Politics

New turn in UP’s OBC politics as Maurya backs caste census

Despite no announcement from the Uttar Pradesh government for a caste-based census in the state, Deputy CM and key BJP leader Keshav Prasad Maurya on Saturday backed the demand for it and said he is “all for it”. This can be considered a significant turn in OBC politics in...

Feb 5 · >

Assam CM says child marriage crackdown to continue

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday asserted that the drive against child marriage, launched by the state police from the previous day, will continue till the next assembly elections in 2026. More than 2,250 people have been arrested in the state till Saturday in the crackdown on...

Feb 5 · >

Cong opposes private member’s bill against worship places law

The Congress has strongly objected to the introduction in the Rajya Sabha of a private member’s bill which seeks to repeal the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991. The Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Repeal Bill, 2022 was listed for introduction in the Upper House of Parliament on...

Feb 4 · >

Cong blasts ‘arm-chair liberals’ for criticising yatra

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Friday took a swipe at “arm-chair liberals” and “professional Congress bashers” who stayed away from the Bharat Jodo Yatra while continuing to pontificate on it, sharing an animation on them. Taking to Twitter, Ramesh shared a 40-second animation with a Hindi voice over...

Feb 4 · >

No plan for remote voting machines, clarifies govt

There is no proposal to use the remote electronic voting machine (RVM) in the “upcoming election” in the country and it is also not proposed for the use of Non-Resident Indian (NRI) voters, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. Responding to a question in the Lower House of Parliament,...

Feb 4 · >

Chidambaram attacks govt’s anti-minority policy

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday attacked the Centre for discontinuing the Maulana Azad National Fellowship, alleging that the government is on an “overdrive” to make life more difficult for students from minority communities. In a written reply in Lok Sabha earlier this week, Minority Affairs Minister Smriti...

Feb 4 · >

Opposition parties unite on alleged Adani fraud in Parliament

Opposition parties on Thursday agreed to jointly raise the issue of allegations of fraud against the Adani Group in Parliament but were yet to agree on the mode of inquiry into the Gujarat-based corporate major. At a meeting of like-minded political parties convened by Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, there...

Feb 3 · >

Amarinder refutes reports about his governorship

BJP leader and former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday refuted media reports claiming that he was being considered for the position of new Governor of Maharashtra and called it “purely speculative”. However, the 80-year-old leader added that he will follow whatever Prime Minister Narendra Modi will...

Feb 3 · >

MVA drubbing to Fadnavis, Gadkari in council poll

In a setback to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) supported candidate won the Nagpur division teachers’ seat of the Maharashtra Legislative Council on Thursday. Nagpur, where the headquarters of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is located, is also the home district of Deputy Chief Minister...

Feb 3 · >