Modi has openly dared the EC to take action against him for speaking against the FIR ordered against him for flashing the BJP symbol and addressing a press conference in the prohibited area during voting on April 30. The EC has chosen to look the other way as it has done on complaints of bribing voters against Modi and concealment of his huge expenses during the ongoing campaign, which is being funded by top corporate houses. Read More
Source: Indian Express - The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has finally taken action on the black money trail arising out of the HSBC case, but by using an unconventional source of information. Last month, the ED shot off notices to three Delhi-based businessmen whose names reportedly figured in the list of 700 HSBC account holders abroad and whose testimonies to the Income-Tax authorities were posted by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on their website. Read More
The violent streak of the BJP supporters has left the old residents of Varanasi worried. The author Kashinath Singh, whose Hindi novel Kashi ka Assi chronicled the changing political landscape of Varanasi, says he no longer goes to Pappu tea stall, close to Assi ghat, that he made famous through his novel. “It has been taken over by BJP supporters. They won’t say anything to me, but to people of other ideologies they have begun to say: Go to Pakistan!” he says.
The people of non-BJP ideologies now frequent another tea stall called Poi ki dukaan . “Here, we have tea like the good old times, we discuss politics, we fight over it, but it never goes ugly because the BJPwalas are in a minority,” Mr. Singh says. Read More