Major News and Events of 06 May 2014
What Happened on 06 May 2014
18,000 Kashmiri Pandits eligible to vote in the Baramulla constituency
FIR against AAP members in Amethi
Apex court rejects bail petition of Subrata Roy
Lalit Modi elected as the President of RCA
Government permission not required to investigate against senior officers: SC
Narendra Modi, the BJP prime ministerial candidate specified today, that he has never indulged in 'low level of politics.' As per media reports, this came as a reaction to Priyanka Gandhi’s statement that the Congress booth workers will respond to Modi's petty politics. Modi also stressed on the fact, that this comment was made pointing at his low-caste origins. He assured that he never indulged in low level politics.
More than 18,000 Kashmiri Pandits are eligible to cast their vote tomorrow, in the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency, in J&K. As per media reports, only around 6,000 migrants have chosen to vote. 15 candidates are in fray and 11 lakh voters will exercise their voting rights in the state. The Kashmiri Pandit migrants will cast their votes in the 18 polling booths, which have been put up in Delhi, Jammu and Udhampur.
The UP Police has registered an FIR against around 30-40 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members, which includes Somnath Bharti and Pankaj Shukla, for violation of the Model Code of Conduct. As per media reports, there was an altercation between the AAP leaders and the police last night. Kumar Vishwas, the AAP candidate from Amethi, stated that the police got into his house and asked those who did not hold the voter card of Amethi to leave the house. Vishwas' wife was also asked to leave.
The Apex Court has dismissed the bail petition of Subrata Roy, the Sahara Chief, according to media reports. The reason specified was the failure to submit authentic documents by the two firms. The court had earlier given its approval to de-freeze the bank accounts of Sahara, so that Rs 10,000 crore could be arranged by selling properties. In this context, the court had asked Sahara to furnish the details of the bank account as well as the property, which have still not been submitted.
Lalit Modi has been elected as the President of the Rajasthan Cricket Association’s, as per media reports. The poll results were declared by the observers, who were appointed by the Apex Court. The Supreme Court had asked the results of the elections held on December 19, to be announced. 33 District units cast their votes, and Lalit Modi received 24 votes.
As per media reports, the Section 6A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act has been rejected by the Apex Court. According to this act, the CBI had to take permission from the government to launch a probe in corruption cases against senior officers of joint secretary rank and above. The court opined, that this section actually divided the bureaucracy into two categories, giving protection to those at the senior level. The court has announced, that the CBI may proceed with its investigation against any senior official without a government permission.