Congress Leader Randeep Surjewala on Congress MLAs staying at the resort in Manesar said that they should return to the party.
Randeep Surjewala said, "The Congress MLAs who are staying at the resort in Manesar should shun the hospitality and police security of the BJP govt in Haryana and return to the party, then we can hold talks."
Left Democratic Front Convener A. Vijayaraghavan on September 18 said that the party has rejected the opposition's demand of Kerala's Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel's resignation. LDF Convener said, "As it is a politically motivated demand we did not accept any such suggestion from UDF and BJP." "Left Democratic Front (LDF) held a party meeting today, headed by CM and it has been decided to hold programs at state-level and district-level on 29th September condemning attacks by BJP and United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala against LDF government," he added.
A war of words broke out between the BJP and Congress over PM CARES Fund in the lower house of Parliament on September 18. Manish Tewari of the Congress said since the trust has the name of the institution of Prime Minister, its creation should have been done through Parliament. "Since the PM CARES Fund has the name of the institution of the Prime Minister attached to it, wouldn't it have been more appropriate if this fund would have been created through legislation rather than as a public trust," Tewari said. Responding to the criticism, Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur, recalled the formation of Prime Minister's National Relief Fund by former PM Jawaharlal Nehru in 1948. "Nehru ji ordered the creation of Prime Minister's National Relief Fund in 1948 like a royal order but its registration has not been done even till today. How did it get FCRA clearance? PM-CARES Fund is a public charitable trust which has been set up for the people of India. You (Opposition) created trusts for Gandhi family. Nehru and Sonia Gandhi have been members of PM's National Relief Fund. There should be a debate on this," Thakur questioned the Congress party.
After a bridge in Bihar's Goabari village was washed away ahead of its inauguration, Bihar Congress in-charge S Gohil accused the state government of being mired in corruption, adding that the bridge collapse is an evidence of JDU-BJP alliance stealing the treasury. "The BJP-JDU coalition government in Bihar is mired in such corruption that no work is done in the right way. Collapse of bridge which has not been inaugurated shows that BJP-JDU alliance is only stealing the treasury of the people," Gohil added.
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on September 18 termed the contentious agriculture bills a "conspiracy against farmers". Yadav said, "These bills are anti-farmers and a conspiracy against farmers. In these difficult times, farmers saved our economy but now big industrialists are eying on farming which will render farmers like labourers." "By bringing in this bill, BJP has done the biggest deception with them," he added.
Congress appointed general secretaries and in-charges of All India Congress Committee (AICC) on September 12. However, Congress leaders like Gulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni, Moti Lal Vohra, Luzenio Falerio, Mallikarjun Khadge were dropped from the list of general secretaries. Speaking on the matter, Congress's Mallikarjun Khadge welcomed Randeep Singh Surjewala's appointed as Karnataka new general secretary. He said, "I welcome the changes. Randeep Singh Surjewala is a very good man. It is a good choice for Karnataka. I welcome him and I feel that Madam Gandhi has given a good secretary for the Congress in Karnataka."
After attending the Congress Working Committee meeting, its Permanent Invitee Member Randeep Singh Surjewala held a press conference with KC Venugopal in Delhi. He said that Sonia Gandhi in her concluding remarks at CWC said, "We are a large family, we have differences on many occasions but in the end, we come together as one. The need of the hour is to fight for the cause of the people and forces that are failing this country" Sonia Gandhi said,"Organisational issues are always addressed and process of constitution and reconstitution is continuous one". She said she doesn't hold any ill will or any other thought of any other nature against any colleague as she treats them as part of the family," said Surjewala.
Congress held a press conference in the national capital on August 24 after 7 hours long CWC meeting was concluded. Congress leaders KC Venugopal and Randeep Singh Surjewala chaired the press conference. Venugopal said, "The CWC notes that internal party issues cannot be deliberated through the media or public fora. CWC urges and advises all concerned to raise such issues only in party fora".
Heavy overnight and early morning rains in the national capital brought respite from the humid weather. The weather bureau predicted 'generally cloudy sky with heavy rain' in Delhi during the day. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also predicted 'light to moderate intensity rain' for adjoining areas. "Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of most places of entire Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Rohtak, Jind, Narwana, Meham, Gurugram, Manesar, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Palwal, Hodal, Bulandshahar, Gulothi," the IMD tweeted early on Thursday morning. The downpour caused waterlogging in many areas of Delhi. An underpass in Dwarka witnessed waterlogging in the morning. New Delhi Railway Station area has also been waterlogged. On Wednesday, dark clouds had hovered over national capital during the day. It started raining around 6 pm, continuing intermittently throughout night and on Thursday morning. Around 10 pm an intense spell of rain was recorded at Lodhi Road, Safdarjung and Palam stations, according to the Regional Meteorological Centre Delhi. As per the regional weather forecasting centre, heavy rains are expected to lash NCR for the next two days.
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Farmers continued to protest passage of agriculture ordinance bills in Lok Sabha across Haryana and Punjab on Sep 18. They gathered in Haryana's Ambala and Karnal to demonstrate against Agriculture Reform Bills. Several farmers also gathered at Sri Muktsar Sahib in Punjab to protest. Lok Sabha passed two bills related to agriculture marketing on September 17.
The Modi government is facing the fury of farmer groups over three farm related bills that have been passed in the Lok Sabha. While the government argues that the bills are in the farmers’ interests and will help them earn more for their produce, several farmer groups across the country are not convinced. Farmer group[s have threatened to intensify their agitation if their concerns are not addressed. PM Modi has said that these farmers are being misled by opposition parties. Harsimrat Kaur has resigned from the cabinet as a mark of protest against the bills. The opposition meanwhile has attacked the Modi government saying that the bills show the Modi government’s hatred towards the farmers of the country. So what are these three bills that have led to massive farmer protests in parts of Punjab, Haryana and some other states? What has forced the farmers to take to the streets and threaten of further protests? Watch the full video to find out all you need to know about the three farm bills.
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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who resigned as Union Minister on September 17 to protest against the agriculture bills, said the centre should pass the bills after consultation with stakeholders, adding that Punjab's economy is farm-based, and the state's farmers are scared of the new agriculture bills. "I said government should bring the bills after consultation with stakeholders, what is politics in this? Farmers are agitating not only in Punjab but also in Haryana, Rajasthan, UP, Maharashtra. There is opposition in South India, Punjab's economy is based on farm, they are feeling scared (from this bill)," said Shiromani Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
While commenting on the Farm Bills, Leader of Opposition in Bihar Legislative Assembly, Tejashwi Yadav said, "The agriculture bills recently passed in Lok Sabha is against farmers and now we can see the difference of opinion in NDA (National Democratic Party) also". Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Member of Parliament (MP), Harsimran Kaur Badal resigned from the cabinet post over the issue. "Opposition parties are misleading people, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi said agricultural bills the will be beneficial for farmer. India become independent in 1947 but farmers got independence today with these two agricultural bills," said the Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anil Vij. Haryana and Punjab farmers have staged protest against the bills.
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