An FIR was filed against Kamakhya Prasad Tassa by the Congress party demanding his arrest for his derogatory remarks
It alleged that the BJP was trying to delay Gujarat assembly polls for its last-minute efforts to woo the people of the state with sops announced by the prime minister.
"Even if people face recession after demonetisation, one party is on an upturn and came to power in Goa and Manipur despite being rejected by the people," an editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said.
"The censor board has allowed (the film's release) and they are now objecting (to certain scenes on GST)... this amounts to insulting freedom of expression," he said. Dhinakaran said the film has only tried to highlight an issue, Goods and Services Tax, "affecting people."
"In Gujarat, we will be contesting five seats where our organisation is strong. We are not going to weaken the fight there (against the BJP). In the rest of the seats, the party will support Congress," he told reporters here.
"Those generating passions (by commenting) on historical monuments, including the Taj Mahal, are anti-national," NC provincial president Devender Singh Rana said.
The list, which was submitted to the Election Commission, also includes the names of four chief ministers -- Uttar Pradesh's Yogi Adityanath, Shivraj Singh Chouhan of Madhya Pradesh, Manohar Lal Khattar of Haryana and Uttarakhand's Trivendra Singh Rawat.
The 'yatra', to mark the launch of the BJP's electoral campaign for next year's Assembly polls, would criss-cross the state, covering all the 224 Assembly segments, BJP national general secretary and Karnataka affairs in-charge Muralidhar Rao told reporters here.
Patel, in a midnight press conference in Ahmedabad on Sunday, said that he was “made to” switch sides. He also added that the BJP leaders had paid him an advance amount of Rs 10 lakh and promised to pay him the balance Rs 90 lakh on Monday.
The parties could plan another protest, possibly on the streets, against the note ban, a drive declaring 500 and 1000-rupee notes as illegal to eradicate corruption and black money menace.
The state BJP unit, which was divided till last week on the question of inducting Roy into the party, has given up its reservations due to the keenness of the leadership, sources told PTI.
The Wire had recently published an article claiming a company owned by Jay Shah saw a huge rise in its turnover after BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014.
The 78-year-old politician also said that he would release copies of the evidence soon.
Of late, all major party events - especially in the poll-bound states - have been high on Hindu symbolism.
KPCC leaders including Parameshwara, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Karnataka party incharge and AICC General Secretary K C Venugopal had met Gandhi in New Delhi on October 12 to discuss the poll strategy.
Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister said that the third outing of JD(U)-BJP coalition government has to compete with its glorious past record to fulfil people's aspirations.
Chief Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala's tweet came hours after Union minister Smriti Irani sought to put the Congress in the dock on the Bofors issue.
The BJP has declared its nominees for all the 68 seats in the state's Assembly and the names also include Anil Sharma, Congress veteran Sukhram's son, who quit his party recently to join the BJP.
The Congress' allegations against Modi came in response to yesterday's attack by the BJP on Vadra and the Congress leadership following a report on TV channel Times Now which claimed fugitive arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari paid for plane tickets of Sonia's son-in-law.
The video mocks the fact that since the assembly election in 1995, Congress has not been able to win in Gujarat
"What we (CPI) feel is, a pre-poll alliance may not be possible at the national level because in Kerala, Tripura we (Congress and Left parties) are main opponents," he told PTI.
Apart from the ‘Jyoti Parv’ celebrations in 1,275 villages, the Ghats of Saryu River have also been decked up as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will soon reach the temple town to celebrate Choti Diwali.
While Vadra did not react to the media report, Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala said Prime Minister Narendra Modi could get "any investigation" done into any allegations against the party chief's son-in-law to find out if there was any "wrong doing".
Adityanath's comments come a day after his colleague, BJP MLA Sangeet Som, questioned the Taj Mahal's place in India's heritage and said history would be rewritten to erase Mughal emperors from it.