Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi slammed PM Modi for holding poll rallies amid rising Covid-19 cases. Priyanka said the government is not doing enough to boost medical infrastructure. She also criticised UP govt for failing to increase the number of Covid tests. “There's a shortage of hospital beds, oxygen supply and ventilators. The Government got 8-9 months between the first and second wave but they didn't prepare. There is availability of medical oxygen but no facility of transportation,” she said. “PM is busy holding election rallies, he is laughing on stage. People are crying and screaming for help due to Covid-19. The Government needs to be sensitive at this time, the PM needs to show up. He needs to get off the stage of rallies where he's laughing, cracking jokes,” she added.
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In an exclusive interview with ANI on April 21, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to show up and communicate to public as the country needs reassurance at the time of huge crisis. She said, "Prime Minister Modi needs to communicate with public, opposition parties, medical practitioners. Country needs reassurance and needs to know that every single life matter. Prime Minister Modi needs to show up. He needs to get off the stage of the rally where he is laughing and cracking jokes. He needs to come here, sit in front of people, talk to them and tell them how is he going to save lives. There is huge crisis in the country."
The last village at the India - Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Nadia district along with its two neighbouring villages is demanding the long-pending Schedule Tribe card this election season. The residents of the village had appealed to the local administration several times but all in vain. In return villagers were told to prove their 'Mahato identity by birth. Schedule Tribe card is not the only thing villagers of New Shikarpur, and neighbouring villages, Raninagar and Dohokola lack. Water is second in line, although the village has several tubewells but most of them don't' work. They are forced to pay Rs. 10 for each barrel of drinking water which is a pain on the finances of families. Karimpur, the constituency under which the villages come, will go to polls on April 22 in the sixth and last phase.
Two militants belonging to the banned NLFT (National Liberation Front of Tripura) organisation surrendered with arms and ammunition before the police on April 15 in Dharmanagar of North Tripura district. Both the militants wanted in various cases have been identified as Joseph Jamatia and Uttam Kishore Jamatia and deposited three factory made pistols, magazines and ammunition to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) L Darlong in presence of Superintendent of Police (SP) North Tripura district Bhanupada Chakraborty who played an important role in convincing them to come back to normal life. The militants were trained in Bangladesh and were living in Nagaland.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar via video conference of AIMA's national leadership conclave on April 19 clarified the people questioning on the vaccine export and said that we spoke to the world..