Modi 'finishing' farmers and labourers with new farms laws: Rahul Gandhi
Monday, 5 October 2020 () Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was finishing "farmers and labourers" with the three farms laws just as he had small shopkeepers with demonetisation and GST. Addressing a gathering in this Punjab town, Gandhi also asked the BJP-led Centre why it was in a hurry to bring the laws when there was a pandemic on.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with other party workers attended 'Kisan Bachao Rally' in Sangrur on October 05. Chief Minister of Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh addressed the rally. He said, "The law is made. The bills have been passed in the Parliament. But who says that an amendment cannot be...
The Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar slammed Congress leader P Chidambaram's demand to bring back Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. "Can Congress party mention it in their manifesto for Bihar Elections? They know that decision of abrogation of Article 370 was welcomed by the people of the country," said Prakash Javadekar. The Minister also hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and said that be it any topic, he likes to appreciate Pakistan and China. "Congress leader Rahul Gandhi too, in his speeches, praises Pakistan. Be it any topic, he likes to appreciate Pakistan and China. This is the point of view of Congress party," Prakash Javadekar added.
Equity benchmark indices were up with a slight positive bias on Monday ahead of crucial Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting to be chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. At 10:10 am, the BSE S and P Sensex was up by 219 points or 0.54 per cent at 40,728 while the Nifty 50 gained by 67 points or 0.57 per cent at 11,981. Among stocks, ITC rose by 3.78 per cent. Kotak Bank was up by 1.90 per cent and Infosys by 1.74 per cent. However, the stocks trading with a negative bias were JSW Steel, Tata Motors, GAIL, Tata Steel and Heromotocop. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will chair Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting through video conferencing on Monday. The meeting is scheduled to take place at 4 pm. The Minister is also scheduled to address a press conference on economic issues at 12.30 pm today. On October 5, the GST Council at its 42nd meeting had decided to extend the levy of compensation cess beyond the transition period of five years for such period as may be required to meet the revenue gap
Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi during a 'Kisan Bachao Rally' in Patiala came down heavy on BJP-led government over battle against COVID-19. Gandhi said, "Today ask any shopkeeper, any businessmen that what happened due to GST, they will say that we are destroyed, we got ruined and even today they don't know how to file GST. PM Narendra Modi just wants to benefit 2-3 big businessmen of our country through demonetization, GST and COVID." While commenting on government's plan of action towards corona, Rahul said, "He said we will win the battle against COVID-19 in 22 days. Have 22 days passed? If we were to win this battle in that much time then why are we wearing masks today and hiding our faces?"
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on October 04 during a press conference in Panaji said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a bigger thought for the nation. Highlighting the thought, Javadekar said, "Due to GST we got one nation, one tax, with farm laws we'll get one nation, one market, National Testing will give us one nation, one exam and we have announced one nation, one ration card too."
Video of the fatal attack on BJP's minority front district president and former Vice Chairman Mushtaq Qureshi has gone viral. In the viral video about a dozen masked youth came in a car on Highway No.3 with sticks in their hands. Miscreants brought him out of his house and started thrashing him with sticks on road. Mushtaq is in a critical condition and has been admitted to Agra's hospital.
Former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh and Congress leader, Kamal Nath sparked controversy after his comment on Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Imarti Devi, while addressing a rally in MP's Gwalior ahead of Madhya Pradesh bypolls. While referring to Imarti Devi, Kamal Nath said, "Yeah kaun item hai?' BJP leader Imarti Devi broke into tears while speaking to ANI. In her reply said, "What's my fault if I was born in a poor family? What is my fault if I belong to Dalits? I want to appeal to Sonia Gandhi, who is also a mother, to not keep such people in her party. If such words will be used for women then how can any woman move forward?"
The incidents of stubble burning continue in Punjab. Farmers in Rurka Kalan village near Goraya were seen burning crop waste. "Our ideal way of burning crop waste is better that what government is telling us. It is free of cost," said a local farmer, Kulwant Singh. "Government's alternative cost us 5000 rupees on 1 acre, which is very costly for farmers," he added. Stubble burning is believed to be one of major factors leading to air pollution in neigbouring states
A day after Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu was assassinated in Punjab, his wife, Jagdish Kaur, blamed the government and intelligence agencies for not paying heed to the several appeals that they made for security. She said, “There are 42 registered FIRs on attacks on our family and countless other attacks have taken place which are not on record. Withdrawal of security was wrong.” She added, “Those who treat security cover as a status symbol have been provided with it. We actually needed it but were not given.” The 62-year-old Sandhu, who fought terrorism in Punjab, was shot dead in the district on October 16, months after the government withdrew his security cover. The motorcycle-borne men pumped four bullets into him when he was at his office adjoining his home at Bhikhiwind. Watch the full video for more details.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi continued his tirade against Centre over new farm Laws. Addressing the digital launch of Smart Village Campaign Phase-2 in Punjab via video conferencing, he said, "I want to assure Sarpanchs that Congress will stand with you always and fight the battle of every farmer, labourer and poor of Punjab," He also said that new farm laws are an attack on the soul of famers.