BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's tweet said that Congress is just worried as they have lost power.
"I don't give counter reaction to every reaction.
Congress is not worried about the people or the virus.
They are just bothered about how to get back in power." In a tweet, targeting Scindia who called himself a tiger after cabinet expansion in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress leader said, "Do you know the character of a lion?
Congress leader Sachin Pilot held a press conference in Jaipur on August 11, after his interaction with top brass of Congress party a day before. He said, "We never spoke or did anything against the party or party leadership. Several people spread many rumours and raised many questions but we remain on the stand that we took 30 days ago."
Congress leader Sachin Pilot speaks with Hindustan Times’ National Political Editor Sunetra Choudhury over Rajasthan crisis. Pilot opens up on the debate of whether it was a win for Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Pilot speaks on differences between him and Rajasthan CM Gehlot. On Monday, a meeting between Sachin Pilot and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had signalled an "amicable resolution" of nearly a month-long Rajasthan political crisis ahead of the crucial assembly session beginning August 14.The Congress leader told reporters that he did not make any statement against the party and had gone to discuss issues with the Congress high command in Delhi. I have not demanded any post from the party, he added. Watch the full video for more details.
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Sachin Pilot arrived in Jaipur on August 11, a day after his interaction with top Congress leadership. Supporters raised slogans and welcomed him, as he returned to Jaipur. He met Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Delhi on August 10. Pilot along with MLAs supporting him attended a meeting with a three-member committee comprising of Congress General Secretaries Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and KC Venugopal and senior party leader Ahmed Patel to address the issues raised by him and other Rajasthan legislators from his camp. Pilot was removed from the posts of Rajasthan Congress chief and Deputy Chief Minister after differences reportedly emerged within the state unit. The Rajasthan Assembly session is scheduled to begin from August 14.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jyotiraditya M Scindia took oath as Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh in Delhi on July 22. Before taking oath as Rajya Sabha member, Scindia greeted Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge. First-time MP from the Shiv Sena, Priyanka Chaturvedi also took oath as Rajya Sabha member. Around 43 of the 61 newly elected members of RS took oath today.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with Jyotiraditya Scindia attended the foundation stone laying ceremony and launch of grains market in Agar Malwa on July 14. During the event, Jyotiraditya Scindia targeted Congress leader and former CM of MP, Kamal Nath. He said, "When Kamal Nath was the CM, he didn't have time to hold a meeting over COVID-19 but he had the time to go to Indore for IIFA awards. A fighter came to the front and took the reins in his hands on March 23 and single handedly faced the pandemic in the state." He also took a pot shot on current political situation in Rajasthan.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and National Vice President, Uma Bharti on July 13, accused Rahul Gandhi for political crisis in Rajasthan. She said that Rahul Gandhi is responsible for what's happening now in Rajasthan and whatever happened in Madhya Pradesh. "He doesn't allow young leaders in Congress to grow. He feels that if educated and able leaders like Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot get high posts then he'll be left behind".
Congress leader and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Digvijaya Singh joined 'Satyagrah' of 'Kendriya Shram Sangathan' on August 09. "Since 2014, all steps taken by them (Centre) are anti-labourer. They want to make public sector unviable in order to show that public sector has no technical competence, thus should be privatized," said Digvijaya Singh.
BJP National Vice President Uma Bharti said Lord Ram is not a political figure and belongs to everyone. Speaking on the foundation laying ceremony, Bharti said BJP does not have a “patent” on lord Ram. Congress leader Digvijaya Singh thanked Bharti on Twitter. Bharti will be skipping the bhoomi pujan event in Ayodhya on August 5. Bharti to skip the event in view of coronavirus spread. The leader will be at Saryu River bank during the event.
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Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra reacted to Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's tweet where he gave the credit of Ram Mandir to Rajiv Gandhi. Narottam Mishra said, "Do they assume that Ram Bhakts are stupid? On one hand there is 'Sundar kand' and on the other hand Congress' 'Lanka kand'. Party whose president, Sonia ji has not said a word, how can that party take the credit of Ram Temple. One person is talking about delaying the date, another is talking about 'Sundar kand.' Ram Mandir was a part of BJP's agenda, we said that 'saugand ram ki khate hai, mandir wahi banayege' (we swear on Lord Rama, temple will be constructed there only)."
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati expressed affirmation over BJP's move over erection grand statue of Sri Parshuram. While speaking to ANI, Mayawati said, "I have come to know through media that BJP said that if it's needed then their government will erect a grand statue of Sri Parshuram. If it happens, our party won't oppose but welcome it. BJP government shouldn't be late in doing this. I think they should complete it soon. Government should also declare his birthday, a public holiday because that is a demand by his followers. It this is not done by them then our party will do it in future, if it comes to power."
Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia slammed BJP over MCD schools in Delhi. Sisodia said the BJP government should hand over MCD schools to Delhi government if they are unable to run them. Sisodia’s comment came after reported news of teachers not getting paid and textbooks not getting distributed in the schools. Sisodia visited one of the schools on Tuesday. On Monday, Sisodia wrote a letter to urban development minister Satyender Jain, saying, “I have received complaints that the schools run by municipal corporations, especially North Delhi Municipal Corporation, have not yet distributed textbooks to school children. The allegations against the civic body, if found true, are serious and no one can play with the lives of young children... It is unfortunate that even after a lapse of five full months during the academic year 2020-21, textbooks are yet to be provided to children, which can play havoc with their lives.” Watch the full video for more details.
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While Sachin Pilot has made truce with the Congress party, questions are now being raised on how he would get along with CM Gehlot. During the peak of the crisis in Rajasthan, several Gehlot backers had launched a tirade against Pilot and his loyalists. The Chief Minister himself had once referred to Pilot as 'nikamma' and accused him of conspiring to topple the state government with the help of the BJP. Gehlot had said that Pilot had a meteoric rise in the party but he used his innocent face to get a sway over the media and provoke MLAs to rebel against his government. Sachin Pilot has now responded to the jibes and said that some of the things that were said were saddening and added that he would never cross the Lakshman Rekha in attacking anybody. In a jibe at Gehlot, he said that the Chief Minister is elder to him and he would refrain from responding to his attacks but added that the facts are now out for everyone to see. Watch the video for all the details.
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While speaking to ANI in Jaipur on August 11, BJP Rajasthan president Satish Poonia spoke on current political crisis in Rajasthan. He said, "We had called for a legislature party meeting today. As some of our people are in Gujarat and won't be able to reach today, also tomorrow is Janmashtami." "So, everyone suggested that the meeting should be held after Janmashtami," Poonia added.
Preparations are at full swing to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami. Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior is all decked up to celebrate the birth of God Krishna. Devotees were seen singing 'bhanjan' inside the temple premise. The temple has been sanitised and social distancing will be followed to avoid spread of COVID-19. Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 11 and 12 across the country.
From the testing of Union Home minister Amit Shah, to New Zealand completing 100 days without domestic transmission of the virus - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Shah is likely to be tested for Covid infection again in the next couple of days. He is currently admitted in a private hospital, Medanta, in Haryana's Gurugram. He reportedly continues to be asymptomatic and is working from his hospital bed. Maharashtra saw another big jump in cases with over 12,200 new infections being reported. This took the state's total tally past the 5.15 lakh-mark. In Madhya Pradesh, minister Vishvas Sarang tested positive for Covid infection. The news came just days after MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was discharged from hospital after recovering from the disease. India has so far reported a total of 21.53 lakh Covid cases with over 43,300 deaths. A little over 6.28 lakh cases are active, while over 14.8 lakh patients have been discharged. In international news, Paris has tightened rules regarding wearing of face masks. The French capital has reportedly made masks mandatory in certain crowded areas for people aged 11 and above. In the neighbouring United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson called reopening of schools in September the government's moral responsibility. Watch the full video for other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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Politics over the Ram temple foundation laying event is escalating with every passing day. Congress leader Digvijaya Singh claimed that BJP leaders were being found Covid positive due since they're not..
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