Local Congress leaders in Amethi admit that while Samajwadi Party has not been contesting past few elections in Amethi and Rae Bareli in a gesture towards Congress, which has been leaving seats in SP bastions as well, it is the absence of BSP that affected them the most.
The May 23 election results also exposed another big myth – that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has a connect with the people and was a vote catcher. She was to the Congress's big bramhastra that the party unveiled for this election.
The Gandhi clan is facing tough competition with the BJP laying special focus on both Rae Bareli and Amethi, with senior party leaders visiting the two constituencies multiple times over the past months.
The minister accompanies the villagers to the spot and issues further instruction to the fire brigade. Besides this, she is also seen consoling an elderly woman by saying, "Amma, nothing has been burnt. You sit down. Nothing has happened."
The Election Commission of India (ECI) invoked Article 324 of the Constitution to revoke the decision of its Returning Officer (RO) in the state and declare invalid the votes cast by two Congress MLAs.
Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani was once again in the spotlight on Monday when, during a conference, she said that if you don't go to friend's house in a blood-soaked sanitary napkin, would you do the same going to a God's house?
Junior minister MJ Akbar has filed a case of criminal defamation against Priya Ramani, the first woman to have publicly accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour. Here's a timeline the case so far.
At a FICCI event in Mumbai, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said the junior minister was better positioned to speak on the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by at least 7 women journalists.
Former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramanian wrote to HRD Minister Smriti Irani today asking her to make public his panel’s report containing suggestions for the new national education policy — or else he will. Subramanian was the chairperson of the five-member committee entrusted with the responsibility of assimilating feedback collected by the HRD Ministry through grassroots […]
TWO DAYS after Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani’s cavalcade was allegedly involved in an accident that left one dead and two injured, the victim’s family has alleged that Irani ignored their pleas to take them to a hospital. Sandali Nagar, the 13-year-old daughter of Dr Ramesh Nagar who was killed, said she requested Irani to […]
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (ANI): The on-duty Chief Medical Officer M. Rajshree, who confirmed Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula's death, has repudiated HRD Minister Smriti Irani's assertion in the Parliament, saying she had reached the scene in three-five minutes. She further said that a group of students took her to the room where Rohith had attempted suicide and the police asked her if she could predict the time of Vemula's death. Irani on Wednesday pointed out that according to a report submitted to the Telangana High Court, the police had reached the hospital at 7:20 pm when they found the body.
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Confirming his attendance at the ‘Mahishasura festival’ of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in 2011, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Udit Raj on Friday said that he changed his thoughts after joining the saffron party. Raj further stated that Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani’s remarks on the Mahishasura event were political and he attended the event as an activist then. Irani had yesterday created a huge uproar in the Rajya Sabha by reading out a document on the Mahishasur Puja, observed on the JNU campus every October since 2011.
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Accusing the main opposition of practicing "political opportunism" Union Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday sought to know as to where was Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi when more than 600 students died during the Telangana movement. Irani said "Today I am being accused of discrimination. One student dies and there is political battle over it. In my 20 months as minister, I have served my country, people without any prejudice. I did my duty, and I won't apologise for it," said Irani in response to Vemula's suicide in Parliament's Budget Session. She added "I have been accused that with which authority, do I to write letters Universities? Just because I contested from Amethi, you would crucify me."
New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Speaking about an event at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that whatever happened at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was inappropriate. He said strict action will be taken against the anti-national elements. He added that if anyone raises anti-India slogans and tries to raise question on nation's unity and integrity, they would not be spared. Union Minister for Human Resource and Development (HRD) Smriti Irani also echoed similar sentiments, saying that academic institutions have the responsibility of following principles and thereby it should be kept in mind that institutions are respected. She added, “Nation can never tolerate any insult to Mother India:”