Rakesh Tikait accuses Centre for attack on his convoy. Amit Shah campaigns for Khusbu Sundar, slams DMK for ‘dynasty politics’. PM Modi attends rallies in poll-bound Assam and West Bengal. PM Modi attends rallies in poll-bound Assam and West Bengal. Yogi Adityanath says TMC goons have made the land of cultural nationalism into hooliganism. Fresh Covid cases near 90,000, 5% of total population vaccinated. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait blamed the Narendra Modi govt for the attack on his convoy. Stones were allegedly pelted at the farmer leader's car, damaging the rear windshield. “The government is responsible, who else can it be? It's their youth wing. They (attackers) were saying, 'Rakesh Tikait, Go Back’. Where should I go? They hurled stones and used lathis. Why are they fighting us, we are farmers, not a political party,” Tikait said. The alleged attack took place on Friday afternoon in Rajasthan’s Alwar district. Tikait, however, was not in his car when the stones were allegedly pelted.
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For the ongoing elections in Assam, Congress had offered 5 guarantees in their manifesto. Tearing their guarantees apart and calling it 'display of mental bankruptcy', JP Nadda asked that how limited in the knowledge of people who make these guarantees. "Can a state law overrule a law passed by Parliament?," he asked. JP Nadda further said that he can give 1 guarantee that wherever Congress will go, they will do a scam.
The ICSE board exams for Classes 10 and 12 have been postponed amid the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was today briefed about the efforts being made by the government to import medical grade oxygen. Scam-accused billionaire Nirav Modi's extradition to India has been cleared by the British government. UK Home Secretary Priti Patel signed the extradition order on Thursday. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday. Tamil Actor Vivekh is still in critical condition and will be observed closely for the next 48 years at the SIMS Hospital in Vadapalani.
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The Central Government has given permission to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. CM Uddhav Thackeray thanked PM Modi through a tweet by CM office, Maharashtra on April 15, "The Dept of Science and Technology, Government of India, has granted approval to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccine on a transfer of technology basis. CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has thanked the Hon'ble PM Shri@narendramodi for approving this request."
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has responded to farmer leader Rakesh Tikait’s warning of another tractor rally, but this time with 40 lakh tractors. Responding to a question, the minister said that the government has always been committed to working for the farmers and doubling their incomes. ‘Discussions have been held many times, if they have a point to raise even now, we are ready to discuss,’ Tomar added. This comes after Rakesh Tikait during a rally in Sikar, Rajasthan said that they will soon announce another tractor rally, this time to the Parliament and with 40 lakh tractors. Watch the full video for all the details.
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After farmer leader Rakesh Tikait announced the plans for marching to Parliament with 40 lakh tractors in order to intensify pressure on the central government to withdraw the three new farm laws, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar responded by saying that the government has still left its doors opened for discussions, while also underlining the previous talks. "Government of India is committed to double farmers' income and work towards agriculture's welfare. Discussions have been held many times, if they have a point to raise even now, we are ready to discuss," Tomar told reporters in the national capital. BKU leader Rakesh Tikait while addressing a Kisan rally in Rajasthan's Sikar today said if the government will not repeal the farm laws, then they intends to march to Parliament with 40 lakh tractors.
Delhi police commissioner SN Shrivastava has warned people over the weekend curfew in the national capital. He said that those who violate the restrictions put in place could even be arrested. Shrivastava said that the Delhi police will enforce the restrictions strictly and added that essential services will be allowed to operate without any hassle. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced the weekend curfew after a meeting with LG Anil Baijal. The decision was taken in the wake of rising Covid cases in the capital. Watch the full video for all the details.
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After a brief decline, COVID cases once again on uphill in the country. One of the reasons of the spike is carelessness. COVID-19 precautionary measures are highly neglected at the public places. People have ditched their masks in places like CP, India Gate. On Feb 26, Delhi reported more than 250 cases, highest single-day spike in over a month.
Warning the central government of another massive tractor march by protesting farmers, BKU leader Rakesh Tikait on March 13 said the next target will be Parliament, and the day the Samyukt Kisan Morcha..