Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for his utterances at an event to mark B R Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary, BJP on Tuesday said there is no place in society for "such controversial remarks that seek to divide society" and accused Congress of not giving the Dalit icon his due and instead insulting him.
In a statement which could generate controversy, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has questioned the conferring of Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, to former PM and one of BJP's tallest leaders, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
A Congress MP has demanded the Centre to issue a postage stamp and gold coins weighing five and 10 grams to commemorate 125th birth anniversary year of Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar falling on April 14.
Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday said the education sector in Jammu and Kashmir will be totally revamped to make it more research-oriented saying "the state has all the required ingredients to become an elite knowledge society."
The moment Bharatiya Janata Party came to power at the Centre in May 2014, it was a given that the country’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna would be conferred to former prime minister of India and one of their tallest leaders, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna to freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malaviya posthumously on Monday. The family of the noted educationist was present in the Rashtrapati Bhavan to receive the award.
Political leaders cutting across the party lines on Friday hailed conferment of Bharat Ratna, country's highest civilian honour, on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying it was a fitting recognition to the international icon, statesman and outstanding orator.