Saffron groups came under fire today after the mass religious conversions at Gujarat's Valsad, with Christian groups and the opposition parties accusing the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh of forcing or enticing religious minorities to convert to Hinduism.
There is no conflict between the BJP and its ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS over the issue of religious conversions, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday.
BJP leader Gagnendra Singh and his supporters were caught on camera purportedly thrashing five people working at a franchise of a major vehicle manufacturing firm in Satna, after they refused to give him some spare parts on credit and asked him to clear the previous dues.
The Centre would soon launch a Rs 500 crore scheme for conservation of heritage and development of 12 cities across the country, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said in Hyderabad today.
A political storm is brewing over the Enforcement Directorate's summons to Punjab's cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia in connection with a money laundering case. The agency is investigating the international money transaction link in the multi-crore drugs racket detected by the Punjab Police last year.