Notwithstanding its decision to boycott the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra Chief Minister, the Shiv Sena Friday provided covering fire to BJP from criticism for organising a lavish event, saying the ceremony will "wash off sins" of the previous government.
In a significant move, the Narendra Modi government on Thursday announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to be given to the kin of 3325 people killed during anti-Sikh riots in the national capital in 1984.
BJP on Thursday accused Congress of making "all-out efforts" even till its last days of power to oppose the constitution of SIT to investigate black money cases and said the Opposition party now has no moral right to talk about it as it failed to take any steps in this regard.
A strict vigil will be maintained during the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra Chief Minister at Wankhede stadium here on Friday, with over 2,500 security personnel being deployed in and around the sprawling ground.
BJP MP and chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri met Chinese Army officers on the Nathu-la border post in Sikkim, according to a release from his OSD here on Thursday.
After Congress dared BJP government to disclose names of those who have stashed black money, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said those making noise over the issue were actually shielding such account holders.
The ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday accused BJP of trying to create unrest in West Bengal on the basis of religion, soon after some central leaders of the saffron outfit were arrested for trying to enter the violence- hit Makra village in Birbhum district.
Even as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prepares for the inauguration of its first government in Maharashtra, reports on Thursday indicated that Shiv Sena will not attend the swearing-in ceremony scheduled for Friday.
As Shiv Sena continues to make conciliatory noises, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday said that no Sena leader will be inducted in the new Maharashtra government on Friday.
Main opposition BJP in Uttarakhand on Thursday advised Chief Minister Harish Rawat to stop his frequent visits to Delhi and address the problems being faced by people in the calamity-hit areas of the state.
In its first bureaucratic reshuffle after taking over reins of the state, Manohar Lal Khattar led Haryana government on Thursday appointed senior IAS officer Sanjeev Kaushal as Principal Secretary to Chief Minister (PSCM), replacing S S Dhillon.