BJP destroying every single thing this country is built upon: Mahua Moitra | WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs BJP destroying every single thing this country is built upon: Mahua Moitra – WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs
Connect with us

Politics

BJP destroying every single thing this country is built upon: Mahua Moitra

Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra spoke to The Indian Express: “Look at what (Union minister) Anurag Thakur said. He exhorts people to shoot! These are our daadis, our children. Are they terrorists?”

Published

on

TMC MP Mahua Moitra

New Delhi: Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra spoke to The Indian Express on why her party felt the need to move amendments to the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address and why she accused the government of demonising dissent.

The Trinamool Congress has never moved amendments to the President’s speech. What changed this time?

We have never moved amendments to the President’s speech as a mark of respect for constitutional authority. But this time the issues were so stark, so divisive that we felt the need to move amendments. My senior colleague Sougata Roy has therefore moved amendments.

In your speech in the House, you accused the government of “demonising dissent”. Why did you say that?

Look at what (Union minister) Anurag Thakur said. He exhorts people to shoot! These are our daadis, our children. Are they terrorists? Also look at the appallingly poor taste, the brazenness of fielding somebody (BJP MP Parvesh Verma) who is banned for 96 hours by the EC to open the debate in Lok Sabha when that time is not even over. This is sticking a finger in the eye of every Indian.

Politics

330 Markaz attendees take Delhi’s Covid-19 tally to 523: CM

Published

on

By

Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) With 20 fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said here on Monday, the Covid-19 case tally in the national capital had reached 523, which included 330 people from the Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin Markaz.

With one death in the past 24 hours, the Covid-19 toll in the city was seven, he said. Addressing the media, Kejriwal said, “Among the 20 new cases, 10 had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin. So far, 330 people from Markaz have tested positive.”

Stating that the city government has decided to scale up coronavirus testing, the Chief Minister said the Centre had approved 27,000 personal protective equipment (PPEs) for Delhi, which could be delivered in a day or two.

On the rise in number of cases, Kejriwal said apart from the Markaz cases, it was also due to increase in testing by the Delhi government.

“Testing has been doubled in Delhi in the last few days. Around March 25, we were testing 100-125 people a day. From April 1, we are conducting around 500 tests per day. It will be increased to 1,000 a day,” he said.

He said the government would receive 1,00,000 testing kits by Friday, which would further help increase the coronavirus testing.

From Tuesday, the Chief Minister said ration would be delivered to over 10 lakh poor who had no ration cards. They will get 4 kg wheat and one kg rice per member free of cost.

“People who have applied for the ration cards online can get ration from 421 schools from Tuesday. Although, we request them to not gather in large numbers and maintain social distancing,” he said.

“We aim to give ration to 10 lakh such people and will procure more grain from the Centre, if needed,” Kejriwal said. The Centre was cooperating with the Delhi government in this regard, he said.

Apart from them, around 71 lakh ration cardholders are getting the ration free. The state government is feeding 6.5 lakh people twice a day. “Apart from the government, people are also feeding the poor. I thank all those who are helping in feeding the poor.”

The Chief Minister said the Covid-19 situation was under control in the city. “There is nothing to worry. Keep following the lockdown,” he said.


Continue Reading

Politics

Ahmed Patel welcomes cut in MPs’ allowances

Published

on

By

Ahmed Patel
File Photo

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) After the Union cabinet decided to reduce allowances of members of Parliament by 30 per cent for one year, Congress leader Ahmed Patel welcomed the step and said in difficult times it was necessary.

“As a Member of Parliament, I welcome the government decision to cut salaries of MPs. In this difficult time, this is the least we can do to help fellow citizens,” Patel tweeted.

The cabinet approved an ordinance amending the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954, reducing allowances and pension by 30 per cent for a year from April 1, 2020.

The Congress leader said the government should also scrap the central vista project to save money. “Apart from cutting salaries of MPs and Ministers, the central government can save more than Rs 20,000 crore by scrapping the central vista redevelopment project & cutting down on non-Covid-19 publicity expenses,” Patel tweeted.

The Cabinet also approved temporary suspension of MPLADS for 2020-21 and 2021-22 to manage the adverse impact of the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.

The President, the Vice-President and the Governors have also voluntarily decided to take a pay cut.

Continue Reading

Politics

Covid-19 knocks at Thackeray’s doorstep

Published

on

By

uddhav thackeray

Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Covid-19 has apparently reached the doorstep of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s private residence ‘Matoshri’ in Bandra.

A tea-vendor selling tea near the VVIP home has been found Covid-19 positive, sending the state and health officials in a tizzy. As an immediate precaution, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday sprayed disinfectants in the entire locality and surroundings.

The police, BMC and state health authorities have sealed off most parts of Kala Nagar where the CM’s residence is located in Bandra east and now the tea-seller’s contact tracking is underway.

Contacted for their reaction, top aides of the CM and his office declined to comment on the matter, nor was it clear whether Thackeray was present at his residence on Monday.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular