Sunday, June 21, 2015

#CashforVote scam: Elvis names Chandrababu Naidu in statement


The BJP's decision to reject the demands for the resignations of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for their dealings with former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi dominates the front pages. The Asian Age quotes the party as saying "Sushma, Raje dont need to resign". Highlighting the Congress reaction, the Hindu reports "Congress warns of stand-off in Parliament".
The havoc caused in Mumbai by the unprecedented rain in the city is prominently noticed on the front pages. Most papers carry pictures of vehicles submerged in water as people wade through waist deep water. The Hindustan Times writes "Mumbai knee-deep in rain mess".
Senior BJP leader L K Advani cancelling his scheduled meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is keenly noticed in the press. The Pioneer writes "Much awaited Advani-Arvind meet put off ; Political circles suspect BJP's role in cancellation".
Meanwhile ,The Mail Today carries a clarification by Mr L K Advani about his controversial remarks on Emergency. The paper writes "Advani clears Emergency air ; says his remarks directed at the Congress".
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is in the news for literally being chased by the law. The Times of India reports "Flagged down for speeding, Sisodia's car races away, caught after 2 kilometer chase".
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi batting for security clearance for the Sun TV Network, whose promoter Kalanithi Maran is being investigated for corruption, is widely reported. The Business Line quotes Mr Rohatgi as saying "Probe into corruption cases cannot be grounds to deny clearance".
The perception that social media usage is essentially an urban phenomenon in India may soon have to change. The Hindu cites a study on social media to report that the number of social media users in the rural areas has doubled in the past year to touch 25 million.

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