Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on the release of the CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas who was abducted by the Naxals during an encounter with security forces along Sukma-Bijapur border on April 03, said it was a political win. "This is our strategic win. The officers who were given this responsibility have successfully performed it. I am satisfied, jawan's family was also worried," said CM Bhupesh Baghel.
After paying tribute to the slain soldiers who lost their lives in Naxal attack, Home Minister Amit Shah assured the countrymen that this battle (against Naxals) will be intensified and the country will win it in the end. He said that their sacrifice will be remembered for taking the fight against Naxals to a decisive turn. "On behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Central government and the country, I pay tributes to the security personnel who lost their lives in the Naxal attack," said HM Amit Shah. Informing about the meeting which was held with security forces in presence of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Amit Shah said that security forces do not want to weaken the fight. "I held a review meeting with Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and officers of security forces. The officers said that this fight should not weaken, which shows that the morale of our jawans is intact," said Amit Shah.
After attending meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah and top officials of security forces on Naxal attack, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel claimed that Naxals have suffered heavy losses in the Bijapur encounter which continued for 4 hours. "We have information that they took dead bodies and the injured Naxals in four tractor-trollies," informed CM Baghel.
PC Chacko, who recently left the Congress party, on March 16, said that in the upcoming Kerala elections, he extended his support to Left Democratic Front (LDF), and indicates that he will likely to join the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) or LDF after meeting with NCP chief Sharad Pawar. "I'm meeting Sharad Pawar. Whatever crisis party is facing, it needs to be discussed. I'm also meeting Sitaram Yechury and GN Azad to discuss future course of action. I need to extend my support to LDF. I'll decide (on joining) after meeting Pawar sahib," Chacko said.
At the first summit of the leaders of the Quadrilateral grouping, a Quad vaccine initiative was announced Friday for supply of vaccines to the Indo Pacific; Ahead of the West Bengal Assembly election, former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha joined the Trinamool Congress; Top Congress leaders, including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and Kapil Sibal of the "group of 23", have not been named in the party's list of star campaigners. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad lavished praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a function by Gujjar Desh Charitable Trust in Jammu. ‘I admire several things about a number of leaders. I am from a village and I am proud of it. A big leader, our Prime Minister, says he is from a village, he used to sell tea. We may have political differences, but at least he doesn't hide his reality,’ the Congress leader said. This comes after PM Modi had given an emotional farewell to the Congressman as leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha last month. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor cast his vote at a polling station in Thiruvananthapuram on April 06. He seemed confident of high voting turnout by 10 am said it's a good sign for United Democratic Front (UDF). "The turnout has been pretty high by 10 am, already 20% , which is unusual for Kerala. As a general rule, when the turnout is high, the UDF will prevail,' said Tharoor. Total of 2.74 crore voters are exercising their franchise to decide fate of 957 candidates. Kerala votes in a single-phase today with results scheduled to be announced on May 02.
Journalists recall release of CRPF jawan by naxals in Chhattisgarh. The abducted CRPF jawan Rakeshwar Singh was released by naxals. Manhas was brought to the CRPF camp in Bijapur after he was released. “A press note was released saying that the government is preparing a team for mediation. Bastar IGP was informed; a two-member team was formed. Maoists asked us to come with the team formed by the government. 35-40 maoists were present, several adivasis were present there. The soldier was released in our presence and handed over to us,” a journalist said. Another said, We went to the place where the soldier was kept. Soldier is healthy but he is mentally troubled. He told me that he got lost during the ambush. Maoists said that they were leaving him on humanitarian grounds. They (maoists) said that the soldier be sent back home. Bringing back the soldier was everyone’s responsibility.”
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi held meeting with Chief Ministers on the current COVID19 situation on April 08 via video conferencing. Terming the second wave a grave concern, PM Modi said, "We need to fight the second surge in cases. Many states including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Punjab have crossed first wave of peak in COVID-19 cases. This is a serious concern and people have become complacent. In most States administration has also become relaxed." PM Modi said that there is need to work on war footing again to fight COVID-19. "Despite all the challenges, we have a better experience, resources and a vaccine," he added.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday condemned the ruckus created in Bihar Assembly. Nitish Kumar defended the Speaker’s action inside the Assembly. Meanwhile, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav asked for CM Nitish’s apology over the matter. Yadav said that the Opposition MLAs will boycott the sessions if action is not taken in the matter. Watch the full video for more details.
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Justifying police action against opposition legislators over the 'Special Armed Police Bill', Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that the protesting MLAs had held the Speaker hostage and his chamber got gheraoed. Kumar said that it is Speaker's prerogative in how he controls the situation. "Everyone knows how the Speaker's chamber was gheraoed and what was done in front of his Chair in the House. Today it's being said that Police was called there, it's in Speaker's hands that he can take any help to control the situation. The Speaker was held hostage and it was never happened before. But anyhow the Special Armed Police Bill got passed," said CM Nitish Kumar. On March 23, the opposition created ruckus inside the Bihar Assembly over 'Special Armed Police Bill'. The Bill gives the police powers to search anyone without a warrant and take them into custody wherever they are posted. It got passed in the Assembly late evening of March 23.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, on March 24 slammed the BJP-JD(U) government in Bihar over the action against opposition MLAs after they created ruckus inside the assembly over the Bihar Special Armed Police Bill 2021, which, Kharge said, will give more power to the state police, and will promote 'police raj'. He also said that BJP talks about democracy but it is killing it by passing the bill. "Incident in Bihar Assembly is condemnable. I've never seen police beating women MLAs. BJP is killing democracy. If this is happening with elected leaders, what about law and order situation in the state? If Bihar Police law is passed, it'll give leeway to them," Leader of Opposition said.
Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi of being scared of China and only useful for the wealthy. Kapil Sibal says Congress has weakened in the last decade, more efforts needed in the G-23 dissenters’ Shanti Sammelan at Jammu and Kashmir. According to the sources, the government is most likely to fix the coronavirus vaccine rate at rs. 250 per dose. The lockdown in Maharashtra’s Amravati and Achalpur has been extended till March 8 amid the increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the past few days. Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi visited Varanasi today on the occasion of Sant Ravidas' birth anniversary. All this and more news at 9 pm.
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Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal questioned the leadership over "not using" Ghulab Nabi Azad's experience. Kapil Sibal's scathing remarks came during 'Shanti Sammelan' in Jammu on February 27. "What is the real role of Ghulam Nabi Azad sahab? A person who flies an aircraft is an experienced person. An engineer accompanies him to detect and repair any malfunctioning in the engine. Ghulam Nabi ji is experienced as well as engineer. He is one such leader who knows ground reality of Congress in every district of every state. We were saddened when we realised that he is being freed from Parliament. We didn't want him to go from Parliament...I can't understand why Congress not using his experience," said Sibal.
Congress leader Kapil Sibal during 'Shanti Sammelan', a show of strength in Jammu on February 27, agreed that Congress party is getting weak and said that 'G-23' has gathered to strengthen the party together that is getting weak. "The truth is that we see Congress party getting weak. That is why we have gathered here. We had gathered together earlier too and we have to strengthen the party together," said Sibal.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad attacked congress leader Rahul Gandhi over vaccine shortage charge. RS Prasad, in a series of tweets, countered Rahul Gandhi’s vaccine shortage claim. The union minister also asked why Rahul has not yet taken the vaccine. This comes after Rahul Gandhi earlier attacked PM Modi over ‘tika utsav’. Rahul wrote a letter to PM Modi over vaccine procurement and distribution. “Shortage of vaccine is a grave issue amid rising covid cases. Not utsav, is it right to risk Indian citizens and keep exporting vaccines? Central government should help all state governments without any bias. We all have to stand together to beat the pandemic,” he said.
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