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Have audio proof against Rakesh Singh: BJP leader held in drugs case

Indian Express 25 Feb 2021
Goswami also clarified that she has not levelled allegations against senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya and other party leaders ... Rakesh Singh, West Bengal state committee member of the BJP and convenor of the party’s basti (slum) cell, was arrested on Tuesday after Goswami accused him of hatching a conspiracy to frame her in the drugs case.
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AP: Welfare schemes plank for civic polls

The Times of India 23 Feb 2021
VIJAYAWADA. Political parties in the state are looking to battle out the upcoming municipal elections based on the performance of the government’s welfare schemes ... “Our government is fulfilling all promises given in the manifesto ... Meanwhile, Left parties and the Jana Sena have taken up problems faced by slum residents. Download ... City. .
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Pamela Goswami drugs case: Bengal BJP leader Rakesh Singh arrested

Indian Express 23 Feb 2021
THE KOLKATA POLICE Tuesday arrested Rakesh Singh, West Bengal state committee member of the BJP and convenor of the party’s basti (slum) cell, from Galsi in Purba Burdwan district in connection with a case in which 23-year-old Pamela Goswami, one of the state secretaries of the BJP Yuva Morcha, was arrested for allegedly possessing 76 gm of heroin.
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Corporators plan awareness drives in PMC areas

The Times of India 21 Feb 2021
The heads of the local units of political parties have also told their workers to be alert ... We have strictly asked party members to wear masks,” Mulik said. State Congress vice-president Ramesh Bagwe said party cadre would visit slum pockets to draft an action plan for awareness.
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Corporators plan awareness drives to contain spread in PMC areas

The Times of India 21 Feb 2021
The heads of the local units of political parties have also told their workers to be alert ... We have strictly asked party members to wear masks,” Mulik said. State Congress vice-president Ramesh Bagwe said party cadre would visit slum pockets to draft an action plan for awareness.
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Future generations bill sounds 'namby pamby' but it's start, says Lord Bird

BBC News 20 Feb 2021
'Former slum-boy' ... In 2015, he became a member of the House of Lords - a remarkable achievement for a self-described "former-slum boy" and "illiterate lout" ... Lord Bird says he did not want to join the Conservative Party just to become its mayoral candidate.
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Tempers run high as slum board officials try to evict squatters

Deccan Herald 11 Feb 2021
Tension gripped Agrahara Dasarahalli, off Magadi Road, on Thursday when officials from the Karnataka Slum Board Development Board tried to evict 17 families staying illegally in houses built by the board ... On Thursday, slum board officials and the local police arrived at the building to evict families that were staying illegally ... slum dwellers.
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Fee to use public toilets: AAP, BJP spar over SDMC scheme

The Times of India 10 Feb 2021
Aam Aadmi Party functionary Durgesh Pathak on Tuesday said the BJP-led has decided to impose Rs 5 per for the toilets under their jurisdiction and stated that the decision will devastate the lives of slum dwellers. Slamming over it, called it an anti-poor political party ...
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AAP calls BJP ‘anti-poor’ as MCDs impose r₹r5 charge for using public toilets

Hindustan Times 09 Feb 2021
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led municipal corporation’s decision to impose ₹5 charge on the usage of public toilets was “anti-poor” as thousands of slum residents in the city are dependent on public toilets.
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Rajya Sabha passes bill to protect unauthorised colonies in Delhi

Indian Express 09 Feb 2021
Slum dwellers being rehabilitated to pay Rs 1.4 lakh per flat ... Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh said that as informed in the house 40 lakh people live in slums ... He said there can be a beginning of a solution if the government adopts the United Nation’s target given to developing nations to set up cities without slums.
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BJP candidates’ list spurs protests across Ahm

The Times of India 06 Feb 2021
The office in was swamped by protesters throughout the day on Friday, as the party’s workers demanded that several candidates be changed for the forthcoming local body polls ... I K Jadeja and the party’s city president had a tough time handling the protests ... The party’s officials ...
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Lotus candidates’ list spurs protests across city

The Times of India 05 Feb 2021
The BJP office in Khanpur was swamped by protesters throughout the day on Friday, as the party’s workers demanded that several candidates be changed for the forthcoming local body polls ... BJP leader I K Jadeja and the party’s city president Jagdish Panchal had a tough time handling the protests.
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Year after Northeast Delhi riots, BJP plans ‘rath yatra’ in district to collect Ram Mandir donations

Indian Express 22 Jan 2021
Delhi BJP general secretary Kuljeet Chehal, who is looking after the fund collection drive, said several leaders and businessmen have started contributing already and the party will reach out to every section — be it industrialists or those living in slums.
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