Indian Muslim

Rajnath meets Muslim clerics

By Staff Reporter,

Lucknow: Bhartiya Janta Party President Rajnath Singh, who is contesting the Lok Sabha election from Lucknow today met top Muslim clerics of the city.

Need to find solution for Ram temple: Naqvi

New Delhi : BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Monday said that a solution needed to be found to the Ram temple issue within the constitutional framework.

Interacting with women journalists at India Women's Press Corps (IWPC), Naqvi said also tried to shift responsibility of Babri mosque demolition in 1992 to then ruling Congress central government, saying it was responsible for monitoring the mosque site.

Modi ‘wave’ at India TV Studio, Editorial Director resigns in protest

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: Qamar Waheed Naqvi, Editorial Director of India TV has resigned in, purportedly in protest of a “staged interview,” with the BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Rajat Sharma’s famous programme “Aap Ki Adalat.”

Kejriwal to start Varanasi campaign Tuesday

New Delhi : AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will begin campaigning against BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi from Tuesday, his colleagues said Monday.

With senior colleagues including Sanjay Singh and Manish Sisodia already in the temple town, Kejriwal will reach Varanasi Tuesday after an overnight train journey from New Delhi.

“Though campaigning is already on in Varanasi, Arvind’s presence will boost the morale of party members,” a member of the AAP told IANS on phone from the Hindu holy city.

BJP will probe allegations against Robert Vadra: Naqvi

New Delhi : Asserting that the "corrupt will not be spared" once a BJP government comes to power, party vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Monday that there will be a probe against Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

"We will not spare the corrupt. Each one who has looted public money will be booked," Naqvi said during an interaction with women journalists at Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC).

The Bharatiya Janata Party leader said they will probe into allegations against Vadra.

Curfew continues in Haryana town for third day

Gurgaon : Curfew clamped in Haryana's Punhana town to curb any flare-up between two communities following the killing of a youth continued for the third day Monday, police said.

Mewat district authorities had Saturday imposed curfew as a precautionary measure in Punhana, some 95 km from Gurgaon.

Tension escalated in the Meo-dominated region after a 22-year-old youth, Wajid, was found dead Friday night with bullet injuries.

Wajid, a resident of Nakanpur area of Punhana, was shot in the head, police said. His body was buried Saturday after post-mortem examination.


Money and the elections

By Syed Khaled Shahbaaz,

The way to my office is a 30-minute drive from home. All the way across the roads, the smiling face of Rahul Gandhi in grey imprints on white backgrounds and Narendar Modi’s saffron-tinted advertisements are hard to overlook. There are life-size banners, sky-high hoardings and colourful wall posters serving their purpose of advertisement to thousands of passer-bys, every day.

Mahesh Bhatt led Karwan-e-Bedari in Rampur and Bareilly

By TCN News,

Rampur: Karwaan-e-Bedari of the Millat Bedari Muhim Committee (MBMC), Aligarh entered in the Uttar Pradesh on its first leg with an aim to mobilise Muslim electorates in favour of Congress, the Karwan reached Rampur from Delhi where Mahesh Bhatt and Actor Ravi Kishan not only addressed several meetings in Muslim localities but also campaigned door to door.

UPA government worked for minorities: Sonia Gandhi

Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) : Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Monday said the UPA government has done a good job in uplifting the living conditions of the minorities.

"We have formulated policies to provide higher education to youth, especially the girls, by giving them scholarships under the Maulana Azad Foundation," she said while addressing an election rally here.

"The Congress has always worked for social and economic development of the backward class and will continue to do so," Gandhi said.

Hyderabad: A pocket borough of MIM

By Mohammed Shafeeq,

Hyderabad : This is one parliamentary constituency which is immune to any wave sweeping the country or Andhra Pradesh and it is the only Lok Sabha seat where the mainstream political parties don't take the fight seriously.