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Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Narendra Modi government, saying BJP is nervous after the BSP-SP alliance and is using CBI to target leaders of both the parties. Akhilesh termed the CBI raids on SP, BSP leaders and IAS officers in the illegal mining case as "politically motivated".
In a U-turn, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Sunday said his remark on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's prime ministerial prospects was made in jest, even as the Opposition claimed that the statement reflected a "tacit understanding" between the TMC and the saffron party.
Rebel Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Punjab Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Sunday resigned from the party's primary membership, alleging that the party had "totally deviated" from the ideology and principles on which it was formed post the Anna Hazare movement.
Though the minimum temperatures did not drop significantly in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday morning, people in Srinagar city and other towns restrained to venture out due to slippery roads.
The national capital region on Sunday witnessed light rains, with the weather office predicting a drop in the maximum temperature by up to five degrees Celsius, while the air quality remained in the 'very poor' category.
"Congress built the India growth story. Modi has used demonetisation and the Gabbar Singh Tax to completely destroy it. He's an incompetent man who listens to nobody," Gandhi tweeted, citing a media report.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Saturday that 'non-contact warfare' is "important" and it is getting a serious consideration in the restructuring of the armed forces.
Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said the performance of states in the field of education would now be assessed on 70 performance indicators creating a healthy competition among them to improve their performance.
The BJP on Saturday claimed that it was in possession of a letter allegedly written by middleman Christian Michel in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, which reveals the "saga of Rome and RaGa".
In a surprising statement, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Saturday said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was the number one on the list as a potential prime minister from Bengal, remarking that the state should have one in the top post.