The interim order by the Supreme Court on various petitions puts the messy face-off between the CBI officials, demand of Rafale probe and issues of autonomy of the probe agency on pause mode till Diwali smoke settles down
AICC president Rahul Gandhi today said that the BJP is unlikely to form the next government at the Centre and indicated that in the event of Congress coming back to power, he could be the next Prime Minister.
Speaking at ‘Samruddha Bharat,’ an independent platform to promote liberal, secular and republican values, he said if the Opposition, led by the Congress, joins hands in the next Lok Sabha elections in 2019, the BJP will be wiped out. “Besides, it is next to impossible that Narendra Modi can become Prime Minister again. It is already showing on his face,” he said.
The BJP said on Tuesday that Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and party president Rahul Gandhi will have to apologise to the Hindu community of India for defaming them globally and taking Hindus for granted.
Addressing a press conference, party’s spokesperson Sambit Patra and GVL Narasimha Rao said, “BJP has demanded apology from Sonia and Rahul (on behalf of) the country for coining the term ‘Hindu terrorism’ and ‘saffron terrorism.’”
The day-long fast is also aimed at highlighting the government’s failure to ensure a discussion in Parliament on important issues such as the bank scams, the CBSE paper leak, farmers’ distress, the dilution of the SC/ST Act, among others
Agarwal contended that in the entire media interaction, the four judges did not say a word on the judge Loya death case
Joining the bandwagon opposing the Ministry of External Affairs decision to introduce ‘Orange’ passport to migrant workers, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday lashed out at the Centre and said such move will create an embarrassing situation for a vast section of people.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was elected on Monday, unopposed to the post of the party president, marking a generational change within the party.
The UP local body election results will be announced on December 1 and they promise to change the narrative in the run-up to 2019
The upcoming elections to the Gujarat legislature promise to either change the narrative or cement it, but even the smallest change can prove deleterious for the BJP which is relying on its deep-rooted party mechanism
Editorial: March 2017
Hardnews Bureau Delhi