A day after the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) severed its 15-year-old ties with the Congress, there are reports of a possible tie up between the Grand Old Party and the Samajwadi Party for the fast approaching assembly elections in Maharashtra.
In a relief for Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi ahead of next month's Maharashtra Assembly polls, the Sessions Court Tuesday suspended his conviction and two-year sentence in an alleged hate speech case.
Citing the example of JD(U)-RJD tie-up for the upcoming Bihar by-polls, SP leader Abu Azmi on Monday called for an alliance of "secular thinkers" for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, for which his party has sent a proposal to the Congress.
In what can draw further flak for Samajwadi Party, Abhishek Mishra, a minister in Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s Cabinet on Saturday said that `deployment of constable behind every woman in the state is practically impossible`.
Ever since a 23-year-old paramedical student was brutally gang-raped in December last year, politicians and public figures have come up with bizarre statements that have subsequently led to a nation wide outrage.