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Modi Announces Rs 550 Cr Worth Projects in Varanasi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Varanasi which is being seen as an early party campaigning for the Lok Sabha 2019 polls. Varanasi is also the home constituency of Modi. He addressed a Banaras Hindu University's gathering where he also inaugurated a number of schemes and projects worth Rs 550 crores. Yogi Adityanath, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, was also present there. On the occasion of his birthday, which fell on Monday, he interacted with Kashi Vidyapeeth's students and school children.
This visit is his 14th one to Varanasi after Modi assumed the post of PM.2018-09-19 05:22:22 PM
Congress Demands Floor Test for BJP in Goa
A group of Congress legislators met the Goa Governor Mridula Sinha yesterday to make BJP give a floor test which will prove the party's majority in the Assembly house. The Congress has staked claims to form the government in the light of the current CM Manohar Parrikar being hospitalised for the pancreatic ailment at AIIMS, Delhi.
Chandrakant Kavlekar, the leader of the opposition, has asked the governor to conduct one-day session for a floor test in Assembly. Kavlekar has stated that he has been assured by her that she would deal with the issue and a response would come in 3-4 days.2018-09-19 05:21:49 PM
ABVP Suffers Major Defeat in JNUSU Elections
The ABVP (Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad) has performed badly in the JNUSU (Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union) elections. ABVP earlier tried to ruin the counting procedure through hooliganism and violence. Many have also reported that as soon as the leads of the elections results started emerging, ABVP brought in vehicles carrying goons armed with rods and sticks.
ABVP has lost all the seats of the central panel to a coalition of four left parties, Left Unity. Even the margins were large. Lalit Pandey, the ABVP president candidate lost to his counterpart of Left Unity by a shocking 1,179 votes.2018-09-18 04:21:35 PM
Congress Stakes Claim to Form Govt in Goa after CM Hospitalisation
As the current CM of Goa, Manohar Parrikar, is hospitalized, Congress is aspiring to form a government there. As many as 16 Congress MLAs have staked claims so far. BJP, however, has suggested some alternate ways the government can function in Parrikar's absence.
The opposition is of the opinion to not dissolve the house. Chandrakant Kavlekar, the leader of the opposition, has stated that “The party urged the governor not to consider dissolution of the state Legislative Assembly, which is a possibility considering internal fighting in the ruling alliance and illness of Parrikar.”2018-09-18 04:21:03 PM
Chidambaram Criticizes BJP on Petrol Price Remark
Former finance minister P Chidambaram has taken a dig at BJP after its party chief Amit Shah claimed that the central government would try to bring a decline in the prices of petrol. Shah's comment came after the Union government stated that fuel prices won't be cut down. Chidambaram stated that the saffron party must have had found a way of obtaining the oil free for that to happen.
Chidambaram also took to Twitter to attack the Modi government for its alleged failure to stop the black money flow. Chidambaram asked “Government claims that demonetization and GST have wiped out black money. CEC says democracy under threat from black money. Where is the black money coming from? Crisp new Rs 2000 notes?”2018-09-17 04:45:17 PM
Rahul Gandhi to Kick Off Party Campaign in MP
Congress president Rahul Gandhi will launch his party's campaign in Madhya Pradesh, the state which will go to polls later this year. The state is primarily considered a bastion of the saffron party. A number of posters have appeared which describe the Gandhi scion as Lord Shiva devotee. There are also going to be roadshows in the state capital Bhopal. Rahul is going to address the party workers as well.
According to Pankaj Chaturvedi, the state party spokesperson, Rahul in his one day visit is scheduled to cover roadshow, which is about 15 kilometers long, and take the blessing of as many as eleven Hindu priests.2018-09-17 04:44:07 PM
Congress Resurrects Mallya Feeing Case of 2016
The Congress is keeping up with its attack on the BJP government in the light of allowing liquid baron Vijay Mallya to run away from the country in the year 2016. The Congress asserts that it would have been impossible for him to flee without Modi's approval. Congress is even more firm in its assertion after CBI has said in a statement that an error of judgment was made in weakening the Look Out Circular against the tycoon.2018-09-15 05:42:05 PM
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar to Leave His Post Temporarily
For further treatment, Manohar Parrikar, the Goa chief minister, is getting moved from Candolim's hospital to Delhi's AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) today. As his health is declining, Parrikar has stated he wanted to relinquish his CM post for a while. He has expressed this to Amit Shah, the BJP chief, and discussed his inability to properly work. According to Michael Lobo, the Deputy Speaker, the work will be distributed among various ministers as to reduce his burden. He has stated that “Portfolios would be distributed today to existing ministers so that the administration of Goa can run smoothly and ministers can take decisions on any files. He will distribute 48 portfolios, but will keep two or three like Home, Finance, GAD for himself.”2018-09-15 05:41:39 PM
Rahul Gandhi Demands Arun Jaitley's Resignation
Congress president Rahul Gandhi has come out with a proof that could show that Vijay Mallya colluded with finance minister Arun Jaitley. Rahul's proof is actually a statement given by Congress Rajya Sabha MP and his confidant, Panna Lal Punia. According to Punia, he saw Mallya and Arun Jaitley in the central hall of Parliament talking intimately. He added that first they were chatting in a corner and later went to a beach for further talks.
The Gandhi scion considers this an ultimate proof in the matter. He has also demanded the resignation of Jaitley.2018-09-14 02:52:41 PM
AISA Demands Enquiry into Poll Results
All India Students Association (AISA) has demanded a high-level judicial inquiry into the Delhi University student poll results. There have been allegations of EVM tampering and poll mismanagement. The Association could not manage to bag a victory in any of the 4 central panel posts in DUSU (Delhi University Students Union). On the other hand, ABVP (Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad) secured 3 posts and NSUI (National Students' Union of India) got 1.
AISA has also accused ABVP of being violent. It has stated that “ (They) attacked us on many occasions, disrupted our campaigns and tried to create an atmosphere of fear in DU.”2018-09-14 02:51:14 PM
Major Political Parties in Kashmir Boycotts Upcoming Polls
As per the speculations, the situation in Kashmir has aggravated following the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and National Conference (NC), the 2 leading political parties in the state, announced their decision to boycott the approaching Urban Local Body and panchayat elections. The situation is expected to worsen as militancy reach among the masses has grown very deep.
Stating the reason for the boycott, both parties have said that the Article 35A can be revoked in the ongoing case in the court. The Article provides state subjects a special status.2018-09-13 06:21:56 PM
Congress Corporator Gets Over 100 People Booked under SC/ST Act
Gwalior, which is already witnessing caste tension, has seen a new turn on the issue. A Congress corporator on the grounds of life threats from the locals has lodged an FIR against more than 100 people. The police, in turn, has booked all those people under the SC/ST act (Provisions of Atrocities Act). In his complaint, Chaturbhuj Dhanolia has stated that a Netrapal Singh Bhaduaria along with other 100-125 people came to attack his house. Locals, however, have denied the allegations stating that they went to the Dhanolia house as to protest against the potholes and drain water on the road.2018-09-13 06:21:10 PM
Telangana Assembly Dissolved by the State Governor
After considering the recommendations from Telangana CM K Chandrasekhara Rao, the state governor ESL Narasimhan dissolved the Assembly yesterday. The decision has set the path for early Assembly polls in the state. However, the CM Rao has been asked to continue his duties until the new government is in place.
Right after the announcement, Rao addressed the media and pointed out the achievements of the government and praised the cabinet for its tireless working. He added that the state government is also a recipient of international acclaim. He also commented on the new polls, stating that the new polls would take place in November and the results would be out in December this year.2018-09-07 05:58:36 PM
Congress Announced Protest on Sep 10 against Fuel Price Hike
Congress announced on Thursday that a nationwide protest will be organised on September 10 in the light of increasing prices of fuel. The party leaders have even urged the civil society groups and opposition parties to join in the shutdown. The announcement came at a press conference by the likes of Congress leaders such as Ashok Gehlot, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Mallikarjun Kharge, Motilal Vora, and Ahmed Patel. They expressed sympathy towards the common man who has to deal with the escalation in prices of essential fuels like cooking gas, diesel, and petrol.
Surjewala told the media, “The Congress party has decided that we will give a call for Bharat Bandh on September 10, Monday, in order to highlight the Rs 11 lakh crore fuel loot, to demand that there should be immediate reduction in central excise duty and excessive VAT in the states, and that petrol and diesel be brought within GST so that the common man whose budget has gone haywire, they are provided the requisite relief.”2018-09-07 05:57:35 PM
Another Player in MP Assembly Polls against BJP, Congress
The SAPAKS (Samanya Pichda Evam Alpsankhyak Varg Adhikari Karamchari Sangh) has declared that it will contest the polls from all the 230 seats in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls, turning up the heat for the parties like BJP and Congress. The organisation is formed by the government officers and employees.
Talking about party's goals, SAPAKS leader Abhishek Soni has stated that “The party's agenda is three-fold: Reservation on the basis of financial status, abolition of reservation in promotions and taking back the amendments made to the SC/ST Act. The other issues will be included in the manifesto which will be released in last week of September.”2018-09-06 05:19:04 PM
DMK Fires DMK Party Functionary Ravi for Receiving Alagiri
On Wednesday there was a silent rally in Chennai for paying the homage to M Karunanidhi, the late father of Alagiri. More than 8,00 people assembled at Triplicane police station and raised the slogans of 'long live Alagiri' and 'Saviour of the party.' Ravi, the DMK party functionary, went to Chennai airport to receive Alagiri. However, later he was sacked from the party by the DMK leaders considering his move as an act of rebellion. Alagiri has now taken a dig at the party saying that “They sacked a party functionary who received me at the airport. Will he sack all the one lakh people who have pledged their support to me today.”2018-09-06 05:18:28 PM
Congress Workers Selling Houses to Buy Plane for Rahul Gandhi
There has been an intriguing advertisement that is appearing in the local newspaper of Madhya Pradesh. Five Congressmen have offered to sell their shops and houses in order to collect money for buying Congress president Rahul Gandhi a modern plane. The ad states that since Modi gets to fly in the state of the art Air Force choppers and aircraft, the Gandhi scion, too, must have an aircraft.
One of the 5 party workers, Ashok Jaiswal, has stated that “It was evident when the plane in which Gandhi was traveling had a close shave. This concerned us all and we decided to do something for ensuring his safety. If the government won’t listen, we all congressmen, if come together, could buy a plane for Rahul Gandhi in a blink of an eye.”2018-09-05 04:19:13 PM
Mehbooba Mufti Urges Modi to Rekindle Relationship with Pakistan for Peace
Mehbooba Mufti, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, has stated that communication between Islamabad and New Delhi is must for the peace between the two neighbouring countries. She also urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps of friendship towards Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. She also advised Modi to follow the same route as former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee did for the sake of peace.
She added that if it is done, there would be a relief for people and they will no longer live in the state of fear.2018-09-05 04:18:32 PM
Hardik Patel Fast Continues to 11th Day; Gowda Asks for Government Intervention
The unending fast of Hardik Patel has entered the eleventh day today. He has been fasting to get his demands of farm loan waiver and Patidar reservation approved by the government. However, the ruling party BJP in the state hasn't acted on the issue. HD Deve Gowda, the JD(S) leader and the former prime minister, has come out in the support of Hardik. On Monday, he tweeted that “I request @narendramodi to intervene immediately and save the life of young Patidar leader in the interest of Backward Classes and community.”2018-09-04 04:26:20 PM
Congress Won Local Body Polls in Karnataka; Asserts of Reposing People's Faith
After winning the local body polls, Congress has stated that the Karnataka people have rejected the 'jumlas' of the saffron party and have accepted the Congress-JD(S) government's development policies. Congress has turned out to be the largest party in the polls. Randeep Surjewala, the Congress chief spokesperson, stated that the Congress has been able to repose people's faith in the party once again.
As per the state election commission report, Janata Dal (Secular) got 373 seats, BJP won 910 seats and Congress bagged 966 seats. Both JD(S) and Congress contested the election separately, however, they stated that they would tie up after the polls.2018-09-04 04:25:47 PM
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