New Delhi, October 3 : In a major setback to Opposition unity ahead of Lok Sabha elections due next year, BSP supremo Mayawati Wednesday announced that her party will contest assembly elections in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh either on its own or in alliance with regional parties but not with the Congress. She accused the Congress of trying to "finish" the BSP, saying the grand old party is more interested in ending destroying her party than dislodging the BJP. "In Karnataka we tied up with regional party.
Lucknow, October 3 : Urging the Congress to show magnanimity, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said on Wednesday that any delay in this regard might prompt other parties to declare their candidates for the upcoming assembly elections. His comments come hours after Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati announced that her party would contest the Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh assembly elections either on its own or in an alliance with regional parties, but not with the Congress. Speaking to reporters here, Yadav said, "I am saying even today that the Congress should show its large-heartedness, and it should contest elections by taking along all the political parties who have similar thoughts and ideology."
New Delhi, October 3 : The Maharashtra government Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court order allowing Gautam Navlakha, one of the five rights activists arrested in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima case, to be freed from house arrest. The plea has been filed in the apex court registry Wednesday morning challenging the Delhi High Court order, Nishant Katneshwar, counsel for the Maharashtra government.
Kochi, October 3 : The Kerala High Court on Wednesday denied bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was arrested on charges of raping a nun repeatedly between 2014 and 2016. Justice V. Raja Vijayaraghavan observed that there exists evidences against the bishop, who is currently in judicial custody. Mulakkal was arrested on September 21 after three days of questioning and on September 24, he was sent to two-week judicial custody by Judge M. Lekshmi of Pala Judicial Magisterial Court. Mulakkal, who heads the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar, Punjab, is the first bishop in the country to be sent to jail on charges of rape.
Lucknow, October 2 : Refuting allegations that farmers were enduring hardships under the BJP government, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Tuesday lashed out at political opponents saying "those who had earlier exploited the ryots were now shedding crocodile tears for them." "Farmers were committing suicide before we came to power in Uttar Pradesh. They were lathi charged when procuring seeds and fertilisers.
New Delhi, October 2 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday held discussions with Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and a few others on how to resolve the farmers’ issues and pacify them.
Wardha (Maha), October 2 : Mahatma Gandhi aimed to unite the country but Prime Minister Narendra Modi was working to divide it, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said at Wardha in Maharashtra on Tuesday.
New Delhi, October 2 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that preventing a protest march of farmers from entering the national capital was “wrong” and pitched for allowing them entry into the city. “Why are the farmers being stopped from entering Delhi. It is wrong. Delhi belongs to all.
New Delhi, October 2 : India is targeting 40 per cent of electricity generation from non-fossil fuel-based resources by 2030 as it looks to tap vast solar and wind potential to replace reliance on polluting coal to meet its energy needs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday. Modi said he saw the 121-country International Solar Alliance as the future OPEC for meeting energy needs of the world. Oil cartel OPEC led by Saudi Arabia currently meets close to half of the world's oil needs.
Panaji, October 2 : Delhi is the most unsafe city in the world and it is a shame that it is the national capital of India and yet so unsafe, AAP leader Atishi said on Tuesday. Atishi, who was in Goa to inaugurate the Aam Aadmi’s Party’s office in South Goa and the official website of the party’s Goa chapter, also faulted the BJP-led coalition government in Goa for not being able to ensure formalin-free fish to people where fish is a staple diet.