2010-11 most critical years…we made mistakes, disconnected: Chidambaram
As India awaits the verdict of one of its most hard-fought and bitter general elections, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said Monday the UPA government had failed to gauge the change taking place in the country in 2010 and 2011 — when anti-corruption protests hit the streets of Delhi and elsewhere — and realise the extent of anger that was building up.
Akhilesh defends Vadra, slams BJP
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday indirectly defended Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra even as he dubbed the Gujarat development model a “Model of dividing India.”
Chidambaram talks of “missed opportunities”, says Ramdev is no Baba or saint
Union Minister P Chidambaram today said whatever happens on May 16, the day Lok Sabha election results are announced, will be a “direct product” of “critical” years of 2010-2011 which witnessed anti-corruption movement and lamented about “missed opportunities”. The senior Congress leader also said whoever began to communicate is going to reap benefits in the elections.
Cong hawala finger at Modi
The Congress today accused Narendra Modi of links with an alleged hawala operator and gold smuggler, a day after the BJP had released a booklet and video targeting land purchases by Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra.The Congress released more than a dozen photographs showing Modi with Afroz Fatta, a known BJP supporter now in police custody after the Enforcement Directorate of Ahmedabad and Surat unearthed a hawala racket.
Congress flays Raje Govt over law and order situation
The Congress on Monday condemned the BJP-led Rajasthan government for the recent atrocities against women, and claimed the law and order situation had been deteriorating fast in the State as no action was being ensured against the perpetrators.