In a blow to Congress, senior leader Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday announced her resignation from the primary membership of the party as she mounted a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi accusing him of interference in the Environment ministry during her stint and said she was ready to face a probe over green clearances granted by her.
Apparently corroborating former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan's statement on Rahul Gandhi's intervention relating to rejection of green clearance to Vedanta's mining project, former party MP Pradeep Majhi on Friday said this speaks of the Congress vice-president's commitment towards the 'Dangaria Kondh' tribes in Niyamgiri hills.
Jayanthi Natarajan quit the Congress on Friday, after a letter written by her to party president Sonia Gandhi on November 5, 2014 was published in the media. Jayanthi, in the letter, accused Rahul Gandhi of interference while she was environment minister in the Manmohan Singh government.
AAP hailed the order of the Delhi High Court directing the authorities to take action against Congress and BJP for receiving donations from United Kingdom-based Vedanta Resources` subsidiaries on the ground that it violates laws.
The Delhi High Court on Friday reserved its order on a PIL seeking a court-monitored probe against Congress and BJP for allegedly receiving fundings from Indian subsidiaries of UK-based Vedanta Resources in violation of various laws.
A trade union leader has
sought Orissa Governor M C Bhandare`s sanction for prosecution
of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in wake of the Lokpal report
on the controversial Vedanta University project in Puri.
Hopeful of Central nod for six-fold expansion for its alumina refinery here soon, Vedanta said it was also exploring various bauxite sources to feed its unit, hit by denial of mining operations in Niyamgiri hills.