UP CM Akhilesh Yadav has defended the suspension of IAS officer ,Durga Shakti Nagpal, was in the interest of maintaining communal harmony in the region and discarded allegations that she was suspended for taking on the sand mafias.
These were his statements even as the Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate report said that the officer did not order the demolition of a portion of the mosque as alleged by the Uttar Pradesh government and interestingly now the SP wants the District Magistrate be suspended for maintaining that Durga Nagpal had not ordered demolition of Mosque wall.
Now that is the advantage of being a self-proclaimed Secular Party. 🙂
Shobhaa De,the renowned columnist tweeted – “Maharashtra and Mumbai??? Why not? Mumbai has always fancied itself as an independent entity, anyway. This game has countless possibilities.” after the Congress declared birth of Telangana as the 29th state. To anyone it will sound like a satirical comment but Maharashtra’s parties MNS and NCP took this to a different level just to make a news,it seems. Well!Not their fault.Even they need to keep in news. 😀
Former Uttar Pradesh CM,Mayawati, has said that the large state of Uttar Pradesh should be split into smaller states to facilitate better governance and also supports the formation of Gorkhaland out of West Bengal and Vidarbha out of Maharashtra. The SP is against such splitting of Uttar Pradesh.
Ideally this is a better way for small parties to come to power and remain there for longer period of time because they know the areas of their strong hold in bigger states and good governance is the only sugar-coated pill for splitting states for vested interest.