AAP questions BJP motive to introduce unauthorised colonies bill before state polls
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday questioned the BJP’s motive to introduce a bill in Parliament to regularise unauthorised colonies just ahead of the assembly elections in Delhi.
The party alleged the proposed legislation was brought with the “ill-intention” of wooing people living in such areas for votes. Assembly elections in Delhi are scheduled early next year.
The AAP also coined a new slogan - ‘Jhase mein nahi aayenge Kejriwal ko jeetayenge’ (We will not be tricked, will make Kejriwal win) - which the party now plans to use during its campaigns across the city.
“The Centre was sitting on the bill for the past four years even when we completed all formalities from our side (Delhi government) years ago and woke up right before the polls. The BJP wants to woo the votes of 40 lakh residents of unauthorised colonies and are resorting to these desperate measures as they try to compete with CM Arvind Kejriwal who has transformed the colonies with a committed expenditure of 8100 crore towards construction of roads, sewers, mohalla clinics, CCTV installation, etc,” said AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha.
The Lok Sabha on Thursday cleared the bill to grant ownership rights to residents of 1,731 unauthorised colonies in Delhi.
The Karnataka High Court has held that married daughters are entitled for compensation by insurance companies on the loss of their parents in accidents. The HC single judge bench of Justice H P Sandesh heard an appeal filed by an insurance company challenging the award of compensation to married daughters of one Renuka (aged 57) who was killed in an accident on April 12, 2012 near Yamanur, Hubballi, in north Karnataka.
The Delhi Commission for Women on Thursday asked the city police to submit a complete report by August 14 on the action taken on a rape complaint by three girls studying in a Delhi government school. The commission also asked police to confirm that the three minor girls were produced before the child welfare committee as required by law, and a copy of the order issued by the committee.
In the first Cabinet meeting after taking oath on Wednesday, chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy, Tejashwi Yadav, decided to convene the Bihar assembly session on August 24 to seek trust vote. The session was delayed as speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha refused to quit and promoted ruling alliance to move a no-confidence motion. Former speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary said it will be taken first on the day the House convenes.
Two young men were stabbed during a Muharram procession at the Mallasamudra village in Karnataka's Gadag on Tuesday, according to reports. The injured have been identified as Tousif Hosamani and Mushtaq Hosamani. One of the two young men is battling for his life. Both are being treated at the Gadag Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital. Police have registered a case against six men in the incident.
The Campus Front of India has objected to a 'Bharat Mata pooja' scheduled to be held today at a university in Mangaluru - one of the areas at the heart of the hijab ban in Karnataka - and wanted to know why the university had allowed a pooja with a poster holding up a saffron flag instead of the tricolour, news agency PTI reported.