President Ram Nath Kovind on January 26 hosted 'At Home' reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of Republic Day.
In view of the pandemic, the guests are trimmed amid the need to maintain social distancing norms. The 'At Home' reception was attended by Vice President V Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh among other dignitaries.
Chiefs of armed forces were also present at the reception.
President Ram Nath Kovind performed a 'Narmada Aarti' dedicated to Maa Narmada on March 06. Governor Anandiben Patel, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan also performed the aarti. Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel were also in attendance. Leaders performed all the rituals were performed to pay respect to the sacred river. Scores of devotees also participated in the 'Narmada Aarti'.
President Ram Nath Kovind attended All India State Judicial Academies Directors' Retreat in Jabalpur on March 06. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Governor Anandiben Patel and CJI SA Bobde were also present at the event.
The BJP has swept the municipal polls in Gujarat with a winning performance in elections to six municipal corporations of Gujarat, winning Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Surat. Disha Ravi, the 22-year-old climate activist arrested February 13 was granted bail by a Delhi Sessions Court on Tuesday afternoon with two sureties of ₹ 1 lakh each. A meeting was held at the Prime Minister's Office today to review the coronavirus situation in the country amid a surge in cases over the past few days. Lakha Sidhana, who is wanted in connection with the violence in Delhi on Republic Day, attended a public meeting in Punjab's Bathinda on Tuesday in support of the ongoing farmers' agitation.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended Combined Commanders' Conference in Kevadia on March 05. He also visited the Statue of Unity today along with COAS General MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, CDS General Bipin Rawat and IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired BJP’s central election committee meeting in Delhi. BJP’s CEC met to finalise party candidates ahead of elections. PM Modi, Home minister Amit Shah, Defence minister Rajnath Singh were present in the meeting. Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also seen in the meeting. The meeting was held at BJP headquarters in the national capital. This comes ahead of polls in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. Elections in the four states and Puducherry will be held between March 27 and April 29. Watch the full video for more.
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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.
The Mughal Gardens will be open for the general public from February 13 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. It will open till March 21 between 10:00 am to 05:00 pm. Entry at Mughal Gardens will be made through advance online booking. The arrangements have been made keeping in view COVID-19 guidelines this year. Mughal Gardens will remain closed on every Monday for maintenance purpose. While addressing the media in the national capital, the Deputy Press Secretary to the President, Keerti Tiwari said, "Mughal Gardens to open for the public from February 13 to March 21, 2021." The beautiful garden is spread over a vast expanse of 15 acres. Mughal Gardens has often been portrayed as the soul of the Presidential Palace. Entry and exit for all the visitors will be from gate no 35 of the President's Estate.
Twelve children under five years of age were admitted to a hospital after they were administered sanitiser drops instead of polio vaccine in Maharashtra's Yavatmal on February 01, The children were admitted to the hospital and are doing fine now. This comes after President Ram Nath Kovind launched the National Polio Immunisation Drive for 2021 by administering polio drops to children less than five years old at Rashtrapati Bhawan on January 30. An investigation is underway.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, MoS Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur and senior officials of the Ministry of Finance, called on President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan before presenting the Union Budget 2021-22. Finance Minister will shortly arrive at the Parliament to present the budget.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public rally at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground on March 07 mocked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her Ravan remark. "A lot has been said about me. Sometimes Ravan, sometimes devil, sometimes goon, Didi, why so angry?," said PM Modi.
BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said farmers' union will go to Kolkata on March 13 to speak to farmers as "Govt has gone to the state". "Govt has gone to Kolkata so we will also go there on 13th March to speak with farmers," said BKU leader Rakesh Tikait. Prime Minister Modi is currently in West Bengal to address public gathering ahead of elections. Farmers protest against farm laws is going on since November, last year.
Actor Mithun Chakraborty after joining BJP said that he will join the campaign of the party which is about to begin from March 12th. "The campaign will begin on 12th March. I will join. If you have watched Fatakeshto (film series), you would know," he said. Chakraborty added that, he wants to make a glorious West Bengal like Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. Mithun Chakraborty joined BJP ahead of assembly elections in West Bengal. The state will go to polls on March 27th.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated 'Pediatric Rare Genetic Disorders Laboratory' at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) in Hyderabad's Uppal area. "I'm really impressed with the good amount of work you're doing in the form of research and particularly rare diseases and figure prints itself is an important aspect of life because it helps us to really identify who have committed the crime and DNA of children," said VP Venkaiah Naidu.
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu released a book 'Parliamentary Messenger in Rajasthan' in Delhi on February 05.Speaking at the event, Naidu said, "Members of Parliament must be like role models for other public representatives in conduct and criticism. Nowadays, the level of debates sometimes gets undermined and the impression of politicians, particularly public representatives, is going down in eyes of people." The book gives insight into initiatives undertaken through the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) on Dr Abhishek Singhvi's recommendation in Rajasthan.
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.