As the Centre has set the ball rolling for setting up a Supreme Court-mandated trust for construction of a temple at Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, right-wing organisation Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) has suggested that Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath be included in it.VHP Spokesperson Sharad Sharma on November 13 also reiterated the outfit's hope that the trust would build a grand temple as per the design prepared by the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas (RJN).The Nyas has been running a sprawling workshop in Ayodhya's Karsewakpuram since 1990 and artisans and craftsmen have fashioned out magnificently carved stones and pillars over these years, with the assumption that one day it will be used to build a temple for Ram Lallah.Close As per the RJN plan, the temple, once built, will be 268 ft long, 140 ft wide and 128 ft high, from the ground to the apex point (Shikhar) and a total of 212 pillars will be used, according to 79-year-old Annu … [Read more...] about VHP suggests Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath be included in proposed Ram temple trust
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, on November 13, tweeted the word 'agneepath' thrice, apparently indicating the difficult path ahead for his party in its efforts to form government in Maharashtra. The party is hoping to form the government with the Indian National Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), its political rivals till recently.Raut, who on November 12, quoted poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan to reaffirm his party's resolve to succeed and not give up, on November 13 tweeted: "Agneepath, agneepath, agneepath..."(path of fire), without elaborating.'Agneepath' is a famous poem by renowned literarian Harivansh Rai Bachchan.Close It was also the title of a 1990s Hindi blockbuster featuring megastar Amitabh Bachchan, which depicted how the main protagonist literally traversed the path of fire in his quest for justice. related news India pledges to contribute $5 million in 2020 to UN Palestine refugee agency Maharashtra government formation: Shiv Sena doesn’t … [Read more...] about ‘Agneepath’, says Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut as his party treads tough path with Congress-NCP
The Shiv Sena, on November 13, said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was deriving "sadistic pleasure" out of the struggle of other political parties to form government in Maharashtra.Without taking names, the Sena, in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana', said those talking about ethics in politics are currently the "most disruptive".President's Rule was imposed in Maharashtra on November 12 after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari sent a report to the Centre, stating that formation of a stable government was impossible in the current situation despite all his efforts.Close The development came as the political stalemate continued since the declaration of Assembly poll results last month, with the Congress and NCP saying they had not yet taken any decision on Shiv Sena's proposal of forming a government and will hold further discussions. related news Supreme Court to deliver its verdict on pleas seeking Sabarimala judgment review tomorrow 'Vodafone India to head for … [Read more...] about Maharashtra government formation: BJP deriving ‘sadistic pleasure’ out of deadlock, says Shiv Sena
The Shiv Sena did not mention its petition in the Supreme Court of India (SC), on November 13, challenging the Governor's decision of not granting it three days’ time for getting letter of support for government formation in Maharashtra.Sunil Fernandes, the lawyer representing Shiv Sena in the apex court told news agency PTI that the party had preferred not to mention the petition.Fernandes, who had filed the petition on behalf of the Shiv Sena, had said on November 12 that the Supreme Court had asked them to mention the writ petition at 10.30 am on November 13.Close The lawyer said another petition challenging the imposition of President's Rule in the state was being readied. related news Supreme Court to deliver its verdict on pleas seeking Sabarimala judgment review tomorrow 'Vodafone India to head for liquidation if Centre does not ease spectrum fees': Report Disqualified Karnataka MLAs welcome Supreme Court nod for contesting bypolls The Shiv Sena had, on November … [Read more...] about Maharashtra government formation: Shiv Sena doesn’t mention plea in Supreme Court
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned on Monday night, sending alarm bells ringing across the government. Johnson was the public face during the 2016 Brexit campaign, urging citizens to quit European Union.Johnson was the third high-level resignation in 24 hours.Here’s an explainer on Johnson’s resignation and what it means for the UK government and Brexit:Close Why did Johnson resign? related news Disqualified Karnataka MLAs welcome Supreme Court nod for contesting bypolls Supreme Court to deliver verdict on pleas seeking Rafale judgment review tomorrow Maharashtra government formation: Ahmed Patel, Uddhav Thackeray discuss common minimum programme The immediate reason that Johnson cited for his resignation was UK Prime Minister Theresa May and her Brexit strategy. In a letter, Johnson wrote that May was leading the UK into a “semi-Brexit” and that the Brexit dream was “dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt".Johnson’s reaction … [Read more...] about UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson’s resignation: What has happened so far and what happens next?