Axe CM or give us bigger role, Tripura BJP rebels tell party
Monday, 12 October 2020 () The BJP’s first government in Tripura led by chief minister Biplab Deb seems to have run into some rough weather, with a rival faction in the newly formed party in the north eastern state demanding a change in leadership or bargain for a larger role in the present regime.
On the occasion of World Bamboo Day, Chief Minister of Tripura, Biplab Kumar Deb launched bamboo cookies and bamboo made honey bottle on September 18. These products are expected to create employment opportunities in the state. "In Tripura, bamboo is one of the most economically important plants as every part of the plant - culm, rhizome, root, leaves and young shoots can be used for different purposes," Dr Kant, Chief, Bamboo and Cane Development Institute (Tripura) told ANI.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb performed 'puja' at Tripura Sundari Temple on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 70th birthday on September 17. CM Deb prayed for PM Modi's good health and long life in Agartala. He also performed 'yagya' on this occasion and was accompanied by state minister Pranajit Singha Roy. The entire nation is celebrating PM Modi's birthday with different kinds of activities.
A massive protest along with a torch rally was held in Tripura's Agartala on Sep 24. The youth Congress protestors are agitating against the new agriculture reforms bills. The protestors raised slogans against the government and new farm bills. Supporting the farm bills, government said, this will bring revolutionary changes in lives of farmers.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on September 19 said that West Bengal government did not share data of returning migrant labourers with the Centre and no district of the state could be included as a beneficiary under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan (PMGKRA). She was answering a query by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated PMGKRA for migrant labourers who came back to their villages during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. This scheme was introduced on June 20 this year and will be effective for 125 days. The minister said 116 districts spread across six states - Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are benefiting from this scheme. The selection of the districts was made on the basis of the return of at least 25,000 migrant labourers to the concerned districts by May 30. After the launch of PMGKRA, there were demands from Tripura and Chhattisgarh to include more districts but it was not entertained. In the case of West Bengal, there was no data shared by the state government then how could the districts of the state be included in the scheme," said Sitharaman.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Anuppur, Bisahu Lal Sahu, alleged that Congress candidate, Vishwanath Singh has mentioned his "mistress" and not his wife in the election form. While, Congress candidate Vishwanath Singh declined the allegation and said, "He (Bisahu Lal Sahu, BJP candidate from Anuppur) is speaking irrelevant things as he is losing election. I married my wife 15 years ago and we have two children. I'll file defamation case against him." Both are contesting in the upcoming Anuppur Assembly bypolls.
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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