West Bengal: Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Sunday, termed the Model code of conduct as ‘Modi code of conduct’
Slamming the apex poll body, Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Sunday, termed the Model code of conduct as ‘Modi code of conduct’. Alleging a tacit agreement between RSS and the Election Commission (EC), Dikshit said that the EC should consider itself as a branch of RSS, shifting its headquarters to Nagpur. Congress and TMC have slammed the EC for the Cooch Behar killings where 4 were killed by CISF. Bengal’s remaining poll phases will be held on April 17, April 22, April 26, and April 29 with results to be announced on May 2.
COVID: Government of India is prioritising the international community over Indian citizens – Raghav Chadha
The Government of India is prioritising the international community over Indian citizens in the matter of providing vaccines. While the Government of India has been indulging in diplomatic adventurism by exporting over 64 million doses to 84 countries, it has completely overlooked and neglected the Fundamental Rights of its citizens to basic health care and protection by vaccination against COVID-19.
If Muslims are silent today, then, it is only because they are tackling the issue shrewdly. If Muslims hit the streets, they will teach a lesson (eenth se eenth baja denge). Muslims of the world cannot tolerate insult to Prophet Muhammad. If you believe otherwise, then, it is your misunderstanding. Muslims are dealing with the issue shrewdly as they don’t want the harmony of the country to be destroyed.
As long as he is not behind bars, our agitation will continue – Amanatullah Khan on Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati
We are here with several Imams (Islamic clerics) from various parts of Delhi. We have decided to issue sermons during Jummah (Friday prayers) on April 9. Imams from across Delhi and other parts of India will give directions against the blasphemous comments made by Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati. They will demand his immediate arrest. As long as he is not behind bars, our agitation will continue.
In the last few days, COVID-19 cases in Delhi have been rising. 3,583 new cases have been reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours. This rise in cases now is the fourth wave. We are taking all possible measures, there is no need to worry. If there will be any need for the lockdown, then first it will be discussed with the people and then only a decision will be taken. We are focusing on the COVID19 vaccination, 71,000 vaccinations were done in Delhi on April 1.
RS passes GNCTD amendment Bill. Sad day for Indian democracy. We will continue our struggle to restore power back to people. Whatever be the obstacles, we will continue doing good work. Work will neither stop nor slow down.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday urged the Centre to allow the Aam Aadmi Party’s doorstep ration delivery scheme in the national capital. Addressing the media here, Kejriwal said that the doorstep ration delivery scheme will not have any name and that the city government will not take any credit for it. “Ready to accept all conditions of Centre but will not allow any obstructions,” he said, adding that objective is to neutralise the mafia that operates in the city.
This film is very old and its director is also well-known, whether you see Telangana polls or Delhi polls. Now, it is an old script in Bengal, every time only the dialogues and the language change. All the three chief ministers, there is only one advisor, this drama is not going to last long. This is not the culture of Bengal. There is a gang of his mentors who have taken training from America and has done such activities continuously.
This plan is not for the individual, it is a matter of the country and everyone will work together. It will be a matter of great pride for the country. It is obvious that the Central government and the Delhi government will work together on this matter. It is this vision that Delhi will bid for the 2048 Olympic games. To have them take place in Delhi, the necessary infrastructure and other facilities are required, we will create them.
We have to bid for it 10 years before 2048 -Manish Sisodia plan for hosting the Olympic Games in Delhi
This may seem far away, but we have to bid for it 10 years before 2048. And before that it will take 15 years to build adequate infrastructure, to create an atmosphere where sports flourish, and to bring our players to a level where they bring medals in the sports competitions leading to Olympics 2048. As we are nearing the 75th anniversary of our independence, it is very important to dream and aspire for such possibilities.
Our goal is to prepare international medal-winning champions in at least 10 sports fields – Manish Sisodia
We have developed world-class sports facilities even in the most remote and rural parts of Delhi. The first Asian Games were held in Delhi in 1951, followed by the Asian Games again in 1982. In 2010, the Men’s Hockey World Cup and the Commonwealth Games were also held here. We have now created a Sports University to streamline sports facilities and bring the sports talents under their ambit to prepare them for world-class competitions. Our goal is to prepare international medal-winning champions in at least 10 sports fields.
We have laid down a vision for hosting the Olympics in Delhi and have initiated the steps to achieve it. As a first step, the Delhi government has decided to establish a sports university to train athletes and create a pool of talented and competent sports professionals who can represent the country and win medals at the international level. We aim to spend the next 15 years to build adequate infrastructure and create an atmosphere where sports flourishes.
The design for the virtual Delhi model school is still underway. The specifics are being deliberated on. It will have students enrolled and will conduct examinations, but it won’t have a physical existence. The virtual model will benefit students in Delhi as well as all those children who live in any part of the country but want to benefit from the Delhi education model. We want to provide learning opportunities to all those students under the principle of “anywhere living, anytime learning, anytime testing”.
Lord Ram is revered by all. I am a devotee of Hanuman and Lord Ram. Ram Rajya [the rule of Lord Ram] is considered an ideal welfare state. If we can take inspiration from Ram Rajya to achieve an ideal welfare state in Delhi, our lives will be successful. In Delhi, we are now trying to do that. Therefore, we have made 10 principles based on Ram Rajya, which my government will follow.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced Free Pilgrimage to Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya for Senior Citizens
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced free pilgrimage to the Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya for senior citizens when it will be ready. Speaking in the assembly, Kejriwal invoked Lord Hanuman, Lord Ram, and the idea of Ram Rajya to present 10 principles for governance in Delhi including those related to access to food, quality education, shelter, water, electricity, and employment.
Delhi cannot progress if it does not respect the senior citizens living in the city. For them, we launched the Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana, which allows them to visit various places of worship across the country free of cost. Everything from their travel, accommodation, and food is taken care of by the Delhi government under the scheme. Now, the grand Ram temple is being built in Ayodhya. Once the temple is ready, the Delhi government will include Ayodhya’s Ram temple also to its free pilgrimage scheme.
Akali Dal distances itself from Manjinder Singh Sirsa’s statement on Deep Sidhu. Bikram Singh Majithia clarifies that Akali Dal won’t provide legal support to any rioter. Is Sirsa bailing out Khalistanis in his personal capacity or as the President of Delhi Gurudwara Committee?
Actor Kamal Haasan has not become a famous figure now, or only in Tamil Nadu – Aam Aadmi Party Senior Leader Satyendar Jain
Actor Kamal Haasan has not become a famous figure now, or only in Tamil Nadu. He’s a renowned and respected personality in the entire country for the last 30 years. Everything is possible. The work of a lighthouse is to show direction to the ships, not capture their place. We are making lighthouses and showing people the right direction and helping them get salvation from corrupt politicians. We were outsiders there. But people vote for the work you do. There is no outsider or insider. We are all Indians. Wherever we fight and win elections, local governance will be completely handled by locals. We will guide them and give them the AAP model of governance and development.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) hopeful of poll alliance with Kamal Haasan’s Party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) in Tamil Nadu
After receiving encouraging response in Gujarat civic polls, AAP is planning to enter the TN election ring in alliance with the Kamal Haasan’s party. Assembly elections in the southern state will be held on April 6. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is said to be on terms with Haasan. As a goodwill measure, the Delhi government recently announced setting up a Tamil academy in the national capital to help spread Tamil culture. Appreciating this, Haasan congratulated Kejriwal on Twitter.
Arvind Kejriwal took part in a roadshow in Surat, Gujarat after performance in Corporation Elections
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took part in a roadshow after the Aam Aadmi Party’s electoral success in its debut electoral local body polls. Making inroads in Gujarat politics, the AAP won 27 seats in the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC). Addressing AAP’s newly elected corporators in Surat, Kejriwal slammed the BJP saying they are not doing great and there are a lot of issues.
Why has BJP been governing here for the last 25 years? It’s not as if they’re doing great. There are a lot of issues. Different parties come to power in states across the country but only one party is governing here. The Congress is being wiped off from everywhere, you must have heard about the municipal election results in Surat. Congress got zero seats in Surat. The Aam Aadmi Party is the only party to challenge the BJP across the nation.
All departments of the Delhi government will now use only electric vehicles, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia
All departments of the Delhi government will now use only electric vehicles, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Thursday. The government, which has over 2,000 cars in its fleet, hopes its decision will inspire other cities in the country and the world to tackle the issues of pollution and climate change with the urgency they deserve, he said. The announcement came a day after the Aam Aadmi Party-led government launched a campaign, ‘Switch Delhi’, to encourage private vehicle owners to take a pledge to shift to electric vehicles and install a charging point within their premises in the next three years.
Delhi government will launch the patriotism curriculum from kindergarten to class 8 in all its schools
Delhi government will launch the patriotism curriculum from kindergarten to class 8 in all its schools from the next academic session. The syllabus will also work towards helping students develop a thorough understanding of the self, family, school, society, nation and the world. The Delhi government says the objective of the curriculum is to reinforce the values and skills in children that contribute towards nation-building and prepare the student evolve into a responsible and alert citizen.
A Delhi court on Monday sent 21-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi, arrested in connection with allegedly being involved in sharing a “toolkit” on social media related to the farmers’ protest, to one day police custody. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma allowed custodial interrogation of Ravi after police said she was required to be confronted with co-accused.
Arvind Kejriwal outlined that attention was not paid to the manufacturing sector in the country over the last 70 years
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday emphasised about working on a war footing to make the country a manufacturing hub in the world and claimed India can leave behind China in the sector, Delhi government sources said. Speaking virtually in the sixth Governing Council meeting of Niti Aayog chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister also outlined that attention was not paid to the manufacturing sector in the country over the last 70 years.
Delhi Police informed court that Disha Ravi was part of Indian chapter of global conspiracy to defame India
Delhi Police on Saturday informed a city court that Disha Ravi, who is under judicial custody in the toolkit case over farmers protest, was part of Indian chapter of global conspiracy to defame India, create unrest in the garb of farmers’ protest. During the hearing on Ravi’s bail plea today, the Delhi Police also informed court that the ‘toolkit’ conspiracy was a sinister design to defame India and trigger violence, for which Poetic Justice Foundation and banned organisation Sikhs For Justice used climate activist Disha Ravi.
Case registered against former BSP MP Akbar Ahmad ‘Dumpy’ on a complaint by Delhi BJP vice-President Shazia Ilmi accusing him of misbehaving with her
A case has been registered against former BSP MP Akbar Ahmad ‘Dumpy’ on a complaint by Delhi BJP vice-president Shazia Ilmi accusing him of misbehaving with her at a private party, police said on Saturday. In her complaint, Ilmi alleged that Ahmad allegedly started “misbehaving with her and passed lewd remarks” at a dinner party in southwest Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area on February 5, according to the police.
UP STF raids PFI office in Shaheenbagh; seized pamphlet, CDs and DVDs and pen drives, poster, placards and banners
The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) conducted raids at the Popular Front of India’s office located in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh area. The cops also seized pamphlet, CDs and DVDs and pen drives, poster, placards and banners from their office. The UP STF has said that raids on PFI and CFI locations were conducted in the national capital after PFI members arrested from Mathura in October last year gave credible information during questioning. This comes after two persons connected to PFI for planning to target those holding important positions in Hindu organizations were arrested.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting with Uttar Pradesh farmer leaders on Sunday at the Vidhan Sabha in the national capital, to discuss farm laws and other issues. Delhi Transport and Environment Minister Kailash Gahlot and Minister for Water and Tourism Rajendra Pal Gautam and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh were also present in the meeting. The central government has offered to put the farm laws “on hold” for 12-18 months, an offer rejected by the farmers’ unions protesting against the laws.
Like in the Delhi assembly polls, AAP party will defeat BJP by a “historical majority” in upcoming municipal corporation by-elections – Gopal Rai, AAP
Aam Aadmi Party leader Gopal Rai on Sunday said like in the Delhi assembly polls, the party will defeat the BJP by a “historical majority” in the upcoming municipal corporation by-elections. By-elections to five municipal wards will be held on February 28 and results will be declared on March 3. These by-elections are going to write the future of Delhi for the next five years, Rai, who is the Delhi convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), claimed during a Booth Karyakarta Sammelan at the Chauhan Bangar ward of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC).
If private schools in Delhi can be stopped from raising fees in an arbitrary manner, then why can’t the BJP do the same in Gujarat? If in just five years, government hospitals in Delhi can be turned fabulous, then why are hospitals in Surat, Ahmedabad, Rajkot in shambles? We hope that very soon, the BJP will start getting defeated.
Climate activist Disha Ravi and lawyer along with Nikita Jacob created the toolkit related to the farmers’ protest against the Modi government’s three farm laws, Delhi Police said
Climate activist Disha Ravi and lawyer Nikita Jacob created the toolkit related to the farmers’ protest against the Modi government’s three farm laws, Delhi Police said on Monday. Addressing the media here, Prem Nath, Joint CP (Cyber Cell), said that many screenshots of the toolkit were available on open source and were investigated. He said that when probe was able to fetch enough information, a search warrant was obtained from court on February 9 against Nikita Jacob. Nikita, one of the editors of the toolkit, is a lawyer by profession. Nath said that a police team reached Mumbai and conducted searches at her residence on February 11.
Whatever happened in Delhi at Red Fort was definitely a political conspiracy. There are some anti-national elements that have infiltrated the farm protests. The farm protests have lost credibility after January 26 violence.
Journalist Mandeep Punia, who works as a freelancer with The Caravan and Junputh detailed by Delhi Police for misbehaving
Delhi Police Saturday detained a freelance journalist, alleging that he had misbehaved with a station house officer (SHO) at the Singhu border on Saturday night. Police said Mandeep Punia, who works as a freelancer with The Caravan and Junputh, was moving through roadblocks and barricades when the alleged incident took place. Punia was on assignment for the Caravan, following up on yesterday’s violence at Singhu. The Delhi police had sealed the entry point to the protest site.
Delhi Congress has passed a resolution to make Rahul Gandhi the president of the party with immediate effect. The resolution was passed unanimously in a meeting of the Delhi Congress office-bearers convened by Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) President Ch. Anil Kumar. “Ch Anil Kumar moved the resolutions, and one of the resolutions requested Rahul Gandhi to take over as the President of the Indian National Congress at the earliest. He said that considering the disturbed and dangerous political situation in the country, Congress needs a dynamic and powerful leader like Rahul Gandhi at the helm, to lead the party forcefully, to counter the communal, authoritarian, and undemocratic forces, trying to take the country on the path of destruction,” a Congress press communique read.
Farmers Movement Discredited after January 26 Violence in National Capital – Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh
I do think that the movement has been discredited. The whole world was supporting the farmers. But the moment the violence came, and the symbol of the Red Fort was violated, was when the movement lost steam. I think that the government should continue its contact with the farmers and the farmers must go to the meetings. This must be resolved. It cannot continue like this. It isn’t for me to put the blame on any person or agency. But one thing must be understood, the government in power must take responsibility and that government is currently of BJP. They must own up to this fact and look into why they couldn’t understand the movement’s nature.
Modi ji and Yogi ji and all others must listen carefully – Yogendra Yadav, leader of the Swaraj Party
Modi ji and Yogi ji and all others must listen carefully, farmers will not go back from this movement, humiliated and defamed, said Yogendra Yadav, leader of the Swaraj Party, at a farmers’ rally at Delhi-UP border. Yogendra Yadav is among those named in the FIRs by the Delhi Police lodged with respect to Republic Day violence during farmers tractor parade. However, on January 26, Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav said he felt “ashamed” of the way the farmers’ tractor parade turned out on Tuesday, and took responsibility for it.
Violence broke out in tractor march held by farmers in National Capital Delhi, Farmer Union Leader Rakesh Tikait has Denied Reports of Violence
Even as violence broke out in the tractor march held by farmers in the national capital, farm union leader Rakesh Tikait has denied reports of violence and claimed that march is peaceful. BKU leader Rakesh Tikait, while speaking to media, said that the tractor march is peaceful, even as farmers broke barricades and vandalised buses at ITO in New Delhi. He said that the Centre should repeal the farm laws and farmers will continue to protest. As the farmers’ entered New Delhi during their tractor march on January 26, tear gas shells were fired at near the Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar, and the farmers’ were seen heckling the police personnel near ITO. Visuals also show that farmers are carrying sticks, despite the Delhi Police circular stating it clearly that they are not allowed to carry any weapon.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who has been supporting the farmers’ protest against the Centre’s farm laws, on Tuesday denounced the violence in Delhi by protestors. Gandhi, however, once again appealed that the agri laws should be taken back for country’s sake. “Violence is not the solution to any problem. Irrespective of who gets hurt, it is the country which will suffer. Take back the anti-agriculture law for the benefit of the country!” the former Congress president sain in his Hindi tweet.
Farmers’ Protest in Delhi intensifies as groups of farmers were seen indulging in vandalism of public property
Heavy security has been deployed all over the capital as the Kisan rally turns violent. From Red Fort to ITO, what was initially planned as a peaceful protest, has taken to the streets. In the visuals coming in, the protestors can be seen raising yellow flags at the Red fort. In view of security and traffic arrangements for Republic Day and the tractor rally, Delhi Police has issued revised traffic advisories. In the grab of tractor rally, the agitating protestors also went up the mast on the ramparts of the historic 17th-century monument and raised saffron flags. While the government had opposed the rally to be held on the same day as the country’s Republic Day, the Supreme Court had earlier upheld the farmers’ constitutional right to hold a peaceful protest.
Shocking scenes in Delhi. The violence by some elements is unacceptable. It’ll negate goodwill generated by peacefully protesting farmers. Kisan leaders have disassociated themselves & suspended Tractor Rally. I urge all genuine farmers to vacate Delhi & return to borders.
Chaotic Protests by Farmers in Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a high-level meeting with Security Officials
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday held a high-level meeting to discuss the prevailing law and order situation caused due to the chaotic protests by farmers in Delhi. He has directed 15 paramilitary force companies to be deployed in the national capital. Wielding sticks and clubs and holding the tricolour and union flags, tens of thousands of farmers atop tractors broke barriers, clashed with police and entered the city from various points to lay siege to the Red Fort and climb the flagpole on Republic Day on Tuesday.
I want to ask Centre how many sacrifices farmers will have to make, to get their voices heard. Every farmer has become Bhagat Singh. The government is saying that they are reaching out to farmers and trying to explain the benefits of Farm Bills. UP CM told farmers that they’ll benefit from these bills as their land won’t be taken away. Is it a benefit? What was the hurry to get farm laws passed in Parliament during pandemic? It has happened for first time that three laws were passed without voting in Rajya Sabha.I hereby tear three farm laws in this assembly and appeal Centre not to become worst than Britishers.
Delhi Assembly on Thursday witnessed high drama as ruling Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tore copies of the three new agricultural laws against which thousands of farmers are protesting at several border points of the national capital city. As soon as the proceedings during the one-day session of Assembly began, AAP MLAs Mahendra Goyal and Somnath Bharti lodged their protest against the farm laws.
I appeal to AAP workers and supporters and the public to observe one-day fast tomorrow in support of farmers. I will also fast tomorrow. Some central government ministers and BJP leaders are saying that farmers are anti-national. Many ex-servicemen, national and international players, singers, celebrities, doctors, traders are supporting the farmers. Want to ask BJP are all these people also anti-nationals.
Delhi Police stepped up vigil on the national capital’s border with Haryana on Sunday as farmers plan to block the Jaipur National Highway-8, which passes through Gurgaon, as part of their protest against the Centre’s new agri laws. The city police had on Saturday increased security arrangements by deploying additional personnel and placing more concrete barriers.
After Aam Aadmi Party MLA Raghav Chadha, Police detained Atishi from near residence of Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, on Sunday for holding protest demonstration against alleged misappropriation of funds by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). Earlier today, Raghav Chadha, Ritu Raj, Kuldeep Kumar and Sanjeev Jha were detained by the police on their way to the Home Minister’s residence. They were heading towards Amit Shah’s residence to hold similar protest.
Delhi Traffic Police informed commuters about routes closed for traffic in view of farmers agitation
Amid the prevailing deadlock between farmers and the Central government over the new farm laws, the Delhi Traffic Police on Saturday informed commuters about routes closed for traffic in view of a large number of farmers camping at the Delhi’s borders. “Available Open Borders to Haryana are following Borders–Jharoda (Only Single Carriageway/Road), Daurala, Kapashera, Badusarai, Rajokri NH 8, Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam Vihar and Dundahera Borders,” Delhi Traffic Police tweeted today.
I had only commented on Shaheen Baag dadi cos they instigated riots there even that tweet was deleted almost immediately, I don’t know from where they brought another elderly lady in to the picture and now endlessly spreading lies.Vultures trying to instigate mob against a woman.
On the directives of Arvind Kejriwal, AAP’s every worker, MLA, MP and Minister is helping the country’s revolutionary farmers who are protesting on the borders. They are ensuring the availability of all facilities for the farmers. Every region of Punjab is sending its blessings to Arvind Kejriwal and AAP.
Captain Amarinder is worried because of this rising popularity. Because of that, he has started giving false statements. Captain Amarinder was a part of the committee which drafted these three black laws. He had given his assent to these three black laws. His party stated in its 2019 manifesto that we will apply these black laws if we come to power.
While the opposition has been vociferously supporting the protests, protesters received support from several other quarters as well. Dalit leader and Bhim Army chief Chandrashekar Azad joined the protesting farmers at the Delhi-Ghazipur border. Bilkis Dadi, the face of the months-long anti-citizenship law protest in Delhi, was stopped by Delhi Police personnel at the Singhu border when she tried to join protesters.
Delhi Police have lodged an FIR against unknown people at the Alipur police station after clashes were reported last Friday between farmers and police teams at Singhu border in which public properties were damaged. On November 27, in view of the protests organised by different farmers’ unions against the recently passed farm laws, police force was deployed at Singhu border to maintain law and order.
Yesterday, Captain Amarinder gave a statement that Amit Shah is saying the right thing. He said that the farmers should accept the Union Home Minister’s offer along with all the conditions. Captain Amarinder is dancing to the tune of BJP. He has become the Chief Minister of BJP and not of Punjab. This is the same BJP which fired tear gas shells on India’s farmers. This is the same BJP which used water cannons on farmers. This is the same BJP which dug up roads when the country’s farmers wanted to come to Delhi.
In an effort to reach out to protesting farmers who have reached Delhi borders, Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday said talks can be held before the scheduled date of December 3 if the agitating agriculturists move to the site in Burari that has been prepared for them where provisions and medical facilities have been arranged.
The farmers – largely from Punjab and Haryana who travelled in their tractor-trolleys – were allowed to enter Delhi on Friday after braving a day of clashes with police, who used teargas, water cannons and baton charges to push them back. “We intend to block Delhi from all sides so that the government is suffocated into listening to our demands. Protesting in Burari would have practically been like being jailed in an open ground for us,” said Purushottam Singh, chief of the Bhartiya Kisan Union’s Lakhua unit.
There should not be any conditions to talk to the farmers. The talks should take place immediately. They are the farmers of our country. They should be allowed to hold peaceful protests wherever they want. These farmers have travelled hundreds of kilometers from their homes taking a lot of trouble. They want to voice their concerns. They have the right to express their views in a peaceful manner. It is a democracy.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked the Centre to immediately and unconditionally hold talks with the farmers who continued to protest against the new agri laws for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday, staying put at the Singhu and Tikri border points of the national capital. The Aam Aadmi Party has supported the farmer’s protest and its national convenor Kejriwal asked the Centre to immediately meet the farmers. “The central government should talk to farmers immediately (and) unconditionally,” he said in a tweet.
Delhi government had welcomed the protesting farmers as their “guests” and had made elaborate arrangements for their food, drinking water and shelter. The development came after thousands of farmers had gathered at various entry points into the national capital and were later allowed in to hold a peaceful protest at a north Delhi ground against the central farm laws. Several farmer leaders are still on their way to Delhi. We will hold a meeting tomorrow and then take our next decision.
Delhi Police is likely to release photographs of 20 people accused in the Northeast Delhi riots which will put up at public places across the national capital, officials said on Thursday. Police also said that a reward will be given to anyone who provides information about the accused in connection with the riots which took place in February this year.
Deputy CM Sisodia said that schools in the national capital which are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic are unlikely to reopen until a vaccine is available. “Until we get some vaccine, schools (in Delhi) are not likely to open,” Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s Education Minister, told reporters.
It was unanimously decided that the AAP will contest all zila panchayat seats. For this, those wishing to contest elections on an AAP ticket will have to fill up a form and submit to the district level executive committees. These will then be vetted by the state executive.
Umar Khalid organised women to stage protests at various anti-CAA demonstrations, Delhi Police in chargesheet
Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid hatched the conspiracy to create unrest in Delhi while sitting in Patna, Delhi Police has said in a supplementary chargesheet in a Delhi court in a case related to the alleged larger conspiracy in the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February. In the chargesheet filed on Sunday, the police alleged that Umar Khalid organised nearly 300 ‘Bengali-speaking’ women for anti-CAA protests across various places in Delhi.
Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and all states to file within two days status reports detailing steps taken to deal with the current COVID-19 situation, noting that the pandemic has “worsened” in places like Delhi and Gujarat. The court said the situation is “going out of control” in Gujarat. “Things have worsened in Delhi especially in November. You file a status report on what steps have been taken,” a bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan told Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, who was appearing for Delhi government.
After Goa Power Minister Nilesh Cabral challenged Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal; AAP MLA Raghav Chadha boarded a flight to Goa for debate
After Goa Power Minister Nilesh Cabral challenged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to a debate over his model of electricity, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Raghav Chadha on Tuesday boarded a flight to Goa, hoping that the former would let him know the time and venue for the debate. Chadha posted a picture of himself in the plane donning a COVID-19 protective shield and wrote, “I hope Goa Power Minister will not withdraw his public debate challenge, despite his party high command’s displeasure.”
Eagerly look forward to a healthy debate on ‘Kejriwal’s Electricity Model’ Vs ‘BJP’s Electricity Model’ – Raghav Chadha
I have boarded the flight to Goa. Will be landing shortly. Eagerly look forward to a healthy debate on ‘Kejriwal’s Electricity Model’ Vs ‘BJP’s Electricity Model’. I hope Goa Power Minister will not withdraw his public debate challenge, despite his party high command’s displeasure.
I don’t have any problem in debating with the like-minded people who understand the power problems of Delhi and Goa. I don’t seek to debate with one who’s not connected to it. Delhi power minister is welcome for the debate. I haven’t challenged anybody.
Hope BJP high command’s diktats to Goa Chief Minister will be disregarded and public debate will happen – Raghav Chadha
Goa Power Minister had challenged the Kejriwal model of electricity and wished to conduct a public debate. I will be arriving in Goa by 2pm today, he should let me know the time and venue for the debate. I really hope and wish, he will come and participate in the debate. BJP high command has reprimanded Goa leadership and asked them not to indulge in such public debate. I hope Goa Minister understands that this debate will only benefit Goans. Hope BJP high command’s diktats to Goa Chief Minister will be disregarded and public debate will happen.
An “unprecedented situation” has emerged in Delhi, which could worsen in coming weeks with Covid-19 cases rising to 500 cases per million population from around 361 currently, according to a Niti Aayog assessment highlighting violation of Covid norms during the festive season. The estimates show there are around 9,839 isolation beds in Delhi with oxygen support. The Centre has suggested increasing this capacity to at least 10,630 to be able to tackle the current surge.
I appeal to Delhiites with folded hands to wear masks and follow social distancing norms – Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Since cases are rising in Delhi, we are sending a general proposal to Central government that if required, Delhi government can implement shutting down those markets for few days, where norms are not being followed and they are becoming a local Covid-19 hotspot. I want to thank central govt for helping people of Delhi in such difficult times. I appeal to Delhiites with folded hands to wear masks and follow social distancing norms.
Around 70 per cent of the residents of Delhi did not burn firecrackers – Environment Minister Gopal Rai
Nearly 70 per cent people in the national capital refrained from bursting firecrackers on Diwali this year, Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Monday. This was after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government had imposed a ban on the same and the results will be better next year, Rai asserted. “Around 70 per cent of the residents of the city did not burn firecrackers after the government imposed a ban on the same. I hope that the results will be better next year,” he told reporters.
Dismissing the speculations, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday said no lockdown will be imposed in the national capital, in the wake of the third wave of COVID-19 since it has already peaked out. “There will be no reimposition of lockdown in Delhi. I don’t think it will be an effective step now, wearing of masks by everyone will be more beneficial,” media quoted Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain as saying.
Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that there is no better future without Health For All. Digitally chairing the WHO Executive Board today, the Minister highlighted global partnerships and investment in global public health for strengthening health systems. He added that the South-East Asia Region and India are continuously striving to improve health services, their reach, delivery and quality.
Kejriwal’s Diwali Pooja has made poodles on both the sides uncomfortable. One side is afraid to lose its monopoly over Hindus and the other side is calling him a Sanghi who faked secularism. According to Islamist logic, a secular Hindu politician never does pooja. Oh My Goat.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah called meeting to take stock of COVID-19 situation in Delhi, meeting, to be attended by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called a meeting to take stock of COVID-19 situation in Delhi today. The meeting, to be attended by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at North Block, comes amid a sudden spike in coronavirus infections in the national capital. Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal will remain present at the meeting.