PM Modi attended the graduation ceremony of the Class of 2022 at the IBS, Hyderabad. Though the protocol requires the CM to receive the PM and accompany him on his official programmes, KCR flew down to Karnataka to meet JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy. Though Modi did not name the chief minister, he made some remarks, ostensibly aimed at him.
The former Deputy CM also refused to comment on allegations by some leaders of his own party that the raids were BJP-sponsored and aimed at dissuading Nitish Kumar from getting oo close to the opposition party.
While Modi lashed out at family politics saying 'parivaarvadi' is democracy's greatest enemy, Rao, who flew to Bengaluru to meet former PM HD Deve Gowda, said despite 'bhaashanbaazi' (rhetoric), industries were closing down, the nation's GDP was crashing and the rupee was falling drastically compared to the US dollar and said all sections of the society were suffering.
His statement gains significance, as none of the parties have an adequate number of votes to win the fourth Rajya Sabha seat from the state assembly. The Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly also made it clear that he would not go to national politics, and would remain active in the state.
In his address after inaugurating new completed projects and laying foundation stone for fresh schemes in various sectors including housing, Modi quoted a popular verse of nationalist poet Subramania Bharathi and said in every field someone from Tamil Nadu was excelling.
After the Supreme Court recently allowed reservation for the OBCs in local body elections in Madhya Pradesh, Sule, whose party shares power with the Shiv Sena and Congress in Maharashtra, had said she had contacted MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan during his Delhi visit, but he did not divulge what he did to get nod for the reservation.
An all-party delegation, headed by the chief minister, had also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year to press the demand. However, the Union government finally expressed its inability to undertake the headcount of social groups other than the Dalits and the tribals.
Asked how the Congress plans to fight he forces of Hindu nationalism, Gandhi said he did not agree with the term 'Hindu nationalism' itself, according to reports from the UK. There is nothing Hindu about it and actually there's nothing nationalist about it.
Mamata Banerjee has started establishing direct contact with booth-level workers in view of the panchayat elections scheduled to be held next year, party's national spokesperson Sukhendu Sekhar Roy told ET.
Apart from the central committee, a team of 129 leaders has been appointed in state committees to oversee 75 hours of celebrations, starting on May 30. The celebration will begin with Nadda launching a book on governance called 'Report to Nation' in New Delhi on Monday. The book launch will also take place across states and party leaders would address news conferences at every district headquarters.
A division of bench of Chief Justice Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad while hearing the PIL filed by a person Shiv Shankar Sharma were apprised of the Supreme Court order that the petition should first be heard on the point of maintainability.
The BJP had announced the candidature of former Deputy Chief Minister and party vice president Laxman Savadi, party's state secretaries Hemalatha Nayak and and S Keshavaprasad, and President of SC Morcha Chalavadi Narayaswamy.
Condemning the Centre's attempts to interfere, she said that the situation under the BJP-led government was more adverse than what it was under dictators such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin or Benito Mussolini. She also said that central agencies should be given autonomy if democracy was to be protected.
A senior police officer said that altogether four cars (carrying 20 security personnel) including first pilot car, tail car and spare car and its security forces were dropped from the convoy of Deb. Deb resigned on May 14 from the chief ministers post however he continued to enjoy the Z category security cover. Deb became the Chief Minister on March 9, 2018.
Sidhu was taken to Rajindra Hospital in Patiala following his request for a special diet in the jail owing to his health conditions, his counsel HPS Verma said.Verma said a board of doctors carried out a detailed medical examination of Sidhu at the hospital.
The AAP leader said the people of Delhi were eagerly waiting for the municipal elections, hoping the new civic body will solve their problems. Instead of holding elections, the BJP-led Central government brought a law for unification of the three civic bodies in the national capital to remain at helm, he charged.
During these three days, our workers will contact voters at these booths and share achievements as well as pro-people works of both the state BJP government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government at the Centre, Gujarat BJP General Secretary Pradeepsinh Vaghela told reporters after the meeting.
The CM said that the Narendra Modi-led central government has earned Rs 18,23,324 crore from excise duty on petroleum products from 2014-15 till December 21, 2021, by looting the common man. Giving a year-to-year figure for price hike of petrol and diesel, Banerjee claimed that soon after the Modi government assumed office, oil prices were reduced globally but they were increased in India.
While the prime minister is the chairman, chief ministers of all states and Union Territories having a legislative assembly and the administrators of UTs not having a legislative assembly have been made members.
Asked whether the Chhattisgarh government will reduce the Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel, Baghel said, I could not understand the (Sunday's) statement of Nirmala Sitharaman ji that reduction on excise duty will not impact state's share in it. If the central excise is cut, then 41 per cent of its share which goes to the state would be automatically reduced, he said.
Whenever we come to Arunachal Pradesh, we return with energy and patriotism. There is probably no other place in the country other than Arunachal Pradesh where people greet each other with 'Jai Hind' instead of the usual 'Namaste', Shah said.
Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan said the central government had never consulted states when it increased the taxes and that his state was already incurring loss of over Rs 1,000 crore due to the earlier tax cut announced by the union government in November 2021.