Politics

The Congress Saturday alleged that the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh wants to "deport" party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra so that she cannot meet the victims of the Sonbhadra clash.

Newly appointed Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh was accorded a grand welcome by party leaders and workers on his arrival here on Friday.

The Sonbhadra shootout acquired a sharp political edge with Congress leaders, including former party president Rahul Gandhi, alleging she had been "illegally" arrested and the Uttar Pradesh government was attempting to crush democracy.

Rajya Sabha proceedings were Thursday adjourned for almost an hour after opposition Congress and Samajwadi Party members created an uproar over the Supreme Court ruling on the Karnataka issue and the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh.

Ahead of the crucial confidence vote to be sought by Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa Thursday exuded confidence that the motion would be defeated.

The minister was replying to a supplementary query by Samajwadi Party member Javed Ali Khan on whether the National Register of Citizens will be implemented in other states as well.

During the Question Hour, Mines Minister Pramod Jain informed the House that 'bajri' lease deeds are issued for one to four hectares privately-owned land and currently 10 lease deeds are sanctioned for 'bajri' mining and 216 letters of intent have been issued.

The Goa government is pulling out all the stops to ensure that the coastal state is free of illegal drug trade, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told the Legislative Assembly Tuesday.