People will enter politics if they want, says Robert Bhadra

Robert Bhadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, has said that he is ready to enter politics “if people want” and that this will allow him to serve them in a big way. He said this after a prayer on a local YouTube channel on Sunday. At the Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain, Robert Bhadra, 53, husband of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, said he understood politics.

“If people want me to represent them and if I can make a difference for them, I will definitely take this step,” he said, adding that by doing so he would be able to serve the people “in a major way. “My charity work has been going on for over 10 years and will continue to do so in the future. Whether I get into politics or not, these things will continue because this is the way to serve my people. ” He said he is among the people across the country and they are with him. Use my name, then they (his supporters) will do good for the common man, “he added.

“Let’s see what happens next. Every day we would discuss in our family what kind of politics is going on today and how the country is changing, ”he said. Asked about the current political situation in the country, Robert Bhadra said he was “uncomfortable” with the current situation.

He claims that the media is afraid to show reality to the people. Such things are not part of democracy and “will take the country backwards, not forwards”. Robert

Asked about his wife’s performance in the UP elections, he said, “I will give Priyanka 10 out of 10. He worked day and night for this vote. However, we have accepted the mandate of the people of the state and will continue to serve them with full vigor. ” Bhadra also targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for doing so.

“The division between Hindus and Muslims in the country must end and all religions of the nation must be embraced in order to remain secular,” he added.

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All Eyes on Ex-BJP Ministers Shatrughan Sinha, Babul Supriyo Fighting under TMC

It is election season again in West Bengal, if by-elections are held in a few constituencies.

The contest is for Asansol Lok Sabha and Baliganj Assembly seats.

The state’s ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) has fielded two former Union ministers from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Shatrughna Sinha is contesting Asansol parliamentary seat, Babul Supriya is the Trinamool nominee in Baliganj. The two-seat by-election will be held on April 12.

Due to the death of TMC MLA Subrata Mukherjee, it is necessary to contest in Baliganj Assembly seat. And Babul Supriya, who was the BJP’s Asansol MP, resigned and went to the grassroots, leading to a by-election.

The battle for the Asansol seat should be particularly interesting, observers say. The grassroots have never won here. The constituency was a stronghold of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) which has held it continuously since 1989 until the singer-politician Supriya snatched it from the BJP in 2014 and won it again in 2019. Now he is in the grassroots, which is the seat chosen by Shatrughan Sinha. Analysts say the actor-politician, originally from Bihar, has a good chance of winning as the seat has about 40% non-Bengali voters.

Supriya got 51.16% votes for BJP here in 2019, winning by a margin of nearly 2 lakh votes.

In last year’s state elections, out of seven assembly constituencies under the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency, the BJP could win only two and the TMC took the rest.

So this time the grassroots are confident of winning the seat. Abhishek Banerjee, the party’s national general secretary who is also the nephew of TMC chairperson and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, campaigned for Shatrughan Sinha and said, “This vote is not for election, but for protest.”

The TMC, which is trying to build itself as a national alternative to the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the 2024 parliamentary elections, has embraced rising prices, especially the fuel problem, as a weapon to fight for two seats.

The BJP has fielded its South Asansol MLA Agnimitra Paul for the Lok Sabha seat. Left nominee is Perth Mukherjee.

Party leader Jiten Tiwari said, “People are dissatisfied with the TMC – the way they behaved during the municipal elections, the way Babul did not perform, all this will affect the vote.”

The BJP and other opposition parties have repeatedly accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of violence against its leaders and activists, especially in the run-up to the elections.

The Union Home Ministry has deployed five additional companies of paramilitary forces in the polling centers of Baliganj and Asansol. Earlier, 133 companies were sent.

The Baliganj assembly seat has long been a TMC base. The late Subrata Mukherjee won last year’s election with 70% of the vote.

This time the party candidate is Babul Supriya. Observers say the competition will not be too difficult for him. But some wards in Baliganj are Muslim-dominated and the Left has fielded Saira Shah Halim, niece of veteran actor Nasiruddin Shah, they have mentioned. BJP candidate Keya Ghosh.

The Left is trying to garner minority votes, and this, according to analysts, could erode some grassroots support. Also, some TMC workers have been reported to be dissatisfied with Supriya’s choice as he, too long ago, launched several verbal attacks on the party and Mamata while he was in the BJP.

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Satisfied to talk to Raj Thackeray, says Pune MNS Man

MNS chief Raj Thackeray. (File photo)

A top MNS official in Pune who on Monday disagreed with party chief Raj Thackeray over the subsequent attack on Azan from a loudspeaker over a mosque said he would stay with the party as his suspicions were completely clear.

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A top official of the Pune MNS, who disagreed with party chief Raj Thackeray over the subsequent attack on Azan from a loudspeaker over a mosque on Monday, said he would stay with the party as his suspicions were completely clear. Basant More, who was the head of MNS’s Pune unit, said he had met Thackeray during the day and was “100 per cent” satisfied with the discussions.

“All my doubts have been dispelled. Mr. Raj has asked me to attend tomorrow’s public meeting in Thane. He said that all the questions will be answered in the assembly. I am 100 percent satisfied. I have been saying since day one that I am with MNS and will be with MNS, he said. Thackeray said during his Gudi Padwa rally at Shivaji Park here on April 2 that he would stand with Hanuman Chalisa against the call to prayer from the loudspeaker above the mosque.

Further, at the time, he said he needed an inclusive approach and that would mean it would be difficult to implement Thackeray’s directives in his civic ward. Moore, whose term expired a few weeks ago, represents the Pune Civic Ward with a large Muslim population.

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RJD’s Tej Pratap invites Nitish Kumar to rejoin grand alliance

RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s eldest son Tej Pratap Yadav has invited Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to rejoin the ‘grand alliance’.

On Twitter, Tej Pratap shared a poster with his picture on one side of the frame and “Pravesh Nitish Chacha (Uncle)” on the other.

Tej Pratap’s move comes at a time when the BJP and the JD-U are at loggerheads over a number of issues, including the race-based census, the NDA’s leadership in Bihar, the liquor ban and the law and order situation.

Recently, BJP leader and minister Janak Ram claimed that the BJP was the single largest party in the Bihar Assembly with 77 seats while the JD-U had only 45 seats. So the chief minister should come from the BJP quota. He also suggested banning loudspeakers for azan (prayer in the mosque).

Several netizens taunted Tej Pratap for the post because a few years ago, he stood outside Rabri Devi’s residence with a placard that read “Uncle Nitish cannot be entered.”

Many have questioned him for stepping back from his previous position.

Notably, the JD-U, led by Nitish Kumar, contested the 2015 assembly elections with the RJD and the Congress party and formed the government.

In that election, the JD-U won only 69 seats while the RJD won 80 seats, yet Lalu Prasad gave Yadav the post of Chief Minister to Nitish Kumar.

After 15 months in power, Nitish Kumar left the grand alliance and joined the NDA to form the government in Bihar. At that time, the BJP had only 54 seats in the state assembly.

After seceding from the grand alliance, the RJD had always claimed that the people of Bihar had ordered Nitish Kumar to run the government with the RJD and the Congress, not with the BJP. Even then Nitish Kumar went with the BJP and formed the government. RJD alleges that Nitish Kumar stole the mandate to form a government with the BJP in Bihar.

After that episode, Tej Pratap Yadav stood with a placard saying “Nitish Kumar has no entry in the grand alliance.”

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Andhra Pradesh cabinet reshuffled, 25 ministers sworn in; 11 from previous

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday reshuffled the state cabinet, including 13 new faces and re-included 11 from his first party. Veteran MLA Dharmana Prasad Rao has been included in the cabinet, making him the most senior minister.

Governor Biswabhushan Harichandan administered the oath of office and secrecy to 25 members of the cabinet at a public function near the State Secretariat in the capital city of Amravati. As expected, no one from the Legislative Council was taken into the cabinet.

The new cabinet is formed solely on the basis of race and community, with the lion’s share of the 10 berths going to the backward class. Two from the minority community, including the Chief Minister, five from Scheduled Castes and one from Scheduled Castes. Tribe.

Four members of the Reddy and Kapu communities have also been included There are four female members in the cabinet, one more than before

The Kamma, Kshatriya and Vaishya communities who had one representative each in the previous cabinet are now completely excluded. The Brahmin community was again deprived of the cabinet. Of the total 26 districts in the state, at least seven have no representation in the new cabinet.

The ruling YSR Congress has described it as a social cabinet, with 70 per cent representation from BC, SC, ST and minority communities. When he formed his first cabinet in June 2019, the chief minister announced that he would restructure two and one later. One and a half years (December 2021) and 90 percent new faces, retaining only 10 percent (3 members).

With the exception of the chief minister, only two ministers were supposed to be retained, but Jagan did bring back 11 from the previous cabinet, who were forced to resign on April 7. Ministers have been re-appointed in the previous cabinet.

Seniors like Batsa Satyanarayana, PRC Reddy, P Bishwarup, A Suresh and Buggana Rajendranath have also got a new berth. S Appala Raju, Ch Venugopala Krishna, G Jayaram and T Vanita got second chance due to caste counting.

Film star RK Roza, who is serving his second term as MLA, has finally joined the cabinet. And Ambati Rambabu, a veteran leader who missed the bus in 2019, also operated it.

Gurivada Amarnath, P Rajanna Dora, B Muttyala Naidu, Dadicheti Ramalingeshwara Rao, KV Nageshwara Rao, K Satyanarayana, J Ramesh, V Rajani, M Nagarjuna, K Govardhan Reddy and Usha Sricharan have become the new ministers.

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UP Government, Punjab Congress Twitter handles hacked with NFT information after similar attack

Several important websites have been hacked in the last few days. (PTI)

In the last two days, the accounts of IMD (India Meteorological Department) and UGC (University Grants Commission) have also been hacked.

The Twitter accounts of the Uttar Pradesh government and the Punjab Congress were hacked on Monday, with attackers posting NFT-related content.

There were multiple posts on the Twitter handle of the Punjab Congress where random users were tagged. A post that was pinned – with a GIF image – read: “In celebration of the release of the Beanz Official Collection, we’ve opened an airdrop for all active NFT traders in the community over the next 24 hours! Claim your sic. “

A similar message soon found its way into the Uttar Pradesh government’s account.

The incidents came just days after a random tweet was posted after the handle of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s office was hacked. “At 12:30 am on April 09, an attempt was made to hack the official Twitter account of the Chief Minister’s Office CMOfficeUP with anti-social elements, who posted some tweets which were immediately recovered. (sic) “, read a statement from the state government.

In the last two days, the accounts of IMD (India Meteorological Department) and UGC (University Grants Commission) have also been hacked.

“In celebration of the release of the Binj Official Collection, we’ve opened an airdrop for all active NFT traders in the community for the next 2 hours!” Read the post given on IMD account, which carried on Punjab Congress account on Monday.

The hacking of the UGC Twitter account has been noticed when some unknown hackers tagged several people and posted a thread of irrelevant tweets.

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After the Sambal MP denounced the SP for not working for Muslims, dissenting voices were raised.

A day after Sambal’s Samajwadi Party MP Shafiqur Rahman Barak openly criticized the party, and complained that it had stopped working for Muslims, dissenting voices came out of SP leader Azam Khan’s office. At a meeting in Rampur on Sunday, it was said that Azam Khan had been sacrificed and Muslims had been made enemies of the BJP.

Azam Khan’s media in-charge and close associate Fasahat Ali alias Shanu said that what Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had said that party chief Akhilesh Yadav did not want Azam Khan to get out of jail was “correct”. “Akhilesh Yadav has sacrificed Azam Khan. We have been made the enemy of the BJP. Akhilesh Yadav did not even go to jail to meet Azam Khan. The 111 seats that SP won in the election came because of us, but Akhilesh could not be ours. ”

After Fasahat Ali’s remarks, new speculations have started in the political arena, and now people are wondering whether Azam Khan will also distance himself from the Samajwadi Party like Akhilesh’s uncle Shivpal Yadav.

Rampur MLA Azam Khan is currently lodged in Sitapur Jail. He fought and won the 2022 assembly election from prison. Azam Khan has been winning from Rampur since 1980, but lost to the Congress only once in 1996.

Criticism of Barak’s SP has been caught in a video, and circulating on social media, raising eyebrows within the party. “I am not satisfied with the work of the party. The whole socialism is not working for Muslims, “he said in the video.

This is the second time in the last few days that Muslim leaders from the SP have raised their voices against the neglect of Muslims despite their community majority vote in Akhilesh Yadav and the recent state assembly elections.

According to party sources, Akhilesh Yadav has been moving away from his pro-Muslim image for some time in an attempt to polarize. However, the party’s newly adopted position may be reversed as Muslim leaders become more vocal about the issues.

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TRS government protests in Delhi against Center over paddy procurement policy;

The Telangana State Association (TRS) government on Monday set up a platform in New Delhi to intensify the fight against the Center for demanding the government to buy paddy produced during the Rabi season. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) and BKU leader Rakesh Tikait also joined the protest at the Telangana Bhavan in the national capital.

Ministers, MPs, MLAs, MLCs and other people’s representatives are also participating in the ‘Mahadharna’. KCR’s son Katie Rama Rao was seen sitting in a Telangana building protesting against the ‘discriminatory’ rice procurement policy.

TRS has put up hoardings in the national capital so that the country should have a paddy procurement policy, party sources said. Accusing the BJP-led NDA government of discriminating against Telangana, the TRS has staged multiple protests, including roadblocks, for almost a week.

The TRS protest came amid a row and war of words between the TRS and the BJP over paddy procurement in the state. While the TRS government is demanding procurement of paddy from the Center, the Center has said that they will buy raw rice.

The Telangana government had said in writing that it would supply raw rice to the Food Corporation of India (FCI), not cooked rice, Union Food Minister Piyush Goyal had recently said. BJP MLA Raja Singh recently said that the state government should take steps to procure paddy from farmers to supply raw rice, alleging that TRS is making a drama in the name of procuring paddy to divert public attention from the recent power price hike. To the center as per the agreement.

Meanwhile, state BJP president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar on Saturday alleged that the TRS government’s “politicizing paddy procurement” hinted at a large-scale conspiracy to extort hundreds of crores of rupees from middlemen and divert farmers’ anger to the Center. In a letter to the state’s farming community, Sanjay Kumar alleged that by closing paddy collection centers during the Rabi season, the Telangana government was creating an unavoidable situation for farmers to sell their produce to middlemen at a much lower rate than the MSP. (MSP).

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Chief Minister Biplob Deb to News18

With just a year to go before the Tripura Assembly elections, the BJP’s state unit is in a good mood. Although two of its legislators have recently joined the Congress, the Trinamool Congress is also looking for opportunities to set foot on the ground.

With a significant number of tribal voters, and the BJP’s ally Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) finding itself, the party believes the development work done by the government will ensure that tribal voters will not take their support elsewhere.

In an exclusive interview with, Tripura Chief Minister Biplob Kumar Dev touched on the problems of the alliance, women-centric policies and the opposition parties’ attempts to take over the state.

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The IPFT is dissatisfied with the alliance. The BJP is not shying away from seeking support from Tipra Moth, a pro-Devabarma party in the tribal areas. Is the matter settled with your friend?

The Bharatiya Janata Party has a clear majority. Nevertheless, we follow the alliance religion. We have given IPFT two cabinet berths and also with important departments like tribal, forest, weaving, fisheries and revenue. Atal Bihari Vajpayee taught us how to go with allies. He led 26 alliances. We never leave our allies. Allies may decide to leave us, but we try to work together.

One does not rule to please allies or others. One should rule to satisfy the people and fulfill the wishes and needs of the people. The complacency policy pursued by previous governments has hurt the country. Tripura is the only government in the country that has stood by the people from birth to death. We also give Rs 2,000 to the families of the deceased.

We got 40 votes in our Rajya Sabha elections and it shows that our alliance is intact.

Despite your ally IPFT being a political opponent in the tribal seats, the BJP is in talks with Tipra Motha’s Pradyut Devvarma.

Those who believe in our ideals can stay with us. He (Pradyut) is in a different team. We have made so much development in the tribal areas. The road is being built.

Tripura has got a forensic science university which is going to be a game-changer. Not only students from our country, but also Laos, Singapore and other neighboring countries will send their students to Tripura. It will contribute to the development of the state.

We will also find an airport in Kailashahar. Agartala is also set to get an international airport soon.

You say your policy is women-centric. Can you elaborate?

We have approved 33% reservation in government jobs in Tripura. We know that as long as women are not given land ownership, domestic violence will continue and women will not be empowered. Stamp duty will be 2% less for property registered in the name of women. We are promoting start-ups and half of the budget is reserved for women.

We will build women’s work hostels because women cannot stay in anyone’s house. They may feel insecure or uncomfortable. We have a strict policy on transfers for women.

You are looking forward to the by-elections in the state and TMCO has become active. What is your strategy to ensure that BJP will win this by-election because losing them will send wrong message?

I will not even take the name of the person or group. Their hopes of destroying the BJP in Tripura have been dashed. Those who left BJP and went for Congress alone We have worked on the HIRA model. Their only councilor has joined the BJP. Their ‘diyas, mombattis‘It won’t work here. Modi’s flashlight works here. I see 16 MLAs in the opposition, but I’m not sure the opposition will get as many seats in the next election.

Who are your main opponents and are the leftists still relevant?

I don’t care about leftist ideology because they have anti-national mentality. They have not changed at all. After coming to power, I was able to celebrate their Gandhi Jayanti but they have not changed yet. If they need to celebrate their birthday, they will do it for Stalin, for Lenin. I don’t want them to celebrate our leaders but shouldn’t Indian leaders like Jyoti Basu and other former chief ministers celebrate? Can’t they be honored on their birth anniversary? They still don’t mean Indian communists.

Those who are still with the Left are very unfortunate. The international communists never recognized the Indian communists.

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Jagan will take oath in cabinet 2.0 on Monday: 17 ministers from SC, ST

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy’s new cabinet – formed to ensure ethnic and regional balance before the 2024 elections – will have at least 17 of the 25 ministers from the SC, ST, OBC and minority communities, sources said. In the previous cabinet, there were 14 leaders of this community.

In the previous cabinet, there were 5 SCs, 1 ST, 7 OBCs, 1 Minority and 11 MLAs of other castes. This time, the representation has been increased to 68% – 11 OBC, 5 SC, 1 ST and 8 OC.

It will also include 11 senior ministers from the previous cabinet, sources said.

The swearing-in ceremony will be held on Monday.

The list has been handed over to AP Governor Biswabhushan Harichandan. He has accepted the resignations of 24 ministers in the previous cabinet.

Sources gave News18 a list of 25 possible cabinet ministers.

Dharmana Prasada Rao, Sidiri Appalaraju, Botsa Satyanarayana, p. Rajanna Dora, Gudivada Amarnath, Buddhi Muthala Naidu, Dadishetti Raja, Pinipa Vishwarupam and Chelubaina Venugopalakrishna.

Taneti Bonita, Karumuri Nageshwarrao, Kittu Satyanarayana, Yogi Ramesh, Ambati Rambabu, Meraga Nagarjuna, Biddala Rajni, Kakani Govardhan Reddy, Amjad Basha, Buggana Rajendranath, Gummanur Jomram, Peddirejn. On the list

When Reddy took over as chief minister on May 30, 2019, he announced that he would completely restructure his cabinet in two and a half years and get a new party. The current cabinet was sworn in on June 8, 2019.

“In the run-up to the 2024 elections, the chief minister has been very cautious about expanding his cabinet. Reddy has finalized a new list of cabinet ministers based on race, religion and district, with a focus on social engineering, “a YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader told News18 as all 24 ministers resigned last Thursday.

He further said that the Chief Minister has found better options to fight against Telugu Desam Party, Jansena and even Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

“Right now. We need to strike a balance between the party and the government. We have to get back to 2024,” he said.

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