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Assembly Elections: Aam Aadmi Party Fails To Expand Outside Delhi, Again

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The NOTA or none of the above option appeared to have outperformed several political parties, including the AAP and the Samajwadi Party.

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s attempt to expand outside New Delhi failed again as it drew a blank in assembly polls and the NOTA bagged more votes than the party.

In Madhya Pradesh, the AAP fielded 208 candidates and a majority of them had their deposits fortified. Its chief ministerial candidate and Narmada Bachao Andolan member Alok Agarwal bagged 823 votes as against 29,789 garnered by a Congress candidate and 29,396 by a BJP candidate from the Bhopal Dakshin Paschim seat. The counting for the seat is still on. In Chhattisgarh, the party fielded candidates on 85 seats, on 41 in Telangana and on 142 in Rajasthan.

The results showed that this was yet another election when the AAP was unable to make a mark outside Delhi.

It somehow succeeded in Punjab last year, where it is the principal opposition party but its legislators are at odds with the central leadership. It also put up a poor show in Goa last year.

The NOTA or none of the above option appeared to have outperformed several political parties, including the AAP and the Samajwadi Party, which contested the assembly polls in the five states, including Mizoram.

According to Election Commission’s website at 5:45 pm today, the NOTA votes ranged as high as 2.1 per cent in Chhattisgarh to a low of 0.5 per cent in Mizoram.

AAP’s leadership refrained from commenting on the party’s performance in the elections. However, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the poll results were an indication that the countdown for the end of PM Modi’s rule has begun.

Party leaders said the AAP did not wholeheartedly participate in the polls and the exercise was undertaken to keep the organisation intact in most of the states.

A party leader said the central leadership also did not show interest in other states as it showed in Punjab and Goa in 2017.

“We did not project ourselves as the Congress and the BJP did during the polls. We could not match their resources,” the party leader said.

“In Telangana, we contested to make our presence felt and also for our organisation,” AAP MLA and the party’s Telangana in-charge Somnath Bharti said.

In Rajasthan, the AAP had to sort out its internal squabbles. Last year, the party made rebel leader Kumar Vishwas in-charge of the state. He quit the post, alleging that the leadership was not supporting him. The party’s affairs in Rajasthan were then handed over to Deepak Bajpai.

Source: NDTV

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12 Rajya Sabha MPs suspended for ‘violent behaviour’ in previous Parliament session

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12 Opposite MPs were suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the remainder of the Winter Session because of ‘uncontrollable conduct’ during the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

The authority notice said, “This House takes cognizance and firmly sentences the absolute negligence to the power of the Chair, complete maltreatment of rules of the House steadily accordingly wilfully hindering the matter of House through their exceptional demonstrations of offense, derisive, rowdy and fierce conduct and purposeful assaults on security workforce on the last day of 254th Session of Rajya Sabha for example August 11.”

Rundown OF SUSPENDED MPs

1. Elamaram Kareem (CPM)

2. Phulo Devi Netam (INC)

3. Chhaya Verma (INC)

4. Ripun Bora (INC)

5. Binoy Viswam (CPI)

6. Rajamani Patel (INC)

7. Dola Sen (TMC)

8. Shanta Chhetri (TMC)

9. Syed Nasir Hussain (INC)

10. Priyanka Chaturvedi (Shiv Sena)

11. Anil Desai (Shiv Sena)

12. Akhilesh Prasad Singh (INC)

Because of consistent interruptions and intermissions as the Opposition fought over the Pegasus sneaking around line and the three ranch laws, the Monsoon Session of Parliament finished two days sooner than what was planned for August.

On the last day of the meeting, Opposition MPs purportedly jumped on the authorities’ table, waved dark material and tossed records when the House started a conversation on ranchers’ dissent against new change laws. They likewise purportedly mauled the security staff

Notwithstanding, the Opposition affirmed that their MPs were messed up by the security faculty.

Following this, Rajya Sabha executive Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla had chosen to embrace a definite assessment of such rowdy scenes previously and the future game-plan in such cases.

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Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Congress chief

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Navjot Singh Sindhu who had been appointed President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee on 23rd July had resigned from the party. This incident just took place just before Punjab’s former prime minister Amarinder Singh came on a visit to Delhi. In his letter after resignation he mentioned he might have resigned as a President but he cares about the welfare of the people of Punjab and he will continue to serve Congress.

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“Nothing Political”: Sonu Sood, Arvind Kejriwal Meet For A Delhi Scheme

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Arvind Kejriwal, whose AAP is the majority opposition in Punjab, also did not comment on Mr Sood’s possible entry into politics, and instead stressed his “inspiring” work.

New Delhi: 

Actor Sonu Sood on Friday played down talk of his political debut ahead of Assembly elections in Punjab next year, following speculation that either he or his sister – Malvika Sachar, a well-known social activist in the state’s Moga area – could contest on a Congress ticket.

Mr Sood was interacting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for ‘Desh ke Mentor‘ – a programme to guide students in government-run schools.

‘Sonu Soodji has been agreed to be a brand ambassador of our soon-to-be-launched ‘Desh ke Mentor‘ programme. It is matter of joy for us,” Mr Kejriwal said at the event.

When asked about his potential entry into politics, Sonu Sood told reporters “politics was not discussed… this is a bigger issue than that”.

“There was nothing political… I have always been saying this. Politics was not discussed. This is a bigger issue… I don’t think there can be a bigger issue,” he said, adding, “People always say, ‘If you want to do good work then come to politics …’ It is a wonderful field… but we didn’t discuss.”

Mr Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Party is the majority opposition party in Punjab, also did not comment on Mr Sood’s possible entry into politics, and instead stressed on his “inspiring” work.

“Sonu Sood is an inspiration for the entire nation… Anywhere in the country, if someone is in trouble, (he) contacts and helps them. This is (his) wonder and charisma,” Mr Kejriwal said as he appointed Mr Sood as the brand ambassador for the programme.

The Delhi government’s ‘Education Mentoring Programme’ is part of its ‘Youth for Education’ initiative, and will see over 200 B.Tech, M.Tech and PhD students from the Indira Gandhi Delhi Technological University mentor around 1,000 school students.

The actor took to Twitter to say he is “honoured and humbled” to be the brand ambassador for the programme.

Announcing the programme in May, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is also the Education Minister, said he hoped it would lead the way for more women in science.

“Although our nation is seeing major innovations in every field… these are mostly led by men. The participation of women is abysmal … especially in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects”, he said.

Mr Sood also discussed ‘Pravasi Rojagar‘ – an online job portal he set up to help migrant labourers.

“I was connected with the 7.5 lakh migrants. I had their data… Whenever I sent some home, I used to ask if they were coming back. They told me that they would if they got jobs. They were scared (thinking) parents might stop them from going back to (cities) where they worked,” he explained.

The popular actor helped hundreds of migrant workers (mainly from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh) return home after they were left stranded during last year’s Covid lockdown.

He has also provided financial assistance to around 400 families of migrant workers, and helped people during the oxygen crisis that marked the second wave of infections.

“I’ve decided to help families of the deceased or injured migrants for them to have a secure future. I feel it’s my personal responsibility to support them,” he was quoted by news agency PTI.

 

He even launched a toll-free helpline number to help those who needed assistance.

With input from ANI, PTI

Source: NdTv

 

 

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