Facing threat to life, Rahul Gandhi cancels visit to Puducherry, TN, Kerala

Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi cancelled his two-day visit to Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, which was to commence on Tuesday, a day after an anonymous letter threatening his life was received by the party. However, this is not the reason behind cancellation of Rahul Gandhi’s Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala visit. In a series of…

Shiv Sena attacks BJP for letting Kanhaiya Kumar get free publicity

Kanhaiya Kumar

In a veiled attack on the BJP for letting JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar get “free publicity”, ally Shiv Sena Monday sought to know how he got bail in such a short span of time when others charged with ‘sedition’ are still languishing in jails. “(Union Minister) Venkaiah Naidu said Kanhaiya Kumar is getting free publicity….

Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech at JNU: Brilliant, says Arvind Kejriwal

Kanhaiya Kumar

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has applauded Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech at the JNU post his release from the jail. He tweeted, “What a brilliant speech by Kanhaiya…” #KanhaiyaKumar became the top trending topic on microblogging site Twitter following the speech. Many students were seen wiping tears during Kanhaiya’s address. JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested…

Former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma dead

PA Sangma

Former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma died of a heart attack on Friday morning. He was 68 years old. Sangma served the sixteenth Lok Sabha as its speaker from 1996 to 1998. He also remained the chief minister of Meghalaya from 1988 to 1990. Meanwhile, current Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan read an obituary for…

Nationalism debate: Fight over Smriti Irani may escalate in Parliament

Smriti Irani

The debate over nationalism may continue to dominate Parliament’s proceedings this week, even after both Houses had completed discussions on the issue. The BJP came out in support of Union human resource development minister Smriti Irani after the Congress, Left and the JD(U) decided to push notice of breach of privilege against her for allegedly…

A fact check on what HRD minister Smriti Irani said in Parliament

Smriti Irani said in Parliament

Under intense attack, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday made a forceful statement in Lok Sabha, saying Kanhaiya Kumar and some other students had been found indulging in anti-national activities by the JNU authorities themselves. The Smriti Script One liners from HRD minister Smriti Irani’s speech in the Lok Sabha, Some of the voices are uttered…

Is Narendra Modi government ‘scared’ or Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday roared in front of the media, saying the government was “scared” and will try to muzzle his voice in Parliament on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition row. “I will speak but they (government) will not let me speak because they are scared. They are scared of what…

Amit Shah: Rahul Gandhi should clarify whether “anti-national” slogans should be tolerated

BJP chief Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah, on Wednesday attacked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for supporting Jawaharlal Nehru University students and accused him of “votebank politics”. Amit Shah, has demanded clarification from Rahul Gandhi on whether “anti-national” slogans should be tolerated in the name of freedom of speech. “Today debate is being held in the Parliament whether…