Centre must accept farmers' demands in next round of talks: Bhupinder Hooda
Thursday, 21 January 2021 Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday said the government must accept the agitating farmers' demands in the next round of talks. He said the farmers have already spent almost two months on roads while protesting against the farm laws.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that there are forces that want the farmers' agitation to continue and ensuring that no good comes out of it. Centre and farmer leaders held 11th round of talks today, which also remained inconclusive. Centre proposed to reconsider its proposal of...
The BJP on Thursday attacked the Congress over its leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda riding a tractor being pulled its women legislators to protest the rise in fuel prices and asked if women in a political organisation be treated as "bonded labourers". Union minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani said it was "absolutely shocking" to see the former Haryana chief minister sitting calmly on a tractor while having woman members of his party pull it physically. Watch the full video for more details.
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Video of Congress leader BS Hooda riding on tractor being pulled by women MLAs has brought shock to people. Union Minister for Women And Child Development Smriti Irani also condemned the incident. Smriti Irani said, "It is an absolutely shocking sight. A Congress leader sits calmly on a tractor which he is making female Congress workers pull physically. I understand he wants to make a political statement, protest but should that be done at the cost of women?" "A congress leader sits calmly on a tractor which he is making female congress workers pull physically. As female president of congress, silence of Sonia Gandhi on this is also speaking volumes how women in the party are reduced to the task that even men refuse to do," she added.
National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson, Rekha Sharma targeted Congress leader BS Hooda for sitting on a tractor that was being pulled by women MLAs. "If women toil for livelihood, I've no problem. But if a man-a political leader, is sitting on tractor and a woman is pulling it, it lowers dignity of a woman and person on tractor. Mr Hooda should've thought," said NCW chairperson. She added, "If the women think they were made to do this forcibly, they can come to us but even if they're doing it willingly, the one on the tractor should think that this shouldn't be done. If we get a complaint, we'll take action. Even if we don't get complaint, it's condemnable."
Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij took a jibe at Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi after he tested positive for COVID-19. He said that if Gandhi finds difficulty in getting space in Delhi hospitals, he can come to Haryana and the State Government will give him better treatment. "The day COVID started, Rahul Gandhi has been passing various statements. Now he has tested positive for COVID-19. If he finds difficulty in getting space in Delhi, he can come to Haryana. We will give him better treatment," he said.
Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar on April 20 informed that the state has made preparation to test 40,000 people in single day, and the state government is also trying to increase the testing from 40,000 to 70,000 per day.
Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar on April 20 informed that the state is not dealing with shortage of beds, PPE kits and ventilators in hospitals. "There is no shortage of beds in hospitals in the state," he said. He said that the State Government is taking all measures to curb the COVID-19 infection. "The total number of active cases in the State has crossed 45,000," informed Khattar.
Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik urged both the government and farmers to resolve the issue and "responsibly engage in talks." Governor Satya Pal Malik said, "I have come from a farmers' movement, I..