Days after a Maharashtra bill banning beef got Presidential assent, traders association of the red meat have come out strongly against the BJP-led state government, accusing it of "snatching" their livelihood for the sake of "vote bank politics".
In its bid to quell the beef shortage in Goa, the BJP-led government in the state may start selling beef on its own, an official said on Thursday, while blaming the mafia with links to meat traders for the shortage.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday said his Shiromani Akali Dal's stand on federalism was vindicated after the Centre decided to raise states' share in central taxes to 42 percent from 32 percent.
Raising the issue of political discrimination against Odisha allegedly by the BJP-led NDA government, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday asked people to intensify fight against the Centre for their rights.
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is incapable of avoiding drama, and contained an assortment of incompetent people within its ranks, and predicted that it would continue to showcase this trait while remaining in power in Delhi for the next five years.
Erstwhile ruling partners Congress and NCP may come together to take on the BJP government in Maharashtra on various issues including the "delay" in distribution of aid to drought-hit farmers, which will be presenting its maiden budget in the Legislature session beginning here from March 9.
Giving credit to the policies of Narendra Modi government in helping reduce repo rates, the BJP on Wednesday said this will help in speedy inflow of foreign investment and help strengthen the economy further besides helping the middle class with reduced loan rates.
Uttar Pradesh unit of BJP on Wednesday demanded that the state government provide financial assistance of at least Rs 10,000 per hectare to farmers to compensate for the loss to their crops in the wake of unprecedented rain and hailstorm in the past few days.
Maharashtra BJP President Raosaheb Danve on Wednesday said he will resign as Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution tomorrow and focus on boosting the party apparatus in the state.