Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan on October 18 said he welcomes criticism from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, even from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said, "Why should I not respect Modi ji.
Only he called me for support when my father was admitted to ICU.
The CM is anxious to portray a distance and wedge between LJP and BJP.
I'd like to allay this fear by saying that I welcome criticism from BJP leaders, even from the PM." Bihar will go for three-phased elections starting from October 28 and results will be declared on November 10.
Speaking to ANI in Patna on November 11, Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi spoke on Bihar election results. Manjhi said, "There is a saying 'don't cut the branch on which you sit'. Same way, Chirag Paswan worked towards defeating the fold he was part of. Result is clear, the branch has been cut, but he also fell. 'Apne chirag se bhasm ho gaye hain vo'."
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) secured only one seat in Bihar assembly elections. LJP chief Chirag Paswan on party's performance said that "around 25 lakh voters trusted 'Bihar First, Bihari First' and we secured 6% votes contesting alone." "Happy that Bihar gave love to LJP, around 25 Lakh voters trusted 'Bihar First, Bihari First' and we secured 6% votes while contesting alone. We were called 'pichhlaggu party' that can do something only with other's support. We showed courage," said Chirag Paswan.
Gujarat ex-minister Kanti Gamit landed in trouble after a video of his granddaughter's engagement went viral. The clip showed a swelling crowd at the engagement ceremony of Gamit's granddaughter. The event took place on November 30 at Doswada village in Gujarat's Tapi district. Thousands could be seen dancing and celebrating throwing all Covid-19 caution to wind. Responding to the controversy, the former BJP minister said it was a mistake. Gamit said only a few people were invited and food for 2,000 people was prepared. His apology came after Gujarat police said they were taking action against organisers. In Gujarat, only 100 guests are allowed at wedding events with adherence to Covid-19 rules.
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Addressing a press conference in the national capital on December 02, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal spoke on farmers' protest. Kejriwal said, "Punjab Chief Minister has made allegations against me that I have passed the black laws in Delhi. How can he do such low-level politics in this fragile situation? It is not up to state government to implement it. Had it been so why would farmers of country hold talks with Centre?" "The reason behind Captain sahab's allegation is that we did not allow the nine stadiums in Delhi to be converted into jails. Centre had plans to put the farmers in these stadiums. They are upset with me as I didn't give permission for making them jails," CM Kejriwal added. "So, is it the pressure of these people that you are putting allegations against me? Are you doing it for friendship with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or are you under pressure as Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed case against your family?
Speaking to ANI in the national capital on December 02, Senior Advocate of Supreme Court (SC), HS Phoolka spoke on farmers' protest. Phoolka said, "Bar Council condemned the three farm laws and will write to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repeal them as it is against the farmers." "It is also against the lawyers as it bars the Civil Court's jurisdiction and won't let farmers get justice," he added.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi filed his nomination for Rajya Sabha by-election as an NDA (National Democratic Alliance) candidate in Patna on December 02. He was accompanied by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. He said, "Sushil Modi has our full support." Voting for Rajya Sabha by-election is scheduled on December 14. The seat was left vacant after demise of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader and former union minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed that the COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below 7% as the national capital recovers from the third wave of the pandemic. "Positivity rate has declined below 7%. It is expected to go below 5% in the next few days. Currently, more than 1600 ICU beds are available in hospitals in Delhi," said Delhi Health Minister. Delhi has already overcome two waves of the novel coronavirus, and is currently fighting the third and the strongest wave which saw daily cases going above 8,000. For the past few days, the national capital has seen fewer than 5,000 cases of COVID-19 with positivity rate continuously declining.
The BJP has made it clear that there is no question of replacing Nitish Kumar as Chief Minister of Bihar, after it has emerged as the big brother in the alliance with the JDU. The BJP won 74 of Bihar's..