With ruling JD(U) defending Chief Minister Nitish Kumar warm meeting with BJP veteran LK Advani as part of "sanskar" (social tradition), former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi Tuesday questioned lack of this for Narendra Modi.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday voiced apprehensions that more attempts would be made in the country to weaken the social fabric and to polarise communities in the run up to 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Condemning the recent communal incidents in different parts of the country, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra Monday sought effective measures to maintain inter-community relations and protect the rights of minorities.
While admitting that sustaining communal harmony is a big challenge, Prime Minister Dr Manomhan Singh on Monday reiterated his government`s commitment to fight communal forces trying to weaken the country`s secular fabric and promised all steps to contain them.
Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP`s 2014 PM candidate Narendra Modi has decided to skip the crucial meet. Meanwhile, BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has also decided not to attend the meet.
Research, development and the
exchange of experience to harmonise the development process
will be on the priority agenda of the National Innovation
Council (NIC) when it meets for the first time tomorrow.