Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan demanded legal action against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Viijayan, and used word 'Covidiot' for him. V Muraleedharan said, "'Covidiot' you know what it means. There's no other word that can be used for a CM who continuously violates COVID protocol. As per doctors of Calicut Medical College, Kerala CM tested positive on April 4 and on April 6 voted without following protocols that a primary contact person have to follow even if we consider it was not known to him as COVID positive."
On the auspicious festival of Vishu, devotees offered prayers at Pazhavangadi Ganapathi Temple in Thiruvananthapuram on April 14. Festival celebrates harvest and marks the beginning of Malayalam year. Vishu is dominantly celebrated in states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a pot shot at BJP by saying that wherever the party and its ideologue RSS go, hatred starts to intensify there. He said, "People of Assam say their history and culture are being attacked. Tamil Nadu and Bengal are facing the same thing." The fifth phase of assembly polls will be held in West Bengal on April 17.
The Assamese New Year -Rongali Bihu, also known as Bohag Bihu began from April 14. Assam Government decided to allow celebrations this year, but with restrictions in public places. The festival will last for seven days and they are known as Chot Bihu, Goru Bihu Manuh Bihu, Kutum Bihu, Senehi Bihu, Mela Bihu and Chera Bihu Rongali or Bohag Bihu begins in mid-April and celebrations continue for several weeks, mainly concentrated on cultural functions. The Assam Government decided to allow Bihu celebrations with strict adherence to COVID appropriate behavior in public places.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on March 25 slammed JDU government in Bihar over the action against opposition MLAs and sharply criticised Bihar Special Armed Police Bill 2021. "Bihar Police has become JDU's and Nitish Kumar's Police. Officers and CM should realize that we aren't BJP that we'll be scared of batons. Nitish Kumar will have to take back the black law or amend it," Tejashwi said.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday condemned the ruckus created in Bihar Assembly. Nitish Kumar defended the Speaker’s action inside the Assembly. Meanwhile, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav asked for CM Nitish’s apology over the matter. Yadav said that the Opposition MLAs will boycott the sessions if action is not taken in the matter. Watch the full video for more details.
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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav expressed his anguish over marshalling out of opposition MLAs from Bihar assembly and didn't hold back to slam Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. RJD leader seek apology from Bihar CM or else announced boycott of assembly for remaining tenure. "Nitish Kumar should know that governments change. MLAs were abused and beaten inside the Assembly yesterday. If Nitish Kumar does not apologise for the incident, we may boycott the Assembly for the remaining tenure. 'Nirlaj Kumar Ji' has lost all shame," said Tejashwi Yadav.
In a fresh, albeit expected, twist in Bihar politics, Upendra Kushwaha-led Rashtriya Lok Samata Party announced a merger with ruling Janata Dal (United). Subsequently, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced the appointment of Kushwaha as JD(U)'s national parliamentary board chief. The latter had quit JD(U) in 2013 and formed the RLSP. Kushwaha was part of the NDA during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and was eventually made a Union minister. However, he quit in 2018 due to differences in a seat sharing formula for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. He was also a part of the Opposition 'mahagathbandhan' in Bihar before exiting the alliance ahead of state elections in 2020. Watch the full video for more.
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Rashtriya Lok Samta Party chief Upendra Kushwaha on March 14 announced party's merger with Janta Dal (United), said like-minded people in Bihar should come together. "In the interest of nation and state, like-minded people in Bihar should come together. It's demand of current political situation. So, Rashtriya Lok Samta Party has decided to merge with JD(U), under Nitish Kumar's leadership. We stand with them now," informed Kushwaha.
Family members of a COVID-19 patient, who died in ICU ward on April 14, allegedly vandalised Mayaganj hospital in Bihar's Bhagalpur. Narrating the incident, patient's nephew Pravin said, "My uncle lost his life due to negligence by doctors and nurses." Further details are awaited.
Speaking on increasing fresh cases of COVID-19 in the state, Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey, on April 13, said that the state has increased its bed capacity in hospitals. "The number of positive cases has increased in the state. The number of beds has been increased in medical colleges/hospitals including Nalanda Medical College and AIIMS Patna," he said while speaking to mediapersons.
Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on April 09 said he is in a favour of the COVID-19 vaccination to journalists of all age groups after the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases in country. "I am in the favour of the vaccination of journalists of all age groups. They go everywhere to cover news and should be included among frontline workers," CM said.
Amid COVID-19 surge in the country, Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on April 09 informed that people coming by trains from Maharashtra will be tested for COVID-19 at the railway stations in the state. "For those from Bihar who are returning to the State due to the current COVID19 situation, arrangements are being made for them. Those coming by trains from Maharashtra will be tested for COVID-19 at the railway stations," CM said during a press conference in Patna. Bihar has reported around 1900 fresh cases of COVID in last 24 hours.
While interacting with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP's) 'Social Media warriors' in West Bengal's Kolkata on February 11, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, "This fight is not about making BJP stronger,..