Sources said that after Derek O’Brien made a pitch for action against the 33 Congress MPs, senior Congress leaders reached out to Trinamool leaders to pacify them.
On Friday, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, who had moved the amendment, introduced a private member’s bill in the Upper House to amend the Constitution.
The Congress leader accused the BJP government at the Centre of adopting “anti-Assam, anti-people and anti-North East” policies.
In his letter, Azad expressed concern at the rising instances of vigilantism, the latest in a series of cases being the alleged killing of two cattle traders in Latehar district of Jharkhand.
“The entire nation is worried about the unchecked growth of communal hatred and mistrust being brewed for the sake of electoral politics.”
The ‘idea of India’ that leftists and secularists cling to so passionately is one in which the subcontinent has come to resemble a vast slum, in which the majority of Indians live in degraded conditions without clean water or clean air.
Senior leader’s bracketing of RSS, IS shows up party’s lack of judgement, incapacity to counter its opponent politically.
You have knowingly or unknowingly given respectability to the Islamic State, Jaitley tells Azad.
Azad had Saturday kicked a row by seeking to draw a parallel between RSS and ISIS.
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, says the government made Kanhaiya Kumar “a scapegoat”, questions PM Modi’s silence on scams.
Azad addressing the ‘National Integration Conference’ organised by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind in Delhi sought to draw a parallel between ISIS and RSS over their alleged attempts to divide communities
Azad said Modi chose issues which should be debated at the panchayat level and were not worth discussing in Parliament.
He said the UGC, during the UPA’s tenure, had provided about Rs 45 crore to the centre. The NDA government, he said, has stopped the funding
Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad will be in Tamil Nadu on Saturday and, according to sources, is likely to meet DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi.
Azad said the latest “provocative” remarks by BJP MP Virendra Singh in the Lok Sabha showed that the BJP had no intention of letting the House run smoothly.