Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has destroyed the institutional balance in the country by 'systematically attacking elected institutions and free press' for the last six years.
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BJP leader Sambit Patra on April 21 said that Gandhi family is doing politics when things shouldn't be politicised amid pandemic. "When things shouldn't be politicised, Congress, especially Gandhi family is doing politics. Priyanka Gandhi gave interview and Rahul Gandhi tweeted. Nation is watching how they're criticising and it'll give them reply. Arrogance of Gandhi family is being reflected. Congress party is trying to sell its failed product yet again and seeing the pandemic as an opportunity for the same," said Sambit Patra.
Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij took a jibe at Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi after he tested positive for COVID-19. He said that if Gandhi finds difficulty in getting space in Delhi hospitals, he can come to Haryana and the State Government will give him better treatment. "The day COVID started, Rahul Gandhi has been passing various statements. Now he has tested positive for COVID-19. If he finds difficulty in getting space in Delhi, he can come to Haryana. We will give him better treatment," he said.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms on April 20. He shared the information on his Twitter handle. He also asked people in his close contact to get tested. Today, India reported over 2.59 lakh new COVID cases.
Former Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis lambasted on Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi and said that the Congress and Gandhi family want to create an atmosphere of negativity. He also asked Priyanka Gandhi that if she ever discussed COVID related issues with government in Maharashtra where 38 to 40% of total COVID deaths are in Congress ruled Maharashtra.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi slammed PM Modi for holding poll rallies amid rising Covid-19 cases. Priyanka said the government is not doing enough to boost medical infrastructure. She also criticised UP govt for failing to increase the number of Covid tests. “There's a shortage of hospital beds, oxygen supply and ventilators. The Government got 8-9 months between the first and second wave but they didn't prepare. There is availability of medical oxygen but no facility of transportation,” she said. “PM is busy holding election rallies, he is laughing on stage. People are crying and screaming for help due to Covid-19. The Government needs to be sensitive at this time, the PM needs to show up. He needs to get off the stage of rallies where he's laughing, cracking jokes,” she added.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a pot shot at BJP by saying that wherever the party and its ideologue RSS go, hatred starts to intensify there. He said, "People of Assam say their history and culture are being attacked. Tamil Nadu and Bengal are facing the same thing." The fifth phase of assembly polls will be held in West Bengal on April 17.
Ahead of Assam Assembly elections, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed Central government and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) by saying one force, born in Nagpur are trying to control the whole county. "You think democracy is declining. Youth is unemployed, farmers are protesting, CAA is there. We can't ask the people of Assam to forget their culture, language if they come to Delhi. One force, born in Nagpur, trying to control the whole country," said Rahul while interacting with students in Assam's Dibrugarh.
Two-day long Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's (RSS) Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha has begun in Bengaluru on March 19. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi was present at the event. Around 450 representatives are participating in it across the country.
While addressing a meeting with presiding officers over COVID situation in the country, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on April 19 said, "To contain COVID-19 spread, we all need to work in tandem and on a war footing. In these tough times, it's responsibility of all presiding officers and leaders to stand by people." "Through public representatives of our respective states, we need to spread awareness among people to follow all COVID protocols. We need to send the message that observance of precautions is the biggest weapon in the fight against this pandemic," Birla added.
President Kovind, PM Modi paid homage to BR Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary. PM Modi paid his tribute to Ambedkar while addressing the Association of Indian Universities. He also took to twitter saying Ambedkar gave a strong foundation to independent India. VP Venkaiah Naidu paid floral tribute to Ambedkar at his residence in Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also paid tribute to the Father of Indian Constitution. BSP supremo Mayawati remembered Ambedkar's legacy on his birth anniversary. DMK chief MK Stalin paid a floral tribute to BR Ambedkar at Koyambedu in Chennai. Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on 14 April, 1891 in Mhow of Madhya Pradesh. Termed as the father of Indian constitution, he always worked for the welfare of deprived people. Ambedkar was conferred with Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in 1990.
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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu paid floral tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary at his residence in Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also paid tribute to Father of Indian Constitution.
Halfway through the West Bengal Assembly polls, the Election Commission of India has got a new chief. On April 13, Sushil Chandra took charge as the 24th CEC, succeeding Sunil Arora. On the latter's last day in office, the EC barred Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours. Chandra became an Election Commissioner in 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. He will now oversee voting in the remaining 4 phases in Bengal, as well as declaration of results of elections in 4 states and 1 Union Territory. Watch the full video for more.
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Amid political campaigning and upcoming fourth phase Assembly elections in West Bengal, BJP workers staged a protest outside Jadavpur Police Station in Kolkata over the attack on state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh's convoy. The protestors alleged that TMC goons attacked the convoy of Ghosh. BJP chief Dilip Ghosh's convoy was allegedly attacked in Cooch Behar on April 08. The first three phases of the eight-phased West Bengal polls have already taken place. The fourth phase of the elections will be held on April 10. Counting of the votes will take place on May 02.
Ahead of upcoming Assembly elections in Kerala, Union Home Minister Amit Shah attended a public meeting at Wayanad on April 3 and said Prime Minister has put forward the vision of 'FAST' and these could be the foundation of the development of the state. "For Kerala, PM Narendra Modi has put forward the vision of FAST. F stands for Fisheries and Fertiliser, A means Agriculture and Ayurveda, S means Skill Development and Social Empowerment, and T means Tourism and Technology," said Shah.
In an exclusive interview with ANI on April 21, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to show up and communicate to public as the country needs reassurance at the time of huge crisis. She said, "Prime Minister Modi needs to communicate with public, opposition parties, medical practitioners. Country needs reassurance and needs to know that every single life matter. Prime Minister Modi needs to show up. He needs to get off the stage of the rally where he is laughing and cracking jokes. He needs to come here, sit in front of people, talk to them and tell them how is he going to save lives. There is huge crisis in the country."
With Assam set to vote in the second phase of elections, bigwigs of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Congress campaigned in the state. Both Rahul Gandhi and Amit Shah sought votes on..
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Replying to a question at VOC College in Thoothukudi, Congress Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi for favouring "crony capitalism" and said PM is extremely useful to two people i.e 'hum..