BJP Says Maharashtra Elections A Referendum On Government Decision Of Scrapping Article 370

New Delhi: Union home minister and BJP national president Amit Shah said that the BJP has decided that it will fight the upcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra as a referendum on the Centre’s decision to scrap Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

“This is the first election after the decision on 370. I want people in Maharashtra to decide whom they want to support. They should show the parties opposing our decision their place,” said Shah at an election rally in Mumbai.

He also affirmed that chief minister Devendra Fadnavis will again be the chief ministerial candidate for the post. While defending the scrapping of J&K’s special status, he asked BJP workers to make the electorate aware of this move.


RSS Roadmap For The 21st Century Defines Hindutva As A Bold Visions For Truth And Oneness

New Delhi: Hindutva will be India’s greatest cultural export, the chief instruments of which will be the Sangh and its Swayamsevaks says a new book by Sunil Ambekar, the organising secretary of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s students’ wing, the ABVP.

While the critics of the Sangh, the ideological mentor of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have parsed it for fostering Hindutva, a hardline ideological standpoint that is used for creating schism between the majority and the minority communities in the country, Ambekar in his book, The RSS Roadmap for the 21st Century, has defined Hindutva as a “bold visions for truth and oneness.”

“RSS considers Hindutva to be the natural destination of the world. It will be India’s greatest cultural export to the world, just as the Ramayana and Mahabharata epics which travel to South East Asia in the age of antiquity and shaped the culture there, and just as Buddhism was geared to years later,” the book says.


Kashmiri Prisoners In UP Jails Seek Transfer Back To J&K As Unable To Bear Hot And Sultry Weather

New Delhi: A large number of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in jails in Uttar Pradesh have sought a transfer back to their state suffering from depression and unable to bear the hot and sultry weather in the plains.

A senior jail department official said, “Many of them have said that the weather in Uttar Pradesh does not suit them. They have lost their appetite and are suffering from depression.”

The Kashmiri prisoners have also complained of abdominal pain and were made to undergo ultrasound tests before receiving treatment from the doctors.

Some of these prisoners, mostly accused of being pro-independence protesters or termed “potential stone-throwers”, have underlined they faced no prior police cases in their state and should therefore not be considered habitual troublemakers.


Court in Kolkata rejects anticipatory bail plea of former city police commissioner Rajeev Kumar

New Delhi: A court in Kolkata has rejected the anticipatory bail plea of former city police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who has failed to turn up for questioning by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with its probe in the Saradha chit fund case.

Kumar, currently serving as the additional director general of West Bengal Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), moved the court seeking anticipatory bail on Friday, days after the Kolkata high court removed the 53-year-old’s interim protection from arrest.

Earlier in the day, CBI’s counsel Kalicharan Mishra argued that Kumar should not be granted bail “considering the social ramification of the case and in the interest of fair and transparent investigation”.


West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Rushing In To Rescue Babul Suprio Justifying His Action

New Delhi: West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who had rushed in to rescue the MoS, issued a statement justifying his action. A day after Union minister Babul Supriyo was heckled at Jadavpur University (JU) by students belonging to Left-affiliated organizations, 

Throughout the day, various rallies were held in Kolkata over the incident. While the BJP held protests over the episode, supporters of Left-wing organizations held rallies over the ransacking of students’ union room allegedly by the supporters of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the students’ wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

Governor Dhankhar’s statement sought to refute Trinamool Congress secretary general and education minister Partha Chatterjee’s allegation that he went to the university without informing the state government. It said it had become necessary “as the vice chancellor and the pro-vice chancellor had left the university while Union minister Babul Supriyo continued to be detained by the agitating students/persons there.” It also said that Dhankhar had held many telephonic interactions with the CM.