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When AG, SG can practice law, why can’t Sidhu continue his TV career: Swamy




New Delhi, March 24: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday voiced his support for Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Swamy said when Attorney General and the Solicitor General continue their law practice appearing for clients against the government then why should cricketer-turned politician be targeted.

Coming on to micro-blogging site Twitter, Swami questioned the double standards being observed by politicians in Sidhu’s case.

Why should Navjot Sadhu be targeted when the AG and SG continue their law practice appearing for clients against the Government? Double Std?,” Swamy tweeted.

Sidhu is currently the Culture, Tourism, Archives and Museums Minister in Captain Amarinder Singh’s Cabinet. Yesterday State’s Advocate General (AG) Atul Nanda in his legal advice tendered to the Punjab Government said, Sidhu can continue to work in a popular TV comedy show and there is “no legal bar” and “conflict of interest.”

Read More: No Conflict of interest in Sidhu doing a TV Show 

The Attorney General in his statement said there is no violation of the Constitution of India, the Representation of the People’s Act, 1951, or the Code of Conduct in Sidhu’s case. The statement was submitted to the Punjab Government

“There is no conflict of interest between his work on the show and his office and discharge of duties as a minister,” Nanda said.

The Punjab Chief Minister had sought the Attorney General’s legal advice on whether there was any restriction on the continuation of Sidhu’s work as a celebrity guest on TV or if it amounted to conflict of interest.

Sidhu had earlier this week asserted that he would continue to participate in ‘The Kapil Sharma Show.”

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BJP ally JD-U favours simultaneous Lok Sabha, assembly polls

Our party has been a supporter of holding simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha and we are ready for it.




The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ally Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Wednesday said the party is in favour of holding simultaneous elections to parliament and state assemblies in 2019.

JD-U state President Bashistha Narain Singh said his party was ready for mid-term assembly polls along with the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.

“Our party has been a supporter of holding simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha and we are ready for it,” Singh told the media here.

The JD-U’s remarks come at a time when speculations are rife that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may go for early Lok Sabha polls along with assembly elections in 20 states.

After the JD-U joined hands with the BJP and formed the government in Bihar last year, Singh had said the party was ready for mid-term assembly polls along with parliamentary elections.

Later, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also supported Modi’s stand on simultaneous polls.

“I favour and support in principle a synchronised two-phase Lok Sabha and assembly elections in the country,” Nitish Kumar had said.

Going a step further, he said that elections to Panchayats and urban local bodies should also be conducted along with the two-phase polls. “It will save unnecessary expenditure.”

Singh, considered close to Nitish Kumar, who is also the JD-U president, said his party had no problems if the Election Commission also held Bihar Assembly polls in 2019.

“We are in favour of simultaneous elections to Bihar Assembly and Lok Sabha,” Singh said.

Next assembly polls in Bihar are due in 2020.

Last assembly elections in the state were held in 2015 when the Grand Alliance of the JD-U, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress defeated the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance.

A Grand Alliance government led by Nitish Kumar was formed then.

However, in July 2017, Nitish Kumar dumped the Grand Alliance to form a government with the BJP.

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Hooda blames ‘lawlessness’, ‘lack of leadership’ for increased crime in Haryana



Chandigarh , Jan 17 : Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on Khattar government saying ‘lawlessness’ and lack of ‘leadership’ are the foremost reason behind increased crime in Haryana.

Hooda described that increased incidents of crime, especially the recent rapes and murders in the state as ‘worrisome’.

“There is lawlessness in the state. Haryana Government has no leader, some ministers are angry, some are sulking and there is no direction,” Hooda told ANI.

Earlier in a day, the Congress leader met Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki to discuss the recent incidents of rape and murder in the state.

After meeting, he said “we met Guv over failure of law and order in the state. Multiple rape incidents make us hang our head low in shame. State govt must resign on moral grounds.

“We’ve asked the Guv to dismiss govt, if they don’t resign, & implement President’s rule here”, he added.

Meanwhile, multiple rape cases are being witnessed in the state.

Recently this week, three cases of brutal gang rape — including two of minor girls — were reported.


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Kamal Haasan to annnounce political party’s name on Feb 21



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Chennai, Jan 17: Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has announced he will commence his political journey from his hometown Ramanathapuram on February 21, when he will also reveal the name of his party.

He made the announcement in a statement issued late on Tuesday night, saying his purpose in life is to “challenge the status quo that has been plaguing the politics of Tamil Nadu for some time now”.

“I intend to embark on a journey across the state from February 21, 2018 to truly understand as to what the needs of my people are?, what is afflicting them?, what their aspirations are?

“Further, this momentous journey of meeting people across Tamil Nadu is neither an act of rebellion nor is it a gathering for glamour. Simply put, this is a journey of discovery and learning and an opportunity for me to truly understand my people,” said Haasan, 63.

This, he said, is being planned and executed in phases and over a period of time.

“I believe it will be truly appropriate if my political journey commences from the place of my birth and hometown Ramanathapuram. Following this, I intend on meeting and spending time with the people from the districts of Madurai, Dindigul and Sivagangai.

“In addition, at the commencement of the journey, I intend to announce the name of my political party along with the guiding principles we intend to live by,” Haasan added.

With his political foray, Haasan intends to “question mediocrity and raise the bar on governance and welfare for the people of Tamil Nadu”.

“The journey is intended towards that goal. I begin this journey with your support. Join hands with me to empower our country and state,” said the acclaimed actor, who feels the love he has for people of the state needs to be “manifested in action and deed”.


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