Priyanka targets Modi over RSVP jibe, Gujarat model
Priyanka Gandhi’s attacks on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi are becoming fiercer by the day.On Friday, while questioning the relevance of the “Gujarat model”, Priyanka said: “Aap kisi prathmik pathshala ko thodi na sambhodhit kar rahe hain.
Weak Congress closer to socialists: Akhilesh
Battling the ascendance of the BJP in the politically crucial Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav signalled a post-poll realignment of forces to stop Narendra Modi’s bid at power.
No sub-manifesto on Muslim quota, says Congress
The Congress made it clear on Friday that it had not promised a sub-quota for OBC Muslims as the matter is pending before the Supreme Court. It said the party cannot do anything until the matter is resolved in the court.
Manmohan brother joins BJP in Amritsar
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s brother Daljeet Singh Kohli today joined the BJP in the presence of Narendra Modi and was felicitated during Modi’s rally in Amritsar late in the evening.Daljeet, a businessman in Amritsar, is Manmohan’s half-brother. During the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, he had campaigned vigorously for the Congress along with Manmohan’s younger brother Surjeet.
Muslim leaders pooh-pooh Congress quota promise
Muslim leaders in the country are unconvinced with the Congress promise to the community about giving reservation to its backward sections, and feel the offer has come too late in the day. In an additional manifesto uploaded on its website, the Congress Friday said it will ensure “quota of 4.5 percent for backward Muslims in the existing OBC (Other Backward Classes) reservations”.