Congress rolls out offensive in Rajasthan as BJP makes Kanhaiya Lal killing a poll issue
AS THE BJP consistently raises the murder of Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur last year, linked to his support for remarks by BJP leader Nupur Sharma on Prophet Mohammed, the Congress has started hitting back, with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot hinting “many mysteries” to the case.
At an election rally in Barwani in Madhya Pradesh on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to the Congress government in Rajasthan, saying: “What all didn’t happen there in the last five years? Could we have even imagined that we will hear slogans like ‘sar tan se juda (take someone’s head off)’ in Bharat?… This happened in Congress misrule in Rajasthan before a camera.”
EC reminds parties to furnish poll bond details by Nov 15 in sealed cover
The Election Commission on Tuesday sent a reminder to all political parties to submit details of donations received through electoral bonds by 5 pm tomorrow.
This direction comes after the Supreme Court ordered the election body to produce updated data on contributions received by the parties through the electoral bond scheme till September 30, 2023, and submit the details under sealed cover.
A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court, in an interim order on November 3, had given the poll body two weeks to produce updated data, while hearing the constitutional challenge to the electoral bond scheme. The bench headed by Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud reserved its verdict after a three-day hearing.