Manoj Mitta, author of The Fiction of Fact-finding: Modi and Godhra, and Siddharth Varadarajan discuss the Gujarat 2002 riots and Amit Shah’s testimony.
“Maya Kodnani was not present in Naroda Gam, she was inside the state assembly at 8:30 am. From 9:30 am to 9:45 am I was at the Civil Hospital and I met Maya Kodnani there.”
On a petition filed by Kodnani, special SIT judge P. B. Desai summoned Shah to appear before the court on September 18.
Shah’s statement came at a time when messages critical of the ‘Gujarat model of development’ in the poll-bound state were being circulated on social media.
Kodnani says she was with Shah when the riots took place, so he is crucial to proving her alibi.
High Court Raps Airport Authority for Allowing Amit Shah’s Party Meeting Within Goa Airport Premises
The bench was not convinced by the AAI’s defence that the meeting was spontaneous, asking how the many visible arrangements could be made quickly.
The National Human Rights Commission has asked the UP government to submit a report on what happened and how it is compensating families.
The Congress persuaded the EC to invalidate the votes of two of its MLAs who switched sides, and also managed the backing of a rebel BJP MLA.
In a statement, the party has clarified that the sudden increase in Amit Shah’s assets is due to the properties he inherited after his mother’s death in 2013.
No explanation has been given and no editor is willing to take responsibility for having pulled the plug on the news item.
“The party’s stand is clear…The temple should be constructed in a legal manner and there should be mutual dialogue,” said the BJP president, also addressing election reform, reservations, GST and cow protection.
The BJP is expected to announce their vice-presidential candidate after a meeting with Prime Minister Modi and the party’s parliamentary board.
Goa Congress has demanded action against airport officials for allowing this breach of security regulations
Shiv Sena Slams BJP Chief Amit Shah, Says Party Should Focus on Kashmir Instead of Maharashtra Polls
In an editorial in Saamana, the Shiv Sena also said Mehbooba Mufti was openly supporting “youth attacking” soldiers and blaming soldiers for the tense situation in the Valley.
“India and Pakistan will continue to play at international tournaments but neither India plays in Pakistan nor Pakistan plays in India.”
Shah’s remark not only reduces Gandhi’s status by identifying him only by his caste, but is also a stunning reminder of how pervasive caste prejudices are.
Vinod Dua discusses the impact of demonetisation in light of SBI’s recent admission that it has led to a slowdown in Indian economy, and Amit Shah’s comment on Gandhi.
The three-member committee will consult with allies and the opposition to pick Pranab Mukherjee’s successor.
Addressing a group of “eminent persons” in Chhattisgarh, he also said the Congress party was “merely an instrument of gaining independence”.
The activists have alleged that “the concerned investigating officer of the said case has gone missing after the submission of the final report.”
Across the country, the BJP has fought elections by giving tickets to rebel Congress leaders rather than its own party cadre.
Playing fast and loose with facts to a willing audience has not hurt either Narendra Modi or Amit Shah.
An email sent to the BJP president and to the Prime Minister’s Office suggests Shishir Gupta was serving as the eyes and ears of the ruling party in its war of attrition with Delhi’s AAP government.
Rs 500 crore was deposited in the head office of the ADC Bank, in which the BJP president is a director, within three days of the demonetisation announcement.
On the eve of Kerala’s most important festival, the BJP president’s greeting has people in the state up in arms
Some of Hardik Patel’s close allies are quitting his organisation, but that is no solace for the BJP
PAAS supporters in saffron caps barged into the venue where legislators of the Patel community were to be felicitated by Shah.
The Supreme Court has erred in refusing to examine why the CBI did not appeal the discharge of the BJP president in a case of triple murder – the encounter killings of Kauser Bi, her husband Sohrabuddin and his associate Tulsiram Prajapati.
Social activist Harsh Mander had sought the quashing of the December 2014 order of a Mumbai sessions court, which gave BJP president Amit Shah a clean chit in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.
Amit Shah getting a second term as Bharatiya Janata Party president is proof that Prime Minister Narendra Modi retains complete control of the party organisation.
Dibrugarh (Assam): Playing the ‘Bangladeshis’ card against the Congress government of Tarun Gogoi in the run up to next year’s assembly elections in Assam, BJP president Amit Shah accused the Congress of hatching a “secret plan” along with the All India United Democratic front (AIUDF) to make the state a part […]
This is an English translation of the letter senior BJP leader Shanta Kumar wrote to BJP president Amit Shah on July 11, 2015. Under your leadership, several new programmes are being initiated to give the party organisation a new direction and dimension. It is our good fortune that […]
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There seems to be no end in sight to the tumult in the state’s politics since Jayalalithaa’s death last year, with the forces the BJP has been trying to crush only getting stronger.
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy’s United Bengal Plan That Could Have Changed the Course of India’s History
Suhrawardy, a largely forgotten figure today, was Bengal’s chief minister in 1946 and is often mis-remembered as a Hindu-hating communal leader.
The party today is a pale, forlorn shadow of its once vibrant self.
Now that promises of progress and development haven’t played out as they hoped, the BJP’s top duo are turning back to communal polarisation.
The Citizens Whistleblower Forum has demanded that the IT department’s records on the Sahara and Birla groups be forwarded to the CBI for a “thorough criminal investigation”
Why should a completely legal economic activity need the permission of an extra-constitutional bully like the MNS? And why is the state continuing to look the other way?
The apex court ordered that either the gangster-turned-politician should surrender or Bihar police should take him into custody.