Assembly polls: Dalit unrest kept Madhya Pradesh in news

Assembly polls: Dalit unrest kept Madhya Pradesh in news

Opinion Poll: The Congress stormed to power in Madhya Pradesh after 15 years, while violent protests over dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act kept the Hindi heartland state on tenterhooks during 2018. The state witnessed hectic political activity before the Assembly polls which concluded with a nail-biting finish when Congress, after a see-saw battle with the BJP, emerged as the single largest party, with five seats more than the BJP. Nine-time Lok Sabha…

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Judicial procedure was ‘influenced’: Amit Shah on tardy conviction pace

Judicial procedure was ‘influenced’: Amit Shah on tardy conviction pace

Opinion Poll: Targeting the Congress, BJP chief Amit Shah on December 19 said judicial procedure was ‘influenced’, which led to no convictions for so long in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The Delhi High Court on December 17 sentenced Congress leader Sajjan Kumar to imprisonment for life, the first conviction of a politician in the 1984 riots in which over 2,700 people were killed. “The judicial procedure was influenced which led to no convictions in the…

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BJP ally attacks Congress for targetting Goa CM over his health

BJP ally attacks Congress for targetting Goa CM over his health

Opinion Poll: GFP leader and Goa minister Vijai Sardesai on December 19 attacked the Congress for “targetting” Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar over his health, days after the opposition party asked the ailing BJP leader to unfurl the national flag at the state Liberation Day function on December 19. Sardesai’s Goa Forward Party (GFP) is one of the constituents of the BJP-led coalition government in the coastal state. Three Independent legislators and the Maharashtravadi Gomantak Party…

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NDA govt creating real ‘adarsh’ society: PM Narendra Modi

NDA govt creating real ‘adarsh’ society: PM Narendra Modi

Opinion Poll: Taking a jibe at the Congress and NCP over the Adarsh scam during their rule in Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government is creating an ideal society through its public housing schemes. The erstwhile Congress-NCP government was rocked by the Adarsh housing society scam which related to alleged irregularities in construction of a high-rise in south Mumbai. Speaking at an event to lay the foundation stone for the Maharashtra…

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Rahul Gandhi sleep comment against PM is new low in public discourse: BJP

Rahul Gandhi sleep comment against PM is new low in public discourse: BJP

Opinion Poll: The BJP on Tuesday described Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s remark that he will not allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak until farm loans are waived as a new low in the country’s public discourse. Nothing better can be expected from Gandhi, whose party ensured that Indians did not sleep during its 60 years of rule due to rampant corruption, senior BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. “Friends I am…

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Arun Jaitley hails Sajjan Kumar’s conviction, takes a dig at Congress for choosing Kamal Nath as CM

Arun Jaitley hails Sajjan Kumar’s conviction, takes a dig at Congress for choosing Kamal Nath as CM

Opinion Poll: BJP leader Arun Jaitley Monday welcomed the conviction of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case and also took a swipe at the opposition party for choosing Kamal Nath as Madhya Pradesh chief minister, claiming that Sikhs consider him “culpable” in the violence against the community.  Kamal Nath, who took oath as chief minister of the central Indian state on Monday, has always denied any role in the riots against…

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Congress leader Kamal Nath involved in anti-Sikh riots: Delhi BJP leader

Congress leader Kamal Nath involved in anti-Sikh riots: Delhi BJP leader

Opinion Poll: A Delhi BJP leader on December 17 sat on an indefinite hunger strike against Kamal Nath being nominated for the CM’s post in Madhya Pradesh, alleging that the Congress leader was involved in the anti-Sikh riots. Nath will be sworn in as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh on Monday. Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga started his hunger strike at Tilak Nagar in west Delhi where several families affected in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots live….

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Kamal Nath sworn in as Madhya Pradesh chief minister.

Kamal Nath sworn in as Madhya Pradesh chief minister.

Opinion Poll: Congress leader Kamal Nath was sworn in as the 18th chief minister of Madhya Pradesh here on December 17. Governor Anandiben Patel administered the oath of office to Nath, 72. The governor had on December 14 invited Nath to form the new government in the state. The Congress on December 13 named Nath, the nine-time Lok Sabha member from Chhindwara, to head the state Congress Legislature Party, after hours of hectic parleys held…

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