first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 13 (PTI) Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma tonight alleged that he was attacked physically by ABVP activists in JNU campus when he was returning with Rahul Gandhi after attending a protest meeting held by students there.Sharma, Deputy Leader of Congress in Rajya Sabha, told PTI that the SPG had to take Gandhi out by an alternate vehicle as the alleged attackers had surrounded the vehicle of the Congress Vice President as well.The “attack” took place some distance away from the place where the meeting was held at the varsity campus with the ABVP activists using “cover of the darkness,” he claimed.”There was a bleeding from my left ear following the attack and I also suffered some cuts,” Sharma said, adding his personal security officer too was “pushed from behind” by the attackers.The former Union Minister said he was a “few steps” behind Gandhi.He said his PSO has lodged a complaint with police.”Differ with us, but you have no right to attack us,” he said, while slamming his attackers. PTI SPG ENM AKKlast_img read more

first_imgPolls show he would be a frontrunner, trouncing the Polls show he would be a frontrunner, trouncing the unpopular Temer. Officials insist the political chaos will not harm the Olympics.”From the point of view of preparing the Games, the crisis has no effect at all,” Brazils Sports Minister Ricardo Leyser told AFP last week.”Our planning and execution plan was truly very good.”Authorities say most of the building undertaken for the Games has been completed, though construction was overshadowed by the death of 11 workers.Outbreaks of diseases in Brazil including dengue fever and the Zika virus which is said to cause birth defects have also raised Olympic jitters.Beset by political conflict, Rousseff recently called for a truce — as was the tradition in ancient times of war when the Olympic flame arrived.O Globo newspaper reported on Monday that she was considering stepping down and seeking a reform to allow fresh elections in October.That would put pressure on Temer, who has low approval ratings and is hoping to step straight into the presidents chair if she is impeached. AFP AH AHlast_img read more