BJP Parliamentary Party meeting

  • The BJP Parliamentary Party today honoured Prime Minister Modi and expressed its gratitude for his contribution to the party’s victory in the Lok Sabha elections.
  • PM Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and senior leaders felicitated Working President JP Nadda at the meeting.
  • BJP Working President JP Nadda expressed gratitude to PM Modi and party President Amit Shah on behalf of the Parliamentary party

 

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PM Narendra Modi:

  • The talks with POTUS were wide ranging.
  • We discussed ways to leverage the power of technology, improve defence and security ties as well as issues relating to trade.
  • India stands committed to further deepen economic and cultural relations with USA.
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The Japan-America-India Trilateral was a productive one: PM Modi

  • Today’s meeting of the JAI Trilateral was a productive one.
  • We had extensive discussions on the Indo-Pacific region, improving connectivity and infrastructure development.
  • Grateful to PM Abe Shinzo and President Donal Trump for sharing their views as well

 

 

Met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: PM Modi

  • We reviewed the full range of relations between India and Saudi Arabia.
  • Our talks today will add great strength to bilateral ties between our nations.

 

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  • The BRICS family comes together yet again!
  • Delighted to meet BRICS leaders.
  • Shared my thoughts on the importance of access to energy and energy security, making WTO mechanisms stronger and fighting protectionism and close cooperation to eliminate forces of terror.

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With  leaders during the Summit in Osaka: PM Modi

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Let it be our collective endeavour to make India a five trillion dollar economy: PM Modi

PM Modi’s reply to the motion of thanks on the President’s Address in the Lok Sabha today, Excerpts:

  • The people of India have elected a stable Government. The 2019 Lok Sabha elections show that more than themselves, the people of India are thinking about the good of the nation. This spirit is wonderful.
  • I do not think about elections in terms of who won and who lost. For me, what is satisfying is the opportunity to serve 130 crore Indians and do work that has made a positive difference in the lives of our citizens.
  • We did not divert from our development path, we did not dilute our development agenda. It is important that the country progresses, every Indian is empowered and our nation has modern infrastructure. We believe in public welfare and modern infrastructure.
  • There are some people who feel only a few names contributed to national progress. They only want to hear those few names and ignore the others. We think differently, we feel each and every citizen has worked for India’s progress.
  • Did those in power from 2004 to 2014 ever talk about the good work of Atal JI? Did they ever speak about the good work of Narasimha Rao Ji? In this Lok Sabha debate the same people did not even speak of Manmohan Singh Ji.
  • A few people were constantly asking during the debate- Who did it? Who did it? I want to ask them- today is 25th June. Who imposed the Emergency? Who trampled over the spirit of the Constitution, gagged the media and bullied the judiciary? We can’t forget those dark days.
  • The Honourable President spoke about: 150th Jayanti of Bapu. 75 years of India’s freedom. These are landmark occasions in the history of India.
  • During the freedom struggle, brave women and men died for the nation. This led to Independence. Today, we have to live for the nation and build the India our freedom fighters dreamt of. I urge everyone to observe Gandhi 150 and 75 years of India’s freedom with great vigour.
  • Let it be our collective endeavour to make India a five trillion dollar economy.

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Had a great meeting with Presidents of various political parties: PM Modi

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired a Meeting of Party Presidents of all political parties having representation in Parliament, here today. 21 Party Presidents attended the meeting.

Issues that came up for discussion included:

  • Ways to Improve productivity of Parliament
  • One Country, One Election
  • Building a New India in the 75th year of Independence
  • Programme and commitments to Celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary
  • Development of aspirational Districts

Union Minister for Defence, Shri Rajnath Singh conducted the meeting. The Party Presidents appreciated the initiative of the Prime Minister to convene this meeting and seek their views on these important matters.

Various Party Presidents noted with concern, the frequent adjournments and disruptions in the Houses of Parliament. They observed that this impacts productivity and denies Members the opportunity to express their views on issues of the day. They emphasized that an atmosphere of discussion and dialogue must prevail in Parliament. Participants in the meeting also expressed the hope that approximately half of the members of the 17th Lok Sabha, are first time MPs, who would take this opportunity to carry forward the spirit of constructive dialogue in the House.

On the issue of One Country, One Election, several Party Presidents supported the proposal for simultaneous conduct of elections. Several parties were also of the view that all aspects of this proposal need to be examined carefully. Shri Modi noted that this is not a single party’s agenda, but it is an issue of national importance and the views of all parties would be considered and given due importance. The Prime Minister announced that a committee will be formed to go examine the issue of ‘One Country, One Election’ threadbare, and come up with suggestions in a time-bound manner.

Several parties strongly expressed the view that the new generation must be made aware of the ideals and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, and the 150thbirth anniversary of the Mahatma, is an apt occasion to do so. Parties were also of the view that we can take some firm resolves for the development of the country, on this occasion, and aim to accomplish these goals by 2022, the 75thanniversary of independence.

On the issue of development of aspirational districts, all parties had a constructive view and gave a number of suggestions. Shri Modi said that all State Governments must work in coordination with the Centre to bring the most backward districts in their States at par with the best performing districts. This way the goal of a ‘New India’ would be achieved by 2022, he added.

The Prime Minister thanked the Party Presidents for their participation and constructive suggestions. He said that the next few years represent a historic opportunity, to take the country forward on the path of progress and prosperity.

Other Cabinet Ministers who attended the meeting included, Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah, Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thawar Chand Gehlot, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines, Shri Pralhad Joshi, among others.

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Two-time BJP MP from Rajasthan, Om Birla, unanimously elected New Lok Sabha Speaker

PM Modi in Lok Sabha :

It is a matter of great pride for the House and we all congratulate Om Birla on being unanimously elected as the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. Many MPs know Birla Ji well. He has served in the state of Rajasthan as well.

Shri Om Birla ji has been in public life for years. He began as a student leader and has been serving society since then, without a break.

Personally, I remember working with Shri Om Birla ji the BJP organisation for a long time. Om Ji represents Kota, a place that is mini-India, a land associated with education and learning.

Om Birla ji ‘s life has been devoted to service. I cannot forget how he stayed in Kutch for months when that part of Gujarat was affected by a devastating quake. In the same way, he stayed in Kedarnath for months when there were floods.

One more good thing about Shri Om Birla ji is that he has worked to ensure people do not stay hungry in Kota.

Jan Seva has been the focal point of the politics of Shri Om Birla ji.  He is a compassionate leader who will preside over the sittings of the House.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is greeted at AICC headquarters on his birthday

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’ leader of Congress party in Lok Sabha, felicitates Om Birla, new Lok Sabha Speaker

You are the referee of this House, you should not become a part of the game:
Asaduddin Owaisi while congratulating the newly-elected Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

PM Narendra Modi introduces the members of Union Cabinet in Lok Sabha

This unexpected event is a sweet memory of my life: Vijaysai Reddy  – YSRCP Rajya Sabha MP

After an all-party meeting in Delhi today, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi walked out and saw me waiting in the lobby for Shri YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and said ‘Hi Vijay Garu’ and shook hands with me. This unexpected event is a sweet memory of my life.

 

Telangana Cabinet decides to go in for new buildings for its Assembly and Secretariat : CM KCR

Speaking to the Media on Tuesday, Telagana CM KCR said : 

  • The Assembly complex will have a Central Hall and Chambers for Assembly and Council.
  • The existing Andhra Pradesh Assembly building will be retained in view of its Heritage value.
  • The New buildings will come up in the same palce where the current Secretariat is located.
  • The Bhoomi Puja for the new buildings will be performed on 27th June 2019.
  • The cost of  the Assembly complex is estimated to be Rs 100 crores and the Secretariat complex to be Rs 400 crores.
  • The Telangana cabinet has formed a sub-committee to decide on the demolition of the existing structures of the Secretariat for this purpose.
  • An architectural firm from Chennai has send a proposed design for the complex.

Press Meet Video in Telugu

‘Came across this adorable photo album sent by young Vanisha…’:
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Each year, The Queen hosts a GarterDay luncheon in the Waterloo Chamber at WindsorCastle

Explore the room in this timelapse video from @royalcollectiontrust
Over the past year the huge Waterloo table has undergone a comprehensive French polish, giving it the sheen that you see today. Watch this video to see the preparation undertaken by Palace attendants & footmen the day before the luncheon.

Doing this since the early 90’s!

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A blessed moment from the Guruvayur Temple : PM Modi

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PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Sri Krishna Temple in Guruvayoor, Kerala

The Guruvayur Temple is divine and magnificent. Prayed at this iconic Temple for the progress and prosperity of India : @narendramodi

 

PM Narendra Modi conferred with Maldives’ highest honour accorded to foreign dignitaries

YS Jagan’s Cabinet: Names of Ministers’ and their Portfolios

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AP CM YS Jagan’s first meeting with Govt. Officials at the Secretariat

AP CM YS Jagan commences working from his office at AP Secretariat

At Kalyanapuram in Chennai Harbour Constituency, inaugurated water distribution through a tank. Party District Secretary PK Sekar Babu and other functionaries were present:
Dayanidhi Maran – Chennai Central MP

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Know why practising Ardha Chakrasana is helpful….

 

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Live:
Swearing-in-Ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan

DMK President @mkstalin at YS Jagan swearing-in

YSR Congress Party Chief Y S Jagan takes oath as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

AP CM Y S Jagan announces YSR Pension Scheme

AP CM Y S Jagan announces YSR Pension Scheme for the elderly as the first scheme of the new Govt. and signs the relevant file on stage. The pension amount will be Rs 2250/- for the current yr with gradual enhancement of Rs 250/- per yr over the next 3 years.

DMK President MK Stalin and Telangana CM KCR at a lunch hosted by AP CM YS Jagan

PM Modi visits the National War Memorial in New Delhi

India is proud of all those brave men and women martyred in the line of duty.

Paid tributes to our brave soldiers at the Rashtriya Samar Smarak.

Our Government will leave no stone unturned to safeguard India’s unity and integrity. National security is our priority: PM Modi

PM Modi pays tributes to Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his memorial

We remember beloved Atal Ji every single moment.

He would have been very happy to see BJP get such a great opportunity to serve people. Motivated by Atal Ji’s life and work, we will strive to enhance good governance and transform lives: PM Modi

PM Modi pays tributes at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, New Delhi

Paid tributes to respected Bapu at Rajghat.

This year, we mark the 150th Jayanti of Bapu.

May this special occasion further popularise Bapu’s noble ideals and continue inspiring us to empower the lives of the poor, downtrodden and marginalised: PM Modi

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‘A grateful nation bows to the martyrs of Pulwama’

‘Most Favoured Nation status to Pak stands withdrawn’

The entire opposition will stand together with our jawans and our Govt.: Rahul Gandhi

Former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressed the media.

Congress President Rahul gandhi said: This is a terrible tragedy. This type of violence done against our security forces is absolutely disgusting. The aim of terrorism is to divide this country and we are not going to be divided.

The entire opposition will stand together with our jawans and our Govt.

Former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh said:
As the Congress President put it, today is the day of mourning. Our country has lost close to 40 jawans of the armed forces. Our foremost duty is to convey to the families that we are with them.

The Congress party stands in full support of our jawans and their families. We will do all that is necessary to keep this nation united.

The Cabinet Committee on Security met today at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, Delhi.

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PM Narendra Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express India‘s first semi-high speed train from New Delhi

Addressed thousands of booth level and Shakti Kendra workers of BJP in Vellore and also of three other adjoining constituencies. Exhorted them to work with new energy and enthusiasm to ensure the victory of Narendramodi as Prime Minister again.

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Air Asia honours Rajnikanth

With the entire faculty of the Commerce Department of Stella Maris College, Chennai yesterday. Startled to discover that commerce is the most popular subject in this women’s college, accounting for 1400 of Stella Maris’ 5000 students!: Shashi Tharoor – Congress leader

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Sri Kamakshi Amman Devasthanam – Brahmotsavam – Muthu Chapparam (Pearl mandapam) Utsavam performed this morning Friday – 15 Feb. – day 7 of the Brahmotsavam. Kili (parrot) Vahana Utsavam performed in the evening

 

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‘Their political culture of abusing Modi may give them space in television but the elections are fought on one’s vision for the nation, not slander and attack.’

PM Modi in Tiruppur – Speech Highlights

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  • You all would be happy to know that in the Union Budget, a historic scheme was announced that would safeguard the wellbeing of those brothers and sisters who work in factories, mills, companies, small industries, textile units, houses and farms.
  • This is the Pradhanmatri Shramyogi Maan Dhan Yojna. A regular pension of Rs. 3,000 after the age of 60 years is being ensured for the workers getting less than Rs. 15,000 per month.
  • The work culture of the NDA is different from previous Governments. Those who got the opportunity to rule the nation for years did not bother about India’s defence sector. For them, this sector was only about brokering deals and helping their own set of friends. From the seas to the skies, the Congress has several scams associated with defence. In the process, the party did not allow the modernisation of the defence forces for the long years that they were in power.
  • Why is it that every middleman caught has a link with some Congress leader or the other. Congress also leaves no opportunity to belittle our army.
  • One of their leaders used un-pardonable language for the Army Chief. When our Army went across the borders to do surgical strikes, the Congress questioned that as well.
  • A few days ago, the nation saw with utter disgust a story of how top UPA minister kept pushing a narrative that our Army will do a coup. Every Indian knows that our Army can do no such thing but look at the Congress attitude.

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  • I want to take you back to the UPA time. There was a very wise Minister from Tamil Nadu, you know who I am talking about right- the Recounting Minister The man who thinks all the knowledge in the world resides only in his brains.
  • In his typical arrogance he said- why is the middle class so worried about price rise, they buy such expensive ice cream & mineral water! Mr. Recounting Minister, middle class does not need the taunts by you & the Congress. They have rejected you & will continue to do so.
  • The good work of the NDA Govt has made some people very unhappy. Those who thought power was their divine right, those who thought only they are born to rule are disturbed because here is a Govt that is working. Their unhappiness has turned into desperation and abuse.
  • Whatever question they are asked, their answer has to have the word Modi! They are asked- what is your view towards agriculture welfare, their answer is Modi! They are asked- what is your plan for MSME sector, they say Modi.
  • Their political culture of abusing Modi may give them space in television but the elections are fought on one’s vision for the nation, not slander and attack.
  • You have placed a Government in Delhi that is putting a lock on the corrupt misdeeds of several people. This is exactly how the great K Kamaraj wanted a Government to be run- where there is zero tolerance towards corruption.
  • Earlier, we had heard of a family pack in mobile recharges and ice-creams. Now, it seems there is a family pack for bail too.
  • Those who thought they could never be questioned, who lorded over the nation are now having to give an account for their loot…this is what has changed in India today.
  • Our friends in the Opposition are very funny. They say- Modi government is a failure, Modi has done nothing, Modi is going to be badly defeated but still, they have to form big alliances to defeat Modi.
  • For the first time in India’s history, a Govt has spoken about doubling the income of farmers and that is our Govt. During the Budget, the historic PM Kisan Samman Nidhi was announced under which farmers having under 5 acres of land will be given Rs. 6000 per year as support.
  • The UPA’s poorly thought of waivers come once in ten years, benefit very few farmers and cost the nation Rs. 50 thousand crore The NDA’s PM Kisan Yojana is a yearly benefit and will ensure Rs. 7 lakh 50 thousand crore goes to the bank accounts of the farmers in 10 years.
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For us, social justice is not a mathematical equation, “Plus Here, Minus There”.

Our govt brought the 10% reservation quota for the poor of the general category without altering the existing reservation system in the country:

PM Narendramodi talking about the taunts on Middle Class by the the “Recounting Minister of Tamil Nadu”

 

 

We have heard of family packs in mobile recharges & ice creams. But now there is a family pack for getting a bail too.

Look at the change in India today. Those who thought that they could never be questioned are made to give an account for their loot now:

Rajinikant meets TN CM EPS, invites him for his daughters wedding.

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Makkal Needhi Maiam functionaires meeting to assess the ground level situation ahead of Parliament Elections is being held at the party HQ in Chennai in the presence of Kamal Haasan and other leaders

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I strongly condemn the unnecessary and needless criticism of the DMK by Mr. Kamal Hassan. DMK lead secular allaince that includes Congress will only decide on parties that will be part of the alliance in TN: KS Alagiri – TN Congress President

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The AIADMK has extended the deadline for accepting applications from those seeking party tickets to contest in the Lok Sabha elections. Applications can now be submitted till 5 PM on Thursday 14 February.

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Art of Living teacher Dr. Farnaaz Sharief honoured

Art of Living teacher Dr. Farnaaz Sharief was honoured by HRH the Queen of England & appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire for her services to Mental Health by HRH the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace this week: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Headlines

  • Bharat Ratna conferred on Nanaji Deshmukh (posthumously) Dr Bhupen Hazarika (posthumously) and Pranab Mukherjee

  • Sitting thousands of kilometers away, when I read the list of potential targets in the ICICI case, the thought that crossed my mind was again the same – Instead of focusing primarily on the target, it is a journey to no where (everywhere): Arun Jaitley

  • Makkal Needhi Maiam will honour colleges who enroll all their girl students in the Voters list: Kamal Haasan

  • Supreme Court upholds Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code “in its entirety” : @barandbench

  • ISRO launches student satellite Kalamsat and imaging satellite MicrosatR onboard PSLVC44 from Sriharikota

  • ISRO is open to all students of India. Bring to us your satellites and we will launch it for you. Let’s make India into a science-fairing nation: Dr K Sivan

  • Heartiest congratulations to our space scientists for yet another successful launch of PSLV. With this launch, India also becomes the first country to use the fourth stage of a space rocket as an orbital platform for micro-gravity experiments : PM Modi