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In Bengal BJP chief’s Durga remarks, Trinamool finds strategy to push ‘outsider’ tag
Sun, Feb 21, 2021

Speaking to The Indian Express, Dilip Ghosh slammed the Trinamool for using “Durga for political purposes”.

Fresh blow to TMC: MP Trivedi quits RS, praising Modi in House
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

“Why do we come into politics? We come into politics for the country,” TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi said, adding that the time had come to decide “if the country is bigger, your side is bigger or you yourself are bigger”.

Fresh blow to TMC: MP Trivedi quits RS, praising Modi in House
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

Trinamool sources said that while there had been signs of tension, Trivedi's announcement caught them by surprise. A senior Trinamool leader said, “There was a feeling that Trivedi was soft on the PM, not forceful enough in Parliament."

One nation one everything so why two mandis: Deepender Hooda
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

“In 70 years, the highest the unemployment rate has been is in the Narendra Modi government, and the gap between the richest and the poorest is the highest now,” he said.

TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi resigns from Rajya Sabha, says ‘feeling suffocated’
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

Trivedi said that he was forced to make a decision, and had to follow his “conscience” after looking at “the kind of violence taking place in his state” of West Bengal and that he would continue to work for “Bengal and the country.”

With Indian capitalists who want to use their capital in India: Lekhi
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Even as the opposition attacked the government on its treatment of PSUs, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi said some of them had become a burden on the consolidated fund of India and need to be “redone” to bring new life into them.

5 questions: RJD MP Manoj Jha on J&K representation in Rajya Sabha
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

RJD MP Manoj Jha speaks to The Indian Express on J&K representation in Rajya Sabha

Amid standoff, PM bids Azad a tearful farewell: Door always open for you
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Modi broke down several times during his 13-minute speech, as he recalled his close association with Azad. “At a personal level, I would request him to not consider that he is not in the House. My door is always open for all of you... I will always expect, and value, your views,” Modi said.

Farewell notes from J&K MPs: From poetry for Pandits to statehood appeal
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

While Congress’s Azad shared his experiences as a college student in Kashmir and hoped for the end of militancy, PDP MPs Nazir Ahmad Laway and Mir Mohammad Fayaz asked for restoration of statehood — with the latter praising the Centre’s Ujjwala scheme.

Don’t repeat Shaheen Bagh, Govt tells Opposition; Ghulam Nabi Azad calls for repeal
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

Farmers protest: Our doors always open to resolve issue, says govt in Upper House; ruckus mars Lok Sabha.

Farm laws: Opposition seeks repeal, govt says door open for talks
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

Several members from the Opposition and Treasury benches participated in the debate on the three contentious farm laws, which are being opposed by farmers on the borders of Delhi, in the Upper House as part of the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address. Taking a look at the speeches on Wednesday: Ghulam Nabi Azad […]

Villages, farmers at heart of Budget; steps to strengthen mandis: PM
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

Centred on ‘jaan’ and ‘jahaan’, says Prime minister.

Election-bound states get an infrastructure push in Budget
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

As it campaigns in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the BJP will focus on the measures in the Budget for the farmers.

Authoritarianism, majoritarianism played role in 2019 polls: Hamid Ansari in new book
Sun, Jan 31, 2021

Former Vice President Hamid Ansari says that for many decades after Independence, a “pluralist view of nationalism and Indianness” characterized India’s thinking, but recently has been supplanted by one that “threatens to rule out dissent”.

Slogan row can help us, but must watch for BJP trap: TMC leaders
Sat, Jan 30, 2021

BJP sources admitted that the slogans at the event were “inappropriate” and that they had given TMC a political tool. But while there is discomfort within, BJP has publicly questioned why Banerjee has a problem with Jai Shri Ram slogans.

Police stopped water tankers, removed langar at Singhu, says Chadha as Kejriwal speaks against cases on farmers
Sat, Jan 30, 2021

The AAP leader also said that the langar the government had set up was packed up by the police on the night of January 26, and that there was a clear distinction between “lumpen elements” at the Red Fort and farmers raising legitimate demands.

Government should bring Bill to repeal farm laws, no other shortcut: TMC
Tue, Jan 26, 2021

TMC leaders said they were confident that the 2021 Assembly polls would throw up victories for non-BJP parties in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Kerala, and that the “real big election” would be in 2024 for the “idea of India”.

Dispel rumours, lies about vaccination, PM Modi tells youth
Mon, Jan 25, 2021

Addressing cadets of the NCC and NSS as well as artistes who will take part in the Republic Day parade, Prime Minister Modi also called on youngsters to lead the effort for a self-reliant India.

Mamata move to contest from Nandigram revives her streetfighter image, will help TMC: Party leaders
Mon, Jan 25, 2021

The symbolism of contesting from Nandigram would be a reminder of who she is, TMC leaders said.

TMC wary of BJP using its ‘outsider’ plank to woo non-Bengali voters
Mon, Jan 18, 2021

Senior TMC leaders said they were aware that the BJP is attempting to turn the narrative to their favour by using it to win over the non-Bengalis.

New year brought achievement with made-in-India vaccines: PM Modi
Tue, Jan 05, 2021

Speaking at the 75th jubilee of the National Physical Laboratory under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the Prime Minister said that every Indian was indebted to India’s “scientists and technicians.”

Time to build MNCs, spread India influence in world: Narendra Modi
Sun, Jan 03, 2021

How India managed the Covid-19 pandemic should be a subject of “documentation and research”, the Prime Minister said at the virtual foundation stone laying for the permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur.

India’s management of COVID should be subject of research: PM
Sat, Jan 02, 2021

Modi said, “I want to ask you, other IIM’s and other business management schools to study how the country worked during the Corona pandemic with technology and teamwork. How steps were taken for the protection of 130 crore people."

Covid compelled people to accept importance of migrant labour: PM Modi
Sat, Jan 02, 2021

“Without them how difficult it is to run industries. People folded their hands and said, ‘Come Back Come Back’. What Corona did was that for those who did not accept the importance of our migrant labourers, it compelled them to do so,” the Prime Minister said.

Bhagalpur: ‘The ration helped us survive the pandemic… The children didn’t go hungry’
Fri, Jan 01, 2021

As per the government order passed in July after the Express report on the struggles of the community, cognizance of which was also taken by the NHRC and the Chief Justice of the Bihar High Court, two months worth of ration was distributed immediately

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