Amid 'youth' and 'employment’ stirring Bihar polls, Election Commission data shows a stark decline in young voters. While the under-30 voters dropped by 12.4%, the first-time (18-19 year) voters' count fell to 11.17 lakh from 24.13 lakh in 2015. Citing COVID-19 spread as reason, EC sources said they could not undertake awareness and enrolment campaign aggressively. However, average 74,000 young-voters in each constituency still hold the… read-more
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Ahead of the upcoming state Assembly by-polls for 28 constituencies, Madhya Pradesh Congress on October 17 released its manifesto. The manifesto vowed to provide the assistance to the families of COVID-19 victims and health facilities to the poor. It also promised to implement Godhan Sewa Yojana and waive farm loans up to Rs 2 lakh. Congress needs all the 28 seats to form the government in the state again.
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After the RJD-Congress alliance denied seats to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the upcoming Bihar elections, the NCP has decided to contest the elections independently. The party leader Praful Patel, while announcing the decision said that NCP had demanded only five seats from the alliance and had even spoken to leaders Ahmed Patel, Shaktisinh Gohil and RJDs Tejashwi Yadav. However, party is yet to decide on the number of seats they… read-more
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Former Congress spokesperson and South Indian actress Khushbu Sundar joined the Bharatiya Janata Party at New Delhi on October 12. She officially became a party cadre after receiving membership from BJP general secretary CT Ravi. She opined that if the nation wants to move forward, the nation needed someone like PM Narendra Modi. She added that she is committed to working for the party in the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections. Earlier in… read-more
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A scuffle erupted between Congress workers and Bhim Army activists, during a protest against Hathras rape case, on October 5, in Janjgir-Champa, Chhattisgarh. Station House Officer, Kotwali Police Station said the clash took place when the Bhim Army members started sloganeering against Congress, at the spot where Congress was protesting. However, the police later dispersed the crowd. Sub District Magistrate, Janjgir said they have received a… read-more
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Congress General secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala has stated that the the verdict of Babri Masjid demolition case runs against the constitutional spirit of the country. Citing Supreme Court's judgement from November 2019 that the demolition is 'egregious violation of rule of law', he said the special court ignored the apex court's decision. He blamed the then BJP Government of Uttar Pradesh to be a key confederate in the Masjid's demolition… read-more
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Congress President Sonia Gandhi has asked the Congress-ruled states to introduce legal frameworks that will help to overrule the farm bills. A Congress' statement suggested the states to legislate under Article 254(2) of the Constitution that allows states to pass a law which, once approved by the President, can nullify the effect of the Centre's law. Reportedly, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has initiated the process in this regard.
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Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said that farmers' income has slumped to 14-year lowest in 2020, though PM Narendra Modi had assured of doubling it. He said, "The growth in the agriculture sector currently is 3.1 percent, which was higher when the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was in power." He further added that Punjab government is ready to challenge the farmers' bill in the Supreme Court.
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Karnataka Legislative Assembly's opposition leader Siddaramaiah on September 23 brought a no-confidence motion against CM BS Yediyurappa. Reportedly, the speaker admitted the notice and announced that the date for discussion will be declared before September 26. Siddaramaiah also demanded that the no-confidence motion should be considered a priority notice since legislators do not have a faith in Yediyurappa government. However, Revenue… read-more
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Congress leader Digvijaya Singh also termed the three agriculture bills as “anti-farmer” passed by the central government. He said, "The decision should be opposed." “Congress Government had executed APMC Act (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) in favour of farmers. But now, any big trader can open a mandi under the new act,” he added. Moreover, he congratulated SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur for his resignation over supporting farmers.… read-more
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