The meeting came amid indications that Congress has decided to spell out a clear stand on the vexed issue of separate statehood soon.
Official sources said CBI had sent a request to provide it with the files related to affidavits filed by under secretary RVS Mani in the high court in 2009 within a span of two month giving contradictory versions on Ishrat's antecedents.
"As soon as we received the red alert from the state headquarters after the blasts in Bihar, all officials involved in the security of the temples were told that there should be no lapses," Arun Kumar, Additional District Magistrate (Law and Order), Mathura, said.
The chargesheet says that Ishrat and three others killed were abducted and kept in illegal confinement before the encounter. The CBI says that it enough has evidence to prove that it was a cold blooded murder.
In the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the fight between Congress and BJP hots up.
"The Supreme Court delivered a very good order. I respect all religions, all creeds and castes. I will go by the Constitution," Mamata Banerjee said.
"Yadav wants to become Prime Minister. He should first try to get the job of a sweeper at the residence of the PM," 77-year Verma said at a programme in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad.
For the rest of India, the battle maybe couched as a Nitish versus Narendra Modi personality clash; in Bihar, it is seen through the prism of caste.
Given the role of construction companies in the destruction of Uttarakhand, is their corporate donation charity or shoddy compensation?
Faced with environmental disaster, Bahuguna refuses to rethink a single tourism project or ill-advised dam, insisting on development at any price.
The wheels have come off the Bharatiya Janata Party's 2014 campaign before Narendra Modi has had time to even take charge.
The UPA has lost the will to govern and is merely marking time until the next elections. But between now and then, if it doesn't ratchet up its administrative efficiency, it will have made the nation pay a tragic price.
However, one should keep in mind that the two political scenarios - the split with Lalu and the tiff with BJP - are entirely different in nature.
Political parties need to have a process for electing leaders. This problem relates more to cadre-based parties such as BJP and CPM.
it's a good thing that Advani has revealed his now. If a showdown was inevitable within the party, it is better to get it over with, rather than have it drag on until the election season is near at hand.
Party spokesman Shakeel Ahmed also said that Advani was "deliberately humiliated" by the RSS by elevating Modi as he had opposed attempts to bring back Nitin Gadkari as BJP chief due to graft charges against him.
The Board held an urgent meeting at the residence of party chief Rajnath Singh hours after Advani resigned from Parliamentary Board, National Executive and Election Committee to protest Narendra Modi being made Campaign Committee chief.
The Principal Special Court for CBI cases dismissed the petition as not maintainable and observed that the offences were distinct though the modus operandi was same in the five charge-sheets filed so far.