Out of 60 MLAs analyzed, 25(42%) MLAs have declared election expenses of less than 50% of the expense limit in their constituency. The data was prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms while analysing the election MLAs from Tripura who contested the 2018 elections.
The Centre is understood to have withdrawn the security cover given to PAAS leader, Hardik Patel. The decision was taken on the basis of a security assessment.
The Gujarat High Court has acquitted Mayaben Kodnani in the Naroda Patiya riot case. The court held that there was no criminal conspiracy by her and the witnesses were not reliable. The court also acquitted Ganpat Chhara and Haresh Chhara in the case. However the conviction of former Bajrang Dal leader, Babu Bajrangi has been upheld.
The left-wing terror menace may not be completely eradicated, but giant strides have been made in curbing the problem. The left-wing terrorists were active in 77 districts, but their presence has dropped to 30 now.
Following the acquittal of the five accused in the Mecca Masjid blast case, the Congress was quick to defend Rahul Gandhi. The party came out in his defence and said that he had never used the term Hindu terror.
Even as the Congress is readying its list of candidates for the Karnataka assembly elections, rebellion within the party seems to be touching an all time high. There is a Tughlaq rule in the Congress and Siddaramaiah is Tughlaq, senior leader P Ramesh said.
The Kerala government became the first state to file a separate review petition challenging the March 20 verdict of the Supreme Court which banned the immediate arrest of a person under the SC/ST act.
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief and Chief Minister of Telangana has assured JD(S) supremo, H D Deve Gowda of support in the upcoming May 12 Karnataka Assembly election.
When the BJP announced its first list of 72 candidates for the Karnataka election, there was a surprise. B Sriramulu the strongman from Ballari was given a ticket from Molakalmur in Chitradurga.
The Chittapur assembly constituency is traditionally a stronghold. From 1957 this constituency has elected a Congress representative 10 times and that is no small number.