New Delhi,18/08/18:Navjot Singh Sidhu’s Pakistan visit for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Imran Khan has not gone well with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The BJP launched a scathing attack on the Congress party for this and said that the former cricketer’s visit was “no less than a crime”.
A Congress member and cabinet minister in Punjab government went to Pakistan for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Imran Khan. It is no less than a crime, said BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra addressing a presser.
Patra also criticized Sidhu for sitting next to President of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) Masood Khan and hugging Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Navjot Singh Sidhu is not just an individual but also a member of a political party and a cabinet minister in the Punjab government. The Congress needs to answer some serious questions in this regard, he claimed.
Patra also demanded Congress President Rahul Gandhi to answer whether he granted permission to Navjot Sidhu to go to Pakistan or not?
Earlier today, Sidhu attended the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad and later addressed the media.
New Delhi,18/08/18:Amid the heavy criticism from various corners for the alleged lack of support by the Central Government to the flood-hit Kerala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited Kochi to take stock of the flood aftermath in the state.
He also announced an interim relief package of Rs 500 crores to the state. But, to a major disappointment from AICC,National president Rahul Gandhi to the people of Kerala, the PM Modi, did not declare the worst flood in Kerala in a century as a national disaster.
New Delhi,17/08/18:Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was cremated with full state honours at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal on the banks of river Yamuna in Delhi today.
The late politician’s adopted daughter Namita Kaul Bhattacharya lit the funeral pyre and the BJP stalwart was given a gun salute.
Earlier the mortal remain of Vajpayee was shifted from his residence to the BJP headquarters this morning, where scores of politicians paid tribute to the late leader through the day.
Later his body was brought to Smriti Sthal amid lakhs of mourners with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah walking beside the flower decked gun carriage.
Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on Thursday evening after battling with prolonged illness at AIIMS, New Delhi. He was 93. He is survived by his adopted daughter Namita Kaul Bhattacharya.
“KABHEE ALVITAA NAA KAHENA” (!!!).
New Delhi,17/08/18:Lakhs of mourners were by the side of late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cortege from the BJP’s headquarters for Rashtriya Smriti Sthal for the last rites of the poet-politician.
People from across the country gathered outside the BJP headquarters and hundreds lined up inside to pay tribute to the three time prime minister.
Many more jostled and some clambered on trees to capture the moment on their mobile phones when he was carried in a flower decked gun carriage through the streets of Delhi towards his final resting place.
Earlier in the day, the mortal remains of Vajpayee were taken to BJP headquarters from his residence on the 6A Krishna Menon Marg in the national capital.
Amid chants of ‘Atal Bihari Amar Rahe’, Vajpayee’s mortal remains of Vajpayee, who passed away last evening, reached the BJP headquarters on Pt Deen Dayal Updadhyay Marg around 11:15 am.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party chief Amit Shah and several union ministers paid their last respects to Atal Bihari Vajpayee both at his house and the party headquarters.
While flower petals were showered by thousands of people en-route the Rashtriya Smriti Sthal, leaders from other political parties too turned up en-masse to bid him goodbye.
Reacting to Vajpayee’s demise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I have no words, I am filled with emotions right now. Our respected Atal ji is no more. Every moment of his life he had dedicated to the nation.”
The top Congress leadership condoled the demise of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today with party chief Rahul Gandhi saying India had lost a great son who will be missed.
It is learnt that Vajpayee’s son-in-law Ranjan Bhattacharya would perform the last rites.
Vajpayee,93, passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here last evening after a prolonged illness.
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar,16/08/18:The Statesman and ‘Bharat Ratna’, Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away in AIIMS at 5.05 pm after a prolonged treatment in AIIMS for last 61 days. The whole country mourns on his sad demise which was confirmed by a bulletin by AIIMS media protocol department. He was remained ill for some time and had been shifted to AIIMS on 12th June, 2018. He was undergoing treatment und3er a panel of experienced doctors at AIIMS and after a strong effort his health condition didn’t improve and finally he breathed his last this evening. All senior leaders across all parties had visited the ailing Ex Prime Minister since yesterday including Narendra Modi, PM of India. Narendra Modi visited him in AIIMS two times in 24 hours. He was born on 25 December, 1924. He became the Prime Minister three times, first in 1996 for 13 days then in 1998 to 1999 for 11 months and finally in 1999 to 2004. He had been the Member of Parliament for 40 long years and elected the Lok Sabha for 10 times and to Rajya Sabha for twice. He was very popular in political and literary field and honored for his statesmanship and poetry he wrote ispired many. He was conferred the highest civilian award ‘Bhara Ratna’ in 2014. He was born in Gwalior and his mother was Krishna Devi and father was Krishna Bihari Vajpayee. He had graduated from Gwallior Victoria College and done post graduation in Political Science from DAV College, Kanpur. He was a RSS member for long years and became Pracharak of RSS subsequently. Many CMs of India visited him today including Naveen Patnaik, CM of Odisha. Many important events happened in his tenure and one among many was Nuclear Tests in Pokhran-II. He tried to develop good relationship between Pakistan and India and initiated Delhi-Lahore bus service where he himself sat and visted Pakistan. The important move was Kargil war to throw infiltrators from Kargil area and launched the war in Kargil against Pakistan which was won by India and it lasted for three months. A stalwart like him will remain in minds of every countryman in India as well as people who love him and residing outside India. The schedule for last rites will be declared soon.
New Delhi,16/08/18:Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who has been admitted for the last nine weeks at AIIMS, Delhi, is on life support system. His health has worsened since Tuesday and is critical, an official statement by AIIMS said late on Wednesday evening.
93-year-old Mr Vajpayee was admitted to the hospital on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, chest congestion and urine output on the lower side.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited AIIMS Wednesday evening to enquire about the condition of the former prime minister.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu ,BJP National President Amit Shah,Union Minster Ppiyus Goel and Ms Smurti Irani visited to AIIMS to meet the former Prime Minister today.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was thrice elected the prime minister between 1996 and 1999 and is the only non-Congress Prime Minister to complete the full term of five years, from 1999 to 2004. As his health deteriorated, he had slowly withdrawn himself from public life and was confined to his residence for years.
Encourage body-donation by giving state-honours to only those who opt for body-donation after death like done by Somnath ChatterjeeTuesday, 14 August 2018 12:00 Written by odishabarta
New Delhi,14/08/18:It refers to body-donation of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chaterjee, a man of ideals and principles, after his death on 13.08.2018 to a Kolkata hospital for medical-research. This phenomenon needs to be popularised amongst masses by making rule that state-honour to any departed leader or celebrity would be given only if he or she donates usable parts like eyes etc to needy ones, and rest of body for medical-research. Since people generally follow leaders and celebrities, aspect will soon be popularised amongst masses once it is made compulsory to get state-honours after death.
It is noteworthy that Somnath Chatterjee stuck to his ideals from childhood till death when despite his being son of renowned Hindu Mahasabha leader, he preferred communism. His family rightly refused after-death honour by CPI-M because Somnath Chatterjee was insulted by his party through his expulsion from the party after he declined to resign from post of Speaker following withdrawal of support by CPI-M to the UPA government as the principled leader rightly considered post of Lok Sabha Speaker to be above party-politics.
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New Delhi,13/08/18:Somanath Chatterjee the former Lok Sabha speaker breathed his last on Monday at the age of 89. Chatterjee was admitted to hospital in Kolkata following a heart attack on Sunday morning and was put on ventilator support. It is reported that he was also suffering from kidney ailments.
Chatterjee’s was earlier in June admitted to the hospital after he suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. He was released from the hospital but re-admitted on Saturday.
89-year-old Chatterjee had been associated with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and served as the speaker of Lok Sabha from 2004 to 2009 during the UPA rule.
Elected as Member of Parliament (MP) ten times, Chatterjee is also one of the longest-serving parliamentarians. He was first elected in 1971 as an independent candidate after which, he joined CPI-M.
Chief Minister of Odisha Mr Naveen Patnaik condoles death of Somnath Chatterjee.In his tweeter Patnaik quoted “I was shocked and extremely sad to learn the passing away of Shri Chattarjee a stalwart parliamentarian, popular amongst people and one of greatest Speaker of Lok Sabha.A huge loss to the Indian democracy”.