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Modi Govt fill coffers of runaway industrialists, lathicharge on farmers: Congress

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New Delhi, Oct 3: The Congress on Wednesday said that the reality of Narendra Modi government is to fill coffers of runaway industrialists and lathicharge on farmers. 

Addressing a press conference, Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala stated on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, farmers were beaten up by the Centre.

“In 2017, Tamil Nadu farmers protested against Modi govt for 2 months. PM Modi did not even meet them”,

“In March 2018, 50,000 farmers led a protest march from Nasik to Mumbai. In April 2018, in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, 10,000 farmers were beaten up for protesting against BJP government”.

Citing RBI reports, Surjewala said that the Modi government has written off loans worth Rs. 317000Cr of corporates. Why isn’t Modi govt not providing this relief to farmers ?, he asked.

Why was the price of fertiliser increased? In 2014, fertiliser price was ₹1125/50kg. Today the price is ₹1400/50kg, the Congress leader added.

Continuing his attack, Surjewala further stated ” Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana is now only a benefit to private insurance companies”.

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“Like East India Company”: Sharad Pawar’s Party Slams New Farm, Labour Bills

“The BJP government is in a way setting up an East India Company in the country by diluting farm and labour laws and protecting capitalists,” NCP spokesperson Mahesh Tapase said.

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Mumbai: Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today hit out at the Centre over the passage of farm sector and labour reform bills, accusing it of being a “government of capitalists”.

The bills were passed in a hurried manner, said NCP spokesperson Mahesh Tapase.

“The Centre has again proved it is a government of capitalists and not of common people,” he alleged.

“The BJP government is in a way setting up an East India Company in the country by diluting farm and labour laws and protecting capitalists,” he added.

The farm sector laws do not clearly mention minimum support prices and that is why the farmers in northern states are protesting against these reforms, Mr Tapase said.

“The NCP is completely with farmers. (NCP chief Sharad) Pawar himself has said so,” he added.

On labour reforms, the NCP spokesperson said the Union government was bringing in the “hire and fire” work culture of the West.

Talking about Bihar Director General of Police Gupteshwar Pandey opting for voluntary retirement, Mr Tapase said the Election Commission and Department of Personnel and Training should make a two-year cooling off period compulsory before former officials can join politics.

Mr Pandey was under attack from Maharashtra politicians for seeking CBI probe in actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.

“Such officials can join politics after their cooling-off period is over,” Mr Tapase said.

He also demanded that the Centre disburse to Maharashtra its Goods and Services Tax share of ₹ 22,000 crore.

Parliament passed Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill last week.

On Wednesday it approved three key labour reform bills.

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Karnataka opposition moves no-confidence motion, ruling BJP unperturbed

However, Siddarmaiah asserted that the motion moved by the Congress must be taken on a priority basis instead of delaying any further.

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Bengaluru, Sep 24 : The opposition Congress in Karnataka on Thursday moved a no-confidence motion against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, alleging rampant corruption and misuse of power in the state.

Without resisting much, the ruling party too conceded to the opposition party’s demand to move the motion.

The moment that Leader of the Opposition Siddarmaiah moved a no-confidence motion, Speaker Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri put to vote and presence of 23 Congress party legislators was mandatory to allow the opposition party to move this motion.

As the Congress party was able to muster more numbers than required, Speaker Kageri asserted that he would allow the debate on the motion before Saturday.

However, Siddarmaiah asserted that the motion moved by the Congress must be taken on a priority basis instead of delaying any further.

Intervening at this juncture, Revenue Minister R. Ashoka caustically remarked that though the ruling BJP would not fear losing votes but Congress party which is moving the no-confidence motion might end up losing its MLAs who would vote in favour of the BJP government.

Rebutting this, Siddaramaiah asserted that every day may not be the same, those who have voted for the BJP in the past may vote in favour of Congress too. “Only time will tell, who will win this vote,” he claimed.

Interceding at this juncture, senior Congress leader H. K. Patil strongly appealed that the ruling party should not take undue advantage of no-confidence motion and should not pass any Bill that has far reaching consequences.

Meanwhile, sources in the Congress told IANS the party wanted to move this no-confidence motion only to avoid an injunction order taken by Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa’s son B. Y. Vijayendra. “When debate on no-confidence commences, the party can raise every issue and most of the court orders do not come into effect, when charges are made in Assembly. Therefore, we have moved it,” a senior leader added.

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Sisodia’s Condition Stable, To Undergo Second Covid-19 Test Soon

Manish Sisodia was admitted to the LNJP Hospital on Wednesday.

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New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party Leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, currently undergoing treatment for Covid-19, is stable and he will be administered another Coronavirus test in a couple of days, officials said on Thursday.

He was admitted to the LNJP Hospital on Wednesday after he had contracted the infection.

“He is in ICU since yesterday, but his condition is stable. The minister has been put on oxygen support as per requirement, and is under constant observation,” a senior doctor of the hospital said. “The Deputy CM will be administered an RT-PCR test in a couple of days,” the doctor added. Asked if the minister has any co-morbidities, the doctor said, “he has hypertension.”

The 48-year-old Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader was admitted to the hospital after he complained of fever and low oxygen levels. In a video message, Sisodia praised the efforts made by doctors at the LNJP hospital.

“I have been brought to the LNJP Hospital after a need was felt for it. But, seeing the spirit with which the doctors and other healthcare workers are serving patients, I must say, as a deputy chief minister, it is very encouraging,” he said. The minister also said that he was proud of the health workers serving in the hospital. “It is a wonderful facility here and I am very proud of them. If you need any medical attention in this coronavirus time, LNJP is ready to serve you,” the minister said.

Sisodia had tested positive for COVID-19 on September 14 and was in home isolation. “He (Sisodia) was admitted to the hospital as a precautionary measure since he was continuously having a little higher body temperature and his oxygen level dropped slightly,” a senior official said on Wednesday.

Sisodia was unable to attend the one-day Delhi Assembly session on September 14 since he had tested positive for the disease. He is the second Cabinet minister in the Arvind Kejriwal government to contract COVID-19 infection after Health Minister Satyendar Jain. The health minister had tested positive for COVID-19 in June and was hospitalized. He was later administered plasma therapy.

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