With the beginning of 5th phase of assembly elections in West Bengal, Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) president Mann Ghising on April 17 slammed TMC and said "that it looks like Khela shesh so far" and expressed desire to change the government. Ghising said, "It looks like 'khela shesh' so far. We're keeping a watch. As far as the Hills and our problems are concerned, we want that this government be changed; we want BJP govt, we want justice."
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Chief Bimal Gurung slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) amid 5th phase of assembly elections in West Bengal by claiming that the party lacks influence on ground. "Politics is not possible through violence, vandalism, shooting. Politics should be simple," Gurung added.
In the latest episode of On The Record, West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra spoke to Hindustan Times' Sunetra Choudhury about home minister Amit Shah’s prediction that the BJP will win 200 seats in the assembly elections, the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s message, and the TMC demand to club the remaining seats in a single phase, among other issues. Polling for the first four phases has been concluded while the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth phases will take place on April 17, 22, 26 and 29 respectively. Counting of votes will take place on May 2. Watch the full video for more details.
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Odisha is leading an indefinite strike since last 9 days over hike in power tariffs in the state. Party's state head Nishikanta Mohapatra said despite Odisha being a power surplus state, the government has raised the price of electricity multiple times in the state in the last five months. Calling electricity a basic right, Mohapatra urged the government to make power up to 200 units free in the state. Incidentally, AAP does not have any legislators in Odisha, and the protest is being seen as its strategy to make base in the state.
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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Amid surge in COVID cases, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on April 15 assured that there is no shortage of beds in hospitals for coronavirus patients. "According to the latest data, more than 5000 beds are available," said CM Kejriwal during a press conference. He further urged people to not be selective about the hospitals as the priority is to get admitted.
As the Delhi government has shut gyms, malls and other 'non-essential' businesses during the weekend curfew to curb the spread of coronavirus, owners of fitness facilities are foreseeing darks days just like last year. Facilities such gyms were seeing traction late last year after months of dull period due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, but now again they are bearing the brunt of the tough measures announced in view of the fourth wave of COVID-19 in the national capital. "Since last year, our clientele has reduced and now it'll be further affected. It's become difficult for us to pay rent. Like theatres, govt should also let us run," pleaded a gym owner.
Weekend restrictions in the national capital have come into effect from 10 pm of April 16. The new measures were implemented in view of the unprecedented rise in the number of coronavirus cases. During the weekend restrictions, only essential services will be allowed to operate. However, those who face difficulties in movement of essential goods can call newly setup helpline number of Delhi Police, informed PRO (Public Relations Officer) Chinmoy Biswal. "Delhi is under weekend restrictions beginning tonight. A COVID helpline has been started for people facing difficulties in movement for essential goods and services. Helpline set up at Police headquarters with pilot number 01123469900," Biswal told ANI. The national capital recorded nearly 20,000 fresh infections, pushing the active cases to 61,005.
Weekend curfew imposed in Delhi till 5 am on Monday. All non-essential movement of individuals is prohibited during this period. Police personnel are keeping a strict check on movement of vehicles in the national capital. Delhi Police Commissioner has warned violators of strict action. Curfew was announced amid rising COVID cases in the national capital.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia opined that the passing of GNCTD Amendment Bill shows BJP government's insecurity with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his work. "People have started..