Oswal Gracias, Archbishop of Mumbai who recently took over as the president of the CBCI, the apex decision-making body of the Indian Catholic Church, also said that there have been "more attempts" to polarise society in the last four years.
“The Congress is now starting to have faith in Constitutional bodies like the Supreme Court, Election Commission, and they even like EVMs,” Amit Shah said, adding that he hopes that the Congress will continue to show the same faith when it loses and is unable to form government.
Karnataka assembly election results 2018: The results, meanwhile, could make BJP allies like Shiv Sena and SAD, which have bitter sweet ties with the ruling party, and former allies like TDP review their stance.
Karnataka Election Results 2018: The re-emergence of the BJP in Karnataka – after 2008 when it formed the government with 110 seats and later secured majority by splitting the JD (S) - has increased BJP's winnability in the southern states and enhanced its acceptability among the regional parties in the south.
According to BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain, who briefed the media along with party spokesperson Sudhansu Trivedi, Shah said the party had already belied those who said the massive win in 2014 was a “fluke” by winning 11 Assembly polls then.
Sources said while the government was initially reluctant to grant the passports to Mirwaiz, the leader of the moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference, it later agreed to his request to “take his mother for pilgrimage to Mecca”.
On March 19, the Supreme Court headed by Justice Arun Misra issued yet another order upholding its July 3 verdict, but the Jacobite leaders said it was done “without considering the arguments of our counsels and the scope of the case”.
Last Thursday, the Government returned for reconsideration the Collegium’s recommendation to elevate Justice K M Joseph even as it notified the appointment of senior advocate Indu Malhotra as a judge of the apex court.
"If a jurist of his calibre is not being elevated to the Supreme Court, then I don't know who should be. I am yet to see a jurist as learned and as humble as Justice KM Joseph," says Senior Advocate at the High Court Avtar Singh Rawat
Party sources said the central leadership may not oblige the demands of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who despite enjoying support of the majority of MLAs, has “earned too many enemies” during the last four years in the state unit.