Muslim voters are not your 'jagir': Owaisi to Mamata
Wednesday, 16 December 2020 A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that the BJP is giving money to a party from Hyderabad to divide votes in the ensuing Assembly elections, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi hit back at her on Wednesday saying the Muslim voters were not her "jagir (property)". Rubbishing the allegation by the Trinamool Congress leader, Owaisi commented that nobody can buy him with money.
Speaking to ANI in Siliguri on January 19, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh spoke on Suvendu Adhikari's remark. Ghosh said, "Who knows Nandigram better than Suvendu? It is in his hands. If he has said it, he might do it as well." "Violent politics will continue under the Trinamool Congress (TMC) rule. They have tactics to stop BJP but it weakened with time. We will bring in a change in West Bengal. As development is inching closer, they are getting uneasy and doing this. We reduced TMC to half in '2019 and will wipe them out in 2021," he added. On January 18, BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari said, "She (WB CM Mamata Banerjee) goes to Nandigram only during elections. Can she tell what has she done for the people of Nandigram? Whoever would contest against her, she would lose by 50,000 votes. If I fail to make her lose, I will leave politics."
Violence erupted in Kolkata during an election rally on January 18. A BJP worker was allegedly injured when stones were pelted at the rally. The stone pelters allegedly carried TMC party flags. In response, BJP workers also allegedly indulged in violence. Two-wheelers at the roadside were allegedly vandalized and stones were also pelted at buildings and shops in the area. The BJP roadshow was led by Dilip Ghosh and Suvendu Adhikari. “BJP is absolutely ready to give a befitting reply to TMC in West Bengal. We are ready to defeat Mamata Banerjee no matter where she contests elections from. Senior BJP leaders made her enter Nandigram but today we have an opportunity to oust her,” said Ghosh. Watch the full video for more.
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All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on January 12 visited Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh. Owaisi is on a one-day visit to Uttar Pradesh. Before the next assembly elections, Owaisi forged alliance with Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) to make a strong ground in eastern UP.
Situated in the Jajpur district of Odisha, the shrine of Sufi Saint Sayyed Buland Saha Baba Alaihir Rahmah has served as a cynosure of communal harmony for generations which is thronged by devotees every day, irrespective of their religion. Regarded as one the greatest Sufi saints, Hazrat Sayyed Baba Alaihir Rahman throughout his life spread the message of Sufism and peace. Devotees of different faiths, especially Hindus and Muslims visit the Dargah of this great saint who propagated the teachings of oneness and communal harmony. Coming from far and wide, devotees attend prayers at the Dargah to seek the blessings of holy saint. According to a legend, Baba Buland Shah used to reside in a hut near a banyan tree in Jajpur and was looked after by a Hindu milkman. Later, on his demise, the place was turned into Baba's Dargah which is revered by Hindus and Muslims and devotees of all religions. It is believed that Saint fulfills the wishes of all and nobody returns empty handed from here. Since ages, the Sufi Saints like Sayyed Buland Saha Baba Alaihir Rahmah have propagated the message of spiritualism and harmony in our country and their teachings are still playing a significant role in strengthening the thread of secularism.
Ahead of West Bengal elections, Uttar Pradesh minister, Anand Swaroop Shukla, targeted Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. Shukla called Mamata the biggest threat to India. Shukla also said that BJP would win over 200 seats out of 294. He said, “Mamata Banerjee has become a complete Bangladeshi. She doesn't have any faith in India and Indian-ness. She is following the directions of Islamic terrorists from Bangladesh. By giving citizenship to Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshi Muslims, insulting Hindu gods and goddesses, destroying temples, denying celebration of our festivals, Mamata Banerjee has become the biggest threat to our nation. Because of this, her supporters are deserting her. Most TMC people are supporting BJP now because they proclaim 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'. This April, BJP will win over 200 seats out of the total 294. Our nationalism will be established in West Bengal with grand Hindu sentiments.” Watch the full video for more.
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After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that she will contest the upcoming assembly elections from Nandigram constituency, president of West Bengal BJP, Dilip Ghosh, on January 18 said that his party will defeat her irrespective of where she contest from. Dilip Ghosh said, "BJP is absolutely ready to give a befitting reply to TMC in West Bengal. We are ready to defeat Mamata Banerjee no matter where she contest elections from. Senior BJP leaders made her enter Nandigram but today the opportunity has come to get her out of there." BJP held rally in Kolkata today ahead of West Bengal Assembly elections later this year.
Once a child labour, Santosh, who is currently running his own NGO in Hyderabad, provides free primary education to the tribal children. People Helping Children was set up in 2019 and aims towards providing solution to the problems faced by the underprivileged children. Education and nutritious food are the two top priorities of the NGO. With branches in 6 states, NGO runs with the support of around 50 members and over 1000 volunteers. Founder of People Helping Children, Santosh said, "I lost my childhood, I worked as a child labourer, so I don't want anyone to lose their childhood, this is the main reason, why I started this NGO." The goal of this NGO is that every child gets primary education in the country.
Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy inaugurated vaccination drive at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad on January 16. On the rumours around the efficacy of the vaccine, G Kishan Reddy said that medicines tested in other countries are considered good but when our scientists toil and develop made in India medicines, people view it like that. He further assured that vaccines have been approved only after testing."I request people to not say such things. Medicines tested in other countries are considered good but when our scientists toil and develop made in India medicines, people view it like that. I request not to discuss things like this. Vaccines have been approved only after testing. I say this confidently that the vaccines will benefit everyone," said MoS Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy.
The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India on January 16. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the drive and around 100 healthcare workers will get vaccinated at each session site on the inaugural day. Manish Kumar, a sanitation worker, became the first person to receive COVID-19 vaccine jab at AIIMS. In the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive, healthcare workers will receive the vaccine. The beneficiaries reached to their respective health centres. Two COVID vaccines have been approved in India- Pune-based SII's 'Covishield' and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin'.
BJP leader and MLA Ram Kadam lashed out at Amazon and the team of 'Tandav' after the team apologized over the controversy. He said that apology will not work, "They should be beaten with shoes on a crowded chowk. He added that he will not sit quiet until team of 'Tandav' goes behind the bars. Recently, the cast and crew of 'Tandav' unconditionally apologized for unintentionally hurting people's sentiments.
Ahead of West Bengal Assembly elections, state's acting All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief SK Abdul Kalam joined Trinamool Congress (TMC) on January 09 in Kolkata. Several other members of AIMIM also joined TMC. WB Assembly elections are likely to be held in mid 2021.
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