Saturday, 26 December 2020 With West Bengal as the only state which has not joined the PM-Kisan scheme, Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said he had written to chief minister Mamata Banerjee to join the scheme so that the state’s 70 lakh farmers could not be denied its benefit. “Nearly 70 lakh farmers of West Bengal would annually get Rs 4,200 crore if the state government joins the scheme,” said Tomar.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led government is not allowing the benefits of the Centre's schemes to reach the farmers in the state, Mamata's "actions against farmers have hurt me a lot", said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25 during the release of the next instalment under the...
The tenth round of talks between farmer unions and the Centre over the three farm laws began at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on January 20. Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal attended the meeting. They held several rounds of talks which remained inconclusive. Farmers are agitating against the new farm laws over past months. They are adamant to repeal the farm laws and provide legal assistance on MSP.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the government expects the farmers to discuss the farm laws clause by clause on January 19 as after Supreme Court's order laws are not being implemented. He further asked the farmers union for a solution other than repealing the laws. "Most of the farmers, experts and scientists are in favour of farm laws. After Supreme Court's order, the laws can't be implemented. Now we expect that farmers discuss the laws clause-wise on January 19 and tell government what they want other than the repeal of the laws," said Narendra Singh Tomar while speaking to ANI on January 17.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on the ongoing farmers' protest and farm laws said that the government is open for discussion and ready to make amendments but farmer union is very rigid. Tomar said, "We have requested the farmer union to discuss on the clauses of farm laws. And wherever they have issues or objections, we were ready to make amendments. We had sent a proposal to farmer unions in which we agreed to address their apprehensions regarding mandis, traders' registration and others. Government also agreed to discuss laws on stubble burning and electricity but unions only want repeal of the laws."
BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya reacted on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement calling the party "more dangerous than Naxals". He said that BJP doesn't need CM Banerjee's certificate that it is dangerous or not. "People of the country have made Narendra Modi Prime Minister second time so we don't need Mamata Banerjee's certificate,' he said. He added that BJP will only choose those TMC leaders who are not indulged in anti-national activities.
Days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that she would contest the upcoming state assembly election from Nandigram, now her former aide turned BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari has hit back. While Adhikari refused to confirm his candidature from Nandigram, he said that he would guarantee the victory of the candidate the BJP fields in Nandigram. ‘Mamata Banerjee has announced to contest from there, relying on 62,000 votes but I have 2.13 lakh people who chant 'Jai Shri Ram,’ Adhikari said. Meanwhile, in a fresh setback to the Trinamool Congress, Arindam Bhattacharya joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and said that he wants to join PM Modi’s mission of making an Atmanirbhar Bengal. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Ranjan Banerjee, senior vice-president of Aditya Birla Group, joined the BJP in Kolkata on January 20. He joined the party in the presence of BJP's national vice president Mukul Roy. Meanwhile, Arindam Bhattacharya, a former Congress MLA who later switched to TMC joined BJP. He joined BJP in the presence of party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya in New Delhi. Speaking to ANI, Ranjan Banerjee said, "I thank BJP for giving me this opportunity to serve the people of the state. We need to bring industries here so that people can get employment." Bengal is going for polls in the mid of 2021.
Ahead of 9th talk over farm laws between farmers unions and centre, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that they will forth its views before the committee, appointed by the court. He..
The government's negotiations with farm unions to end over-a-month-long agitation appeared heading nowhere at the eighth round of talks on Friday as the Centre ruled out repealing the three contentious..
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