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BJP will be the Winner of UP Elections: M Venkaiah Naidu

M Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister stated on Tuesday that BJP will win the UP Assembly elections and rest of the parties like BSP and SP are only fighting to become the major opposition party.

Election Commission announces dates of assembly polls of five states

Over 16 crore people will vote in this year's assembly elections in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttrakhand, Manipur and Goa, the Election Commission said while announcing the poll dates by Sanjeev Nanda

NEW DELHI: Over 16 crore people will vote in this year’s assembly elections in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttrakhand, Manipur and Goa – the Election Commission said while announcing the poll dates.

Here’s how it stacks up:-
a) Goa to go on polls on February 4
b) Punjab to face vote on February 4
c) Uttarakhand February 15
d) Manipur (2 phases) March 4 and 8
e) Uttar Pradesh (7 phases) 1st phase Feb 11, 2nd phase Feb 15, 3rd phase Feb 19

Gujarat Dalit assault: Opposition parties raise issue in Parliament

NEW DELHI: Opposition parties in Parliament raised the assault on Dalit youth in Gujarat’s Una and the tension that has gripped parts of the state over the past two days. The move comes after Dalit organisations in Gujarat called for the protests to spread beyond the Saurashtra region.

The Congress gave notice over the issue in the Lok Sabha, the AAP moved for adjournment to discuss the matter.

DA case: SC asks BSP’s Mayawati to file reply on plea for fresh FIR

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted three weeks time to BSP supremo Mayawati to file her reply on a plea seeking direction to CBI to lodge fresh FIR in a disproportionate assets (DA) case against her.

DA case SC asks BSP's Mayawati to file reply on plea for fresh FIRA bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha adjourned the case for five weeks and also allowed the petitioner to file rejoinder on Mayawati’s reply.

The apex court had on January 17 agreed to hear the PIL filed by a Uttar Pradesh resident Kamlesh Verma seeking registration of a case against the former Chief Minister.

Eighteeen months after quashing a disproportionate assets (DA) case against BSP chief Mayawati on a technical ground, the Supreme Court had questioned why CBI had not filed a fresh FIR in the case.

It had said that CBI should have got proper advice on registration of a fresh case against her after the apex court quashed the FIR and had issued notice to the agency and Mayawati on Verma’s plea.

By its July 2012 verdict, the court had quashed a nine-year-long DA case against Mayawati on the ground that the agency proceeded against her without properly understanding its 2003 orders which were confined to the Taj Corridor case relating to release of Rs 17 crore by UP government allegedly without sanction.

Thereafter, in May 2013, while reserving its decision on a plea seeking review of its July 2012 judgement, the apex court had clarified that its earlier verdict has not taken away CBI’s power to proceed against her in a separate DA case.

Senior advocate Shanti Bhushan, appearing for the petitioner, contended that sufficient evidence has already been collected by CBI during its probe and a charge sheet had been drawn against Mayawati.

“The situation is that despite there being credible evidence having been collected against her indicating her disproportionate assets, she is moving scot free because after collection of evidence and preparation of charge sheet, this Court has found that the investigation was without the authority of law,” the petition said.

“The inaction of the CBI in registering a fresh FIR against her after taking due sanction under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act despite there being credible evidence having been collected against her of having disproportionate assets is clearly arbitrary and hence, violative of the Constitution,” it said.

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