NC asks separatists to follow Sajjad Lone
Welcoming the decision of People’s Conference leader Sajjad Ghani Lone to contest the elections, the ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir appealed to other separatist leaders on Sunday to join the mainstream.india Updated: Apr 13, 2009 01:01 IST
Srinagar: Welcoming the decision of People’s Conference leader Sajjad Ghani Lone to contest the elections, the ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir appealed to other separatist leaders on Sunday to join the mainstream. “We welcome Sajjad Ghani Lone’s announcement to contest Lok Sabha elections,” said NC chief and former CM Farooq Abdullah. Abdullah said the electoral process is the best way to raise problems of the people and Lone had taken the right decision.
Joshi gets death threat from Indian Mujahideen
Varanasi: Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi has allegedly got a death threat from terror outfit Indian Mujahiddeen, warning him against contesting the Lok Sabha elections. The letter warned the BJP candidate from Varanasi against holding meetings and chanting Har Har Mahadev. DIG P.C. Meena said an investigation has started. “It would be clear only after a proper probe whether it was an act of mischief or a real threat to Joshi.” The letter written in broken Hindi, was dropped at a local media office on Saturday evening. Reacting to the alleged threat Joshi said: “I do not fear anyone except the almighty.”
CPI backs Mallika in Gandhinagar
Ahmedabad: The CPI on Sunday said it would support Independent candidate and renowned classical dancer Mallika Sarabhai in Gandhinagar constituency from where senior BJP leader L.K. Advani is contesting. “The CPI has decided to support Sarabhai…She is committed towards secularism and is dedicated to solve the problems of the masses. So our party has decided to extend support to her in this elections,” said party district president Jethalal Gambhukar.
Defamation case against Rabri today
Patna: Mounting the heat on Rabri Devi, state JD(U) chief Rajeev Ranjan alias Lalan Singh will file a defamation case against her on Monday for making “derogatory” remarks against him and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
JD(U) national spokesman Shivanand Tiwari told reporters at the party headquarters that Lalan Singh would approach the court in his individual capacity.
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Rane ridicules Sena releasing manifesto
Chandrapur: Maharashtra Industries Minister and Congress leader Narayan Rane ridiculed the Shiv Sena releasing an election manifesto, saying a party which “may not be able to send more than four to five MPs” to the 15th Lok Sabha was talking about promises. “The Shiv Sena is confined to Maharashtra and its releasing a manifesto is a big joke. Can Sena with a strength of four-five MPs afford to fulfill its promises when there is no chance of their coming to power on their own,” Rane told a meeting at Bhandavati.