One nation, one election not a subject of debate but a necessity for India: Modi
Thursday, 26 November 2020 Renewing his pitch for ‘one nation one election’, PM Narendra Modi on Thursday said it was not a matter of debate but a necessity for the country as he sought support for the idea of clubbing Lok Sabha and assembly polls to save resources and time.
Legendary Indian classical musician and Padma Vibhushan awardee Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan passed away in his Mumbai residence on January 17. The celebrated musician was an Indian classical musician in the Hindustani classical music tradition, belonging to the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana. He was laid to rest in Mumbai with full state honours. He was a recipient of several accolades including the Padma Shri in 1991, followed by Padma Bhushan in 2006 and Padma Vibhushan in 2018. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the legendary musician's demise and extended condolences to his family and admirers. In a tweet, the Prime Minister showered praise on Ustad Mustafa Khan, saying that he was a stalwart of creativity whose works endeared him to people across generations. On the loss of a legend par excellence, the music fraternity and political leaders from across the spectrum extended their condolences through social media.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on January 17 said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, India is counted among those countries which have recorded fewer deaths due to COVID-19. He was speaking at a public rally in Karnataka's Belagavi. Shah is on a two-day visit to Karnataka.
Speaking to ANI in Kolkata on January 17, Congress leader in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury spoke about seat sharing. Chowdhury said, "Seat sharing is a process and you can't take decisions on such issues in a single meeting. We don't have much time so collectively Congress and left parties will have to fight together." "The matter of seat sharing has not reached at its final stage yet. Overnight such matters don't end," he added.
While speaking at the National Youth Parliament Festival on January 11, Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla spoke about strength of Indian democracy. Speaker Birla said, "The smooth transition of power through 17 general elections proves that Indian democracy is strong and mature."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off eight trains connecting Gujarat's Statue of Unity in Kevadia with different regions of the country through video conferencing on January 17. Narendra Modi said..