“Some people are accused in the Babri demolition case and out on bail. It’s inappropriate to nominate for building the temple people who have been held guilty by the apex court,’’ said the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Friday’s move came after the Opposition BJP slammed the circular and asked if it was “part-2 of the Congress’s Emergency’’ in a reference to the aggressive family planning programme conducted by the central government of that time.
Depending on the service, a period of either seven or 15 working days has been fixed. The legislation will cover services like trade license, land development permission, electricity connection, broiler registration and consent under Water Act, 1974, and Air Act, 1981.
Speculation and whisper campaign about who will succeed former chief minister and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, and BJP leaders Prabhat Jha and Satyanarayan Jatia, are doing the rounds of both party headquarters.
Addressing a rally in Tikamgarh, Scindia, who had lost the parliamentary elections from Guna-Shivpuri constituency, had announced that he would hit the streets if the promise made to guest teachers to regularise their service was not fulfilled.
It is a common practice in parts of Madhya Pradesh to impose social sanctions on individuals or families for killing cows accidentally. Occasionally, the culprit is asked to marry his daughter, irrespective of her age.
Party leaders from the state suggested that Vishnu Dutt Sharma's selection appears to be an attempt to tap his organisational experience from the ABVP days and also to bring new energy into the state unit.
“As instructed by the chief minister, a life size statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharajji will be installed at a grand ceremony. The entire cost will be borne by me. Jai Bhavani Jai Shivani,’’ tweeted Nath, who is Lok Sabha member from Chhindwara.
The police maintained that it was not a case of mistaken identity and even submitted an affidavit that they had arrested the right person till an inquiry ordered by the High Court based on fingerprint examination proved otherwise.
“Mooh chalane mein aur desh chalane mein bohot antar hota hai (there is a lot of difference between running your mouth and running the country),’’ the senior Congress leader said, adding that people had seen through the PM's “kalakari (trickery)”.