BJP slams Congress, accuses it of "unconstitutional" vote-bank politicsJun 13, 6:55 pm
New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday accused the ruling Congress Party of indulging in "unconstitutional" vote bank politics, and misleading the socially underprivileged classes. Gadkari, however, backed the Supreme Court's decision not to stay the Andhra Pradesh High Court's verdict quashing 4.5 percent sub-quota for minorities within 27 percent reservation for Other Backward Castes (OBC)."Congress Party is indulging in unconstitutional vote bank politics by adopting the 4.5 percent minority reservation. At times they spoke about nine percent quota and other political parties also advocated 14 and 18 percent reservation. They have deliberately tried to mislead the socially underprivileged class," he said.Gadkari supported the comments made by Azim Premji and N R Narayana Murthy that called the ruling government indecisive, and added that the Congress Party had failed to deliver in all the socio-economic spheres."The viewpoints that he (Azim Premji) has expressed about the ruling Congress party are sad but true. The entire country now feels the same that this government lacks the zeal to take decisive actions. The economic situation of the country is worrisome," he said. (ANI)
Himachal CM evacuated from Kinnaur after 60 hours, 1700 still stranded Jun 18, 12:46 pm
Kinnaur District (Himachal Pradesh), June 18 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who had been stranded in the state's tribal-dominant Kinnaur District for nearly 60 hours due to landslides triggered by incessant rains, was evacuated on Tuesday morning by a state government-owned helicopter.Full Story »
Oscar Fernandes takes charge as road transport and highways minister Jun 18, 12:46 pm
New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): Oscar Fernandes on Tuesday assumed charge as the Road Transport and Highways Minister.Full Story »
Mythological bridge row: Karunanidhi threatens to launch DMK protest against Tamil Nadu Govt. Jun 18, 12:24 pm
Chennai, June 18 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader and former Tamil Nadu chief minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi has warned incumbent Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa that he will order the launching of a state-wide protest in connection with a row over constructing a bridge along or over a mythological bridge.Full Story »
Case filed against former Union Minister Gurudas Kamat's kin for mowing down Mumbai toddler Jun 18, 12:00 pm
Mumbai, June 18 (ANI): A case has been filed against a nephew of former union cabinet minister Gurudas Kamat after he allegedly drove over a five-year-old girl here late on Monday night.Full Story »
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