chief minister – Jury Team http://juryteam.org/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 17:14:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://juryteam.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-10-120x120.png chief minister – Jury Team http://juryteam.org/ 32 32 Himanta Biswa Sarma is of the view that Congress will not remain a major political party by 2026; ‘limit’ https://juryteam.org/himanta-biswa-sarma-is-of-the-view-that-congress-will-not-remain-a-major-political-party-by-2026-limit/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 17:14:00 +0000 https://juryteam.org/himanta-biswa-sarma-is-of-the-view-that-congress-will-not-remain-a-major-political-party-by-2026-limit/ A day after Congress witnessed a major setback in five states that went to the Assembly polls, Assam’s Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday took a dig at the big old party and said the party would be reduced to a small geographical area by 2026 According to ANI, Sarma said, “I think the […]]]>

A day after Congress witnessed a major setback in five states that went to the Assembly polls, Assam’s Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday took a dig at the big old party and said the party would be reduced to a small geographical area by 2026 According to ANI, Sarma said, “I think the Congress would not remain a big political party by 2026. It would be reduced to a party political district or to a party limited to a small geographical area”.

Himanta Biswa Sarma: “I think Congress will not remain a major political party by 2026”

Notably, the Congress failed to win a single state out of the five states, as the party failed to even retain power in Punjab. Striking further in Congress, Assam’s chief minister said the party had been dismissed as an alternative party to the BJP and had lost its all-India presence.

The former Congressman, who joined the BJP in 2016, said: “Congress had their government in Punjab slipping away from them. Congress also could not come back to power in Uttarakhand where there is a culture policy that the government keeps changing every five years Congress performed poorly in Manipur and Goa compared to its previous elections People rejected Congress as an alternative to BJP Congress became like a small regional party after this election. They no longer have pan-Indian presence. They no longer have appeal across castes and communities. The party has now been restricted to a regional party level.

Hailing the performance of the BJP in the recently concluded assembly elections in which the party returned to power in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Manipur with a clear majority and became the largest party in Goa, Sarma said the party would also win the polls which will also take place this year.

He said: “The BJP’s return to power consecutively in all four states is a record in itself. The election results reflect the confidence that the people of India have in Prime Minister Modi. The BJP will continue to record victories in all the upcoming elections.” The people have rejected the caste political parties. The people began to vote on the basis of development. He added that the country has rejected all dynastic parties.

Speaking about the formation of government in Manipur where the party won 32 seats in the 60-member assembly, Sarma said the party’s parliamentary council would take a decision on the matter. “The NPF extended its support to the BJP and sent the letter of support to the governor. Further decisions on the formation of the government would be taken by the parliamentary council of the party.”

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Nagaland longs for a quick solution to the long-standing Naga political problem https://juryteam.org/nagaland-longs-for-a-quick-solution-to-the-long-standing-naga-political-problem/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 07:50:58 +0000 https://juryteam.org/nagaland-longs-for-a-quick-solution-to-the-long-standing-naga-political-problem/ Kohima: Following a crucial consultative meeting on Wednesday, the state government, along with civil society organizations and tribal bodies, reiterated that the Naga people yearn for a speedy resolution of the long-outstanding political issue. . A resolution adopted stated that “the parties to the negotiations should seriously heed this call and reach a political solution […]]]>

Kohima: Following a crucial consultative meeting on Wednesday, the state government, along with civil society organizations and tribal bodies, reiterated that the Naga people yearn for a speedy resolution of the long-outstanding political issue. .

A resolution adopted stated that “the parties to the negotiations should seriously heed this call and reach a political solution that is honourable, inclusive, transparent and acceptable to the people”.

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No better time than now to find a solution to the Indo-Naga political problem: Rio | MorungExpress https://juryteam.org/no-better-time-than-now-to-find-a-solution-to-the-indo-naga-political-problem-rio-morungexpress/ Sun, 20 Feb 2022 13:48:24 +0000 https://juryteam.org/no-better-time-than-now-to-find-a-solution-to-the-indo-naga-political-problem-rio-morungexpress/ Our correspondentKohima | February 26 Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said today that with regard to the Indo-Naga political issue, he believed that the opposition and the ruling benches were in agreement that a speedy and honorable political solution was the need of the hour. Stating that there have been positive developments in the peace process […]]]>

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Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said today that with regard to the Indo-Naga political issue, he believed that the opposition and the ruling benches were in agreement that a speedy and honorable political solution was the need of the hour.

Stating that there have been positive developments in the peace process which indicate that the Naga issue has hit the right deals in the national political scenario, the CM made this observation: The Naga political movement has traveled far and long, to across several decades, there’s no better time than now to bring it to its logical conclusion with a solution.

Responding to the request of the Leader of the Opposition to enlighten the House on the initiatives of the PDA government on the Indo-Naga political question, Rio thanked the President, the Leader of the Opposition and all the deputies for the reconstitution of the Forum joint lawmakers on the protracted issue.

“I can say with confidence that the unity we have shown on this issue will send the right signal to all sections of the population,” he said.

He argued that time and again it has been emphasized that unity within the Naga family is the only factor that will truly strengthen the peace process and strengthen the process while ensuring that the parties to the Naga negotiations will draw strength and the confidence to conduct the talks. to its logical conclusion.

“We have maintained a consistent position that we will facilitate the peace process and we support the cry of the people for a solution that is honorable and upholds the political rights of the Nagas in a fair and democratic manner, and that is inclusive and acceptable. to the people,” Rio said.

He also affirmed that the report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs which recommended the speedy finalization of the Naga peace agreement is to be welcomed. “These are very positive developments and it shows that the Naga issue has hit the right chords in the national political scenario,” he added.

He further called on all sections of the Nagas to come together in a spirit of unity and unity to create a conducive atmosphere for the peace process, while also calling on the negotiating parties to listen to the voice of the people and to bring the talks to a conclusion. logical conclusion through a democratic process.

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UP The murder of a woman becomes a political issue for Akhilesh Yadav. He says… https://juryteam.org/up-the-murder-of-a-woman-becomes-a-political-issue-for-akhilesh-yadav-he-says/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 14:35:00 +0000 https://juryteam.org/up-the-murder-of-a-woman-becomes-a-political-issue-for-akhilesh-yadav-he-says/ Unnao: The main defendant in this case is the son of a former MP from the Samajwadi party. Unnao: The body of a 22-year-old Dalit woman who went missing two months ago in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh has been found in a grave near an ashram built by a Samajwadi party leader who died four […]]]>

Unnao: The main defendant in this case is the son of a former MP from the Samajwadi party.

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The body of a 22-year-old Dalit woman who went missing two months ago in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh has been found in a grave near an ashram built by a Samajwadi party leader who died four years ago. The politician’s son is the main suspect and he reportedly led the police to the body.

The discovery, in the midst of UP elections, has left Samajwadi leader Akhilesh Yadav under attack from rivals like the BJP and Mayawati.

The young woman’s decomposing body was dug up from empty land near the ashram on behalf of Fateh Bahadur Singh, who was a minister in Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party government in 2012-2017.

His family initially refused to cremate him, demanding swift action against Fateh Bahadur Singh’s son, Rajol Singh, who was arrested last month. They gave in after an assurance from the administration.

“The person they say is from the Samajwadi party died four years ago. The police should explain why it took them so many days to act on the case. We stand with the victim’s family. We are with his mother and her request must be met,” Akhilesh Yadav told ANI news agency.

The woman’s family had named Rajol Singh in a police complaint two months ago. The family says the police failed to act.

The woman disappeared from her home on December 8, 2021. The next day, her mother turned herself in to the police.

On January 24, the mother tried to throw herself in front of Akhilesh Yadav’s convoy in Lucknow.

Chief Samajwadi’s son was arrested the next day after the case came to public attention. He was interrogated a few days ago and that’s when they would have learned where the body was buried. An autopsy revealed multiple wounds on his body.

“We interviewed the accused Rajol Singh in pre-trial detention. After which we recovered the woman’s body on Thursday. The body was buried in the plot near the ashram. We used local intelligence and mobile surveillance to identify where the body was buried,” Unnao Police Supplementary Superintendent Shashi Shekhar Singh said.

Police said the case appeared to be one of a deal gone wrong.

A police inspector was suspended for slowness and a second person was arrested.

The BJP accused Akhilesh Yadav of ignoring the woman’s mother when she showed up in front of his convoy.

“Akhilesh Yadav, the body of a Dalit girl was found on the land of a Samajwadi party leader. You did not listen to the girl’s mother when she was begging in front of your car. You are protecting your party leader. You will protect every crime from Samajwadi party leaders. You will spare no effort to help the accused,” tweeted Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, number two in the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati also targeted the Samajwadi party and demanded action.

“The recovery of the body of a Dalit girl from the field of the SP chief in Unnao district is a very sad and serious matter. The family members already suspected the SP chief of her abduction and murder. The state government should immediately take strict legal action against the culprits to seek justice for the victim’s family,” she tweeted.

The Samajwadi party has emerged as the main challenger to the BJP as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath fights for a second term in the elections. The results of the seven-phase vote will be announced on March 10.

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‍Is the problem of unemployment becoming a “political problem” in Telangana? | #KhabarLive Hyderabad News https://juryteam.org/%e2%80%8dis-the-problem-of-unemployment-becoming-a-political-problem-in-telangana-khabarlive-hyderabad-news/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 14:43:00 +0000 https://juryteam.org/%e2%80%8dis-the-problem-of-unemployment-becoming-a-political-problem-in-telangana-khabarlive-hyderabad-news/ Jhe problem of unemployment continues to be a potent political weapon for opposition parties in any state and Telangana is no exception. In fact, one of the cornerstones of the Telangana movement was ending the unemployment problem for good by emancipating the region from the yoke of the Andhra rulers. But the problem remains where […]]]>

Jhe problem of unemployment continues to be a potent political weapon for opposition parties in any state and Telangana is no exception.

In fact, one of the cornerstones of the Telangana movement was ending the unemployment problem for good by emancipating the region from the yoke of the Andhra rulers. But the problem remains where it was before the bifurcation of the state. Immediately after Telangana was formed, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao pledged to fill 1.07 lakh government jobs.

But of this, only 70,000 were filled. The opposition says at least 1.91 lakh are still vacant in the government. From time to time, whenever the heat is strong, the unemployment benefit carrot is brandished in front of young people.

Recently, Telangana Cabinet Minister KT Rama Rao told the Assembly that no government, whether in India or abroad, can provide government jobs to more than 5% of unemployed youth and that that was why the state was trying to land investment. To call a spade a spade, one has to agree that the BJP, which is pointing an accusing finger at the state government, does not have a stellar employment record all over India. He had promised.

Two million jobs per year, but the reality is far from this figure. The TRS also promised the moon but delivered very little to young people, eager for jobs. With regard to solving the problem, the States and the Center should work hand in hand rather than killing each other.

The issue is too sensitive to be used as a political policy tool as it concerns the future of the country. Since it is impossible to provide government jobs to all unemployed young people, the only solution is to encourage the private sector, which can tap into the very large pool of talent in the country. #KhabarLive #hydnews

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‍Is the problem of unemployment becoming a “political problem” in Telangana? | #KhabarLive Hyderabad News https://juryteam.org/%e2%80%8dis-the-problem-of-unemployment-becoming-a-political-problem-in-telangana-khabarlive-hyderabad-news-3/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://juryteam.org/%e2%80%8dis-the-problem-of-unemployment-becoming-a-political-problem-in-telangana-khabarlive-hyderabad-news-3/ 64 / 100 Jhe problem of unemployment continues to be a potent political weapon for opposition parties in any state and Telangana is no exception. In fact, one of the cornerstones of the Telangana movement was to end the unemployment problem once and for all by emancipating the region from the yoke of the Andhra […]]]>

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Jhe problem of unemployment continues to be a potent political weapon for opposition parties in any state and Telangana is no exception.

In fact, one of the cornerstones of the Telangana movement was to end the unemployment problem once and for all by emancipating the region from the yoke of the Andhra rulers. But the problem remains where it was before the bifurcation of the state. Immediately after Telangana was formed, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao pledged to fill 1.07 lakh government jobs.

But of this, only 70,000 were filled. The opposition says at least 1.91 lakh are still vacant in the government. From time to time, whenever the heat is strong, the unemployment benefit carrot is brandished in front of young people.

Recently, Telangana Cabinet Minister KT Rama Rao told the Assembly that no government, whether in India or abroad, can provide government jobs to more than 5% of unemployed youths and that that was the reason the state was trying to land investment. To call a spade a spade, one has to agree that the BJP, which is pointing an accusing finger at the state government, does not have a stellar employment record all over India. He had promised.

Two million jobs per year, but the reality is far from this figure. The TRS also promised the moon but delivered very little to young people, eager for jobs. With regard to solving the problem, the States and the Center should work hand in hand rather than killing each other.

The issue is too sensitive to be used as a political policy tool as it concerns the future of the country. Since it is impossible to provide government jobs to all unemployed young people, the only solution is to encourage the private sector, which can tap into the very large pool of talent in the country. #KhabarLive #hydnews

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‍Is the problem of unemployment becoming a “political problem” in Telangana? | #KhabarLive Hyderabad News https://juryteam.org/%e2%80%8dis-the-problem-of-unemployment-becoming-a-political-problem-in-telangana-khabarlive-hyderabad-news-2/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://juryteam.org/%e2%80%8dis-the-problem-of-unemployment-becoming-a-political-problem-in-telangana-khabarlive-hyderabad-news-2/ 64 / 100 Jhe problem of unemployment continues to be a potent political weapon for opposition parties in any state and Telangana is no exception. In fact, one of the cornerstones of the Telangana movement was ending the unemployment problem for good by emancipating the region from the yoke of the Andhra rulers. But the […]]]>

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Jhe problem of unemployment continues to be a potent political weapon for opposition parties in any state and Telangana is no exception.

In fact, one of the cornerstones of the Telangana movement was ending the unemployment problem for good by emancipating the region from the yoke of the Andhra rulers. But the problem remains where it was before the bifurcation of the state. Immediately after Telangana was formed, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao pledged to fill 1.07 lakh government jobs.

But of this, only 70,000 were filled. The opposition says at least 1.91 lakh are still vacant in the government. From time to time, whenever the heat is strong, the unemployment benefit carrot is brandished in front of young people.

Recently, Telangana Cabinet Minister KT Rama Rao told the Assembly that no government, whether in India or abroad, can provide government jobs to more than 5% of unemployed youth and that that was why the state was trying to land investment. To call a spade a spade, one has to agree that the BJP, which is pointing an accusing finger at the state government, does not have a stellar employment record all over India. He had promised.

Two million jobs per year, but the reality is far from this figure. The TRS also promised the moon but delivered very little to young people, eager for jobs. With regard to solving the problem, the States and the Center should work hand in hand rather than killing each other.

The issue is too sensitive to be used as a political policy tool as it concerns the future of the country. Since it is impossible to provide government jobs to all unemployed young people, the only solution is to encourage the private sector, which can tap into the very large pool of talent in the country. #KhabarLive #hydnews

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The AAP has made education a political issue. Competition will force others to take it seriously https://juryteam.org/the-aap-has-made-education-a-political-issue-competition-will-force-others-to-take-it-seriously/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 04:16:21 +0000 https://juryteam.org/the-aap-has-made-education-a-political-issue-competition-will-force-others-to-take-it-seriously/ EEducation has never been an election issue in India. The promise of public schools was an afterthought in the manifestos, if at all, they found a place. Yet the promise of “free, high-quality education for all” is one of Arvind Kejriwal’s key guarantees in Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, four of the five states […]]]>

EEducation has never been an election issue in India. The promise of public schools was an afterthought in the manifestos, if at all, they found a place. Yet the promise of “free, high-quality education for all” is one of Arvind Kejriwal’s key guarantees in Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, four of the five states under ballot. The persistence of the Aam Aadmi party with this discourse reflects the emergence of a new education voter who has been meticulously cultivated by the party over the years. This is a remarkable policy innovation with exciting implications for the state of public schools in India.

Politically speaking, the AAP’s decision to make education a feature of its “Delhi model” was a major gamble. Education is not a political issue for a very good reason. It is what development economists would call a relatively “invisible” public good. Research has shown that a “visibility effect” drives political parties to focus their public spending on areas that have short-term but visible results. The impact of investments in education can take more than a decade to become measurable. Governments with five-year terms tend not to think beyond that. The benefits of education are so diffuse that it can be difficult for politicians to appropriate these achievements.


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Educational Reform: Previous Attempts

I am not saying that educational reforms have never happened in India in the past. India made significant progress in schooling in the 1990s and early 2000s, taking inspiration from (and sometimes compelling) the United Nations Millennium Development Goals initiative. The midday meal program paid off after a slow and frustrating journey that culminated in a legal battle. It was only after the Supreme Court intervened that all Indian states were forced to provide midday meals. Reforms have taken place, but they have rarely been led by political parties.

An example of a weak and superficial policy push in the education sector is the UPA’s Right to Education (RTE) Act. Admittedly, the RTE presented a bold promise of change, but was not followed by an implementation plan. Congress had several state governments in the country at the time. If he had wished, he could have led the pack by deploying the various interventions of RTE in a thoughtful and prudent manner.

Education projects succeed in silos when individual state actors such as education bureaucrats, district commissioners, principals or teachers inject their personal enthusiasm and drive, but are rarely able to grow or grow. maintain due to lack of political will. It also means that, on the whole, parents who send their children to public schools in India have no hope of reform. Public schools have become schools of last resort for those who cannot afford private education.


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The ideological choice

For all these reasons and more, there was immense skepticism about the potential of education as a political issue. When I was working on the School Reform Bill, I was the AAP spokesperson representing the party in the evening debates. In private conversations, journalists and opposition party spokespersons would be amused by the AAP’s focus on schools. Some even joked that the party was in danger of becoming an education-focused nonprofit instead of a political organization. The AAP has already put in place a winning formula of welfare programs providing cheap electricity and water – so why is the AAP putting so many eggs in the basket? education? The choice was not so much political as ideological.

Political scientist Ben Ansell calls public spending on universal primary education “the sharpest tip of progressive redistribution”. Investing taxpayers’ money in public schools is the most effective transfer of wealth from rich to poor. By allocating 25% of the state budget to education, the AAP signaled that it was making every effort for progressive redistribution. Propelled by this unprecedented injection of resources, the reforms took off.

But for the AAP’s bet on education to pay off, the reforms that succeeded in delivering better education were not enough. It was essential that the party create a strong association in the minds of voters between voting for the AAP and better schools. To achieve this, overtly political scaffolding has been added to the efforts of the Delhi government – ​​without politicizing the content shown to children. The vision articulated by management was clear from day one: to make education a political issue. In February 2020, when the party won its third election in Delhi, Education Minister Manish Sisodia said, “I had a dream five years ago…I wish an election in our country would have happened. stand on the issue of education. Today, I am happy that this dream has come true.


Read also : Sidhu says Congress ‘could surprise CM’s face’, talks about ‘character crisis’ in Punjab


Execution

The AAP deployed significant political capital to make this a reality. The party cadre was invited to participate to help cement the government’s efforts. State capacity on the ground was invigorated by young and old AAP volunteers, who had found a meaningful project to engage in. The government placed advertisements in newspapers, television, and radio inviting parents to parent-teacher meetings; party cadres mobilized parents and convinced them to attend. The government has empowered School Management Committees (SMCs) to hold schools accountable to parents; party cadres enforced it through influence of the local AAP MP and sometimes by directly alerting the Minister of Education of violations.

Every stakeholder was publicly celebrated. The results of Classes X and XII were announced to the public by the Minister of Education at major press conferences. Photos of successful students were posted on billboards, newspaper advertisements. The inaugurations of swimming pools, hockey fields, auditoriums, new classrooms have all been marked by billboards in the school district announcing the arrival of a new and improved public school. The state teacher award ceremonies were held on a large scale of Bollywood awards nights. The remarkable achievements of students, teachers, parents and civil servants were regularly celebrated with dinners at the Chief Minister’s residence as a sign of government recognition.


Read also : Why AAP stands to lose most as farmers decide to go solo in Punjab polls


From Delhi to Punjab

Delhi’s public schools are dominated by children from the most marginalized sections of society: the urban poor, daily wage earners, first-generation learners, Dalits, Muslims and migrants from across the country. Many Delhi teachers are also migrants from other states. All those who became partners of the AAP government in education reforms have now become party ambassadors.

In states where the AAP is fighting elections, the party has found that stories of education reforms in Delhi have found their own organic life through word of mouth. In Goa, when Arvind Kejriwal went door-to-door this week, voters in Goa were seen sharing with him that they had heard about schools in Delhi. In an opinion piece in ThePrint, veteran journalist Chander Suta Dogra writes: “A significant portion of Punjab’s Dalits, whose children fill the state’s dilapidated public schools, are particularly hopeful that an AAP government might be good for their children.

The party certainly seems to be able to take advantage of its education policy. But what are the implications of this politicization for the education sector itself? Sooner or later, political competition will force all parties to take education seriously. In Uganda, universal primary education became a reality when a politician promised it in an election and delivered on that promise. A paper that investigated this phenomenon found that in a competitive democratic environment where education becomes an issue, public spending on education increases.

We can already see signs of this happening in Delhi. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) runs Delhi’s municipal schools (different from state public schools). Although their overall quality remains poor, they have reluctantly adopted some of the Delhi government’s reforms like mega parent-teacher meetings and Mission Buniyaad, a major educational intervention.

Education officials from all Indian states have started to rely on the Delhi Department of Education for guidance. Delhi regularly hosts delegations of amazed education officials. Education ministers from several states and all parties have visited schools in Delhi to understand the reforms.

The price parents pay to educate their children has increased dramatically over the past decade. India’s demographic distribution is such that the sheer size of the community of parents with school-going children has grown rapidly. The AAP has the advantage of being the first among this broad electoral base, in particular because it has become the first party to appeal to them politically. In a politics dominated by cynical calculations of castes and religious coalitions, this is a welcome departure.

Akshay Marathe was a member of the AAP government education task force and is currently studying public policy at Harvard University. Views are personal.

(Edited by Anurag Chaubey)

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INDIA Missionaries of Charity bank accounts become a political issue in India https://juryteam.org/india-missionaries-of-charity-bank-accounts-become-a-political-issue-in-india/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://juryteam.org/india-missionaries-of-charity-bank-accounts-become-a-political-issue-in-india/ On tweet, a “shocked” West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, denounces the freezing of the sisters’ bank accounts because of the consequences for the poor. India’s Home Minister responded that although the sisters’ application to renew their registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act was not approved, they can continue to operate until December 31. […]]]>

On tweet, a “shocked” West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, denounces the freezing of the sisters’ bank accounts because of the consequences for the poor. India’s Home Minister responded that although the sisters’ application to renew their registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act was not approved, they can continue to operate until December 31. The Sisters have suspended their accounts pending a resolution of the issue.

Kolkata (AsiaNews) – The bank accounts of the Missionaries of Charity, the Sisters of Mother Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkata), are at the center of a political row in India.

This morning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted that “The Union Ministry has FREEZED ALL BANK ACCOUNTS of Missionaries of Charity of Mother Teresa in India” on Christmas Day.

Ms Banerjee, considered one of the most influential opponents of Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wrote that she was “shocked” by the decision, which left “22,000 patients and staff”. [. . .] without food or medicine.

Later that evening, the Union Home Office issued a statement clarifying the matter. He noted that the Missionaries of Charity’s application to renew their registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) had not been approved on December 25.

The legislation, which regulates foreign contributions to Indian charities, was tightened in 2020 by the Modi government, creating difficulties for many international organizations operating in India.

In its press release, the ministry specifies that the accounts of the Sisters of Charity have not been frozen, but that “unspecified negative entries have been noted”; in the meantime, the existing registration will remain in place until December 31, 2021.

As a precaution, the Missionaries of Charity have decided to suspend their accounts until the matter is resolved.

More broadly, Catholic charities face growing obstacles amid accusations by Hindu nationalists against Catholic organizations allegedly involved in “conversions”.

The issue of bank accounts follows an investigation launched almost three weeks ago in Gujarat against an orphanage run by the Missionaries of Charity, following a visit by an official of the National Commission for the Protection of Children’s Rights (NCPCR).

The charge in this case was that of forcing the girls of the establishment to “convert”, a charge which the Sisters of Mother Teresa categorically deny.

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Farmer unions announce political party https://juryteam.org/farmer-unions-announce-political-party/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 15:40:52 +0000 https://juryteam.org/farmer-unions-announce-political-party/ 22 farmers’ unions, which were part of the SKM to protest against 3 contested agricultural laws, announced to form a political front “Samyukta Samaj Morcha” to contest the legislative elections of 2022 in Punjab on the 117 seats 22 farmers’ unions launch a political party, to run for all seats As much as 22 Punjab […]]]>


22 farmers’ unions, which were part of the SKM to protest against 3 contested agricultural laws, announced to form a political front “Samyukta Samaj Morcha” to contest the legislative elections of 2022 in Punjab on the 117 seats

22 farmers’ unions launch a political party, to run for all seats

As much as 22 Punjab farmers unions were formed ‘Samyukt Samaj Morcha‘to challenge the next one Punjab Assembly polls. All 22 unions were part of Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) to protest against three disputed agricultural laws.

The party will contest on all 117 seats in the Punjab and they announced Balbir Singh Rajewal like the face of the chief minister. Rajewal clarified that they have no s no alliance with any political party, not even the AAP. However, Rajewal has not ruled out any future possibilities.

Rajewal told media here they are doing so at the behest of the public. “Some unions are against but will not oppose it,” he said.

Rajewal further added, “The inhabitants of the villages and towns were agitated because they thought that the functioning of the dominant parties was not clean and transparent. Corruption has swallowed them up. “This is why we have now decided to take the electoral plunge and give clean and transparent government to the people of Punjab.

Ten other state-owned unions belonging to Samyukt Kisan Morcha have refuse be part of the political front. They understood the Union Krantikari Kisan (Darshan Pal), the BKU Krantikari (Surjit Phool) and the BKU Sidhupur (Jagjit Dallewal). They spoke out clearly against contesting the elections and said the farmers’ struggle is still a long way to go as the fight was only postponed after the Union government repealed all three farm laws. .

Responding to the announcement of the political front, the peasant leader Friend of Darshan said: “Most of the demands from farmers like the MSP (Minimum Support Price) have not yet been accepted. By launching the political front, the farmers’ movement could be weakened.

He said the SKM was formed for a more important goal and he suggested that farm leaders should not do an injustice to farmers by entering politics.

“Each union has the right to do its own decisions. We have won the trust of farmers across the country and will not go into politics, ”Pal added.

Earlier this month, the president of BKU (Haryana) Gurnam Singh Chaduni announced its political formation, the Samyukta Sangharsh party, claiming that the party will fight in the upcoming elections in Punjab.

[With Inputs from IANS]

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