Politicos present a differing view as opinion poll predicts hung assembly in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday presented a differing view even as opinion poll predicted a hung assembly in Delhi. A fresh opinion poll has predicted a hung assembly in Delhi with BJP finishing with 34 seats and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stuck at 28 seats, the same as last time. Congress leader PC Chacko said that the mood of people of Delhi is different and that they have been seeing the condition of the national capital since past few months. He said that the people of Delhi will bring up something major for Congress. Meanwhile, BJP too had a differentiating opinion on this. The party leaders said that Delhi will give clear mandate and that the party will emerge victorious. Jan 17, 2015

We resigned in support of Leela Samson: Ira Bhaskar

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Outgoing Central Board of Film Certfication (CBFC) member Ira Bhaskar on Saturday said the resignation of all members was in support of Leela Samson, the former chairperson of the statutory board. She also said that a joint letter of resignation in which nine people have signed was submitted. Bhaskar, a professor of cinema studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University also cleared that the reason for resignation was not the movie Messenger of God (MSG). Bhaskar also said that the Board continued working on extension even after its term was over. Bhaskar resigned on Friday after Leela Samson stepped down as the board's chairperson. She cited the discrepancies in board as the reason for her deciding to quit. Jan 17, 2015

Politicos react as more Censor Board members resign

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Politicos gave mixed reactions on Saturday as 9 more members of the CBFC resigned a day after its Chairperson Leela Samson’s resignation. On Friday, Leela Samson had resigned citing reasons of ‘interference and corruption’ after the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) apparently cleared the controversial film Messenger of God (MSG) that stars Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Jan 17, 2015

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis meets Ram Vilas Paswan; seeks extension of subsidy on raw sugar exp

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday and sought extension of subsidy on raw sugar exports and hike in import duty on the sugar to 40 percent to help cash-starved mills clear cane arrears to farmers. Fadnavis also demanded creation of buffer stock of 50 lakh tonnes of sugar at factory level in the state and increase mandatory ethanol blending with petrol from the current 5 percent to 10 percent. Paswan said that sugar products should be used with diverted with ethanol. Jan 17, 2015

BJP applauds PMs suggestion of subsidy for poor, Congress calls it farce

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): BJP on Saturday applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he suggested subsidy for poor. Modi had said that he would not cut subsidies, reform the complex tax system to attract foreign investment and work to make the government system fast and flexible. With the budget just six weeks away, the Prime Minister made it clear that he would not cut subsidies. Meanwhile, Congress leader PC Chacko said that the government is not providing subsidy but is taking away people’s money. Jan 17, 2015

ED officer probing Bikram Majithia transferred; politicos react

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): The Congress and the AAP slammed the BJP and the SAD after reports emerged that Enforcement Directorate Assistant Director Niranjan Singh, who was investigating the synthetic drug racket case and also summoned Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia on December 26, has been transferred to Kolkata. Jan 17, 2015

AAP Supporter Vishal Dadlani calls Kiran Bedi 'opportunist'

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party supporter and music director cum singer Vishal Dadlani on Saturday hit out at BJP’s new member Kiran Bedi. Dadlani said that Kiran Bedi is an opportunist and she wanders from one place to another, hunting for opportunities. Further, he said that Arvind Kejriwal is standing alone for the welfare of Delhi and all are trying to corner him from different sides. Jan 17, 2015

Delhi Polls: Politicos react on possibility of Kiran Bedi becoming BJP's CM candidate

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Politicos from rival parties on Saturday targeted former IPS officer Kiran Bedi who joined the BJP few days back and could be the CM candidate of the party in the upcoming Delhi polls. Launching a scathing attack, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singh said that ambition of becoming a chief minister has forced Bedi to do a somersault. Jan 17, 2015