The government has rejected BJP’s allegation of the direct cash transfer scheme being a violation of poll code on Friday citing the announcement made in the Budget speech in March. Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, had made the first announcement of DCT in his speech on March 16. A statement from the PMO on September 28 was also released by him before the Gujarat elections were announced. According to the complaint; DCT was violating poll code as 4 out of 51 districts selected are in poll-bound Gujarat.
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At a seminar, Ms. Banerjee hit back at her critics with a searing comment, “Raja chale baazar, kutta bhouke hazaar” (The king walks unperturbed as dogs bark). It is believed to be against the Press Council of India chairman, Markandey Katju, who in a letter, said that ministers and bureaucrats are afraid to speak their minds fearlessly before Mamata Banerjee and if this continues she would not be able to serve as the chief minister for long.
With its head office in Luxemborg and 53% of its steel produced in Europe, ArcelorMittal, is still considered to be “the Indian Group”. The State recently threatened the tycoon to either sell the plant to private buyers or see it nationalized. Is this a move to bully the company or to show how hard the Government is trying to save jobs?
India breathes a sigh of relief as Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving terrorist during the 26/11 attacks, was secretly executed secretly this Wednesday at the Yerawadi jail in Pune. Kasab, who was kept captive since the unforgettably brutal attacks at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus in 2008, had no last wish and his last words were “Forgive me Allah”.
Ajmal Kasab’s execution may bring some sort of a closure for the people of this country but until the masterminds of the attack and the large number of groups functioning under the so called ‘Jihadist’ ideology is brought to justice, the wounds will not heal.
BJP president Nitin Gadkari carried out a protest in New Delhi on Wednesday against the government regarding issues such as foreign direct investment (FDI), corruption and inflation. The party aimes at starting a debate in the Parliament regarding the FDI issue. The protesters also demanded for an investigation against Parliament member Rahul Gandhi and his brother-in-law Robert Vadra who have been allegedly accused of corruption.