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.”
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."
“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.
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
"From the seat of the highest Constitutional office in the state, Governor Dhankhar has been inducing divisive politics, just because ruling parties at the Centre and state are political opponents," the memorandum read.
Maintaining that they are keeping a close eye on the developments in Bihar, senior RJD leaders said it is “clear that the BJP is asserting its authority” over Nitish Kumar in the Bihar alliance as well.
“Let this Act be implemented once. For one-two years, experiment according to this Act and see. If you think this is not a profitable Act for farmers, I can say with certainty, knowing the Prime Minister’s intentions, whatever amendments are necessary, we will be ready to do them all.”
Since the easing of the lockdown, with three-term Delhi MLA Jarnail Singh as AAP in-charge in the state, the focus has been to strengthen the organisational base in Punjab, said senior party leaders. One of the ideas behind Singh’s appointment was to shed the “outsider” tag the AAP seemed to carry in the state.
The party, they said, will push the idea that the BJP, which is being seen as its primary contender as it tries to retain power in the state for the third time, has brought in “people from outside” who do not understand Bengal.
On Tuesday, as results trickled in, a senior party leader said, “Barring leaders with individual clout, many of these seats did not come off for us. There will be time for analysis, but in the first two phases, we won 90 seats. It is the third phase where we fell very short, with less than 30 seats when we expected 50."