Politics

Cross-voting by 7 Cong MLAs in Maharashtra Council polls

At least seven Congress MLAs defied the party’s directive while voting in Friday’s biennial elections to 11 seats of the Maharashtra Legislative Council, results showed. Congress, which has 37 MLAs, had fixed a quota of 30 first preference votes for its candidate Pradyna Satav, and seven remaining votes were...

Jul 13 · >

Pawar predicts 225 seats for opposition in assembly poll

Addressing party workers, Sharad Pawar said the opposition won just six of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra in 2019, but this figure rose to 31 in the 2024 edition The opposition will win 225 of 288 Maharashtra assembly seats in polls scheduled for later in the year,...

Jul 12 · >

ED charge sheet claims Kejriwal directly enjoyed kickbacks

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal “directly used” part of the alleged Rs 100 crore generated from the “kickbacks” of the Delhi excise policy “scam” by staying in a luxury hotel in Goa, the ED has claimed in its charge sheet filed against the AAP supremo. The federal probe agency...

Jul 11 · >

HC to hear Governor’s plea in defamation suit against Mamata

The Calcutta High Court will hear on Monday an application for interim order by West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose in a defamation suit filed by him against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and some other TMC leaders. The governor had filed a defamation case against Banerjee on June 28,...

Jul 10 · >

RSS conclave to examine Opposition’s caste narrative

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will discuss issues related to the Opposition’s narrative of caste divide, analyse recent election results, and enhance connections with Dalit and Backward communities at its upcoming three-day meeting in Ranchi starting July 12. The ‘Pracharak Baithak’ for ‘pracharaks’ and organisational heads will be chaired...

Jul 10 · >

Rahul throws down Gujarat Gauntlet before Modi

Rahul Gandhi has one goal — to humble the Prime Minister — and he thinks the beginning must be made from Gujarat, which is Narendra Modi’s home turf. For the Congress in Gujarat, the latest slogan is “Daabon Aapo” or put pressure. This is for the Bharatiya Janata Party...

Jul 10 · >

Rahul’s Manipur visit helps create confidence on both sides

Congress MP and Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi visited Manipur on Monday. This was his third visit to the northeastern state after ethnic conflict and violence hit Manipur in May 2023. The fact that Gandhi visited Imphal, Jiribam and Churachandpur was welcomed by the common...

Jul 9 · >

Booze party at Karnataka BJP MP’s event creates storm

Newly elected BJP MP from Chikkaballapur in Karnataka, K Sudhakar drew flak after a video of a truckload of liquor being distributed to the public at an event in Nelamangala surfaced on social media. The said event was reported to be jointly organised by BJP-JD(S) at Nelamangala to thank...

Jul 9 · >

Cong blames AAP for Lok Sabha loss in Delhi, BJP victory

The Congress party has pointed fingers at its ally, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), for their defeat in the recent Lok Sabha elections in Delhi. The electoral alliance between the two parties failed to secure any seats, while the BJP emerged victorious, winning all seven constituencies for the third...

Jul 8 · >

Rahul Gandhi’s first trip to Manipur as Leader Of Opposition

Rahul Gandhi, the Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha, is visiting Manipur today. This visit holds special significance as it marks his first official trip to the strife-torn state since assuming the role of opposition leader. Gandhi’s itinerary reflects his commitment to understanding the ground realities and connecting...

Jul 8 · >

INLD to fight jointly with BSP again in Haryana polls

Indian National Lok Dal will enter into a tie-up with its former ally Bahujan Samaj Party for the Haryana Assembly polls, which are scheduled later this year, INLD’s state unit chief Rampal Majra said on Sunday. ”The two parties have in principle agreed to enter into an alliance for...

Jul 8 · >

Naidu bats for Telangana-Andhra unity

In a spirited meeting on Sunday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will regain its former glory in Telangana. The TDP president held a meeting with party workers in Hyderabad after meeting Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy on Saturday. Stressing that...

Jul 8 · >

BJP’s J&K manifesto set to promise recapture of PoK

The announcement of the Jammu & Kashmir assembly election — the first since the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A — is likely to be made “soon after” August 19, when the month-long Amarnath Yatra comes to an end. The BJP has started to warm up to the extent...

Jul 6 · >

Storm over Kolkata Mayor’s call for conversion to Islam

Firhad Hakim, TMC leader and a close aide of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, made the contentious remarks on July 3 at Dhono Dhanyo Auditorium in Kolkata The Mayor of Kolkata Firhad Hakim stirred a massive controversy after he openly called people to convert to Islam and said...

Jul 6 · >

Rahul to visit Gujarat game zone fire victim families

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be on a visit to Ahmedabad city in Gujarat on Saturday, where he will address party workers, a leader said. Gandhi will also meet the family members of those who lost their lives in various tragedies in Gujarat in the recent past, including...

Jul 6 · >

KTR takes a dig at Rahul after defection of leaders, MLCs

The Bharat Rashtra Samithi continues to suffer from desertions, with several leaders, including six MLAs, leaving the party after its defeat in the assembly polls last year Six BRS MLCs joined Congress late last night in the presence of Telangana Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy dealt a significant blow...

Jul 5 · >

Siddaramaiah to remain CM as change of guard ruled out

Speculation has been been rife that a change of guard is on the cards in the Congress-led Karnataka. However, internal sources in the Congress have told News18 that there would not be one until the present government completes 18 months of governance. It is learnt that as of now,...

Jul 5 · >
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