Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday defended his wife's remarks blaming the state Congress leadership for denying her a ticket from Amritsar.
Bowing under pressure from party, Sadhvi Pragya finally apologised for calling Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse a "Deshbhakt". But not before drama and theatrics.
With 'Bengali pride' firmly pitchforked into electoral discourse, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee Thursday accused each other's "goons" of vandalising the bust of Bengal Renaissance pioneer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's bust at a Kolkata college.
Six terrorists, including a top Jaish-e-Mohammad commander, as well as a soldier and a civilian were killed and four others injured in three gunfights between security forces and terrorists across the Kashmir Valley on Thursday.
In an obvious message for NDA allies, the Congress said that is not averse to supporting any regional party leader for the Prime Minister's post even if it emerges as the single largest party.
It is important for PM Narendra Modi to win again, and this is why I have decided to join BJP. Speaking to News24, BJP-Akali Dal candidate from Punjab's Gurdaspur constituency Sunny Deol said that India needs a decisive politician like Modi. Suuny said that he was being persuaded for long before he said yeas to politics. " I am here to serve people and not run away," Sunny said when asked that most actor-turned-politicians run away from politics.
In a shocking development, Sadhvi Pragya has not apologised or said sorry for calling Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse a "Deshbhakt". Despite BJP asking her to issue an apology, the BJP candidate from Bhopal said " I follow party line".
Tearing into BJP, Congress General Secretary has asked the saffron party whether it has guts to throw out Sadhvi Pragya from the party for calling killer of Father of the Nation "Deshbhakt". In a strongly worded tweet, Priyanka said " Bapu ka hatyara deshbhakt. Hey Ram? ( Killer of Bapu Deshbhakt? Hey Ram)