(REOPENS DEL34)(REOPENS DEL34) Rahul Gandhi attacked the Prime Minister saying he has not “fulfilled” the promises made to people and said the poor, youth and labourers will tell if he did so. He said Modi has been Prime Minister of the country for over a year-and-a-half and farmers were looking at him and the state chief minister to mitigate their sufferings. “Have you seen a single selfie of the Prime Minister with a farmer, labourer or an unemployed. “I want to tell the Prime Minister and the chief minister that India will be weak if its farmers are weak,” he said. The Congress leader was in Saharanpur today for a Kisan Padyatra. Starting from village Pilakhni, he walked to villages Harda khedi, Sikrikalan and Patni and interacted with farmers along the foot march. Meanwhile, at the Congress briefing in New Delhi, party spokesman R P N Singh targetted the Samajwadi Party for the lavish birthday celebrations for party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. This was done at a time when 50 districts in Uttar Pradesh are facing drought. He said that while the ruling party in UP was busy in the celebrations, Rahul Gandhi is amid the farmers in the state to take up their cause. Replying to a question on the Ram temple issue, he said that BJP has always utilised the matter to gain votes in elections. PTI SKC SPG RG
Arsenal Cech furious with officials after penalty denies Arsenal at West Brom Joe Wright 03:43 1/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Arsenal West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal West Bromwich Albion Premier League The Gunners were denied a win at The Hawthorns by a late penalty call that left their goalkeeper incensed with the officiating Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech slammed referee Mike Dean after the Gunners were denied a win at West Brom by a controversial late penalty decision.Arsene Wenger’s side looked set to escape a disappointing clash at The Hawthorns with all three points after Alexis Sanchez’s free-kick deflected in off James McClean with only seven minutes left.However, Calum Chambers was penalised for blocking a Kieran Gibbs cross with his hand, allowing Jay Rodriguez to snatch an equaliser from the penalty spot in the 89th minute. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The incident came just 24 hours after Jose Mourinho complained about Craig Pawson’s decision not to give Manchester United a spot-kick in their 0-0 draw with Southampton, when Maya Yoshida denied Jesse Lingard a chance at goal by blocking the ball with a raised arm.Wenger, who was taking charge of a record 811th Premier League game, was spoken to by Dean for his remonstrations on the touchline and confronted the referee in the tunnel after the final whistle.Cech was also booked after the match after approaching the officials and the 35-year-old was left nonplussed by the decision.”I got a yellow card for saying that it was not a handball,” a visibly furious Cech told Sky Sports. “We have a meeting with the referees at the start of every season, and every time we say that the player is too close to the ball [in such an incident] for it to be a handball.”So, I asked him why he changed his opinion to give the penalty when every time we have these meetings they say it will not be a penalty. So he booked me and it is most disappointing because he could have told me why. He just walked away and gave me a yellow card.”Asked what Dean said to Cech in reply, the keeper said: “Nothing. I expect when I walk to the referee with respect and ask a question that he answers me in a normal way.”The result lifts Arsenal above Tottenham and into fifth place, although they have played a game more than their local rivals, while they are three points behind Liverpool in fourth.