The Lok Sabha election is hence a litmus test for the Congress party at the national and state level. And it is high time the state leadership of the Congress party to wake up from its slumber and start the action.
E T Mohammed Basheer is a prominent Muslim parliamentarian in India known for his timely interventions. Recently he spoke against the triple Talaq bill and voted against the reservation for upper-castes in the parliament. Here, he speaks to Twayyib Rajab. Edited excerpts:
This is not the first time when something like this has happened. Since the past few years ever since the BJP came into power not just Aligarh Muslim University but all the major universities of India became a target of malicious propaganda of BJP.
On behalf of students and youth of India, the Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) presented a ‘Students’ Manifesto’ before all the political parties for consideration and inclusion in their respective manifestos and agendas for Election 2019.
Overall India first time voters form more than 13.3 crore . Even though the voting percentage of youth voters are comparatively low, first time voters consist more than 15 percentage of Indian population.
Mausam Benazir Noor, niece of former Union minister, late A B A Gani Khan Chowdhury, and two-time MP from Malda Lok Sabha constituency, joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday.
“If you take out the number of seats in Uttar Pradesh, you will notice that the BJP government doesn’t have the majority. BJP keeps talking about social engineering. So, I also decided to correct my poll arithmetic and did it through this alliance,” Akhilesh told PTI during his visit to Kolkata for the January 19 united opposition rally.
Priyanka Gandhi formally entered the national political arena on Wednesday with her brother, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, appointing her general secretary responsible for eastern Uttar Pradesh.
These two women politicians from U.P who will control UP politics in 2019 elections have an interesting similarity. Both of them have denounced Hinduism and embraced Buddhism.
Eyeing the Begusarai Lok Sabha seat for former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar, Communist Party of India leader D. Raja will be meeting Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad in a Ranchi jail on January 19.