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The outrage generated over BJP General Secretary Amit Shah's comments asking Jats in Muzaffarnagar to use the elections to seek revenge for the riots dominates front page headlines. " Congress wants Shah held, BJP says nation shares his view" reports the Indian Express. The Hindustan Times says that the Election Commission has asked the Chief Electoral Officer of Uttar Pradesh to obtain tapes of the speech.
Senior BJP leader L K Advani's support for the party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is highlighted in all the papers. The Mail Today reports him as saying "Modi not my protege, no Atalji but a brilliant events manager".
Electoral alignments are keenly tracked in the Press. The Hindustan Times reports "Congress-RJD alliance on verge of collapse". After the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid in Delhi endorsed the Congress, the Times of India writes "Bukhari brother sides with AAP".
The Hindu in a front page story draws attention to the massive rescue efforts on in a village in Villupuram in Tamil Nadu to save a three year old girl who fell into an abandoned borewell.
In news about the search operations for the Malaysian Airlines plane that had gone missing on its way to Beijing from Kualalumpur, the Tribune writes "Chinese ship detects pulse signal; could be from black box".
The Indian Express carries a portrait of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh painted by former US President George Bush now at display at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Dallas in the United States.
And finally, there is news of a remarkable ironic twist to history. The Asian age in a front page story reveals that DNA analysis show that Adolf Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have been of Jewish descent.