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Major News and Events of 19 April 2015

What Happened on 19 April 2015

Congress President Sonia Gandhi blames Modi govt in Kisan rally

Addressing a Kisan Rally at the Ram Lila ground on the Outskirt of Old Delhi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said that voice of farming community can never be suppressed and in case any effort to do so is carried out then it will be countered with full force by her party. She also said that the Congress may be out of power at this time but it will fight for the farmers. In a direct attack on PM Narendra Modi she said unseasonal rain has damaged the crops but Modi government has done nothing, also the compensation given is very less.

Congress launches website to counter BJP Govt over land acquisition bill

Congress has launched a website "Zameen Wapsi", both in Hindi and English to provide information on the land acquisition bill and to counter the BJP's move in this regard. As per Congress leader Jairam Ramesh the site will act as a grievance redress forum where people can ask for information or share their grievances.

PM Modi has centralised all powers – AAP leader Ashutosh

The Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh while addressing a programme said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has centralised all powers which is holding leaders to take any decision independently. He added that people voted for BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha election as they had to chose between Congress and BJP whereas in Delhi election they voted for the AAP instead of BJP.

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley appeals to make coal greener

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley requested the international community to generate "greener technologies" for delivering "clean coal". He added that clean coal is required to control climate change and damage. Jaitley also said that India is committed to tackle climate change problem, but richer partners must devote their resources to develop clean technologies.

PM Modi lists out initiatives taken by BJP in 11 months

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a workshop "Garib Kalyan Yojnaye" listed out all the initiatives taken by his government in the period of 11 months. This has been done to counter the Congress Kisan rally. He called his government pro-poor and also talked about about the success of different schemes and pro-poor welfare programmes like 'Jan Dhan Yojana', 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao', 'Swachh Bharat' and LPG subsidy.

Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare defeated Philippines in Fed Cup Group I

No. 1 Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare defeated Katharina Lehnert and Anna Clarice Patrimonio with 6-3, 6-3 in the Federation Cup at the SAAP Tennis Complex on Saturday. The duo were tailing in the beginning but then Sania took over and guided Prarthana. After the victory Sania said that it is great to help your country to go to Group I.

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