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BJP offered me Delhi chief minister's post: Kumar Vishwas

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas said Saturday that a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA had offered him the Delhi chief minister's post after the April-May general elections this year.

"A BJP MLA who is also an old friend had come to my house after elections. I thought he had come to either congratulate or sympathise as I had lost the (general) election. But he told me that his party wanted me to accept the post of chief minister. He also told me he was meeting me at the behest of the BJP leadership," Vishwas told a news channel.


Amid BJP thumbs up, son controversy dims Rajnath's smile

By Mohit Dubey ,

Lucknow: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is one of the few politicians in the country to perpetually wear a smile. Be it the loss in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls when he was chief minister or the failure of the party to make a comeback at the centre in 2009, the 63-year-old former physics lecturer does not let politics affect his disposition.

Can consider tie-up from CPI-M if it so proposes: Mamata

Kolkata: Averring that no one is "untouchable", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said her Trinamool Congress would consider and discuss the matter if a proposal for a tie-up came from her long-time foe CPI-M.

Congratulating Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar and the Congress for rallying together against the Bharatiya Janata Party in the recent Bihar by-polls, the Trinamool supremo said her party would think on similar lines if such a situation emerged (if the BJP gained in strength) in her state.


जेयूसीएस द्वारा योगी आदित्यनाथ की संसद सदस्यता खारिज़ करने की मांग उठाई गयी

By TCN News,

लखनऊ : पिछले दिनों भाजपा सांसद योगी आदित्यनाथ का विवादित वीडियो चर्चा में आया, जिसमें वे मुस्लिम लड़कियों को जबरन हिंदू बनाने की बात कर रहे हैं. उक्त वीडियो के बारे में जर्नलिस्ट्स यूनियन फॉर सिविल सोसाइटी(जेयूसीएस) के सदस्य डॉक्यूमेंट्री फिल्मकार शाहनवाज आलम, राजीव यादव व लक्ष्मण प्रसाद ने कहा है कि यह दलितों के हिंदूकरण, महिला हिंसा, सांप्रदायिकता और आतंकवाद की राजनीति पर केन्द्रित एक डॉक्यूमेंट्री फिल्म 'SAFFRON WAR’ का हिस्सा है, जिसे 2011 से ही कई फिल्म महोत्सवों व अकादमिक गोष्ठियों में दिखाया जाता रहा है.

Saradha scam: Mamata accuses CBI of 'propaganda' ahead of bypolls

Kolkata : Accusing the CBI of carrying out propaganda against her Trinamool Congress in its Saradha chit fund scam probe ahead of the bypolls to two assembly seats, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday warned the agency of a "dangerous situation" if it tried to protect the "real culprits".


Criminal cases against 12 union, 44 state ministers

New Delhi : A total of 12 union ministers and 44 state ministers, elected in the past two years, have self declared criminal cases against them, according to an analysis released here Friday.

A dozen of the total 45 union ministers have charges of criminal cases against them while seven have serious criminal cases, the Association of Democratic Reforms release said.

As many as 44 of the total 194 state ministers have declared criminal cases in their affidavits while 26 state ministers have serious criminal cases against them.


Advertise your work to people, BJP councillors told

New Delhi : All the BJP councillors in the national capital have been asked to advertise the work done in their respective areas, a party statement said Friday.

Delhi unit president Satish Upadhyay has notified all the elected representatives that it is their "responsibility" to "apprise the people about the achievements of the corporations and the central government".


Terror-free environment needed for dialogue with Pakistan: Modi

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said he was "disappointed" that Pakistan sought to make a "spectacle" of efforts at talks and added that any "meaningful" bilateral dialogue requires an environment that is free from "terrorism" and "violence".

He also expressed concern at threats to peace and stability in Afghanistan and stressed that India remained committed to its efforts for that country to become peaceful and prosperous.

Manipur Governor resigns

By Dr. Syed Ahmed for,

Imphal: The Governor of Manipur Vinod Kumar Duggal tendered his resignation on August 28, 2014. He is the 9th Governor appointed by the United Progressive Front Government to resign since the National Democratic Front assumed office in May 2014.

Mamata must stop Modi from changing land acquisition act: Patkar

Kolkata : Social activist Medha Patkar Friday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee must "stop" changes in the land acquisition act, slated to be brought in by the Narendra Modi-led central government.

Ahead of her meeting with Banerjee during the day, the leader of the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) said she will bring up this matter during the discussion.

Patkar said: "We think she should stop the changes that are going to happen in the Land Acquistion, Resettlement and Rehabilitation Act, 2013.