India Politics

India Politics

Modi realised worth of Muslims after by-poll drubbing: Goa Congress

Panaji : Has Prime Minister Narendra Modi realised the worth of Indian Muslims only after the bashing the BJP took in the recently concluded by-polls, Urfan Mulla, a Congress spokesperson and the head of the state Urdu Academy asked Friday.

"Modi has realised this now, what Indian Muslims are about, after the drubbing received by the party in by-polls," Mulla said, on a day when Modi in an interview to CNN, said that Indian Muslims will not pander to the Al Qaeda and that "Indian Muslims will live for India, they will die for India - they will not want anything bad for India".

Bypolls: BJP to petition EC on SP leader's bogus voting

Lucknow : The BJP Friday accused a senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader of Uttar Pradesh of bogus voting in the assembly bypolls and said it will petition the Election Commission (EC) over it.

Referring to pictures of Samajwadi Party's Moradabad district president Iqram Qureshi in local papers with the indelible voting ink on his index finger, suggesting he voted in the Thakurdwara assembly polls held Sep 16, BJP's state spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said he should explain the mark.

Delhi MLAs' funds for Kashmir relief okayed - but not before LG hiccup

New Delhi : Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Friday finally acceded to an AAP request for releasing MLALAD funds for providing relief to flood-hit victims of Jammu and Kashmir -- but not before initial reluctance which was ultimately overcome after umpteen files had been consulted, administration sources revealed.

A week ago on Sep 12, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had approached Jung to sanction the release of Rs.20 lakh from the MLA local area development fund of each of its 27 legislators so that it could be sent to flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir for helping the affected people there.


सेना-भाजपा का गठबंधन सबसे कमज़ोर दौर में, सीटों पर स्थिति स्पष्ट नहीं

By TCN News,

महाराष्ट्र में विधानसभा सीटों के बंटवारे को लेकर जारी तनाव के कारण भाजपा-शिवसेना का पच्चीस साल पुराना गठबंधन बेहद कमज़ोर दौर में पहुंच गया है. शिवसेना के तेवर यदि गर्म हैं तो भाजपा भी तनाव की स्थिति में है. इस बीच एक और कोशिश करते हुए भाजपा ने सीट बंटवारे का नया फॉर्मूला पेश किया है, जिसमें वह 135 के बजाय 128 सीटों की मांग पर आ गई है.

Political advertisement ban: Delhi HC reserves order

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court Friday reserved its order on a plea seeking to set aside guidelines banning "political advertisements" on public service vehicles (PSVs).

A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Vibhu Bakhru reserved the order after the lawyers representing the Delhi government, autorickshaw union and the petitioner concluded their arguments in the case.

The autorickshaw union moved against the fresh guidelines issued by the transport department and approved by Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung May 19.


Always sacrificed to save alliance with Shiv Sena: BJP

Mumbai : Rejecting the latest offer of 119 seats by the Shiv Sena (SS) for the Oct. 15 Maharashtra assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party said it had always adopted a spirit of 'sacrifice' to save the saffron alliance in the past 25 years.

Simultaneously, in a mild softening of its stand, the state BJP said it has decided to send a fresh seat-sharing formula to the Sena before making any final move on the matter.


Congress seeks probe into Jadavpur University police assault

Kolkata : Leaders of the West Bengal unit of the Congress Friday met Governor K.N. Tripathi and demanded a judicial probe into what they called a "barbaric assault" on students of Jadavpur University by police.

A delegation of the state Congress committee called on Tripathi and submitted a memorandum, demanding his intervention to solve the impasse and removal of Jadavpur University vice chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarty.


The fading left: Once-mighty red bastion crumbles in West Bengal

By Anurag Dey,

Kolkata : From being virtually invincible to being rendered an also ran, the year 2014 has been a tale of the withering away of the Communist-led Left Front (LF) in its once impregnable West Bengal bastion.


Ajit Singh visits injured party workers in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad : RLD chief Ajit Singh Friday visited his party workers who were injured in clashes over cutting off water supply to Delhi.

The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader arrived at the Yashoda Hospital around 11 a.m. where Modi Nagar legislator Sudesh Sharma and Khair legislator Bhagwati Prasad were being treated along with other party workers.

He spoke to the doctors and enquired about the health of the injured.

Speaking to media persons outside the hospital, Ajit Singh termed police action on the peaceful agitators as barbaric.


Threats won't work, Naidu tells Ajit Singh

New Delhi : Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu Friday said RLD leader Ajit Singh's "threats" on being asked to vacate his government bungalow here "won't work".

"Threats won't work," Naidu told reporters here without directly naming Ajit Singh.

He said there was no question of political vendetta against Ajit Singh, former civil aviation minister in the Manmohan Singh cabinet.