Congress, Left say panel can’t do justice but Pawar hails SC move
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 () NCP chief Sharad Pawar struck a chord that was very different from Congress and Left in welcoming the SC order setting up a committee to examine the farm laws and said that this was a welcome step for farmers. The veteran politician’s tweet came even as Congress and Left parties on Tuesday said the SC-appointed panel cannot do justice to farmers as all its four members have taken a loud public stance in favour of the “three black laws”.
Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale slammed Congress over raising questions on COVID-19 vaccination. He said that leaders of Congress party who think that vaccine will give them side effect then they should not take the medicine. "Leaders of Congress who want to live...
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on January 26 appealed farmers protesting against the three agriculture laws in Delhi, to go back to their respective villages peacefully and should not give any opportunity to the government to blame them. He said, "The way the agitation was handled today is regrettable. We all sitting in Opposition support the farmers' cause and I appeal -- now you (farmers) should go back to your respective villages peacefully and should not give any opportunity to the govt to blame you." Earlier in the day, several violent incidences took place during farmers' tractor rally on the Republic Day in the national capital.
Speaking on the violent incidences during farmers' tractor parade on Republic Day in national capital, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on January 26 said nobody will support whatever happened today but the reason behind it cannot be ignored either, and Centre didn't fulfil its responsibility. He said, "Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh held protest in a disciplined manner but government didn't take them seriously. As restraint ended, the tractor march was taken out. Centre's responsibility was to keep law and order in control but they failed." "Nobody will support whatever happened today but the reason behind it cannot be ignored either. Those sitting calmly grew angry, the Centre didn't fulfil its responsibility," he added.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called the 'New Education Policy' an ideological attack on India's education system. He further said that under the NEP 2020 one does not need any understanding if he/she is a RSS member. "It is an ideological attack on India's institutional structure, on our education system, where you don't need any understanding if you're an RSS member. You can become Vice-Chancellor, Governor, play whatever role you want to play in the country," said Rahul Gandhi during an event on Teacher Mission in Contemporary India in Wayanad on January 28.
Ahead budget session of Parliament, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on January 28 informed that 16 political parties are going to boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's address, which will be delivered at the Parliament on January 29 (Friday). He said, "We're issuing a statement from 16 political parties that we're boycotting President's Address that will be delivered at the Parliament tomorrow. The major reason behind this decision is that the Bills (Farm Laws) were passed forcibly in both the Houses, without Opposition." The budget session will start from tomorrow and will continue till Feb 15.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited his north Kerala parliamentary constituency Wayanad on January 28. While interacting with representatives of various non-political, socio-cultural-religious and farmers organisations at a government guesthouse in Kalpetta town, Rahul said, "The truth is that most farmers do not understand the details of the Bill (the three Farm Laws), because if they did, there would be an agitation all across the country. The country would be on fire." The former Congress president is on a two-day visit to Kerala ahead of the Assembly elections in the state scheduled in upcoming months.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that his party would be happy if NCP chief Sharad Pawar becomes UPA chairman. Raut said that Congress is weak now and hence opposition needs to come together. "We will be..
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