TURA, Feb 17: Union textile minister Smriti Zubeen Irani on Saturday hit out at the Congress led government for what she termed as 50 years of failure in developing the state of Meghalaya. The remarks against the Congress came at two election rallies held at the border village of Dalu and Zikzak in Garo Hills.
The union minister, during the rally, made an effort to strike a chord with women electorates by instilling hope and commitment of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who ensured free gas cylinders to poor household.
“Women in India work tirelessly cooking food in traditional chulas to bring smile in their children’s face. Modiji decided to provide gas cylinder to poor women to ease their problem. The corporates had apprehension that poor will not be able to pay but Modi ji requested the rich beneficiaries to give up their gas subsidy, so that the benefit can reach the poor and needy,” said Irani.
TURA, Feb 17: Opposition leader from Assam Debabrata Saikia on Saturday attacked BJP for not being able to deliver its promises and spreading lies that Congress has done nothing through massive advertisement in social media.
“During 2014 Lok Sabha election, Narendra Modi promised 2 crore jobs in the country but due to imposition of GST and demonetisation 1 crore people have lost their jobs. GST has posed burden on many industries and companies who had to close their business”, Saikia said at an election rally at Betasing under Ampati constituency, where Meghalaya chief minister Dr. Mukul Sangma is pitted against BJP candidate Bakul Hajong.
Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS): Five-time Congress legislator in Tripura Ratan Lal Nath, who last month joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), lost his assembly membership under the anti-defection law, Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath said here on Friday.
"As Ratan Lal Nath left Congress and joined BJP on December 22, his assembly membership would be disqualified from that date under the Schedule 10 of the Constitution (which deals with the anti-defection law)," Debnath told IANS after issuing an order on Friday.
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS): Clashes broke out on Friday between workers of the state's ruling Trinamool Congress and activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM)'s Bengal unit just before the latter were to take out a "Protirodh Sankalp Abhiyan" bike rally in the city.
According to leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- of which BJYM is the youth wing, the first incident took place near Binani Bhawan in Pathuriaghata Street in central Kolkata and the second outside state party headquarters.
They alleged that some Trinamool workers hurled stones at the BJP members and also attacked them with sticks when BYJM workers were trying to organise a bike rally towards Swami Vivekananda's home in the city on the occasion of his birth anniversary.
TURA, Jan 12: More than 250 bikes rallied from the town of Baghmara in South Garo Hills to the coal town of Nongalbibra in support of independent MLA candidate from Rongara-Siju, Rophul S Marak on Thursday.
The bikers navigated the treacherous stretches of the National highway – 62 to show their support for Rophul for the upcoming MLA elections.