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.
While speaking to ANI in Patna on February 26, the former deputy chief minister of Bihar, Sushil Kumar Modi spoke on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's 'North-South' remark. Modi said, "He (Rahul Gandhi) gives justification and Robert Vadra stands in his support and say he hasn't said it. When he (Rahul) visits north-east, he says something against north. When he visits south, he says something against north." "This is why Congress is being swept off from the country. He thinks it will benefit him in Kerala but he is wrong. He won't be benefitted by the politics of instigating one state against the other," he added.
Bihar Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav rides a bicycle from his residence to the Secretariat in Patna, as a mark of protest against the fuel price hike. Watch the video.
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Meeting of MLAs and others will be held on February 24 to discuss how to present views on social media in a positive manner to promote harmony and brotherhood, said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar while speaking to mediapersons in Patna on February 19. "A meeting of MLAs and others who are willing to participate will be held on February 24. Social media is being used for anti-social activities. We will discuss how to present their view in a positive manner and to promote harmony and brotherhood," said CM Kumar.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BJP President JP Nadda addressed social workers in Varanasi on February 28. Highlighting path breaking reforms brought by centre government, JP Nadda spoke about the abolishment of triple talaq. He said that Islamic nations like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and Syria don't have triple talaq but it used to exist in India. "And we used to hail ourselves as progressive," he added. JP Nadda further said that it was PM Modi who ended torture on Muslim sisters and abolished triple talaq.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over law and order situation in the state. He blamed CM Banerjee for the violence in the state and said that BJP will come into power after the assembly elections.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav is planning to expand the reach of his party as he is thinking of contesting the upcoming assembly elections in Assam, adding that talks are on to join fight the state polls in alliance. While talking on the same, Yadav said, "Our party used to be a national party, now we want to expand it, talks on." RJD-led alliance narrowly lost in the last year's Bihar assembly elections to the BJP-JD(U) combine.
A group of leaders who had earlier written to Indian National Congress chief Sonia Gandhi seeking reform in the party, held an event in Jammu on February 27. The programme was held in honour of Ghulam Nabi Azad, who recently retired from Rajya Sabha. He even received a tearful farewell from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The group of leaders - known as G23, an allusion to their number - called for making Congress strong again. Watch the full video for more.
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Soon after meeting with state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in Kolkata, BJP leader and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Swapan Dasgupta said that BJP "detected the conspiracy" by 3 Kolkata policemen who are attempting to accumulate and collect Aadhar Cards of fellow policemen so that they can cast their postal ballot votes on their behalf, BJP has called for the immediate suspension of these three policemen and they should be nowhere involved in any poll duty.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on February 20 announced an increase in wages of tea labours by Rs. 80. The total wage of each tea garden workers in Assam will now be Rs 318. CM Sarbananda Sonowal said, "It is significant and historic initiative taken by BJP-led NDA government in Assam. This is happening for the first time because during our brief period of 4.5 years, we were able to increase the wages up to Rs. 80. Congress was unable to do it because of lack of their commitment to tea labours."
While addressing the press conference in Patna on January 10, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav spoke on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's statement over National Democratic Alliance (NDA) alliance for Bihar polls. Yadav said, "It is tit for tat. If you look at Nitish Kumar ji's history, be it George Fernandes, Digvijaya Singh or our party- whom did he not betray?. He came to power through back door, he has thirst for power." "The destruction of Bihar by him is for everyone to see. Nitish Kumar is a bargainer, a blackmailer. He is not a leader. He is not for people, he is for himself," Yadav added.
BJP leader and Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly Neeraj Bablu raised a demand for a new population control law in the country. Bablu said that he would approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard. His comments came a day after his colleague in the party and Assembly, Hari Bhushan Thakur, said that there's only one community whose fertility rate isn't declining. He was commenting on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's claim that the state's fertility rate has been coming down. Watch the full video for more.
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A case has been filed against 14 persons including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Muzaffarpur Court. Lawyer at Muzaffarpur Civil Court, Jaychandra Prasad Sahni said, "Case filed against 14 persons including Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Muzaffarpur District Magistrate in a Muzaffarpur Court in connection with listing the names of people from another panchayat as voters in Chaki Sohagpu. The court hearing is on March 4, 2021."
In the latest episode of On The Record with Hindustan Times’ Sunetra Choudhury, Janata Dal (United) president and Rajya Sabha member Ram Chandra Prasad Singh said Lok Janshakti Party’s role in Bihar was contemptuous. Singh said, “During Lok Sabha, we made their candidates win. What did they do in the assembly elections? They put up candidates against us and even the BJP. We are a regional party and they had a responsibility. I don't know what to think of them, we just don't bother about them.” Watch the full video for more.
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