Computer raids on Akhilesh’s assistants, Prime Minister Modi on who can train UPYogi sarkar, AAP clone rises from farmer agitation
With elections in Uttar Pradesh closer than spring, Saturday saw many developments. The day started with the now familiar exercise of income tax raids on opposition parties, with the department raiding Samajwadi leader’s party spokesman Akhilesh Yadav Rajiv Rai and the promoter of the RCL group, Manoj Yadav.
The early winter morning raid lasted until around noon at Rai’s residence in Mau and at the premises of group promoter RCL Manoj Yadav in Mainpuri.
Akhilesh Yadav said these people were being targeted because the BJP feared losing the UP elections. He said they would send the Directorate of Enforcement and even the CBI soon, but the cycle will not slow down. Opposition parties and their supporters often suffered raids by central agencies ahead of elections. The Samajwadi party is pushing for better performance in election campaigns, while the BJP has unleashed the star power of no one less than the prime minister himself.
The Prime Minister lays the first stone of the Ganga highway, but could this fill the disaffection of the voters?
Following his numerous visits to Uttar Pradesh in recent days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for the ambitious 36,230 crore Ganga highway project in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The project will link Meerut district to Prayagraj district and cross 10 other districts.
Prime Minister and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressed the event and spoke about the achievements of the BJP government. Prime Minister Modi said that the people of the UP need an upyogi (useful) government for the betterment of the state instead of the opposition. The prime minister made a whirlwind visit to the state, inaugurating projects including the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor in Varanasi.
Rahul Gandhi confronts BJP and PM Modi in Amethi, sees anger boiling among the people
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was in Amethi, his former constituency of Lok Sabha, on Saturday during his second visit, accompanied by his sister and party leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Rahul said the people of Amethi are still the same, but there is anger among them against the BJP government. The seat is now occupied by Union Minister Smriti Irani, who is about to launch her own yatra.
Rahul Gandhi called the Prime Minister a Hindutvavadi, that a Hindutvavadi can only bathe alone in the Ganges. He questioned the Prime Minister on the promise to create 2 crores of jobs in the scenario of worsening employment, made worse by the increase in the prices of basic goods and fuel.
Now Owaisi criticizes the Center for Raising the Age of Marriage for Women
AIMIM boss Asaduddin Owaisi has criticized Narendra Modi’s government for the decision to increase the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21.
Owaisi searched the BJP government and said that if women are wise enough to vote at 18, they can choose their partner at 18 as well. He said the age of marriage in many US states is under 18, and in the UK and Canada it is 16.
Congress-Goa Alliance Forward Party for Goa, but in which direction will it go during the election campaign?
Ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, Congress joins forces with Vijay Sardesai’s Goa Forward Party (GFP). Congress and the GFP announced an alliance ahead of the ballot for the upcoming state assembly elections.
Sardesai had been Deputy CM when he was with the BJP, but had to give way when Congressional rebels were inducted into the Pramod Sawant government.
Farmer protest mobilization sees launch of new party to purify politics, Anna Hazare style
Peasant leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni launched his political formation, the Sanyukt Sangharsh party, on Saturday. Chaduni, one of the leaders of the yearlong farmers’ protest against the now repealed farm laws, said his party would win the 117 seats in Punjab’s upcoming polls. Chaduni said he would not be in the electoral fray. On a close note to the AAP, Chaduni said his party’s goal is to purify politics and move the right people forward.
Nadda kicks off Vijay Sankalp Yatra in Haridwar
BJP national president JP Nadda eliminated the Vijay Sankalp Yatra in Haridwar, along with CM Pushkar Singh Dhami, MP Madan Kaushik and other party leaders.
Nadda said the Haridwar Yatra will cover 41 Assembly constituencies. He said he will visit Uttarakhand again during the elections. The BJP’s low-voltage campaign falls under the weight of anti-presidents and a musical chair for management.