Congress may rope in Prashant Kishor for 2022 Punjab election
Saturday, 26 September 2020 Pollster Prashant Kishor may get to manage Congress in the Punjab elections scheduled for early 2022. Party sources said CM Amarinder Singh is in talks with the former JD(U) member and election strategist, and a decision may be announced soon.
[NFA] A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday proposed a $908 billion COVID relief bill that would fund measures through March 31, but it hasn't been embraced by the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Colette Luke has more.
America's top U.S. economic officials urged Congress on Tuesday to provide more help for small businesses amid fears that a vaccine may not arrive in time to prevent a surging coronavirus pandemic from inflicting more damage to the economy. Conway G. Gittens reports.
On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discussed the impending COVID stimulus package. McConnell said there is "no reason" Congress can't quickly agree a new round of coronavirus stimulus. Business Insider reports that Democrats and Republicans have been at an impasse for months. Republicans wants a smaller deal while Democrats looking for more. Congress is meeting for a short session due to end by Christmas, and also has to avert a government shutdown.
A heated argument reportedly broke out between protesting farmers and Congress workers in Delhi. Cadre of the main Opposition party had set up tents at the Nirankari Samagam ground in Delhi's Burari to serve food to farmers. However, the protestors reportedly objected to posters of political parties being put up at the site. Congress claimed that those who objected to the posters were actually Aam Aadmi Party workers, as per reports. Farmers from multiple states have travelled to Delhi to protest against 3 recent agri-reform laws. While some are demonstrating at the government-designated Burari ground, others have camped at various points along the Delhi border to pressurise the government. Watch the full video for more.
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on December 02 hit out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's initiative of establishing a new 'film city' in his state and said that it is not easy to shift Mumbai's film city to another place. "Yogi ji is a saint. I have seen him with actor Akshay Kumar. It is not easy to shift Mumbai's film city to another place. The film industry in south India is also big, there're film cities in West Bengal and Punjab too. Will Yogi Ji also visit these places and talk to directors or artists there or is he going to do so only in Mumbai?" asked Raut. UP CM Yogi Adityanath, who is in Mumbai, met actor Akshay Kumar on December 01 where they discussed possibilities of film shoot in the northern state. CM Yogi Adityanath attended listing of Rs 200 crore Lucknow Municipal bond at BSE.
Farmers continued their protests against the farm laws on December 01. Speaking to ANI, farmer leader and national spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), Rakesh Tikait said, "Government has called the Punjab delegation at 3 pm. Later, the government will hold meeting with delegations from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi at 7:00 pm today." "We all want final decision on the matter," he added.