Basant utsav began with 'hawan' and 'pooja' in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar district on February 16. Devotees performed 'hawan' on the occasion of 'Basant Panchami' at Bhojshala Temple. Devotees worship Goddess Saraswati today and serve 'bhog' (food offerings) to the Almighty. Basant Panchami, also known as 'Vasant Panchami', marks the arrival of the spring season in India. Bhojshala is a temple of Goddess Saraswati and the monument retains slabs inscribed with Sanskrit and Prakrit literary works. Associated with yellow colour, the festival of Basant Panchami also marks the start of preparation for 'Holika' and 'Holi', which occurs nearly 40 days later.
Rajasthan Minister of Transport and Soldiers Welfare Department, Pratap Khachariyawas slammed Centre over farmers' issue. He said that the days are not far when BJP ministers will not be able entering in any town and city; the farmers and countrymen will not allow them. He also slammed Prime Minister Modi over his 'parjivi' statement in Rajya Sabha. He said that the Prime Minister cannot insult farmers, as they are the people who are producing food for the countrymen.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Modi government over rising fuel prices. Rahul accused the Centre of emptying the pockets of the common man and filling the pockets of its friends for free. “When you see the fast moving meter while filling fuel in your car at the petrol pump, do remember that the crude oil rates have not risen but fallen. Petrol is at Rs 100 a litre. The Modi government is doing the great work of emptying your pockets and filling the pockets of its friends,” the Congress leader tweeted in Hindi. Meanwhile, businessman Robert Vadra rode a bicycle from his Sujan Singh Park residence to his Sukhdev vihar office in protest against the rising fuel prices. “If I have to be people's voice then first I have to change my mode of transport. We can only request Prime Minister to look into the matter,” said Vadra. Youth wing of Shiv Sena also staged protest in Mumbai against rising fuel prices. They put up ‘Yahi Hai Acche Din’ banners comparing prices between 2015 & 2021. Watch the full video for more.
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While addressing a public gathering in a poll bound state Tamil Nadu, BJP Yuva Morcha president Tejasvi Surya on February 21 said that Bharatiya Janata Party respects and promotes all regional languages of India, therefore if Tamil has to survive Hindutva has to win. "The DMK tries to paint the BJP as anti-Tamil and as a Hindi party. BJP is the only party that respects and promotes all regional languages of India, if Tamil has to survive Hindutva has to win if Kanada has to win Hindutva has to win, therefore the BJP represents spirit of Tamil Nadu and the spirit of Tamil language," said Surya.
A video of Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Sukhdeo Panse calling bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut a "naachne-gaane wali" a Hindi taunt widely seen as misogynistic has gone viral in social media. The former Madhya Pradesh minister was at the Betul District Collectorate to register his complaint over a recent police action on Congress workers protesting against Kangana Ranaut.
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Congress MLA from Tonk, Sachin Pilot reacted on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's 'Doomsday man for India' statement on Rahul Gandhi. Terming Gandhi's Rajasthan visit as success, he said that Rahul..