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Congress questions propriety of ASG representing Amit Shah’s son

The Congress has questioned the propriety of a government law officer fighting the case of a private person, terming it "unprecedented" after media reports came that Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta may appear in court for Jay Shah in a defamation suit against a news website.

Amazing profit at Shah’s Temple: Rahul pot shots at Modi’s corruption pledge

The amazing story of BJP president Amit Shah’s son Jay and his company making unimaginable profits from trading in commodities after the Modi government came to power in 2014 and then shutting down operations four months before Modi’s grand DeMon move in November 2016. The Congress is gunning for Modi’s magic man Amit Shah.

Rahul names 6-time CM Virbhadara to lead Himachal campaign for 7th time

The Congress for once seems very decisive about its Himachal plans with Rahul Gandhi making it clear that the party was going with its strongman Virbhadra Singh despite all the cases of corruption against him as he is the only man under whom the party can put up a credible fight against the BJP.

Trucks to go off roads for 36 hours from Monday to demand GST on diesel

Calling for a 36-hour nationwide strike starting from 8 am on October 9, truck owners and operators protested against the disruptive policies under Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demanded the inclusion of diesel in the new indirect tax's ambit. Around 54,000 petrol pumps all over India will go on a 24-hour strike from midnight on October 13 demanding inclusion of petroleum products under GST.

New India could go Shining India way; lack of jobs to decide Modi’s fate in 2019

BJP veteran Yashwant Sinha is in no mood to back off after his stinging attack on the state of the Indian economy and failures of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. In fact, he dares the party by saying that it would be the best day of his life if the party takes action against him as there was no age bar to fight for freedom, taking a swipe at the unspoken age cap by the Modi government on older people holding office. Sinha also said that he had not done anything that called for disciplinary action stating that the BJP was as much his party as anyone else’s. The former finance minister claimed that people in the BJP are not speaking up out of fear even though many agree with him. He also feels that the economy and job loss could be Modi’s undoing in 2019.

EC geared for synchronised Centre, state polls by end 2018; BJP’s one nation, one poll idea

The EC only informed about the logistical capability to conduct the elections in tandem, but several political parties do not support the move as it would against the very idea of a federal India and move towards a more Presidential form of governance, something Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to be personally in favour of to drive his agenda. The BJP has been pushing for simultaneous polls to state assemblies and Lok Sabha so as to be able to drive a national agenda even in regional polls. The Opposition parties, especially the Congress, have raised several concerns and the approval of all stakeholders is necessary to implement the move along with several amendments to the Constitution.