The government is set to introduce a bill to create the Equal Opportunities Commission for the welfare of minorities in the Winter session of Parliament and the new entity’s ambit has been widened to cover the private sector. Nagendar Sharma and Zia Haq report. Even ground
The government is working on a proposal to provide minority status to the Jain community at the national level. So far, the community has the minority status in eight states.
The CPI(M) went into damage control mode on Monday to contain the increasingly audible murmurs of the West Bengal unit against party general secretary Prakash Karat, 61, and the central leadership, reports HT.
Third Front doesn’t seem to be much of a pre-poll reality, with the CPM, which was its prime mover, itself struggling to seal seat-sharing deals with ‘allies.’ Nagendar Sharma & Zia Haq report.
The aftershocks of Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik’s seismic political shift, as his BJD snapped its 11-year-old alliance with the BJP, reverberated well beyond the borders of Orissa on Sunday, report S Iyer, N Sharma and Z Haq.
The CPI-M on Monday refuted an embarrassing allegation that some of its leaders had struck a deal with the BJP to defeat party rebels in the recent local polls in Kerala’s Palakkad district, hometown of party chief Prakash Karat.