Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he stands with the persecuted and seeks to erase “hatred and fear”, breaking his silence on the controversy following a reported remark on the Congress being a “party for Muslims”.
BSP chief Mayawati sacked newly-appointed vice-president Jai Prakash Singh on Tuesday, a day after he said Congress president Rahul Gandhi could never succeed in Indian politics because his mother was a foreigner.
BJP youth activists vandalised Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's constituency office at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala on Monday, apparently in protest at his comment that another term for the BJP at the Centre would transform India into a "Hindu Pakistan".
The Congress on Monday alleged a "conspiracy by a sick mindset to divide society", implying that a remark by Rahul Gandhi that emphasised the party's inclusive politics had been distorted to suggest he had claimed "the Congress is a Muslim party".
The Congress has censured Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy for his emotional outburst on Saturday, when he broke down before Janata Dal Secular workers and said the pressures of running a coalition government were similar to "swallowing poison".
Bombay High Court has imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on Hotel Leela Venture for "forum-hunting (bench-hunting)" by seeking that their pleas challenging eviction proceedings initiated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) be heard by a single-judge bench.