Peeved Maharashtra farm activist snaps ties with BJP | WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs Peeved Maharashtra farm activist snaps ties with BJP – WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs
Connect with us

Politics

Peeved Maharashtra farm activist snaps ties with BJP

Published

on

Nagpur, Sep 16 : In a significant development, leading farm activist Kishore Tiwari – who recently locked horns with Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari over the stringent penalties under the new Motor Vehicles Act – on Monday snapped ties with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

“We have broken all ties with the BJP. I shall return to my activities for the welfare of the farmers in Maharashtra and other parts of India. If required, we shall cooperate with the Shiv Sena for resolving the suffering farmers’ plight,” Tiwari told IANS.

Tiwari, who is the President of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS), said that the VJAS was an “associate member” of the BJP-led NDA for the last 10 years, but now they are no longer together.

Read Also : New Motor Vehicles Act fines may spur suicides: Maharashtra panel chief

On the status of his cabinet-rank post of Chairman, Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swavalamban Mission (VNSSM), to which he was appointed in mid-2015, he said that since the tenure of the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena government will end shortly, it is no longer an issue.

The occurrence took place barely five days after Tiwari’s explosive interview (given to IANS on September 11), when he warned Gadkari that the stringent MVA penalties “are anti-people and could spur suicides in the country.”

Tiwari’s statements had embarrassed the BJP even as many states in the country are either rejecting or diluting the new MVA penalties. These include key states like Gujarat from where the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP President Amit Shah hail, and Gadkari’s home-state Maharashtra.

Elaborating on other reasons leading to his decision, Tiwari Accused the centre of making big promises, but failing to do enough for the farmers in the country as their plight remains pitiable.

He said that successive governments at the Centre including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-led UPA and the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA governments had proved unsuccessful in mitigating the peasants’ woes.

“I feel deeply hurt… Even as the head of the VNSSM, the government failed to heed my advice on various critical issues concerning farmers’ welfare, there were bureaucratic hurdles, many times if the state took decisions, the centre lagged behind in the implementation,” he explained.

On his future plans, Tiwari said he will return to working for the farming community again by launching an extensive pre-election tour of Maharashtra soon and review the status in farmlands ahead of the Rabi season (winter crops).

India

Take nation into confidence on standoff with China: Congress

Earlier in the day, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that no one can threaten Narendra Modi’s India.

Published

on

By

Anand Sharma

New Delhi, May 27 : Amidst the rising tension along the India-China border in east Ladakh, the Congress on Wednesday expressed its concern on the faceoff and demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take nation into confidence.

Former Union Minister Anand Sharma, in a statement, said: “The situation in Ladakh following incursion by Chinese forces in Pangong Tso lake and Galwan Valley regions and the standoff between the armies of India and China is a matter of serious national concern.”

“The differing accounts in national and international media of escalations and continuing stalemate has caused anxiety among the people of India. The Congress party urges the government of India to take the nation into confidence to address the concern of the people,” he added.

Earlier in the day, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that no one can threaten Narendra Modi’s India.

On being asked about the face-off at the Line of Actual Control, he gave a one-liner reply: “No one can dare to stare at Modi’s India.”

Prasad’s reply on the border tension came at a time when Chinese President Xi Jinping had on Tuesday ordered his military to scale up the battle preparedness, considering the worst-case scenarios and asked them to resolutely defend the country’s sovereignty.

The political slugfest between the BJP and the Congress was triggered by the continuing face-off between India and China in eastern Ladakh after a clash between soldiers from both sides on two occasions. According to reports, Indian and Chinese Army personnel clashed along the northern bank of the Pangong Lake in Ladakh on May 5. Four days later, a face-off between the two sides was witnessed near Naku La Pass in Sikkim.

This is the first major stand-off between India and China after the Doklam episode in 2017 when Indian and Chinese forces saw a major face-off over construction of a road by China.

Continue Reading

Disaster

‘Where’s the money?’: Maharashtra’s MVA government asks BJP

Congress state chief and Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat targeted Fadnavis saying rather than working with the government or using his good offices to get a good financial package from the Centre, the Opposition is busy trying to topple the MVA government.

Published

on

Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai, May 27 : In a scathing attack on the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, Maharashtra’s ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi on Wednesday demanded Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis to justify his Tuesday’s claims of the state getting huge financial help from the Centre to tackle the Covid-19 crisis.

“The Centre has yet to clear this state’s GST dues of over Rs 18,000 crore for 2019-2020…. other things Fadnavis has claimed have not been received, whatever has come is for ongoing schemes? Where is the money? From where it came and which account it has gone?” senior Shiv Sena leader and Transport Minister Anil Parab pointedly asked.

Nationalist Congress Party state president and Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil said from Fadnavis’ statements, doubts are raised whether he is a friend or enemy of Maharashtra.

“Instead of cooperating, he’s busy vilifying all the good work of the MVA government, the state BJP thought it fit to give money to the PM Care Fund but not the CM Relief Fund, he has no faith in the skills of the youth of our state and made misleading statements,” Patil said.

Congress state chief and Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat targeted Fadnavis saying rather than working with the government or using his good offices to get a good financial package from the Centre, the Opposition is busy trying to topple the MVA government.

The MVA leaders addressed a joint press conference on Wednesday, countered all issues raised by the BJP leader at his media briefing on Tuesday, and termed his statements as imaginary.

Continue Reading

Disaster

BJP MLA Radha Mohan Das questions lockdown relaxation in UP’s Gorakhpur

On Tuesday evening, the district administration had issued orders that all shops except malls, cinema halls, salons and parlours, can be opened as per the roster already issued and everyone has to follow the protocol for COVID-19.

Published

on

yogi adityanath

New Delhi: Gorakhpur’s Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Radha Mohan Das questions lockdown relaxation given in the city, says if shops are allowed to operate, entire area may turn into a COVID-19 hotspot.

“When there was no coronavirus infected person in the city, the lockdown was followed fully and when a huge number of migrants came to Gorakhpur and COVID positive cases have touched 60, the administration has decided to open shops,” the MLA said.

Das said Gorakhpur has received the maximum trains that brought migrants from other states.

“CM Yogi Adityanath has said in his official statement that a huge number of workers coming from Mumbai are infected with the virus. At present, seven city areas have been declared as hotspots. If the shops will continue to operate every day, the entire city will become a hotsopt,” he said.

On Tuesday evening, the district administration had issued orders that all shops except malls, cinema halls, salons and parlours, can be opened as per the roster already issued and everyone has to follow the protocol for COVID-19.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular