New Delhi: Yesterday, the central committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) supported the Polit Bureau’s verdict to suspend Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan and party State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan. However, the party did not set any time period for the action of the corrective action.
While talking to the media at the end of the committee’s three-day meeting general secretary, Prakash Karat stated that the organizational situation in Kerala was also conferred. At its next meeting, the group would take stock of the situation.
Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat filed his nomination for the presidential election on Monday. He would be challenging as an Independent contender supported by the National Democratic Alliance, minus the Shiv Sena and the Jammu and Kashmir Panthers Party.
Along with former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha L K Advani, Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh, Jaswant Singh, Sushma Swaraj, and host of other leaders Mr. Shekhawat submitted two sets of nomination documents to Returning Officer P.D. Achary at Parliament House.
Taking the first formal step in the direction of becoming the first woman President of India, the UPA-Left candidate Pratibha Patil filed her nomination papers for the Presidential election.
Along with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, she submitted the documents to the returning officer and Lok Sabha Secretary-General P.D.T. Achary at the Lok Sabha Secretariat.
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) leaders Lalu Prasad, Ramvilas Paswan, Sharad Pawar, Ramdas Athawale and T R Balu were also there. Sitaram Yechury, Gurudas Dasgupta and Abani Roy were also present during nomination filing.
Kolkata (Wednesday, Jun 20, 2007)
The Trinamool Congress Supremo, Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday extended support for President Abdul Kalam for the consecutive term for Presidential post.
Interestingly, The Trinamool Congress is constituent of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which has decided to support Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat for the post of President.
Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee said, “I am appealing to all parties to consider Mr. Kalam as a candidate,”
After recent disappointed results in Punjab and Uttrakhand assembly elections, it is again huge set back for ruling Congress Party in Delhi as it was ousted from the Town Hall of Delhi. Increasing prices, sealing-cum-demolition threat, mounting power and water tariff and severe power crisis were few main reasons that resulted in the electorate to deliver a stern snub to the ruling party.