As Trinamool Congress has now officially distanced itself from Lok Sabha MP Mahua Moitra’s alleged action of taking cash and gifts from Darshan Hiranandani in exchange for questions against Adani in Parliament, BJP’s Amit Malviya said it is not surprising that Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee abandoned Mahua Moitra — like many other “scam-tainted” party leaders. Days after the controversy started with BJP MP Nishikant Dubey writing to the Lok Sabha Speaker seeking a probe into claims that Mahua Moitra gave her Parliament login and password to industrialist Darshan Hiranandani to post questions against Gautam Adani, Trinamool said the party will not say a ‘single word’ on this.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said that India never had a fight or war on issues like what led to the conflict between Israel and Hamas. While speaking at an event to mark 350 years of the coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in a school in Nagpur, Bhagwat said, “In this country, there is a religion, and culture that respects all sects and faiths. That religion in Hinduism. This is a country of Hindus. That does not mean we reject all other (religions). Once you say Hindu, it is not needed to be told that Muslims too were protected. Only Hindus do this. Only India does this. Others have not done this.”