BJP's former ally slammed the Central government over the violence that took place in the national capital on January 26. Shiv Sena held both farmers and government responsible for the situation. Sanjay Raut said farmers should've fulfilled their promises to government. Raut also criticised the government for failing to control farmers. Raut said, “Farmer leaders should've fulfilled their assurance to the government. Both sides are responsible for deterioration of situation. The government has all instruments, agencies, power, army, police despite farmers entered Delhi, red fort and touched the tricolor. This is state of law and order in national capital.” Scenes of chaos were seen in Delhi on Republic Day. Farmer protestors broke protocol during their tractor rally. Farmer protestors broke barricades and barged into Delhi. Clashes erupted at multiple locations and protestors stormed the Red Fort. Watch the full video for more.
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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan targeted Congress' Rahul Gandhi and said that his party's foundation is based on 'lies'. "Rahul Gandhi, don't you feel ashamed while lying? Don't lie so much that people stop believing your words, which they already have. Lying is the foundation of his party. If someone is responsible for India's partition, it's Congress," said CM Chouhan in Bhopal.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan does not know the law, he does not have the right to be the Chief Minister, said Congress leader Digvijaya Singh. This was stated by former chief minister Digvijaya Singh in the context of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's statement to bury the mafia in the state. Digvijaya Singh said that where is it written in the Constitution of India that the Chief Minister can bury someone alive in the ground. Shivraj Singh Chouhan talks illegally. He does not have the right to be the Chief Minister.
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched 'Rozgar Utsav' under 'AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan' in Bhopal on January 20. CM Chouhan said, "During corona period, we had launched Rozgar Setu portal. So far, 1.44 lakh people have been employed in different sectors."
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived at Kozhikode airport in Kerala on January 27. The former party chief inaugurated a building of Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Wandoor town on January 27. He is on a two-day visit to Wayanad. Rahul Gandhi is the Member of Parliament from Wayanad.
Rahul Gandhi alleged prior information on Balakot air strike was leaked to a journalist. The Congress leader accused Prime Minister Modi of ‘leaking information’. Rahul was speaking to media in Karur on the 3rd day of his three-day visit to Tamil Nadu. “If the information was available to a journalist, if it was on WhatsApp, I'm sure the enemy forces can also have access. I'm asking a very simple question, why is it that there is no inquiry on this?" Gandhi said responding to a question. “Only these five people knew. Somebody out of these five people had told the journalist. If it is not the Prime Minister, why has he not ordered an inquiry and said that treason has taken place? Somebody out of these five people has put the nation and Indian Air Force at risk. I want to find out who it is. Why has he (Prime Minister) not done that? The only reason he has not done that is because he is involved in this type of leaking of information," he said. Watch the full video for more.
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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.
Ruling TMC in West Bengal alleged that BJP is sending BSF to threaten voters in border areas. TMC leader Firhad Hakim made the statement following a meeting with the Election Commission. Meanwhile, BJP's Dilip Ghosh said they have urged EC for the deployment of central forces during polls. Ghosh added that BJP informed EC about the abnormal rise in the number of voters. The full bench of EC, led by CEC Sunil Arora, arrived in the state on Wednesday evening. EC officials are on a three-day visit to Bengal ahead of the state assembly polls. Elections to 294 Assembly seats in Bengal are scheduled to take place in next few months.
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At least eight people lost their lives and four were severely injured in a road accident in Rajasthan's Tonk area on the night of January 26. Injured were rushed to the nearby hospital. Further details are awaited. The deceased hailed from Madhya Pradesh and met with the accident while returning after offering prayers at Khatushyam.
A 14-year-old minor girl was allegedly raped by a man who met her through social media in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal. Speaking to ANI, ASP of Bhopal, Rajesh Singh Bhadoria said, "We have arrested the accused. Further investigation is underway."
Speaking to media in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on January 25, former Lok Sabha (LS) Speaker Sumitra Mahajan spoke on her Padma Bhushan award. Mahajan said, "I am surprised over why I am being given the Padma Bhushan award. I have always worked to the best of my ability in all the roles and maybe that is the reason." "All I can say is if your work is authentic, it pays off," she added.
Commenting on web series 'Tandav', which has invited a couple of controversies, Home Minister of Madhya Pradesh Narottam Mishra said makers would've been behind the bars, if they were not provided relief by the court. "When we react on an act then they say that we are creating chaos. Why do you do such acts that a reaction is needed? We will not tolerate such things at all. Court has provided them relief so they are safe otherwise they would have been behind bars," said Madhya Pradesh Home Minister.
Saif Ali Khan starrer 'Tandav' has spiked controversy across the country. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said that he condemns the way Zeeshan Ayyub, Saif Ali Khan and Ali Abbas Zafar reacted to religious sentiments. And he further said that MP government is thinking to ban it. "I condemn the way Zeeshan Ayyub, Saif Ali Khan and Ali Abbas Zafar reacted to our religious sentiments. MP government will register case, thinking of banning it. We'll request Centre for a policy to restrict web series that use vulgar language and attack religious sentiments," said Narottam Mishra on 'Tandav' controversy.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said that Superintendent of Police, Collector and SDOP were immediately suspended related to Morena incident in which 20 people have died. He said, 'It is a sad and serious incident. CM had clarified that such incidents cannot be tolerated. SP, Collector and SDOP were immediately suspended. The local distillery will also be investigated.' The death toll in Madhya Pradesh spurious liquor tragedy has mounted to 20 on January 13. Several people from Manpur and Pahawali villages got hospitalized after falling sick due to consumption of poisonous liquor. Probe is underway and more details are awaited in this regard.