Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam told reporters that the BJP has completely failed to fulfil its poll promises.
BJP's win in UP hints at a general election victory in 2019; if that result comes to pass, the BJP gets seven years more in power.
On Thursday, the court asked Advani, Uma Bharti, Vinay Katiyar and others to appear before it. The court is likely to frame charges against the accused on Friday.
To mark the occasion, PM Modi is expected to make a speech to the nation and launch a series of vital projects from Assam, signalling the importance he attaches to a remote region that is hemmed in by China, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
The BJP is leaving no stone unturned to woo Tamil actor Rajinikanth who has dropped strong hints of joining politics in recent days. After Union minister Nitin Gadkari, BJP chief Amit Shah has welcomed the southern superstar to join the party ranks.
Speaking to Moneycontrol, Rohin Kapoor, Director, Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP says, “Over the last 3 years, Indian education sector has witnessed a series of flagship programme announcements whose on ground impact is yet to be reported.”
Sources told CNN-News18 that during Mehbooba Mufti's recent visit to Delhi, the idea of rotating the CM’s post between the alliance partners every six months was discussed.
With BJP winning major victories in hot-button states like Uttar Pradesh, the party is confident of replicating its success story in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly polls, says OM Mathur, BJP’s National Vice-President. In an interview to Moneycontrol, Mathur also spoke on Modi’s various schemes that have benefited the economically backward people of India. Edited excerpts:
Also, steps will be taken to provide drinking water to all the 10 inhabited islands -- Agatti, Amini, Androth, Bitra, Kadamath, Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Kiltan, Minicoy and Chetlat -- within two years, the BJP chief said.
"Thanks for your wishes. Through a 'reform to transform' approach we are committed to building a new India," he tweeted in response to a congratulatory message on the occasion of completion of three years in government.
Stating this at a press conference here, AICC incharge of communications Randeep Surjewala said the party led by Rahul Gandhi would expose the "failures" of the government before the public in every nook and corner of the country.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal rejected Chidambaram's charge that he was being targeted for his columns critical of the government and claimed that the issue was why beneficiaries of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) gave "money to firms owned by his son".
Since the start of the calendar year the rupee has gained nearly 6 percent against the dollar and 2 percent against emerging market currencies, largely on account of glad tidings on the economy and political fronts. Post demonetisation, it has gained from a strong showing by the BJP in the U.P. election and from parliament clearing hurdles for a GST launch. Crude oil prices continue to remain range-bound, with the OPEC nations curtailing oil production.
Pointing to farmer suicides and unemployment in the country, he said the last three years were a "betrayal" of the mandate the government had received.
The Congress, party insiders said, has only one goal in sight now and that is to come back to power in 2019. “The party has decided to shift focus to job cuts, unemployment, agricultural and industrial growth. Foreign policy and Kashmir issue are other aspects that Congress will hit at.
"The country is facing difficult challenges and we need to work together. Our unity will be our basis of electoral win in the state assembly elections scheduled next year,” he said.
"The BJP, whose government completes three years this month, is celebrating its failures. The Modi government has failed on all fronts," Raja told PTI after a two-day national executive of his party at Karjat in adjoining Raigad district.
"It has been three months since the change of the defence minister but we do not have anybody handling the ministry full time as yet. A nation as big as India not having a full-time defence minister amounts to toying with national security," the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana'.
Mishra, on the third day of his "indefinite fast", penned another letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, alleging that the attacker, Ankit Bhardwaj, was attached with the mohalla clinics project under Health Minister Satyendar Jain.
The legislators also sought a mechanism by which ministers would be bound to reply to their letters in a fixed time-frame.
BSP supremo Mayawati today alleged that the Centre and the BJP are using the government machinery to target opposition parties and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has "crossed all limits" in this regard.
BJP and Congress have not yet submitted their audited reports to the Election Commission even after six months from the due date for submission, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in its report released today.
The saffron party also claimed that the government has only appointed agencies to hire helicopters, although they had not been given directions as to which company's services are to be used.
The MLA questioned the IPS officer about her action and told that there had been orders by the state government that liquor shops will not function in densely populated residential areas.