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After Kapil Mishra sacked, Kumar Vishwas vows another movement

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New Delhi, May 7 : Hours after Delhi’s Water Minister Kapil Mishra was sacked from his ministerial post, a fresh crisis arose in the AAP as founder member Kumar Vishwas vowed for “another movement inside and outside”.

“I want to assure the workers and people of the country that we will keep on raising our voice against corruption inside and outside, whatever be the consequences. Bharat Mata Ki Jai,” Kumar Vishwas tweeted.

The Aam Aadmi Party leader in another tweet said: “Let there be another movement. We will not wear out. Haven’t tasted a drop of power until now, which is why the zeal from Jantar Mantar struggle still remains alive. Friends be assured.”

The remarks came after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday removed Mishra from his cabinet and inducted AAP legislators Rajendra Pal Gautam and Kailash Gehlot as new faces.

Gehlot, MLA from Najafgarh, and Gautam, MLA from Seemapuri, will be sworn in as new ministers, an official told IANS. However, they have not been alloted any portfolio yet.

The decision was first known through a “retweet” by Kejriwal. The rejig came days after AAP’s defeat in the municipal elections here.

As journalist Vikrant Yadav tweeted: “Big breaking from the Delhi government, Kapil Mishra out of Kejriwal cabinet. Kailash Gehlot and Rajendra Gautam will be new ministers”, Kejriwal immediately retweeted the post, signalling his intent.

Meanwhile, Mishra is expected to meet Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, an hour before heading out to Rajghat for his press conference at 11.30 a.m.

Mishra, who is considered a close aide of Vishwas, told reporters after the decision that he received “no official communication yet”.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia later sought to explain the decision.

“Water management was not up to the mark, (though) Mishra made a lot of effort. The Chief Minister decided to bring in Kailash Gahlot in his place,” he told reporters.

Mishra after being sacked taking a jibe at Kejriwal and his colleagues such as Satyendar Jain, said he did not favour his relatives or daughter.

“I am the only minister with no corruption charges. No CBI enquiry against me. I did not favour any daughter or any relative. I exposed Shiela’s (Dixit) corruption,” Mishra tweeted.

Jain, who holds the Health portfolio, was accused of nepotism by opposition in the appointments of his daughter Soumya Jain and Nikunj Agarwal, a relative of Kejriwal’s wife, to government posts.

Mishra later claimed that he had met Kejriwal on Saturday and conveyed that he would not tolerate delay in the tanker scam report and submit names of those involved to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

AAP had witnessed an internal turmoil over the past few days after its debacle in the civic polls with several leaders calling for introspection. Vishwas had differed with Kejriwal on the main reasons behind the party’s defeat.

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Wrong to prevent farmers from holding peaceful demonstrations: Kejriwal

Thousands of farmers have been marching to Delhi from Punjab and Haryana protesting against the laws that liberalise the agriculture sector

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday showed his support to the farmers who are protesting against the three farm laws passed in the Parliament in September, and said that they should be allowed to stage a peaceful protest.

“The three farm bills of the central government are anti-farmer. Instead of rolling back these bills, farmers are being stopped from staging peaceful protests. Water cannons are being used against them. This is injustice to the farmers. Peaceful protest is their constitutional right,” said Kejriwal in a tweet on Thursday.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had voted against the Bills in both Lok Sabha (where it has one MP) and Rajya Sabha (where it has three MPs).

Thousands of farmers have been marching to Delhi from Punjab and Haryana protesting against the laws that liberalise the agriculture sector. While some groups were stopped in Haryana on Wednesday and water cannons used against them, several others continue to approach Delhi to stage a protest. The Delhi Police has issued a notice prohibiting any gathering in the Capital, citing Covid-19 regulations and the Delhi Metro has temporarily closed operation on certain routes.

The three laws that have led to widespread protests are the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act.

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I have lost a comrade, colleague and friend: Sonia on Ahmed Patel’s death

Congress has lost one of its greatest son. I am at loss of words at his death. May his soul rest in peace. May god give strength to his family to cope up with this terrible loss.”

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Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday while condoling the death of Ahmed Patel said she has lost a dedicated Congress colleague.

“In Sh. Ahmed Patel, I have lost a colleague, whose entire life was dedicated to the Congress Party.” she said

She said, “His faithfulness and dedication, his commitment to his duty, his always being there to help, his generosity were rare qualities that distinguished him from others.”

“I have lost an irreplaceable comrade, a faithful colleague and a friend. I mourn his passing and I feel deeply for his bereaved family to whom I offer my sincere feelings of empathy and support,” she added

Scores of Congress leaders condoled Ahmed Patel’s death, “It is very hard to come to terms with Ahmed patel Ji’s passing. He was a political troubleshooter par excellence & will be sorely missed by all. “Ahmedbhai” was also a close friend of my late father’s & a mentor to me,” tweeted Milind Deora.

B.K. Hariprasad said in a tweet, “Its very saddening to know about the demise of Shri Ahmad patel ji. Congress has lost one of its greatest son. I am at loss of words at his death. May his soul rest in peace. May god give strength to his family to cope up with this terrible loss.”

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Ahmed Patel’s role in strengthening Congress will always be remembered: PM Modi

A top strategist of the Congress and a most-trusted ally of its president Sonia Gandhi, Patel (71) died in the early hours of Wednesday.

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Condoling the death of senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said his role in strengthening the opposition party will always be remembered.

Patel spent years in public life, serving the society, Modi noted.

A top strategist of the Congress and a most-trusted ally of its president Sonia Gandhi, Patel (71) died in the early hours of Wednesday.

He was admitted to the Medanta hospital in Gurugram and had been critical for a few days. He had contracted COVID-19 and subsequently, developed complications.

“Saddened by the demise of Ahmed Patel Ji. He spent years in public life, serving society. Known for his sharp mind, his role in strengthening the Congress Party would always be remembered. Spoke to his son Faisal and expressed condolences. May Ahmed Bhai’s soul rest in peace,” the prime minister said in a tweet.

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