The National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued notices to the district authorities of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh over the alleged torture of a Dalit youth who was "thrashed and forced to eat human excreta".
A former chief minister and a Union minister are in the fray in the Lok Sabha battle for Jhansi, regarded as the gateway to the Bundelkhand region where rising cases of farmers` suicides is a major poll issue despite a Rs 3,500 crore relief package for the area.
Charges of rioting and promoting enmity between different groups in Ayodhya are among the 13 cases pending against firebrand BJP leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti, the party`s candidate for this Lok Sabha seat.
Union minister and Congress nominee from Jhansi Pradeep Jain Aditya on Saturday alleged that by concealing the name of his wife BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has committed "a criminal act".
A day after stirring a controversy by questioning the oratory skills of her party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, outspoken BJP leader Uma Bharti on Tuesday reiterated that the Gujarat Chief Minister is a popular leader but not a very good orator.
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Uma Bharti thanked yoga guru Ramdev and BJP president Rajnath Singh for offering her to contest from Rae Bareli Lok Sabha constituency against Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
Stressing his desire to contest for the Prime Minister`s post, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today said the upcoming Lok Sabha elections were "a matter of honour" for him, and asked the people to give the party a majority in the elections.