Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS. Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19. I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. Together, let us make India COVID-19 free!
The allies have left the NDA and there is no such alliance now. In the same way, there are very few parties left with the UPA. Many regional parties are not ready to work under the Congress leadership in the UPA. Therefore, to create a group against the incumbent government, there is a need to go for the restructuring of the UPA. This new alliance should be led by a senior leader like Sharad Pawar. If that happens, then many more parties can join the alliance in the future. But this is not possible without the consent of Congress. This future of the (restructured) alliance will depend on the sacrifice and liberality of the Congress.
Joe Biden has had the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history. It was Trump’s first major public appearance since leaving office. Trump particularly pointed to the emerging border crisis in the US, criticizing Biden’s immigration policy and calling it a betrayal of America’s core values. Already the Biden administration has proven that they are anti-jobs, anti-family, anti-borders, anti-energy, anti-women and anti-science.
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.
Both the TMC and the BJP are two sides of the same coin – West Bengal CPI(M) secretary Surya Kanta Mishra
Both the TMC and the BJP are two sides of the same coin. Their agenda is to divide people on communal lines and rule the masses. We have seen how TMC leaders are joining the BJP lock, stock and barrel. Except for the chief minister and some of her leaders, the rest have switched over to the BJP. Both the TMC and the BJP now stand unmasked. We need a government which can fill up all the vacancies in state government jobs and semi-government sectors within a year. Neither the TMC nor the BJP can do it. Only the Left and secular forces are capable of it.
Even though the BJP government is vocal on sabka saath, sabka vikash at meetings and in writings, the skyrocketing prices of all commodities have exposed its anti-people stance. This is glaringly visible now that the corporate-friendly BJP government has no concern for the commoners. Or else, it would have taken some measures to bail out the common people from the wreath of high prices.
Now rice is sold at Rs 45 per kg against Rs 25 in April, 2016. The percentage of rise in price is 80. At present per kg of pulses (dal) is Rs 88 against Rs 45 in April 2016, and the rise is 95.56 per cent. Mustard oil is sold at Rs 160 per litre now against Rs 90 in April 2016, and the rise is 77.78 per cent. Onion is sold at Rs 40 per kg now against Rs 20 in April 2016. The rise in price is 100 per cent. Potato is sold at Rs 32 per kg now against Rs 22 in April 2016, and the rise in price is 45.45 per cent.
Every party has a grassroots leader. BJP fights every election in the same manner. Be it a small election or the genral. The efforts & hard work their leadership puts in is remarkable. It is not just about leadership. Everyone in the party has to focus to win. We have to sit down & draw a strategy for win.
We have already sealed our alliance with the Left Front. We have got 30 seats as per our choice and are in talks regarding three-four more. The discussions are still on with the Congress as the seat-sharing deal is still not clear. In total, from both the parties, we had demanded around 70 seats, including the Nandigram seat. We don’t want to derail this alliance, but we have our demands. We are accommodative and flexible. We want the alliance with the Congress to get concluded as early as possible.
I will contest from Poonjar as the candidate of Kerala Janapaksham (Secular). Anyone can support me. BJP, UDF or LDF, any front can extend support to my party. I have held talks with Twenty 20. They are contributing a great service. At present, I have no plans to hold talks with any other fronts. Muslim League is a good political party in UDF. But they are being controlled by the Jihadis. Even Congress leaders are unable to take a decision. I won’t cooperate with UDF who are supported by Jihadis. Cheaters are leading the front.
Are Bengal Poll Dates Suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi & Amit Shah – West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Questioned
From BJP party sources, I have seen the list of poll dates they wanted. And now I have seen the list out in the public. They are the same. I am sorry. I am shocked. Are Bengal poll dates suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah? I am the only one woman chief minister in the country… I will win… and then Modi and Shah, you watch the battle in the 2024 general elections. We will fight it and how.
States with almost the same number of seats were voting on a single day. Why is Bengal being humiliated. South 24 Parganas will vote over three phases. Why? Because we are strong in that district? Why half-half district election every day? Is this on the advice of Modi and Shah? So that they can come and campaign here after they finish with Assam and Tamil Nadu? This is a khela (sport) but we will defeat you and turn you into ghosts. We are people of the grassroots.
Has this been done with the advice of Modi and Amit Shah? Has this been done to facilitate their campaigning? So that they can finish Assam and Tamil Nadu before coming to Bengal? This won’t help BJP. We will demolish them. I am the only one woman chief minister in the country… I will win… and then Modi and Shah, you watch the battle in the 2024 general elections. We will fight it and how. They are diving people on lines of Hindu-Muslim. The game is on. We play and win. They are dividing the entire country. But let me tell you, I know Bengal very well.
The Election Commission has been unfair to West Bengal. If elections in Tamil Nadu and Kerala can be held in one day and Assam in three days then why elections should be held in West Bengal in eight phases? This will cause immense problem to the people of the state. For one month all activity will come to standstill. Development work will stop. Really do not know why the election commission did all this but we strongly oppose it.
A nation is balanced between its institutions. If the balance is disturbed, the nation is disturbed. That is the central idea….Over the last 6 years, there has been a systematic attack on elected institutions and the free press that hold the nation together. Democracy doesn’t die with a bang, it dies slowly. I am sad to tell you that democracy in Indis is dead, it does not exist. The concentration of capital has combined with the RSS to destroy the institutional balance in the country.
If Election Commission doesn’t provide Justice to the People, where will the People go – Mamata Banerjee
With all due respect to the Election Commission, I want to say that questions are being raised on why elections will be held in so many phases in Bengal while other states will be voting in one phase. If EC doesn’t provide justice to the people, where will the people go.
We respect all religions, people & castes – Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad while speaking at Shanti Sammelan in Jammu
Be it Jammu or Kashmir or Ladakh, we respect all religions, people & castes. We equally respect everyone, that is our strength and we will continue with this. In the last 5-6 yrs, all these friends (referring to fellow party colleagues) did not speak any less than me in the Parliament over J&K, its unemployment, stripping off of statehood, finishing off industries & education, implementation of GST.
All of us have covered a very long distance to reach where we are today. Nobody among us has come through the window, all of us have walked through the door. We have come through the students’ movement, the youth movement. Congress has weakened in the last decade. Our voice is for the betterment of the party. It should be strengthened everywhere once again. New generation should connect (to party). We’ve seen good days of Congress. We don’t want to see it weakening as we become older. There has never come such an occasion after 1950 when there is no representative of Jammu & Kashmir in the Rajya Sabha. This will be corrected.
What is the real role of Ghulam Nabi Azad sahab? A person who flies an aircraft is an experienced person. An engineer accompanies him to detect & repair any malfunctioning in the engine. Ghulam Nabi ji is experienced as well as engineer. The truth is that we see Congress party getting weak. That is why we have gathered here. We had gathered together earlier too and we have to strengthen the party together. He is one such leader who knows the ground reality of Congress in every district of every state. We were saddened when we realised that he is being freed from Parliament. We didn’t want him to go from Parliament…I can’t understand why is Congress not using his experience.
The G-23 is a passionate, resolute, committed and experienced Congress team that cares deeply for the future of the Congress party. It needs your support if you want a dynamic, secular, liberal, progressive India with good governance. Those who call it as “ rebels” mislead you.
I know the amount of money that was thrown at MLAs in M.P., Rajasthan, we’re talking massive amounts of money. When you have a party that is fighting elections with thousands & thousands of crores & other parties are not allowed to raise finance. Now India is entering a phase quite like when we were fighting the British that we cannot rely on the institutions to protect our democracy anymore, we can only rely on the people of the country. We can keep doing reservations but unless Indian men start to view Indian women with the same lens that they view themselves, the real change is not going to happen.
Congress appointee Markandey Katju and party leader Abhay Thipsay tried to save Nirav Modi – Bhupender Yadav
Congress appointee Markandey Katju and party leader Abhay Thipsay tried to save Nirav Modi, the man who duped Indian banks of billions. The UK court busted them. Is money bigger than nation? Rahul Gandhi your silence is the answer.
I have decided not to contest from Mongolkot this time – Siddiqullah Chowdhury, TMC MLA in West Bengal
I have informed everything about the poor leadership in the district to our party chief Mamata Banerjee. I felt that some party leaders in the district are not performing the way they should considering the crucial polls. Therefore, I have decided not to contest from Mongolkot this time. I have already informed my party chief about my decision.
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.
The outcry was understandable if this was the first time when a stadium was being named on someone. Hasn’t the Left always celebrated naming, in as far as it’s to memoralize extraordinary human action? I believe that credit must be given where the credit is due!
Your former CM was an expert in lifting the slippers of his top party leaders – PM Modi’s Jibe on V Narayanasamy & Rahul Gandhi in Puducherry
These development works cover roads, healthcare, education, culture, sport and marine economy. What I am seeing here today — the energy and enthusiasm — is wonderful. It shows how the direction of the wind is changing in Puducherry. In 2016, Puducherry didn’t get a people’s govt. They got a govt that was busy serving the Congress high command in Delhi, their priorities were different. Your former CM was an expert in lifting the slippers of his top party leaders. The high command Congress government in Puducherry made it a point to damage every sector of governance. Traditional mills closed. Local industry was troubled. Congress doesn’t believe in working for the people.
To make Congress win, agitators are contesting under different names to cut into BJP’s votes. Their aim is to make Congress win. Everyone knows that they can’t form govt, they themselves know it but it’s sad that they’re trying to reduce BJP’s vote share to make Congress win. Unfortunate that new parties being formed to help Congress that tried to supress Assam agitation against foreigners with bullets.
We’ll accept over 2 crore suggestions from people. We’ll make available approx 30,000 suggestion boxes across WB. Around 100 boxes will be kept in 294 assembly constituencies. Our workers will go from door to door with 50 boxes and 50 will be placed at strategic locations. We’re making efforts to work towards making ‘Sonar Bangla’, with the inclusion of contributions of Swami Vivekanand, Rabindranath Tagore, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Syama Prasad Mukherjee, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar in prestigious history of WB.
Social media platform will have to comply with the rules and regulations issued by the government – Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
The social media is most welcome to do business in the country. They have done a good job in empowering the ordinary Indians and their platform has often been used to cast aspersion on most pressing issues. I would like to say that the platform should not be missued. The social media platform will have to comply with the rules and regulations issued by the government in this regard. Social media platforms upon being asked either by a court order or a govt authority will be required to disclose the first originator of mischievous tweet or message as the case may be. This should be only in relation to sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the state, public order, relations with foreign states, or rape, sexually explicit content etc. We shall notify users number for a significant social media intermediary very soon. They will have to have a grievance redressal mechanism, you will also have to name a grievance officer who shall register the grievance within 24 hours & disposal in 15 days.
Congress never divided the country. Each part of India is equally important. North India has also contributed a lot. We had front-ranking leaders of the freedom struggle – Motilal Nehru, JL Nehru, Dr Rajendra Prasad, Govind Vallabh Pant, Lala Lajpat Rai just to name a few. After independence there have been illustrious PMs – Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Atal Bihari Vajpayee – they all represented UP. Recently it was Dr Manmohan Singh from north India, so Congress has never disrespected a region.
I think it is a very good end result, it is a win-win situation. Whatever we did as a government, as a nation has shown that the resolve that we have in maintaining our interest foremost. I think with this Whole-of-Government Approach, our relations with China would develop along the path that we wish to develop. As two neighbours who would like to have peace and tranquillity on their borders and who would like that all the other engagements which have been going on in the past should continue also in the future. Nobody wants an unsettled border.
As CM, he (Modi) used to say Gujaratis must also Progress in 2 fields – Sports & Armed Forces – Amit Shah
As CM, he used to say Gujaratis must also progress in 2 fields – sports and armed forces. He took charge of GCA on my request and promoted sports here. His vision was that world’s largest cricket stadium be built here. This 1,32,000-seater stadium will be known as Narendra Modi Stadium. Coupled with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave & Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, a sports complex will also be built in Naranpura. These 3 will be equipped to host any international sports event. Ahmedabad to be known as the ‘sports city’ of India
Centre transfers money directly into bank accounts of farmers & poor. But monetary benefits of schemes of Bengal Govt does not reach the poor without the consent of all the ‘tolabaaz’ of TMC. This is why TMC leaders are becoming richer & normal families are becoming poorer. Development in Bengal not possible as long as cut money culture, syndicate rule and “tolabaji” (extortion) persists.
I am told that Vande Mataram Bhawan, where Bankim Chandra Ji lived for 5 years, is in very bad condition – PM Modi
I am told that Vande Mataram Bhawan, where Bankim Chandra Ji lived for 5 years, is in very bad condition. This is the same Bhawan where he brainstormed to write Vande Mataram, the poem which gave a new lease of life to the freedom struggle. Failure to keep the place of the creator of such ‘amar gaan’ in a good state is an injustice to West Bengal’s pride & there is huge politics involved in this — the politics which focuses on vote bank, not patriotism; appeasement, not Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas.
We will bring a no-trust motion against the govt as this govt has lost the trust of people and MLAs. 2 Independent MLAs who were with govt have left them, Their alliance party MLAs are also abusing them. We will bring a no-trust motion and then everything will become clear.
Previously, four or five JJP MLAs openly voiced out support to the farmers’ demand for the repeal of the Centre’s new farm laws. With the Khattar government facing severe criticism for water-cannoning farmers and dug up highways to stop farmers to proceed to Delhi, all JJP MLAs travelled to Delhi to discuss the issue with Amit Shah. While Khattar and Chautala welcomed the Supreme Court’s stay on the laws, farmers have refused to interact with the SC-appointed 3-member panel.
High Court said Love Jihad is a conspiracy to make Kerala state an Islamic state – Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath
In 2009, Kerala HC brought govt attention towards Love Jihad. But the govt did not make any law on Love Jihad over here. HC said Love Jihad is a conspiracy to make Kerala state an Islamic state, but the govt is sleeping and does not care about security and this anti-Kerala, anti-India conspiracy. You have to wake up and choose BJP. We can guarantee safety and security. In UP we have made a law against the Love Jihad and started apprehending people.
There are two main reasons behind the fuel price rise. The international market has reduced fuel production and manufacturing countries are producing less fuel to gain more profit. This is making the consumer countries suffer. We have continuously been urging the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and OPEC plus countries that it should not happen. We hope there will be a change.
We need this tax but there is also the need for balance – Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
Another reason is Covid. We have to do various development work. For this, Centre and state governments collect the tax. Spending on development work will generate more jobs. The government has increased its investment and 34 per cent more capital spending will be done in this budget. State governments will also increase spending. This is why we need this tax but there is also the need for balance. I believe the finance minister and state governments can find a way.
MLAs should stay loyal to the party. MLAs who have resigned will not be able to face the people as people will call them opportunists. The BJP government at the Centre, NR Congress and AIADMK have succeeded in dislodging our government by using voting power used by 3 nominated members. This is murder of democracy. The people of Puducherry and this country will teach them a lesson. Myself, ministers, Congress and DMK MLAs and independent legislator have tendered resignation and sought it be accepted.
BJP will not stake a claim to form the government in Puducherry, confirms BJP State Unit President V Saminathan
We will not try and form a government at this stage. With the people’s blessings in the forthcoming elections and [Prime Minister Narendra] Modiji’s leadership, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will form a government with BJP and its alliance partners All India NR Congress and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in May and build a new bright future for the people of Puducherry.
Let me tell the brothers of Mamata didi that the BJP will form the government in the state – Dilip Ghosh, BJP
Our opponents are telling us that our game is over but let me tell them that our game is on. Be ready. Tell mothers to keep their children under control if they want to see their faces after polls. We are civilised and follow the law but it doesn’t mean that we are weak. Yes, ‘khela hobe, khela hobe’ and ‘paribortan hobe’. Let me tell the brothers of Mamata didi that the BJP will form the government in the state. I know there will be attempts to stop the yatra so I have come to meet you. We will ensure that you are able to cast your votes
In some machines, Congress candidates were declared the winners and the seals of some machines were also tampered with. When a recount was demanded in this regard, the SDM, who was the returning officer on the spot, did not consider it appropriate to conduct a recount under the pressure of the Congress government.
The AIMIM is nothing but a proxy of BJP. Owaisi is well aware that Muslims here are mostly Bengali-speaking and won’t support him. In Bengal, Muslims stand firmly with Mamata Banerjee.
Absolutely sweet question. But I am not even sure I had a dream. i just kept doing what was before me and went along the flow. I don’t think I chart any course in my life. I walked along the path which was before me and that destiny has taken me wherever I am. Only thing is I better perform so that I don’t disappoint people who have given me the responsibility and I don’t want to disappoint the people of India.
Social media is so powerful that it can even topple governments and regulating them is difficult as they are borderless. These forces can promote anarchy, which will weaken democracy but solutions should be within the constitutional framework. We require new rules and laws to tackle and manage. The government is already working in this direction.
There are some leaders (in Delhi) who said they knew how to break the spine of Bengal. It is not easy to gouge out our eyes & break our spine… I request all of you to say ‘Joy Bangla’ whenever you answer a phone call, not hello. Today is the 21st of February. Language Martyrs’ Day. I pay homage to those who sacrificed their lives for the Bengali language on this historic day. Best wishes to all on the International Mother Language Day. Respect all languages but take pride in your mother tongue.
Today, ministers, MLAs of Congress & DMK, MPs and other party leaders met and discussed the strategy to be adopted by us in the Legislative Assembly (tomorrow). We have decided to disclose our strategy on the floor of the House.
The high court had pointed out that Love Jihad was a conspiracy to convert Kerala into an Islamic state. But all the subsequent state governments failed to enact a law to tackle the problem (of religious conversion). I salute the BJP workers who are fighting against communist and other elements for the politics of value. The state government allowed few organisations to spread anarchy and attack temples and churches.
As long as there is life in me, I will not be afraid of any intimidation. We have fought against guns and are not afraid of fighting against rats. Let there be a challenge in 2021, let us see whose strength is more; there will be only one game in 2021 and I will be the goalkeeper in that match and want to see who wins and who loses. We have not learnt to lose and they won’t be able to defeat us.
As the Chief Minister of Telangana, KCR should have participated in the meeting – N Uttam Kumar Reddy
As the Chief Minister of Telangana, KCR should have participated in the meeting to raise issues concerning the State. By skipping the meeting, KCR has sent a clear message that either he is not interested in the development of Telangana or he has completely surrendered before the Modi Govt and giving it a free hand to do whatever it wants. It is highly unfortunate that Telangana got a CM who only rests at his palatial bungalow ‘Pragathi Bhavan’ or the farm house. But he never finds time to meet people to listen to their grievances and resolve them. While other CMs presented a wishlist for their respective States, CM KCR decided to take rest by assigning the job to Chief Secretary Somesh Kuma.
Prof. Laharwal slapped me once for no fault of mine! He was chasing a group of unruly students and I came in the crossfire. Many years later as Director Education Kashmir I met him and told him about it. He would not believe! A teacher with a great sense of humour. RIP Sir.
I will be a candidate in the upcoming Loksabha elections if the party wants – ‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan
I will be a candidate in the upcoming Loksabha elections if the party wants. I have been living in Kerala for the past 10 years. I have seen both the UDF and the LDF rule. I feel that these rules have not brought any tangible progress to the state. Lot of things are possible in terms of industrialisation and employment opportunities for people. Not even one industry in the state in the last 20 years.
The BJP is raising the motto of development and a new Kerala. For the people of Kerala, Sreedharan is like an ambassador for development. The youth and new voters, especially in the city areas, will be supporting him. This will benefit us electorally.
TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu is crying foul as he is unable to digest the defeat – YSRCP General Secretary Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy
TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu is crying foul as he is unable to digest the defeat, particularly in his own Kuppam Assembly Constituency. Chandrababu Naidu always keeps on lying, whether he is in power or in the Opposition. He has been cheating the public…. this is the reason why people did not vote for him and candidates supported by Chandrababu Naidu’s party have lost panchayat elections in Kuppam. Till a few days back, TDP has been lauding the SEC Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar as if he is a demigod. But now Chandrababu is slamming the SEC, for victories of YSRCP.
Till a few days back, TDP has been lauding the SEC Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar as if he is a demigod. But now Chandrababu is slamming the SEC, for victories of YSRCP. We have criticised the SEC but we never abused him personally. We contradicted his partial attitude. But the election process is being held by the same SEC only. Then where is the failure? It is the people’s outright rejection of TDP and Chandrababu Naidu is not able to digest that fact.
DMK was in power five times. You were a Minister and deputy CM. Why didn’t you take care of people then. They won’t cater to people while in power but are speaking lies (now) to come to power. Anyone from AIADMK can reach the top with hardwork, but that was not the case in the DMK where the party’s first family was at the helm of affairs. I never saw myself as a chief minister but you (people) are and the post was meant to serve the public.
SAD has emerged as the principal opposition party in Punjab post municipal elections despite going alone for the first time. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had been completely eradicated in the state….SAD candidates gave a tough fight to the Congress across the state with almost all seats witnessing a direct contest between the Congress and SAD. The vote share of the SAD has also increased in urban areas. In direct contrast, AAP had been pushed to the fringes of Punjab politics. AAP has secured the number four position in elections to the municipal corporations.
This is BJP’s fight to make Bengal ‘Sonar Bangla’. This fight is between our booth workers and the syndicate of TMC. It is not our aim to bring a BJP government after removing Mamata Banerjee’s government. Our goal is to ensure that there is a change in the situation in West Bengal, a change in the situation of the poor of the state, a change in the situation of women of the state. This is not a change in power, this is about bringing respect to Gangasagar, about bringing a change in the fishermen of the region.
The people of Bengal want that the way the citizens have gained respect under PM Modi’s leadership, the way they have gained opportunities, they want Bengal’s children to also receive such opportunities. This is why you can see how much they long for poribortan. And now we will see as the polls begin when the people give a tough mandate to Mamata Didi.
Home Minister Amit Shah spoke about the slogan of Jai Shree Ram and why CM Mamata Banerjee has disaffection towards the slogan
Now TMC people will not be able to harass us as the number of people who are with us, it is difficult for them to torture these many people. The slogan of Jai Shree Ram is not a religious slogan anymore for people of Bengal. You (Mamata) did appeasement politics for 10 years, it has become the slogan of people’s anger against you. Will you have to go to court to offer Durga Puja? Teachers and children will be beaten on Vasant Panchami for offering Saraswati puja? Why? Mamata Banerjee will have to answer this. The more she hates the slogan, the more louder it will grow.
It was a preplanned attack on minister Jakir Hossain. It is a conspiracy. Some people (party) were pressuring Jakir Hossian to join them for the last few months. I don’t want to disclose anything more as the investigation is on. How can the railways deny their responsibility over security lapses when the attack happened at a railway station?
People of the cities are also supporting the Aam Aadmi Party and expressing their trust in the party
This shows that the people of urban areas have increased inclination towards AAP. Now along with the villages of Punjab, the people of the cities are also supporting the Aam Aadmi Party and expressing their trust in the party. The AAP candidates were attacked here and were threatened, yet many AAP candidates won in these local bodies’ polls. Now the AAP has become strong in both rural and urban areas in Punjab. The party will fight stronger in the 2022 assembly elections and form its government.
AIADMK has been our main opponent all these years. But this time, we are up against the BJP-led AIADMK. The State has lost its independence and we are facing an election to uphold social justice. This election is not about the victory of MK Stalin but of the victory of Dravidam. There may be minor conflicts within the party. The AIADMK will try to take advantage of these conflicts.
The country has been worn out but my dear selectors, do not do this with Pakistan again…I feel bad when people bad-mouth the selectors because after all, the institution is ours. I say to Wazirabad police and administration […] I know that you yourself are frustrated [but] the nation is looking at you; if you instead of serving the country and the people try to serve anyone else, try to steal the vote and make a lost person win, then remember, Imran Khan came once but now at least Punjab will not let him come [to power] again.
There is a need to compare the situation when Congress was running the government in Assam – Jay Panda, BJP
There is a need to compare the situation when Congress was running the government in Assam and the situation today. If you look at the security, law and order situation, infrastructure development, dramatic improvement has happened in Assam in the last five years. How many medical colleges have been built in the previous 60-70 years? Now, medical colleges are being built. I think Assam has already been saved.
Assam: So-called grand alliance and all these unlikely elements are coming together, and they are trying to oppose the BJP – Jay Panda, BJP
So-called grand alliance and all these unlikely elements are coming together, and they are trying to oppose the BJP. They have only a single agenda and that is to stop, oppose BJP, with their hypocritical stand which they have taken on farm laws and so many other issues. But it will not succeed. They did not succeed in Bihar and in Assam also, in recent local elections BTC election, Tiwa Autonomous Council election. We have seen 4 lakh people in attendance at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting in Assam while only a few in Congress rallies.
There is no poriborton as far as violence is concerned. There is no poriborton as far as corruption is concerned, rather it has become hundredfold when compared to the Left Front rule. Mamata Banerjee is known for her simplicity but no one can have a split personality. If your leaders are found in some kind of a corruption then (there should be) no mercy. You (may) not declare them corrupt but the due process of law has to be there.
I can only guide you and it would not be possible to travel all over the place. I can advise and give suggestions to you to do so. We have put up a strong fight in upcoming Karnataka local body elections which are very important to us. We need to prove that we have not fallen behind. We have to show what our strength is in the coming elections. Even a small difference could make a difference while allocating a seat. Please do not shake your head about it. We all need to work in unity. Our party should win the next election and save our regional party in this state which is needed at this hour.
I am resigning from the party as there is violence in my state. I am grateful to my party that it sent me here. I am feeling suffocated as we are not able to do anything about the violence in the state. I will continue to serve the people of Bengal, but my soul tells me that if you can’t do anything sitting here, then resign.
I was president of the state youth Congress of Jammu and Kashmir in 1975. I worked on many positions in the party. I worked with many Prime Ministers. I consider myself fortunate that I got to work for the nation. I am happy that I was able to perform my duties honestly. I got the opportunity to understand the world and the country. I am totally satisfied with my work as a politician. I believe that I will continue to serve the public till I am alive.
I am thankful to the PM, President and colleagues of the various parties who showered their praise on me – Ghulam Nabi Azad
We understand some people superficially while others in-depth. Those who understood me in-depth and saw my work over the years became emotional. I am thankful to the PM, President and colleagues of the various parties who showered their praise on me and with whom I got the opportunity to work. I am thankful to all for their wishes. You will see me at many places. I am free now. I have no wish to be MP, Minister or hold any position in the party. I have done enough work. I am okay with whatever party decides. My fight is for how the party will be strengthened, my fight is not against any individual or against anyone.
I think the CM (Mamata) need not have reacted adversely to a slogan whether it’s ‘Jai Hind’ or ‘Jai Shri Ram’ – Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s grandnephew and BJP leader Chandra Kumar Bose
I think the CM need not have reacted adversely to a slogan whether it’s ‘Jai Hind’ or ‘Jai Shri Ram’. This is not the day to do any politics. It is a day to celebrate, it is a day to pay homage to the soldiers and martyrs of Indian National Army. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose stood for unity. He had people of all communities in Azad Hind Fauj. Whether you say ‘Jai Hind’ or ‘Jai Sri Ram’, I don’t find any difference. ‘Jai Sri Ram’ isn’t a statement where one should react in an allergic manner.
if social media are misused to spread fake news and violence, then action will be taken – Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
There is freedom of speech but Article 19A says that this is subject to reasonable restrictions. We respect social media a lot, it has empowered common people. Social media has a big role in the Digital India programme. However, if social media are misused to spread fake news and violence, then action will be taken on the misuse of social media in India whether Twitter or else. We have flagged certain issues to Twitter and social media has to take into consideration of the Indian Laws if they want to do business in the country. Different parameters can’t be allowed for different countries. It can’t be different for the Capitol Hill incident and some other parameters and for the Red Fort incident.
There is no reason to think I am weak, I am not a person to be afraid of anything. I am a strong person and will keep my head high as long as I live and till then I will live like a Royal Bengal Tiger. We have not forgotten the gaddars like Mir Jafar (who backstabbed Siraj Ud-Daulah during battle of Plassey). We should never forget the gaddars. You should all teach them a lesson. There are some who indulged in corruption have now jumped to BJP…to enter the BJP washing machine to get cleaned.