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Farmers holding a protest on a rail track in Punjab’s Sangrur district on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Farmers in Punjab, Haryana intensify protests against farm bills; Oppn parties take to streets, too

Hindustan Times, Amritsar/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 11:46 AM IST
Railways take steam out of farmers’ rail blockade plan in Punjab by cancelling 28 trains from Amritsar and Ferozepur stations from 6am on Thursday
Congress leader Anand Sharma, while speaking during the motion of thanks to the President’s address, asked, “If the foundation was laid in 2014, then which foundation was laid on August 15, 1947, when the Father of the Nation was there, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Maulana Azad, BR Ambedkar were alive?”(PTI)
Congress leader Anand Sharma, while speaking during the motion of thanks to the President’s address, asked, “If the foundation was laid in 2014, then which foundation was laid on August 15, 1947, when the Father of the Nation was there, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Maulana Azad, BR Ambedkar were alive?”(PTI)

Oppn parties slam BJP over Nehru, jobs, water crisis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2019 01:20 AM IST
Bahujan Samaj Party’s Veer Singh criticised the government for the high unemployment rate. Abdul Wahab of the Indian Union Muslim League claimed BJP leaders had invented a new branch of engineering known as “election engineering”.
Representatives of 21 opposition parties may meet Election Commission (EC) officials on Tuesday to make a host of demands including “tracking” of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and extensive use of voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT).(PTI file photo)
Representatives of 21 opposition parties may meet Election Commission (EC) officials on Tuesday to make a host of demands including “tracking” of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and extensive use of voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT).(PTI file photo)

21 Oppn parties to meet poll panel in Delhi today to demand ‘EVM tracking’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 09:38 AM IST
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, Naidu, Yechury, Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Ahmed Patel along with representatives of other parties were expected to be part of the meeting before the results come out on May 23.
Banerjee wrote a letter to the EC, claiming the flow of events raised “strong doubts” over its functioning and ability to conduct free and fair polls in the state.
Banerjee wrote a letter to the EC, claiming the flow of events raised “strong doubts” over its functioning and ability to conduct free and fair polls in the state.

Oppn parties join hands against EC, allege bias

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2019 12:37 AM IST
While West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee claimed the transfers were ordered at the behest of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress alleged that the commission had written a “love letter” to Adityanath for his “insult” to the Indian Army.
Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had pulled out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in March last year over its unmet demand for the special category status to Andhra Pradesh after its bifurcation.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had pulled out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in March last year over its unmet demand for the special category status to Andhra Pradesh after its bifurcation.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

‘PM Modi not following raj dharma’, says Chandrababu, begins fast seeking special status for Andhra

Hindustan Times, Vijayawada | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 10:25 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu began his 12-hour fast at Andhra Bhavan in Delhi on Monday, shifting the scene of his crusade for a special category status for his state to the national capital.
DMK chief Stalin endorsed during an event in Chennai to unveil the statue of his father, the late M Karunanidhi.(AP Photo)
DMK chief Stalin endorsed during an event in Chennai to unveil the statue of his father, the late M Karunanidhi.(AP Photo)

Best to pick PM face after polls: Oppn parties after Stalin endorses Rahul Gandhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 11:57 PM IST
“There is a broad agreement among all Opposition parties that the issue of PM will be decided after the poll,” Trinamool Congress’s Rajya Sabha floor leader Derek O’Brien said.
BJP president Amit Shah, who launched a two-day tour of Odisha on Wednesday, said at a public meeting in Kalahandi district that nobody has the audacity to change the provisions for reservation in the Constitution written by Babasaheb Ambedkar.(PTI File)
BJP president Amit Shah, who launched a two-day tour of Odisha on Wednesday, said at a public meeting in Kalahandi district that nobody has the audacity to change the provisions for reservation in the Constitution written by Babasaheb Ambedkar.(PTI File)

Amit Shah slams oppn parties for backing Bharat Bandh, says BJP all for reservations

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 08:12 PM IST
The BJP president alleged that anti-social elements were spreading rumours on the social media that the saffron party wants to end the quota system.
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