Trump's meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was meant to prevent a potential government shutdown later this month, but "has spiraled downwards," Pelosi said.
The highlight of the day was the ding-dong battle between the ruling BJP and the Congress in Madhya Pradesh where leads alternated between the two sides, with Congress getting a slight edge by winning 87 seats.
The BJP on Thursday said the results of five Assembly elections show that local factors determined the outcome in each state and the party will come back strongly in 2019 Lok Sabha elections with a result better than in 2014 due to "Modi factor".
Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday ordered an inquiry and sought a report within five days after an image of a question paper surfaced on social media which asked if a 'Muslim kills a cow in a market in the presence' of Hindus, has he 'committed any offence'.
Exactly a year after he was elected Congress President, Rahul Gandhi has steered his party to election victories in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and possibly in Madhya Pradesh where the party was in neck-and-neck race with the ruling BJP throughout the day.