"Farmers will get money in their accounts. We will tell farmers it’s just the beginning and there will be a series of programmes. The state government cannot match it because their assistance should be above Rs 6,000," says Shobha Karandlaje, BJP general secretary, MP from Uduppi Chikmagalur, Karnataka.
Pulwama attack: Underlining that the nation’s “blood is boiling”, PM Narendra Modi said the “terror outfits and their masters” have made “a big mistake” and “will have to pay a very heavy price” for their actions.
At least 37 CRPF personnel were killed and 10 injured, five of them seriously in the single worst terror attack in the Valley when a suicide bomber rammed his Scorpio SUV laden with explosives into a CRPF bus in south Kashmir.
We supported the Union government on issues that were pro-India. We opposed wrong policies like the Land Acquisition Bill, violence by cow vigilante groups, the JNU issue and many more, says Tathagata Satpathy.
While Congress president Rahul Gandhi rejected the CAG report, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad demanded an apology from him because the “SC order and CAG report on the Rafale jet deal have exposed his lies”.
“What steps Union government has taken? Is it still at investigation stage? How long will it take to complete the investigation? Why is BJP accusing the Odisha government when BJP-led government is supposed to take action at the Union level?,” he asked during Zero Hour.
The committee also resolved to summon officials from other social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and other tech platforms on the issue of “Safeguarding Citizens Rights on Social/Online News Media Platforms”.
CPM Pinarayi Vijayan criticises the Congress-led Madhya Pradesh government for its move to invoke the stringent National Security Act against those arrested on charges of cow slaughter, calling it “against the secular character” of India.
Targeting the TMC, BJP's Nishikant Dubey alleged that the West Bengal government under the TMC is protecting illegal migrants from Bangladesh, which has changed the demography in several places, including some districts of Jharkhand, from where he is an MP.
While the TMC called the court's direction to CBI against any coercive step, including arrest of police chief Rajeev Kumar, during the course of investigation as a “moral victory” for the party, the BJP said the order has brought West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's “political histrionics” to a halt.
BJP leaders present in Parliament House suggested that announcements related to farmers and middle-class would add to their talking points of the 10 per cent quota and the government’s readiness to release the land around the disputed Ayodhya site.
Acknowledging the opposition and resentment, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav, the party’s in charge of the region, said that both the party and the government were trying to find a way to break the stalemate.