Watch: PM Modi asks MPs to send message of support to Army; Tharoor responds
PM Modi asked all parliamentarians send a message of support to the army soldiers who are guarding the border in tough terrains.
Ahead of the parliament session, PM Modi said this session needs to send a message that the nation stands with our jawans.
Our soldiers are standing firm at the borders with a lot of courage, passion and strong resolve to protect their motherland.
They are standing on difficult heights and in a few days, will weather snow.
In the same manner, I am confident MPs will send a message, in one voice that it stands firmly behind soldiers guarding our borders.
Responding to PM Modi, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that no political party is against the Army but added that the government is accountable to the Parliament and needs to explain what has been happening at the border and in the talks with the Chinese.
Tharoor added that the nation needs to be taken into confidence over the border tiff with China.
Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor and other party workers protest against fuel price rise, outside Kerala Secretariat by pulling autorickshaw in a rope. Watch the video.
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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was seen pulling an auto-rickshaw with rope to protest against the soaring fuel prices. Tharoor was joined by many auto-drivers and some Congress workers as well. The Congress leader claimed that around a 100 auto-rickshaws were part of the protest outside the state secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. ‘Symbolically pulled an auto-rickshaw in Thiruvananthapuram to protest extortionate fuel taxes & the failure of both Central & State governments to reduce their share of the loot. Over a hundred autos joined the protest under the auspices of @INTUCnational,’ Tharoor tweeted. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor in Parliament berated budget presented by Centre in Lok Sabha. He said Prime Minister Modi's contribution of this budget is 'Na Jawan na Kisan'. "The government has come out with a budget which deceives people with respect to the allocation in defence and health sectors. Lal Bahadur Shastri had said 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan'. Modi ji's contribution of this budget is 'Na Jawan na Kisan'," said Tharoor.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested expansion of county's agriculture sector in the global market for processed food. "We need to increase clusters of Agro-industries so that villagers get employment in connection with farming," said PM Modi during a webinar on budget allocation for agriculture sector on March 01. Highlighting the need of the hour, PM Modi said that farmers of the country should get more and more options in the market.
Addressing a webinar on agricultural budget, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India of 21st century needs post-harvest or food processing revolution and value addition amid increasing agriculture production. "It would have been good for the country had this been done 2-3 decades back," he added. Speaking on steps undertaken for agriculture in Budget 2021-22, PM Modi informed that government has increased the agriculture credit target to Rs 16.50 lakh crore while the Micro-irrigation fund has been doubled. "In the agriculture budget, animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries sectors have been given priority. Rural infrastructure fund raised to Rs 40,000 crore," he added.
ITBP Director General SS Deswal on disengagement of India-China army troops informed that the government has given the mandate of border management to ITBP. DG SS Deswal said, "Disengagement is only between armies. We will continue to conduct our short and long-range patrol. Patrolling will be strengthened, Army will be behind us." On the functioning of Sardar Patel COVID Care Center and Hospital, Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Chhatarpur, DG SS Deswal said that both the centres will be closed within a week once patients currently admitted are discharged. "No new patients will be admitted. The city's hospitals are equipped to handle the current numbers," he added.
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal questioned the leadership over "not using" Ghulab Nabi Azad's experience. Kapil Sibal's scathing remarks came during 'Shanti Sammelan' in Jammu on February 27. "What is the real role of Ghulam Nabi Azad sahab? A person who flies an aircraft is an experienced person. An engineer accompanies him to detect and repair any malfunctioning in the engine. Ghulam Nabi ji is experienced as well as engineer. He is one such leader who knows ground reality of Congress in every district of every state. We were saddened when we realised that he is being freed from Parliament. We didn't want him to go from Parliament...I can't understand why Congress not using his experience," said Sibal.
"If I want to conduct a public meeting there, then why am I not being permitted?" asked AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi during a press conference on February 25. Owaisi said that Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, JP Nadda can hold a rally, Congress, CPM, TMC can hold a rally then why can't AIMIM. "TMC MPs speak about freedom of expression, constitution, dissent in Parliament. But they have two faces, they say one thing in Delhi and do just the opposite in Bengal," he said. The AIMIM chief further said that Model Code of Conduct has not come into effect now. "If they're refusing to give us permission even before that, how will election be free and fair?" he asked.
During a roadshow in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on March 01 criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government by saying that his govt doesn't respect Tamil culture. He said, "Govt in Delhi doesn't respect Tamil culture. They've a CM who does everything they say. CM (E.K. Palaniswami) doesn't represent the state, he represents what Modi wants him to do. A person who bows before Modi can't represent Tamil Nadu.""He (CM) must not let RSS insult Tamil culture. Modi says '1 nation, 1 culture, 1 history'. Is Tamil not an Indian language? Is Tamil history not Indian or is Tamil culture not Indian? As an Indian, it's my duty to protect Tamil culture,"he added.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad lavished praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a function by Gujjar Desh Charitable Trust in Jammu. ‘I admire several things about a number of leaders. I am from a village and I am proud of it. A big leader, our Prime Minister, says he is from a village, he used to sell tea. We may have political differences, but at least he doesn't hide his reality,’ the Congress leader said. This comes after PM Modi had given an emotional farewell to the Congressman as leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha last month. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Ahead of the Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is effectively campaigning in several cities of the state. He conducted a massive road show in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu on February 28. During his rally, Rahul Gandhi said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India has 1 culture, 1 history and 1 language. Is Tamil history not Indian history or Tamil culture not Indian culture? India has multiple cultures, history and languages." "The PM must respect every language and culture," he added.
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