Congress Calls Sangh Pariwar Kalyug’s Kaikeyi For Remembering And Sending Ram To Exile After Polls

New Delhi: The Congress has termed the Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh as “Kalyug’s Kaikeyi” who remembers Lord Ram four months before every election and then sends him to exile after it. The Congress compared RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement on early construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya with noise made by frogs during rains.

Chief spokesperson of Congress Randeep Surjewala said, “During the season of rains and elections, a number of frogs make noise and every noise does not become a reality. Lord Ram is everywhere and in the country,” Surjewala said. “At one time in Satyug, Kaikeyi had got Lord Ram banished to a 14-year exile. In today’s Kalyug, ‘Kaikeyi BJP and RSS’ have sent Lord Ram to exile of 30 years.


CJI Raises Bar For Cases To Be Mentioned Before His Bench For An Urgent Hearing

New Delhi: Starting his innings as the country’s top judge at the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi raised the bar for cases to be mentioned before his bench for an urgent hearing. Chief Justice Gogoi will have a tenure of a little over 13 months.

“If somebody is going to be killed, evicted or hanged today, only such cases will be entertained to list them urgently,” the new chief justice said minutes after taking oath at a simple ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Darbar Hall.


Air Force Chief Defends Deal To Purchase Rafale Fighter Jets From France

New Delhi: Amid prevailing controversy over Rafale, Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa defended the deal to purchase Rafale fighter jets from France. The Air Force chief called the aircraft a “game-changer”.

“We have got a good package, got a lot of advantages in Rafale deal,” Dhanoa said in Delhi, rejecting allegations that the fighters were overpriced.

The IAF chief’s strong defence of the decision to buy the jets comes against the backdrop of sharp attacks from the Congress-led opposition that accuses the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) of negotiating an overpriced deal to buy 36 fighter jets in flyaway condition from France.


Mayawati Rules Out Any Alliance With Congress in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan

New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati has ruled out any alliance with the Congress in two key states and launched a furious attack on the leadership of the Congress. This is a major setback for Opposition unity ahead of state polls leading up to the 2019 general elections.

The Congress is two steps ahead of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in attempts to finish the BSP politically, Mayawati said in a statement, accusing it of trying to undermine other Opposition parties. The Congress reacted cautiously, expressing the hope that differences will be sorted out.


CWC Gives A Clarion Call For Second Freedom Struggle; Vows To Oust The Modi Government

New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) gave a clarion call for a “second freedom struggle” against the Narendra Modi government to combat “divisive politics and the ideology of hate and violence” from Mahadev Bhavan in Sevagram on Mahatma Gandhi’s 149th birth anniversary.

The venue was ripe with symbolism because Sevagram ashram was where the Congress had held deliberations for its ‘Quit India’ call against British rule in 1942.

A resolution adopted by the party’s highest decision-making body also accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) of “hypocrisy” for “trying to appropriate” the Mahatma’s legacy for electoral opportunities.