Even as rumours are doing the rounds that an insider in the Bharatiya Janata Party was responsible for leaking the story behind Rajnath Singh's son being ticked off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for alleged misconduct, the Union Home Minister refused to be drawn into the controversy today and asked media to find out whatever it wanted to.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday reviewed the situation along the border with Pakistan following the latter's ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir and assured full assistance to the BSF chief in taking appropriate action.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh was on Wednesday briefed by the BSF on the ground situation along the border in Jammu and Kashmir where Pakistan is continuously firing on frontier posts and civilian areas.
Apparently seeking to drive a wedge in BJP, Congress on Wednesday questioned the "alacrity" with which the Prime Minister's Office has responded to reports which claimed that Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son had been ticked off by Narendra Modi for alleged "misconduct".
The opposition on Wednesday targeted the government over media reports that claimed Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son had been ticked off by the Prime Minister for alleged misconduct, with Congress questioning what the allegations are about.
The government was faced with an embarrassing situation Wednesday over reports which claimed that Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj had been ticked off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an alleged "misconduct", prompting the Home Minister as well as the PMO to issue strong denials.
Emphasising that the ongoing controversy surrounding Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh suggested that there is infighting within the BJP, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said it is the saffron party's internal matter.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday welcomed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's remark that he was ready to quit politics if the allegations against him and his family are found to be true, saying that the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre does not allow rumour mongering and makes sure that there is no kind of suspicion among the people.
The mortal remains of Army jawan Neeraj Kumar, killed in an encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir on August 24, were on Tuesday consigned to flames at his native Devrala village here after Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to the brother of the slain jawan over phone.
After reports were out that the BJP made big changes in its parliamentary board's leadership while dropping names of party patriarchs Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, the party's national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain on Tuesday clarified that the party veterans will be part of Marg Darshan Mandal.