Smriti Irani performs Dandiya while campaigning

Wednesday 31st March 2021 06:58 EDT

Union Minister Smriti Irani joined party workers in a dandiya dance while campaigning for Vanathi Srinivasan, the BJP's candidate from Coimbatore South constituency of Tamil Nadu ahead of Assembly elections in the state. The assembly elections in the state will be held on April 6. Polls will be held for 234 seats in the state with the Congress-DMK and BJP-AIADMK alliance being the major groups contesting against each other. Earlier, BJP president JP Nadda had said the party is certainly making inroads in the state and the enthusiasm of the crowd speaks of the work done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Taking a jibe at the DMK, Nadda had said, "D stands for Dynasty, M stands for Money and K stands for Katta Panchayat, this is DMK."

Karnataka MLAs dared to go for 'monogamy tests'

In a bizarre statement, Karnataka health and medical education minister K Sudhakar dared all 225 Karnataka MLAs to come clean on their extra-marital affairs by undergoing “monogamy tests.” An hour later, he expressed regret after drawing flak from MLAs, including some from the BJP, besides the Speaker and opposition leaders. “No one bothered when Congress deliberately tried to defame six ministers. But my statement asking them to introspect has hurt some people. I request them not to take my statement literally but understand the pain and anguish of my words,” Sudhakar said. Reacting to the Congress demand for his resignation, Sudhakar said the “monogamy test” will expose all those taking the moral high ground.

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