Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], February 23 (ANI): Former Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje reached Jaipur to attend the core committee meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday.
According to sources, upcoming bypolls and issues of factionalism will be among the key agendas of the discussion.
Before reaching Jaipur from Delhi, Raje took a halt at the BJP office at Behror in Alwar district where she was welcomed by party workers.
Addressing BJP workers here, Raje said, “The time has come to uproot the people who have tried to do harm our party and worked against the people. We all have to unite and fight together. Three years are still there. Many movements will take place. Let us see what happens next.”
Raje met the BJP’s top leadership in the national capital on Sunday. (ANI)
The Daily Guardian is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@thedailyguardian) and stay updated with the latest headlines.
For the latest news Download The Daily Guardian App.
We will hold meeting with farmers in Kolkata on March 13, says BKU leader Rakesh Tikait
New Delhi [India], March 7 (ANI): Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday said he would hold a meeting with farmers on March 13 in Kolkata.
“We are going to Kolkata on March 13. We will speak with farmers there about their concerns and ask if their produce are being bought at MSP or not,” Tikait said interacting with reporters while visiting Bala Sahib Dialysis Hospital in Delhi.
“The government has gone to Kolkata. They will return in one and a half month. We are also going there. We will meet the government there only,” he added.
When asked about the stalemate between farmers and the Centre even after more than 100 days, Tkait said that the government, sooner or later, will have to pay heed to farmers’ issues.
Speaking about the hospital he said it is a free-of-cost hospital for kidney dialysis for the poor and is fully funded by the Sikh community.
Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 against the three newly enacted farm laws – Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. (ANI)
TMC’s ‘Khela’ over, lotus will bloom in West Bengal: PM Modi
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], March 7 (ANI): In a sharp rebuttal to Trinamool Congress’ ‘Khela Hobe’ (Game On) slogan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that because of the corruption and loot in Mamata Banerjee’s government, her party’s game is over and the BJP’s lotus will bloom in West Bengal.
Addressing a public rally in Kolkata’s Brigade Parade Ground, the Prime Minister said ‘Didi’ Mamata Banerjee changed over the years, and not is being ‘controlled’ by somebody.
“Nothing is hidden. Bengal knows everything. But this Khel (game) will not continue. Khel Khatam hona chahiye (this game must stop)…TMC ka Khela khatam, Vikas Shuru (TMC’s game is over, development has started)…vote for BJP fearlessly, vote against bad governance,” the Prime Minister said.
Taking a dig at TMC, he said people of the opponent party are experienced people and play a lot. “They have done innumerable corruption and looted the people of Bengal. They have even looted the relief money sent for Amphan cyclone.”
He said that TMC did “Tolabaazi, syndicate, commission cut” during its tenure, and the ruling party during its tenure did so many scams that a ‘Corruption Olympics’ game can be organised here.
“You have played with the hard-earned money of the people and their lives,” he said.
“I have known Didi for ages. She is not the same person who raised her voice against the Left. She speaks someone else’s language now and is being controlled,’ the PM claimed further.
He further alleged TMC has pushed Bengal towards separation instead of development and divided people into religious lines. “And thus the lotus is blooming,” he added.
During the Prime Minister’s rally in Kolkata today, BJP inducted veteran actor turned politician Mithun Chakraborty into the party. With this, Chakraborty joined the long list of former TMC members to join BJP including Suvendu Adhikari, Rajib Banerjee and more, in the run-up to Assembly elections.
West Bengal is likely to witness a triangular contest this time with TMC, Congress-Left alliance and the BJP in the fray.
The Assembly elections in the state will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting taking place on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.
After winning 3 seats in the 2016 Assembly election in West Bengal, the BJP made deep inroads in the state in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections winning 18 seats and reducing TMC’s tally to 22. Out of the total 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal, Congress won two seats, the Left drew a blank. (ANI)
‘Modi-Shah syndicate’ sold most historical places, railways: Mamata Banerjee
Siliguri (West Bengal) [India], March 7 (ANI): Lashing out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that India knows about one syndicate that is Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah’s syndicate, adding that they have already sold most of the historical places, railways and banks.
“India knows about one syndicate that is Modi and Amit Shah’s syndicate. They have already sold most of the historical places, railways, Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) and banks,” said the Chief Minister during a ‘padayatra’ against the LPG price hike in Siliguri.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief held the ‘padayatra’ in Siliguri against the hike in prices of LPG cylinders.
“Do not try to bunt the kitchen room of the sisters and mothers, they will “burn” you. TMC had done many development works for North Bengal,” she added.
Hitting out at Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ‘poriborton yatra’, Mamata remarked that change will only happen in Delhi, not in West Bengal, as women are safe in Bengal as compared to other BJP-controlled states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and more.
Challenging the BJP, the TMC Chief said: “Khela hobe! We are ready to play. I am ready to play one-on-one. If they (BJP) want to buy votes, take the money and cast your vote for TMC.”
Many of the TMC supporters were seen holding red-coloured cardboard replicas of LPG cylinders at the ‘yatra’, which was led by the TMC supremo, and joined by her ministerial colleague Chandrima Bhattacharya, and party MPs Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan.
The poll fever in West Bengal is all set to go high today as Prime Minister Narendra Modi also held a rally in the state capital and the chief minister held a protest march in the northern part of the state against the fuel price.
Taking to Twitter, Mamata said: “BJP is looting people by regularly hiking LPG prices. Women have been hit the hardest and I’m disgusted at the Centre’s lack of intent to cut taxes and lessen their burden. In protest, today I will be leading an all-women michil at Siliguri. REDUCE LPG PRICES NOW!.
The fuel price hike has become a major issue. LPG Last week, the price of the cooking gas LPG was hiked by Rs 25 per cylinder across all categories, including subsidised fuel and those availed by Ujjwala scheme beneficiaries.
“We will stage a protest march in Siliguri tomorrow against the rise in cooking gas price, carrying LPG cylinders during the protest,” Mamata told reporters yesterday.
Last month, the chief minister warned the centre of launching a bigger protest if the latter does not reduce the prices of fuel.
West Bengal Assembly elections will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting taking place on April 29. The counting of votes in the state will take place on May 2. (ANI)
Mamata throws a challenge: Ready to play one to one
By Tarak Sarkar
Siliguri (West Bengal) [India], March 7 (ANI): While addressing a public gathering in Siliguri on Sunday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee threw a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, saying she is ready to play (khela hobe) one to one.
The Trinamool Congress supremo came to Siliguri yesterday evening to join a “padyatra” from Mainak more to Venus more to protest against the price hike of different items including cooking gas cylinder.
Addressing the gathering Mamata Banerjee said, “Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is going to lose elections in five states votes including West-Bengal. During the time of COVID-19 he never came here to see the situation. Besides this, the state government wanted to buy Coronavirus vaccines, but here also he posted his photo to do politics.”
“Modi always asks questions about women’s security in Bengal, but never asks about Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and other BJP ruled states. Gang rape and other related incidents are happening every day in those states. Women are safe in her state of West-Bengal whether in the daytime or at night,” she claimed.
The TMC chief also said that the BJP government has tried to sell off profitable undertakings such as banks, railways and LIC. That is why he (Modi) is becoming like a child, she said.
Banerjee further said that BJP talks of “Syndicate Raj”. But India knows about a syndicate that is Modi-Amit Shah’s syndicate, the biggest syndicate of India. She again said that without informing them, they gave the final word to Bangladesh about the Teesta river water. Bengal has a special relation with Bangladesh. “We never said ‘Debo na’,” she said.
“The people of Bengal want to know when they will get free gas. Do not try to burn the kitchens of sisters and mothers, They will burn you instead,” she said. (ANI)
Andhra Pradesh reports 136 new COVID-19 in last 24-hrs
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], March 7 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh reported 136 fresh COVID-19 cases and 58 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the state health department informed on Sunday.
With these new infections, the cumulative count of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 8,90,692 and as many as 8,82,520 people have recovered from the disease in the state, said a statement issued by the state health department.
The state witnessed one fresh death in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 7,174.
At present, the state has 826 active cases.
As many as 45702 samples were tested in the state in the last 24-hours. (ANI)
Doctors should prescribe generic medicine to help poor patients, says Javadekar
New Delhi [India], March 7 (ANI): On the occasion of 3rd Jan Aushadhi Diwas, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar encouraged the use of generic medicine and said doctors should prescribe it to help poor people except for complicated disease.
“Doctors should prescribe generic medicines to help poor people. Except for complicated diseases where there is a need for specific formulas, for other ailments the use of generic medicine should be encouraged,” said the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Minister while speaking at the event in Pune.
According to a press statement from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Javadekar also announced to start a campaign for doctors to popularise the use of generic medicine in the country. He visited a Pradhanmantri Bhartiya Jan Aushdhi Kendra in Kothrud, Pune, and attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s live telecast interaction from Shillong.
While interacting with the doctors and beneficiaries at the center, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said: “Prime Minister has launched world’s biggest Health Insurance scheme which is helping 50 crore Indians. The cost of medicines at these Jan Aushadhi stores is 60 to 70 per cent cheaper than market price. The prices of over 500 medicines have been reduced.”
He further said that even major operations like heart stent and knee replacement can be done at much lesser cost under this scheme. This scheme has reduced the cost of medicines so much that people call it Modi’s shop of cheap medicines.
“The country has 50,000 wellness centres now which provide facilities like Yoga and exercise training. soon there will be 1.5 lakh such centres,” he added while pointing out that, due to Prime Minister’s vision these generic medicines are now available in various places and people are taking advantage of it. (ANI)
Opinion5 months ago
South Block’s mistakes will now be corrected by Army
Sports8 months ago
When a bodybuilder breaks Shoaib’s record
News10 months ago
PM Modi must take governance back from babus
News9 months ago
Chinese general ordered attack on Indian troops: US intel report
Sports8 months ago
West Indies avoid follow-on, England increase lead to 219
News7 months ago
Things don’t add up in Sushant’s suicide: Swamy
Defence8 months ago
GALWAN: CHINA’S INFORMATION WAR
Defence6 months ago
Sino-Indian logjam: Facts, risks, options and the sum of all fears