The Congress committee on agitation, headed by Digvijaya Singh and having General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as a member, met for the first time to discuss various issues including fuel price rise and inflation. But the only substantive move seemed to be a proposal to make Rahul Gandhi party chief again.
The proactive attitude of central agencies like the ED and CBI summoning several Trinamool Congress leaders just before the crucial Bhabanipur bye-election, where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is a candidate, has sparked a political controversy in Bengal. While Trinamool Congress termed it as a political vendetta, rival BJP leaders asked the ruling party to move the court against it.
Afghan nationals living in India have been opposing the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan since August 15. Afghan residents in south Delhi's Chanakyapuri area staged a massive protest against Pakistan for the second time this week, demanding that it stop meddling in Afghanistan's affairs. Earlier, on September 10 also, Afghan citizens had staged a protest against Pakistan.
As the countdown to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections due early next year begins, issues like governance and development are expectedly taking a back seat and it is 'Abba Jaan' and Taliban that are emerging as the latest poll narrative in Uttar Pradesh.
The BJP government in Tripura has twice disallowed the first mega rally planned by the Trinamool Congress under the leadership of the party's national General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee in Agartala, first on Wednesday and then on Thursday.