The two-day national executive meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Hyderabad will end on Sunday as party leaders on Saturday discussed the upcoming state elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public meeting after the conclusion of the National Executive Parliament on Sunday.
The rebel Shiv Sena legislators, who camped in Guwahati and then in Goa, returned to Mumbai ahead of a special two-day session of the state assembly on Saturday to watch an election for the post of assembly speaker on Sunday and the floor test of newly sworn chief minister Eknath Shinde on Monday. On Saturday evening, 50 MLAs supporting Shinde, including 39 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, flew from Goa to Mumbai on a chartered flight. Shinde, who flew to Goa in the morning, returned with them.
A mob outside a Jaipur court has attacked four accused in the murder of a tailor in Udaipur, who reportedly supported the dismissal of BJP leader Nupur Sharma on social media for his controversial Nabi remarks. One of the four defendants had his clothes torn, as outraged lawyers demanded their death sentences. Meanwhile, the Udaipur district administration on Saturday relaxed the four-hour curfew imposed in seven police station areas, but internet service remained suspended.