A day after senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse hinted at a scam in the contract to kill over three lakh' rats in Mantralaya, a spokesperson of his own party said the figure was wrong. But no one, it seems, knows how many rats had made the state headquarters their home. The 3,19,400 rats that Khadse spoke of was actually the number of poison tablets.
The Supreme Court said it would decide on whether to refer to a larger bench the issue of reconsideration of the entire 1994 verdict dealing with the acquisition of the disputed land in Ayodhya or parts of it. One of the original litigants in the Babri Masjid land dispute, M Siddiq, who has died but is being represented through his legal heir.
Tarun Tejpal, the founder of Tehelka magazine, today told the Supreme Court that there were inconsistencies in the statements recorded by the victim and the video recording in the rape case lodged against him by a former colleague. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan was told by senior advocate Kapil Sibal.