Former rural development minister Jairam Ramesh said the notification was in contravention to the Law Ministry’s advice. He circulated a copy of the Law Ministry’s opinion to back his charge.
On the sidelines of the event, Chowdhury said Congress would support the bandh called by Left Front on September 2 against the state government.
Rishabh Jain of Congress elected senior deputy mayor and Independent Manjeet Sethi deputy mayor.
Taking a cue from from Hardik’s rally, voices in the Congress-NCP have emerged to revive the issue of Maratha and the Dhangar reservations.
Songs emphasise that Ambedkar’s dreams were fulfilled by the party.
Sarma’s joining the BJP has sent shivers through the rank and file of the ruling Congress party, especially after about 10 other party legislators greeted Sarma on his return from Delhi at the airport.
The Congress and the JDS together are now eyeing the support of seven Independents and a member of Socialist Democratic Party of India to wrest control of the council.
Cong councillors and two independents support the Azad group; SAD says ‘anything can happen at the last minute’
“We want to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the chief minister whether this is the real truth of the Gujarat model where unemployment, hunger, regionalism, rule the roost…” Congress communications head Randeep Surjewala said.
Congress alleged in the memorandum that the state government is acting like a dictator by giving a free hand to police to storm into the houses of innocent citizens and thrash them.
Alleging that both Modi and Kejriwal have misled the public by making false promises, workers of the women’s wing of the Delhi Pradesh Congress staged the protest outside BJP headquarters in Delhi.
Himanta Biswa Sarma met BJP national president Amit Shah at his residence in Delhi and expressed his desire to join the BJP and work under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Health department has invited an expression of interest (EOI) from private players
“…until it is absolutely sure that the right conditions prevail and the guarantees have been given which will be honoured, they must not take this forward,” said Congress leader Anand Sharma.
“How is it possible that in all the four places where results were decided by lottery (Karauli, Dausa, Gangapur and Ajmer), the BJP won? That seems to be more than just a coincidence”, says Sachin Pilot.