Maya names first-time MP, a Brahmin, as BSP’s LS chief
Thursday, 16 January 2020 Making the fifth change in the leadership of her party in Lok Sabha in less than a year, BSP chief Mayawati has now appointed first time MP Ritesh Pandey (38), a foreign educated Brahmin from Ambedkarnagar, to head the party in the lower house. Pandey has replaced Danish Ali, who joined BSP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and was being perceived as the party’s Muslim face.
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,
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."
Union Minister of Jal Shakti and BJP MP from Jodhpur, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on June 29 helped two persons, who met an accident in Shergarh. Shekhawat was on his way to visit his Lok Sabha constituency when he encountered the scene, and decided to help.
The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) Member of Parliament (MP), K Raghu Rama Krishna Raju wrote a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. He requested armed security for himself from central forces. While speaking to ANI, K Raghu Rama Krishna Raju said, "I have received threats and police have become silent spectators." "I tried to lodge a complaint but police were reluctant. So, I decided to write to speaker," he added.
On the occasion of sixth International Yoga Day, several union ministers performed yoga on June 21. Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi performed yoga in Delhi. Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan performed yoga with his family in Delhi. Union Minister for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel also performed yoga at Delhi's Purana Qila. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar also performed yoga in Delhi. Minister of State (MoS) for AYUSH Shripad Naik performed yoga in Goa's Panaji. Meanwhile, Member of Parliament of Lok Sabha, Pragya Singh performed yoga in MP's Bhopal.
Uttar Pradesh Police made interesting developments in the fake teacher case where a woman named Anamika Shukla had withdrew salary of Rs 1 crore over a period of 13 months by showing to work as a teacher at 25 different schools simultaneously. Police has now arrested a woman named Anita Devi from Mainpuri, from where Shukla hails, over charges of working under the name of Anamika Shukla using forged documents, informed Alok Priyadarshi, Superintendent of Police, Ambedkar Nagar.
Harmonious coexistence and regards for other religions is an integral part of Indian ethos. And as a result, examples of communal harmony can be witnessed in every nook and corner of the country. One such example was witnessed in the Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh, where in an effort to contain coronavirus, a Muslim man developed a contactless sensor bell for a Hindu temple in the state.
Chandigarh Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjay Baniwal was felicitated by Muslim clerics for his work amid coronavirus pandemic. The felicitation programme took place in city's Sector 45 on June 12. Chandigarh SSP Nilambari Jagadale was also felicitated by clerics. Burail area mosque management awarded them for their continuous efforts amid COVID-19 outbreak.
As the Indian government is busy battling coronavirus pandemic, the citizens too are not behind in extending their support and making sure that the poor survive even through these hard times. People across faiths have been coming to the forefront and helping the needy. Similar scene can be witnessed at a National Highway 2 in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh where a Hindu and a Muslim man are working together, distributing food packets and other necessary items especially to the migrants passing by. In a bid to ward off hunger woes, various individuals and organisations across the country have been distributing food and grocery items to the needy since the Prime Minster has imposed nationwide lockdown. Two among them are Kanpur's Amit Pandey and Sohaib Ahmad who have been working relentlessly to distribute food and other necessary items to the migrants who are passing through the National Highway. Their act is not just a wonderful example of humanity but also showcases the harmonious coexistence of different faiths in the country. Though working in different groups, their motive is same that is to help the migrants in meeting few of their necessities.