Friday, December 5, 2014

BJP Protests too Much

Parliament: BJP leaders sing hymns, pray for 'wisdom' to Congress

Dec 5, 2014 16:52 IST
New Delhi: In an unusual protest, five Union Ministers on Friday joined BJP MPs in singing hyms before Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament complex praying for "wisdom" to Congress members who have paralysed Rajya Sabha over Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's remarks.
Union Ministers Sadananda Gowda, Ananth Kumar, Thawar Chand Gehlot, Ram Vilas Paswan and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi besides a number of party MPs held a "prayer meeting" before Gandhi's statue, singing Gandhi's favourite hymn 'ram dhun', minutes after Congress members vacated the spot after holding a protest.
Representational image. PTI
Representational image. PTI
"Raghupati raghav raja ram, Congress ko sanmati de Bhagwaan," the Ministers sang, while backing their colleague Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti whose controversial remarks have sparked off a major row with opposition stalling the Rajya Sabha for the fourth day in a row.
Protesting against repeated disruptions in Rajya Sabha by Congress members who are insisting on the Minister's sack despite the Prime Minister's statement, the NDA Ministers hit out at the Congress for not setting the matter to rest despite the Prime Minister making a statement in the House disapproving the remarks.
"We have gathered here before Mahatma Gandhi to pray for wisdom to the protesting Congress and other opposition members and help allow smooth functioning of Rajya Sabha. We hope better sense prevails upon Congress and other members," Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.
"This is height of arrogance of the Congress. It is going back on its words as they first wanted the Prime Minister to speak on the issue and when he has done so, they are still continuing to disrupt the Upper House," Naqvi said.
He added that the Congress was taking out the frustration of its loss in the polls in the Upper House and not allowing it to function.
A number of BJP MPs including former Union Ministers Satyanaray Jatiya and C P Thakur, besides Vinay Katiyar, Vijay Goel, Tarun Vijay, R Ramakrishna, V P Singh and Bimla Kashyap Sood, gathered around the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament soon after the Upper House was adjourned following opposition uproar soon after it met for the day.
Earlier, some Congress members led by Rahul Gandhi held a protest outside Parliament House by wearing black bands on their mouths over the controversial comments made by Sadhvi.

BJP to hold nation-wide protests against scams in UPA

May 1, 2013 20:22 IST
New Delhi: After cornering the government in Parliament on corruption during the Budget session, BJP will now take to the streets on May 4 and 5 by holding country-wide programmes and demonstrations to "expose" the scams and graft in the UPA dispensation.
These protests will be organised to unmask "misuse of constitutional institutions to cover-up scams, corruption and sins of the Congress", BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters here.
BJP_flags_AFPThough several senior partymen will lead the march on May 4 and 5, names of L K Advani, party chief Rajnath Singh, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, her Rajya Sabha counterpart Arun Jaitley and BJP Chief Ministers are not there in the list of leaders.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whose resignation BJP has been demanding in Parliament for his alleged role in the coal scam, will be the prime target of the party, he said.
"The Prime Minister has become the guardian of sins and Congress a caucus of corruption. Every corruption, scam and loot of public money is being done under the guardianship of the Prime Minister by the Congress with impunity," Naqvi said.
He alleged that all loots and scams have the consent of Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh.
But these corrupt acts of the government have now been exposed, the BJP leader claimed.
"The country is under a heavy debt burden of Rs 20.6 lakh crore. The economist Prime Minister has proved to be a debt specialist," he said.
Several scams, loot of public money and hoarding of black money have impacted the Indian economy, Naqvi said.

BJP holds protest rally at Kargil against LAHDC, UPA

Excelsior Correspondent

BJP activists protesting at Kargil on Tuesday.
BJP activists protesting at Kargil on Tuesday.
KARGIL, Jan 28: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kargil unit today organized a massive protest rally here against Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil and Congress led UPA Government at Centre.
The main issues highlighted in the rally included power crisis, unavailability of ration, delay in AN 32 courier service and the recent remarks made by CEC Kargil on the eve of Republic Day in his speech.
The protest rally started from BJP’s district unit office Poyen and it passed through main bazaar and culminated at Lal Chowk. A large number of protestors holding Party flags were shouting slogans against LAHDC and UPA Government at Centre for their failure in fulfilling the basic needs of the people.
Addressing the rally at Lal Chowk, Mohammed Subhan Jaffary accused the LAHDC Kargil for shortage of food supplies at the ration stores of the district, irregular power supply, non functioning of courier services. He blamed the Union Government led  by Congress of always discriminating with people of Kargil and said it will only end after the new Government led by Narendra Modi assumes office at Centre.
He said Mr Modi is fully aware of the problems being faced by the people of Kargil.
Criticizing the speech of CEC Kargil, Haji Asgar Ali Karbalai on the occasion of Republic Day regarding the achievements of present Council, he said the construction of 200 bedded hospital and ANMT school, international ice hockey ring and indoor stadium, construction of youth hostel, upgradation and macadamization of New Bus Stand  and many more projects costing crores of rupees were already sanctioned to the district during ex CEC, Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan. But unfortunately Karbalai is taking the credit to gain vote in the upcoming LS and Assembly elections by misleading the people, Jaffary added.

Delhi BJP protests against UPA's Food Security Programme

New Delhi, Aug 20 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party's Delhi Unit staged a protest here on Tuesday against the Food Security Programme launched by Congress President Sonia Gandhi and the rising prices of onions and other vegetables.
Delhi BJP President Vijay Goel lashed out at the ruling government for a delayed decision on such an important issue.
"The BJP is of the view that this Food Security Bill for the poor should have been passed five years back if not ten years. If the Bill is to be passed as an Ordinance only then why could it not have been done earlier," he said.
Several party workers raised slogans against the Food Security Programme outside the Talkatora Stadium in Central Delhi where the UPA's 'ambitious' scheme was launched on late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's 69th birth anniversary.
The police later used water canons to disperse the protestors, who grew restless during the demonstration.
Earlier in the day, Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit flagged of the Food Security scheme at a function at the Talkotara Stadium here.
Launching this scheme in Delhi, Gandhi said the Central Government will ensure that the right people get the benefits and that there are no flaws in the distribution process.
Gandhi said the nation still has people who don't get food to eat, and added that children suffer from malnutrition.
"We have to be responsible for lives of the poor and that is why the Food Security Bill was introduced. So, now we have legally ensured food for the poor of the country," she added.
The UPA chairperson further said that this scheme was the dream of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi that is taking shape today.
Chief Minister Dikshit on her part said that the identified beneficiaries will get highly subsidised foodgrains from the 1st of next month. Initially, 32 lakh people of vulnerable sections will be covered and later it will be extended to around 73 lakh people.
Haryana and Uttarakhand have also rolled out the Food Security programme on the occasion of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's 69th birth Anniversary.
The National Food Security Bill is a historic initiative for ensuring food and nutritional security to the people. It gives a right to the people to receive adequate quantity of foodgrains at affordable prices.
The Bill has a special focus on nutritional support to the poorest of the poor , women and children. In case of non-supply of foodgrains, the deprived will get a food security allowance.
The Bill also provides for grievance redressal mechanism and penalty for non -compliance by a public servant or authority.
Under the plan, the government will sell subsidised wheat and rice to 67 percent of its 1.2 billion population. (ANI)

BJP to hold nationwide protests against UPA govt

IANS  New Delhi, April 28, 2013
First Published: 13:35 IST(28/4/2013) | Last Updated: 13:38 IST(28/4/2013)

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would hold nationwide protests May 4-5 against the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government over irregularities in coal blocks and 2G spectrum allocations, the party announced on Sunday.

"BJP has decided to take the fight against corruption from parliament to the people of the country. The party will organise massive protests and dharnas in all state capitals on May 4 and 5," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar told reporters in New Delhi.
He said the party would continue to raise the issues in parliament as well.
"We will continue to fight against massive corruption of the Congress regime and its shameless cover-up," he said.
The BJP has been demanding law minister Ashwani Kumar's resignation for vetting a CBI affidavit on the coal blocks allocation which was meant only for the Supreme Court. The demand has been rejected by the government.
The opposition party also sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation after former telecom minister A Raja alleged that the prime minister was in the loop while decisions were taken regarding allocation of the 2G spectrum.

 May 23, 2013 at 04:43pm IST

Delhi: BJP activists protest against UPA at Janpath


New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday protested against the Congress-led UPA government and its policies in New Delhi. Members of BJP Yuva Morcha under the leadership of Anurag Thakur protested and shouted slogans at Janpath against the UPA. The Delhi Police tried to stop the protests and used water cannons on the BJP activists.
They were stopped by the police from marching to the Congress headquarters who also put up barricades to disrupt their protests. Thakur and about 100 BJP activists were taken into custody, but later let off.
On Wednesday the BJP had termed the UPA's report card as a "non-report card" that hid all the scams and revealed only what was convenient to the ruling dispensation. The Opposition party also lashed out at the UPA for "blaming it for its own failures".
Delhi: BJP activists protest against UPA at Janpath
The Delhi Police tried to stop the protests and used water cannons on the BJP activists.
"The UPA's report card is a non report card. It hides all the scams and reveals only the convenient. More importantly, Congress is now blaming BJP for its own failures," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said. Reacting to the Congress' criticism of BJP stalling passage of important legislations like the Food Security Bill, he said BJP has already enacted first Food Security Act in Chhattisgarh which is more inclusive than the UPA proposal.
"We want to ask why UPA did not bring this bill for the last nine years and waited for so long," he wondered on the long delay in bringing the Food Security Bill and then blaming the Opposition party for stalling it.
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had come down heavily on BJP for disrupting Parliament proceedings and preventing crucial legislations from being passed.
"I cannot hide my deep sense of disappointment over the manner in which Parliamentary proceedings have been disrupted by the principal Opposition party," Gandhi said at a function to mark four years of UPA-II rule.
"We are disappointed that we have not been able to get crucial legislations enacted entirely because of this obstructionist approach (of BJP)," she said. Gandhi also made a "fervent plea" to the NDA and other Opposition parties to come together and clear the passage of the Food Security and the Land Acquisition bills, saying these were "non-partisan" issues affecting the lives of millions of people.
(With additional information from PTI)

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