Mum on CAA, PM Modi projects BJP as protector of Assam’s locals
Saturday, 23 January 2021 PM Narendra Modi on Saturday projected BJP as the sole protector of the ‘mul niwasi’ (indigenous inhabitants) of Assam as he doled out ‘pattas’ to landless people at the historic Sivasagar — the heart of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in December 2019.
Ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections, the national general secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kailash Vijayvargiya conducted poll campaigning in Kolkata on March 06. He did the election campaigning in Kalighat Hawkers Market of Kolkata along with party workers to invite people for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally at Brigade Parade Ground which will be held on March 07. The central observer for West Bengal, Vijayvargiya also enjoyed tea in 'kulhad' at a tea stall in the market. West Bengal Assembly polls will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting will taking place on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 02. West Bengal is likely to witness a triangular contest this time with TMC, Congress-Left alliance and the BJP in the fray.
BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya denied reports of actor Mithun Chakraborty to be seen on stage and join BJP at a rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in West Bengal and said that he can come as public in the rally. "We feel it will be the biggest rally in the history of West Bengal. The way people are coming to participate in the rally shows their zeal. There'll be only public and Prime Minister, who is the biggest celebrity. We'll welcome those coming in public, including Mithun Chakraborty," said Kailash Vijayvargiya.
Former TMC leader Dinesh Bajaj on resigning ahead of state elections said that party wants to prioritise newcomers but they shouldn't forgot old ones. "When I saw that lines have been crossed, I said not anymore," Bajaj added. "When asked about his joining in BJP, Bajaj said, "I spoke with top BJP leaders. They'll tell me what to do." Further commenting on the party sentiments towards Hindi-speaking people, Dinesh Bajaj said that how can they be termed as outsiders. He asked, "How long will it be tolerated?"
The political dynamics of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) is constantly taking new twists with swinging alliances. Only a week back, ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ally IPFT (Indigenous People's Front of Tripura) forming an alliance with the newly formed The Indigenous People's Regional Alliance (TIPRA) party under the leadership of former Congress chief and royal scion Pradyot Kishore Deb Barman on the demand of 'Tipraland'. However, on Friday, IPFT kept itself away from the rally on demand of 'Greater Tipraland.' In fact, a new ally Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) president Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl was seen accompanying Deb Barman who sometime back had resigned as the Congress party chief of Tripura. Demand for 'Greater Tipraland' is for every indigenous area or village outside the TTAADC area and through integration for preserving the identity and culture of Tipra community.
The National Handloom Expo (NHE) commenced on March 5 at Urban Haat in Dimapur. To promote weavers and handicrafts, National Handloom Expo is being organized by the Directorate of Handloom and Textiles, Government of Assam, sponsored by Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Ministry of Textile, Government of India. More than 40 stalls from the northeast states of Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur have been set up at the exhibition. The 14-day exhibition will culminate on March 18.
A war of words has broken out between the AIUDF and the BJP in poll bound Assam. AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal said that opposition parties are intent on defeating the BJP in the state in the upcoming polls. He also added that there has been no industrial growth in the state under the BJP and promised to revive the paper of Jagiroad paper mill and Cachar mill when they come to power. The BJP hit back saying that the Congress-AIUDF alliance is blatantly communal and added that Late Tarun Gogoi had tried to keep the AIUDF at bay during his tenure. He also said that the people of the state trust the BJP and opinion polls have also shown that the BJP will return to power in the state. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that Citizenship (Amendment) Act will not be implemented. He targeted Centre by saying 'hum do, hamare do' achhi tarah sun lo, (CAA) nahi hoga, kabhi nahi hoga," (CAA won't happen, will never be happen," he said. "Hum ne yeh gamchha pehna hai... ispe likha hai CAA.. ispe humne cross laga rakha hai, matlab chahe kuch bhi ho jaye... CAA nahi hoga. 'hum do, hamare do' achhi tarah sun lo, (CAA) nahi hoga, kabhi nahi hoga," says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Sivasagar, Assam.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public rally in Assam's Sivasagar said that the fast-paced development of Assam in very important as the way to 'Atmanirbhar Assam' is through 'Atmavishwaas' among people here. Highlighting the work done by the state government, PM Modi said, "40 per cent of the state's population is taking benefit of 'Ayushmaan Bharat' scheme of the Central government. The Centre-State double engine government is working to supply running water to all the households of the state."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a special programme of the state government to distribute land 'patta' or allotment certificates in Assam on January 23. The event took place in Jerenga Pothar in Upper Assam's Sivasagar district. Over one lakh landless indigenous people received allotment certificates today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various projects in Silapathar, Dhemaji in Assam on February 22. "Centre and Assam government is working collaboratively to..