Top stories at 5 pm, February 7: Jayalalithaa's niece targets Sasikala; PM Narendra Modi mocks Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha; AIADMK leader alleges foulplay in Jayalalithaa's death; Hardik Patel to campaign for Shiv Sena in Gujarat

From Jayalalithaa's niece targeting Sasikala to Hardik Patel to campaign for Shiv Sena in Gujarat; here are the top stories by evening 5 pm.

‘People don’t want Sasikala to be TN CM, will float new party’, says Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa

Amid uproar over Sasikala Natarajan being elevated as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, former TN CM Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar came out to tell that people of the state do not want Sasikala to be the Chief Minister. Asserting that she will herself contest elections, Deepa slammed Sasikala’s elevation saying that it will be sad if she becomes the Chief Minister. Read More.

PM Narendra Modi mocks Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha, calls note ban a right decision at right time

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 7 addressed the lower house of the Parliament, Lok Sabha, during the ongoing Budget session, and in his marathon speech he attacked the opposition over range of issues including surgical strikes, demonetisation and several others. Read More.

Twist in Jayalalithaa’s death: Former TN speaker claims she was pushed by someone at home

Soon after the doctors addressed media on Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa’s death on February 6, ex-AIADMK leader and former speaker of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly PH Pandian has made some shocking revelation about the demise of former Chief Minister of the state Jayalalithaa. While other party leaders have asserted that the Pandian’s statements are baseless has created a confusion. Read More.

Shiv Sena and Hardik Patel join hands against BJP in Gujarat

Hardik Patel will be the “face” of Shiv Sena in upcoming Gujarat state election, party supremo Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday. The prospect of Patel fighting for Shiv Sena will pit both directly against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is battling anti-incumbency after ruling the western state for more than fifteen years. Read Here.