949886-CM-Making-Mockery-Of-Farmers-Plight-In-HisCongress leader and former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia was on Tuesday arrested along with some party leaders while on way to Mandsaur to visit the families of the farmers killed in firing, police said.

Superintendent of Police Manoj Singh said Scindia was arrested along with Congress MP Kantilal Bhuria and other party leaders at Dadar checkpoint in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh.

Congress sources said Scindia was heading from Ujjain along with his supporters but they were stopped before Mandsaur.

A clash later broke out between Scindia's supporters and the policemen on duty.

"Section 144 has been imposed in Mandsaur and, therefore, this makes it absolutely clear there is no peace there. I want to go alone but still the police are not permitting me", Scindia told media prior to his arrest.

"The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister ended his fast claiming that peace has returned to the region. But this makes it clear there is no peace there and Chouhan's fast was a pretense", breathe added.

Earlier today, Patidar quota stir leader Hardik Patel was detained in Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh while he was on his way to Mandsaur.

Patel, who had arrived in Udaipur yesterday, left for Mandsaur today morning but was stopped in Neemuch by the police. He was detailed brief period and was let off soon.

The Mandsaur-Neemuch region, about 300 km from Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal, became the nerve center of the storm of farmer distress, as protests over low prices for crops and heavy farm debts started on June 1 and snowballed into a widespread agitation.

In Mandsaur, curfew was imposed after the Six farmers were killed in two incidents of police firing during the protest on June 6.

News Source: India TV

Posted On Wednesday, 14 June 2017 05:06

GujaratSchoolBag-kDJC--621x414LiveMintAkhilesh Yadav may have lost power in Uttar Pradesh, but he can claim that he is ruling the roost in BJP-ruled Gujarat’s Chhota Udepur.

For some 12,000 school bags distributed in government run primary schools in this tribal-dominated district bear the picture of the Samajwadi Party leader.

The state education department has ordered an inquiry into how these bags ended up in Gujarat.

The school bags came with stickers of school enrolment drive of Gujarat government. However, beneath these stickers is a picture of a smiling Akhilesh Yadav.

The bags were distributed to students under the state government’s Shala Praveshotsav programme, an annual drive to enrol students in class 1.

That they have Akhilesh’s picture was first discovered by teachers at a school in Vasedi village when the stickers reading Jilla Panchayat Shala Praveshotsav came off.

District panchayat had procured 12,000 of these bags through an e-tender from a Surat-based company, said the district primary education officer Mahesh Prajapati.

Minister of state for education Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said an inquiry will be conducted and “action will be taken” against those responsible for this goof-up.

The bags were apparently manufactured for distribution in Uttar Pradesh when the Samajwadi Party was in power. Opposition Congress took this opportunity to take a swipe at the BJP government.

“Instead of providing teachers, the government is distributing recycled bags of a former UP government by carrying out this drama of Shala Praveshotsav. It shows how serious the government is towards education,” Gujarat Congress spokesman Manish Doshi said.

News Source: LiveMint News

Posted On Wednesday, 14 June 2017 04:48

22dec gjmGorkha Janamukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung today said he is in constant touch with the Centre and is hopeful that its ally the BJP will consider its demand for a separate Gorkhaland compassionately.

"I am constantly in touch with the central government and various ministers. I am very hopeful that they will understand our pain and struggle and will consider our demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland.

"The government at the Centre is our ally and they will surely consider our demand compassionately", Gurung said.
The BJP, he said, has always been in favour of small states.

The GJM chief slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for calling in the Army to control the situation in the hills and advised her to stay out as "the people of Darjeeling are well-equipped to take care of themselves".

"My advice to Mamata Banerjee is please stay away from the hills. We don't need your charity. The people of the hills will not accept the TMC's hegemony," he said.

Hitting out at the chief minister for calling in the Army to control the situation in the hills, Gurung said, "Mamata Banerjee is just pursuing opportunist politics. In December last year, she had accused the Army of trying to attempt a military coup. She can do anything for the sake of cheap politics.

"We are not like her. We respect the Indian Army. Every year hundreds of youth from the hills join the Indian Army",he said.

The Army was deployed in restive Darjeeling town on June 8 after the GJM supporters clashed with the police, damaged police vehicles and set some of them ablaze as Banerjee held a cabinet meeting at the Raj Bhawan there.

The GJM had also tried to march to the venue of the meeting.

Gurung accused police of letting loose "a reign of terror" on the people of the hills.

"The police are going to every household and threatening the people by saying don't listen to the GJM or we will give false cases against you. Is this the way you treat the people of the hills?" he said.
News Source: TheNewIndianExpress

Posted On Tuesday, 13 June 2017 10:43
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