Ghulam Nabi Azad on 5-star Cong culture: When Digvijaya Singh lost Goa to BJP
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 The growing voices of dissent within the Congress over the party's near-dismal show in the recently-concluded Bihar assembly elections is yet another reflection of the crisis that plagues the grand old party. The Bihar flop show brings to fore the memories of the fiasco in Goa, where the Congress squandered a bright chance to form government in the 2017 assembly elections despite putting up a decent show.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant attended the International Film Festival of India opening ceremony on January 16. Actor Kiccha Sudeep was the Chief Guest at IFFI opening ceremony. Actor Tisca Chopra hosted the IFFI-51 Opening Ceremony. Actor, Director and Producer Biswajit Chatterjee crowned as Indian Personality of the Year. More than 200 films screened during the film festival. IFFI is one of the oldest and most significant film festivals in Asia.
The 51st International Film Festival of India kicked off in Panaji on January 16. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant were present at the event. Actor Sudeep was also present during the opening ceremony as the Chief Guest.
Vice President (VP) M Venkaiah Naidu celebrated 'Bhogi' festival in Goa's Panaji on January 13. He celebrated the auspicious occasion with his family members at Raj Bhavan. 'Bhogi' marks the beginning of the four-day Pongal festival. It is celebrated by boycotting the old things for focusing on new beginnings.
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.
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury visited Rashtrapati Bhavan and met President Ram Nath Kovind on December 24 over farmers' agitation. After meeting, Rahul said, "I told the President that these farm laws are anti-farmer. The country has seen that farmers have stood up against these laws." "I want to tell the PM that these farmers are not going to go back home until these farm laws are repealed. Govt should convene a joint session of Parliament and take back these laws. Opposition parties stand with farmers and labourers," he added.
While addressing the press conference in Patna on January 10, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav spoke on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's statement over National Democratic Alliance (NDA) alliance for Bihar polls. Yadav said, "It is tit for tat. If you look at Nitish Kumar ji's history, be it George Fernandes, Digvijaya Singh or our party- whom did he not betray?. He came to power through back door, he has thirst for power." "The destruction of Bihar by him is for everyone to see. Nitish Kumar is a bargainer, a blackmailer. He is not a leader. He is not for people, he is for himself," Yadav added.
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said that India shouldn't be made an experiment lab. Singh said that people of India should not be made guinea pigs for vaccine trials. "Protocols can still be compromised during the pandemic. People of India should not be made guinea pigs. Haryana minister Anil Vij got vaccinated and later tested positive. Before human trials, animal trials are done to launch a vaccine. India cannot be an experiment lab for any vaccine," he said. Bharat Biotech, SII, and Pfizer recently asked for emergency use approval in India. At least eight different vaccine candidates are at different trial stages in India. PM Modi had recently held meeting and visited vaccine labs in the country. He had discussed Covid vaccination plan during an all-party meeting held earlier.
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Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on December 07 said that Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij infected with COVID-19 after vaccinated to gain fame and now explaining about doses and duration. "People of India should not be made Guinea pigs. Haryana's Minister Vij sahab got himself vaccinated to gain fame and later got infected with COVID. He is now explaining about doses and duration," said Singh.
BJP MP from Unnao Sakshi Maharaj reacted on web series 'Tandav' on which BJP leaders alleged that some scenes are demeaning Hindu gods. Slamming the makers and actors of 'Tandav', Sakshi Maharaj demanded to ban the web series. "If some actors demean Hindu gods then the film should be banned," he said. Recently, BJP MLA Ram Kadam filed a complaint against the creators of 'Tandav', alleging the web series insulted Hindu gods and goddesses.
BJP state president of West Bengal, Dilip Ghosh, on January 17 informed that Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit the state on January 30th and 31st, and will participate in various functions. He also informed that the party will organise a yatra which will roam across the state to do 'Jansampark' (mass public contact) ahead of the assembly elections in the state.
On the occasion of 32nd Nyingma Monlam Chenmo Puja, people offered prayers for world peace in Bihar's Bodh Gaya on January 17. The event was organized by Nyingma Monlam Chenmo International Foundation. Around 100 monks were participated in the event. Prayers for world peace marked the beginning of the nine-day 32nd Nyingma Monlam Chenmo Puja. The event was started on Jan 14 and will conclude on Jan 23.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on January 17 met the family of IndiGo airlines station manager Rupesh Singh who was shot dead outside his residence in the city on January 12. Tejashwi met the parents of Rupesh Singh in Chhapra. The RJD leader has continuously criticising Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the law and order situation in wake of the IndiGo station manager's murder, and also asserted that Bihar is becoming the crime capital of the country. Tejashwi today also urged the CM with "folded hands" to control the crime rate in the state.
RJD's Tejashwi Yadav urged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with "folded hands" to control crime rate in the state of Bihar. "Going to meet family of Rupesh Singh (IndiGo manager murdered in Patna). No arrests made yet. DGP says crime rate was higher in 2019, has come down now but for 16 yrs, Nitish Kumar has been CM. If police behave like this, one can understand ground reality," said Tejashwi Yadav. He added, "Requesting Nitish Kumar with folded hands...We know that you're weak CM but for the sake of your position, please don't let human lives be sacrificed. It is your (Bihar CM) responsibility to control crime in the state: RJD's Tejashwi Yadav on law and order situation in Bihar."
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and Grand Alliance Chief Minister candidate *Tejashwi Yadav* is leading from his Raghopur Assembly seat while his elder brother... Mid-Day Also reported by •Zee News •Hindu