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 decides, tractors will again enter the national capital.
"The day Samyukt Morcha decides, a new mandi will be opened at Parliament.
We have 3.5 lakh tractors and 25 lakh farmers, the next target will be to sell crops at Parliament," said Tikait in West Bengal's Nandigram where he also urged people to not for BJP in the upcoming state elections.
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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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.
In what is being called a historic win, the Trinamool Congress defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party's formidable election machine to defend the West Bengal throne. BJP's campaign was led by none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and the party had set a target of 200+ seats. However, it could not even breach the 100-mark, winning 77 constituencies. TMC bagged 213, however, Mamata Banerjee lost the Nandigram fight to BJP's Suvendu Adhikari. The Congress and Left were completely wiped out. What does the Bengal verdict say about politics, elections, and issues? Watch this analysis with CVoter founder and pollster Yashwant Deshmukh.
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Farmers blocked roads connecting districts and rail tracks to support 12- hour Bharat Bandh call by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha to mark the ongoing farmers' agitation against the three agricultural laws. Farmers blocked Chandigarh- Ambala highway and Amritsar- Delhi railway track in Amritsar and staged half-naked protest. Trains were stopped at Karnal Railway station. "Trade and transport unions have been supporting us and farmers have been sitting in 12 districts and 165 locations and stopped railways at 28 locations," said Shravan Singh, farmer. Sikatar Singh, General Secretary, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee said that we farmers would stick to the ground in every condition either it is summer, winter or rain until the withdrawal of three agricultural laws.
A group of protesters sang and danced at Ghazipur border (Delhi-UP) during 12-hour 'Bharat Bandh' called by Samyukt Kisan Morcha against Centre's farm laws on March 26. The protest which started in November last year continues.
Farmers observe 'Bharat Bandh' to mark four months of protest against Centre's farm laws. The bandh, called by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), will be observed till 6 pm. Protesters are also sitting at locations across Punjab and Haryana, affecting rail services. Delhi Police have made adequate security arrangements in wake of 'Bharat Bandh’. Delhi Police took to Twitter, said Ghazipur border has been closed for traffic movement. According to SKM, bandh has primarily been called for repeal of three agricultural laws. SKM has urged 'protesting citizens' to make protest successful while being peaceful. Farmers have been protesting at the different border of Delhi since November last year.
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A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker's house in Kankinara Ramnagar colony area of Bhatpara were vandalised by miscreants on May 04. CCTV footage shows crude bombs were hurled at BJP worker house. The BJP worker alleged that TMC is behind the attack. A series of post-poll violence witnessed in parts of Bengal.
BJP president JP Nadda alleged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's involvement in post-poll violence and said her silence for 36 hours is in itself is a proof. "The manner in which massacre and brutal killings took place and the manner in which the acting CM stayed silent for 36 hours speaks of her involvement. Mamata ji's silence speaks about her involvement and she starts her third term with blood on her hands," said Nadda.
Petrol and diesel prices in the national capital after a slight increase stood at Rs 90.99 and Rs 81.42 per litre, respectively on May 06. Prices rose by 25 paisa and 30 paisa respectively in Delhi. In Mumbai, the prices of petrol and diesel jumped by 22 paisa and 30 paisa to Rs 97.34 and Rs 88.49. The price of petrol and diesel in Chennai was Rs 92.90 and Rs 86.35 per litre respectively and Rs 90.92 and Rs 83.98 per litre in Kolkata.
Indian Navy ships are bringing medical oxygen from various foreign destinations. INS Talwar reached Mangaluru with 40 metric tonnes of oxygen from Bahrain. INS Kolkata is en route from Kuwait with similar cargo. INS Airavat is bringing oxygen cylinders and ISO tanks from Singapore. Meanwhile, India's defence tech firm DRDO, set up an oxygen plant at AIIMS, Delhi. Four more plants are planned at hospitals in and around the national capital. India is facing an acute shortage of medical oxygen amid the second wave of Covid-19 infections. Watch the full video for more.
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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...
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