Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be visiting Germany and London next week to meet businessmen, politicians, academics and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), it was announced.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the informal sector and small businesses will be worst hit by the depreciating rupee and lead to increase in the oil import bill.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi today expressed concern over the flood situation in Kerala and took to Twitter to make a fervent appeal to people for help by contributing to the chief minister's relief fund.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the devalued rupee will lead to increase of oil import bills and small businesses will be killed further post the demonetisation.
Earlier the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited AIIMS to enquire about the health condition of Vajpayee.
In his last Independence Day address ahead of the next Lok Sabha elections, Modi spoke at length about the progress India has made under his government and asserted that its rise is being hailed by the world.
"It is purely from a very very personal reason.Thanks to party/all of them who supported me throughout," he tweeted.
In a veiled attack on the Congress and other opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said there were some people who did not allow the passage of the Triple Talaq Bill in Parliament during the just concluded monsoon session.
Noted film actress Shabana Azmi today said triple talaq is against the Indian Constitution and welcomed a proposed law that makes the practice of instant divorce illegal.