Amid the ongoing farmers’ protest, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that he understands the difficulties of farmers and believes only they can bring winds of change in the country.
“I am a farmer myself and understand their difficulties. Only farmers can bring winds of change in the country. Therefore, the empowerment, self-reliance and prosperity of our farmers is the prosperity of our country,” he said, addressing ‘Jal Abhishekam’ programme in Bhopal via video conferencing.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was present at the inauguration of the program while Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar attended it via video conferencing.
Singh also said that an atmosphere of confusion was created in the country. “An atmosphere of confusion was created in the country saying that the mandi system, Minimum Support Price system would be finished and the land of the farmers would be mortgaged… Last year, three agricultural laws were passed to give farmers the right to get a fair price for their crop and to sell their produce anywhere,” he said.
The Defence Minister mentioned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken up a pledge in 2017 that by 2022, the income of the farmers will be doubled. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken a pledge in front of the countrymen in 2017 itself that by 2022, we will double the income of farmers. This was not an ordinary but an extraordinary resolve,” Singh said.
“Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister have also stated in Parliament that the MSP was there and will always remain, the mandi system will also be maintained. The government is open to talking about these agricultural laws and is ready to amend them if required,” he added.
He also stated that Madhya Pradesh has been at the forefront of the agriculture infrastructure with the formation of ‘Aatmanirbhar Krishi Mission’ and with its continuous efforts, the state has given more than two crore farmers over Rs 46,000 crore through various schemes in last eight months.
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Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha channels merged into Sansad TV
New Delhi [India], March 2 (ANI): Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha TV channels have been merged into one channel- Sansad television.
Retired IAS officer Ravi Capoor has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the channel for a period of one year with immediate effect, or until further orders, whichever is earlier, read a order by Sunil Minocha, the under secretary of Sansad Television. (ANI)
PM Modi, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh condole demise of BJP MP Nand Singh Chauhan
New Delhi [India], March 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condoled the demise of Lok Sabha MP from Khandwa, Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan and said the BJP leader will be remembered for his efforts to strengthen his party across Madhya Pradesh.
“Saddened by the demise of Lok Sabha MP from Khandwa, Nandkumar Singh Chauhan. He’ll be remembered for his contributions to Parliamentary proceedings, organisational skills and efforts to strengthen BJP across Madhya Pradesh. Condolences to his family,” PM Modi tweeted.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also expressed his condolence over Chauhan’s death and said that he played an important role in the expansion of the organization in Madhya Pradesh.
“Received unfortunate news of the death of BJP former state president and MP from Khandwa, Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan ji. His entire life was devoted to public service. He played an important role in the expansion of the organization in Madhya Pradesh. I express my condolences to his family. Om Shanti Shanti,” Shah tweeted.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh expressed grief over the death of the senior party leader.
“I am deeply saddened by the death of MP from Madhya Pradesh and senior party leader Shri Nand Kumar Chauhan. His entire life was devoted to social work. ‘Nandu Bhaiya’ played a major role in strengthening BJP in Madhya Pradesh. My condolences to his family. Om Shanti,” said Rajnath Singh.
Condoling Chauhan’s death, Bharatiya Janata Party President Jagat Prakash Nadda said that he dedicated his entire life to serve the state, society and organization.
“Distressed by the news of the death of BJP Madhya Pradesh former president and MP from Khandwa, Shri Nand Kumar Chauhan. Nand Kumar ji’s entire life was devoted to the service of the state, society and organization. I pray for the peace of the departed soul from God and express my condolences to his family. Om Shanti,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla expressed his sorrow over the demise of the Member of Parliament.
“Received news of the sudden demise of Shri Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, Lok Sabha MP from Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh). His life is an example of service to the poor. May God grant peace to the departed soul. My condolences are with the family members of Chauhan in this moment of shock. Om Shanti,” he tweeted.
Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan passed away at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram on Monday night.
He had tested positive for COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment at the hospital. (ANI)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to address Kisan Mahapanchayat in Meerut on March 7
New Delhi [India], March 2 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will address a Kisan Mahapanchayat in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut on March 7, to highlight the issues being faced by farmers.
This will be the fifth Kisan Mahapanchayat in the region.
The Congress Party is organising Kisan Panchayats in 28 districts of Western Uttar Pradesh to raise a voice against the farm laws and to support farmers’ demand to repeal them.
Uttar Pradesh Congress had launched the Jai Jawan Jai Kisan programme in the region on February 10 from Saharanpur through a Kisan Panchayat which was addressed by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Since then, senior leaders are addressing Kisan Panchayats from district to tehsil level but Kisan Panchayats addressed by Congress General Secretary in-charge of the state Priyanka Gandhi Vadra have been planned aiming at gaining political ground.
She had also addressed the Kisan panchayat in Saharanpur which was organised by Congress leader Imran Masood and attended by Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Ajay Singh Lallu and other senior leaders.(ANI)
BJP MP Nand Singh Chauhan passes away
New Delhi [India], March 2 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa, Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan passed away at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram on Monday night.
He had tested positive for COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan condoled the demise of Member of Parliament and said that BJP has lost an ideal worker, a skilled organizer and a dedicated leader.
“Nandu Bhaiya, the popular public leader, left all of us. BJP has lost an ideal worker, a skilled organiser and dedicated leader. It is a personal loss for me,” he tweeted.
Chauhan also planted a sapling in the memory of late BJP MP at Smart City Park in Shyamala Hills in Madhya Pradesh today. (ANI)
CM Yogi directs officials to invoke NSA against accused in Hathras murder case
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], March 2 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday directed officials to invoke the National Security Act (NSA) against all the four accused involved in the murder of Amrish Sharma, a resident of Hathras.
Amrish Sharma was shot dead by the main accused, Gaurav Sharma and his friends. The deceased had filed a case against Gaurav Sharma in July 2018 for allegedly molesting his daughter at a village in the Sasni police station area on Monday, Uttar Pradesh police said.
“Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directs officials to take strict action in the matter. He has also given directions to invoke the National Security Act against all the accused involved in the case,” the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said in a statement.
NSA is an act that empowers the government to detain a person if the authorities are satisfied that he/she is a threat to national security or to prevent him/her from disrupting public order.
According to the police, an FIR has been registered against four accused, two of whom have been arrested.
Vineet Jaiswal, Superintendent of Police (SP) Hathras said that Amrish Sharma was shot dead in his Nojalpur village by the main accused Gaurav Sharma along with his friends on Monday at around 4 pm.
The SP said that the police reached the incident spot and an investigation was carried out on Monday.
“During the investigation, it came to light that in July 2018, Amrish Sharma had filed a case of molestation against Gaurav Sharma, who was sent to jail but he came out on bail after one month. Both the families were having a dispute since then,” Jaiswal added.
Speaking about the incident, the police official said, “The wife and the aunt of the main accused Gaurav Sharma and both daughters of deceased had gone to temple in the village. They had an argument there over the old case. The accused and the Amrish Sharma came there later where they argued and the accused shot the latter, who died while being taken to hospital.”
The SP said that teams have been formed to nab the remaining accused and further investigation is underway. (ANI)
India reports 12,286 new COVID-19 cases, 91 deaths in last 24 hrs
New Delhi [India], March 2 (ANI): As many as 12,286 new COVID-19 cases and 91 deaths were reported in India in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Tuesday.
With 12,464 fresh recoveries, the cumulative discharges reached 1,07,98,921.
The total coronavirus caseload in the country has gone up to 1,11,24,527, including 1,68,358 active cases and 1,57,248 deaths.
As per the Health Ministry, a total of 1,48,54,136 people in the country have been vaccinated against COVID-19
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed that a total of 21,76,18,057 samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far including 7,59,283 samples which were tested yesterday. (ANI)
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