How Owaisi’s AIMIM is striving to become first pan-India Muslim party
Friday, 8 January 2021 () The 2020 Bihar assembly elections may be called the turning point of Hyderabad Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM). The party may well be on its way to becoming the largest pan-India Muslim party. AIMIM, which was once a Hyderabad-centric party, has spread its tentacles in a number of states across the country - from Bihar in the East to Maharashtra to the West and from Uttar Pradesh in the North to Telangana in the South.
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.
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.
Three days after Rupesh Kumar Singh, a manager with IndiGo airlines, was shot dead by unidentified bike-borne men in the Punaichak area of Patna, his family said the probe should be transferred from Bihar police to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Nandeshwar Singh, brother of the deceased said that despite Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's assurance of arresting the culprits within 48 hours, there have been no arrests.
On murder of an IndiGo manager in Patna and crime in the state, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, "I spoke with DGP, a special team has been formed. Don't demoralise police, if someone doesn't carry out their duty, action is taken. What used to happen before 2005? There was a lot of crime. Is it the same today?" He further said, "Bihar ranks at 23 in the country as far as incidents of crime are concerned. Law is in place. Police are finding out more information. A speedy trial will be done, so that stringent action is taken against the culprit on time. I have been assured by the DGP." On evening of Jan 12, IndiGo manager Rupesh Kumar Singh was murdered in Patna. The incident brought the law and order situation of Bihar in question once again.
BJP MLA Sangeet Som said that people who don't trust the scientists can leave the country. Som defended the provocative remarks he allegedly made against vaccine critics. "People who don't trust our scientists, govt, Army and police should leave the country. If they trust Pakistan, they should go there," he said. "Scientists of our country make medicines, they don't hurt anyone's sentiments. So people who have double-standards and trust Pakistan can go there," the BJP MLA added. On Tuesday, Som had reportedly said 'some Muslims' did not trust the country's scientists. Som had made the provocative remarks apparently over opposition to covid-19 vaccine.
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In an alleged provocative remarks made over Covid-19 vaccine, BJP MLA Sangeet Som had earlier said "some Muslims" did not trust the country's scientists. When asked about the same, Sangeet Som replied that people who don't trust their own scientists should leave the country. He further said that if they trust Pakistan, they should go there. Sangeet Som said, "I had said that if people don't trust their own scientists, Government, PM, Army and Police, it means that they don't trust their own country. So, they should go back to wherever they want to. If they trust Pakistan, they should go there. What is wrong in what I said?"
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'.
The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive will begin in India on January 16. The preparations are underway at health centres across the country. Hyderabad's Nampally area hospital is all decked up to begin the drive today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the vaccination drive today via video-conferencing.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Nepalese counterpart Pradip Kumar Gyawali at the Hyderabad house in the capital. The two sides discussed all bilateral issues with focus on economy, trade, power, oil and gas, water resources, political and security issues, border management. Nepal also congratulated India on the remarkable success in the production of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines in India and requested for early provision of vaccines to Nepal. The two delegations included Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Foreign Secretary of Nepal, Bharat Raj Paudyal and other senior officials from both sides. Discussions were also held on expediting joint hydropower projects, including the proposed Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project, which have numerous benefits for the people of both countries. Watch the full video for all the details.
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A 11-foot long python weighing around 25 kg was rescued by the Forest Department with the help of JCB in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh on January 15. Scores of people witnessed the rescue operation. The python was later released into the wilderness.
A massive fire broke out at cloth showroom in Uttar Pradesh's Amroha on Jan 15. Locals are on a war footing to douse the flames. No injuries have been reported yet. Reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained. More details are awaited.
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