Resignation debacle continues in Congress

Two more congress MLAs resign from Karnataka assembly, giving rise to speculation of further resignations from the assembly in the coming week. If the resignations are accepted then this reduces congress’s strength to 77 in the JD(S)-Congress alliance.  If 13 more resign, then it gives BJP a chance to stake a claim in Karnataka government.

PM Narendra Modi issues directives for BJP membership drive on 6th of July (the birth anniversary of BJP ideologue Syama Prasad Mookerjee) in Varanasi.  BJP legislators were advised to plant at least 5 trees in every booth across the country, to maintain hundred percentage attendance in the ongoing session of Parliament and any misbehaviour bringing down the party’s reputation will not be acceptable.

Furious over demolition of Praja Vedika, TDP leaders wrote a letter to state’s director general of police (DGP) saying that public assets built by the former government were being demolished and their cadre was being attacked. Praja Vedika was built by Chandrababu Naidu to hold meetings and press conferences. Hitting back at TDP, YSRCP leader complained about fake news being spread about the party by TDP members on social media.

After Assam, NRC will make its rounds in Nagaland from July 10. The RIIN (Register of Indigenous Inhabitants) has a two month deadline.  The register will contain a master list for all indigenous persons and verify if any fake indigenous inhabitants’ certificates have been issued. Teams will collect information for the final list based on present address and permanent address of the village and urban residents, along with Adhaar number wherever available.

Kiran Bedi on Sunday blamed corruption and poor governance for the water scarcity that Chennai is currently facing.  Stalin’s party, in response, asked the President Ram Nath Kovind to oust her from her office and asked her to issue a formal apology for her allegations.