Politics

Four BJP panels to work out preparations for 2024

Ahead of the BJP’s national executive meeting in Hyderabad this week, the party is already gearing up for the Lok Sabha elections in 2024 and is set to review the four major tasks outlined for the polls at the convention. ‘Modi Ki Toli’ (Modi’s Team) to decide the campaign...

Jun 29 · >

Uddhav was ready to quit, but allies prevailed over him

As the Maharashtra crisis unfolded last week, reports say Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was ready to resign on June 22, after it was clear that there was no way out. However, MVA allies convinced him not to resign, sources said. The sources said that Thackeray was also in touch...

Jun 28 · >

Simranjit Mann’s win revives broom vs. sword debate

During the campaign for this year’s Punjab assembly elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann had lobbed a question at a gathering in Malwa. “Will you hold jhadu (broom, the AAP symbol) or talwar (sword)?” he had asked, evoking strong reactions from a section of right-wing...

Jun 28 · >

Victory of Bal Thackeray’s Hindutva, claims Shinde

Shiv Sena strongman Eknath Shinde, whose rebellion has plunged the Uddhav Thackeray government into a survival crisis, on Monday reacted to the Supreme Court order on the rebel camp’s plea, saying it’s a “victory of Balasaheb Thackeray’s Hindutva”. “This is the victory of the Hindutva emperor Balasaheb Thackeray’s Hindutva...

Jun 27 · >

Owaisi hits out at Akhilesh after SP’s loss to BJP

After the Samajwadi Party lost its strongholds to the BJP in the byelections for Azamgarh and Rampur, Asaduddin Owaisi intensified his criticism of Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday. The former chief minister, who had emerged as the BJP’s main rival in vital UP state polls, had been unable to prevent...

Jun 27 · >

Simranjit Mann credits Sangrur win to Bhindranwale

Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) and MP-elect from Sangrur Lok Sabha seat Simranjit Singh Mann on Sunday attributed his win to Khalistani militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, who was killed during Operation Bluestar that was carried out by the Indian Army in June 1984 to flush out militants hiding in...

Jun 27 · >

Rumblings in AIADMK grow as EPS camp convenes meet

The rumblings within the AIADMK over who should helm the party intensified on Sunday with O Panneerselvam (OPS) embarking on a tour of southern Tamil Nadu, V K Sasikala asserting that she would address issues and the dominant Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) faction calling for a brainstorming meet of...

Jun 27 · >

16 rebel MLAs may get suspension notice today

The Shiv Sena has sent the names of four more rebel MLAs to the Maharashtra Assembly deputy speaker for initiating action of disqualification against them, a senior leader said on Friday evening. The party will also issue notices to 16 MLAs of the rebel faction and ask them to...

Jun 25 · >

Shinde claims no national party in touch with his camp

A day after claiming that a “powerful national party” was supporting his group of MLAs in the ongoing political drama in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena rebel Eknath Shinde on Friday said no national party is in contact with them. Asked if BJP was backing his group, Shinde told a TV...

Jun 25 · >