Abrogation of Article 35A: Mehbooba Mufti to meet Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi today

Srinagar: Prime Minister Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti will meet Prime Minister Thursday Narendra Modi and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi to discuss legal challenges to Section 35 A of the Constitution, according to official sources.

The chief minister, who is due to leave for Delhi in the afternoon, is also likely to meet leaders like Sharad Yadav JD (T) on the subject of Article 35A which gives special status to the state and was challenged before the Supreme Court, they said.

Mehbooba is ready to build consensus against the scrapping of the constitutional provision, which empowers the Jammu and Kashmir legislator to define “permanent residents” of the state and their special rights and privileges.

In a startling development, Mehbooba called the chairman of the National Opposition Conference (NC) Farooq Abdullah this week to call for his party’s support on the issue.

Abdullah had said that it was to meet the prime minister, all ministers and leaders of the central BJP key to convince Sangh Parivar against the suppression of constitutional provision.

The Minister also met with other opposition party leaders in the state, including the president of the Jammu and Kashmir Congress, GA Mir and Chief Ghulam Hassan Mir DPN.

Sources of the Democratic Party of Mehbooba (PDP) peoples reported section 35A hit would be “a disaster for all major political parties in Kashmir.”

It will be nothing less than a “tsunami” for traditional politicians, since protecting the special status of Jammu and Kashmir within the Constitution of India is the “cornerstone of its policy,” they said.

In the latest developments, NC spokesman Junai Mattu tweeted: “In # 35A, @MehboobaMufti strangers seek consensus against BJP while in alliance with BJP She wants to have the cake and eat it.”

“This is the heart of their dilemma – running with the hare and hounding with dogs who wants to rule with the BJP and oppose their policies with us,” Labor Party President Omar Abdullah said in a tweet.

The controversy erupted in 2014 after an NGO ‘We, the Citizens’ has submitted a PIL in the Supreme Court by Article 35A is canceled.

The government of Jammu and Kashmir in sections 35A and 370, which grants special status of autonomy to the state discriminates against non-residents, which is prevented from buying property, to get government work or to vote in local elections, said The PIL.

Section 35A was added to the Constitution by a presidential order in 1954. According to the government, the state government opposed the motion, saying that the president had the power to incorporate a new provision into the Constitution prescription, the Center recently expressed reservations .

AIADMK row: Party resolution terms Dinakaran’s appointment illegal, rival factions to merge soon

Chennai: In a jolt to VK Sasikala, a meeting chaired by Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Thursday that the appointment of TTV Dinakaran as Deputy Secretary-General was against party rules.

This is the first time Palaniswami made a categorical statement about the status of Dinakaran’s appointment by his Aunt Sasikala of February 14 just before his imprisonment.

By formally expelling Sasikala and Dinakaran were among the panneerselvam pre-camp conditions, which is also making inquiries about the possibility of a merger, they did. The movement in the two camps is seen as a bit closer to a merger of the two camps of Relax and Sasikala Dinakaran.

Noting that the Dinakaran appointment was also under consideration by the Election Commission, the AIADMK (Amma) led Palaniswami wondered how Dinakaran could make a new appointment at that time. On August 4, Dinakaran had made several appointments, including that of his loyalists to different party positions.

Citing a statement to the party cadres, said the meeting also said that these quotes made by him “non-binding on any AIADMK framework to create an unnecessary confusion in our group and these quotations are not valid under the party law. The frameworks of rejecting them. ”

Significantly, the statement said: “Although the appointment of Secretary-General Sasikala was until the formal election of a new secretary-general by the laws of the party, he could not work due to extraordinary circumstances” an apparent reference to his Detention in the case of disproportionate assets in February.

In addition, the designation of Sasikala has been questioned and pending in the EC, according to the statement. In such circumstances, the party was headed by senior officials appointed by Amma (a reference to the camp led by Palaniswami), he said. Senior officials and key ministers headed by Palaniswami Office attended the meeting.

After Jayalalithaa’s death in December 2016, AIADMK split into different factions. A faction is led by panneerselvam who rebelled against Sasikala’s leadership. The other two factions are led by Palaniswami and Sasikala.

The AIADMK camp led by Palaniswamy continued to keep its doors open to the faction of the rebel leader panneerselvam O to facilitate reconciliation. The merger talks between the two factions AIADMK is now moving towards its final phase.

According to a Deccan Chronicle report, after the merger, Palaniswami continue as prime minister while former head of government panneerselvam OR lead the seven-member committee to manage party affairs until the formal election.

On 1 August, it was reported that the BJP was willing to play the role of mediator between the two AIADMK factions. BJP has sought to expand its base in southern India by forming an alliance with AIADMK. It was believed that, depending on the outcome of the talks, AIADMK is likely to join the government of the National Democratic Alliance (ADN) at the Center.

Narendra Modi refers to ‘certain circles’ at Hamid Ansari’s farewell in Rajya Sabha, says outgoing V-P now free to speak his mind

Constitutional positions, often given to politicians, have a legal obligation – to remain apolitical until the end of the term.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking in the Senate, on the altar of Hamid Ansari as Chairman of Rajya Sabha and Vice President of India, said that now the outgoing vice president, deputy for decades, would feel more liberated by exercising their Political identity

The Prime Minister noted that Ansari, from a family of members of Congress, must have felt more restricted by the constitutional chains, since he was asked to play a non-political role during the last decade, while term of the vice president of India .

“From now on, you will be free to act, speak and work according to your ideology and the basic political instincts,” Modi said.

The prime minister said Ansari leans toward “certain circles” as it did in diplomatic missions, mainly in the countries of Western Asia, as well as Rector of Aligarh Muslim University and chair the Commission welfare of minorities.

“In Sabhi zimmedariyo ko nibhate tinting ak ek Prakar ke me Dayre rahe jiski vajah is APKI Kuch bhavanayein rahi hongi, Kuch soch rahi Hogi (You held responsibilities and has been associated with a certain” cirlcle “because opinions and perceptions are certain” , Said Modi.

Modi’s comments come in the context of the recent interview with Ansari Rajya Sabha TV, where he analyzed the cautious about growing intolerance in the country without being critical of a political party or individual.

As outgoing Vice President Ansari said Wednesday there was a sense of discomfort and insecurity among Muslims in the country, saying that the atmosphere of acceptance was threatened. Ansari, 80, also described as “disturbing thought” that indienit√© citizens were interrogated.

In the interview, Ansari spoke of incidents of lynching and “Ghar Wapsi ‘and rationalists killings as” breaking Indian values, impaired ability of authorities at different levels in different places to apply this should be an application of the Normal law of work and has done all the same as any indienit√© interviewed citizens is a disturbing thought. ”

Ansari, whose second five-year term as vice chairman ends on Friday, made the remarks in the context of intolerance and incidents of cows Vigilantism and comments made by some leaders of saffron in relation to the minority community.

He also said that, according to him, the propensity to assert his nationalism power of the day was “useless.” “I’m Indian and that’s it,” he said.

When asked a question about the government’s response to concerns about growing intolerance, Ansari had turned the issue to diplomatic allusion rather than taking a critical view of the ruling party.

“Well, there’s always an explanation and there is always a reason. Now it’s a matter of judgment, accepted the explanation accepts the reasoning and its raison d’etre,” said the diplomat when asked to comment specifically on government response.