Wed, Mar 29, 2017 | updated 12:53 PM IST

Raman Singh rebuffs Ajit Jogi's claim of having 'full support' of SCs

Updated: Sep 09, 2016 18:31 IST

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Sept. 9 (ANI): Rejecting Chhattisgarh Janata Congress founder Ajit Jogi's claim that he has got "full support" of the Scheduled Castes in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday said by electing nine of the 10 MLAs and two Members of Parliament, the SC community has made it clear whom they support, and thus, he should introspect over the results of various elections.

"I won't say that the BJP has got the maximum support, but by electing nine of the 10 MLAs and two Members of Parliament, the society has made it clear whom they support, and that is why a person doesn't have right to claim that he has right over all votes. He should introspect over the results of various elections," he said.

When told that Jogi had accused his government of bringing Jogi castes under the Backward Castes' category because the BJP is afraid, the Chief Minister said, "Jogi and Nathjogi, who survived on alms, and live in three-four districts in the state, have been identified in 11 states of the country. So, he (Ajit Joigi) should afraid of it, not me. He first decided which caste he belongs to."

Talking about the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Central Government, he said: "We will have a meeting with the Union Tourism Minister (Mahesh Sharma), and we are preparing a project to make airlines operative in different regions to increase connectivity from Raipur to Jagdalpu and Raipur to Sarjuja."

Asked about the state coming down to second number in the cleanliness ranking, he said, "Our ranking is the best in India and we are working very well in making 'ODF'. I could not understand various yardsticks of cleanliness by we have put excellent work as far as ODF is concerned."

Speaking over the "Mul mantra" (main principle) that he shared with party workers for winning the 2018 elections, Singh said, "The mul mantra is that we need to prepare and connect every worker with government's projects so that people also get connected to those projects automatically."

Singh was interacting with reporters on the sideline of the BJP's SC/ST unit meeting here. (ANI)

Act against anything illegal: Baba Ramdev

Updated: Mar 29, 2017 12:40 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday praised the Uttar Pradesh Government for its decision to close all illegal slaughter house.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday moved the four Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Lok Sabha for consideration.

Full Story >>

Srinagar/New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Condemning the recent Budgam encounter, the National Panthers Party (NPP) on Wednesday criticised Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and ¬said imposing Governor rule appears to be the only option before the administration.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday adjourned the Ganga cleaning matter for tomorrow.

Full Story >>

Centre says no proposal to enhance MPLAD fund

Updated: Mar 29, 2017 12:16 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar.29 (ANI): The Centre has no plans to increase the component of MPLAD fund, Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation D.V.Sadananda Gowda told Shimla Member of Parliament Virender Kashyap recently.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): A special NIA court in Mumbai on Wednesday adjourned the hearing on framing charges against ISIS suspect Arib Majeed till April 13.

Full Story >>

Patna (Bihar) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Dubbing the reports that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may join hands with the NDA as 'impossible and baseless', the Janata Dal (United) on Wednesday said their alliance is strong and is working for Bihar's development.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): A 19-year-old Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) student from Ranchi attempted to commit suicide in wee hours of Wednesday morning by jumping from his hostel premises.

Full Story >>

Anand (Gujarat) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): A case has been registered against the director of Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) after a professor complained of sexual harassment.

Full Story >>

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): A day after Karnataka house panel decided to form rules for media, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said regulating media is not healthy in a democratic setup and requested the Assembly Speaker to relook into his decision.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed the plea of Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India challenging the Election Commission's decision to not allot the common symbol to contest upcoming municipal corporations elections.

Full Story >>

Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): The terrorist who had snatched a rifle from a PSO in Jammu has surrendered before the police in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian.

Full Story >>

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Welcoming the Supreme Court's proposal to mediate on the Ram Temple issue, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinay Katiyar has said the saffron party is ready to end the matter, adding that the construction of the temple here is not any ordinary issue for the Muslim community but a war of ego.

Full Story >>

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): After cancelling his trip to Sri Lanka, superstar Rajinikanth has written a letter to Sri Lankan Tamils thanking them for their love.

Full Story >>

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): The nomination papers for election of the Speaker of new assembly in Uttar Pradesh will be filed today.

Full Story >>

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav was unanimously elected as the leader of Samajwadi Party Vidhan Mandal Dal.

Full Story >>

Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Terrorists opened fire outside the residence of a senior police officer in Khudwani area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam.

Full Story >>

Kapurthala (Punjab) [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): The recovery of some balloons, coins and a white paper carrying some message and a map created quite a panic in Punjab's Kapurthala.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): The Delhi High Court will on Wednesday hear a plea filed by Vodafone India, alleging that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had failed to prohibit Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd's (RJIO) "blatant violation" of tariff orders, directions and regulations by permitting it to continue with its free offers.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): The Delhi High Court will on Wednesday pronounce its order in Swaraj Abhiyan's plea seeking allotment of common symbol to the party to contest the upcoming municipal elections in the national capital.

Full Story >>