Congress in talks with parties for secular alliance in Bihar

Congress is in talks with various political parties to form a secular alliance against the BJP in the Bihar assembly polls, its spokesman Rajeev Gowda said on Monday.

Yechury rules out alliance with Congress

Ruling out an alliance with Congress, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday sought co-operation of all "secular" opposition parties to fight the Narendra Modi government's economic policies and the "Hindutva agenda".

Child Marriage Prevention Act secular in nature: HC

The Madras High court bench here on Thursday ruled that Child Marriage Prevention Act was secular in nature and Muslims could not rely on their personal law to claim the right to give minor girls in marriage even at the age of 15 presuming that the girl had attained puberty.

Modi govt is secular, Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the Narendra Modi government was secular and there was no discrimination on the basis of caste, creed and religion in the country.

Prasad remarks part of well-planned attack on India's secular character: CPI

CPI on Thursday condemned Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's "pernicious" proposal for a debate on the relevance of words 'socialist' and 'secular' in the preamble of the Constitution, saying this is a "well planned concerted attack" on the secular character of the nation.

Govt under fire for debate talk on Shiv Sena's Preamble demand

The NDA government on Thursday came under attack from ally PMK over its willingness for a debate on whether the words "socialist and secular" should be in the Preamble to the Constitution after a demand by key ally Shiv Sena's for its removal that was dubbed as "worrying".

PMK shocked over Centre's willingness for debate on Preamble

NDA constituent PMK on Thursday expressed shock over the Centre's willingness for a debate on the Preamble of the Constitution in the wake of a controversial advertisement.

Deletion of words 'secular', 'socialist' unfortunate, says SP

Taking strong exception to deletion of words 'secular' and 'socialist' on an advertisement issued by the Centre that carried a picture of the Preamble to the Constitution, Samajwadi Party on Thursday said that it is "unfortunate" and would give out a wrong message to the world.

Shiv Sena wants permanent deletion of words 'secular', 'socialist' from Constitution
Shiv Sena wants permanent deletion of words 'secular', 'socialist' from Constitution

A day after row erupted over a Republic Day advertisement of Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday demanded "permanent deletion" of the words 'secular' and 'socialist' from the Constitution.

Row erupts over R-Day ad on Constitution without secular word

A row erupted on Tuesday over a Republic Day advertisement issued by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry which carried a picture of the Preamble to the Constitution as it appeared before the 42nd Amendment, without the words 'secular' and 'socialist'.

'Secular' Hindu outfit launched by Mangaluru Congress leader

A local Congress leader has launched Bharatiya Hindu Parishad, in a move touted as an attempt to counter the aggressive growth of Sangh Parivar outfits.

Congress has done nothing for Muslims: Heptulla

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla on Thursday hit out at the Congress, saying its secular image was a farce meant to entrap the minority community.

Laptop distribution biggest secular, socialist scheme: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said the ambitious laptop distribution scheme of his government was the "biggest secular and
socialist scheme" in the state as it was implemented among the masses without any disparity.

Nitish Kumar hints at grand secular alliance against BJP

Buoyed by his party`s victory, with the support of RJD and Congress in the Rajya Sabha bypolls in Bihar, JD(U) supremo Nitish Kumar today said that this was the start of coming together of "secular forces" against the BJP.

My secular credentials beyond doubt: Azam Khan

Azam Khan repudiated charges that his speeches at a number of rallies, after which he was barred from campaigning across Uttar Pradesh by the Election Commission, had communal overtones.

Giriraj Singh should be sent to Pakistan, says Maulana Mehmood Madani

Lok Sabha Polls 2014 — Bharatiya Janata Party`s Giriraj Singh came under attack on Monday from Muslim clerics who took strong offence to the Bihar leader questioning loyalty of certain sections of the society and taunting them to `support Narendra Modi or leave for Pakistan`.

It`s secular vs communal forces: Anand Sharma on LS polls

Union Minister and senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Sunday said the ongoing Lok Sabha elections were witnessing a battle between secular and communal forces.

Narendra Modi will destroy India`s secular fabric: Farooq Abdullah

National Conference chairperson Farooq Abdullah has said his party will never consider joining the BJP-led NDA in case Narendra Modi becomes the prime minister.

Congress `most communal` party, says Rajnath Singh

In a tit-for-tat for Rahul Gandhi`s attack on his party over riots, Rajnath Singh hit out against Congress, saying it was `most communal` party.

Union Minority Affairs Minister calls Nitish Kumar `secular`

After PM and Shinde, it was Union Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan`s turn to describe Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as secular.