The Samajwadi party, which took up cudgels against the government on both issues in the Parliament, has cornered BSP on the issue and projected itself on the ground as the true representative of the Muslim interests, a senior Samajawadi party leader told ET.
Agarawal, a 1984-batch IAS officer and the agriculture secretary since October last year, was the chairman of UPPCL as well as the UP Power Employees Trust from 2013 till May 2017. According to the initial investigation, Agarawal and four other officers signed on the decision to invest in the debt-ridden DHFL at a meeting held on March 22, 2017.
“Prime Minister reviewed the progress of infrastructure connectivity projects including Katra-Banihal Railway Line. He gave explicit instructions on speedy completion of the project by next year. Several projects in the north-east like the widening and upgradation of Aizawl-Tuipang highway project was also discussed,” the PMO statement said.
This latest twist in the case came on Tuesday with the SIT zeroing on local BJP leaders DPS Rathore and Ajit Singh. DPS Rathore is the chairman of the district cooperative bank and brother of JPS Rathore who is the BJP's state vice-president.
"Mishra has been arrested... Economic Offence Wing of the state police is probing the matter and strict action will be taken against those involved in this case," Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police OP Singh told.
Shrikant Sharma said “all options are being seriously explored” by the state government to recover the Rs 2,267 crore lying with DHFL. Sharma said the state government will hold UPPCL responsible as the trust run under the autonomous body accepts that rules were violated while investing in DHFL.
Congress could retain its majority mark if it wins an upcoming bypoll in Pawai assembly seat where a BJP MLA has been disqualified, in what’s turning out to be a series of setbacks for the BJP in Madhya Pradesh.
Ansari was sentenced to 10 years in jail by a court in Rampur after being arrested in the terrorist conspiracy of the attack on the CRPF Group Centre in Rampur in 2007. The court however only found him guilty for holding a fake Pakistani passport and an unlicensed pistol and sentenced him to 10 years in jail plus a fine of Rs 95,000.
Ansari was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Rampur court after being arrested in the terrorist conspiracy case of attacking the CRPF Group Centre, Rampur, in 2007.
“The investment in DHFL started on March 17, 2017 – two days before Yogi Adityanath was sworn in as the chief minister. Who was the CM then? Akhilesh Yadav should explain what his connection with DHFL is,” state power minister Shrikant Sharma said on Sunday.
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