In a sharp criticism of the proposal to bring down coverage of beneficiaries under the food law, Congress leader and former Food Minister K V Thomas on Friday alleged BJP is "mishandling" the programme and the move will make make the poor more vulnerable.
From the outside it looks imposing and its unique circular shape makes it one of the landmarks of the Indian capital and a prime tourist attraction. But the 87-year-old Parliament House, a heritage building and India's "temple of democracy", is falling into disrepair with leaking pipes, damp walls, space crunch and much wear and tear leading many to ask whether it is safe to continue in this building. .
Senior Congress leader KV Thomas on Friday raised his voice in favour of bringing party president Sonia Gandhi`s daughter Priyanka into active politics along with party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, saying that the brother-sister duo should work together to revive the Grand Old Party.
Going digital to track violators, polling officials in the Ernakulam and Chalakudy Lok Sabha constituencies, where Congress heavyweights Union Minister KV Thomas and PC Chacko are contesting, will keep a hawk-eye vigil using a mobile phone application.
Union Minister KV Thomas, who is the Congress candidate from Ernakulam constituency for the April 10 Lok sabha polls, has declared a total asset of Rs 1.13 crore, including about Rs 34.69 lakh individual assets.
Sonia Gandhi and late Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao had strained relations when he was the Prime Minister as she was unhappy over the slow pace of progress in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination probe, says a book written by a Union minister.
Onion prices continued to reign at as much as Rs 100 a kg in major cities, with the government indicating that rates may start falling after Diwali and some states taking their own initiatives to ease the situation.