Top 5 stories of the day: AAP MLA arrest angers Kejriwal, Mufti wins Anantnag bypolls and more
Updated On : 25 Jun 2016,03:58 PM
AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya was today arrested on charges of molestation and sexual harassment amidst high drama when he was addressing a press conference, triggering an angry reaction from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of declaring an "emergency" in Delhi. Mohaniya, who is also vice chairman of Delhi Jal Board, was virtually dragged from his seat by a police official when he was talking to reporters at his office in Khanpur in South Delhi, at around 12.10 PM.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has won the Anantnag Assembly Constituency bypolls by more than 10,000 votes. She has beaten Hilal Ahmad Shah of Congress and Iftikhar Misger of National Conference. Mehbooba is among eight candidates in the bypoll for Anantnag Assembly seat which was necessitated due to death of incumbent MLA and then Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on January 7 this year.
BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday slammed Swami Prasad Maurya, saying he was "disloyal" to the party and worked for his own "selfish interest" ignoring his community. She also made it clear that he will not be able to rejoin the party. BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday chaired a meeting of all party MLAs in Lucknow with an objective to avoid any further defections.
Hours after the Nuclear Suppliers Group’s plenary meeting ended in Seoul with no decision on India’s membership in face of strong China-led opposition, the US said that there is “a path forward” for India to become a full member of the group by the end of the year. “We are confident that we have got a path forward by the end of this year,” a top Obama administration official said.
The top North Korean official for US relations has said that his country is now a nuclear threat to be reckoned with, and Washington can expect more nuclear tests and missile launches like the ones earlier this week as long as it attempts to force his government’s collapse through a policy of pressure and punishment.