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New Delhi, On the 130th birth anniversary of the country’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, leaders from across the political spectrum paid homage to him.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Brazil on an official visit, said in a tweet: “Tributes to our former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary.”
Congress President Sonia Gandhi paid her homage and floral tributes to the late leader’s memorial at Shanti Van.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Vice President Hamid Ansari along with a number of MPs, senior leaders and thousands of party workers also visited Shanti Van to pay their tributes.
“Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Pranab Mukherjee and Hamid Ansari attend a commemorative programme to mark Nehru’s birth anniversary,” the Congress tweeted.
In a series of tweets, the party called Nehru a “man who fought ardently for India’s Independence and envisioned a modern country with strong institutions and a concrete democracy”...
New Delhi, (Samajweekly) Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi has offered to step down from the party’s top post but it was rejected by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as he asked her to continue, this was revealed at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting underway on Monday.
The letter of Sonia Gandhi to the people who wrote to her demanding a change in the leadership, said that she wanted to be relieved. Sonia Gandhi’s letter was read by party General Secretary (Organisation) K.C. Venugopal at the meeting of the highest decision making body of the Congress.
Sonia Gandhi also offered to quit and said the process should be initiated to elect a new Congress President. She has referred to a letter written to her by senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.
However, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while speaking at the meeting asked her to continue as party Chief, party sources said.
During the CWC meeting, senior Congress leader A.K. Antony questioned the letter written by over 100 party leaders urging for sweeping reforms, and ‘a full-time, visible leadership.
With many Congress leaders openly demanding Rahul Gandhi to be brought back as the party chief without any further delay, the party made it clear that the CWC meeting will discuss the issue.
The meeting comes weeks after the Congress saw a stormy meeting of its Rajya Sabha MPs wherein certain leaders sought introspection on the 2019 poll debacle. Thereafter, a bunch of leaders wrote the letter to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi on the issue of leadership change and elections in the CWC...
Patna, Targeting All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi, his brother and Waris Pathan, Union Minister Giriraj Singh asked the Congress, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the alleged ‘tukde-tukde gang’ that ‘do they want that India should become Pakistan’.
Singh on Friday took to Twitter and wrote in Hindi: “Owaisi’s brother – Remove police for 15 minutes, we will see 100 crore Hindus, Waris Pathan – 15 crore will be tough on 100 crore, From Owaisi’s dais – Pakistan Jindabad. I would like to ask Congress, RJD and tukde-tukde gang that do they want to make India a Pakistan.”
AIMIM leader Waris Pathan in his address at a public event in Karnataka on Thursday said that we are just 15 crore but can be a bigger force than the 100 crore majority population.
On Thursday, Singh while addressing a gathering in Purnia said that all the Muslims should have been sent to Pakistan in 1947 itself.
Our ancestors committed a mistake and we are paying for it, he said...
New Delhi, The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notices on a plea filed by a fringe Hindu organisation for registration of an FIR against three AIMIM leaders on charge of delivering hate speeches.
A Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel sought replies from the respondents and listed the matter for April 13 hearing.
The petitioner, Hindu Sena, pleaded for directions to the Delhi Police to register an FIR against All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MP Asaduddin Owaisi, and party MLAs Waris Pathan from Mumbai and Akbaruddin Owaisi, adding that their speeches had surcharged communal atmosphere in Delhi.
Violence had erupted between pro- and anti-CAA groups in northeast Delhi’s Jaffrabad, Maujpur and Gokulpuri areas since Sunday. At least 38 persons were killed and over 200 injured in the violence.
The petitioner also sought to be impleaded as a respondent in a plea filed by social activist Harsh Mander who had prayed for the registration of an FIR against three BJP leaders — Anurag Thakur, Kapil Mishra and Parvesh Verma.
“Mander’s petition is an attempt to aggravate the situation by seeking criminal action against BJP leaders with the sole intention to defame the Hindus as if the community members are the cause of Delhi riot,” the Hindu Sena said in its application...
New Delhi, The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notices on a plea for the registration of an FIR against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra and others on charge of delivering hate speeches.
A Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel sought responses from the central and Delhi governments apart from Delhi Police on a petition filed by Lawyers Voice.
The matter will again be heard on April 13.
The plea also sought a case against Aam Aadmi Party leaders Manish Sisodia and Amanatullah Khan, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leaders Akbaruddin Owaisi and Waris Pathan, and lawyer Mehmood Paracha.
“Issue directions to constitute an SIT to look into these hate speeches and take appropriate action. Issue direction to register an FIR against those named in the petition,” the plea said.
The petitioner maintained that if the relief sought was not granted, hardship to him and others will continue.
Several pleas relating to hate speeches by certain political leaders were moved in the High Court on Thursday. It was claimed that the speeches had led to communal tensions and resulted in death of many persons in northeast Delhi...
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