The event was to mark the 71st birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi on Thursday. These are the only statues of Indira and Rajiv in the city.
In keeping with the central circular, Rajiv’s name was also missing in circulars issued by the General Administration Departments in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
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Regarding Anderson’s case, Chidambaram said the BJP and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not tell Parliament the whole story.
The Congress reaction came a day after an adjournement motion in the Lok Sabha was negatived after a four-hour debate which witnessed attacks and counterattacks by the Union Ministers and Rahul Gandhi.
Lok Sabha leaders said the party had little option after other parties including the SP took a stand in favour of a discussion.
On August 19, a state minority conference is scheduled to be held at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata.
Party insiders said district officials had requested that the bandh be rescheduled since several programmes to observe Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary were lined up on August 20.
Among the seven convicts, V Sriharan alias Murugan, Santhan, Robert Pious and Jaya Kumar are Sri Lankan nationals, while female convict Nalini, Ravichandran and Arivu are Indians.
The SC last week dismissed the Centre’s curative petition against the commutation of death penalty awarded to three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, granting them a fresh lease of life.
The three convicts are lodged in a Vellore prison. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.
The Centre said that since the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi was the result of a conspiracy involving foreign nationals, the killers should be shown no mercy.
The decade of the Eighties was marked by a shift in economic policy thinking, with an emphasis on free trade, a floating exchange rate, deregulation and macroeconomic stability.
The Bench requires to decide whether states can exercise their power of remission when cases have been probed by central agencies like the CBI.
A look at their sudden ascent to power and their first years in office reveals surprising correspondences.