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Rahul Gandhi Apologizes For “Chowkidar Chor Hai” To The Apex Court

Rahul Gandhi was given relief from the Supreme Court in a content case after he wrongly linked the Rafael order of the apex court to his “chowkidar chor hai” phrase against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

What did the SC rule?

The three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi accepted the unconditional apology offered by Rahul Gandhi with a warning to be “more careful” about future remarks.

What was the contempt case?

On April 10, 2019, Rahul Gandhi then Congress President quickly reacted to Supreme Court’s ruling on Rafael jet deal. It said that classified documents accessed by the media could be used as evidence to consider a review of the deal.

Rahul Gandhi welcomed the order and then went a step ahead to say that the apex court also agreed that chowkidar chorhai. But the SC took strong note of the comment and sought explanation for the comment. After the SC order, Rahul Gandhi said the comments were made “unintentionally and inadvertently” and offered an “unconditional apology” for his comments.

Who filed the contempt case against Rahul Gandhi?

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SC Gives Clean Chit To Rs. 58,000 Crore Rafael Deal

The Supreme Court upheld the decision of buying 36 fully-loaded Rafael fighter jets from France while rejecting the petitions seeking review of the Rafael order. The apex court gave clean chit to the government in Rafael deal in its November 14 order.

What was the Rafael deal?

NDA government bought Rafael jets from France through a Rs. 58,000 crore inter-government deal. But the opposition parties alleged irregularities in the deal. Supreme Court was hearing the review of Rafael deal but the court found nothing concrete in the allegations and set aside the review petition for an investigation into alleged irregularities.

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Udbhav Thackeray Still Hopeful Of An Alliance With BJP

Shiv Senais exploring all possibilities including a tie-up with BJP to form a government in Maharashtra. In a recent press briefing post the President’s rule in the state, party chief Udbhav Thackeray escaped from saying anything about his alliance with BPJ.

What was Shiv Sena’s stand on President’s Rule in the state?

Udbhav Thackeray is still hopeful of forming an alliance with its former ally BJP after the governor declined to give more time to Sena to submit proof of support. During a regular press briefing, he lashed out at the reports saying that why were the reporters in a hurry about government formation. The government had provided the parties six-months to form government.

What did Udbhav Thackeray say about BJP?

Udbhav Thackeray blamed BJP for the present stalemate. He said that it was BJP that snapped the ties by not keeping its pre-poll promise of 50-50 power sharing. He further said that the option of an alliance was ended by BJP and not the Sena.

What was the Lok Sabha poll promise between Shiv Sena and BJP?

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UK’s Labour Regret Its Kashmir Resolution After Indian Diaspora Branded The Party As Anti-Indian

Labour Party of UK backtracked on its September resolution over Kashmir after some Indian Hindu groups labelled the Labour Party as anti-Indian and started a campaign to move Indian votes to Conservative.

What was September Kashmir resolution of Labour Party?

Labour Party took up the Kashmir issue in its conference in September. It issued a statement stating that Kashmir is accepted as a disputed territory and that the people of Kashmir should get the right to self-determination in accordance with the UN resolutions.

What is the present stand of UK’s Labour on Kashmir?

President of the Labour Party, Ian Lavery accepts use of offensive language in the Kashmir resolution and feels regret about criticizing India for abrogating Article 370 in Kashmir. He assured the Hindu community that the Labour Party is fully aware of the sensitivities of Kashmir.

Highlights of Labour Party resolution on Kashmir

• Kashmir is a bilateral problem for India and Pakistan to resolve together

• Both the countries have to resolve the issue by peaceful means

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History of Stunning Political Alliances Between Arch Rivals

Shiv Sena and Congress coming closure to form an alliance to form government in Maharashtra could be surprising for many. But here Sharad Pawar is working as a key link between Udbhav Thackeray and Sonia Gandhi.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi held discussion with senior party leaders and elected MLAs of Maharashtra assembly in Jaipur where the MLAs are stationed. The maximum number of Congress MLAs are favoring a Sena-led government to keep BJP out of power.

This alliance between Shiv Sena and Congress could look stunning but there are more stunning alliances in history.

  1. Mizoram’s Chakma Autonomous District Council

In 2018, the BJP with 5 members and the congress with 7 formed a post-poll alliance called United Legislature Party to form the Chakma Autonomous District Council government.

  1. BJP and PDP in J&K

In 2014, the BJP joined hands with its key rival Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed to form government. It is to be noted that both the parties were arch rivals in the state politics.

  1. Congress and AAP

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Sena Exits NDA Government Following Sharad Pawar’s Advice; CWC Meeting To Discuss Maha Govt Formation

The feud over government formation in Maharashtra reached the center on Monday when Shiv Sena’s only minister in the Modi-led government resigned.

Shiv Sena asked Arvind Swant to resign from the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. He was Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. It was a precondition set by NCP chief Sharad Pawar to start negotiation for government formation in Maharashtra.

Important developments in Maharashtra politics

  1. Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyariinvited Shiv Sena to form government after BJP declined the stake claim to power. Shiv Sena has to show numbers by Monday evening.
  2. Udbhav Thackeray is tipped to the CM with an NCP-deputy according to a formula reached over the weekend.
  3. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi was reluctant to support Shiv Sena but Congress Working Committee will meet to discuss the situation under pressure from Maharashtra leaders.
  4. Saamna, the mouthpiece of Shiv Sena, indicated towards the possibility of Sena forming a government with the help of 54 NCP and 44 Cong MLAs.
  5. Shiv Sena moved its legislators to a resort in Mud Island after accepting the invite for government formation. Sena fears poaching of its MLAs by
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