Protests in Punjab intensified as rail roko agitation entered the 6th day in Amritsar on Tuesday. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh met representatives of farmers’ union in Chandigarh. CM assured the state government’s support to farmers. Farmers have been protesting against the new farm laws alleging that it will affect the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system. Watch the full video for more details.
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Farmers protest was joined by several political leaders across India. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh held a sit-in protest in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. Meanwhile, DMK President joined farmers protest in Tamil Nadu’s Kanchipuram. Farmers have been protesting across the nation over the three farm bills, now law. Farmers called for a ‘bandh’ in Karnataka, which was supported by JD(S) and Congress. Watch the full video for more details.
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Police baton charged on Lok Insaaf Party workers on September 07 in Patiala. Protestors tried to encircle Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's Moti Mahal and demanded dismissal of Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot. They accused him of allegedly conducting multi crores SC scholarship scam. Protestors also demanded a CBI investigation into the matter.
Congress opposed the new agriculture Bills in Rajya Sabha. Congress' Member of Parliament (MP), Partap Singh Bajwa said they will not sign on this death warrant of farmers. "Congress opposes these ill-conceived and ill-timed Bills. Congress rejects these bills. We will not sign on this death warrant of farmers," Partap Singh Bajwa at Rajya Sabha. Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar moved Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, in Rajya Sabha. With this, Communist Party of India's (Marxist) KK Ragesh, TMC's Derek O'Brien and DMK's T Siva have moved an amendment to send the two Bills to Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha.
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Partap Singh Bajwa on hooch tragedy in Punajb that claimed over 100 lives demanded a CBI or ED investigation. Partap Bajwa said, "CM Captain Amarinder Singh has Excise and Taxation, Home department police under him. All fingers are being raised at excise department. If justice has to be given to 121 people who died in hooch tragedy then an investigation should be done by CBI or ED." "Mining, liquor, cable, drugs and transport mafias established under the rule of Badal's are thriving under Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh's governance. If future of Congress has to be saved then we need to change the leadership in the state." Congress leader Bajwa added.
Former Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey joined the JD(U) on September 27 at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's residence in Patna on September 27. Pandey recently took VRS from the services of DGP of Bihar. Gupteshwar Pandey said, "This is his affection; he himself called me at his residence and made me join the party. This is a moment of happiness for me. He is our leader, whatever he will direct, will do the same."
Protests have broken out in many parts of Uttar Pradesh against the Hathras incident. Congress workers were lathi charged and detained by police when they were going to gherao the Chief Minister’s residence in Lucknow. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has demanded the Chief Minister’s resignation over the Hathras shocker. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has set up a Special Investigation Team in the case and sought a report within seven days. PM Modi also called up the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and called for strict action against the guilty. Uttar Pradesh police is facing fire over the victim’s family members’ allegations that they forcefully cremated the victim’s body in the wee hours despite objections from the family members. The local administration has said that they had sought the family members’ permission before her cremation. The woman was raped in a village in Hathras by four men on September 14. After her condition deteriorated, she was referred to Delhi's Safdarjung hospital where she breathed her last on Tuesday. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Maharashtra's Former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis took a jibe on Uddhav Thackeray led Maharashtra government over prioritising Kangana over COVID-19. Former CM said, "Maharashtra government assumes that their fight is against Kangana and not COVID-19. Today Maharshtra has maximum corona cases. Country's 40% death due to corona takes place in Maharashtra." He further said, "If Maharashtra government applies 50% of the power they are applying in the fight against Kangana to fight COVID-19 then we will be able to protect the lives of people."
Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy inaugurated the service of a Kisan Train from Anantapur to New Delhi. Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi and Union Minister of Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar were also present.
Farmers continue burning stubble in their fields in Amritsar of Punjab. The farmers said that they did not wish to do so but are helpless. One of the farmers said, "We are helpless. Last time too the government had said that they will give us Rs 2500/acre but we did not get even Rs 1. We demand that government to provide us Rs 6000/acre."
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday interacted with farmers from several states virtually. The interaction comes amid nationwide protests over the three farm laws. Gandhi accused Centre of 'breaking the back' of informal sector through its policies. He said that the farm laws are like a dagger through the heart of the farmers. Farmers from Punjab, Bihar, Haryana and Maharashtra took part in the interaction. They shared their views on farm laws and raised concerns over minimum support price. The 10-minute-long interaction was telecast on Gandhi's social media handles. "The three farm laws are like a dagger through your hearts. We need to oppose this not just for farmers but also for the country," the Congress leader said. President Kovind gave his assent to the controversial farm bills on Sunday. The three bills were passed during the monsoon session of Parliament.
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Sena leader leader Sanjay Raut said if Bihar doesn't have enough issues, Mumbai can parcel some. The Sena leader's jibe comes a day after the Election Commission announced the schedule of Bihar polls. Bihar is slated to go to polls in three phases on October 28, November 3 and 7. "Bihar polls should be fought on issues of development, law and order and good governance. But if these issues have exhausted, issues from Mumbai can be sent as parcel," Raut said. Earlier, the Rajya Sabha MP had alleged that Sushant Singh Rajput's death was being used as a poll issue in Bihar. On Friday, the MP also hinted that Shiv Sena may contest in Bihar Assembly polls. State police departments of Bihar and Maharashtra locked horns over probe into the actor's death. Former Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey had accused Maharashtra Police of not co-operating. Raut has recently criticised questioning of several Bollywood celebrities by NCB in a drug case related to Sushant Singh's death.
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Several farmers of Hisar, welcomed the new agriculture reform bills passed in the Parliament. Farmers believe bill will be beneficial. So far, Rajya Sabha has passed two of the three agriculture reform bills.