JD(U) throws hat in the ring for West Bengal assembly polls
Thursday, 17 December 2020 Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) on Thursday asserted that it was looking forward to contesting a substantial number of seats in the West Bengal assembly elections, in which its ally BJP has high stakes. JD(U) national general secretary Ghulam Rasool Baliyavi said the party's unit in West Bengal wants to contest at least 75 seats and the number could go up, subject to the approval of the leadership.
Former top aide of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Suvendu Adhikari has quit theparty a day after he resigned as MLA. Reports suggest that Adhikari is likely to join the BJP ahead of the state polls slated to be held next year. Leaders from the Trinamool has said that Adhikari wanted to...
BJP leader and Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly Neeraj Bablu raised a demand for a new population control law in the country. Bablu said that he would approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard. His comments came a day after his colleague in the party and Assembly, Hari Bhushan Thakur, said that there's only one community whose fertility rate isn't declining. He was commenting on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's claim that the state's fertility rate has been coming down. Watch the full video for more.
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A case has been filed against 14 persons including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Muzaffarpur Court. Lawyer at Muzaffarpur Civil Court, Jaychandra Prasad Sahni said, "Case filed against 14 persons including Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Muzaffarpur District Magistrate in a Muzaffarpur Court in connection with listing the names of people from another panchayat as voters in Chaki Sohagpu. The court hearing is on March 4, 2021."
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on NITI Aayog governing council meeting held on February 21said that several issues including electricity were raised, we have asked for a common rate for electricity across country. "In yesterday's NITI Aayog governing council meeting, we raised questions about several things including electricity. If everyone pays (rate of electricity supplied by Centre to states) the same for electricity across the country, it would be good. As of now, we pay more than others," said CM Nitish Kumar
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee protested against the fuel price hike in a unique style. On Thursday, Banerjee commuted to and from state secretariat Nabanna on an electric scooter. On the way to Nabanna in the morning, the CM was seen riding pillion on a battery-powered e-scooter. While in the afternoon, Banerjee took the driver's seat on the way to her residence in Kalighat. While Banerjee rode the scooter at a slow speed, some security personnel followed her on foot. "Today, we silently protested against the hike in petrol, diesel and LPG prices. I rode a pillion on an electric scooter on my way to the Secretariat. The battery-powered electric scooter was driven by minister Firhad (Bobby) Hakim. While returning, I myself rode the e-scooter. Even though this was my first attempt, riding the e-scooter seemed easy. I will ride it again and become an efficient rider. I thank each and everyone for their support," Banerjee said. The TMC supremo is not missing any opportunity to score over her main rival BJP. Elections to the 294-member West Bengal assembly are due in April-May this year.
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In the latest episode of On The Record with Hindustan Times’ Sunetra Choudhury, Janata Dal (United) president and Rajya Sabha member Ram Chandra Prasad Singh said Lok Janshakti Party’s role in Bihar was contemptuous. Singh said, “During Lok Sabha, we made their candidates win. What did they do in the assembly elections? They put up candidates against us and even the BJP. We are a regional party and they had a responsibility. I don't know what to think of them, we just don't bother about them.” Watch the full video for more.
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In the latest episode of On The Record with Hindustan Times’ Sunetra Choudhury, Janata Dal (United) president and Rajya Sabha member Ram Chandra Prasad (RCP) Singh spoke on the ongoing farmer’s agitation against the Centre’s three new farm laws. "Everyone agrees that farmers need to do well, their incomes need to increase. A farmers' organisation is different from a political party. So if you bring in a political agenda, then that has a different platform," he said. Singh also talked about the violence on Republic Day in Delhi, SC judgement on farm laws and why the Americans are wrong on the same. Watch the full video for more.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated a slew of completed projects in Puducherry. India and Pakistan have agreed to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire along the Line of Control and other sectors, according to a joint statement today.
Jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted for fraud and money laundering in the ₹ 14,000-crore Punjab National Bank scam, can now be extradited to India.
The central government has finalised the rules to regulate internet-based businesses and organisations, social media companies, OTT streaming services, and digital news outlets. BJP youth wing leader Pamela Goswami, who was arrested by the West Bengal Police in Kolkata for possession of 100 gms cocaine, has made sensational allegations against senior BJP leader Rakesh Singh.
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