The Congress leader was accusing the BJP of building a ‘cage’ and restricting the rights of the people when it happened. In a quick show of wit, the Congress chief said that, “Amit Shah switched off the microphone”.
OP Rawat’s statement is significant against the backdrop that elections in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand are due in the latter half of 2019.
This is not the first time that Banerjee has sent defamation notices to BJP leaders – he had moved the Alipore court earlier against BJP leader Mukul Roy and union minister of state Babul Supriyo alleging defamation against him and demanding apologies.
In his eight-page letter to commission chairman Justice B S Chouhan, Shah argued that one election would check expenditure and ensure that the nation is not in “election mode” throughout the year.
The legal notice demanding an apology from Amit Shah for allegedly making defamatory statements against Abhishek Banerjee, a Lok Sabha MP, was sent to the state BJP headquarter in the city, his lawyer Sanjay Basu said.
In a written argument submitted in a special court presided over by judge M K Dave, the victims’ lawyer, Shamshad Pathan, said while Shah was brought in as a defence witness, his deposition does not support the defence in the riot case.
Shah claimed that the BJP will win not less than 73 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 election. BJP and it’s ally Apna Dal had together won 73 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state in 2014.
We will not allow illegal Bangladeshi “intruders” to stay in the country even though we will make efforts to ensure that refugees who come seeking shelter are given citizenship, BJP chief Amit Shah is learnt to have told party workers.
Trinamool Congress workers had surrounded the venue of Shah’s rally with hoardings and posters asking the “anti-Bengal” and “anti-Bengali” BJP to “go back”.
Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh levelled the allegations based on a report in Caravan magazine. The BJP rejected the charges as “bogus and fake”.
The political slugfest between BJP and the opposition parties has been on ever since the first draft of the NRC was released.
The 93-year-old has been undergoing treatment at the hospital since June 11. The BJP patriarch was hospitalised with kidney tract infection, chest congestion, urinary tract infection and urine output on the lower side.
The BJP spokesperson said, besides their own liabilities, politicians have to show liabilities of their spouse and dependent or minor children.
Rahul Gandhi’s latest salvo came days after he accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of having an “anti-Dalit” mindset.
A political slugfest has erupted ever since the “complete draft” of the NRC excluded over 40 lakh people in Assam. Of the 3.29 crore people who had filled in applications for the NRC in 2015, 2.89 crore people found their names in the draft list.