In conversation with Outlook, former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti's daughter, Iltija Mufti, says she has no trust in courts and that only a political decision can reverse the changes made to Kashmir's status on August 5 last year by the BJP-led central government.
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra had turned down three earlier proposals for Assembly Sessions, saying if Ashok Gehlot government wanted the assembly summoned at short notice, it should specify that it planned to hold a vote of confidence.
Patil also said the BJP, being a national party, can't share the post of chief minister with any regional party, because if it does so then it will have to replicate the same formula in states like Bihar and Haryana.
There were speculations over restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir by August 15 after Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to restore the previous status
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi had attacked the Yogi Adityanath government on Monday over the issue of rising crime, alleging that "jungle raj" was growing in the state, but no action was being
taken apart from some transfers.
Jawaharlal Nehru did not try to cover up the Chinese betrayal. Unlike Prime Minister Modi, Nehru accepted a young AB Vajpayee’s demand and called a Parliament session on November 8, 1962, writes Manish Tewari.
Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha is back with a Third Front to take on the JD(U)-BJP combine. He says his front will contest all 243 seats as “elections are a means to bring change in a democracy” and it is time to change Bihar.
The Centre may hope that opening up the coal blocks for commercial exploitation will bring in swift financial benefits for the country’s stagnating economy. However, will the gains really be worth the ecological and human cost they’ll extract?