On Monday, the BJP in Karnataka set out a road map to face the upcoming assembly elections. Prakash Javadekar and Piyush Goyal met with party leaders and put in place a plan to take on the Congress and JD(S) in the elections.
The Aam Admi Party has won the Bawana by-poll in Delhi. Since counting began on Monday, the AAP maintained a comfortable lead over the BJP and the Congress which fought hard for second place.
The Congress appears to have made a significant transition from Shah Bano to Shayara Bano. Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday welcomed the verdict of the Supreme Court which in a 3:2 majority struck down instant triple talaq as unconstitutional.
Tuesday’s Rajya Sabha election which saw Ahmed Patel enter the upper house of Parliament for the 5th time was a hard fought battle. The drama unfolded late into Tuesday night before the Election Commission of India invalidated two votes which helped Patel win.
The disqualification of two votes helped Ahmed Patel of the Congress sail through into the Rajya Sabha for the fifth time. It was the Election Commission of India which declared the two votes as invalid as a result of which Patel was elected to the upper house of Parliament from Gujarat.
China continued to wage a war against India in its media by asking what if it entered the Kalpani region in Uttarakhand or Kashmir.
How many RSS workers have been killed in Kerala is a questioning that many are asking amidst the never ending political violence in the state. On Sunday Union Minister Arun Jaitley who visited the house of a slain RSS worker said even a terrorist would be put to shame looking at such instances of violence. With political murders on the rise, it would be important to look at the data relating to the number of deaths of RSS, CPM and Congress workers who have been killed in political political violence.
The BJP with 58 members has now overtaken the Congress as the largest political party in the Rajya Sabha. The Congress has 57 members in the upper house of Parliament.
Is the Congress heading for a grand split in Bihar. The rumours mills are doing the rounds that many in the Congress are likely to cross vote in favour of the JD(U)-BJP combine which faces a floor test in the Bihar legislative assembly. Many within the Congress are unhappy that the high command was unable to save the alliance. Adding to the problem was Rahul Gandhi not being available to Congress Bihar unit chief Ashok Chaudhary.
The Karnataka Congress has decided to invoke Indira Gandhi in a bid to retain power in the state during the assembly elected slated for next year. The party will be celebrating Gandhi’s hundredth birth anniversary in November by organising a string of activities including ‘pada yatra (march)’ in all the assembly segments under the title “Indiramma-100.”