Protesting against a proposed demolition drive by the Rampur administration, around 80 Dalit families in Rampur, a city of western Uttar Pradesh, have said that they will convert to Islam on Ambedkar Jayanti, April 14.
Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders, who held an overnight dharna inside the state Assembly, continued their protest on Wednesday to protest against the new Land Acquisition Bill. The dharna was led by senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.
All elected BJP members of the three municipal corporations will stage a dharna on Wednesday at the Delhi Secretariat over the AAP government's "denial" of financial aid to the cash-strapped civic bodies.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Thursday asked his BJP party workers to refrain from staging dharna or putting up road blockades unnecessarily, and ensure that government schemes are implemented properly.
Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar Monday staged a "dharna" (sit-in) here along with hundreds of party workers to put pressure on the BJP-led central government to accord special category status to Bihar.
Fifty BJP MPs from the state staged a dharna here to protest against "the failure of law and order, prevailing power crisis and increasing crimes against women" under the Samajwadi Party (SP) government.
BJP MLAs today staged a dharna in the Assembly demanding action against sugar mill owners for not paying the State Advisory Price of Rs 2,500 per tonne with an additional incentive of Rs 150 to sugarcane farmers.
Road traffic in the Mango area of Jamshedpur was disrupted for over half an hour on Monday after Congress MLA Banna Gupta sat on a dharna in protest against a traffic police officer demanding bribe from drivers.
Kumar Vishwas sat on a dharna on the premises of Gauriganj police station demanding immediate registration of FIR Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and some Congress workers in connection with an alleged threat by a party man.
BJP members who were staging dharna in the legislative assembly over the death of a police official in a gun battle with a criminal in Gulbarga withdrew their protest on Monday after Home Minister KJ George said the status report on CID probe into matter would be placed in the House before the close of the ongoing session.
Hitting out at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitely on Saturday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for staging dharna in the national capital and subsequently breaking law.
Congress leader Mahabal Mishra on Tuesday wrote to Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde demanding strict action against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for violating Section 144 of CrPC imposed by Delhi Police ahead of the Republic Day function here.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday dubbed the protest staged by AAP dispensation in Delhi as a joke and slammed the party and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for "staging a drama and destroying the system".