India Politics

India Politics

After Uddhav expose, Athawale's RPI-A heads for split

Mumbai : Hours after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's sensational revelation regarding Dalit leader Ramdas Athawale, the latter's Republican Party of India-A virtually split Monday.

Senior RPI-A leader Arhun Dangle came out in open support of the Shiv Sena and urged the state's Dalits to vote for 'Shiv Shakti-Bhim Shakti' propounded by the late Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray.

Sole Sena minister in Modi cabinet to quit

Mumbai : The Shiv Sena's solitary representative in the union cabinet, Anant Geete, will quit his post soon, party chief Uddhav Thackeray indicated here Monday.

"After the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the US, Geete will meet him and tender his resignation," Thackeray said here, five days after the six-party Grand Alliance in the state collapsed last Thursday.


Untouchability practised against CM Manjhi to be probed

Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Monday ordered a high-level probe into the alleged "untouchability" practised by some "powerful people" against him after he visited a temple.

"I have ordered a high-level probe into the incident by the commissioner and inspector general of police. They would inquire into it. The law will take its course against those found guilty," Manjhi told mediapersons here, a day after he revealed that he is still treated as an "untouchable" by some "powerful people" as he is a Mahadalit, the most backward among the community.

Narendra Modi in US: Sartorially appropriate

New Delhi : From neatly-cut and well-fitted bandhgala suits in different shades to his trademark half-sleeved kurta and brightly coloured Nehru jackets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi not only dressed appropriate to the occasion, but has also looked "classy" during his ongoing US trip, where he was seen to change his attire with almost every event or meeting.


Sonia Gandhi interacts with Kashmir flood victims

Srinagar : Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday visited the flood affected areas in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district and interacted with the people.

She arrived here Monday with party vice president Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader Ambika Soni, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad.

The Congress president flew to Anantnag from the Srinagar international airport and met the flood affected families. She visted the Dahrun Mantpora relief camp in Anantnag.

Why no 'captain' for Maharashtra polls, asks Goa BJP leader

Panaji : Award winning poet and BJP legislator from Goa, Vishnu Wagh Monday used a social networking site to question his party's inability to name a "captain" to lead the charge for the Maharashtra assembly polls.

Wagh said on his timeline that the decision to name a leader had yielded a dividend in the polls in the recent past.

A brilliant multi-lingual orator, Wagh campaigned for the Bhartiya Janata Party in Maharashtra during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.


Tamil Nadu CM, ministers break down

Chennai : There was no happy note as AIADMK leader O. Panneerselvam and his party colleagues took oath as Tamil Nadu's new chief minister and ministers here Monday.

Panneerselvam, a staunch loyalist of the now jailed former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, choked and looked crestfallen as he read the oath of office and secrecy. He wiped away his tears.

Some legislators broke down. They included R. Vaithilingam, B. Valarmathi and P. Thangamani.


Seek compensation from AIADMK: PMK

Chennai : The Tamil Nadu government should recover from the AIADMK party the losses the state and people suffered as a result of the violence in the wake of former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's conviction in a corruption case, PMK leader S. Ramadoss said Monday.

In a statement here, Ramadoss said Governor K. Rosaiah should order the recovery of the loss of revenue due to the closure of the Tasmac liquor shops during the violence.


Chandy will go Jayalalilthaa way if cases properly probed: Achuthanandan

Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will go the same way as J. Jayalalithaa if the numerous cases in which he allegedly has a role are properly probed, leader of opposition V.S. Achuthanandan said here Monday.

"Palm oil imports, titanium factory and solar scam are cases in which Chandy is alleged to have a role. If a proper investigation by an agency like the CBI is held, Chandy is bound to be in trouble... just as Jayalalithaa was caught after 18 years, one day the law will catch up with him," said Achuthanandan in a press release issued here.


Tamil film exhibitors to fast in support of Jayalalitha

Chennai : Members of Tamil Film Exhibitors Association will fast Tuesday in solidarity with former Tamil Nadu chief Minister J. Jayalalitha, who was jailed Saturday for corruption.

All shows in all theatres across the state Tuesday stand cancelled.

"We plan to fast to extend our support to Amma (Jayalalitha). We can't comment on the verdict. But since she's done so much for film industry, this is the least we could do for her," an Association member told IANS.