The cash-at-judge's-door scam had come to light on August 13, 2008, when Rs 15 lakh were delivered to the residence of then Punjab and Haryana High Court judge, Justice Nirmaljit Kaur. She reportedly summoned the police and informed them about the money.
During interrogation, the apprehended juvenile confessed about his involvement in three snatching cases, including the snatching outside Uppal Marbal Arc on October 14, wherein the victim, Shalini Modi, received severe injuries.
While the BJP dismissed any suggestions of anti-incumbency against its chief ministers Devendra Fadnavis and Manohar Lal Khattar, top party leaders did not hesitate to campaign extensively in both the states.
With the city soaked by showers, many extravagant plans for roadshows were dampened, but some braved the rain, proceeding with bike rallies and others peppered their campaign with a last-minute star attractions.
The prime contest, this time, will be between the two national parties - BJP and Congress. From among the regional parties - the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and its offshoot the Janayak Janata Party (JJP).
The ruling BJP made “national integration” a poll plank leveraging the Modi government’s decision to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status while pledging to work towards making Maharashtra a drought-free state and a trillion-dollar economy by 2024.
Party general secretary Shivajirao Garje, in his letter addressed to the EC secretary in New Delhi, stated that “if no such law exists, then strict action be initiated against persons and authorities who had acted to deliberately cancel the tour of NCP’s star campaigners”.
On October 14, the administration had suspended Ali after local VHP members complained that he made students recite a religious prayer at the morning assembly. They had alleged that the particular prayer is recited in madrasas.
The former legislator told The Indian Express that she was being treated for depression. He admitted that she wanted to marry someone against the family’s wishes, and that the man follows a different faith.
On other initiatives in which the state can look for investment, Goyal pointed to infrastructure potential at ports and airports, but said the scope of development was being stalled by “NGOs and activists”.