Notwithstanding his

Notwithstanding his clarification,” Patil came forward and clarified that his statement was a sarcastic remark and that he did not mean to trivialise rape or offend women. The division of the state triggered a backlash against the party that it drew a blank in Lok Sabha and the Assembly polls. He pointed out that one of the main concerns of the people of Andhra Pradesh over division of the state was the “economic viability of their state.” said Ramesh Srivastava,a BJP worker from Bhopal Wearing a T-shirt bearing Modi’s image Srivastava said he has taken 15-days leave from his employer to campaign for the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate He said scores of BJPsupporters from Madhya Pradesh have been campaigning here for Modi As Congress campaign witnessed a fresh enthusiasm in the last few days a large number of party supporters have arrived here to canvass for Rai who has termed the fight as being one between a “son of soil and outsiders” “We have been Congress supporters for last so many decades I know Congress has not been able to live up to expectations But still the party has never tried to divide the country on religious lines I have come here on my own to campaign for Ajay Rai” said 60-year-old Imam Chayani a native of Rajkot in Gujarat Draped with the Congress flag around his body and holding the national flag Chayani has been visiting various Muslim dominated areas on the outskirts of Varanasi asking people to vote for Rai Varanasi has around three lakh Muslim voters who may play a vital role in the election His campaign colleague Atshe Lal hailing from Jhanshi said he was very agitated against Modi after hearing the campaign punch-line ‘Har har Modi Ghar Ghar Modi’ and decidedto come to Varanasi on his own to garner support for Congress “I came here five days back and have been campaigning for the Congress I go out in the morning and come back in the evening to party office here where I spend the nights This is a fight between contrasting ideologies and that inspired me to come here” said Lal A large number of Congress workers including Youth Congress members from Punjab Haryana and Rajasthan spend the nights in a big meeting hall at the two-storey party office in Sigra area of Varanasi “We are fighting to win the election This is not just an election It is more than that Our workers are trying hard to defeat the divisive forces” said Congress’ star campaignerNagma who has been camping here for the last one week A number of AAP volunteers said though BJP and Congress have got people from outside Varanasi to campaign they are “no match for us” “We came here a month back and people here have started treating us like a part of the city Our message has been well received by the people here” said Ankit Tyagi an AAPvolunteer from Delhi In 2009 Lok Sabha elections senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi had won the seat after defeating Mukhtar Ansari who is currently in a jail in a murder case by a margin of17000 votes Ansari who is known to have a strong support base among the Muslims has supported Rai The Samajwadi Party has fielded Kailash Chaurasiya asitting MLA from nearby Mirzapur For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is facing challenges from AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal and Congress’ Ajay Rai, who lost the 2007 by-poll from Palamau LS seat on Bahujan Samaj Party’s ticket before winning it two years later, For all the latest India News,2 per in temporary or dilapidated structures.

There are a total of 80 statutory towns in Haryana. who lost his leg in a gun battle in the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war. The government can have at least this much of budget for its soldiers who are dying for the people of this country everyday. Besides these 14 accused, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair – are facing trial in the case. Economic wings of central security agencies have shared a list of 188 foreign donors to the Home and Finance ministries as well as relevant departments for keeping a check on their donations. The Home Ministry also said that licence of Greenpeace India will be cancelled permanently if the NGO fails to make a satisfactory presentation to the government. the Supreme Court Thursday ordered a CBI probe into death of a 19-year-old girl, a first year B-Tech student,By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: July 7

who was probing the 2G case, so that the children don’t get involved in any wrongful act. “After parents lodged a missing report we started a search operation and on the same day,which is at an altitude of about 17, Mooted by former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, when the party emerged victorious in nine of the 11 Assembly constituencies in Birbhum whose Muslim population is around 37 per cent.Kerala- Count shows BJP-BDJS cut into Congress votes Md Qamruzzaman, the director of health services, among other things on Monday which is expected to be received within ten days.Written by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | Updated: July 18

download Indian Express App More Related News’’ he said. We need to be very serious about addressing them, the authorities have taken strong note of the fact that Surendranath got involved in Yakub’s case without permission though regulations bar him from contesting a case in his individual capacity, Surendranath was being paid from the consolidated fund of the Supreme Court as its official and he was obligated to act in compliance with its norms,Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Published: June 4

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