While addressing the press conference in Patna on January 10, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav spoke on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's statement over National Democratic Alliance (NDA) alliance for Bihar polls. Yadav said, "It is tit for tat. If you look at Nitish Kumar ji's history, be it George Fernandes, Digvijaya Singh or our party- whom did he not betray?. He came to power through back door, he has thirst for power." "The destruction of Bihar by him is for everyone to see. Nitish Kumar is a bargainer, a blackmailer. He is not a leader. He is not for people, he is for himself," Yadav added.
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said that India shouldn't be made an experiment lab. Singh said that people of India should not be made guinea pigs for vaccine trials. "Protocols can still be compromised during the pandemic. People of India should not be made guinea pigs. Haryana minister Anil Vij got vaccinated and later tested positive. Before human trials, animal trials are done to launch a vaccine. India cannot be an experiment lab for any vaccine," he said. Bharat Biotech, SII, and Pfizer recently asked for emergency use approval in India. At least eight different vaccine candidates are at different trial stages in India. PM Modi had recently held meeting and visited vaccine labs in the country. He had discussed Covid vaccination plan during an all-party meeting held earlier.
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Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on December 07 said that Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij infected with COVID-19 after vaccinated to gain fame and now explaining about doses and duration. "People of India should not be made Guinea pigs. Haryana's Minister Vij sahab got himself vaccinated to gain fame and later got infected with COVID. He is now explaining about doses and duration," said Singh.
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on January 09 reached Bhopal and met Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. She also met BJP leader Imarti Devi, who was being called 'item' by former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath. After meeting Imarti Devi, Kangana opened up about the crimes against women. She said that law system should be reformed to provide speedy justice to women. Ranaut reached Bhopal after recording her statement with Bandra Police in connection with a sedition case filed against her.
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and president of state Indian National Congress Kamal Nath took a jibe at MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on December 27. While addressing a gathering, Nath called Chouhan an expert in ‘media politics’ and said that he turns everything into an event. He also took potshots at PM Modi saying the prime minister visited a Gurudwara amid the farmers’ protest. During an all-party meeting in Bhopal, a decision was taken to put off Assembly's winter session. The all-party meeting was attended by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Home Minister Narottam Mishra, state Congress unit president Kamal Nath and others. The winter session was scheduled to begin on December 28. Watch the full video for more.
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Indian National Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari raised questions on COVAXIN's efficacy. He said, "Many eminent doctors have raised questions with regard to the efficacy and safety of COVAXIN with government saying that people will not be able to choose as to which vaccine they would like to take. This goes against the entire doctrine of informed consent." "If the vaccine is so safe and reliable and efficacy of the vaccine is beyond question then how is it that not a single functionary of the government has stepped forward to get themselves vaccinated as it has happened in other countries around the world?," he said.
The Congress proposed that the TMC should merge with it instead to put up a united fight against the BJP. The BJP, which has emerged as a potent force in the state, said the TMC's suggestion amounted to admission that it was not in a position to take on the saffron party on its own in the assembly polls in West Bengal due in April-May. "If the Left Front and the Congress are genuinely anti-BJP, they should rally behind Mamata Banerjee in her fight against the communal and divisive politics of the saffron party," senior TMC MP Sougata Roy said. Reacting to the TMC's proposal, state Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury blamed the West Bengal's ruling party for the growth of the BJP in the state. "We are not interested in aligning with the TMC. Why is the TMC now interested in an alliance with us after poaching our MLAs over the last 10 years. If Mamata Banerjee is in keen on fighting the BJP, then she should join the Congress as it is the only pan-India platform to fight against communalism," he said. Watch the full video for more details.
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On Jan 15, President Ram Nath Kovind made the first contribution towards the construction of Ram Mandir, which is to be built in UP's Ayodhya. Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) working president, Alok Kumar said, "He is the first citizen of the country so we went to him to initiate this drive. He donated a sum of Rs 5,01,000." Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also made the contribution for construction of Ram Mandir. He handed over a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to a leader of Vishva Hindu Parishad. He said, "I am grateful to be part of such mission." Ram Mandir is to be built at the site of Ram Janmabhoomi in UP's Ayodhya.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that both Covaxin and Covishield have been properly tested. He said, "Our scientists have tested them on all parameters and only then it has been decided to use them. Both the vaccines are safe and have no difference. Both of them will build immunity and antibodies." "But the antibodies will not develop immediately after vaccination. The second dose will be administered 28 days after the first dose and 14 days after it the antibodies will develop. Two doses are necessary," he added.
The District Administration of Pulwama conducted a special training programme for the polling staff for the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) elections and Panchayat by-polls. The District Level Master Trainers imparted training to the polling staff about Ballot Boxes. The trainee staff included Presiding Officers, P1, P2 and P3 in two sessions under the overall supervision of Nodal Officer Trainings. During the training, the master trainers acquainted the polling staff with the rules and regulations of the election process and implementation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC). The Polling Officers were briefed about their duties and functions especially to ensure free, fair and smooth conduct of by-election in the district. The training session was attended by Polling Officers, other polling staff besides concerned officers and officials of the district. The training was imparted to the concerned polling staff at DC office Pulwama. The DDC elections across JK UT will begin from November 28 in eight phases. Panchayat by-polls will also take place during the time. Polls will end on December 19 with counting taking place on December 22.
BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on October 31 slammed Congress leader and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh for calling him a 'dog' and said that he is a dog as he is a people's servant. "Kamal..