The Congress was actively considering inviting Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray to campaign in Madhya Pradesh, especially in seats where the Maharashtrian population is on the higher sideIndore, Bhopal, Betul and Balaghat. He was to be invited not for Congress programmes but to launch free-agent attacks on PM Modi at independently organised functions. The Congress also reckoned that the Muslim voters would understand’ and vote for them. But then something else made the Congress decide against inviting Thackeray. The MNS attacks on North Indians still rankle, and the Congress was worried Thackeray’s presence would alienate this demographic.
Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar, whose judicial custody in connection with a money-laundering case has been extended till October 25, told the High Court of Delhi that the case was a result of political rivalry and there was not enough evidence against him. The court was hearing his bail plea. Mr. Shivakumar’s counsel also sought relief […]
At least 54 political leaders, including one former MP and seven former MLAs were taken into preventive custody on Monday morning across Krishna district. A majority of them belong to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). The police resorted to preventive arrest of the leaders to foil their bid to join the Assembly Muttadi (Assembly siege) […]
Ahead of the northeast monsoon, Revenue Minister R.B. Udhayakumar on Sunday chaired a meeting to review the arrangements and precautionary measures being taken to avoid untoward incidents. Circulars have been issued to District Collectors, underlining the need to reduce loss of life during natural calamities through various precautionary measures by the State Disaster Management Authority […]