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Shiv Sena: Will Parliament seriously discuss China, Covid-19 issues?

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MUMBAI: With the monsoon session of Parliament underway, the Shiv Sena asked whether the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha will discuss seriously important issues like Chinese aggression along the LAC, Covid-19 and unemployment.

In an editorial in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, the Shiv Sena said Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc in states with no end in sight to the coronavirus pandemic, while China has adopted aggressive posturing along the LAC.

Also, Pakistanis are openly conducting surgical strikes in Kashmir, said the Sena publication on Monday.

The country’s economy is in doldrums and crores of people have lost jobs due to demonetisation in 2016 and now the coronavirus-triggered lockdown, the former BJP ally said.

“Will there be a serious discussion on these issues in both the Houses (of Parliament)?” asked the editorial.

The Uddhav Thackeray-led outfit, an opposition party in Parliament, claimed that to hide issues concerning the country’s security and people’s livelihood, non-issues are being highlighted.

“This is treachery with the people. All this is being done to divert attention from the China issue. The cyber legions of the ruling party are creating such an atmosphere that price rise and unemployment are not the issues, but the ones from by-lanes (non-issues) are,” it said in an attack on the BJP.

Mumbai has deliberately been chosen to take forward this “great work” (of highlighting non-issues), the Sena said, referring to the assault on retired Navy officer Madan Sharma.

It condemned the assault on Sharma, but asked what did he achieve by circulating an objectionable cartoon on chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.

“Were you not taught while you were in naval service to respect those occupying constitutional posts?” the Sena asked Sharma.

The Marathi daily said it was surprising that defence minister Rajnath Singh spoke to the retired officer over the phone after the incident last week.

The revenge for killings of 20 Indian soldiers (by Chinese troops) has not yet been taken and China is still being imperious, it said, adding the BJP protested following the assault on the retired Navy officer, who has demanded resignation of Thackeray.

He should have demanded the resignations of President, Prime Minister and defence minister “who are responsible for the killings of 20 soldiers,” the Shiv Sena said.

It sarcastically said given the kind of frivolous things going on in the country at present, it will definitely secure gold in the child’s play category (if there is created any) at the Olympics.

The Sena alleged that supporters of BJP’s Jalgaon MP Unmesh Patil had in the past attacked an ex-serviceman, but the NDA lead constituent had not taken to streets then.

It recalled that the son of Mohammad Akhlaq, who was lynched by a mob in Uttar Pradesh’s Dadri five years ago, is also serving in security forces.

The Sena also referred to retired Army captain Amanullah (64), who was beaten to death in Uttar Pradesh earlier this year, and said there was no word on the Prime Minister or defence minister calling up the deceased’s wife.

“Because all these uncalled-for activities are reserved for Maharashtra only,” the Shiv Sena alleged.

Without naming actress Kangana Ranaut, the party said anger was expressed when she insulted Mumbai and its police.

“But that (expression of anger) was treated as threat and she was accorded Y-plus security by Himachal Pradesh and central governments … ” what promptness! the Shiv Sena quipped.

Ranaut had likened Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and said she feared the city police more than an alleged movie mafia.

Latching on to media reports about gang-rape of a married woman in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra, the Shiv Sena asked why that the hill state’s chief minister Jai Ram Thakur or Union home minister Amit Shah did not provide Z category protection to the victim.

“This needs to be thought about at the national level seriously,” it said.

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Congress no-confidence motion against Yediyurappa govt defeated

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BENGALURU: The no-confidence motion moved by the opposition Congress against the BJP government in Karnataka led by chief minister B S Yediyurappa was defeated by voice vote on Saturday night.

After a fierce debate for about six hours, the no-confidence motion moved by leader of the opposition Siddaramaiah was defeated by a voice vote.

“The motion is in favour of numbers. The motion is defeated by the voice vote,” speaker Kageri said as he winded up the current session of the Karnataka assembly.

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SAD walks out of NDA alliance

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CHANDIGARH: Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) walked out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition in protest against the three farm bills and for insensitivity towards Punjabi language and Sikh issues.

Terming the bills anti-farmers and anti-Punjab, the core committee of the party decided unanimously to pull out of the BJP -led NDA alliance. The party held the center’s “stubborn” refusal to give statutory legislative guarantees to protect assured marketing of farmers crops on MSP and its continued insensitivity to Punjabi and Sikh issues like excluding Punjabi language as official language in Jammu and Kashmir the reasons for the decision.

The meeting was presided over by the SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal who said that SAD will continue to stand by its core principles of peace, communal harmony and guard the interest of Punjab, Punjabi in general and Sikhs and farmers in particular. He said that the decision has been taken in consultation with the people of Punjab especially party workers and farmers. Badal said that the bills on agricultural marketing brought by the BJP government are lethal and disastrous for the already beleaguered farmers.

He said the SAD was the oldest ally of the BJP, but the government did not listen to repeated pleas of honouring the sentiments of farmers.

The SAD leader said that the party opposed these bills in the parliament and voted against them and Harsimrat Kaur Badal, lone representative of the party in the union Cabinet, resigned.

While slamming BJP for not paying heed to repeated pleas of SAD not to force anti-farmers bills, Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra said that there is no point in continuing in alliance.

SAD had first forged an alliance with Bharatiya Jana Sangh, BJP’s predecessor, during state assembly elections in 1969. It later entered into coalition with BJP in 1997 during the state election. SAD joined BJP-led alliance at centre in 1998.

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Akali Dal pulls out of BJP-led NDA over farm bills

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CHANDIGARH: Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) walked out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition in protest against the three farm bills and for insensitivity towards Punjabi language and Sikh issues.

Terming the bills anti-farmers and anti-Punjab, the core committee of the party decided unanimously to pull out of the BJP -led NDA alliance. The party held the center’s “stubborn” refusal to give statutory legislative guarantees to protect assured marketing of farmers crops on MSP and its continued insensitivity to Punjabi and Sikh issues like excluding Punjabi language as official language in Jammu and Kashmir the reasons for the decision.

The meeting was presided over by the SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal who said that SAD will continue to stand by its core principles of peace, communal harmony and guard the interest of Punjab, Punjabi in general and Sikhs and farmers in particular. He said that the decision has been taken in consultation with the people of Punjab especially party workers and farmers. Badal said that the bills on agricultural marketing brought by the BJP government are lethal and disastrous for the already beleaguered farmers.

He said the SAD was the oldest ally of the BJP, but the government did not listen to repeated pleas of honouring the sentiments of farmers.

The SAD leader said that the party opposed these bills in the parliament and voted against them and Harsimrat Kaur Badal, lone representative of the party in the union Cabinet, resigned.

While slamming BJP for not paying heed to repeated pleas of SAD not to force anti-farmers bills, Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra said that there is no point in continuing in alliance.

SAD had first forged an alliance with Bharatiya Jana Sangh, BJP’s predecessor, during state assembly elections in 1969. It later entered into coalition with BJP in 1997 during the state election. SAD joined BJP-led alliance at centre in 1998.

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