Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday addressed the Members of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. In the context of demand for Inner Line Permit (ILP), Om Birla said, "We said that we should all work together so that autonomous districts council should be empowered and more and more accountability can be fixed." Later, he will visit the construction site of the new building of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. The Lok Sabha Speaker is in Meghalaya on a two-day visit.
Speaking on the first phase of ongoing Budget session, Speaker of Lok Sabha, Om Birla on February 13 said, "There was an impasse in the first week, but it was soon resolved after I spoke to MPs and leaders of all parties. Everyone participated in discussions after that. Impasse was long, so we sat till late in the night later to make up for it." The first phase of Budget session of Parliament is going to end on Feb 15.
Home Minister Amit Shah launched door to door campaign in Kanyakumari during his one day visit to Tamil Nadu. He distributed pamphlets to the houses near Suchindram temple after offering his prayer in the temple. The state will face assembly elections and Kanyakumari constituency Lok Sabha bypoll on April 6th.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday launched his party's campaign for the April 6 Lok Sabha bypoll here and exuded confidence that the party would not only win here, but the NDA in Tamil Nadu would emerge victorious in the Assembly elections also next month. Launching his "Vetri Kodi Eandhi" (Carrying the flag of victory) campaign from Suseendiram in this district, he said he was confident that a coalition government of the NDA will come to power in the state after the April 6 assembly polls. The party has fielded former Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan for the Lok Sabha bypoll. Watch the full video for more details.
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West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh is confident of the party's win in state assembly polls. Ghosh said that BJP will sweep Bengal polls by 200 of the total 294 Assembly seats. "We (BJP) are ready for the fight in the West Bengal Assembly elections. TMC is scared of losing, its ministers are asking other parties to join them. We will not get less than 200 (seats), it will definitely be more than 200. We did not begin preparations today, we had started five years back. We have proceeded phase-wise, we all saw results in Lok Sabha elections. We are going ahead with the mantra of '19 mein half, 21 mein saaf," he said. Elections to 294-member West Bengal Assembly will begin on March 27. The eight-phase polling will conclude on April 29, results on May 2. Bengal is likely to see a triangular contest with TMC, Congress-Left alliance and BJP in the fray.
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BJP West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh while speaking to ANI claimed that BJP will not get less than 200 seats in the upcoming state assembly elections. He further said that we are going ahead with the mantra - '19 mein half, 21 mein saaf.' "We didn't begin preparations today, we had started 5 years back. We have proceeded phase-wise, we all saw results in Lok Sabha elections. We are going ahead with mantra of '19 mein half, 21 mein saaf,' he added. When asked about not going with a chief minister face, Dilip Ghosh said that we have won several states without a CM face, we will win this also.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street for Parliament, where he will set out a three-point plan to support individuals and businesses through the coming months, rebuild the economy, and "fix" the public finances through the Covid pandemic. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
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After joining BJP, verbal attacks have started on Mithun Chakraborty. TMC MP Saugata Roy said that the Bollywood star was originally a Naxalite and he has changed parties four times. "Mithun Chakraborty is not a star of today. He is a star of yesteryears. He has changed parties four times. He was originally a Naxalite, then went to CPM, then he joined TMC and was made a Rajya Sabha MP," he said. Roy alleged that BJP threatened Chakraborty with cases by ED and he left Rajya Sabha and now he has joined BJP. He has no credibility, no respect, and no influence among the people.
Actor Mithun Chakraborty ended all speculation over his political plunge on Sunday. Chakraborty reached Kolkata's Brigade Parade ground where PM Modi will hold a mega rally. Ahead of the rally which is scheduled to start at 2 pm, Chakraborty joined BJP. On Saturday, BJP's Kailash Vijayvargiya had announced that Mithun will attend the PM's rally. In 2014, Chakraborty was sent to Rajya Sabha by TMC after it stormed to power in 2011. Chakraborty's political sting was short-lived as he resigned in 2016 citing health reasons. Meanwhile, BJP has claimed that 10 lakh people will attend PM Modi's election rally. PM's rally comes as Bengal heads for an high-voltage assembly election starting March 27. The eight-phase polling will conclude on April 29, results on May 2. Bengal is likely to see a triangular contest with TMC, Cong-Left alliance and BJP in fray.
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Actor Mithun Chakraborty joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of PM Narendra Modi's rally at Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata on March 07. Chakraborty, 70, was a Rajya Sabha MP for the TMC for two years, before resigning. The elections for the 294 Assembly seats in West Bengal will begin on March 27. The state is going to witness eight-phase Assembly polls this year.
Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian on January 29 launched the Economic Survey 2020-21 which has been tabled in Parliament today. He said, "The policy response which India came up with, was a mature and farsighted one. India undertook short term pain to get long term gain. The 'V-shaped recovery' makes India a sui generis case in mature policy making. The Budget Session has begun today with an address by President Ram Nath Kovind to the joint sitting of two houses of Parliament. The first part of the session will continue till February 15. The second part of the session will be held from March 8 to April 8. Rajya Sabha will function from 9 am to 2 pm and Lok Sabha from 4 pm to 9 pm with Zero Hour and Question Hour.
Chief Economic Adviser K V Subramanian on January 29 launched the Economic Survey 2020-21 which has been tabled in Parliament today. He said, chapter 1 of the Economic Survey is about India's policy response to COVID-19, Saving Lives and Livelihoods, amidst an once-in-a-lifetime crisis. The Budget Session has begun today with an address by President Ram Nath Kovind to the joint sitting of two houses of Parliament. The first part of the session will continue till February 15. The second part of the session will be held from March 8 to April 8. Rajya Sabha will function from 9 am to 2 pm and Lok Sabha from 4 pm to 9 pm with Zero Hour and Question Hour.
The shopkeepers of Chandigarh are expecting rebate in taxes from the upcoming budget. The COVID-19 pandemic last year has halted the world as successive countrywide lockdowns to curb the virus impacted the shopkeepers. On January 19, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said the first part of the budget session will start on January 29 and continue till February 15, and the second part of the session will be from March 8 to April 8. Birla said that Rajya Sabha will function from 9 am to 2 pm and Lok Sabha from 4 pm to 9 pm with Zero Hour and Question Hour. Members of Parliament have been requested to undergo an RT-PCR test against COVID-19 ahead of the budget session, he said. The union budget will be presented on February 1.
As the COVID-19 cases surge in Kerala, Karnataka government issued an order to make screening mandatory for people coming from Kerala. Checks conducted at Thalapady border for people of Kerala entering Dakshina Kannada, only those with negative RT-PCR test certificate are being allowed. People find it difficult to stand in a queue for screening on a regular basis. Kerala reports 2nd highest number of daily new cases and deaths after Maharashtra.
"Today my COVID's RTPCR report came negative, therefore I went directly from hospital to Rajkot to cast my vote," said Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. He further assured that people should not get worried during COVID-19, Gujarat's recovery rate is more than 98 per cent. He further expressed confidence that BJP will clean sweep in the municipal corporation polls.