RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday appeared before a court in Bihar’s Vaishali district through video conferencing in a case in which he is accused of making caste based remarks during the 2015 state assembly elections and of violating model of conduct.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday appeared before a court in Bihar’s Vaishali district through video conferencing in a case in which he is accused of making caste based remarks during the 2015 state assembly elections and of violating model of conduct.
Earlier, the court of additional chief judicial magistrate, Smita Raj, had framed charges against Prasad. On Saturday last, the court had granted him bail.
Launching his election campaign from Raghopur on September 27, 2015, the RJD supremo had described the assembly elections as a direct fight between “the backward castes and forward castes” and gave a call to Yadavs and other backward castes to rally behind the RJD-alliance to defeat BJP-led NDA.
Later, an FIR (first information report) was registered with the Ganga Bridge police station on the basis of the statement of then circle officer, who was deputed as magistrate during the election meeting of the RJD chief for his son and party candidate Tejashwi Yadav in Raghopur.
Yadav’s counsel Shyam Babu Rai said, “My client has denied the allegations. He did not use any such word, which would hurt anyone.”
Main opposition party in Bihar, the Rashtriya Janata Dal, and the Left parties will hold a joint convention on June 5 in Patna to mark the Sampoorna Kranti Diwas and release a report card on the Nitish Kumar government, highlighting its alleged failure in fulfilling its poll promises of generating lakhs of jobs, better law and order and economic growth, party functionaries said. Ruling JD(U)’s state unit president Umesh Singh Kushwaha dismissed the opposition’s move.
Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah and apprised them of the prevailing situation in the state, Raj Bhawan said in a statement. The Election Commission of India is already probing if it amounted to chief minister Hemant Soren, who has been accused of granting a stone chips mining lease to himself near state capital Ranchi holding an “office of profit”, which could invite his disqualification from the assembly membership.
Despite an acute shortage of ambulances being reported from across Maharashtra in the first wave of Covid-19 in 2020, fewer people availed of the state government’s free ambulance service 108. Data from the Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services shows its fleet of 937 ambulances ferried over 9,18,778 patients with various health emergencies in 2020, nearly 12% lower than over one million patients transported in the pre-pandemic year of 2019.
The Pune Municipal Corporation has invited expression of interest (EoI) for handing over 79 community halls in the city. The civic body has erected these community halls mainly in the slum areas )in Bibwewadi, Sahakarnagar, Parvati, Yerawada and others) to executive social programmes and workshops. As many community halls are used for political activities, the PMC planned to hand over these community halls to the various organisations.
As the summer vacations have started, there is a heavy rush of people travelling across the country from Pune, as the Covid restrictions have been eased. But travelling from Pune railway station has become a nightmare for passengers. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, 200 train operations were carried out from the Pune railway station with more than two lakh passengers. The number of train operations reduced due to the pandemic.