Haryana polls: Opposition's heartening performance should teach it not to lie down before the battle is over
The results of the Assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra declared on Thursday threw up some pretty dramatic surprises
BJP claims Congress threatening CBI officials to stop working against corruption, says move 'shows mentality' of party
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said Congress leader Anand Sharma has threatened officers to stop working against corruption which only shows the mentality of Congress party. His comments come after Sharma had issued a veiled warning to government officials after the CBI raided former Haryana chief minister BS Hooda's residence on Friday.
The Congress’ three-pronged attack includes playing political victim, alleging the constitution of the Commission to be illegal while additionally going so far as to accuse Justice Dhingra himself of seeking and becoming a beneficiary of the states’ largesse.
Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda demanded a thorough inquiry by the Election Commission, including a forensic examination of the pens with which the votes were cast, a day after votes of 14 legislators were cancelled leading to the victory of a BJP-backed Independent candidate
Indicative of his clout, Robert Vadra continues to roam free in 2016, undaunted by the “powerful”, Narendra Modi-led NDA regime, which has forced even corporate bigwigs like Vijay Mallya and Lalit Modi to flee the country in order to avoid investigation and possible incarceration.
During his roughly 10-year stint as chief minister, Hooda came out with as many as three master plans for Gurgaon — 2021, 2025 and 2031
The move follows an expose first on Twitter on 20 February, 2016, and through a Firstpost article pointing to Hooda’s role in the Jat quota stir.
My suspicion of the Congress hand in the violent Jat quota stir in Haryana — which I expressed strongly on Twitter on Saturday evening, without any serious opposition or denials from the Congress, save a weak reply by MP from Rohtak, Deepender Hooda — received unexpected confirmation late on Sunday