Madhya Pradesh Police used water cannons to disperse protesting Congress workers in Bhopal who were taking out a march in support of the farmers on January 23 in Bhopal. The march was from Jawahar Chowk to Raj Bhavan.
US Capitol Police are investigating an incident in which Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) was stopped from bringing a concealed gun onto the House floor, sources told CNN, the first time a member of Congress has been discovered with a firearm by the metal detectors now set up outside the legislative chamber. CNN’s Sunlen Serfaty reports the decision to require members of Congress to walk through metal detectors has further inflamed tensions on Capitol Hill.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on January 16 inaugurated COVID-19 vaccination drive for the health workers from Mohali's civil hospital. About 1.74 lakh health workers working in both government and private health care facilities will be vaccinated in the state. Today is the inaugural day of nationwide roll-out of vaccination. Billed as the world's largest vaccination programme, covering the entire length and breadth of the country, the drive aims to first inoculate millions of its healthcare and frontline workers and reach an estimated 3 crore people by the end of its first phase.
While speaking to ANI on January 06, Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has to come up with a solution in farmers' issue. He said, "The solution has to be found at the level of Prime Minister. He must sit with his ministers and Home Minister and come to a solution. It has to be found by the Prime Minister finally." He added, "Farmers have every right to protest. My sympathy is 101 per cent with the farmers, there are old men and women sitting and protesting at the borders (Delhi border). Till last reports, 55 farmers had died - they are sacrificing their lives."
While speaking to ANI on January 06, Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh said that government should repeal farm laws to bring peace in the state and farmers home. He said, "It can't be that the whole farmer community of the country is asking for something and the government remains unresponsive. It is the duty of the government to respond to people of the country. I feel that farmers have made their stand very clear that the laws should be repealed. No law has that sanctity which can't be touched. For instance, the constitution has been amended over 100 times since it was introduced in 1950. So, why is it that this law can't be amended and you just have to withdraw?" He then added, "If farmers are saying to withdraw the laws, you can withdraw laws and can talk to farmer's committees to bring whatever laws you want later on."
Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on January 23 paid floral tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary. Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Rajeev Shukla among other parliamentarians also remembered Bose. Netaji's bravery is well-known and he was a scholar, soldier and statesman par excellence. Born to advocate Janakinath Bose in Odisha's Cuttack on January 23, 1897, Netaji went on to play a crucial role in India's freedom movement. He is also known for establishing the Azad Hind Fauj.
Congress General Secretary AK Antony hoisted the tricolour at the party headquarters on the occasion of 135th foundation day celebrations on December 28. He was accompanied by Ghulam Nabi Azad, KC Venugopal. Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi, Rajeev Shukla, Mallikarjun Kharge marked their presence and also sang 'Jhanda Uncha Rahe Hamara'. Congress was founded by a British, Allan Octavian Hume on December 28, 1885.
In India, there is no democracy, it's in imagination not in reality, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on December 24 after Delhi Police took party leaders into custody during their march to Rashtrapati Bhavan over farmers' agitation. He said, "There is no democracy in India. It can be in your imagination, but not in reality." Congress leaders Rahul, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury visited Rashtrapati Bhavan and submitted a memorandum, containing two crore signatures, to President Kovind, and sought his intervention.
Indian National Congress General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala on January 11 slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Supreme Court's statement to Centre on farm laws. He said PM Modi to wake up and revoke the farm laws. He also said PM Modi to apologize to the farmers and countrymen. Te Apex Court on January 11 asked the Centre whether it would pause the three controversial laws at the core of massive farmer protests near Delhi, and suggested a committee for negotiations. Supreme Court's sharp remarks came during a hearing on petitions challenging the three farm laws and the farmer protest at the Delhi borders.
General Secretary of Indian National Congress Randeep Singh Surjewala slammed BJP-led Central government over farm bills. In a veiled attack at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said that BJP is responsible for the deaths of farmers who died during the 'Delhi Chalo' protest at borders of national capital. Surjewala also said that PM Modi has never spoken a word for farmers who died during the protest.
Congress National General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala on December 28 informed that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is travelling on a short personal visit and will be back soon. "We have informed before also that Rahul Gandhi is travelling on a short personal visit and he will be among us very soon," said Surjewala on Rahul Gandhi's absence during celebrations of 136th Foundation Day of Congress.
Congress leader and MLA from Tonk Sachin Pilot on January 20 reacted on farm laws and farmers' protest at Delhi borders. He slammed Centre by meeting with farmers' leaders by saying that the government is trying to exhaust farmers. He emphasized that Congress is standing with farmers in their protest. Farmers of different states are protesting at Delhi borders against Centre's newly enacted farm laws.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress leader Sachin Pilot on January 03 joined the protest organised by state Congress against farm laws at Shaheed Smarak in Jaipur. They showed solidarity with the protesting farmers agitating in and around the national capital for more than a month. Farmers, mainly from Haryana and Punjab, are sitting at Delhi borders against Centre's newly enacted farm laws.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot levelled serious charges at union ministers. Gehlot repeated his charge that BJP tried to make his government fall. Gehlot said that Congress MLAs felt 'ashamed' after meeting Amit Shah. Tension gripped the Congress government in Rajasthan earlier this year. Then-deputy CM Sachin Pilot had rebelled against Ashok Gehlot. Pilot & his group of around 18 MLAs had shifted to a resort in NCR. Gehlot's camp had alleged that BJP was trying to engineer defections. Pilot dropped his rebellion after Congress’ central leadership intervened. Watch the full video for more.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated Rewari-Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) to the nation. He inaugurated the 306-km New Rewari-New Madar section of WDFC through video-conferencing. PM Modi also flagged off the world's first double-stack long-haul container train. The 1.5-km-long train is hauled by electric traction from New Ateli-New Kishangarh. "This project is being seen as a game changer for india in the 21st century. After 5-6 years of hard work, today a big portion of it (project) has become a reality," the prime minister said. Piyush Goyal, Ashok Gehlot, Manohar Lal Khattar, Kalraj Mishra were also present at the event. The New Rewari-New Madar section of the WDFC is situated in Haryana and Rajasthan.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 306-km New Rewari-New Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) virtually on January 07. Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot and Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar were also present. During the event, PM also flagged off Double Stack Long Haul (1.5 km in length) container train run.
The Mahagathbandhan has released its Bihar poll manifesto and promised to pass a bill scrapping the three farm laws passed by the Centre. The alliance led by Tejashwi Yadav has also promised to create..
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