BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait refuted the allegation that farmers violated COVID-19 protocols at Iftar. Reacting to the viral video, Tikait mentioned, "People were sitting at a distance from each other. The gathering of 50 people is permitted by the government. There were 22-35 people. Nobody met with each other, no one shook hands." Watch the full video for more details.
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Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rahesh Tikait on April 22 at Ghazipur border said that many farmers are struggling to get the second dose of COVID vaccine. "Farmers are at their home. Where else will we ask them to go? Is COVID spreading from here? We have been living here for last 5 months, it's our home now. Many farmers took vaccine but are struggling to get the 2nd dose. We have told officers to set up camp here," said BKU leader. Farmers have been agitating against farm laws at Delhi's border from past 5 months.
Parliament has been suspended for a short period following a prorogation ceremony. Black Rod Sarah Clarke, the senior House of Lords officer tasked with leading the prorogation ceremony, arrived in the Commons at 2.20pm to request MPs attend the Lords.
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut demanded for special session of Parliament to keep an open discussion with government of all states due to prevailing COVID-19 situation. "I have demanded a special session of Parliament because I have been speaking to political leaders of the country. They say situation of COVID-19 is grim in their states too. So, if government calls a special session, there will be open discussion on the COVID-19 situation of all states," said Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has demanded that a special Parliament session be convened to discuss the ongoing Covid crisis in the country. He said that he has been speaking to several political leaders over the last few days and every state has been saying that the situation is very serious. Raut said that if a special session of the Parliament is called, states’ issues can be addressed. This comes as the BJP and Shiv Sena have been locked in a war of words over the Covid situation in the country. At present, Maharashtra is also struggling with a shortage of medical oxygen and Remdesivir.
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Bhartiya Kisan Union National spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said that conspiracy is being hatched to snatch away land from farmers. He said that many more laws will be passed to make it impossible for common people and farmers to buy milk, electricity, seeds and pesticides. "A big conspiracy is being hatched to snatch away land from farmers. Big corporates are in search of your land. Youths will be unemployed if land is grabbed from farmers. Farmers will be given loans through Kisan Credit Cards taking land as collateral. When you fail to repay the loan, they will take away your land," he said. Tikait was addressing a Mahapanchayat in Shivamogga.
A farmer leader organised his son’s wedding ceremony at a farmers’ protest site in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa on March 18. The groom Sachin Singh wanted to give a strong message to the Centre that the farmers will not leave the protest site until it repeal the three farm laws. Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020
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Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has demanded that all protesters who have been camping at the borders of the capital should be vaccinated. He further added that jail inmates should also be vaccinated and details should be released on whether they have been following social distancing. Tikait said that he is also ready to get vaccinated and will lead the way. Farmers have been protesting against the Centre’s farm laws since November 2020. They have been demanding withdrawal of the laws while the Central govt has agreed to make amendments. Several rounds of talks have failed to break the deadlock between the two sides. Watch the full video for all the details.
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It's a matter of concern that Rajasthan positivity rate is increasing daily, people should follow COVID protocols and support government, said state Health Minister on May 02. "The positivity rate is increasing daily in the state. It's a matter of concern. People should follow COVID protocols and support government in breaking the chain. We're not leaving any stone unturned to fight against COVID," said Rajasthan Health Minister.
Animals of Machiya Safari Park are reeling under scorching heat amid the hot weather in Rajasthan. The authorities have installed air coolers in animal shelters especially for tigers and lions. To keep the temperature bearable, Machiya Park volunteers are giving showers to several animals including bears. The heatwave conditions are likely to prevail in isolated pockets of Rajasthan.