On Sunday (April 19, 2015) everyone was anxious to see how Rahul Gandhi delivers his speech during Kissan Khet Mazdoor rally at Ramleela Maidan after his 59-day long sabbatical. I don't know how others felt, but I personally found his speech like the old rhetorical speech with nothing new.
Finally Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's government has arrested separatist leader Masarat Alam succumbing to ally BJP's pressure. Masarat has been arrested as he organised a rally where Pakistani flag was waved and everyone was chanting pro-Pakistani and anti-India slogans.
Six parties namely SP, RJD, JDU, INLD, JD(S) and SJP have decided to merge to form one single party where Mulayam Singh Yadav, supremo of Samajwadi Party would be its first president. Along with the six parties involved in the merger, media has also termed it as merger or reunion of old Janata Parivar.
Around 800 Valmikis converted to Islam in UP's Rampur district to protect their houses from demolition. The houses of these converted Valmikis stand on illegally encroached land. The area falls in the constituency of ruling Samajwadi Party's senior leader Azam Khan. Allegedly a municipality employee advised them that if they convert to Islam, their houses will be spared from the demolition drive.