UP Cabinet expansion: Due significance was also given to Varanasi constituency, represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the reshuffle. Two MLAs from Varanasi were promoted -- Anil Rajbhar as Cabinet minister and Neelkhand Tiwari as Minister of State (Independent charge).
Priyanka also reiterated that false cases have been filed against the tribal men and women of the village by gram pradhan Yagya Dutta, who is currently in jail for killing 10 persons over the land dispute last month.
If there was hesitation in the BJP on Sengar’s expulsion, the reason was political, and a divide within its state unit over caste affiliations. Sengar is a Thakur, a community to which Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath too belongs.
The Supreme Court Thursday transferred all cases related to the matter from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi, while ordering interim compensation of Rs 25 lakh for the victim and CRPF security cover for her, the family and their lawyer.
As the Unnao woman fights for life on ventilator support, with doctors saying she is still critical with “vitals showing some improvement, which is hard to define”, her family is caught between two cremations, her recovery and a police case.
The victim’s family demanded that the uncle be released as there is no one else in the family to conduct his wife’s last rites. They said they had sent complaints to CM Yogi Adityanath and PM Narendra Modi about threats they received.
Residents of the village speak of how they have heard that the woman’s mother had recently complained of threats, of how the number plates on the truck that hit her car were blacked out and of how her police escort had gone on leave.
Pointing to the recent process of appointment of teachers by Higher Education Commission, Leader of Opposition alleged that candidates belonging to OBC, SC, ST category got more marks than General Category candidates, but they have not been called for an interview.. This is utmost injustice.”
While additional funds of Rs 6 crore has been proposed for “Deepotsava” in Ayodhya during Diwali, the government has allotted Rs 10 crore each for the development of Vindhyavasini Dham in Mirzapur and Naimisharan in Sitapur district.
Non-compliance will be deemed as a “major violation” and private universities will face government “action”, stated the Bill, which aims to govern them under a common law. This is among the conditions for setting up a private university.