AIADMK has "betrayed," minorities, Lankan Tamils: DMK
DMK president M K Stalin on Wednesday condemned Chief Minister K Palaniswami for the AIADMK's support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in both Houses of Parliament, saying the ruling party in Tamil Nadu has betrayed minorities and Sri Lankan Tamils. Hitting out at Palaniswami, Stalin, whose party vehemently opposed the Bill in Parliament, said the AIADMK supported the legislation only to allegedly see that corruption charges against its government were not looked into. Also, to safeguard his post of Chief Minister, the ruling party voted with the government, the DMK chief alleged.
With coffers empty, CM Thackeray seeks GST dues from Centre
Staring at the state's empty coffers, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has demanded that the Centre plough back its total outstandings on account of GST-IGST of over Rs 15,500 crores, an official said here on Wednesday. In a letter to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Thackeray said that this includes Goods & Services Tax compensation of Rs 8,611.76 crore and the rest arrears of Integrated Goods & Services Tax.
US body's view on Shah attack on our sovereignty: BJP MP in Lok Sabha
A BJP member in Lok Sabha on Wednesday slammed a federal US commission's call for sanctions against Home Minister Amit Shah over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as an attack on India's sovereignty and asked all parties to come together to send a "stern message" against this.Raising the issue a day after a federal US commission on international religious freedom sought sanctions against Shah and other principal Indian leadership if the bill with the "religious criterion" is passed by Parliament, Nishikant Dubey said the matter was not about one party.
Manifesto of any party cannot override the Constitution of India: Anand Sharma
Attacking the BJP over the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Congress leader Anand Sharma on Wednesday said the manifesto of any political party cannot be above the Constitution of the country. Starting the debate in the Upper House of Parliament, the leader of opposition termed the controversial bill "divisive, discriminatory" and against the fundamentals of the Indian Constitution.
Opposition not consulted on Article 370, Citizenship Bill: Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has criticised the Narendra Modi government for not taking the opposition into confidence on key issues like the scrapping of Article 370 and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. In an interview to PTI, the Congress leader also expressed concern over the economic "slowdown" in the country, and said the BJP-led NDA government's approach towards running the country is "not good".
Citizenship Bill: Fadnavis says Shiv Sena under pressure, Congress welcomes Sena's fresh stance
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday questioned Shiv Sena's apparent flip-flop on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Fadnavis advised Shiv Sena to not come under pressure from the Congress over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Earlier today, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that the party can't support the bill in Rajya Sabha unlesss changes suggested by it are made in the bill. Shiv Sena supported passage of Citizenship Bill in Lok Sabha on Monday.
Ajit Pawar meets Fadnavis during a wedding, later says they were discussing weather
Partners in short-lived government, Ajit Pawar and Devendra Fadnavis, were seen engrossed in an animated conversation during their first public appearance since the government fell. But former Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar later said that they were talking about 'weather and rainfall'. Had their government survived, Ajit Pawar would have been deputy Maharashtra CM under Devendra Fadnavis at the helm even today.