With allegations surfacing that Saradha Group was favoured in getting a contract from IRCTC, a railway catering and tourism wing, State Congress president Adhir Chowdhury on Thursday demanded that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee resign from her post till Saradha probe was over.
Peeved by allegations that Saradha Group was favoured in getting a contract from IRCTC, a railway catering and tourism wing, Trinamool Congress on Tuesday claimed that CBI, which is probing the multi-crore chit fund scam, is being used as a political weapon by the Centre.
The Delhi High Court, Friday, dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking de-recognition of the Shiv Sena and direction for disqualification of 11 of its MPs for allegedly forcing a Muslim staffer to eat at the Maharashtra Sadan during his Ramadan fast last month.
The Delhi High Court will hear on August 6 a PIL seeking direction to Lok Sabha Speaker and Chairman of Rajya Sabha to disqualify 11 Shiv Sena MPs for allegedly force-feeding a Ramzan-observing employee of IRCTC.
Terming the recent incident of Shiv Sena MPs force-feeding a fasting Muslim as "regrettable" and "unfortunate", the government on Friday said it is committed to safeguard religious freedom of every citizen in India.
Ruling BJP ally Shiv Sena on Wednesday came under attack from the opposition parties after a video showing some of its MPs - who were apparently angry over not being served Maharashtrian food - allegedly forcing a Muslim catering supervisor to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati, triggered a political storm in Parliament.
The Competition Commission has ordered an investigation against Indian Railways and its arm IRCTC for alleged unfair practices related to compulsory sale of food to travellers on some trains and ticket booking.