RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on January 21 informed that Mahagathbandhan will hold 'Kisan Jagruk Saptaah' (Farmers Awareness Week) to "educate" them about Centre's farm laws. The 'Kisan Jagruk Saptah' will be held for a week from 24th January to 30th January. "People, especially farmers of Bihar, will be made aware during the Saptah," he added. Yadav announced the information after a meeting of constituents of Mahagathbandhan today.
While addressing the press conference in Patna on January 10, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav said, "We have decided that on Martyrs' Day (January 30) all parties of 'Mahagathbandhan' will form a human chain. It will be done till Panchayat level. Government is trying to make those residing in villages and indulging in farming, unemployed, youth is unemployed despite having a degree." "After 2006, farmers have started becoming labourers. In Bihar, migration has not stopped. This is a major issue," he added.
Speaking to ANI in Patna on December 27, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader, Shivanand Tiwari said, "The way Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is behaving is problematic for his party. It was much needed for Nitish Kumar to remain in the position as BJP is hatching a conspiracy. He has wisdom and can calculate next step." "Although, his calculation went wrong when he left Mahagathbandhan," he added.
Union Minister of Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad met three village level women entrepreneurs of Common Service Center (CSC) who participated in the Republic Day parade. Speaking to media, RS Prasad said, "They symbolise the spirit of women empowerment through digital service delivery under Digital India." Three village level entrepreneurs of CSC were Baijanti Devi from Bihar's Gaya, Misba Hashmi from Yamuna Nagar and Sonu Bala from Haryana's Rewari.They attended the Republic Day parade on the tableau of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
President Ram Nath Kovind addressed to nation on R-Day eve and said, "Our scientists, along with doctors, administrators and people from other walks of life, have made major contribution in containing the virus and keeping the fatality rate lower in our country, compared to that in developed countries. Thus, our farmers, soldiers and scientists deserve special appreciation and a grateful nation greets them on this auspicious occasion of the Republic Day." He also said, "By conducting not only free and fair but also safe elections in Bihar which has high population density and in UT of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh with difficulties of access and other challenges, our democracy and the Election Commission have accomplished remarkable feats. I am sure that with a view to reducing the risk of such pandemics, the issue of climate change will be accorded top priority at the global level. Economic reforms have continued apace and have been supplemented by long-pending reforms in areas of labour and agriculture through legislation. The path to reform at initial stages may cause misapprehensions. However, it's beyond doubt that government remains singularly devoted to farmers' welfare."
President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, virtually addressed the 11th National Voters' Day celebrations on January 25. At the event, President Kovind said, 'After being inspired by successful election process in India, many countries showed interest in researching on it. Even during COVID-19, Election Commission of India was able to hold a safe ballot. In view of such efforts to strengthen democracy across the world, India's Chief Election Commission was made the head of 'Association of World Election Bodies'.' The event was organised by the Election Commission of India.
Chief Election Commissioner of India Sunil Arora on January 22 said that ECI is committed to conduct the Assembly Elections in free, fair, ethical and safe manner while ensuring higher voter participation. "The term of the West Bengal assembly is due to expire on 30th May 2021," he said.
JDU leader KC Tyagi lashed out at the BJP over the defection of 6 JDU MLAs to the BJP in Arunachal Pradesh. ‘We express anguish over six JD (U) MLAs from Arunachal Pradesh joining BJP. This is not a good sign for alliance politics,’ Tyagi said during a press conference. He also attacked the BJP over the Love Jihad law in several BJP ruled states and said that the JDU does not support such divisive laws. ‘An atmosphere of hatred and division is being created in the country in the name of 'love jihad'. Provisions of the Constitution and CrPC give freedom to two adults to choose life partners of their choice irrespective of one's religion or caste,’ the senior JDU leader said. Earlier Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar downplayed the exit of the MLAs and said that ‘they have gone their own way’. JDU is part of the NDA government in Centre and won Bihar election in a pre-poll alliance with the BJP. Watch the full video for all the details.
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BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on December 28 said that CM Nitish Kumar agreed to become Chief Minister of Bihar on request of Janata Dal (United), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) leaders. He said, "Nitish Kumar didn't want to be the Chief Minister (of Bihar). BJP and JDU leaders told him that we fought the poll on his name and vision and said that people had voted for him. In the end, he accepted to become the Chief Minister on request of JDU, BJP and VIP leaders." On JD (U) MLAs joining BJP in Arunachal Pradesh, Sushil Modi said, "Leaders of JD (U) have said that whatever has happened in Arunachal Pradesh will not affect the alliance in Bihar and Bihar government. BJP-JD(U) alliance in Bihar is unbreakable. The government will work for 5 years under the guidance of Nitish Kumar."
Janata Dal (United) showed anguish after their MLAs joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Arunachal Pradesh. He said, "We express anguish over six JD (U) MLAs from Arunachal Pradesh joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). This is not a good sign for alliance politics."
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi filed his nomination for Rajya Sabha by-election as an NDA (National Democratic Alliance) candidate in Patna on December 02. He was accompanied by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. He said, "Sushil Modi has our full support." Voting for Rajya Sabha by-election is scheduled on December 14. The seat was left vacant after demise of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader and former union minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on January 12 visited Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh. Owaisi is on a one-day visit to Uttar Pradesh. Before the next assembly elections, Owaisi forged alliance with Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) to make a strong ground in eastern UP.
Ahead of West Bengal Assembly elections, state's acting All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief SK Abdul Kalam joined Trinamool Congress (TMC) on January 09 in Kolkata. Several other members of AIMIM also joined TMC. WB Assembly elections are likely to be held in mid 2021.
AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi in Kolkata said that his party will take part in upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections. "I met Abbas Siddiqui today and our party will definitely take part in the upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections. Our party will stand with decisions that will be taken by Abbas Siddiqui," said AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi.
RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav released postcard addressing President Ram Nath Kovind, and sought acquittal of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on January 25. Speaking to mediapersons, Lalu's son alleged putting his father behind bars is a political torture by Centre. "He (Lalu Prasad Yadav) has been put behind bars as part of a conspiracy and is imprisoned despite prolonged illness. It's political torture by Centre," said RJD's Tej Pratap.
Ailing Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav was airlifted to Delhi from Jharkhand's Ranchi. He was brought in the national capital's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on January 23. Lalu Yadav was referred from Ranchi's Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on the advice of state medical board.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was being shifted to AIIMS Delhi from RIMS Ranchi on January 23 on the recommendation of the State Medical Board. RIMS Ranchi issued Yadav's health bulletin and informed "his condition remains the same and he is stable. His COVID test came out negative, blood report shows normal infection, HRCT chest scan reflect pneumonia".
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