Political leaders across the country celebrated India’s 72nd Republic Day with fervour. BJP national president JP Nadda unfurled Tricolour at party headquarters in Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also hoisted the national flag at his residence. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar unfurled the national flag at his residence. Chief Ministers across the nation also unfurled Tricolour at their residences and party offices. Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot hoisted the Tricolour at CM residence in Jaipur. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath hoisted the Tricolour at his residence in Lucknow. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar unfurled the national flag at his residence and celebrated the day. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, Governor Ganeshi Lal unfurled the national flag at MG Road.
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India is celebrating 72nd Republic Day today. Chief Ministers across country unfurled the national flag at their residences and party offices. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot hoisted the Tricolour at CM residence in Jaipur. Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal unfurled the national flag at MG Road. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was also present. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar also hoisted the national flag at his residence today.
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".
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."
Two people have been detained and a high-level probe has been ordered into the blast in Karnataka's Shivamogga district that killed at least seven people. The dynamite explosion took place on Thursday night. Police and district officials including Shivamogga MP BY Raghavendra inspected the blast site. Meanwhile, Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa took to Twitter and expressed grief over the loss of lives. State Home Minister Basavaraj S Bommai said that there was negligence by the quarry owner and operators. The explosion occurred at a railway crusher site in Shivamogga's Hunasodu village. The massive blast resulted in mild tremors in and around the Shivamogga district.
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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."
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.
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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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."
India is celebrating 72nd Republic Day today. Political dignitaries unfurled the national flag at their residences and party offices. BJP national president JP Nadda unfurled Tricolour at Delhi's BJP headquarters. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla hoisted the national capital at his residence. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar unfurled the Tricolour at his residence.
The Plaster of Paris (POP) statue of Lord Ram has been installed at BJP headquarters in Lucknow on January 22. The statue was installed in the presence of BJP national president JP Nadda, CM Yogi Adityanath.
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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