The Election Commission of India has asked Rahul Gandhi , the Congress Vice-President , to explain his ‘ISI remark’ after the BJP complained about him of violating the model code of conduct pre-elections. He was given a week’s time while his office said he remained busy during the festival hence the commission has granted him another 4 days to explain.In one of his speeches in the recent past, Rahul Gandhi had said that some security agencies informed him that the minority riot victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots are being contacted by Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI to join terror outfits. Rahul had accused the BJP of playing communal politics even in Muzaffarnagar riots which is provoking differences between communities.
Rahul Gandhi’s speeches always remain under the radar of Media and Opposition as much as Narendra Modi’s and this is yet another addition to his controversial statements in the past. His previous theories like Poverty is a state of Mind and Dalits need Jupiter’s escape velocity to succeed are already popular and it seems like the ISI recruitment theory would need an explanation too.
In response to Election Commission of India seeking views from nation’s political parties on banning Opinion Polls , the Congress has favoured banning such opinion polls completely declaring it unscientific and non-transparent. The party explained that such results can make a misleading impact on voters. Other parties including the main opposition,BJP, said that the Congress was concerned about the recent Opinion Poll surveys which show Congress performing very poor and hence backing a ban.
Digvijay Singh of Congress has blasted yet another fresh speech bomb on PM candidate of BJP, Narendra Modi by stating that he won’t allow Hindu version of Taliban to succeed in India.He also accused the Gujarat CM of hijacking Sardar Patel’s legacy and of ditching ideologies of RSS icons.
Popular for making controversial speeches against anyone who stands against congress,Digvijay Singh had also termed Modi as Ravana and Bhasmasura previously.Question is, Modi has a weapon called Development to battle it out against Congress but what weapon does Digvijay Singh carry to be able to stand against Modi? 🙂
Prime Minister,Dr Singh and Gujarat Chief Minister,Narendra Modi, shared stage in Ahmedabad while inaugurating the renovated Museum of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. Both the leaders praised Sardar Patel for his contribution as a patriotic politician of his times and took the opportunity to hit out at eachother as well.Modi said Sardar Patel deserved to be the first Prime Minister of the nation and had he been the PM the fortune of the country would have been different.Manmohan Singh countered Modi by stating Sarder Patel was a secular man and that he and Nehru(the first Indian PM) had deep mutual respect.
As per the Minister of External Affairs,Salman Khurshid, the Indian Prime Minister,Dr Manmohan Singh had given a very straight forward and crisp answer to Pakistani Prime Minister,Nawaz Sharif on the Kashmir issue when both the PMs had met in New York alongside UN General Assembly. According to Khurshid,Dr Singh declared he did not become the PM of India to re-draw boundaries,to Nawaz Sharif.
Guess this statement was limited to re-drawing International Boundaries only because it is the same Dr Singh led UPA Govt which has recently re-drawn boundaries of a state once called Andhra Pradesh and given birth to new states of Telangana and Seemandhra attracting criticisms and praises,simultaneously.
Here are some more cartoons on Indo-Pak LoC dispute