Besides Karnataka and West Bengal, two Congress-led states of Punjab and Puducherry took a stand opposite to the Central government which had said that Right to Privacy is a common law right and not a Fundamental Right.
Swamy was here to speak on 'Intolerance: Reality or Illusion', a lecture organised by a city-based organisation.
Speaking at 'Veopari Sammelan' here in the home constituency of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Hooda noted that in the name of 'One Nation, One Tax', the present GST brought by the BJP was "extremely tedious" with seven-tier tax structure.
hah is in Jaipur on a three-day visit to review preparations of the party for the state assembly elections, due next year, and 2019 Lok Sabha polls
"The finance minister has clarified that it is for the state governments to take decision on waiving farmers' loan," Shah said at a press conference.
She announced that her party would hold an "Oust BJP from India" programme from August 9 to August 30 after alleging that the BJP had "failed on all fronts".
Almost all foreign media outlets underlined his Dalit identity prominently in their reports
Addressing a farmers' rally at a college ground in the tribal region of Rajasthan here, he said Parliament can function at midnight to roll out the Goods and Services Tax (GST) but no discussion on farmers' issues can take place "even for a minute".
Nearly a year after her ouster from Ministry of Human Resource and Development Smriti Irani is back in the news after she was given the additional charge of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
BJP general secretary Bhupender Yadav said the Dalit leader was given twice the allotted time to raise her issue in the House and it was "unfortunate" that she did not give due respect to the Chair.
If the flag comes into being, Karnataka will be the second state to have its official flag after Jammu and Kashmir, which enjoys a special status under Article 370 of the Constitution.
The portfolio of urban development, which too was with Naidu, was given to Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, the PMO said.
The prime minister spoke to Palaniswami, who leads the Amma faction of the ruling AIADMK, over the phone and thanked him for supporting the NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, an official release issued here late last night said.
Responding to a question on the growing demand for his resignation, Tejaswi told reporters outside the Assembly that "it (resignation demand) is only in the media."
"Kovind ji will win (the election) with a respectable and comfortable margin," Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu told reporters ahead of the polling.
The former BJP president, who currently holds two portfolios in the Union Cabinet, though is more keen on continuing in active politics, a report in the prominent Telugu daily Eenadu said on Monday morning.
There is speculation that the saffron party may pick a candidate from a region where it has been traditionally weak so as to send out a positive message.
Sources said Gopalkrishna Gandhi, whose candidature was endorsed by 18 non-NDA parties, including the JD-U, will also be accompanied by top opposition leaders, including those from the Left parties and TMC.
The poor remained only a vote bank for the opposition," she said while addressing a meeting of the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) workers.
The BJD had announced its support for Kovind even though the party's president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had in the past dubbed the BJP as "communal" and even severed his party's ties with it prior to the 2009 general elections.
In his speech, he said the budget would take the state forward on the high trajectory of growth which has been pegged at 10 per cent in the next five years.
The legislator, Parul Sahu, said she wrote a letter to the finance minister two days back after talking to working women, young students and social workers over the issue.
The Sena's warning comes on the day it held "dhol bajao" (drum beating) protests outside the district central cooperative (DCC) banks across the state to demand the list of beneficiaries of the farm loan waiver announced by the state government.
To many, his actions are coming across as political manoeuvres. In the past, like in 2014, such manoeuvring landed Nitish and his party in the dock. During other times, like in 2015, they worked well for him.