The meeting on Tuesday between Union Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister Amit Shah, and BJP president J P Nadda with Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has gained significance ahead of the BJP parliamentary board meeting, which will take place today to consider the BJP-led NDA’s presidential nominees. The meeting has fuelled speculation that Venkaiah Naidu could be considered for the highest constitutional position.
There is also speculation that a Girijan candidate may be nominated for President, as four states, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, and Jharkhand, are preparing for elections, and the bulk of Girijans live in these areas. It is said to be intended at swaying girijan voters. The BJP is also lobbying for Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, former Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu, and Chhattisgarh Governor Anasuya Ukey to be nominated for the coveted position of President.
Yashwant Sinha, a former Union Minister, is, on the other hand, generating headlines as the frontrunner in the Presidential election when the TMC nominated him as the joint-Opposition candidate.
Fresh trouble may be brewing for jailed Aam Aadmi Party minister Satyendar Jain as yet another CCTV video of his prison cell shows him hosting guests, and also features a visit from a now-suspended Tihar Jail superintendent.
Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda and state party president CR Patil on Saturday released the party’s manifesto for Gujarat Assembly polls.
Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) commenced the countdown on Friday for the launch of Earth Observation Satellite – Oceansat – and eight other customer satellites on a PSLV-C54 rocket from the spaceport of Sriharikota on Saturday.
Bhediya, toplined by Varun Dhawan exploring the power of a wild transmogrification, rests primarily on the consequences of the human-animal conflict
The Supreme Court on Friday sought the government’s response to pleas to allow solemnisation of same-sex marriage under the Special Marriage Act.