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Weekly Political Roundup: A week of a setback for the opposition

From the backlash over Saffron Terror remark of Congress to Bringing the impeachment motion against the Chief justice of India Dipak Mishra, the opposition had to endure quite a setback.

 

This week in politics has been filled with setbacks for the opposition. From the backlash over Saffron Terror remark of Congress to bringing the impeachment motion against the Chief justice of India Dipak Mishra, the opposition had to endure quite a setback.

At the beginning of the week, a special NIA court acquitted all the five accused in the Mecca Masjid Blast case. The accused who were linked to several right-wing organizations were arrested in the series of bombing cases. However, their acquittal triggered a political war after BJP asked the Congress to apologize for its “Saffron Terror” remarks.

Similarly, the opposition which was demanding an independent probe into the death of Judge Loya who was hearing the case of Sohrabuddin Shaikh encounter in which Amit Shah was the main accused received a blow after the SC bench rejected all the PILs. A day after the judgement, seven opposition parties signed up for the impeachment motion and presented it to Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. However, the Congress which was leading the signature campaign had to face internal rift over the motion.

Newly elected CM of Tripura Biplab Deb from BJP also created quite a stir with his remarks saying internet existed in the days of Mahabharata too.

The big news, however, came on Saturday with senior leader Yashwant Sinha quitting BJP. Sinha is first from Advani camp to resign from BJP. Sinha has been consistent Modi critique.

  1. Mecca Masjid blast: BJP calls Congress “Anti-Hindu”

A spitfire of statements was exchanged between Congress and BJP after the right-wing activist and four others were exempted from all the charges related to the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast controversy. While the opposition questioned the working of the National Investigation Agency, BJP slammed the Congress party for using derogatory terms such as “saffron terror”.

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra demanded an apology from the party president Rahul Gandhi and his predecessor Sonia Gandhi for using belittling terms such “Saffron terror” and “Hindu terror” at the same time making a remark about how Congress has long defamed Hindus for the sake of their vote bank.

Mecca Masjid Blast
Mecca Masjid Blast

You can read the detailed report about Mecca Masjid blast, here:

Mecca Masjid blast: BJP exposes the politics of defaming Hindus

 

  1. New Scientific discoveries by Tripura CM:

Adding to the bizarre statements by BJP leaders, the newly elected Tripura CM Biplab Deb has made yet another statement. Biplab Deb said that internet wasn’t invented in western countries but several centuries ago in India. He even claimed that satellite technology was available during Mahabharat period. He even said that it was with the help of Internet Sanjay could see the war and describe it to Dhritarashtra.

Earlier, Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan had also claimed that cosmologist Stephen Hawking, agreed that the Vedas have a theory that is superior to Albert Einstein’s equation e=mc^2 that sums up the theory of special relativity.

You can read the detailed report aboutNew Scientific discoveries by Tripura CM, here:

Internet, satellite were available even during Mahabharat: Tripura CM Biplab Deb

3.      SC Verdict on Judge Loya case and Impeachment:

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed all the PILs seeking an independent probe into the case of mysterious death of Judge BH Loya. The SC upheld that the death was natural and slammed the petitioners calling the petitions “motivated” and a “personal attack on the judiciary”.

While the BJP hailed the decision, seven opposition parties led by Congress met Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday and submitted an impeachment motion for the removal of Chief Justice Dipak Misra. Congress stated that the concern of all those who’ve signed the impeachment notice is that democracy is being undermined.

impeachment

You can read the detailed report aboutSC Verdict on Judge Loya case and Impeachment, here:

Chief Justice impeachment: Opposition led by Congress submit a notice to Vice President

SC verdict will raise more questions: Congress on Judge Loya case

Ravi Shankar admonishes Rahul Gandhi not to fight political battles through court corridors

 

  1. Yashwant Sinha bids adieu to BJP:

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha and a known Modi critique today announced that he has decided to resign from BJP. His announcement has come at a time when 2019 Lok Sabha Election is less than a year away.

Talking at an event in Patna organized by National Forum– a platform launched by Yashwant Sinha and few of his supporters, he said, that the biggest danger that the Nation faces today is about the state and future of democracy. “I am going to dedicate the rest of my life to this mission. BJP, I RESIGN!” he announced.

Yashwant Sinha

You can read the detailed report about Yashwant Sinha bids adieu to BJP, here:

Yashwant Sinha resigns from BJP

 

 

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