[New Delhi]Sonia Commands Cong To Expose Govt’s Economy Policy
The Congress on Thursday announced it will hold massive agitations across the country from October 15 to October 25 against the government’s policies that have allegedly led to an “economic slowdown”.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at the AICC headquarters
The meeting was attended by former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh, AICC general secretaries and in-charges of various states and Congress Legislative Party leaders, among others.
It was decided at the meeting that Pradesh Congress Committee delegate conventions will be held across the country from September 20 to 30 to highlight the “economic slowdown”, Congress spokesperson R P N Singh said at a press conference, in which party general secretary K C Venugopal was also present.
This will be followed by massive agitations across the country from October 15 to October 25 against the government over its policies that have led to the slowdown, Singh said.
[New Delhi]Sonia Commands Cong To Expose Govt’s Economy Policy
[New Delhi]Singhvi ,After Jairam ,Also Says Demonising Modi Is Wrong
Senior Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi on Friday backed party leader Jairam Ramesh’s remarks on Narendra Modi, saying demonising the prime minister was “wrong” and acts must be judged issue-wise, not person-wise.
Speaking at a book launch on Wednesday, former Union minister Ramesh had said Modi’s governance model was “not a complete negative story”, adding that not recognising his work and demonising him all the time was not going to help.
Echoing Ramesh’s views, Singhvi tweeted: “Always said demonising Modi wrong. Not only is he PM of nation, a one way opposition actually helps him.”
“Acts are always good, bad and indifferent they must be judged issue wise and not person wise. Certainly, ujjawala scheme is only one amongst other good deeds,” he said.
Ramesh had also cited how successful the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUJ) had turned out for Modi
[New Delhi]Dr Manmohan Singh Takes Oath as Rajya Sabha Member
The oath was administered by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.
Top Congress leaders Smt Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel and Anand Sharma were among those who were present during the oath taking in the Chairman’s chamber.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and some BJP leaders were also present.
Ex PM Dr Singh, 86, has come back as a member of the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. He was elected unopposed as the BJP did not put up a candidate against him.
Singh returned to the Rajya Sabha after a brief gap since his retirement from the Upper House on June 14 this year.
He had earlier represented the state of Assam in Rajya Sabha for a long period.
[New Delhi]Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Bill Passed In LK But Deferred in RS
The Congress chief is a permanent member of the panel.Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad demanded that the bill should be deferred as the “heaven will not fall in one or two months”.
LOP said this was the time to mourn the death of Swaraj, one of the tallest political leaders. “Let’s not fight today,” he said.
The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (amendment) Bill, which seeks to remove the Congress president as a trustee, could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday in the absence of a broad consensus on the legislation.
The government in the Upper House urged members to pass the Bill without discussion as this year marked the centenary of the Jallianwala massacre and also in view of the death of former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.
Culture Minister Prahalad Singh Patel moved the Bill in the House further to amend the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951, as passed by Lok Sabha on August 2 for consideration and passage without debate.
Anand Sharma (Cong), however said the minister must be allowed to talk about salient features of the Bill, which was agreed to by the minister.
The bill seeks to amend this to include the leader of largest Opposition party in Lok Sabha as a member.
Sharma said members don’t want any acrimony or argument on the last day of the session but the issue pertained to national sentiments related to India’s Independence.
Ram Gopal Yadav (SP) said there should not be any acrimony today in view of Swaraj’s death, a view echoed by Satish Chandra Misra (BSP).
Derek O’Brien (TMC) said there was an option of either taking up the bill and discuss it or not taking it up.
Naidu said the Congress was not ready and also objected to the behaviour of some members.
The amendment bill also paves the way for the leader of the single largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha to be a member of the trust.
But no such post exists at present as no non-BJP party has won the required 10 per cent of total seats to get the status.
As of now, the trust which manages the memorial, has the prime minister as the chairperson, President of Indian National Congress, Culture Minister, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Punjab governor, Punjab CM as its members.
Later the House was adjourned sine die.
[New Delhi]MoHA Issues Security Advisory On Kashmir;Cong Demands Statement
The Jammu and Kashmir administration asked Amarnath pilgrims and tourists to immediately cut short their stay in the Valley and return as soon as possible in the wake of intelligence inputs of “specific terror threats” to the pilgrimage
.As the House was debating the Dam Safety Bill, leader of Congress party in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury raised the issue of the security advisory.”As we sit here, news from outside says a security advisory has been issued … the government should make a statement,” he said.
Meenakshi Lekhi, who was in the Chair, however, asked the members to continue the discussion on Dam Safety bill.
Lekhi said the matter would be looked into and the debate should be allowed to continue.
[नयी दिल्ली]कांग्रेस १७वीं लोक सभा हारने के पश्चात् महंगाई की तरफ लौटी
पार्टी के मुख्य प्रवक्ता रणदीप सुरजेवाला ने ट्वीट कर कहा, ‘‘ नई सरकार लाई, बढ़ती महँगाई। खाद्य उत्पादों के कीमतों में उछाल, घरेलू बजट बिगड़ा इस साल ! ख़र्चा बढ़ा, बचत कम, भाजपा ने निकाला जनता का दम।’’ उन्होंने दावा किया, ‘‘जन-जन है त्रस्त, हमारे हुक्मरान मस्त!’’
हरियाणा में बेरोजगारी के उच्चतम स्तर पर पहुंचने से जुड़ी एक खबर को लेकर सुरजेवाला ने आरोप लगाया, ‘‘ भाजपा- बेरोज़गारी जमाओ पार्टी देश में बेरोज़गारी 45 सालों में सबसे ज़्यादा! हरियाणा में बेरोज़गारी दर देश के स्तर से भी कहीं अधिक। यही खट्टर सरकार की 4.5 सालों की उपलब्धि है।’’
[New Delhi]Now Congress Alleges Land Scam in BJP Ruled Haryana
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera alleged that the BJP government in Haryana has helped the Patanjali group in acquiring 400 acres of “forested common land” which can otherwise not be used for either farming or commercial use.
He claimed that the state government has ordered consolidation of the land on Aravalli Hill range, though consolidation of holdings is only allowed for agricultural land and not forested land.
He alleged that a company with a revenue of Rs 60,000 gave advances worth Rs 15.50 crore to buy the land.
[जयपुर]कटारिया का इस्तीफा पहुंचा नहीं और गेहलोत ने अस्वीकार भी कर दिया :राजस्थान
राजस्थान के मुख्यमंत्री अशोक गहलोत ने अपने कृषि मंत्री लाल चंद कटारिया का इस्तीफा नामंजूर कर दिया है।
कटारिया शुक्रवार को यहां मुख्यमंत्री गहलोत से उनके सरकारी निवास पर मिले थे और लोकसभा चुनाव में पार्टी की करारी हार के मद्देनजर इस्तीफा देने की बात दोहराई थी|
सूत्रों के अनुसार मुख्यमंत्री कार्यालय व राजभवन ने इस तरह का इस्तीफे का पत्र मिलने से इनकार किया। वहीं मंत्री कटारिया उसके बाद एक तरह से अज्ञातवास में चले गए और शुक्रवार को मुख्यमंत्री से मिले
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[New Delhi]Sonia Gandhi Will Lead Congress In Parliament
Smt Sonia Gandhi was once again elected leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) at a meeting of party MPs at the Central Hall of Parliament on Saturday.
The meeting was attended by the party’s 52 newly elected Lok Sabha MPs and Rajya Sabha members.
Gandhi, who represents Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli in Lok Sabha, is the chairperson of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
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