Newly appointed Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Monday kick-started party campaign for upcoming Lok Sabha elections with a roadshow in Lucknow. Congress president Rahul Gandhi, general secretary of Uttar Pradesh West Jyotiraditya Scindia and Raj Babbar have also accompanied Priyanka in the roadshow. It is Congress general secretary’s first visit to the city after taking charge.
On Monday, Former interim CBI director M Nageswara Rao tendered his unconditional apology before the Supreme Court days after the apex court said he committed contempt of court by transferring an agency officer probing the Muzaffarpur shelter home case. In his affidavit, Nageswara Rao said he “cannot even dream of violating the court orders”. The top court sought his personal appearance on February 12.
The kin of singer and cultural icon Bhupen Hazarika has declined the Bharat Ratna. The family has done so as a mark of protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019. Bhupen Hazarika was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest national civilian honour, along with former President Pranab Mukherjee, and Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh (posthumously) on January 25, 2019.
With the Comptroller and Auditor General submitted its much-awaited report on the controversial defence report on the acquisition of Rs 59,000 crore Rafale fighter jets on Monday, the Union government is most likely to table it in the Parliament today.