POLLS IN HARYANA UNDERWAY, POLLING FOR MAHARASHTRA ASSEMBLY POLLS UNDERWAY, JJP'S DUSHYANT CHAUTALA DRIVES TRACTOR TO VOTE, POLLING UNDERWAY IN 288 SEATS IN MAHARASHTRA, BYPOLLS IN 5 ASSEMBLY SEATS IN KERALA, HARSIMRAT HITS OUT AT PAK PM OVER KARTARPUR SERVICE FEE AND OTHER NEWS
Former union minister and senior leader of Congress party, Salman Khurshid, raised questions over the statements given by central government on India-China clash at LAC in Ladakh. Khurshid said, "First the Prime Minister said that nobody has come, nobody has taken our land, then there our statements saying that Chinese are withdrawing, but if nobody has come where are they withdrawing from? Why doesn't the government be a little more specific and a little more transparent in how things have developed since that very unfortunate incident in which our 20 brave soldiers lost their lives?" Disengagement process of both troops has taken place at most of the places in Eastern Ladakh, according to Indian Army sources.
BJP's state president, Ravinder Raina reacted on the deaths of former Bandipora BJP president Sheikh Wasim Bari, along with his father and brother by the terrorists. He said, "Pakistan's terrorists have done a cowardly act by killing Sheikh Wasim Bari Sahab and his brother Umar Sultan and his father. The terrorists attacked them from behind. Sheikh Wasim was a hard working member of BJP. He was a good son of Bharat Mata. The blood of our workers will not go in vain. We will take revenge for every drop of blood. Both Pakistan and its terrorists have to pay for this sin."
Amid rocketing fuel prices, Samajwadi Party staged a protest against the centre. To get government's attention, protestors put two-wheelers for sale. They demanded centre to take back the price hike and provide relief to the common man.
A BSP leader was shot dead by unidentified bike-borne assailants in UP's Kanpur. SSP of Kanpur City, Dinesh Kumar said, "Pintu Sanger was chased by four unknown youth, who opened fire on him as soon as he got out of the car. The police took the injured Pintu Sengar to the hospital where doctors declared him dead."
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati supported central government's announcement that no further expenditure on new scheme except PM Gareeb Kalyan Package and Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan Package and said that it's a welcome step but its benefit should go to poor. "Central Government said there will be no further expenditure on new schemes, except PM Gareeb Kalyan Package and Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan Package. It's a welcome step but its benefit should go to poor, labourers and unemployed people, which isn't happening," said Mayawati,
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati held BJP and Congress, both parties responsible for prevailing condition of migrant labourers. "BJP and Congress, both share equal responsibility for the current situation of the migrant workers. It would have been better if before announcing the COVID-19 lockdown, migrant workers would have been given some time and facilitated to their native places," said Mayawati.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati on May 16 expressed her condolences to the bereaved families of migrant labourers who killed in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya road accident. She said it's unfortunate that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's directions are not being taken seriously by officers because of which a big accident occurred in Auraiya. She said, "Y'day CM said that labourers who come to UP or pass through state, officers will make arrangements for their food, transit and shelter. It's unfortunate that CM's directions are not being taken seriously by officers because of which a big accident occurred in Auraiya: Mayawati." "I demand Chief Minister to take action against the officers who didn't fulfill their responsibilities. Families of those who were killed or injured in this accident should be provided financial assistance," she added. At least 24 labourers were killed and several injured after the truck they were travelling in, collided with another truck in Auraiya on May 16.
AMID THE NUMBER CRUNCH IN HARYANA THE RULING PARTY BJP HAS TO FACE A NECK AND NECK FIGHT WITH THE CONGRESS THOUGH THE BJP EMERGED AS THE LARGEST PARTY IN HARYANA GAINING MAXIMUM SEATS AND IS CONFIDENT..