AAP MLA Somnath Bharti was arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli on Monday. He was arrested for allegedly making derogatory remarks against CM Yogi Adityanath. This came shortly after a man threw ink at the AAP leader as he was leaving a guest house. The events were slammed by AAP, which alleged that Bharti was first attacked and then framed. Bharti had reached Rae Bareli on Sunday night to inspect its state-run primary schools. He was stopped by the police when he was leaving the guest house on Monday morning. The MLA from Delhi's Malviya Nagar has been sent to 14-day judicial custody by a court in Sultanpur.
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Black ink was thrown at Aam Aadmi Party MLA Somnath Bharti on January 11 in Raebareli. Bharti was headed to inspect government schools in the district when the attack took place. An FIR has also been registered against Somnath Bharti in Amethi for his alleged derogatory statement about the condition of hospitals in Uttar Pradesh. The alleged right-wing activist was upset with Bharti's remark and also lashed abuses at him. Bharti also got involved in a heated argument with police officials when an alleged right-wing activist threw ink on him. After the incident, Bharti was detained in the guest house itself. The youth who threw ink on Bharti managed to escape.
Income Tax officials are carrying out searches at properties of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, actor Taapsee Pannu in Mumbai.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday that the Emergency was a mistake. He said that 'I think that was a mistake. Absolutely, that was a mistake. And my grandmother said as much. Dismissing a petition against Jammu and Kashmir MP Farooq Abdullah, The Supreme Court said today, that expression of views that are different from government opinion cannot be termed sedition. The son of a BJP MP Kaushal Kishore was shot in the chest by bike-borne miscreants in Lucknow on Tuesday. However, police arrested one of his relatives who confessed that Ayush carried out the attack on himself to frame another person. Karnataka Water Resources minister Ramesh Jarkiholi has been embroiled in a controversy after a CD allegedly showing him in a compromising position with a woman emerged on Tuesday.
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"It is an expression of my concern," said Congress leader Anand Sharma on his two tweets against his party's decision for forging alliance with ISF. "What I have said is an expression of my concerns. Not only that I am firmly committed to Congress ideology, which is inclusive, democratic and secular, but I am also one of the historians and ideologue of the party and it has to be taken in that context," said Anand Sharma. On Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury's reported remark that his tweet on alliance with ISF serving BJP agenda, Anand Sharma said, "That is unfortunate. I believe in a civilised political dialogue even if there are differences or ideological issues. I have noted what Adhir Ranjan said but I can't become personal."
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi "guaranteed" not to implement CAA in Assam during a rally in Tezpur on March 02. "When our party comes into power, a law will be enacted to ensure that CAA is not implemented here. 200 units of electricity will be given free of cost every month. We will provide Rs 2,000 per month to all the housewives as 'grihini samman'. The woman working in tea gardens will be provided Rs 365 per day. We will create 5 lakhs new government jobs. These are not promises but guarantee," said Gandhi.