not let IL&FS collapse, says LIC, largest shareholder Parliament to enact “a strong law” to deal with this since “the nation eagerly waits for such legislation” to “usher in an era ofimmaculate, spotless, unsullied and virtuous Constitutional democracy”. “Though criminalisation in politics is a bitter manifest truth, which is a termite to the citadel of democracy, be that as it may, the Court cannot make the law,” a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra ruled. The judgment came on a batch of petitions and applications filed by NGO Public Interest RULING ON AADHAAR LAWYER-LAWMAKER ACT TODAY CAN PRACTISE A CONSTITUTION Bench will rule Wednesday on the challenge to the Constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. Verdict was reserved in May. P 5, 12 THE SUPREME Court Tuesday ruled that lawyers elected as lawmakers can practise as advocates since they were not full-time salaried employees. P 5 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AN EXPRESS SERIES PART I ‘I have been called a sweeper, it hurts... this is a temple, I am doing God’s work’ Failing at home, Cong looks at coalition abroad, it’s a burden: PM MILIND GHATWAI BHOPAL, SEPTEMBER 25 HITTING BACK at the Congress, which continues to attack his party and government over the Rafale deal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said the Congress was looking for support outside the country after failing to stitch together a coalition within India. In an apparent reference to a tweet by former Pakistan minister Rehman Malik, who had said that Rahul Gandhi will be “next PM of India if he follows ‘Jet Gate’ properly”, Modi asked if some other country will decide who will be India’s Prime Minister. “Congress party Hindustan me gathbandhan karne main safal nahi ho rahi hai. Aur agar mil bhi jaaye to ye mel milap sambhav nahi dikhta hai. Aur isliye Bharat ke bahar gathbandhan khoja ja raha hai. Duniya ke koi desh ab ye tay karenge ki Hindustan me Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bhopal, Tuesday. PTI pradhan mantri kaun banega? (The Congress party has not been successful in forming a coalition in the country. Even if it finds someone, the coalition does not look probable. That’s why allies are being searched for outside India. Will some country decide who will be CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 AANCHAL MAGAZINE & SUNNY VERMA 10 NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 25 STATE-RUN LIFE Insurance Corp of India (LIC), the largest shareholder in debt-laden Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), on Tuesday said that the infrastructure company will not be allowed to collapse and that all options were on the table towards that objective. “We will all try to see that it does not collapse,” LIC chairman V K Sharma said after a meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to discuss the implications of the default on debt repayment by IL&FS group companies. The meeting was also attended by Reserve Bank of India deputy governor Viral V Acharya and State Bank of India chairman Rajnish Kumar. When asked about the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY MAHATMA SWACHH BHARAT This October 2 is Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. And the fourth of Swachh Bharat Mission, the flagship cleanliness programme. The Indian Express reporters fan out across the country to city, town and village that marked milestones in the Mahatma’s journey. To bring you stories of the footsoldiers of Swachh Bharat, women and men, whose job it is to wipe, mop and dust where Mahatma Gandhi once walked. PHOTO GALLERY www.indianexpress.com Photos by PARTHA PAUL TOMORROW CHAURI CHAURA THE EDITORIAL PAGE Rhetoric and reality BY CHRISTOPHE JAFFRELOT Will bring in law to ensure industries provide 80% jobs to Gujaratis: Rupani BELIAGHATA, KOLKATA: MAHATMA GANDHI STAYED HERE IN COUNTDOWN TO AUGUST 15, 1947 Rinku Dey, 42, Contract worker Salary: `3,000 Shift: 10 am-5 pm Cleans: Eight rooms, hall, verandah, front yard, garden ESHA ROY KOLKATA, SEPTEMBER 25 IT WAS an unlikely choice for Rinku Dey. She was trained as a nurse with a degree in Hindustani classical music. But for the last ten years, she has been working as a cleaner at Hyderi Manzil in Kolkata’s Beliaghata, the place where Mahatma Gandhi stayed in the countdown to Independence. With the nation marking the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary on October 2, Rinku is one of the countless footsoldiers on the ground of Swachh Bharat, the flagship initiative launched four years ago to turn Gandhi’s vision of cleanliness into reality. For the 42-year-old, who is employed by a private contractor on behalf of the West Bengal Public Works Department, this choice was an act of love — for her husband. “When I got married, my husband was the only staffer at Hyderi Manzil. He would look after everything, from the garden to the cleaning to guarding the property. Seeing him sweep broke my heart, so I offered to do it in his place,’’ says Rinku. Hyderi Manzil is now Gandhi Bhavan, and Rinku’s eight-hour work, which starts at 10 am, includes dusting the exhibit cases, sweeping and mopping the eight rooms and the large hall in the building, sweeping the front yard of the complex and tending to the garden once a week. CONTINUED ON PAGE 9 HYDERI MANZIL On August 15, 1947, Mahatma Gandhi was in Kolkata, having left Delhi in the wake of the violence that preceded Partition, to travel in riot-hit eastern India. He moved to Hyderi Manzil in Beliaghata, which had witnessed largescale violence, on August 12 at the request of H S Suhrawardy, the then Bengal premier. When his attempts to bring peace failed, Gandhi embarked on an indefinite hunger strike on September 1. After 73 hours, on September 4, the rioters, Mahatma Gandhi at Hyderi Manzil both Hindus and Muslims, surrendered their arms before the Mahatma. Days later, Gandhi set out for Delhi. AVINASH NAIR AHMEDABAD, SEPTEMBER 25 CRITICISING THE Congress for demanding “allowance” for unemployed youths in the state, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday said that his government will soon introduce a law that mandates industries set up in the state to ensure that 80 per cent of the workforce are Gujaratis. State government officials said the government is trying to finetune the definition of “domicile” in the state. “Those who set up business in Gujarat, including the service sector, will have to ensure that 80 per cent of the jobs are given to Gujaratis. The state government is in the process of making such a law,” Rupani said at an event in which he gave away “agreement letters” to over 8,500 youths under the Mukhyamantri Apprenticeship Yojana. Apart from locals comprising 80 per cent of the workforce, the state government also plans to ensure that 25 per cent of those hired are from the area or region where the industry is set up, Rupani said. “We are bringing such a law. This will provide benefits to the local residents, including local engineers, computer-literates etc,” he said. In April 2017, The Indian Express had reported that 92 per cent of the workforce (total 8.23 lakh jobs) were locals in about 4,700 large industrial units in the private sector in Gujarat. In the state government-controlled establishments, the percentage of locals was as high as 98.9. According to a government resolution passed in March 1995, locals are defined as people living in the state for the last 15 years. The criterion has now been reduced to seven years. As per the original resolution, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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