A group of 11 major opposition parties in Pakistan have joined hands to raise their protest against the ruling Prime Minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). A large number of people gathered in Gujranwala city of Punjab Province for a massive opposition rally on Friday. The government even blocked the roads to Gujranwala to flog the opposition rally. On September 20, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) was formed by 11 opposition parties to launch a three-phased anti-government movement under an "action plan". It includes countrywide public meetings, protest demonstrations and rallies followed by a 'decisive long march' towards Islamabad in January 2021. Opposition leaders are also seeking no-confidence motions and mass resignations from Parliament for 'the selected' prime minister's resignation. Opposition parties have accused Pakistan Army of rigging the 2018 elections that brought Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party to power.
Amid pandemic, Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party leader Yarlagadda Venkatrao celebrated his birthday with supporters on October 04. During the celebration, people in large numbers gathered to get a glimpse of the leader. Social distancing norms were also flouted.
The norms of social distancing were flouted during a protest by ruling YSR Congress Party in Krishna district. They staged protest against Telugu Desam Party (TDP). Protesters even burnt effigy to demonstrate. On Sep 09, Andhra Pradesh reported 10,418 new COVID-19 cases, taking active cases to 97,271.
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Kamal Nath’s ‘item’ jibe at a BJP leader has led to a big war of words between the two parties ahead of the bypolls in Madhya Pradesh. Union Minister Smriti Irani questioned the Gandhi family and said that their silence on such issues is significant and added that the Gandhi family has always chosen to stay silent on such issues. Smriti Irani also said that there is no justification for the derogatory statements made by the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has also written to Sonia Gandhi demanding the removal of Kamal Nath from all party posts. Meanwhile, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh hit out at the BJP and said that their outrage is nothing more than drama. Singh said questioned the BJP leaders for their silence on the Hathras case. He said that no BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh had come out and spoken even when the Hathras victim’s body was cremated at night allegedly without her parents’ consent. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani criticised former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath, for calling BJP's Imarti Devi as "item". Irani said, "I can't find any justification that Kamal Nath ji (former MP CM) can give for using such derogatory word against a woman political leader (referring to BJP's Imarti Devi as "item"). I can't understand why Gandhi family chooses to be absolutely silent. She further said, "I don't think Gandhi family will take action against Kamal Nath for making such a derogatory statement against a lady. Be it Kamal Nath or Digvijaya Singh, these are the people who keep fire burning in Gandhi family's kitchen." On October 18, former CM of MP and Congress leader Kamal Nath had used word 'item' for BJP leader Imarti Devi in a public rally in Gwalior.
Jammu and Kashmir Government's outreach program 'Back to Village' phase 3 began in far-flung areas of Rajouri. Along with village sarpanchs, senior officials are meeting villagers to explain government schemes. Authorities are also paying attention to their grievances. "'Back to Village-3' programme is being conducted door-to-door in far-flung areas for the backward and the poor," said Shahida Kouser, Village Sarpanch, Dhangri. JandK administration has started the program on Oct 2, while marking birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. 'Back to Village' program aims at reinvigorating village Panchayats and helping with development in the rural areas of the state via local participation.
Two injured after boulders fell off the Indrakeeladri hillock in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada on October 21. The incident occurred ahead of AP Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy's visit to Durga Temple on the hillock.
JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar said he has no interest in what someone is saying about him. In a jibe at LJP, Kumar said "Ram Vilas Paswan is unwell. We want him to recover. Has Ram Vilas Paswan been elected to Rajya Sabha without the support of JDU? BJP and JDU gave him the ticket." The ruling NDA in Bihar on Tuesday announced its seat-sharing formula for the assembly elections under which JD(U) will contest on 122 seats and BJP 121 out of a total of 243 seats. BJP backed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's leadership to the hilt and rebuffed LJP chief Chirag Paswan who has raised a banner of revolt. At a joint press conference of the top leadership of the JD (U) and the BJP, where Kumar who heads the former was also present, it was declared that the two partners have clinched a deal where both will have an almost equal share of the pie.
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, ahead of state assembly elections announced the seat-sharing of NDA in a press conference on October 06. During the press conference, when questioned about LJP, Nitish Kumar said that BJP-JD(U) gave Ram Vilas Paswan the ticket to Rajya Sabha as LJP had only two seats. Kumar said, "Ram Vilas Paswan is unwell. We want him to recover. Did he reach Rajya Sabha without JDU's help? How many seats do they have in Bihar Vidhan Sabha? Two. So, BJP-JD(U) gave him ticket to RS. What do we have to do with what someone says?"
AAP MP Sanjay Singh faced an ink attack when he was speaking to the media after meeting Hathras victim’s family members. The attacker could be heard raising ‘PFI agents go back’ slogans after he threw ink on the AAP Rajya Sabha MP. Sanjay Singh left the area and the attacker was taken to the local police station. Sanjay Singh’s visit to Hathras comes after Rahul & Priyanka Gandhi visited the grieving family on Saturday and Bhim Army Chief Chadra Shekhar Azad met them on Sunday. The opposition parties have been attacking the Yogi Adityanath government over the Hathras horror. Several opposition parties have also demanded the resignation of the Chief Minister over the case. A dalit girl had allegedly been gangraped on September 14 and passed away in a Delhi hospital on 29th of September. Her body was also hurriedly cremated at night despite protests by her parents and family members. Watch the full video for all the details.
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