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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

 

‘Attempt to Silence Most Vocal Critic’: Karti Slams Centre for Chidambaram’s Arrest, Denies Meeting Peter & Indrani

Karti, who arrived in Delhi on Thursday morning, said no one had been raided as much as him but the agencies still did not have a case against him. New Delhi: Sivaganga MP Karti Chidambaram on Thursday termed his father and former finance minister P Chidambaram’s arrest in the INX Media Case an attempt to silence the government’s most vocal critic, adding that it was a “completely politically motivated witch hunt” to tarnish not just the Congress leader’s image but also that of the grand old party. Karti, who arrived in…


‘Insult of Dalit Voices Cannot be Tolerated’, Says Priyanka Gandhi on Ravidas Temple Demolition Protest

Heavy police force was deployed in the area as tension prevailed after police used batons to disperse the protesters and detained Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad and 50 others. New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit out at the BJP government on Thursday over police using batons to disperse Dalits protesting the demolition of Ravidas Temple in Tughlakabad area here, saying “insult” of Dalit voices cannot be tolerated. A protest by Dalits against the demolition of the temple turned violent on Wednesday night, leaving several people, including policemen, injured.…


No Evidence Against Chidambaram, Arrest Based on Statement by a Murder-Accused, Says Congress

The Congress questioned why the probe agencies have neither arrested the officials who gave the so-called FIPB permission, nor the officials of the company that committed the crime. New Delhi: Slamming the government and the CBI for the dramatic manner in which P Chidambaram was arrested from his home, the Congress on Thursday said there was no reason for sleuths to swoop in at night but to tarnish the image of the former union minister in an attempt to exact “personal revenge for the ruling party”. At a press conference, senior…


Shiv Sena Candidate Wins Maharashtra Legislative Council Election

Shiv Sena candidate Ambadas Danve was pitted against Baburao Kulkarni of Congress. A total of 647 out of 657 public representatives from different local self-governing bodies had cast their votes. Mumbai: Shiv Sena candidate Ambadas Danve on Thursday won the Maharashtra Legislative Council biennial election from Aurangabad-Jalna local authorities constituency. Danve won the election, held on Monday, by 418 votes, an election official said. Danve was pitted against Baburao Kulkarni of Congress. A total of 647 out of 657 public representatives from different local self-governing bodies had cast their votes. With…


Akhilesh Yadav Comments on Chidambaram’s Arrest, Says ‘Battle of Papers’ Must be Fought to Take on Govt

The Samajwadi Party chief commented that the police, army and all other departments were under the government, and the Centre could only be fought if one had strong paperwork. Lucknow: Samajwadi Party president and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav commented on the arrest of former finance minister P Chidambaram by the CBI in the INX media case, saying that to stand up to the current government, one needs to win the fight on “papers” first. “This is a battle of papers and it should be fought. If…