#MeToo movement: While there has been no reaction from Akbar, on a visit to Nigeria with a trade delegation, or the Government so far, the Opposition ramped up pressure raising questions on the Government’s commitment to women’s rights.
Mayawati Wednesday said her party will contest the polls in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh on its own. Calling the Congress “arrogant” with a “casteist and communal mindset”, she said people had not forgiven the Congress for their “corrupt government”.
There is speculation that Anwar could join either the Congress or the RJD. “Congress is my parent party....That option is also open. But I haven’t taken a decision so far. I have not spoken to the leader of any party,” he said.
In New Delhi, a Congress delegation met Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary and sought a thorough scrutiny of the Rafale deal, alleging that it caused loss to the exchequer and endangered national security.
The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry has also requested lyricist Prasoon Joshi to write a special anthem “invoking patriotism in the light of surgical strike commemoration”, according to a note by I&B Secretary Amit Khare.
On Wednesday, the Congress argued that the government had not defined subsistence allowance or quantified the amount. Owaisi said the burden of proof also lies on a “poor Muslim woman” and asked “who will come and give evidence in favour of her”.
A well-researched, engaging book filled with sordid tales of the victims — those of the CPI(M) and the Sangh Parivar — experiences of the survivors, the trauma of the near and dear ones and interviews of some of the masterminds and behind-the-scenes operators who spread terror in the killing fields of Kannur, which Ullekh self-deprecatingly calls the “Sicily of Kerala.”
On Modi being the most popular leader, Kapil Sibal reiterated 2004 elections, "Remember, in 2004 (then PM Atal Bihari) Vajpayee-ji was also the most popular leader, and there was no leader in the opposition. People said...India Shining (BJP’s 2004 campaign slogan)... and there is nobody to match Vajpayee. (But) what happened?"