Panic triggered by fake news led to migrants’ exodus: Govt
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 () The exodus of a large number of migrant workers was triggered by panic created by fake news regarding duration of the Covid-19 lockdown and their worry over adequate supply of basic facilities like food, water, shelter and healthcare, the junior home minister Nityanand Rai said in a written reply to Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
Rajya Sabha passed the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020 on September 23. Lok Sabha had passed the bill on September 21. Minister of State MHA Nityanand Rai in Rajya Sabha said that the bill is a law to ensure national and internal security. Rai said, "The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020 is a law for the national and internal security. Its main motive is to ensure that foreign funds don't dominate the political and social discourse of India." MoS MHA further said, "Experience says that many organizations attempted to hide their identity and were successful in doing that. The reason behind this is that they had no fear because their identity wasn't established completely. So Aadhaar card has been brought in to establish their identity."
'Seva Saptah' is being celebrated by the BJP ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday on September 17. As part of the celebration, 70 New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) workers were felicitated on September 16 for their contribution in the society. Ministers of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy and Nityanand Rai felicitated the NDMC workers. 'Seva Saptah' is being observed from Sep 14- Sep 20 as the Prime Minister will turn 70 on Sep 17.
Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai after attending meeting at BJP office in Patna on September 11seemed confident and said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will form government in Bihar with 220 seats. He said, "National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will form government in Bihar under the leadership of Nitish Kumar after winning 220 seats in the upcoming State Assembly elections. Earlier, BJP national president JP Nadda arrived in Patna on a two-day poll-related visit in the state. Assembly elections in Bihar are likely to be held by end of year.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), General Secretary, Bikram Singh Majithia participated in the nation-wide 'Bharat Bandh' protest in Amritsar against new farm bills. "If there is any misunderstanding between farmers towards the new farm bills, it is duty of government to address the farmers, we had expectation that the matter will be discussed via select committee and farmers' voice will be heard," said Majithia. On September 17, SAD leader and Lok Sabha MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned from the Union Cabinet, displaying her party's opposition to the bills.