A day after Rahul Gandhi attacked the "pro-corporate" policies of the NDA government, BJP on Thursday hit back at the Congress vice president, saying it was the Manmohan Singh government "led by Sonia Gandhi" that favoured corporates and paved way for big scams, including 2G and coal.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is still learning politics, adding that his recent diatribes against the government are an attempt to ensure that he remains relevant.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said India's prestige in the international arena has risen "dramatically" in the last one year, catapulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the top leaders of the world.
Accusing the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government of not "extending relief" to the farmers hit by recent unprecedented rains and hailstorms, RLD chief Ajit Singh on Wednesday demanded their "loans be waived off" and they should be compensated at the rate of Rs 25,000 per hectare.
Maharashtra government on Tuesday decided to bring down the crop loss percentage, which is crucial in awarding compensation to farmers whose crop is hit by natural calamities, to 33 per cent from existing 50 per cent.
Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh on Wednesday suggested Union minister and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal to better pose her questions on farmers' plight to her father-in-law and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal instead of criticising Rahul Gandhi for his visit to Punjab.
A 47-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance in Vijaygarh village of the district apparently over not getting compensation for his crop which suffered an extensive damage in unseasonal rains and hailstorm, police said on Monday.
A plea, highlighting plight of farmers whose crops have been hit by calamities and extreme weather conditions, has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre to formulate a national plan for disaster management.