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under whose jurisdiction the alleged violence by police personel took place. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by ShevetaBhatia | Published: June 9,The film was made using only two computers and we cut cost wherever possible, tells Aviwho along with his partners completed engineering from SSIET Derabassi and set up their own firm Virtual Realms Productions Weve made architectural walk-throughsdone outsourcing work and designed in the pastbut making a movie was long due?and asserted that there can only be mergers.Replying to a volley of questions on a possible tie-up with Congress against the backdrop of its poll strategist Prashant Kishor meeting Mulayam and and himself later the Chief Minister said that a final decision on the alliance will be taken by the SP supremo and he can only give suggestions Akhilesh also suggested that Congress will have to accept that it may have to fight on a fewer number of seats than it wants in an alliance because a tie-up will not work out if it keeps thinking about “profit and loss” He also hit back at BSP chief Mayawati who had recently mocked him for calling her ‘bua’ saying her problem is that BSP is not in contention to capture power and added that he will no longer call her ‘bua’ (father’s sister) ALSO READ: To project united face Mulayam Akhilesh Shivpal Ram Gopal to break bread tomorrow Speaking at the HT Leadership Summit here Akhilesh (43) attacked the Modi government over demonetisation and took potshots at his rivals including Amar Singh within SP “It is a big dream” he quipped when asked if Amar Singh was also a contender for the Chief Minister’s post He however asserted that the murky infighting that put his uncle Shivpal Yadav against him is behind him and he “like Arjun is focusing on one goal which is to form government in the state again” It is for Congress which has projected Sheila Dikshit as its chief ministerial candidate to take a final decision on an alliance he said adding that Kishor had met him after meeting Mulayam “When there is an alliance somebody has to accept that he will get fewer number of seats (to contest) If you keep thinking about profit and loss then it will not work out Weare anyway going to form government again with a majority and if they (Congress) also come along then we will cross 300” he said Akhilesh said that he conveyed this to Kishor too “It (UP polls) is a big battle If the ally is good then we can sort out other parties” the Chief Minister said though he ruled out any alliance with BSP which he noted had formed government with BJP three times earlier and Mayawati “used to tie” Rakhi to some BJP leaders Attacking the central government he said it has made everybody stand in queue and wondered if this was the ‘achchhe din’ for which people had voted for Narendra Modi “It has harmed the economy” he said Attacking BJP and BSP SP’s main rivals in UP Akhilesh Yadav said one of them has made life difficult for people and forced them to break their piggy banks a reference to demonetization while another does not believe in speaking out His referring to Mayawati as ‘bua’ was not about personal but political relationship as people much senior to him in politics called her ‘Behen ji’ he said “I gave her more respect but she has not accepted it I will no longer call her ‘bua’” he said Asked about his bitter fight with ‘chacha’ Shivpal Yadav the UP Chief Minister quipped that there should be talk about “uncle” a reference to Amar Singh too Without naming him Akhilesh said Mulayam had brought him in party to strengthen it and his “language and behaviour should be in a manner that helps SP form the government again” Asked if he wanted to sack Amar Singh from the party he said “If I had been state president of the party I would have made a proposal and sent to neta ji (Mulayam)” He however did not elaborate on this Akhilesh was the state president before he was replaced by Shivpal Apparently attacking Amar Singh he said “if somebody brings a type-writer from outside” so that the decision of his removal could be faxed to him then he will not accept it To a question if he wanted to form his own party he said “in politics you should sack those from the party who want to sack you This is our party” Responding to BJP’s barb that demonetization had harmed SP as the alleged illicit money kept by it for the polls is no longer useful he said the decision will help his party as leaders and workers of other outfits will be forced to use cycle SP’s election symbol A grand alliance like Bihar is not possible in UP he added Asked about differences between him and his father he responded in lighter vein that he was a footballer whileMulayam was a wrestler He however insisted that all the infighting in his party had not made any impact on his government’s performance and cited the Metro work in Lucknow and Luchnow-Agra expressway as evidence He also supported West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her attack on the central government saying if anything happens in a state the Chief Minister should beinformed For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Udit Misra Amrith Lal | Published: April 14 2016 1:09 am Prof Pranab Bardhan Amit Mehra Related News Lack of adequate jobs in the economy may lead to “caste-wars” says Pranab Bardhan professor of Graduate School at the Department of Economics at the University of California Berkeley in a freewheeling interview to Udit Misra and Amrith Lal Edited excerpts Q: The Narendra Modi government is now close to completing two years in office How do you rate their performance especially on economic issues A: Let us start with economic issues though the damage done to our social fabric by RSS thugs is much more serious and we’ll come to that later I think this regime what I call the RSS-Modi regime has had a lot of hype Modi is a good spin master and he constructs catchy acronyms But we have to look beyond the hype Let me first start with what in the economic arena the government is doing right and then I will come to what they are doing wrong To begin with they are trying to do something about the ease of doing business and reducing red tape Though as usual Modi gets carried away and says we are now the best The truth is we are 130th in the world by the World Bank ranking on this matter It is also good that like Aadhaar for individuals they are trying to have unique enterprise IDs Similarly there are steps towards single window clearances There have also been some efforts to reduce the impact of inspector raj especially under the Factory Act Introducing the Bankruptcy code is also a step in the right direction But the code itself is not enough In many cases the courts will sit on them for years Courts need to be unclogged and essentially one needs judicial reforms This not an issue specific to the Modi regime It is a long-standing matter and previous governments too haven’t done enough This is a major hurdle for the Indian economy Similarly the initiative to have subsidised crop insurance is also a step in the right direction However one should not underestimate the technical preparation because ideally this would work only if you have satellite and other data to figure out the crop damages on a particular plot Doing this at a pan-India level is a huge exercise I don’t think any government as of now has the capability But a right step all the same We will have to wait and see how they are implemented Another example is the Skill India initiative to provide vocational training It has been there for a while though — wasn’t started by the Modi government — but little has happened Even now after two years the number of people enrolled in the skill programme is about 55 million The corresponding number in China is 90 million So we are still scratching the surface Then there are some programmes whether they like it or not are actually the continuation of the UPA programmes For instance Aadhaar Then their support for MGNREGA which is a welcome turnaround for the current regime In MGNREGA a major problem is the delay in wage payments and some cutbacks There are many parts of India where wages have not been paid for 6 months Not only are some poor people going through hardships because wages have not been paid but more importantly it undermines the very concept of MGNREGA That’s because MGNREGA Is a demand-based programme — that is if you demand work the government will have to give you work Landless workers who are denied payments will stop taking the programme seriously and as a result stop demanding work Then the demand for MGNREGA will fall And then the government might say “ Look there is no demand” The non-payments of wages was a problem in the last days of UPA rule as well The reduction of diesel and LPG subsidies is another step in the right direction a continuation of UPA policy Another step that was happening in the last days of UPA was coal auction Now the Modi government likes to claim that they are going about it in a big way but so far the amount earned from such auctions is a paltry amount Similarly a signature programme of Modi’s is Swachh Bharat But this too is a continuation of the UPA programme called Nirmal Bharat Probably they have built many more toilets now but millions of toilets had already been constructed in the UPA’s rule as well And instead of examining why those were not being used he poses for photos with a jhadu and builds many more This at a time when a neighbouring poorer country Bangladesh is almost free of open defecation I suspect our Hindu cultural taboos about cleaning toilets must be among the relevant factors in the non-use of toilets Similarly the Jan Dhan Yojana The financial inclusion programme was going on under UPA as well though not as vigorously In fact around 2008-09 when the government decided that MGNREGA payments will be made directly into bank accounts a large number of bank accounts for the poor were created Moreover one has to see how many of these accounts are active and how many are dormant I understand on half of the accounts created a debit card has not yet been issued Share This Article Related Article Q: One of the main failings of the UPA was on corruption and Modi came to power on the anti-corruption platform How has he fared on this count A: Modi has recently claimed that corruption has gone down What is the evidence First of all we are of course ignoring large scams like Vyapam in a BJP-ruled state Secondly some big corruption scams during UPA are related to high-priced minerals in the world market at that time One important reason was that there was a lot of money to be made on minerals The Bellary mining mafia mainly involved BJP ministers while the Congress was involved in [the united] Andhra Pradesh Now the mineral prices have crashed So it is not that people are more honest There is much less money to be made A corruption-tainted politician has again been chosen as the BJP leader in Karnataka The third point I want to make is about the staggering amount of money spent during the election campaign of 2014 I have seen estimates that suggest that the BJP spent around $1 billion in print and TV advertisements alone The total amount spent all inclusive is widely estimated to be near $5 billion I have no way of knowing how good those estimates are but who was paying these large sums of money Must be THE corporate sector But corporates are not in this for charity especially when you are talking about amounts of money spent that are unparalleled in India’s electoral history In some way or other this money has to be paid back There are innumerable ways the government particularly through relaxation of regulations are in payback process The main structural reason for large-scale corruption in India is election finances and as long as that remains with no election finance reform Modi’s claims about corruption should not be taken seriously Q: Transparency in election financing is not something that any political party including the BJP is willing to accept What do you make of it A: That’s true What one needs is effective auditing of party funds But forget auditing they don’t even want to come under the RTI Act In fact on corruption the last thing I’d mention is crony capitalism It can be seen from the stock market prices of certain companies For instance when it looked like Modi was winning the election what happened to Adani’s stock prices If crony capitalism continues I would count it as corruption and this source of corruption has not gone down In fact a World Economic Forum study for 2014-15 the first year of Modi shows that on an average Indian firms pay 50 per cent of total cost in real estate and infrastructure projects as bribes to get regulatory clearances Q: The typical retort would be that it is just the first year A: Then why do they claim that there is no corruption Do the really think that by some miraculous process the 50% figure is much less now Q: Another key feature of the Modi rule has been the stress on Federalism both co-operative and competitive But has federalism really strengthened A: let us ignore the recently imposed Indira-Gandhi-like president’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand IT is a peculiar thing THAT Modi goes on talking about federalism and yet his tendency is to centralise all power in the PMO Everyone knows that ministers do not have power The recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission a constitutional body on increased tax transfers have to be accepted and no government can claim credit for that But as an example of the difference between what he says and actually does on federalism just recall how Modi announced the special package for Bihar in a public election rally–“Fifty thousand no take eighty thousand or may be one lakh twenty thousand crores” he shouted in an auction-like process None of the Bihar officials were consulted on this and this is what I call federalism Modi-style This is not federalism This is more like a king giving largesse to his subjects So I find that Modi’s inherent inclinations are not towards federalism Secondly my sense is that in states where governance is not as strong the extra money from the 14th FC will be misused in paying salaries especially due to the 7th Pay Commission dispensations Thirdly just look at how many cesses and surcharges have been levied not just in this budget but also in the previous budgets presented by the Modi and the preceding governments The important thing about a cess is that you dont have to share it with the states So it is opposite to federalism According to estimates I have seen the total amount of such cesses and surcharges is now about Rs 25 lakh crore It is a huge amount and coming to a large percentage of the total transfers from the [Centre to the states] Number four is Niti Aayog which is supposed to be our organ for co-ordination with states But Niti Aayog did not inherit some of the financial allocation powers that the erstwhile Planning Commission had Those have been now given to the finance ministry And that is why quite a few non-BJP CMs dont take Niti Aayog seriously So if the main purpose of Niti Aayog is to ensure coordinated Centre-state relations and activities then there is already a constitutionally mandated body called the Inter-state Council But no one takes it seriously In fact I am told that bureaucrats regard it being a punishment posting I hope bureaucrats dont start seeing the Niti Aayog in the same manner soon So I am not so hopeful about Niti Aayog Q: Another important issue that has come into sharp focus is that of job creation in the economy and the aspirations of the youth Towards the end of the UPA growth had faltered and job creation was a key demand among the electorate How far has the Modi government succeeded in this regard A: To me the lack of adequate job creation is the most serious problem in the economy Mr Modi rightly or wrongly inspired a large number of young people especially in Bihar and UP that he is going to replicate the Gujarat model in the rest of India and create many jobs First of all that was a hoax The Gujarat model had high growth but it wasn’t a model of job creation Nor was it a model of social welfare Tamil Nadu is much better See what Modi did as a CM in Gujarat was to give capital subsidies to certain companies — Reliance Essar and Adani among them All these were in highly capital-intensive sectors such as petroleum refinery and petrochemicals So a very significant part of Gujarat’s high growth is not in labour-intensive and as such job-creating sectors Frankly to be fair to Modi no one has the power to create the number of jobs that are required in India We often talk with reference to Modi primarily because he claimed he will create jobs and appealed to the aspiring youth It is the most alarming economic issue in India today Estimates suggest every month 1 million people enter the non-agriculture labour force and only a tiny fraction of these get jobs Very soon these young people are going to get disgruntled Coming as I do from West Bengal I see what is going to happen in the rest of India especially North India West Bengal had been de-industrialising for quite some time and there werent enough jobs So where did all these young people go They go into all kinds of unproductive and even semi-criminal occupations They join the local neighbourhood mafia There are “syndicates” in West Bengal which control the supply of building materials There are other forms OF extortion and these may spread to UP and Bihar because jobs are not being created That’s why I call it a ticking time bomb Q: Is that the reason why we are seeing so two diametrically opposite demands — one for removal of all reservations in government jobs and another for reservation even in the private sector A: Yes that’s the other ticking time bomb and the consequences of the two will be explosive Why do the Jats the Patidars and the Marathas want reservations for themselves despite their being dominant castes while reservations were originally about remedying discrimination What happens is that even though these are dominant castes a large number of young people even within these groups are not getting jobs As these dominant castes cry out for reservations the already designated backward castes are not going to take it lying down So I see a distinct possibility of a caste war — and this is due to long-term structural issues Modi or no Modi any government will face it The growing strife over reservations is related to lack of jobs Q: The obvious question would be what can India do to create more jobs A: I am not sure there is an easy solution to this Economists have not done enough research on to this China has succeeded in labour-intensive industrialisation But why is that when China moved on to other things the labour-intensive industries have moved on to Bangladesh Vietnam and Cambodia instead of India Some economists and the financial media blame it all on our labour laws As I wrote in a column (‘The labour reform myth’ The Indian Express August 23 2014) labour law reform might help a little but not much The garment industry in Bangladesh employs a lot of women Why have we not been able to replicate that I have looked at the garment industry data for both formal and informal sectors together for India Now labour laws require you to seek government permission in lay-off if you had hired more than 100 people So I expected to see in the data some bunching just before 100 say 98 or 95 employees as a mark of labour laws holding back growth and job creation But I found no such bunching Instead the bunching was around 8 employees Think about the 8 employee firm — perhaps our neighbourhood tailor — and my question is: What prevents it from becoming an 80-employee firm Not labour laws More likely is that the 80-employee firm will have to use some power equipment for which a regular and reliable supply of electricity is essential Or roads and marketing facilities So yes labour laws can be a constraint but I don’t think that in India that is the binding constraint One way out short of providing enough infrastructure is to arrange for wage subsidies which encourage more labour use Q: You have outlined some of the steps in the right direction started or continued by the Modi government Are there any steps in the wrong direction this government has taken A: Yes I’ll give two examples One has to do with the environment regulations There are a lot of quiet and non-transparent watering down of such regulations and weakening of tribal land rights given under the Forest Rights Act for helping mining and other companies (including Adani Minerals) Similarly the wings of the National Green Tribunal are being clipped The more important mistake is on the healthcare policy front Earlier in the national health mission there was some talk of going towards universal healthcare But now the push is all towards private health insurance So we are definitely going for the wrong and expensive US model and away from the UK and French or if you forget rich countries even away from Thailand’s model which has universal healthcare Already you have horror stories under the current RSBY There have been many cases of very young women getting an unnecessary hysterectomy done in private clinics There are unnecessary medication and surgeries supported by private doctors who want to cash in on the government subsidy on the private health care This will also turn attention from the main problems of lack of public health and sanitation facilities that are behind many diseases for the poor people Q: Moving away from the economic issues what do you make of the political developments in India especially with the whole debate on intolerance and treatment of minorities and Dalits A: Modi has said that the Constitution is a “Holy Book” for him even as RSS thugs (both in and outside government) trash the basic ideas and rights embedded in the Constitution Most of the time Modi is silent Occasionally he breaks his silence but even then HE utters nothing but hollow homilies which make it clear to the RSS thugs that he connives In public he asks them not to fall into the Opposition’s trap As if the Opposition trapped them You go and lynch people and say that the Opposition trapped you to do such lynching and vigilante violence Unfortunately parts of the media are playing an ugly role today they are now exciting the lynch mobs Q: Why do you think Modi has been so uncharacteristically silent on such matters A: Of course there is speculation why he is silent He keeps saying vikas vikas vikas although there is less chest thumping of his 56-inch chest these days I feel he is silent because he needs the RSS foot soldiers for winning elections He needs them to knock door to door and do the legwork for him So he doesn’t want to alienate them Also and Amit Shah is an expert in this they have figured out that in some areas of India polarisation helps the majoritarian party More and more of the Hindu majority will get insecure if you create enough communal suspicion in their minds We have seen this in Assam election and it’ll come in a much bigger way in UP elections So Modi needs the RSS Also whether it is beef or love-jihad or whatever he needs them more to divert attention from the fact that he cannot provide enough jobs On all these matters Modi is too timid to face uncomfortable questions from the press He is comfortable with only one-way twitters Q: Beyond the immediate concerns are there some long-term issues that you spot A: Yes there are structural issues that need to be tackled Of course I am speaking from the point of view of people who adhere to some basic liberal values and have faith in the Constitution The RSS doesn’t trust our Constitutional values India is facing what I call forces of long-term institutional decay And these issues will continue for some time irrespective of the government in power unless we as people turn them around Let me give a few examples which were issues even during the UPA regime The first aspect of such institutional decay is a culture of impunity You can vandalise you can do vigilante violence you can create hate and intimidation and you usually do not get punished The police will look the other way especially if you belong to the ruling party whichever party by the way I am not talking about Modi alone; it’s happening under most ruling parties in the states We have weakened the institutions like the police and the bureaucracy And people have now accepted this as the norm This lack of belief in the rule of law is a sign of long-term institutional decay Similarly even though we believe in rights we do not believe in individual rights We believe in group rights So if I say something or write a book or make a film or come up with an art exhibition any of which may possibly however remotely offend some group then no one in India bothers about trampling my individual rights This is true even though our Constitution emphasised fundamental individual rights The third example is and this has been going on for years that all governments in India think that since they have given the money for education therefore they have the right to control educational institutions Let me give you the example of the university where I teach — the University of California at Berkeley which happens to be one of the topmost universities in the world But unlike most other top universities of the world it is a public university It is funded by taxpayers but if the government tries to so much even raise a finger about any decision by the university the whole campus will protest No politician can say that since we give the money we can control – this is not how public universities are to be run But in India it is the opposite In fact one of Mamata’s minister’s said this — we give the money therefore we have the right to control The same is the attitude of Smriti Irani at the Centre This is the surest way of destroying education We are busy mapping the height and weight of the flag pole to hoist the national flag and so on This is an attitude shared by all governments in India including the Congress and the Left The only difference with the RSS-Modi government is that this government seems to have an unusually large supply of bigots charlatans and morons The last aspect in this regard is about the two conflicting elements in our democracy: One is the participatory aspects and the other is about the procedural aspects Our democracy is rather weak when it comes to respect for human rights — I will not dwell on the atrocious abuse of human rights in Kashmir Northeast and in the jungles of Central India that happen on a daily basis But even if we ignore these we still have one of the largest numbers of undertrials in India Mostly poor people have been rotting in jails without any trials So I regard Indian democracy rather a sham in some essential aspects of democracy The aspects of democracy that are vigorous in India are elections and political competition But even that political competition is more and more constrained by the excessive use of money So in terms of depth Indian democracy is rather shallow but in term of breadth democracy has spread wide The latter with more and more people participating is very uplifting to see But this has happened at the expense of some procedural aspects – the laws the institutions Mr Lalu Prasad Yadav was very candid when he was being taken to the jail after being convicted of the fodder scam He said he may have lost in the court of law but he has won in the court of the people This is born out of group pride When charges of corruption abound about low-caste leaders their supporters would justify it they say that all this time the upper castes have looted the system now it is “our turn” We are participating by taking our turn in trashing the institutions of governance Q: Is this a matter of time then Would things improve after a certain amount of time A: V S Naipaul in his book “A million mutinies now” says that it is just a matter of time He says when the new groups come in the beginning they do not behave well but over time they learn to play by the rules But I do not agree with Naipaul because there are some irreversibilities in institutional decay Moreover India is such a cauldron of heterogenous groups that by the time one group settles down another comes up Q: But some people now make the argument for instance when a Greenpeace activist was deplaned last year that the economic security of the country is more important that individual rights A: But who gained by deplaning her Q: Well the argument is that the country’s prestige gained A: You mean by stopping her from criticising us our prestige gained On matters of a country’s prestige let me give you an example Several months back Modi said that god Ganesha represents an advance in plastic surgery in ancient India When the Prime Minister of a country says such things it’s a day of national shame It makes India the laughing stock of the world What happened to the country’s prestige then But Modi has every right to say such things; no one would propose arresting Modi for being ‘anti-national’ People used to say that patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel In the RSS-Modi regime it has become the first refuge of the scoundrel This is just a way of diverting attention from the real issues They don’t realise that they are trying to make India like a Hindu Pakistan Q: There is an increasing sense that all debate is useless that debate per se could be construed as anti-national It is quite revealing how illiberal many of our fellow countrymen are A: Well debate may involve dissent Those who are worried about this often suffer from an inferiority complex a fear complex It is related to the apprehension among some who think that liberalism makes us weak debate makes us weak So they argue let’s unify and go for a strong leader This is essentially an anti-liberal mindset At the same time the Hindu Right correctly points out that the left and liberals are vocal in criticising Hindu extremism but on Muslim extremism they do not come out as strongly Similarly why is the Muslim Personal Law much more backward in India compared to even Bangladesh The left-liberal position on this arises out of a concern It is like the American liberals’ reluctance to criticise the blacks as the blacks are in a minority It is about being protective about the minorities Q: But is that backfiring now A: Yes My own position is that when something wrong happens it should be criticised regardless of religious or other group distinctions Q: Today that very same logic is being applied by the mob standing outside saying that their nationalistic sentiments are being hurt A: Well democracy can’t run like that If my neighbour cooks beef and my sentiments are hurt so what Go to hell He is not asking me to eat it There is no end to such possible hurt Q: About the Left’s position in West Bengal A: The Left is badly off We did a study on why the Left lost in 2011 It was published in EPW in 2014 and covered a random sample of about 90 villages We found that it wasn’t just the Singur and Nandigram effect The bigger complaint that people had was about local tyranny The TMC is doing exactly the same thing though It is again about not having enough jobs the youth gets sucked into a neighbourhood mafia extorting people The Left leadership was left high and dry because as soon as they lost the local mafia shifted en masse to the TMC camp which Mamata then nursed assiduously through large subsidies to various clubs and youth associations And the Left has not been able to build back organisationally Let’s see if the opportunistic alliance with congress will compensate for this organisational deficiency [email protected] For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: ANI | New Delhi | Published: July 3 2016 3:06 pm AAP MLA Naresh Yadav has been booked for allegedly ‘desecrating’ Quran (Source: File) Top News Asserting that the charges against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Naresh Yadav for allegedly desecrating the Quran were extremely serious the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday called for strict action after a thorough probe into the matter Speaking to ANI in New Delhi SAD leader Manjeet Singh called on the AAP to maintain caution as they proceeded with their campaign since Punjab is a border area “Right from the 80’s Punjab has seen many problems First the Guru Granth Saheb was disrespected and now Quran Sharif is being desecrated AAP is welcome to fight the elections however they should not create any troubles there” Singh said Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Talking about AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal who is all set to roll out his party’s “youth manifesto” on Sunday at the start of his three-day Punjab tour Singh added that the Chief Minister must first focus on fixing the problems of the national capital and then branch out to other states “He should first control the youth of Delhi He had tried to defame the youth of Punjab in drug issue Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal are defaming the youth of Punjab regarding drugs For mere votes these people have defamed the people of Punjab who have stood for the country” Singh said Earlier the fresh charges against (AAP) MLA Naresh Yadav for allegedly desecrating the Quran by the Sangrur Police in Punjab came as a major blow to the party which is gearing for the 2017 polls in the state Yadav was on Saturday named in an FIR related to a recent case of alleged ‘desecration’ of the Quran The Sangrur Police booked Yadav after the alleged mastermind in the case Vijay Kumar disclosed that he had desecrated the Quran at the behest of the Mehrauli MLA and 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