NEW DELHI: The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) has opposed the installation of the bust of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in the Delhi University (DU).
The NSUI leaders staged a protest and blackened the face. Also, they put a garland of shoes on it. The bust was brought at night and installed by ABVP cadre, who later installed it in the campus.
ABVP leader Shakti Singh had brought the bust without approval from the DU authorities. Savarkar has been a deeply polarizing figure. Though he had sought pardon from British and was released from Cellular Jail, the right-wing considers him as a Hindutva icon and freedom fighter.
[August 22, 2019 NewsBits.in]
BHOPAL: The death toll due to heavy rain in Madhya Pradesh, has crossed 50 in the state in this season.
Five people have died in the last 24 hrs and the figure has touched 55. Besides, 15 people have died due to lightning so far, taking the number of deaths to 70.
Rivers are overflowing in Malwa and Chambal region of State. MP has received excessive rainfall, 20% more than the average rains. [August 16, 2019 NewsBits.in]
BHOPAL: Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan has made a strange comment, terming first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, a criminal'.
Chouhan said that Nehru had committed a sin and it was because of him that India lost part of Kashmir to Pakistan. After the statement was reported, Congress leaders expressed outrage.
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said that Chouhan was not even a dust at Nehru's feet. Kamal Nath, the MP chief minister, said that Chouhan's statement was objectionable and it was condemnable that decades after his death, Nehru was being targeted unfairly.
[August 12, 2019 NewsBits.in]