In a record of sorts, the office of Vice President Hamid Ansari has responded within two days to an RTI application seeking to know the reason for his absence from Yoga Day celebrations held here last Sunday, saying he was not invited for the event.
The Congress on Monday accused the ruling BJP of playing divisive politics and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s apology over his party leader Ram Madhav`s tweets about Vice-President Hamid Ansari.
The government on Monday apologised for BJP leader Ram Madhav's criticism of Vice President Hamid Ansari's absence at the Yoga Day celebrations here over which the Congress accused it of playing "divisive" politics.
The controversy over BJP leader Ram Madhav 'targeting' Vice President Hamid Ansari for his absence at the Yoga Day celebrations here escalated on Monday with the Congress accusing the ruling party of playing "divisive" politics.
Amid the ongoing row over Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari not being invited for the International Day of Yoga celebrations, the Congress Party on Monday alleged that the ruling BJP at the Centre has become a habitual offender to people holding constitutional offices, and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should learn decorum from veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.
The row over BJP general secretary Ram Madhav questioning Vice President Hamid Ansari's absence at the Yoga Day celebrations escalated today, with Congress accusing the ruling party of playing "divisive" politics and the latter clarifying he was not invited because of protocol issues.
Minister of State for Ayush Shripad Yesso Naik on Monday said that there should be no controversy over Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari not being invited for the International Yoga Day celebrations in the national capital.
BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday stoked a controversy by questioning Vice President Hamid Ansari's absence at the Yoga Day event in the capital but later apologised after he was criticised on the social media platform.
Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday said people who live in hilly terrains should have a greater say in the governance of their environment to protect the fragile ecosystem of the mountainous region.
Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday said promotion and embedding of science and scientific temper in citizenry is a constitutional duty, apart from being a moral one, "if we are to emerge as a modern, progressive nation."