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February 2020 Edition of Power Politics is updated.
Issue:Feb' 2020


“Congress misleading people”

V.P. Prabhakar

Manohar Lal Khattar Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) are in the interest of the country. Addressing a press conference, he said that the Congress Party is misleading the people on these issues by staging protest in the country.
Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh are constitutional Muslim countries. There Muslims are not oppressed in the name of religion. Benefit in this Act has been given to minority communities like Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian.
The Chief Minister said that on September 26, 1947, Mahatma Gandhi had openly said in a meeting at Ghaseda village in Nuh district that "Hindus and Sikhs living in Pakistan can come, if they do not want to reside there."
He said that this is not the first time when the citizenship is being given to the refugees. In 1971, then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi gave citizenship of India to people from Bangladesh.

He said that the Central Government is committed to protect the linguistic, cultural and social interests of the North Eastern states. The provisions for amendment of the law would not apply to the tribal areas of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram or Tripura.

Referring to the National Population Register, he said that the opposition is spreading false information about NPR. We all know that census takes place after 10 years in the country. At the time of census, various information is collected to know the economic, social, educational status of all the families. These are private information and are recorded in the National Population Register. This information is never made public. This information is used in the formulation of policies and implementation of public welfare schemes and programs.

He said that opposition parties are also doing vote bank politics on the National Register of Citizens (NRC). If we do not implement NRC in India and do not issue national identity card to the citizens, the entry of intruders would become easier.

Hindi in Haryana

The Haryana Cabinet, on January 3, 2020, approved the proposal of bringing an amendment of Haryana Official Language Act, 1969 to get Hindi language authorised as the language for the purposes of proceedings, any judgment, decree or orders passed or made by the Courts and Tribunals subordinate to High Court of Punjab and Haryana.

Atal tunnel

On the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on December 25, 2019, Prime Minister Narender Modi said the Rohtang Tunnel, which will connect Manali in Himachal Pradesh with Leh, Ladakh and Jammu- Kashmir, would be known as Atal Tunnel.

Senior journalist passes awaay

Radhe Shyam Sharma Radhe Shyam Sharma, former editor of a leading Hindi daily, breathed his last in Panchkula on December 27.He was 87 and had been unwell for some time. Sharma was the founder Vice-Chancellor of Makhan Lal Chaturvedi University and visiting professor of journalism in various universities. He had written several books and received several awards and honours on journalism.