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    Randeep Singh Surjewala

    Randeep Singh Surjewala

    Randeep Singh Surjewala is an Indian politician from Haryana and a member of Indian National Congress party. He is an MLA in the Haryana state legislature and a former minister.

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    Rahul pitches for direct help to people instead of loans to deal with coronavirus crisis
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    Rahul pitches for direct help to people instead of loans to deal with coronavirus crisis

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday pitched for providing direct help to people instead of loans to deal with the situation created by coronavirus crisis and said the Centre has not helped the states the way it should have.

    Opposition parties target government, raise 11 demands including direct cash transfer to deal with coronavrius situation
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    Opposition parties target government, raise 11 demands including direct cash transfer to deal with coronavrius situation

    Congress and leaders of 21 other opposition parties on Friday targeted the BJP-led government over its handling of COVID-19 situation, saying "economy has collapsed and all sections of society face acute distress" and raised 11 demands including direct cash transfer of Rs 7,500 per month to all families outside the income tax bracket for six months.

    Don't use force against migrant labourers: Haryana minister
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    Don't use force against migrant labourers: Haryana minister

    Facing flak for baton-charging migrant labourers who were desperate to go home, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Monday ...

    Economically anti-national: Congress slams 'draconian' govt for raising taxes on petrol, diesel
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    Economically anti-national: Congress slams 'draconian' govt for raising taxes on petrol, diesel

    Yet, this draconian government is fleecing 130 crore Indians by raising insurmountable taxes on petrol and diesel," Surjewala said.On May 26, 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed power, the PIB press release of that day reflects that the oil basket price of Indian oil compes was USD 108 or Rs 6,330 which means the oil per litre was costing Rs 39.81," Surjewala.Will Prime Minister Modi and his government explain why oil, that is costing Rs 11.14 per litre in India, is being sold at Rs 71.26 for petrol and Rs 69.39 for diesel," he added.

    Cong poses multiple questions to Centre over lockdown, seeks clarity in fight against COVID-19
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    Cong poses multiple questions to Centre over lockdown, seeks clarity in fight against COVID-19

    The Congress party on Saturday posed a number of questions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government at the Centre regarding the extension of COVID-19 induced lockdown and sought clarity in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.A statement from Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala reads: "Home Ministry issued an order late last evening imposing lockdown 3.0 up till May 17, 2020." "Neither did the Prime Minister come forward nor did he address the nation.What is the thought and policy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the nation?The Congress party asked: "How do you propose to ensure 'jobs and pay protection' for the middle class and salaried people?The Modi government should ensure free travel in stized trains of lakhs of stranded migrant labourers within a period of 15 days.In addition, thereto, 10 kg foodgrains -- wheat or rice, one kg pulses and half kg sugar be given per person per family for sustenance." The Congress party has said that farmer's entire crops be procured at MSP and payment made within 24 hours.The Congress party said that corona testing should be increased multiple times.

    Cong flays Khattar govt for freezing recruitments
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    Cong flays Khattar govt for freezing recruitments

    Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala, here on Monday, criticised Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for freezing recruitments for one year due to coronavirus pandemic.

    Scrap the Rs 30,000 Cr Central Vista, instead of deducting 40% from salaries of frontline warriors, Armed Forces: Surjewala
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    Scrap the Rs 30,000 Cr Central Vista, instead of deducting 40% from salaries of frontline warriors, Armed Forces: Surjewala

    Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala on Monday urged the Centre to scrap the Rs 30,000 crore Central Vista instead of allegedly cutting the salaries of the COVID-19 frontline warriors and others working in government jobs as a contribution to the PM CARES Fund.

    Congress urges Centre to get time limit extended for Indian H1B visa holders in case of layoff
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    Congress urges Centre to get time limit extended for Indian H1B visa holders in case of layoff

    The Congress on Friday said that the sword of H1B visa job termination looms large on the heads of an estimated 75,000 Indians with the United States giving them only a 60-day period to find a new job in case of a layoff and demanded that Prime Minister Modi led government at the Centre should ensure that the limit for Indian holders of the visa is raised to 180 days.

    Suspension of MPLAD fund will undermine role of MPs: Randeep Surjewala
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    Suspension of MPLAD fund will undermine role of MPs: Randeep Surjewala

    Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala on Monday said that the party supports Centre's decision to introduce salary cut to aid COVID-19 relief effort in the country. However, it does not agree with the temporary suspension of Members of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund as it will undermine the role of MPs.

    Cong welcomes cut in MPs' grants, flays MPLAD's suspension
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    Cong welcomes cut in MPs' grants, flays MPLAD's suspension

    The Congress has supported the reduction in allowances of members of Parliament and pensions of ex-MPs for one year by the government to augment funds for the battle against coronavirus, but criticised suspension of MPLAD (local area development) funds as "a huge disservice to the constituents".

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