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Let us not speculate on Chandy’s resignation: Vijayan

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Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 15: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that there was “no need to speculate” on Transport Minister Thomas Chandy’s resignation, adding the NCP has sought time to discuss the same with its national leadership.

This came after the Kerala High Court on Tuesday dismissed Chandy’s petition against the District Collector’s report in Lake Palace Resort row and said that the minister should step down before approaching the court.

Vijayan said the issue of Chandy’s resignation did not come up in the Cabinet meeting.

“I was entrusted with the decision on Chandy’s resignation and also there was a case in the court. Now that the court has made its decision yesterday (Tuesday), Chandy and his party leader T.P. Peetambharan met me in the morning. They said they need to discuss the issue with their party national leadership,” Vijayan told reporters after the weekly Cabinet meeting.

“In a political front, we have to give respect to each party. They said they will get back to me after they speak to their national leadership.”

Chandy is the lone nominee of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the Left Democratic Front (LDF) Cabinet.

Vijayan also downplayed a poser that he was soft on Chandy, the richest candidate in last year’s assembly polls.

“The question here is not rich or otherwise. Let us wait for them to come back. Now that the court has come out with theirs (decision), some scrutiny has to take place and let us not speculate on Chandy,” he said and pointed out that Chandy took part in the Cabinet meeting as he is a minister.

Vijayan also expressed his disappointment over four CPI state ministers boycotting the weekly Cabinet meeting.

“State Revenue Minister E. Chandrasekheran (CPI) gave a note before the Cabinet meeting on this. Generally, Cabinet is the place where issues are discussed and it’s not right for ministers to boycott the Cabinet meeting,” he said.

Chandrasekheran later told the media that they had clearly expressed the reason for not attending the meeting to the Chief Minister.

According to reports, the CPI had written a letter to Vijayan stating that their four members will have no other option but to keep away from the meeting if Chandy is present.

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PM Modi turns blind eye to anarchy in Delhi: Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi, June 18: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the BJP for their protests leading to a stalemate in the national capital, while accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring the crisis.

Gandhi tweeted “Delhi CM, sitting in Dharna at LG office. BJP sitting in Dharna at CM residence. Delhi bureaucrats addressing press conferences. PM turns a blind eye to the anarchy; rather nudges chaos and disorder”.

“People of Delhi are the victims, as this drama plays out,” he added.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday continued his sit-in protest at the Lt. Governor’s residence for straight eight days in a row, urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “give a nod” to the IAS officers to end their strike.

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday also continued its counter-protest against Kejriwal’s stir.

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Manish Sisodia hospitalised

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New Delhi, June 18: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was on hunger strike since June 13, was admitted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital in the national capital on Monday following a failing health, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

“Sisodia being shifted to hospital,” Kejriwal tweeted.

According to the reports, Sisodia’s ketone level reached 7.4, following which the decision was taken to move him to a hospital.

Late on Sunday night, Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who was also on an indefinite hunger since June 12, was also shifted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital due to deteriorating health.

In another tweet on Monday, Kejriwal said that Jain “is doing well”.

Jain and Sisodia were camping in the Raj Niwas along with

Kejriwal along with his cabinet colleague have been camping in the Raj Niwas, since June 11 protesting against IAS officers on de facto strike and seeking approval to the Delhi government’s proposal to supply ration to the poor at their houses.

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Ram Madhav’s close aide quits BJP

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New Delhi, June 18: As 2019 Lok Sabha elections are approaching, the resignation of a BJP member and close aide of party’s national general secretary Ram Madhav, Shivam Shankar Singh, has created a political buzz.

Singh, who worked closely with Madhav was a key member of the saffron party.

On Sunday, he wrote a post explaining several issues that led him to leave the BJP.

In his blog, Singh cited various key points such as Electoral Bonds , Demonetisation , Misuse of CBI and ED (the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate, Planning Commission Reports, GST, Petrol and Diesel price hike , messed-up foreign policy and others, that forced him to take a bold step of resignation.

For further reference to Shivam Shankar Singh’ s blog click here “Why I Am Resigning From the BJP“.

Meanwhile reacting to Singh’s resignation General Secretary AICC, Ashok Gehlot said it is an eye-opener for the Bharatiya Janata Party.

“Blog of Shivam Shankar Singh who supported BJP for many years n has quit it now is an eye opener for BJP. Its own ppl are fed up wd BJP’s propaganda, politics of hate, fake news, religious agenda, Polarization, National-Antinational, India-Pakistan debates”, Gehlot tweeted.

By profession, Singh is a data scientist. After studying economics at the University of Michigan, he returned to India and joined the BJP in 2013 to work for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election campaign.

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