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.
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."
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".
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav will be shifted to AIIMS Delhi as his health has been deteriorated. His son and party leader Tejashwi Yadav arrived at RIMS in Ranchi to meet him. He said, "His health (Lalu Yadav) has deteriorated, he is facing breathing difficulty. I have come to see the reports after which the further decision, that will be taken, will be told to you."
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and his mother Rabri Devi visited Ranchi's RIMS hospital to check on jailed party chief Lalu Yadav's health. Lalu Prasad Yadav, whose health condition deteriorated, has been diagnosed with lung infection. Prasad's elder daughter and Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharti reached Ranchi and met her father. Senior party leaders from the state were also seen making a beeline at the hospital. "Our family wants better treatment for him. Doctors to analyse what treatments can be provided here after all test reports come. He has already undergone heart surgery earlier and only 25% of his kidney is functional. He has also been diagnosed with pneumonia and he is facing difficulty in breathing. His situation is serious," Tejashwi said. On Thursday, the jailed RJD chief's developed breathing trouble with congestion in his chest. The former Bihar chief minister has been convicted in the fodder scam cases.
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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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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reacted on Tejashwi Yadav's allegation on his 'Bete Ki Chah Main Betiya Paida Karte Reh Gae' remark. He said, "I was speaking about the fertility rate and said that in..