Subramanian Swamy said Rajiv Gandhi had started “upholding the concept of Ram Rajya” but things changed after his untimely demise.
Rai said he had convinced his parents to set apart five kathas (6,805 sq ft) land in his village of Katharai in Buxar for the temple. He got pamphlets printed for the bhoomi pujan on March 22.
“I request the Centre to take steps for the release of the convicts or the state government should issue orders under Article 161 (of the Constitution of India),” said Karunanidhi.
A day after Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Modi government, Prime Minister Modi hit right back, invoking Congress leaders Rajiv Gandhi and Indira Gandhi.
President Pranab Mukherjee admitted to “have sensed Rajiv’ Gandhi’s growing unhappiness and hostility” of those around him before he was ousted from his Cabinet.
He also said that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had extended his support for the construction of the temple.
Nalini was sentenced to death by the trial court in the case on January 28, 1998. Her sentence was commuted to life term by the Tamil Nadu Governor on April 24, 2000.
The statue — wrapped in the tricolor by local Congress leaders — was taken away by the administration to the district secretariat complex.
The judgment is a setback to J Jayalalithaa’s government in Tamil Nadu which had in February 2014 decided to release all the seven convicts in the case.
A month and a half after India banned The Satanic Verses, a domino effect was seen in countries across half the world, from South Africa to Indonesia.
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Last year, the Delhi government had moved a plea in the Supreme Court to issue a directive for completion of the two expressways in a time-bound manner.
General Rodrigues said he was not bothered by an author who wanted to sell some extra books by raking up a controversy. He insisted that he was speaking out to uphold the facts.
Sonia declared that she would canvass for the Congress in the parliamentary polls due in March 1998, even though she had tersely refused to do so two years earlier.
An RTI query by The Indian Express revealed that two stamps featuring Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, launched by the Department of Posts in December 2008, have been discontinued.