Centre to work in tandem with Haryana govt: Naidu
Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the Centre would work shoulder-to-shoulder with the next government in Haryana to put the state on the path of progress.
“I want to thank the people of Haryana for giving full majority to BJP. People supported us because they want the Centre and states to work in tandem.”
Parliamentary affairs minister Naidu attended the party meeting here as central observer in which Karnal MLA ML Khattar was chosen as the next chief minister.
Khattar is likely to take oath on October 26 as the next CM of Haryana, and the first BJP CM in the state.
Naidu said people had full faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and wanted to strengthen his hands.
Hitting out at the Congress, Naidu said that opposition Congress created hurdles in Parliament every time a good law was introduced.He cited this as the reason behind urging the electorate to choose a government in the state which would support the Centre.
He also expressed hope that the people will support the BJP in poll-bound Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir.
“Modi means 3D — Decisive, Development (oriented) and Dedicated. The country is moving forward under his leadership," asserted Naidu.
Over 30 people were feared drowned when a boat carrying 45 people, including 25 women and children, capsized in the Yamuna, in Banda district, on Thursday. Locals said most people were going to celebrate Raksha Bandhan with their siblings. SHO Marka Hemraj said that four people are confirmed dead while 13 managed to swim to safety, while 28 people are still missing. He said around 45 people were on the boat.
Indian actor Jennifer Winget is at the Elephant Conservation & Care Centre, run by wildlife conservation NGO, Wildlife SOS, in Mathura, and will celebrate 'World Elephant Day' there, on Friday. She reached the centre on Thursday. Every year, August 12 is celebrated as World Elephant Day to raise awareness about the world's declining elephant population. Breaking a sweat, Winget helped in creating and distributing enrichments that keep elephants physically and mentally stimulated.
Mumbai The Social Service Branch of the Mumbai police raided four flats in Navi Mumbai and rescued 17 women who were brought to the city from West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh and forced into prostitution. The SSB has arrested nine people of the syndicate and are looking for two main culprits who were running the prostitution racket for several years.
Mumbai Following Hindustan Times reports, the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority has asked City and Industrial Development Corporation, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation and the Thane district administration to submit a report over the proposed auction of a 25,000 square metre plot of land in Nerul. The MCZMA had been instructed earlier this week to probe the matter by the union environment ministry, on the basis of complaints by Navi Mumbai residents.
Arrested Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal on Thursday faced massive sloganeering as a group of protesters surrounded Mr Mondal's while he was being produced in a special CBI court in the cattle smuggling case. Those present at the spot shouted 'chor' (thief), while some waved slippers at him as the TMC leader left the car and made his way to the court with CBI officers.