Shah Defends Pragya Thakur’s Candidature By Saying It Was A Satyagraha Against Fake Bhagwa Terror

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party president Amit Shah defended her candidature saying that it was a ‘satyagraha’ against a fake case of Bhagwa terror hours after the BJP distanced itself from Pragya Singh Thakur’s comment calling Nathuram Godse a patriot and asked her to apologise.

Amit Shah was addressing the media at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi after wrapping up campaigning for the ongoing general elections. He was accompanied by prime minister Narendra Modi, who attended a press meet for the first time in five years during his tenure as PM.

“I want to ask the Congress, some people were earlier arrested in the ‘Samjhauta Express’ case who were related to the LeT. A fake case of ‘bhagwa terror’ was registered in which the accused have since been acquitted,” Shah said.


Ghulam Nabi Likened PM Narendra Modi’s Decisions To Delhi Ruler Mohammad Bin Tughlaq

New Delhi: Amid the most bitter election campaign, another disgraceful comment comes from Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad who likened Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decisions to that of the controversial 14 century Delhi ruler Mohammad Bin Tughlaq. Criticising the 2016 demonetisation move, the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha alleged that Modi gave many ‘Tughlaqi farman’ (diktats) during his rule due to which common people suffered.

“Modi changed the currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 with new currency notes as Tughlaq had done by issuing currency of brass and copper during his rule,” Azad told reporters.

Tughlaq, who ruled the Delhi Sultanate for a short period of time in the 14th century, was known for his controversial decisions like shifting the capital of the Sultanate from Delhi to Daulatabad and introducing non-precious metal currency.


SC Gives Controversial Police Officer Rajeev Kumar 7 Days To Get Anticipatory Bail

New Delhi: After being attached to the home ministry, the Supreme Court withdrew its protection from arrest for ex-Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar in the Saradha chit fund scam case and gave the controversial police officer 7 days to get anticipatory bail from an appropriate court.

The top court said its February 5 order granting interim protection to Rajeev Kumar will continue for seven days from Friday so that he approach the competent court for legal remedy. In this case, it would mean getting anticipatory bail. If Rajeev Kumar doesn’t manage to get the arrest shield, a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi ruled that the CBI would be free to act in accordance with law in the case.


Shiv Sena Prepared To Take On Its Alliance Partner BJP If Alliance Falls Through Just Like In 2014

New Delhi: As the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections are coming closure, the Shiv Sena is keeping a close eye on the performance of its ally -- the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Senior Sena leaders said although they are in an alliance with the BJP, they are even prepared to take on the national party, if the alliance falls through, just like in 2014.

In 2014, the BJP, after winning a majority, ditched the Sena just ahead of the Assembly polls. A Sena leader said the party was caught unawares when the alliance was snapped on seat-sharing issue. “We hardly had two weeks to select, nominate candidates and campaign in 2014. We are better prepared than five years before, should the situation arise,” he said.


WB Police Accused Of Wiping Evidence Of Desecration Of Vidyasagar’s Statue In Connivance With State Government

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accused that the West Bengal Police in connivance with the state government was trying to wipe out evidence of the desecration of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s statue.

Addressing a rally here, Modi said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, “frustrated over her imminent defeat”, has threatened to put him behind bars after the general elections.

“TMC goons are spreading violence, and they vandalised the statue of Vidyasagar. The way the state government erased proof of the Narada and Sarada scams, in the same manner, it is trying to remove evidence in this incident,” he said.

Those involved in the act of vandalising the statue should be given exemplary punishment, the PM insisted.