“I request you to kindly get all these cases re-examined by a special team of competent officers so as to ensure that the CAG defence audit reports do not remain compromised,” Swamy said in the letter.
The only Union minister to attend the event at India International Centre on Sunday evening was Maneka Gandhi
The meeting with Swamy, said Waqf Board chairman Syed Wasim Rizvi, was part of the board’s initiative to meet all parties from the “mandir paksh (side)” to work out a solution that would enable both a mandir and a masjid to come up in Ayodhya.
The Sethusamudram shipping channel project has been facing protests from some political parties, environmentalists and some Hindu religious groups. The Ram Sethu is a continuous stretch of limestone shoals that runs from Pamban Island near Rameshwaram in South India to Mannar Island, off the northern coast of Sri Lanka.
Swamy said the Sunni Waqf Board has claimed its right over the land (in Ayodhya) contending that it has been in its possession for 500 years.
Swamy’s attempt to intervene did not apparently go down well with the Sunni Waqf Board, which said that former Chief Justice of India T S Thakur had dismissed his petition, saying he was a nobody in the case.
Vikas, son of BJP Harayana president Subhash Barala, and his friend were arrested on Saturday on the charges of stalking and harassing the IAS officer’s daughter in Chandigarh.
The plea said police withheld from the board crucial evidence from the “crime scene”.
Referring to a video of a purported narco-test related to the train blast, being shown on a TV channel, BJP’s Shiv Pratap Shukla alleged that there was Pakistani involvement in the blast. He said the terror attack on the train was carried out by Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba and SIMI.
Sunanda Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a suite of a five-star hotel in south Delhi here on the night of January 17, 2014
“No one in this country can be more anxious than me to see the conclusion of this issue. I will cooperate with authorities and not with obstreperous and publicity seeking attempts by others,” said Tharoor.
According to the 54-page chargesheet, BJP leaders allegedly expressed their intention of constructing a temple publicly by way of political speeches over a highly disputed land since the 1950s. The apex court directed no fresh trial to take place and directed the Lucknow bench to hear the case on an everyday basis.
A bench of Justice G S Sistani and Justice P S Teji asked Swamy what was the public interest in the matter for the court to interfere. It said that according to legal precedents, the court had to be circumspect before interfering.
Subramanian Swamy, in his plea, had sought a direction to MHA to frame a “foolproof” and “consistent” for grant of security clearances to firms accused of economic offences, from taking part in public auctions including grant of licenses to run FM radio channels.
According to the petition, which is yet to be listed, no chargesheet has been filed nor has anyone been arrested despite a lapse of three years from the date of Pushkar’s death on January 17, 2014.