“The order also includes purchase of books on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Dr B R Ambedkar but their number is lesser than that of the Modi books,” an official from state education department said.
Anand Sharma released a letter, purportedly written by Indian ambassador Indra Mani Pandey. The letter makes no mention of the PM Modi’s event. It talks about the embassy’s plan to organise a “mega public event for the Indian community in Oman in the second week of February in Muscat”.
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta will address the gathering, sources said, adding prominent faces from minority communities such as Kazi Masum Akhtar, headmaster of Talpukur Aara High madrasa, will attend the seminar.
“I like going to temples, wherever I get a religious place I go there. I feel good and feel happy, and I will continue (to go),” Rahul Gandhi said, defending his temple visits.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi will wind up his tour on Tuesday, interacting with professionals and business community and a visit to “Anubhava Mantapa’ at Basavakalyan in Bidar, akin to Parliament, started by 12th century social reformer Basavanna.
“We don’t believe in a fractured mandate. Do not get surprised by my confidence, I have been handling elections for last 30 years. We are confident of forming a government in Meghalaya,” Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.
CM Naveen Patnaik and BJP chief Amit Shah are expected to hit the campaign trail for the bypoll.
Police Sunday found the body of Ramnagar Assembly Constituency booth president Madhu Deb, who plied an auto-rickshaw, hanging from a tree.
Releasing the vision document, senior party leader and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the approaching elections in the state was extremely “important for both the country as well as the BJP”.
“The spirit of the overall development of farms and rural growth will constitute the core of the state Budget too. The farmer has been the focal point of our previous Budgets too. Our focus has been on building infrastructure to boost rural economy,” promised Sudhir Mungantiwar.
“We had halted a train at Junagadh railway station to demand that Saurashtra be allotted long-route trains. The train was on its way from Veraval to Ahmedabad. We confessed our offence and accepted the monetary fine imposed by the court,” Pradip
The Congress has been attacking the BJP-led Centre over the issue, claiming the deal negotiated under the UPA was cheaper than the one signed by the current dispensation to procure 36 Rafale fighter jets from France at a cost of Rs 58,000 crore.
The Nagaland Baptist Churches Council in an open letter, stated that India had experienced the worst persecution of minority communities in 2015-2017 under the RSS-backed BJP government.
“It is not the job of a Hindu to teach a Muslim to be Hindu. A Hindu does not look to the holy book, does not look to the heaven. A hindu looks within himself,” Shashi Tharoor said.
Productivity of Lok Sabha in terms of utilisation of time was 134.61 per cent and that of Rajya Sabha was 96.31 per cent in the first half of Budget Session. The first phase of the session yielded a total of seven sittings of Lok Sabha and eight of Rajya Sabha.