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Rajasthan to receive 1,917 cusecs of water from Yamuna Water Agreement: Ghanshyam Tiwari

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Rajasthan to get 1,917 cusecs of water from Yamuna Water Agreement: Ghanshyam Tiwari

Jaipur, Feb 29 (IANS) BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Ghanshyam Tiwari slammed the Congress for spreading misinformation regarding the Yamuna Water Agreement. Tiwari accused the Congress of stalling important projects like the ERCP and the Yamuna Water Agreement, while the BJP government has worked towards their implementation. Tiwari criticized Rajasthan Congress President Govind Singh Dotasra for misleading the people.

In a press conference, Dotasra had accused the BJP government of making false claims about the ERCP water agreement and the Yamuna Water Agreement. He highlighted that an agreement was reached in 1994 regarding the distribution of water from the Yamuna among five states, including Rajasthan. However, he mentioned that Rajasthan’s share of water has been a contentious issue with Haryana not giving NOC to the state.

Tiwari rebutted these claims by stating that Rajasthan will indeed receive its allocated 1,917 cusecs of water from the Yamuna Water Agreement. He emphasized PM Modi’s assurance and the commitment to fulfilling the agreement. Tiwari mentioned that under the double-engine government, a DPR will be prepared within four months to supply water to specific districts. Additionally, he mentioned the construction of dams as per the state government’s agreement.

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The Water Resources Minister, Suresh Rawat, highlighted that the earlier agreement only promised 0.6 cusecs of water to Rajasthan, whereas now the state will receive 1,917 cusecs of water. Rawat credited the efficient leadership of PM Modi, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, and Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma for this development. Rawat expressed that this agreement will benefit the people of Shekhawati region by providing water for both drinking and irrigation purposes.

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Jaunpur’s Battle: Two Former Ministers and a Mafia Don’s Wife Enter the Fray

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Battle for Jaunpur: Two ex-ministers and a don’s wife in the fray

Jaunpur Lok Sabha seat has become a center of attention with unexpected twists in the upcoming elections. Sreekala Reddy Singh, wife of former mafia don and MP Dhananjay Singh, will now compete on BSP’s symbol after her husband’s conviction in a kidnapping case. BJP’s Kripa Shankar Singh and SP’s Babu Singh Kushwaha were the main contenders until now.

Dhananjay Singh’s influence in Jaunpur could play a significant role as he had won in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls. The Thakur vote might split between Dhananjay Singh and Kripa Shankar Singh. With Sreekala Reddy Singh’s entry, equations have been disrupted, adding an interesting element to the election dynamics.

In a constituency known for its ‘imarti’ sweet and Chameli oil, Jaunpur faces challenges of neglect and lack of employment opportunities. Sreekala Reddy Singh, asserting her connection to the constituency, states, “Jaunpur will contest the election for me. I am their daughter-in-law and will do as the people of this constituency say.”

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While Kripa Shankar Singh expresses confidence in BJP’s performance under PM Modi and CM Yogi, Babu Singh Kushwaha is relying on the support of OBCs, especially the Nishad votes in the region. The election in Jaunpur, scheduled for the sixth phase on May 25, is expected to be a closely watched contest with shifting political equations in play.

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BJP’s Vamsha Tilak nominated as candidate for Secunderabad Cantonment by-election

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Vamsha Tilak is BJP candidate for Secunderabad Cantonment by-election

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced Dr T. N. Vamsha Tilak as its candidate for the upcoming by-election in Secunderabad Cantonment Assembly constituency. The by-election is scheduled to take place on May 13, along with the Lok Sabha polls, after the seat fell vacant following the untimely death of MLA Lasya Nanditha in a road accident.

Nanditha, who was elected in November 2023, passed away in February 2024, leading the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) to nominate her sister Nivedita as their candidate. With the main opposition party aiming to leverage the sympathy garnered post Nanditha’s demise, the election is expected to be closely contested.

Nanditha’s victory in 2023 saw her defeat BJP’s Narayanan Sri Ganesh by a notable margin of 17,169 votes. Sri Ganesh, who has since joined the Congress party, has been named as the Congress candidate for the upcoming by-election. The contest between Tilak, Nivedita, and Sri Ganesh is set to be a crucial one in the political landscape of Secunderabad Cantonment.

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Small fire erupts in Home Ministry office at North Block

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Minor fire breaks out in Home Ministry office in North Block

A fire broke out in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) office in the North Block on Tuesday morning but was quickly brought under control by the fire department. The blaze reportedly started on the second floor at IC Division.

According to the Delhi Fire Service (DFS), the fire was reported at 9.22 a.m. and seven fire tenders were deployed to the scene. By 9.35 a.m., the flames were extinguished, averting a major disaster in the government building.

The fire reportedly originated in a Xerox machine, computers, and some documents within the office. Fortunately, no injuries were reported in the incident. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the authorities.

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This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of fire safety measures in all workplaces, especially in government offices where sensitive documents and equipment are stored. It also highlights the swift response and efficiency of the fire department in handling such emergencies.

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