Shah himself confirmed about the infection through his twitter handle and said he is being treated. "I have been infected by swine flu and undergoing treatment for the same. I will recover soon with your love and best wishes," he tweeted.
The coalition government in Karnataka suffered the first major setback when two MLAs, an independent and a member of the Karnataka Pragnyavantara Janata Paksha, Tuesday withdrew support to the government.
"Micro-irrigation facilities have increased three times in the state," Fadnavis said at the event which was also attended by Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Fiji Agriculture Minister Mahendra Reddy and others.
Sarkar, a professor of International Relations department, had likened a virgin woman to a "sealed bottle" or "packet" in a Facebook post on Sunday, triggering an outrage. Though he had deleted the post, screenshots of it went viral.
In a show of strength ahead of the national polls, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has organised a massive rally in Kolkata on January 19, which is likely to see participation of lakhs of her supporters.
Last week, the girl's mother chided her for watching videos on a mobile phone all the time, a police official said. According to her family members, the girl would be glued to her mobile phone, watching as well as uploading videos using a popular video-editing app.
Modi, during an interaction with Tamil Nadu party workers recently had said the BJP cherished its old friends. He had said the BJP was open to alliances following the path of Atal Bihari Vajpayee who had successfully built coalitions respecting regional aspirations.
Both the BJP and its ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD ) reacted sharply after the 74-year old riots accused was seen in the front rows at an event to appoint former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit as Delhi Congress chief, on Wednesday.