Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said that farmers from his state did not participate in the 'Dilli Chalo' protest march against the Centre's farm laws, adding the ongoing demonstrations is being driven by certain political parties and unions.
Khattar held his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh responsible for the thousands of farmers marching to Delhi.
"The movement was started by farmers of Punjab.
However, there is some connection with certain political parties and some unions.
Farmers of Haryana did not take part in these protests (Dilli Chalo) and I would congratulate them for that.
I would like to praise the Haryana police for performing their duty with utmost composure for the past two days," Khattar said.
Farmers held a protest against Haryana chief minister ML Khattar in Rohtak. Farmers were allegedly lathi-charged by the police. An elderly farmer and a cop were reportedly injured during the incident. Farmers gathered outside a private university where the chief minister had to arrive. Heavy police security arrangements were made outside the university. Police put up barricades to stop farmers and stone pelting was reported. Haryana chief minister’s chopper landed at an alternate helipad. Watch the full video for more.
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We know that we will not win the confidence of the Opposition but we will take this opportunity to win the confidence of the masses", said Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on March 10while replying to Congress' no-confidence motion against the BJP-led state government. "'Mistrust culture' is an old Congress tradition. Though this mistrust can be seen within the party, with PC Chacko leaving the party (today). Sometimes it's G-23 or mistrust b/w Surjewala or Hooda sahab in the State. 'No Confidence' is Congress' culture. 'Alochana for sake of alochana nahi karni chahiye'. If Congress is in power, all is well, but if it's BJP, then not," he added. However, the no-confidence motion moved by Congress against the BJP-JJP government in Haryana was defeated in the state assembly today. A total of 55 MLAs supported the government while 32 voted against the ruling dispensation in the state.
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Baisakhi, also known as the harvest festival of Punjab is being celebrated on April 13. Devotees in large numbers thronged Amritsar's Golden temple to offer prayers. They took holy dip in the sarovar at Golden Temple. Baisakhi also marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year.
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said that the government has to implement Covid-19 protocols strictly even if it irks people. He added that they cannot afford to see piles of bodies. “There are two ways to contain Covid, one of them is lockdown and it is not viable. We want the lives to go on and people to be safe at the same time. The other way to check the spread is strictness in following Covid-19 protocols. I have asked officers to implement Covid rules strictly even if it irks people. We can face people's anger but we cannot see piles of bodies.,” he said. Vij added India's recovery rate is way more than other countries and fatality rate is less. As per the Health Ministry, Haryana has over 27420 active cases while death toll is 3,316.
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Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij has termed lockdown and stringent enforcement of guidelines as the two solutions to curb the spread of COVID-19. Vij, however, said the state government doesn't want to adopt the lockdown method, and thus want the restrictions imposed in the state to be enforced strictly. The Health Minister said the government is ready to face the dissatisfaction of the people over stringent actions, but cannot see heap of dead bodies due to COVID-19. Haryana on April 15 recorded its highest single day spike of 5858 new cases, pushing the active infection over 30,000.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. Taking to Twitter, Adityanath said he is in self-isolation and doing tasks virtually. On Tuesday, the CM isolated himself after some staffers in his office tested positive. Development comes shortly after the UP CM wrapped up his campaign for Bengal polls. Adityanath took the first jab of COVID-19 vaccine on April 05 at a Civil Hospital in Lucknow. Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has tested positive for coronavirus. Yadav had recently visited Haridwar where Kumbh Mela is underway & met religious leaders. Uttar Pradesh urban development minister Ashutosh Tandon has also tested positive. UP govt has already announced restrictions on gatherings of people in view of Covid. Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday reported highest-ever single-day spike of 18,021 cases and 85 deaths. Adityanath govt has also imposed a night curfew in districts with over 500 active cases.
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Ahead of Assembly elections for phase III in West Bengal, Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan held a roadshow in Tollygunge supporting TMC candidate Aroop Biswas. SP led by its chief Akhilesh Yadav has pledged support to the TMC for the ongoing assembly elections in West Bengal.
Amid increasing COVID-19 cases in the state, Punjab Police have come up with an innovative move. Police in Ferozepur made people, who were found without face masks, undergo on-spot COVID-19 tests. Police also distributed free face masks to these people. In Punjab, night curfew has been extended in nine worst-hit districts by two hours daily, by advancing it from 9 pm onwards. Night curfew will now be in place from 9pm to 5am, instead of 11pm to 5am in districts of Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Mohali, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala and Ropar. All these districts are reporting spike in daily cases. On March 19, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh extended the night curfew in these districts and also clarified that if required, he would go for more stringent measures to limit its spread in the days to come.
Delhi police commissioner SN Shrivastava has warned people over the weekend curfew in the national capital. He said that those who violate the restrictions put in place could even be arrested. Shrivastava said that the Delhi police will enforce the restrictions strictly and added that essential services will be allowed to operate without any hassle. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced the weekend curfew after a meeting with LG Anil Baijal. The decision was taken in the wake of rising Covid cases in the capital. Watch the full video for all the details.
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In the latest episode of On The Record, West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra spoke to Hindustan Times' Sunetra Choudhury about home minister Amit Shah’s prediction that the BJP will win 200 seats in the assembly elections, the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s message, and the TMC demand to club the remaining seats in a single phase, among other issues. Polling for the first four phases has been concluded while the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth phases will take place on April 17, 22, 26 and 29 respectively. Counting of votes will take place on May 2. Watch the full video for more details.
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After an all-party meeting with Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of West Bengal Aariz Aftab on April 16, the BJP leader Sawapan Dasgupta said that they have advised the Election Commission to balance robust democratic culture with safety norms. "We've advised the Election Commission to balance the need for a robust democratic culture with safety norms. It is up to the Election Commission to tell us what exactly political parties must do. We've assured them that we'll adhere to protocols," said Swapan Dasgupta.
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