As expected, Overnight leaders Abhishek Mishra (co-driver P.V. Srinivasa Murthy) and C.S. Santosh emerged champions in the XTreme and Moto (two-wheelers) categories, respectively, as the weeklong, 2,300 km 13th Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm cross-country Rally concluded here on Sunday night.
Manali`s Suresh Rana, the multiple winner of Raid de Himalaya and Desert Storm, will again go head-to-head with last year`s winner Amanpreet Ahluwalia in the five-day 6th Maruti Suzuki Dakshni Dare Rally, a cross-country event, commencing here in early Tuesday.
Shortly after Muzaffarnagar riots accused MLA Sangeet Som was barred from entering Moradabad by the administration, a Bharatiya Janata Party team including party MLA Suresh Rana arrived in the district on Sunday.
The Uttar Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has appealed to courts to cancel bail of at least 50 persons accused of playing a role in the last year`s Muzaffarnagar riots, claiming that they could try to disturb peace during elections.
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh today said that BJP and Narendra Modi have shown their true colours by honouring those MLAs of the party who are facing charges of having fomented recent riots in Uttar Pradesh.
Undeterred by criticism from rival political parties, the BJP on Thursday honoured two of its MLAs Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana, who have been accused of inciting communal violence in Muzaffarnagar, in Agra where its PM candidate Narendra Modi is due to address a rally.
A controversy has been sparked with BJP deciding to felicitate its MLAs Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana, accused of inciting communal violence in Muzaffarnagar, at Narendra Modi`s rally in Agra on Thursday.
The judicial custody of BJP MLA Suresh Rana, arrested for allegedly inciting communal violence in Muzaffarnagar by making provocative speeches, has been extended till November 20 by a local court here.
Suresh Rana/Ashwin Naik, driving a Grand Vitara, were crowned champions in the X-Treme four-wheeler category while Helmut Frauwallner lifted the trophy in the two-wheeler category as the 15th edition of the Maruti Suzuki Raid De Himalaya culminated on Saturday.