PM to Convene All-Party Meet on China Tensions; AAP, RJD Excluded
Friday, 19 June 2020 Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to convene an all-party meeting on Friday, 19 June evening to discuss developments at the LAC and prevailing India-China tensions. While a large number of Opposition political leaders like Sonia Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee are expected to be in attendance, prominent parties like Aam Aadmi Party and Rashtriya Janata Dal have expressed their confusion over being excluded. “Rashtriya Janata Dal is the largest...
AAP and RJD have slammed the Modi government for not inviting them to the all-party meet to discuss the India-China issue. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said that it is the largest party in Bihar and has 5 MPs in Parliament. He sought a clarification from Rajnath Singh on the issue. AAP also attacked...
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on November 29 said the demands of the farmers who is protesting against the new farms laws is completely genuine, and I would request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet them and solve this issue.
Asserting that the people of Telangana are angry and upset with the ruling TRS in Telangana and Owaisi's "alliance", Union Home Minister and top BJP leader Amit Shah on Sunday predicted this time Hyderabad will elect a BJP Mayor in the city's civic polls. Shah, who offered prayers at the Bhagyalakshmi Devi Temple in Old City here, said the people of Hyderabad want good governance and they have belief in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and the BJP. The home minister said BJP will move Hyderabad out of the "Nizam culture" to make it "mini-India". Shah held a massive roadshow in Hyderabad and offered prayers at the Bhagyalakshmi temple. Watch the full video for more details.
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reacted on Tejashwi Yadav's allegation on his 'Bete Ki Chah Main Betiya Paida Karte Reh Gae' remark. He said, "I was speaking about the fertility rate and said that in humour. Did I say anything about anyone? People are taking it on themselves on their own." Earlier in the day, RJD leader and former deputy chief minister of Patna Tejashwi Yadav said that CM Kumar was heard saying- 'bete ki chah me bitiya paida karte reh gaye'. He said, "I said it doesn't suit the most experienced CM to drag my sisters into politics". Tejashwi further added that people say that CM Nitish Kumar didn't have another child out of fear that it could be a girl.
War of words between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav over the former’s comment during the Bihar poll rally. Tejashwi Yadav recalled Nitish’s comment on children. Yadav took a jibe at Bihar CM in the state assembly too. CM Nitish reacted to the statement and said his comments earlier concerned the fertility rate. Kumar also lost his cool on the Bihar Assembly floor on Friday. Kumar called Yadav a ‘liar’ and asked for actions against the RJD leader. Watch the full video for more details.
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AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan met farmers at Burari's Nirankari Samagam Ground, the approved site for protest against recently enacted farm laws. He said, "MLAs and workers come here to ensure that they don't face any problem of food or stay, we'll take care of it as long as they stay here."
With several potential COVID vaccines expected to see the light of day in coming months, Delhi Health Minister Satydenar Jain on November 28 said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government will vaccinate the entire population of the national capital within 3-4 weeks after the availability of a shot. "Whenever the vaccine is available in Delhi, within 3-4 weeks it will be administered all over the national capital with the help of our health facilities such as polyclinics," the Delhi Health Minister told ANI.
The mortal remains of senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel were brought to Sardar Patel Hospital in his hometown of Bharuch in Gujarat on November 25. His last rites will likely be performed on November 26 in his native place. The veteran Congress leader, a confidante of party's interim president Sonia Gandhi, passed away in the wee hours of November 25, his son Faisal Patel confirmed on Twitter. Ahmed Patel had tested positive for coronavirus around a month back, and was undergoing treatment at a Gurugram hospital. The seasoned leader died due to multi-organ failure. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sonia Gandhi, almost every political leader condoled Ahmed Patel's death. PM Modi called him a person with "sharp mind" and someone who "strengthened" the Congress party. Whereas Sonia Gandhi said she has lost an "irreplaceable comrade" in Ahmed Patel.
After TMC leader Suvendu Adhikari resigned as Bengal Transport Minister, National general secretary of BJP, Kailash Vijayvargiya said he is welcomed in the party. "Suvendu (Adhikari) ji was upset with Mamata Banerjee's arrogance and corruption. He resigned because of her, I feel so. If Suvendu ji comes to BJP, he will be welcomed. Many leaders from TMC will join BJP, we are in touch with few of them."
Dilip Ghosh, president of BJP's West Bengal unit, trained his guns on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as the poll campaign picks up pace. Ghosh said Banerjee gets terrified whenever senior BJP leaders like PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah visit the state. He was reacting to the Trinamool Congress chief calling BJP leaders 'outsiders' following Shah's recent trip. Ghosh also repeated his charge that the TMC is turning Bengal into Bangladesh. A day earlier, Union minister Rajnath Singh said that the BJP may even end up winning a 2/3rd majority in the state. He was speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. Bengal is set to go to polls early next year. Watch the full video for more.
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