Delhi Confidential: Shettar-ed | Delhi Confidential News,The Indian Express

The BJP leadership’s decision to deny a ticket to former Karnataka CM Jagadish Shettar, who has switched to the Congress since, has triggered speculation in party circles and nervousness among some leaders. Apparently, Shettar was asked to step out of the electoral fray as the leadership had decided to avoid confusion among voters about the probable chief ministerial faces in the state. The argument was that the presence of a number of seniors in the Assembly could lead to trouble. But it has raised questions in the party circles if the same formula will be applied in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh where elections are due later this year.

Justices’ League

The five Supreme Court judges who are part of the Constitution Bench hearing petitions seeking legal recognition of same-sex marriages have something common about them — all of them graduated from the Delhi University’s Campus Law Centre. Three of them — Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud, Justice S K Kaul and Justice Ravindra Bhat — were classmates and graduated in 1982. Justice Hima Kohli graduated in 1984, while Justice P S Narasimha graduated in 1988.

First Claim

The chairman of the National Commission for Minorities Iqbal Singh Lalpura on Tuesday said he became the first Sikh to enter the Parsi fire temple or agiyari in Pune during an official visit. In a tweet, he said: “I am deeply honoured to be the first Sikh to enter the Parsi agiyari.” He claimed the agiyari had been opened to people of other faiths upon his request. “I am thankful to the Parsi community that they allowed people from the Muslim, Jain and Christian communities to enter the Parsi Agiyari on my request,” he tweeted.


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