Yesterday, former IAS officer Sha Faesal was detained at Delhi airport just before he was to fly to Turkey. The former bureaucrat turned politician was sent back to Srinagar and later detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA).
J&K Governor Satyapal Malik had on Tuesday lashed out at Gandhi for putting "pre-conditions" for a visit to the state and alleged he was trying to "create unrest" by seeking to bring a delegation of opposition leaders.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar accused Congress leader P Chidambaram of communalising the issue, and said people of Jammu and Kashmir were happy with the decision to revoke the state's special status under Article 370.
Tamil Nadu CM was responding to criticism of his party by P Chidambaram who had reportedly said that if the Centre decided to make Tamil Nadu a union territory like it has done in J&K, the ruling AIADMK would not resist any such move.
Accusing the BJP government of revoking Article 370 with its "muscle power", Chidambaram said the situation in J&K was "unstable" and that international news agencies were covering the unrest, but not Indian media houses.
The CWC has decided to have consultations with leaders from across the country and the party's top decision-making body then was divided into five groups for different regions – North, Northeast, West, East, and South.
The developments in Karnataka and Goa may help the BJP in 'advancing their political goals', but at the 'same time they are doing a great disservice to the economic goals of this country', Congress leader P Chidambaram said.
Hostile speeches and abusive remarks, it is now pervasively believed, can make or break electoral verdicts. Whenever rival politicians indulge in a war of words, the public avidly tallies who ‘won’ or ‘lost’ each round.