BJP releases election manifesto as 2014 poll begins New Delhi, April 07 (ANI): BJP on Monday released its election manifesto for the general elections which commenced today with Tripura and Assam going for polls, promising "modern, prosperous and vibrant India based on ethos and values". Releasing the manifesto, party leader Murli Manohar Joshi said that BJP consulted people from all sections of society before finalising the manifesto. The much-awaited manifesto summarized basic issues facing the nation today, including price rise, health, security, employment, black money, policy paralysis and poor delivery or services, among others.
Congress alone can counter BJP’s ‘divisive ideology’: Manmohan Singh Kochi, April 07 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh lashing out at Bharatiya Janata Party, said that the Congress alone could counter the "divisive ideology" of BJP and its misleading propaganda against the ruling government in handling graft cases as well as developmental issues. Singh addressed a public rally in Kochi in Kerala endorsing the economic development achieved during the Congress led UPA government. While addressing the rally, Singh also took jibes at the Left saying that its stock was bound to dwindle further in the future unless they changed in tune with the times.
Two FIRs lodged against Amit Shah, EC ensured action Kolkata, April 07 (ANI): Trouble mounts for BJP leader Amit Shah after Bijnor authorities lodged second FIR against him for his ‘hate speech’ in the district, and the outburst is under the scrutiny of the Election Commission. Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath ensured of action against Shah if he is found guilty of making alleged hate speech. While addressing voters for parliament polls in Bijnor, Shah allegedly said it was an election for honour and to take revenge for the insult heaped on them. The BJP leader also added that it was an election to teach a lesson to those who did injustice.
Alia wants to marry Ranbir Kapoor New Delhi, April 7 (ANI): Actress Alia Bhatt says she finds Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor adorable and has expressed her desire to marry him. Alia will be seen in the upcoming episode of filmmaker Karan Johar's celebrity talk show 'Koffee with Karan' and when the host 'asked what your vibe like with Ranbir is'; the 21-year-old actress was all praises for him. When asked if she has expressed her love for him to Ranbir's mother Neetu Kapoor and more importantly does Katrina Kaif know about it, Alia said, "Everybody knows my plan. I have gone on record and said it as you said.. and I am very open about it except to Ranbir."