Right-wing journalists close to the BJP in Delhi did not have access to the Press Club, but to them the ‘Press Club of India’ seemed to come to JNU. “We were not taken there,” said the senior journalist. These churches want to take over the press club. He has been making such efforts for a number of years, but the Press Club of India has always beaten BJP journalists in the elections by a team of Balance or Left Wing journalists. During the Press Club election campaign last week, Hiriri campaigned against the BJP, against Modi and against the central government. However, the panel of senior journalist Umakant Lakhera was an unprecedented success, electing a total of 21 members on the panel! This year’s press club elections should be called special, it’s really tough, but in this election the struggle of the leftist journalists against the central government has become even more important! Writing journalists are also fighting for the takeover of the Women’s Press Corps, an association of women journalists in Delhi. The central government has also ordered the evacuation of space near the National Media Center. There are suspicions that the Center has deliberately delayed the issuance of accreditation certificates this year and indirectly ‘harassed’ journalists by obstructing the documents. Kashmir Files Director Vivek Agnihotri’s interview was canceled by the Foreign Correspondents Club of Foreign Media Representatives. The BJP has criticized the government for not allowing the use of a ‘press club’ to explain Agnihotri. In fact, after this incident, the propaganda that the BJP would take over the press club gained momentum. The management style of the press club must change. The opposition panel accused the management of left-wing journalists of corruption. However, all the members of the Press Club won the panel.
The Press Club is constantly raising its voice over the strangulation of journalists by the Center in Delhi. Citing the coronation for the past two years, the public has been barred from entering Parliament premises for coverage of parliamentary sessions. The press club was concerned about this. This opposition may have angered the central government. The Press Club is located in the heart of Delhi. It has been alleged that a press club called ‘Central Vista’ has been set up a short distance from the parliament building and is targeting journalists. Left-wing journalists in Delhi are campaigning to send a message to the central government in this year’s Press Club elections.
New castle, new state
Even now, it seems that Chief Minister Arivad Kejriwal has struck a deal with Delhi’s new Deputy Governor Vinod Kumar Saxena. Kejriwal had no previous ties with two deputy governors, Najeeb Jung and Anil Baijal. However, it was not clear at the time who would control Delhi. Kejriwal will have to listen to the new lieutenant governor as the Supreme Court verdict has given the impression of a lieutenant governor i.e. ‘government’. Even before Vinod Kumar’s name was finalized, the names of some ‘veterans’ were the talk of the town. Controversial Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel, former Union Finance Secretary, Home Secretary, former Rajasthan Chief Secretary, former CAG chief Rajiv Maharshi, former Central Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, Delhi Police Commissioner and controversial police officer Rakesh Asthana have all been considered for the post of deputy governor. These government officials are considered to be close to the BJP. The central government needs to be loyal to ‘control’ the Delhi government, which means four of them are wrong. The Modi government has entrusted Vinod Kumar, who served as the chairman of the Khadi and Rural Industries Commission, with confidence to run Delhi.
Still ‘as is’ in Congress
The BJP mocked the “long break” in an interview with former Congress president Rahul Gandhi in London, but the Congress could not face it. Ranjit Surjewala also tweeted in response when the Congress held a media conference and published a pamphlet against the eight-year rule of the Modi government. Non-violence, Gandhianism should not be ridiculed. Have BJP leaders ever lost their father or grandmother in violence? Surjewala said the BJP was unaware of the suffering. In fact, it was thought that the Congress would respond strongly to the BJP’s mischief on social media, but it is true that the Congress has fallen as usual ..! Even there, Congress was portrayed as one step ahead and two steps behind. Ajay Maken says changes are taking place in the party after the Chintan camp in Udaipur. The party will change. However, the Congress has not yet said what the change will be. Leaders who have been in office for many years are still there. Now there is talk of postponing the election of the party president again. Elections for the party presidency are scheduled for August-September after the party elections. Despite this, McCain argued that “the opposition is doing a good job.” That is why it seems that there has not been much change in the Congress after the Chintan camp.
Who is in the Rajya Sabha?
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi has given a place to the Rebels in the party as she has been playing a coordinating role for many years and working together. Kapil Sibal’s departure from the party is also likely to have repercussions. With the Rajya Sabha elections coming up on June 10, almost all the parties have fielded candidates. There is a debate going on in Congress as to whether to give the old ones another chance or bring in new faces. After the end of Ghulam Nabi Azad’s Rajya Sabha tenure, the Congress did not give him a chance. Congress candidate from Himachal Pradesh cannot go to Rajya Sabha but Anand Sharma can be brought to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. And, what happens to Jairam Ramesh? Will they be kept in the institution or sent to Parliament? So, what is giving opportunity to young people? Now all of a sudden the name of Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra also came up for discussion. The Congress can win a single seat from Karnataka. From there Priyanka can go to Rajya Sabha. So, what will be their Uttar Pradesh responsibilities? P. Chidambaram was sent to the Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra and now it is not clear from Tamil Nadu that his role will be from Maharashtra. The DMK is all set to give a seat to the Congress in Tamil Nadu. Two Congress candidates from Rajasthan can definitely win. If Azad and Sharma nominate from there, what will be the situation of Congress candidates in the state? There is also a demand for local candidates for a seat in Maharashtra. At this juncture the Rajya Sabha elections are becoming more difficult for the Congress.
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