Senior leaders of all the three principal parties — Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided not to contest the bypolls, making it a triangular fight — have either descended in Bilari or will do in the coming days to campaign for their respective candidate.
The Sena claimed that had the same thing been done by the Congress the BJP would have branded them unpatriotic.
A fuming Yogi Adityanath advised Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to sack Azam Khan so that people can set him right.
While the minister, who ranks second in the Cabinet, appeared unruffled by the MP’s remark, elated Congress members were seen welcoming his intervention.
The Congress has been a champion of corruption and it is natural that it will be held accountable,” BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.
The Prime Minister’s message, which he had sent out in two other meetings earlier, came at the BJP parliamentary party meeting, attended by the government and party top brass, including BJP president Amit Shah.
The photos went viral before someone pointed out to the mayor that the national flag was hanging upside-down.
In March this year, a delegation of USCIRF officials planned to visit India but they were not issued visas by the Indian government. The USCIRF was earlier denied visas in 2001 and 2009.
At the meeting, the Prime Minister maintained that the commitment that the government had made to the people has been fulfilled.
The Congress’s district unit, which claimed it put up the posters “to attract public attention”, is reportedly being made to withdraw them now after the state unit took note of the issue.
As per 2011 census, there are 12 lakh elderly people in the city and 21 per cent among them, live below the poverty line.
USCIRF alleged that members of the ruling BJP tacitly supported Hindu nationalist groups and used religiously-divisive language to further inflame tensions.
“Yes, I will be back in three-four months,” Parrikar told Goa News when asked whether he was contemplating returning to state politics.
In Ballia district, from where the scheme was launched, BJP has only one MLA while SP holds five seats.
TMC gave a notice in the House to suspend all other business and dedicate its time for discussion on the alleged AugustaWestland scam.