With the results of rural local body elections out, horse-trading has begun for the posts of union chairperson and village vice presidents, set to be elected indirectly on October 22.
Goa leader Luizinho Faleiro’s exit has again brought the focus on the Congress’s failing to address the in-house issues.
Leaders have assured me of a cabinet berth during next expansion, says Shrimant Patil, who left Congress to join saffron party in 2019
He is the second Congress MLA to quit in less than three months of the second BJP-led government returning to power in Assam.
Call details of over a dozen people will be put under scanner
In a relief to Gupta, the court ordered not to arrest him till August 11, the next date of hearing in the case.
The only BPF candidate to remain in Assam is Minister Pramila Rani Brahma. She confirmed the development surrounding her party, which is a component of the Opposition alliance.
The AIUDF is a component of Assam’s 10-party and Congress-led grand alliance of Opposition. It was formed two months back to oust the BJP from power.
On Friday, Shekhawat tweeted: “Yato Dharmastato Jayah”. Earlier, he told reporters that the voice in the tape wasn’t his and that he would cooperate with any investigations.
The video showed the former CM discussing money to win back the support of disgruntled MLAs who had crossed over to the BJP, so that he could to get back in power.
The opposition attack came a day BS Yeddyurappa stepped down as the Karnataka chief minister without facing a Supreme Court-mandated trust vote.
Leaders of the Congress acknowledge that they have probably given the JD(S) more power than it could have ever imagined but for now, all its energy is channelised at keeping the BJP at bay.
Though the legislators were absent in the morning session, they appeared during the post-noon session and were among the last to be administered oath.
In the first of the three clips, whose veracity is yet to be established, Sriramulu and Rao are heard talking to Congress MLA BC Patil, offering ministerial berths and cash to him and other MLAs.
Ugrappa also claimed that Congress would release other audio clips in which national leaders of the BJP are heard luring Congress MLAs.