TRIPURA: Long-serving BJP leader and MLA from Tripura’s Surma constituency, Ashis Das, on Tuesday had his head shaven for what he claimed as “repentance for the evil deeds” carried out by the state’s BJP party.
Next, he performed a Yagna at Kalighat temple in Kolkata, some few hours away from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s home.
BJP is responsible for violence in Tripura
Given the violent chain of attacks inflicted on the different sectors of the Tripura state, he accused BJP held government responsible and said that the public’s discontentment with the government led him to resign from the party.
“Today I have tonsured my head as penance of the misrule of the BJP government. I have decided to leave the party and time will decide my next step. But the type of anarchy and misrule Tripura has witnessed under the BJP-led regime has moved me and therefore for the past two years, I have been a critic of all these wrong deeds and I have been working for the people beyond the party and politics,” Das affirmed.
Speculation circulates of Das to shortly be joining the Trinamool Congress Party, which has high expectations from Tripura for the upcoming 2023 elections.
Meanwhile, as per NDTV reports, the party is to take disciplinary action against Das.
He has supported Mamata Banerjee in the past, even suggesting she run for Prime Minister, and has been a vocal opponent of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb for the previous two years.
Das also took it to the media to openly criticise PM Modi for allegedly “selling government properties to private properties”, to which the Prime Minister responded, “na khaunga, na khane dunga.”
MEGHALAYA: Meghalaya-for-green economy: Climate Change themed museum to soon be established
Cabinet Minister for Forest & Environment and Power, James Sangma on the day one of
TiE Hyderabad organized event, “TiE Sustainability Summit 2021”, addressed Meghalaya’s potential for Green Economy.
According to satellite data, 76.32% of Meghalaya is forested, making it one the richest state in biodiversity.
Meghalaya also stands as one of the major producers of Pineapples and is looking forward to manufacturing sustainable Pineapple vegan leather besides establishing a Museum to promote climate change and impart climate change as a subject in school curriculum.
The climate change initiative will encourage enlightenment on the topic besides create a culture for climate action and engagement.
ARUNACHAL PRADESH: Statewide rally by the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU)
The Department of Social Justice & Empowerment & Tribal affairs (SJETA) failed to issue a draft on the ST status of children who were born to non-APST fathers and APST mothers.
In response to this failure, the AAPSU or the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union started out on a peaceful march/rally on Tuesday, October 5.
Members from district students’ unions, community organizations and school children came together to join hands with thousands of students from in and out of the Students’ Union; showing their support to the protest, in the state’s capital, Itanagar.
The state rally protesters demanded an “immediate draft of an ordinance on the offspring issue” from the Government.
Hawa Bagang, President of the Union says, “AAPSU demands that a law should be enacted to take stringent action against those officers who issued scheduled tribe (ST) certificates to non-APSTs by illegal means”.
He additionally states, “if anyone raises doubt on an individual’s ST status, it should be verified and cancelled instantly if it is found that the ST certificate has been obtained fraudulently”.
It is also noteworthy that Bagang mentions, “ST should be by birth, not through adoption. Whoever is giving ST certificates to adopted children is against the constitution”, “the law we are demanding to be enacted is for the greater interest of the future of our indigenous people” and, ”if SJETA department fails to come out with a draft by 8 October, the SJETA commissioner should resign on moral ground”.
A draft had earlier been submitted by the Department of SJETA, which the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union had rejected, stating that it did not incorporate the points raised by the union.
ASSAM: Suspended DIG of Assam Police arrested in disproportionate assets case
Rounak Ali Hazarika, a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in the Assam Police, was arrested on Tuesday, October 5 in connection with a disproportionate assets case.
According to Wikipedia, “disproportionate assets is a term used in India to describe a situation where an individual’s net economic assets significantly exceed the assets he or she should possess after accounting for the assets that he or she previously held and all legal sources of income.”
Rounak Ali Hazarika was suspended from the Assam Police as the DIG on July 2021 for having traveled abroad without deriving permission to do so, from the State Government’s Home Department, multiple times since the year 2011.
SP Rosie Kalita said that the international travel history of Hazarika reveals that he had left the country and travelled abroad nine times without permission from a competent authority.
Hazarika was arrested from Rupkonwar Path in the Hengrabari area of Guwahati at his residence on Tuesday, October 5. He was taken in, by Chief Minister’s Special Vigilance Cell’s team, led by Rosie Kalita, the Superintendent of Police (SP).
A case had been registered against Hazarika under Section 13(1)(a)(b)/13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018, says Rajib Saikia CPRO of Assam Police.
He further said, “during the inquiry, it was found that Rounak Ali Hazarika had possessed immovable and movable assets which is disproportionate to his known sources of income during the period from 1992 to 2021”.
The fact that Hazarika incurred expenditure amounting to ₹1,74,12,974 for the education of his children, was found out by the Special Vigilance Cell’s team.
MANIPUR: Vice President inaugurates the ‘Phytopharmaceutical Lab’ in Imphal
‘Phytopharmaceutical Lab’ at the Institute of Bioresources & Sustainable Development (IBSD) is being inaugurated by Vice President M Venkaiah Naiduat Takyelpat in Imphal West on 6th October, 2021 an also praised the commendable work carried out by the institute.
Naidu was received by Manipur Governor and CM Singh and the inauguration was attended by Manipur Governor La Ganesan and Chief Minister N Biren Singh along with his some of his council of ministers.
Development of the North eastern region is given priority and so there are undergoing works for the betterment and success.
NAGALAND: To hold discussions on ‘Naga Political Issue’ Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu will be visiting Nagaland
According to report, to hold major discussions on ‘Naga Political Issue’ and ongoing situation of Nagaland, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu will be arriving on a two-day visit to the state on October 7.
As per information, he will be visiting an exhibition gallery at Pfuchama village, which displays commendable handicraft works of some award winning Self Help Groups and also attended a cultural reception at the State Banquet Hall Chief Minister’s Residential Complex Kohima.
Certain traffic regulations to be followed from October 7-9 has been given by concerned authorities and no heavy vehicles will be allowed within Kohima town from 6 AM to 9 PM.
SIKKIM: Namchi’s Bhaichung Stadium to be opened on 20th October
On October 06, Chief Minister’s Political Secretary Jacob Khaling visited Namchi’s Bhaichung Stadium which will be inaugurated by Vice President M. M Venkaiah Naidu
While visiting the stadium he said,“During my visit, I attended a meeting to take stock of the preparations of the inauguration of Bhaichung Stadium.”
“Today, we visited the site where the Vice President will be welcomed and the main function will be held. The inauguration would’ve been held on May 2021 if the pandemic hadn’t affected the ongoing progress of the construction. It is due to the personal intervention of the Chief Minister that the stadium been completed during such a short span of time,” he added.
MIZORAM: Amid Fresh Violence in Myanmar over 12,000 Refuguess have crossed over into Mizoram: Reports
According to the reports by Mizoram News, the number of people from Myanmar seeking shelter in Mizoram has swelled close to 30,000 with more likely to cross over as the ongoing dispute intensifies in part of Myanmar’s Chin State following a coup
Additionally, as per the sources, over 2,000 people from Myanmar’s Chin State have taken shelter in Mizoram’s Hnahthial district.