Politics

Kuldeep Sengar’s Daughter Criticises BJP Cancelling Her Mother’s Ticket

As the Uttar Pradesh panchayat polls got underway on Thursday, the daughter of former Unnao MLA and rape convict Kuldeep Sengar raised questions over the Bharatiya Janata Party cancelling her mother’s ticket. Sangeeta Sengar, an outgoing zila panchayat chairperson, was made a candidate for district panchayat membership from ward...

Apr 15 · >

Mamata Oscillates, Her Communal Nature is Visible in Different Colours: Smriti Irani

Smriti Irani, the Union minister for textiles, and women and child development, is a star campaigner for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal. In an interview with News18 in Kolkata during her campaign, Irani answered a host of questions on the state elections, including Congress leader Rahul...

Apr 15 · >

BJP Adds New Dimension to Bengal Poll Plan

With four more rounds to go in the eight-phase assembly elections in West Bengal, the Bharatiya Janata Party has punched up its canvassing strategy, especially in the old Bengal Presidency area, including 40 seats in and around Kolkata. The BJP will launch a door-to-door campaign between 9am and 11am...

Apr 15 · >

PM Modi’s ‘Didi… O Didi’ Remark Recreated by Kids, Viral Videos Leave BJP and Netizens Amused

The internet was on Monday evening filled with spoofs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Didi o Didi’ remark on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during poll rallies. Videos of small children imitating the prime minister were shared by several leaders of the BJP AEE and party supporters on...

Apr 15 · >

PM Modi’s ‘Didi…o…Didi’ Address Exploited by Bengal Youth to Harass Women, Plaint Filed

As campaigning for the hotly fought and keenly watched West Bengal assembly elections stoops lower by the day, a phrase frequently used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seems to have caught two men on the wrong foot in Kolkata. Modi, who has been...

Apr 15 · >

Polling Begins, Over 3 Cr Voters to Exercise Franchise Amid Covid Wave

UP Panchayat Election Live Updates: Over three crore voters will exercise their franchise in the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections on Thursday to be held across 18 districts in 51,176 polling booths. According to numbers shared by the Elections Commission, 3,16,46,162 voters will vote for the...

Apr 15 · >

Bengal Political Cauldron on Boil Over Cooch Behar Killings; PM, Mamata Spar

The killing of four people in CISF firing in Cooch Behar’s Sitalkuchi on April 10 further heated West Bengal’s political cauldron on Monday, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claiming the incident was plotted by Union Home Minister Amit Shah with “full knowledge” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi, on...

Apr 15 · >

Sidhu Visits 2015 Kotkapura Firing Epicentre on Baisakhi, Demands Probe Reports Be Made Public

Close on the heels of the Punjab and Haryana High Court quashing the police probe into the Kotkapura firing incident, former cabinet minister and senior Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu visited Bargari, the epicentre of the sacrilege cases that triggered the firing. He took an indirect dig at Punjab...

Apr 15 · >

Kerala Minister KT Jaleel Submits Resignation Over Lokayukta Report Of Nepotism

Dr K T Jaleel, the Minister of Higher Education and Minority Welfare, has submitted his resignation to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday. He has submitted the resignation after Kerala Lokayukta found that the allegations of abuse of power, favouritism, nepotism and violation of oath of office are...

Apr 15 · >

Gorkha Problem to Be Fixed After BJP Comes to Power in West Bengal, Says Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday gave assurance that a political solution to the long-drawn “Gorkha problem” in the Hills will be reached once the BJP forms government in West Bengal. Shah, during a public meeting here, said that the country’s Constitution is “vast” and has provisions for...

Apr 14 · >