Rejection of Savarkar resolution: Devendra Fadnavis slams Shiv Sena
With the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker on Wednesday rejecting the BJP's demand for a government resolution honouring Hindutva icon V D Savarkar, senior leader Devendra Fadnavis launched a frontal attack on the Shiv Sena, calling it "laachar" (helpless) for power. The BJP had demanded the resolution commemorating the death anniversary of Savarkar on Wednesday.
Odisha CM elected BJD president for 8th term
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been re-elected as the President of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for the eighth consecutive term on Wednesday. Returning officer Pratap Dev announced Patnaik's name as the party president. "BJD doesn't fight election to win or lose, it fights to win the love of the people and to serve them," said Patnaik after becoming the president of the ruling party.
Polling in four Rajya Sabha seats in Odisha on March 26
The biennial election to four Rajya Sabha seats from Odisha, among a total of 55 seats from 17 states, will be held on March 26, the Election Commission (EC) announced on Tuesday. While the seat of Anubhab Mohanty fell vacant as he was elected to the Lok Sabha during the 2019 general elections, the terms of Narendra Kumar Swain, Sarojini Hembram and Ranjib Biswal are due to end on April 2 this year.
Congress takes potshot at Trump for not mentioning Mahatma
Congress on Monday criticised US President Donald Trump for not mentioning Mahatma Gandhi in the visitor book of Sabarmati Ashram and instead praising Modi and called him "great friend" (PM Modi) and called his tour a "wonderful visit" "This is a snapshot of the note that someone sent. It ostensibly is @realDonaldTrumps note at Sabarmati. No mention of the Great Mahatma. Does he even know who Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was?" Manish Tewari wrote while tweeting the pictures of the visitor book.
Babulal Marandi elected as BJP legislative party leader
Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi was elected as the Legislative party leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Monday. He was elected unanimously as the leader after BJP Legislator Anant Ojha proposed his name, which was supported by other Legislators of the party. After getting elected to the Legislative party, Marandi has also become the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly.
Why Pawar wants mosque in name of invader Babar: Devendra Fadnavis
Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday attacked NCP chief Sharad Pawar over his demand for creation of a trust for construction of a mosque in Ayodhya on the lines of a similar body for Ram temple. Speaking to reporters here on the eve of the Budget session of the Maharashtra legislature, Fadnavis asked why Pawar wanted to build a mosque in the name of a invader like Babar.