The senior BJP leader said media reports suggest that Rs 2,000 notes have not been supplied to currency chests, which in turn has increased pressure on Rs 500 and Rs 200 notes
The minor girl's body was found with 86 marks of injuries. Post mortem reports confirmed repeated sexual assault, strangulation and smothering
UP BJP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi today told PTI, "The Congress president cannot speak for 15 minutes without consulting a slip. In any public event or even in the Parliament, Rahul Gandhi has been unable to speak at length for 15 minutes... And, in this case, challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi is laughable."
On Sunday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti accepted the resignations of Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga, who had participated in a rally supporting the accused in the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua.
As the NDA government nears its end, BJP veteran Yashwant Sinha presents a wrap of the fallacies under the four-year-rule of Narendra Modi, in his column titled ‘Dear friend, speak up’ in The Indian Express
With the BJP likely to fight a united opposition in big, politically crucial states such as Uttar Pradesh, many experts believe the party would find it difficult to repeat its 2014 performance when it had won 282 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha.
"This govt which still has not been able to count the demonetised currency is asking us to trust its jumla that there is no cash crunch. After the demonetisation disaster where goalposts were repeatedly shifted and deadlines changed, no one trusts the Modi government anymore.
Though Shah will be in Rae Bareli, party workers from neighbouring areas, including Congress president Rahul Gandhi's constituency Amethi, will be attending the programmes, the leader said.
Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill denied the speculation that the Congress had put on hold the ticket of Mehul Choksi’s lawyer, HS Chandramouli.
The BJP's renewed attack on the Congress comes a day after a special anti-terror court acquitted rightwing activist Swami Aseemanand and four others in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case in Hyderabad.
The party's reaction came after the BJP attacked it following the acquittal of right wing activist Aseemanand and four others in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast, alleging that the Congress had defamed Hindus by using the term "saffron terror" and demanding an apology from Rahul Gandhi.
With just under a month to go for the crucial Assembly elections in Karnataka, here’s how Congress and the BJP stack up on various issues and after recent developments.
The BJP released its second list of candidates, a day after its central election committee met here to finalise the names of its candidates for the high-stakes election.
In a statement issued here, the party announced the names of 10 candidates for the April 26 polls.
After the BJP leaders garlanded the statue and left, members of the Dalit community led by Solanki washed the statue with milk and water in order to 'cleanse' what the BJP had 'polluted'.
Two BJP ministers, who were at the centre of a storm over their participation in a rally in support of the accused in the Kathua rape and murder case, today submitted their resignations to the party's state president Sat Sharma.
With Assembly elections scheduled for May 12, Karnataka could be the latest Indian state to be splashed by saffron. BJP-led NDA already has a government in 20 states and Union Territories
The Central Election Committee (CEC), presided over by party chief Rahul Gandhi, held first round of discussion in the morning and will deliberate again in the evening and finalise the first list.
The saffron party legislator from Bairia had stirred a row on April 11 when he defended MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar who allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl last year.
In a series of tweets, apparently addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi whom he did not mention by name but addressed as "Sir", Sinha pointed out that while in the opposition, BJP members too had disrupted proceedings in Parliament on various issues for which the party was now criticising the opposition.
A large number people marched along with Shah who was showered with flowers and welcomed. Addressing the crowd, Shah took a dig at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's extensive tour of the poll-bound state saying the Siddaramaiah government's days were numbered and predicted a huge win for BJP.
"It was unfortunate that Parliament's budget session was not allowed to work. In protest of this, we are sitting fast," Prabhu told reporters.
The BJP leader across the country are sitting on a day-long fast today to corner the opposition over the recent washout of the Budget session of Parliament.
The 18-year-old woman, who had tried to kill herself outside the CM's house, alleged that she had been confined to a hotel room by the district administration.
BJP president Amit Shah will sit on a dharna in poll-bound Karnataka and BJP MPs across the nation will also join the PM in fasting, in what is being seen as an attempt to turn the tables on the Congress, a day after it held a symbolic fast at Rajghat.