Saturday, October 24, 2020

Congress Party

Big blow to Akali Dal and AAP, Phillaur leaders join Congress

PHILLAUR:The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) suffered a major setback in Phillaur on Thursday when their senior leaders along with supporters from various villages joined Indian National Congress in the leadership of former Punjab Youth Congress President and assembly constituency incharge Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary

Several senior Akali Dal & AAP leaders joined Congress in leadership of Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary

PHILLAUR:The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) suffered a major setback in Phillaur on Thursday when their senior leaders along with supporters from various villages joined Indian National Congress in the leadership of former Punjab Youth Congress President and assembly constituency incharge Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary.

NCP lays red carpet for ex-BJP leader Eknath Khadse, others

MUMBAI:Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Friday formally inducted senior politician Eknath Khadse and many other leaders, who quit the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday, into the party fold.

Badheri has serious discussions with Harish Rawat

CHANDIGARH:Mr. Rajinder Singh Badheri, President, National Delegate Chandigarh,
All India Jatt Maha Sabha and Director, Punjab Mandi Board called on
Mr. Harish Rawat, Congress Incharge, Punjab and Chandigarh at Punjab
Bhawan, Chandigarh today.

Cong acting as lobbyist for anti-farmer forces: Himachal Minister

SHIMLA:Himachal Pradesh Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj on Thursday lashed out at the Congress for misleading farmers on the farm laws and alleged that the party was acting as a lobbyist for anti-farmer forces.

Vijayan and CPI-M trying to gag media through new law: Congress

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:The Congress party on Thursday came down heavily on a new Ordinance which will amend the Kerala Police Act and will enable a police officer to suo motu register a case against anyone who produces content, publishes or propagates it through any means of communication.

Major conspiracy behind Sukhbir’s silence on bills passed by Punjab Vidhan Sabha: Sunil Jakhar

CHANDIGARH:While questioning the silence of Shiromani Akali Dal’s president Sukhbir Singh Badal upon bills passed by Punjab Government to save the farmers from the provisions of draconian laws of Union Government, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee’s president Mr. Sunil Jakhar said that it might be a part of big conspiracy as Sukhbir would be having hand in glove with BJP.

Punjab BJP leaders hiding their faces from Punjabis while their counterparts from Haryana senselessly commenting on bills: Vijay Inder Singla

CHANDIGARH:School Education and Public Works Minister Punjab Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Wednesday, lashed out at BJP leaders for criticizing new pro-farmer bills passed by Punjab Vidhan Sabha and questioned the locus standi of Haryana BJP chief to comment upon Punjab affairs. Mr. Singla said, “Have the Punjab BJP leaders sold out their own state’s interests to another state while even their own MLAs in the Vidhan Sabha walked away during special session?”

Big jolt to Maha BJP: Senior leader quits to join NCP

MUMBAI:In a huge jolt to the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior leader Eknath Khadse has quit the party to join the ruling Nationalist Congress Party, a top leader said here on Wednesday.

Unanimous passing of agriculture bills by Punjab Vidhan Sabha historic: Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary

PHAGWARA: Former Punjab Youth Congress President and Phillaur assembly constituency incharge Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary termed the unanimous passing of agriculture bills by Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday ‘historic’ and celebrated the event with people of Phillaur. The farmers played dhol, distributed sweets and raised slogans like ‘Captain Sarkar Zindabad’, ‘Congress Party Zindabad’ to mark the momentous occasion.

Punjab Vidhan Sabha special session begins, new bill to negate central act proposed

CHANDIGARH: The much hyped special session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha started today at 11 AM and adjourned for an hour after paying tributes to departed souls of farmers.

Cong MLA demands expulsion of 2 ex-corporators involved in B'luru riots

BENGALURU: Pulikeshinagar Congress MLA Akahnda Srinivasamurthy who lost his house in Bengaluru riots seems to possess different opinion over the Bengaluru police filing charge-sheet against Congress party leaders alleging their involvement.

Rahul denied clearance for online inauguration in Wayanad

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:In Kerala, politics comes first and then comes everything else. This was again evident on Thursday when a planned online inauguration of a school building by Wayanad Lok Sabha member Rahul Gandhi failed to take place.

Andhra CM complaint on sitting SC judge needs probe'

AMARAVATI:Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy's complaint against a sitting Supreme Court judge to the Chief Justice of India, S.A. Bobde, needs to be probed, said former Andhra Pradesh High Court Advocates Association president K.B. Ramanna Dora.

Mann slams Modi Government for 'HUMILIATING' the food growers of the country on pretext of the talks

PHAGWARA:Former Punjab Minister and Chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Mr. Joginder Singh Mann today assailed the Modi government for 'humiliating' the food growers of the country on pretext of the talks. 

Degrees and certificates of affected dalit students should be released by the Universities: NSCA

PATIALA: The National Scheduled Castes Alliance today staged a dharna in front of Patiala bus stand under the Chakka Jam program at the invitation of Sant Samaj Sangharsh Committee and staged a protest against the involvement of Captain Amrinder Singh’s Govt. Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot in the post-matric scholarship scam.

Muslim-Yadav equation still relevant in Bihar Assembly polls

PATNA:Even as the leaders of the ruling NDA in Bihar and the Grand Alliance claim that development is the key plank in the upcoming Assembly elections, the caste factor, however, has always been there and the strategy of all the parties hovers around this factor.

Telangana bypoll: Six file papers on first day of nominations

HYDERABAD:Six candidates filed their papers for the November 3 bye-elections to Telangana's Dubbak Assembly seat on Friday, the first day of nominations.
All six candidates are Independents.

Chameleons will be ashamed of Naidu: YSRCP leader on Rafale volte-face

AMARAVATI:Rajya Sabha member and senior YSRCP leader V. Vijaysai Reddy said that even chameleons will be ashamed of the volte-face by opposition leader and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo Nara Chandrababu Naidu on the Rafale fighter jets deal.

Ram Vilas Paswan's mortal remains to be flown to Patna, cremation on Saturday

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan's mortal remains will be flown to Patna on Friday evening and his last rites will be performed there, said the family members.
The last rites will be held on Saturday afternoon. Paswan passed away on Thursday in a Delhi hospital.

Abdullakutty attacked in Kerala, BJP to protest

 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has cried foul after its newly appointed national vice president A.P. Abdullakutty claimed that he was attacked twice.
He said the attack happened on Thursday night, while he was on his way from here to his home town in Kannur.

K'taka Congress to organise farmers conference in Mandya

BENGALURU: As part of its farmer outreach programme, Karnataka Congress Pradesh Committee (KPCC) on Tuesday decided to organise farmers conference on October 10 in Mandya and will launch a statewide signature campaign also to highlight the plight of farmers and workers in the state.

Khanum, Raju take oath as Andhra council members

AMARAVATI: Zakia Khanum and Penmetsa Suryanarayana Raju were on Tuesday sworn in as members of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council.
While Khanum has been nominated under the Governor's quota, Raju has been nominated from the MLAs quota, said an official.

China dared enter India and Kill our soldiers because Modi weakened the nation: Rahul Gandhi

SAMANA (Patiala): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the Chinese had dared to enter India and kill our soldiers because the Narendra Modi government had weakened our nation with its anti-national policies and actions, of which the Farm Laws were the latest example.

CBI raids Karnatka Cong chief DKS' house

BENGALURU:  Close on the heels of the announcement of dates for by-elections for two assembly seats in Karnataka, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided 14 locations associated with Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president D.K. Shivakumar and his brother Bengaluru Rural Lok Sabha MP, D.K. Suresh on Monday.

Capt Amarinder joins Rahul Gandhi to kickstart 3-day Punjab ' Kheti Bachao Yatra' against farm laws

BADHNI KALAN (Moga): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday joined Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to kickstart a 3-day `Kheti Bachao Yatra’ with a vow to fight the black Farm Laws and save the farmers from the clutches of big corporates like the Ambanis and the Adanis, to whom the central government had sold off the interests of the farming community.

Ruckus in Odisha Assembly as Cong raises Hathras issue

BHUBANESWAR:Pandemonium prevailed in the Odisha Assembly on Saturday as the opposition Congress lawmakers voiced protest over the Hathras gang rape-murder case in Uttar Pradesh and "manhandling" of party leader Rahul Gandhi while he was on way to meet the bereaved family.

Black farm laws: Mann dares both CM Amarinder Singh, Sukhbir Badal for live debate*

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab state president and MP Bhagwant Mann on Friday challenged the Congress Party and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), saying  they wanted plausible answers of his five questions to each in a live debate to bring forth the whole truth what they had done for the people of Punjab?

Shiv Sena to decide soon on contesting Bihar polls

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra-based Shiv Sena will soon take a decision on contesting the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, party MP and Chief Spokesperson Sanjay Raut said here on Tuesday.

Paddy procurement going on smoothly despite Covid pandemim: Vikramjit Chaudhary

GORAYA/PHILLAUR: Like the Punjab Government had successfully purchased every grain of wheat despite COVID-19 pandemic, the government has again made all the necessary arrangements for the paddy procurement season and entire harvest would be purchased from the farmers, said former Punjab Youth Congress President and Phillaur assembly constituency incharge Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary during his visit to Goraya grain market to take stock of procurement preparations.

Sukhbir asks CM to declare entire Punjab as market yard

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday held protests across Punjab as part of its "chakka jam" programme to express solidarity with farmers even as it asked Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to call an immediate Cabinet meeting over the agriculture Bills.

Capt Amarinder expresses shock at Union gri Minister's atrocious lies against Punjab Govt and Congress

CHANDIGARH: Expressing shock at Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar’s atrocious lies over Punjab’s and the Congress party’s stand on the controversial Farm Bills, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said the BJP leader had clearly shed even the pretense of fairness and honesty in pursuit of his party’s demonic agenda.

Don't fall into Congress's trap, MSP to continue: Narendra Tomar

NEW DELHI:Amid the opposition's objection and widespread protests of farmers in various states over two farm Bills passed by both the Houses of Parliament last week, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar requested the farmers "not to fall into the trap of Congress", asserting that "MSP will continue".

Farm Bills well-intentioned, but why the haste: Sharad Pawar

MUMBAI:Announcing a day's token fast in support of the suspended Opposition MPs, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Tuesday asked why the government was in such a hurry to pass the Farm Bills.

Modi govt gives freedom to corporates to rob farmers by enacting black laws: Sunil Jakhar

BASSI PATHANA(Fatehgarh Sahib) CHANDIGARH:Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Sunil Jakhar said that by enacting “black-laws” on agriculture the Modi government gives freedom to corporates to rob the farmers.

Congress launches long struggle against agriculture ordinances

KAPURTHALA/PHAGWARA:The Congress party today launched a long struggle against the three anti-farmer ordinances passed by the Parliament by staging dharnas in various villages of the district Kapurthala in which farmers and laborers took part in protests against the SAD-BJP central government.

Capt Amarinder Singh's 10 questions to Badals to nail their lies on farm bills

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday asked the Badals 10 pointed and pertinent questions to nail the lies they have been perpetuating in the last few days to save their own faces on the Agriculture Bills, which they had openly and shamelessly supported since the Ordinances were brought in.

Modi government deceiving people by passing anti-farmer bills: Cabinet Minister Vijay Inder Singla

CHANDIGARH: School education and public works minister Punjab Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Saturday, lashed out at the Modi government for deceiving people by passing three bills stating agriculture reforms as these bills will break the backbone of Punjab which is the food basket of India. The cabinet minister termed the bills anti-farmer and said that these bills would pose a major threat to the people connected agriculture, directly or indirectly. Mr. Singla said that to justify their move, BJP leaders were continuously distorting facts as per their political convenience.

Agriculture Bill a major threat to Punjab's farmers and economy as well as the country's food security: Rana Sodhi

CHANDIGARH: Senior Congress Leader and Punjab Cabinet Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi termed the so called agricultural reforms as black laws for Punjab and said that these bills would not only destroy the farmers and the economy of Punjab but also the food security of the country.

Punjabi farmer saves the country from "ship to mouth" situation, will fight at every platform - Rana Gurjit singh

KAPURTHALA:MLA Rana Gurjit singh from kapurthala today said that the congress party under the leadership of chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will fight from " Sarak to sansad" ( Road to Parliament) to save the farming community from the three anti farmer ordinance passed by the Union Government.