Former Union Minister under the Vajpayee government Yashwant Sinha has turned into a staunch critic of the BJP. Sinha, who recently joined Mamata Banerjee’s TMC, has accused the Modi government of crushing dissent and not taking other parties along. In this exclusive conversation with Hindustan Times’ Kumkum Chadha, Sinha explains the difference between the BJP under Vajpayee and the present leadership. The TMC leader also speaks on the Bengal battle & much more. Watch the full video for all the details.
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TMC leader Yashwant Sinha expressed confidence in West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's win in Nandigram. Hitting out at BJP's Suvendu Adhikari, Sinha said the opposition candidate is nowhere near her. Adhikari locked horns with Mamata from Nandigram seat in the second phase of assembly polls. “Mamata Banerjee is winning with a huge margin and the opposition candidate is nowhere near her,” Sinha said. He added,”As per Election Commission, campaigning for a phase should stop 36 hours before polling starts. However, this doesn't happen in today's time with the advancement of technology.” Sinha’s statement comes after PM Modi pointed out that Mamata may be filing nomination from another seat. Earlier, Mamata alleged that voters were not being allowed to exercise their franchise in Nandigram. The TMC supremo had said 63 complaints regarding booth capturing were sent to EC. Mamata also held a discussion with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar over call regarding the issue.
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Former Union Minister and TMC leader Yashwant Sinha on April 1 claimed that as per party's information, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is winning with a huge margin from Nandigram. He also expressed confidence that opposition is nowhere near Banerjee in Nandigram. BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari locked horn with CM Banerjee from Nandigram constituency. 2nd phase of assembly elections concluded in West Bengal on April 1.
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Mexico's 26-year-old Andrea Meza was presented with the Miss Universe crown as she wins the 69th instalment of the beauty pageant. Miss India Adline Castelino Bags Fourth Place.
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TMC supporters started protesting outside the Raj Bhawan, residence of Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar over the arrests of ministers and TMC leaders. The CBI on Monday launched parallel raids and later arrested TMC heavyweights and ministers Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee and MLA Madan Mitra in its probe on the Narada sting case. Within hours, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached the CBI office.
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The CBI has arrested two Trinamool Congress ministers, Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee in connection to the Narada bribery case. Following that, an enraged Mamata Banerjee reached the CBI office today. She demanded that the arrests were made without due procedures. She said, "The CBI will have to arrest me as well".
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Sadhvi Pragya is a saffron-draped BJP MP from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. While addressing a gathering, she claimed that cow has protected her from contracting the Coronavirus.
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During her speech at West Bengal Assembly on May 08, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee demanded universal vaccine program across the country. She said, "Rs 30,000 crores is nothing for the central government...There should be a universal vaccine program for all throughout the country." It was her first speech after taking oath as West Bengal CM for the 3rd consecutive time. She also questioned Centre's move to send 4-member MHA team amid post-poll violence reports. She said, "Why is there so much discrimination with Bengal? They sent the central team within 24 hours of oath-taking. Actually, they (BJP) are not ready to accept the public mandate. I never support violence. They are spreading fake news and fake videos."
After Mamata Banerjee-led TMC's grand victory in the West Bengal state Assembly elections, several photos and videos depicting violence of BJP workers by TMC cadres surfaced on social media and created uproar. New stories of violence come into limelight daily, therefore, a 4-member Union Home Ministry team arrived at Kolkata airport to analyse ground situation of West Bengal post poll violence.
Newly elected MLAs of West Bengal took oath as members of the state assembly in presence of Protem Speaker Subrata Mukherjee on May 06. TMC chief Mamata Banerjee took oath as West Bengal Chief Minister on May 05 for third consecutive term. Trinamool Congress won 213 seats in recently concluded West Bengal Assembly elections.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview that aired on Sunday that China had recently acted "more aggressively abroad" and was behaving "increasingly in adversarial ways." Bryan Wood reports.
President Joe Biden on Friday sought to present a united front with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an increasingly assertive China as the U.S. leader held his first face-to-face White House summit since taking office. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
The Maldives has welcomed the Quad dialogue and said that it will bring stability to the Indian Ocean and the pacific region. Foreign Minister of Maldives Abdulla Shahid said: "It's good to see the dialogue between Quad is there because it provides stability to the Indian Ocean and Pacific region." The Quad is a strategic informal grouping of four democracies India, Australia, the United States, and Japan to counterbalance and check China's growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region. Shahid who is on a visit to India also thanked the country for providing COVID vaccines. Watch the full video for more details.
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The construction of a water filtration plant at Nowgam village of Shangus Block of Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district is currently underway. The new water filtration plant would be equipped with the latest purification technology and will provide clean drinking water to over 40 thousand people in four villages of Shangus block of Anantnag. According to Muhammad Ayoub, the assistant executive engineer Jal Shakti sub division Anantnag, "The work on this water filtration project will cost Rs 13 crore and 33 lakhs and within next month, the project will be completed and villagers will get clean drinking water." "Two main projects are underway here under two different programs. One filtration plant of one million gallons per day (MGD), SRA of two lakh gallons and allied structures are being built to give clean water to locals. This is a centrally sponsored scheme," he said. Muhammad Amin, a local said, "Last year in December, the work got stalled because of winter. But now we can drink clean water. The work is going on very well and we are thankful to the government for this filter plant. Four villages will get the benefit from this plant." Ghulam Nabi, another local said, "The quality of water was very bad and caused many diseases here. Now, we are getting clean water. The work is underway and now we will get to drink clean water. We thank the government for this plant."
Two days after he joined Trinamool Congress, former union minister Yashwant Sinha was on Monday appointed party vice president. A two-day nationwide strike today and tomorrow against the privatisation..