Union minister Prakash Javadekar alleged that there were political interests of parties like Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) behind the protests in Punjab.
Addressing a press conference, Smriti Irani said action against rapists of the 20-year-old deceased Dalit woman in Hathras will be taken after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) submits its report.
Has the BJP’s top brass been left a bit concerned about a possible breach in its Dalit vote bank and laboriously built Hindutva consolidation in Uttar Pradesh?
Congress MP and senior lawyer Vivek Tankha said he has discussed with party colleague and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal the issue of "confinement" of the Hathras victim's family, alleging that they were not allowed to meet anyone, including lawyer, doctor, media or well-wishers.
There are 34.06 lakh voters in the gram panchayats which are going to poll in the second phase. The first phase voting took place on September 28 in 947 gram panchayats.
According to party spokesperson Anshu Awasthi, police personnel have been stationed outside Lallu’s house and he is not being allowed to venture outside.
A Dalit woman was allegedly raped at a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras by four men on September 14. After her condition deteriorated, she was referred to Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital where she breathed her last on Tuesday.
Speaking about the Gehlot government's report card, Congress' state in-charge Ajay Maken said that the Rajasthan government should be congratulated for converting the party manifesto into a policy document.
Mallikarjun Kharge charged that Modi's policies - be it demonetisation, hurried implementation of GST, or passage of three bills - are nothing but it would resonate in future that - Maaro Jawan, Maaro Kisan (Kill youngsters and Kill farmers).
State BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass and senior party leader and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also attacked the opposition Congress for the tardy development in the state and for going out of its way to "disrupt and destroy" Assam.
The Yogi Adityanath government has suspended Hathras SP Vikrant Vir and four other policemen over their handling of the Hathras rape and murder case.
Chirag Paswan met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda on Thursday to discuss the seat-sharing formula. A former announcement is likely to be made today.