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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Congress leader today said Narendra Modi, who "ridiculed" MGNREGA when he took over as Prime Minister in 2014, was "forced to accept" the fact that the ambitious rural job scheme brought in by the previous UPA government played the role of "saviour" of people of the country during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister on Monday asserted that poll-bound West Bengal has made up its mind for 'poriborton' (change). During his second visit to the state this month, Prime Minister also inaugurated the extension of Metro Railway from Noapara to Dakshineswar and flag off the first service on this 4.1 km stretch constructed at a cost of Rs 464 crore.

In a major setback for the Congress party ahead of Assembly election, the Puducherry government today collapsed after CM Naranyanswamy lost vote of confidence, two days after Congress’ K Lakshminarayanan and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) legislator Venkatesan announced their resignations. Chief minister V Narayanasamy-led government had just 12 MLAs and the Opposition’s strength stood at 14 in the 33-member House.

Earlier in the day, the Delhi High Court issued a notice to interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Congress leader on BJP lawmaker Subramanian Swamy's petition challenging the trial court order regarding summoning of documents and witnesses in the Herald case.

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First Published: Mon, February 22 2021. 09:09 IST