Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday suspended its Madhya Pradesh spokesperson Anil Saumitra from the primary membership of the party for calling Mahatma Gandhi "the father of Pakistan."
Earlier in the day, when questioned about actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's remark that India's first terrorist was a Hindu (in reference to Godse), Thakur said, "Nathuram Godse was a 'deshbhakt', is a 'deshbhakt' and will remain a 'deshbhakt'."
Kamal Haasan, the leader of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), was campaigning in Avarakurichi with S Mohanraj, his party's candidate for the bypoll on May 19.
The seventh and last phase of national elections will take place on May 19. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.
"The Rs 20 note will be greenish-yellow in colour. The new banknote has a motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage," a statement by the RBI said.
This comes months after a ruckus was created in Aligarh Muslim University and several other places over Jinnah’s photograh”.
Clarifying that the comment made during Gandhi's election campaign was wrongly attributed to the apex court, a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjiv Khanna sought the "explanation" from the Congress President by April 22 and directed the hearing of the matter on April 23
A day after Congress president Rahul Gandhi's tweet condemning the mass shootings in New Zealand that killed 49 people, Singh asserted that the world needs the doctrine of love, peace and compassion promoted by Sanatan Dharm, Gautam Budha and Mahavir and not that of hatred and violence.
In her first twitter post, a month after she joined the social media platform, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday tweeted for the first time and invoked Mahatma Gandhi and his ideals of non-violence.
Last week the Congress party had postponed its working committee meeting and Sankalp rally scheduled for February 28 in the backdrop of escalating tension between India and Pakistan on the border.