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Congress demands PM Modi order probe into Amit Shah son’s firm

shobhan mittal

The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party lapped up a media report which said the turnover of a company owned by BJP President Amit Shah’s son increased 16,000 times over in the year following the election of Narendra Modi as prime minister and the elevation of Shah to the post of party president. The Congress sought answers from Prime Minister and the BJP president, and demanded a probe by the ED and the CBI.

Addressing a press conference at the AICC headquarters, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said it seems the fortunes of some people have changed after the change of power. He said filings with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) have revealed that the company owned by Shah’s son Jay started making profits after 2014. The story was reported by The Wire today.

CVoter Predicts in Exits Polls, End of Congress Rule in Manipur

The fifteen year rule of the Congress party in Manipur may end after exit polls predict that BJP will likely emerge the winner with the maximum number of seats in the Legislative Assembly election.

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

United for power, divided by ego? Bihar Grand Alliance falls apart before anti-demonetisation protests

Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar, Sanjeev Nanda

The ‘mahagathbandhan’ or Grand Alliance of JD(U), RJD and Congress in Bihar is perhaps one of the first and best example of ‘jugaad’ politics in the country. The parties came together ahead of the Assembly Elections in the state last year to keep the BJP out of power. Their strategy worked but the alliance marked only the merger of their temporary ambitions as the parties continue to appear like drifting apart on several important issues. The latest is demonetisation.