Have been in journalism covering national politics for 23 years. Have covered six consecutive Lok Sabha elections and assembly polls in almost all the states. Currently writes on ruling BJP. Always loves to understand what’s cooking in the national politics (And ventures into the act only in kitchen at home).
LK Advani said, “Sometimes significant dreams in one’s life take a long time to fruition, but when they are finally realised, the wait becomes very worthwhile. One such dream, close to my heart is now getting fulfilled."
On August 5, the Prime Minister will announce the triumphant culmination of the campaign that L K Advani’s Ram Rath Yatra unleashed nearly 30 years ago, when he lays the foundation stone of the Temple in Ayodhya.
Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal told The Indian Express the government had chosen August 14 as the new date as it will be 21 days if counted from July 23. “Our first proposal was sent to the Governor on July 23,” Dhariwal said.
In the afternoon, during the At Home function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, the focus will be on India's “Corona Warriors”, with invitations likely to be extended to medical professionals and key figures in the health sector.
The government is in a minority because of an internal fight in the Congress between Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot – a fight that has been there since this government was elected, says Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
“Any leader who has the mandate of the people is welcome to join the BJP. If one is in agreement with our ideology, we will welcome him,” Union Minister and BJP leader from Rajasthan, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, said.
“Although there were regular meetings between the executive leadership, no such meeting took place due to social distancing protocols in the wake of Covid-19 in the last three months,” the official said
Addressing party workers from across the country on a virtual platform, PM Modi lauded the party leaders and the workers for the welfare works they have done during the lockdown, but reminded them that everyone of them is in the public life to serve.
With a consensus emerging on holding hybrid sessions — physical and virtual platforms — the members would be allowed to be seated inside the chamber as well as the galleries while others would join on web platform from either Central Hall or Balayogi Auditorium.