Hathras protest: NCP chief Pawar, Kerala CM Vijayan, DMK's Stalin slam UP police over scuffle with Rahul
Thursday, 1 October 2020 () Several leaders, including NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Kerala CM, on Thursday slammed the Uttar Pradesh police for the way they handled former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, while he was on his way to Hathras.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath continues to face fire from opposition parties over the Hathras case. Delhi Chief Minister lashed out at the UP government and said that while the crime in itself was heinous enough, the treatment meted out by the administration to the family of the victim...
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute to Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan at his residence in Delhi. Communist Party of India (CPI) general secretary D Raja, BJP MP Pragya Thakur and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar paid their last respect to Ram Vilas Paswan at the latter's residence. President of Republican Party of India (RPI) Ramdas Athawale, MoS Dr Jitendra Singh and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor also paid their tribute to Paswan. The mortal remains of Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) founder leader Ram Vilas Paswan was being taken to his residence from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on October 09. Paswan passed away at the age of 74 on October 08. He recently underwent heart surgery in Delhi. He has served as the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government. His son Chirag Paswan broke the news on his twitter account.
Tributes pour in for Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan who passed away on Thursday. President Ram Nath Kovind said 'nation lost a visionary leader'. Calling it a 'personal loss' PM Modi said he is 'saddened beyond words'. PM Modi said that he has lost a 'friend' and a 'valued colleague'. Home Minister Amit Shah paid his tribute to the Union Minister. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said Paswan had good relations with everyone. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman called paswan a 'seasoned leader'. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar called Paswan’s death a ‘personal loss’. West bengal CM Mamata Banerjee paid tribute to the Union Minister. NCP chief Sharad Pawar said he had long association with him as a parliamentarian. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal paid 'heartfelt condolences'.
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Ministry of External Affairs MoS V Muraleedharan lambasted on Rahul Gandhi for meeting journalist's Siddique Kappan family, who was arrested at the toll plaza in Uttar Pradesh, on his way to Hathras. He said that Congress leader is following the footstep of his party, which according to him "divides the country on the basis of demand raised by Muhammad Ali Jinnah". "Rahul Gandhi is following the same footsteps, by aligning with those forces, who are out to break the country into pieces. Out to create division in the society."He also said that the "assurance given by Gandhi to family of the PFI journalist is highly objectionable and deplorable."
Kamal Nath’s ‘item’ jibe at a BJP leader has led to a big war of words between the two parties ahead of the bypolls in Madhya Pradesh. Union Minister Smriti Irani questioned the Gandhi family and said that their silence on such issues is significant and added that the Gandhi family has always chosen to stay silent on such issues. Smriti Irani also said that there is no justification for the derogatory statements made by the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has also written to Sonia Gandhi demanding the removal of Kamal Nath from all party posts. Meanwhile, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh hit out at the BJP and said that their outrage is nothing more than drama. Singh said questioned the BJP leaders for their silence on the Hathras case. He said that no BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh had come out and spoken even when the Hathras victim’s body was cremated at night allegedly without her parents’ consent. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Indian National Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi intensified his attack on the Central government over the persisting tension with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. The Opposition leader was visiting his Lok Sabha constituency Wayanad in Kerala. He asked gathered reporters whether they had heard Prime Minister Narendra Modi mention China in his statements over the past couple of months. Gandhi said that forces of the neighbouring nation had occupied 1,200 sq km of Indian territory. Watch the full video for more.
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Former Maharashtra minister Eknath Khadse on Wednesday said he decided to quit the BJP and join the NCP as he realized that as long as Devendra Fadnavis was there in the saffron party, he would "never get justice". He also accused Fadnavis of playing "dirty politics" with him. The veteran leader alleged that social activist Anjali Damania had filed a molestation complaint against him and the police filed a case in that connection based on Fadnavis's instructions. State minister Jayant Patil on Wednesday announced that Khadse would join the ruling NCP on Friday. Khadse had won six consecutive elections from the Muktainagar seat in Jalgaon district. However, in 2019 he was denied a ticket by the party. His daughter, who was made a candidate, lost to Shiv Sena rebel Chandrakant Patil, who is said to have received support from BJP leaders who were against Khadse.
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Eknath Khadse sent his resignation to Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP's) president Chandrakant Patil on October 21. He wrote, "I am resigning from the primary membership of BJP due to personal reasons." Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil later said, "I got Eknath Khadse's resignation this morning and it has been accepted. We give him our best wishes for joining a new party." Addressing the press conference, Eknath Khadse said, "The then CM (Devendra Fadnavis) instructed police to register First Information Report (FIR) against me on false allegation of harassment by a woman. He said the case would be withdrawn later." "Inquiries for corruption were initiated against me in which I came clean. I suffered a lot in BJP," he added. "I will be joining the NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) on October 23," he further stated.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam held a candle light vigil in Chennai against the Hathras alleged gang-rape case on October 05. DMK workers came out on roads in large numbers to seek justice for the victim. Later, police detained DMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi along with few other party workers.
Farmers protest was joined by several political leaders across India. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh held a sit-in protest in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. Meanwhile, DMK President joined farmers protest in Tamil Nadu’s Kanchipuram. Farmers have been protesting across the nation over the three farm bills, now law. Farmers called for a ‘bandh’ in Karnataka, which was supported by JD(S) and Congress. Watch the full video for more details.
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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin took part in a protest against farm reforms in Tamil Nadu's Kanchipuram on Sep 28. The protest was staged in Keezhambi village. Protests have been intensified in the nation after Parliament passed farm bills, and the subsequent assent by President Ram Nath Kovind on September 27.
Opposition MPs protested in parliament premises against the agriculture bills. They held demonstrations in front of the Gandhi statue in parliament. They also took out a march from Gandhi statue Ambedkar statue in Parliament premises. Members of the Congress, Trinamool Congress, CPI, CPI-M, DMK, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Samajwadi Party and the NCP participated in the protest. They were carrying posters which read ‘save farmers, save workers, save democracy’. Opposition MPs are now set to meet President Kovind this evening to discuss the issue. They have also written to President Ram Nath Kovind, urging him not to sign the contentious Bills. Opposition has been critical of the agriculture bills while the government has said that farmers are being misled by the opposition. Opposition had earlier also demanded that their concerns be addressed by the government. The opposition has boycotted the parliament session against the passage of the agri bills and the suspension of eight opposition MPs for unruly behavior in the upper house on Sunday. Opposition had demanded revocation of their suspension. Watch the full video for all the details.
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In Uttar Pradesh's Meerut electricity bills can be deposited at government ration shops. The new process will take place from November. Supply Department prepared a plan to felicitate payments through POS (Point Of Sale) machines.District Supply Officer Neeraj Singh said, "Both customers and ration dealers will benefit from this new facility."
Speaking to media on October 22, ahead of Bihar elections, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav spoke on being asked about Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's poll speeches in Bihar. Yadav said, "It is not important for us who comes from which state with what issues. For Bihar elections, only issues like unemployment, poverty, migration etc. related to the state are relevant." he added.
In a drive against illegal mining, district administration of UP's Meerut made mine tags mandatory on vehicles transporting minerals. Mining Rights Officer said, "We have set-up a camp as Uttar Pradesh government has started this scheme to stop illegal mining."
Amid the border tension at Line of Actual Control in Ladakh between India and China, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on the matter."Did you hear him say anything on China, have you heard him say the word China over the last couple of months? Why do you think he's not saying it, because he doesn't want to take the attention of the people of this country to face that China has occupied our land. The Chinese has occupied 1200 square kilometer of our territory. I ask the Prime Minister when you are planning to remove the Chinese from Bharat Mata's territory? That is the most important issue right now," said Rahul Gandhi. Several rounds of diplomatic and military talks between the two countries have yet to yield a solution over border dispute.
Bihar Chief Minister today announced the seat-sharing arrangement with the BJP ahead of polls in the state. The Bihar BJP's seniormost leader Sushil Modi today condemned Chirag Paswan's move to spurn..