'SP does not want Amar Singh to contest LS polls'
Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh has expressed his desire to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections but the party does not want him to fight as he cannot be confined to one constituency, its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said on Friday.
"Amar Singh can win on any seat if the party fields him but SP does not want Singh to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls though he has requested for the same," Yadav said in reply to the reported statement of senior leader Mohammad Azam Khan that the general secretary cannot even win an election for the post of village head.
Yadav said the party did not want to field him so that he can campaign on a national level instead of being confined to one constituency.
"There are at least two seats in the state from where Singh can easily win only if he files his nomination and organises two or three meetings there. But we do not want him to contest the polls," Yadav said.
Asked about the reported move of the state government recommending a CBI probe into donations made by Singh to the Clinton's Foundation in December, 2008, Yadav said, UP Chief Minister Mayawati should stay away from the CBI as she can be trapped by the agency.ough the Malacca Strait.
A man was seen thrashing a cop inside a police station premises in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri. According to news agency ANI, the man had been called by the police over a domestic violence complaint when he lost his temper and began delivering blows to the cop. An official told ANI that the family cited his ill mental health as the reason behind his violent behaviour. The man has been booked and detained, the official added.
Mumbai witnessed heavy rainfall as commuters faced a hard time wading to waterlogged roads across the city on Tuesday. The Andheri subway, which connects east and west parts of the suburb, was closed for vehicular traffic and pedestrians due to waterlogging at about 7am. Commuters said that there was chaos and disorder on Mumbai roads throughout Tuesday morning due to incessant showers and heavy downpour.
Day after cabinet expansion, Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann allocated portfolios to his new ministers and rejigged the portfolios of other ministers in his government. Aman Arora, Inderbir Singh Nijjar, Chetan Singh Jouramajra, Aman Arora, Fauja Singh Sarari and Anmol Gagan Mann were sworn-in as ministers by governor Banwari Lal Purohit on Monday. Here is the complete list of ministers and their portfolios in the Bhagwant Mann government.
A tweet sharing unique 'no parking' signs in Bengaluru's posh Koramangala neighbourhood is now going viral on social media and has sparked a fresh debate over the age-old issue. These signs don't just say 'no parking' but proclaim 'don't even think of parking here', while another warns 'no parking… not for 10 minutes, not for 5 minutes, not at all!' The neighbourhood is a mix of commercial structures and bungalows.
A 1992-batch IPS officer, Gaurav Yadav, on Tuesday took charge as the officiating director general of police of Punjab after current state police head VK Bhawra proceeded on a two-month leave. Yadav was posted as special principal secretary to Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann. Counter-intelligence expert at the helm Yadav, who is the son-in-law of former Punjab DGP PC Dogra, is a counter-intelligence expert. Before applying for leave, DGP Bhawra had sought a central deputation.