Detailing the 'green aspect’ about the multi-crore project, connecting the south and north ends of the state, Vijayan said no reserve forest or water bodies would be adversely impacted by the Silver Line.
Parliament: The opposition in Lok Sabha demanded sacking of Union Minister for Home Affair Ajay Mishra, whose son Ashish Mishra is one of the accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
There is a rising chorus against Mishra with multiple voices demanding his resignation in view of the Lakimpur Kheri incident.
Lakhimpur Kheri: The proceedings in Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2pm, after opposition members raised the Lakhimpur Kheri issue, while demanding sacking of MoS Home Affairs Ajay Mishra, whose son Ashish Mishra is among the accused in the case.
Lakhimpur Kheri: The opposition has renewed its demand of sacking MoS Home Affairs Ajay Mishra, whose son Ashish Mishra is among the accused in the incident in which eight people, including four farmers were killed.
Congress members during today's session demanded acknowledgement of the notices for Adjournment Motion on the Lakhimpur Kheri killings that party leader Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders submitted.
The Opposition, including the Congress, Left parties and the TMC, persistently demanded revocation of the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha members.
Even as the BJP remains the single most powerful party at the central level, the opposition is engaged in contests in state polls and does not hesitate to trade barbs.
The challenge that the Congress faces at present is it has to fight not just internal dissidence and the BJP but deal with anti-BJP regional parties, who are no longer seeing it as a viable ally.
RSS leader Indresh Kumar accused Opposition of creating ‘hatred and violence’ in the country.
The UP’s Additional Chief Secretary Information Navneet Sehgal said the persmission has been given to Congress leaders to visit Lakhimpur Kheri.
UP government spokesperson Sidharth Nath Singh said that no one will be allowed to vitiate the atmosphere in ‘sensitive’ Lakhimpur Kheri.
PM's comments came when he was replying to a question about the labour and farm laws enacted by the government and its refusal to roll-back the three contentious agriculture laws, as demanded by the protesting farmer unions.
Interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi will hold a virtual meeting with senior leaders to firm up a united fight against the ruling BJP. NCP chief Sharad Pawar, chief ministers Mamata Banerjee (Trinamool Congress), MK Stalin (DMK), Uddhav Thackeray (Shiv Sena) and Hemant Soren (JMM) will be attending the virtual meet, as will RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav.
BJP spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP GVL Narasimha Rao speaks to Outlook about the Opposition’s charges on the government bulldozing Bills in the Parliament.
The Amendment Bill seeks to restore the powers of states to notify backward classes, bypassing a May 2021 Supreme Court ruling that said only the Centre could notify socially and educationally backward classes (SEBCs).
Addressing a meeting of the newly-elected chairpersons of zila panchayats and block panchayats on the first day of his visit, Nadda praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the vaccination drive.
Gandhi's invite signals a realisation that Congress must take lead in forging Opposition unity at a time when regional satraps like Mamata Banerjee, Sharad Pawar are already gaining momentum.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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