Covid battle to Cong leadership question: CM Baghel's full session at #HTLS2020
Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, opened up on a variety of issues on Day 3 of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020.
He criticised the Central government for not being of much help in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Baghel also commented on his administration's plan of distributing a vaccine against Covid as soon as it is available.He also fielded questions on the issue of Congress party's leadership, with the Bihar Assembly election result kick-starting another round of tussle and debate within the party.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel asked Centre that if it can provide free covid vaccine to 3 crore people then what about rest countrymen? "135 crore people live in this country, the central government has said that they will give vaccine to 3 crore people for free, then what will happen to 132 crore people? Government of India should tell about this. Currently, the vaccine is not for the general public but for the frontline workers," he said.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on December 21 remembered veteran Congress leader Motilal Vora, who passed away today. He said that Vora's death is not only a damage of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh but rather it's a damage for the nation.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on December 06 reacted on Konda farmer committing suicide due to clerical error reducing his paddy procurement limit to 11 quintals instead of 100 quintals. He said, "I've instructed authorities to take action in this case and also correct the records of the farmers, who've reported errors."
The 'Kartik Purnima' is being observed on November 30 in India. On the occasion, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel took a holy dip at Mahadev Ghat in Raipur and also performed 'aarti' there. 'Kartik Purnima' is celebrated on the full moon day of auspicious 'Kartika' month of Hindu lunar calendar.
BSP chief Mayawati, while welcoming the COVID-19 inoculation drive beginning Saturday, requested the Centre to provide the vaccine for free to the common man. She said if that does not happen, then the respective state governments should ensure that people get the vaccine for free. She said if her party comes to power in Uttar Pradesh, then it will ensure that everyone gets tot coronavirus vaccine for free. According to the government, the shots will be offered first to an estimated one crore healthcare workers, and around two crore frontline workers, and then to persons above 50 years of age, followed by persons younger than 50 years of age with associated comorbidities. Watch the full video for more details.
Credit: HT Digital Content Duration: 03:35Published
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and district police of Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon have undertaken a noble initiative in hand altogether. They are collectively teaching children in the Naxal-affected areas. ITBP, Kondagaon Police are conducting virtual classes for students through projectors. They are teaching kids in Hadeli village of Kondagaon district. The 41st battalion of ITBP is rendering its services to educate the kids of Naxal-affected zones.
Kamran Ansari, a Congress councillor from Raipur, has been booked by police for allegedly abusing and beating a tribal youth in Raja Talab area of the Chhattisgarh capital on January 10. Some of the associates of Ansari have also been named in the FIR which was registered by the victim's mother. The legal action against Ansari and his associates was taken after a viral video purportedly showed the Congress councillor along with his aides thrashing the youth. In his defence, Ansari said the youth was intoxicated and had come to his office with the intention of ransacking his office.
Three people were killed after being attacked by elephants in Chhattisgarh. The incident took place in Jashpur. While speaking to media persons, S Jadhav, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Jashpur said, "3 separate incidents took place where elephants were roaming around for past few days. Forest dept had put elephant repellent barricade to provide relief to people."
War of words between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav over the former’s comment during the Bihar poll rally. Tejashwi Yadav recalled Nitish’s comment on children. Yadav took a jibe at Bihar CM in the state assembly too. CM Nitish reacted to the statement and said his comments earlier concerned the fertility rate. Kumar also lost his cool on the Bihar Assembly floor on Friday. Kumar called Yadav a ‘liar’ and asked for actions against the RJD leader. Watch the full video for more details.
Credit: HT Digital Content Duration: 02:52Published
Bhupesh Baghel, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader, took on those seeking introspection following the party's subpar performance in the Bihar Assembly election. He said that leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal used to tell their junior colleagues to only raise party issues on internal fora, but were doing the opposite themselves. Baghel also defended calls to make Rahul Gandhi the party president, saying that there are no other leaders with greater acceptability among party workers. Watch the full video for more.
Credit: HT Digital Content Duration: 08:59Published
BJP MLA from Pirpainti, Lallan Kumar Paswan on November 26 handed over transcript of alleged phone call he received from jailed Lalu Yadav, to police. RJD chief allegedly asked him to not to vote in the election for State assembly Speaker's post. "We decided to lodge an FIR against Lalu Prasad under the Prevention of Corruption Act, based on his telephonic conversation with me, where he tried to tempt me and asked me to be absent from Bihar Assembly. This is how these people are playing with democracy," said MLA Paswan.
This shocking video shows hundreds of students gathering in a park to take part in a mass snowball fight - flouting strict Covid regulations in lockdown. Witnesses said they were shocked at the scenes,..