Addressing a rally in Kozhikode, where NDA candidates from North Kerala were present, PM Modi said, “Certain forces were trying to destroy our cultural traditions in the name of the Supreme Court order. We cannot allow any attack on our traditions and faith.”
“Agricultural workers are migrating to cities for coolie work. If it was not for the free rice scheme of the previous Congress government, people would have starved,” says Mohan Kumar, 52, a member of the Honavalli panchayat.
With trouble brewing over the picking a newbie over Tejaswini Ananth Kumar, the wife of late local MP H N Ananth Kumar, Shah held the emergency roadshow as part of efforts to unite local party units and leaders.
While the test places India in a select group of countries with such strategic strength, this capability has never been used by any country against its enemy and the use of space for wars is deeply abhorred by the entire international community.
Tejasvi Surya was picked over the wife of late Union minister H N Ananth Kumar, a six-time MP from the constituency. Surya will have to rely heavily on BJP and RSS local network in a constituency that has been with the BJP since 1996
The JD(S) was struggling to find a strong candidate, after former Prime Minister and party president H D Deve Gowda, who was tipped to contest against Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda from this seat, opted for the relatively safer Tumkur constituency in South Karnataka.
The Congress has given JDS eight of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka under a seat-sharing arrangement clinched last week. Of the JDS’s eight seats, Tumkur — which was won by the Congress in 2014 — is tipped to be the seat Deve Gowda will choose to contest.
Pujari has employed a top lawyer in Senegal, for fees in the range of Rs 7 crore, and is likely to contest the extradition procedure, police officers said. Since Senegal does not have capital punishment, the extradition process may require a guarantee that Pujari will not be executed if convicted under Indian laws.