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…

Kanhaiya Kumar never said he is not proud to be Indian: Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday clarified that JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar had never said he is not proud to be an Indian. Tharoor’s clarification came days after he drew flak for comparing Kumar with Bhagat Singh. “When this young man, who you object to so strongly, stands up and says I want freedom from…he…

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…

ABVP members raised anti-India slogans: AAP submits video clip proof to police

anti India slogans

Defending Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar, the AAP Monday submitted two video clips that purportedly show the “real culprits behind the unrest in JNU”. According to the AAP, the two clips allegedly show members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) shouting anti-India slogans. Countering the allegations, the ABVP too approached…

Congress, Left accuse Rajnath Singh of communalising JNU issue

Rajnath Singh

A day after Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that protest at JNU had backing of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed, the principal opposition party, Congress, today accused the Union Minister of ‘communalising’ the issue and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should ask his Pakistani counterpart to arrest the Lashkar chief for plotting terror attacks in…

JNU row: Rahul Gandhi proving anti-national students right, says Amit Shah

Rahul Gandhi

BJP president Amit Shah has hit out hard at Rahul Gandhi and accused the Congress vice president of supporting anti-nationalist elements.   Chiding the Congress, Shah asks what is its definition of patriotism when Rahul Gandhi cannot differentiate between anti-state and nationalism. Rahul Gandhi and colleagues going to JNU and supporting the students has proved…