Congress MPs walked out from Lok Sabha demanding discussion on India-China border issue on September 15.
Congress Deputy Leader, Gaurav Gogoi on Congress' walk out said, "Our leader AR Chowdhury wanted to send a message of solidarity towards our troops and to send a stern warning to China that they should not test our patience.
Unfortunately, the government feels as if only they can speak in support of the Army."
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.
Updating about the second phase of vaccination rollout starting from March, Chairman of Empowered Group, RS Sharma, on February 26 said that the government is now changing its approach of vaccination to "demand-driven" unlike the earlier approach which was "supply-driven". "For second phase vaccination, starting March 1, people who want to be inoculated, they will have to register on CO-WIN platform. Both online and on-the-spot registrations are available. Vaccination will be free at government facility, and paid at private facility," said Chairman of Empowered Group
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.
While speaking to media in Assam's Guwahati on January 28, the Deputy Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha (LS), Gaurav Gogoi spoke on farmers protest. Gogoi said, "Alliance parties of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will be boycotting President's address in support of farmers' demands which are valid."
While speaking to media in West Bengal's Murshidabad on February 26, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury spoke on upcoming Assembly elections. Chowdhury said, "We have requested the Election Commission to take strict action against those who try to spread violence during eight-phase Assembly elections in West Bengal." "Our aim is to ensure that elections are conducted in a free and fair manner," he added.
Speaking on the bomb attack on West Bengal Labour Minister Jakir Hossain, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on February 18 said there is no law and order in WB, no person is safe in the state. He said, "There is no law and order in West Bengal. No person is safe in this state. NIA should conduct an investigation into the incident." State Labour Minister suffered injuries, after unidentified people hurled a bomb at him in Murshidabad on Feb 17.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has destroyed the institutional balance in the country by 'systematically attacking elected institutions and free press' for the last six years. "A nation is a balance between its institutions, if that balance is disturbed then the nation is disturbed. That is the central idea. What are the institutions that make up the Indian nation? There are elected institutions Lok Sabha, Vidhan Sabhas, Panchayats. There is the judiciary, there is a supporting free press. These institutions together, they hold the nation together in place. What we have seen over the last six years, is a systematic attack on all these institutions. Democracy does not die with a bang, it dies slowly and I am sad to tell you that democracy in India is dead. It doesn't exist anymore. It is dead because one organization, the RSS has combined with huge finances to penetrate and disturb and destroy our institutional balance. That is what is happened," he said. Rahul also took a jibe at PM Modi during the event. Watch the full video for more details.
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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday addressed the Members of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. In the context of demand for Inner Line Permit (ILP), Om Birla said, "We said that we should all work together so that autonomous districts council should be empowered and more and more accountability can be fixed." Later, he will visit the construction site of the new building of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. The Lok Sabha Speaker is in Meghalaya on a two-day visit.
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.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Member of Parliament (MP), slammed Congress government in Rajasthan over Dungarpur violence. He said Rajasthan government is running..