Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on January 18 announced his party's support to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the upcoming assembly elections to defeat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
He said, "We will support Mamata Banerjee in the West Bengal Assembly elections to defeat BJP which wants to win by spreading hatred.
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.
"Opposition has no valid points and they are upset. Therefore they are speaking false statements," replied Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma to Samajwadi chief Akhilesh Yadav's remark on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath government. "Work done by CM Yogi Adityanath in last 4 yrs is more than work done b/w 2003-2017 by BSP or SP. This is a government which supports 'anndata'," he added. Further comparing Uttar Pardesh with America, Dinesh Sharma said that the state tackled the pandemic far better than the world leader America.
Targeting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over his language, Samajwadi party Chief Akhilesh Yadav said that the kind of language Yogi Adityanath uses on stages or in the House is used by no other Chief Minister. He further asked the Chief Minister to tell full form of DNA on his remark where he said that these people have 'division' in their DNA.
Commenting on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'andolanjivi' remark in Rajya Sabha, while replying to the motion of thanks on the President's address, Samajwadi Party chief and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav in Lok Sabha said that the nation attained independence through agitation. "The nation attained independence through agitation. Innumerable rights were received through agitation. Women received the right to vote through agitation. Mahatama Gandhi became the father of the nation because he agitated for Africa, the world and the nation," said Yadav.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reacted on West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's question over Election Commission's rationale to conduct assembly elections in the state in 8 phases. He said that it's not CM Banerjee who is alleging and raising question at Election Commission its her fear of losing election. "Earlier, Mamata didi used to say that the elections should be conducted into 6-7 phases, and if Election Commission has taken any decision for peaceful elections why Mamata didi is frustrated," he said. Recently, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on questioned the Election Commission's rationale to conduct assembly elections in the state in 8 phases and wondered if the poll dates had been announced as per the suggestions of PM Narendra Modi and HM Shah.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on February 28 accused Mamata Banerjee led TMC government for not allowing Centre's policies to benefit farmers and poor. "There is wave of change in West Bengal. TMC didn't let farmers and poor benefit from the Centre's policies. There is violence and corruption in the State. First, it was the communist and Congress, who ruined Bengal and now TMC. Indeed, '2 May Didi-Gayi, BJP Aayi'," said Shivraj Chouhan.
Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan faced wrath in Bhainswal village of Uttar Pradesh during his visit on February 23. He said, "10-12 family members of a Samajwadi Party candidate misbehaved with me in Bhainswal. 5-6 Lok Dal workers did same when I was in Soram to attend a function. After I left, a clash erupted. The announcements were made from mosque to unite against me."
The budget session of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly started off on a stormy note with Samajwadi Party MLAs creating ruckus and shouting slogans against the government. The SP legislators, who were holding posters against inflation, rising fuel prices, plight of farmers, walked out from the house during Governor Anandiben Patel’s address. Earlier, some legislators arrived on a tractor carrying the party flag and sugarcane as a mark of protest but were stopped by policemen. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Ahead of the Assembly polls in Kerala, while addressing during 'Vijaya Yathra' in Kochi on February 28, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, "Everyone knows Kerala is God's own country. But whatever is happening here is cause for severe concern. There is no law and order. I can go on elaborating things that are going against law and order of a peaceful, beautiful state like Kerala." "I ask Chief Minister that is this God's own country or is this CPI (M) violent culture, also spread in West Bengal. You are doing it here for several years. I am afraid to say that God's own country is now gradually becoming Fundamentalists' own country and government isn't worried," she added.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on February 28 offered prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It enshrines one of the twelve Jyotirlingams of Shiva. Thousands of Pilgrims converge here to perform an abhishekam to the sacred Jyotirlingam, with water from the Ganga.
Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary (Information) Navneet Sehgal informed about the current status of the state in regards to COVID-19 fresh infections. He said that state has recorded 100 new active cases of COVID-19 in past 24 hours and 143 people have been recovered on the same duration. 5,92,699 people have been recovered and discharged till date. The positivity rate of the state is 0.01 per cent.
While speaking to media in West Bengal's Murshidabad on February 26, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury spoke on upcoming Assembly elections. Chowdhury said, "We have requested the Election Commission to take strict action against those who try to spread violence during eight-phase Assembly elections in West Bengal." "Our aim is to ensure that elections are conducted in a free and fair manner," he added.
The central forces conducted route march in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district. They conducted route march in Naihati and Bhatpara areas of the Barrackpore Assembly constituency. Central forces conducted this march as West Bengal prepares to undergo polls soon.
Bengali actor Payel Sarkar joined BJP in presence of party president JP Nadda in Kolkata. Both BJP and ruling TMC have been roping in celebrities ahead of Assembly polls in Bengal. On Wednesday, former..
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