Mayor Kusum Sadret and Deputy Mayor Rakesh Kumar took charge of their positions in the Municipal Corporation on Tuesday, after the BJP’s historic win in the 31-year old Congress citadel of Shimla.
The quietude of the BJP-ruled governments in the states and of the Narendra Modi-led Centre — in stark contrast to their regular drum-beating on definitions and tests of nationalism/Indian-ness — and the heavy-footedness of the law enforcement machinery in the aftermath, implicates them in every such attack.
The BJP raised the demand for promulgation of the AFSPA following clashes between its workers and those of the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in a few places in southern Tripura since last week.
The BJP government, which set a deadline of June 15 for fixing potholes across the state, has managed to complete just 63 per cent till date. The free distribution of laptops to students, as mentioned in the BJP’s manifesto, has not been initiated.
Shah will pay floral tributes to the poet Subramania Bharati at a statue installed in the Puducherry Airport. Besides presiding over the party’s core committee meeting, he will hold talks with office bearers, district presidents and general secretaries, among others.
“BJP government recently announced power subsidy of Rs 8,400 crore for agricultural pumps. But there is a bungling of about 1,000 crore units worth Rs 4,000 crore (in calculation),” state AAP convener Alok Agrawal said in Bhopal.
The Congress party issued a strong rebuttal after PM Narendra Modi reminded the people about the ‘horrors’ of Emergency imposed by the former Congress government under the leadership of Indira Gandhi in 1975.
The UP government is also contemplating to recommend a CBI probe into various anomalies in the Gomti Riverfront Development Project- a dream project of former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
The meeting was part of the ongoing Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Prashikshan Mahabhiyan and was attended by, National General of BJP Muralidhar Rao, ex-MP Mahesh Chandra Sharma, Sunil Pandey, R Balashankar and Umesh Thakur
On cases filed against GJM chief Bimal Gurung by the police, Ghosh said “Most of these cases are false. Such cases were also filed against me. I had challenged them to arrest me.” Ghosh held CM Banerjee responsible for the current unrest in the hills.
The BJP state President Sat Sharma also conveyed condolences to the bereaved family. He said the morale of militants is at a low and Pakistan-sponsored separatists have always resorted to inhumane acts to thwart the work of security agencies.
The committee members also reviewed the arrangements for three-day visit of the party national president Amit Shah to the state. BJP state president Ashok Parnami said Shah will be in the state from July 21 to July 23.
Jewar airport project: The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority has notified 3,000 hectares of land for a world-class international airport in Jewar, Aviation minister said.
According to sources, the first name that has been proposed is of Raj Bhushan Singh Rawat, currently Adityanath’s personal assistant. He used to work with him in Delhi but moved to Lucknow soon after Adityanath was sworn in as Chief Minister.
Sharad Pawar is learnt to have told Opposition leaders that he was in talks with the Centre on the issue of farmers’ stir in Maharashtra, and urged them to postpone the meeting by a day. Sensing danger, Congress leaders rushed to Pawar’s residence, sources said.