Politics

Congress to contest all 40 Bihar LS seats

Patna: Cracks seemed to have deepened in the opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar with the Congress in-charge of the state, Bhakt Charan Das, on Friday asserting that the grand old party will contest all 40 Lok Sabha seats in 2024, as its ally, the RJD, “did not follow the...

Oct 23 · >

Gandhis keen on dalit CM face in Uttarakhand

Is it time for another Dalit CM from the Congress after Punjab? Sources say Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are keen on replicating their Punjab move in Uttarakhand as well next year, though no final decision has been taken yet. Fuelling the speculation was the homecoming of veteran...

Oct 23 · >

Amarinder’s new party sets Punjab political cauldron simmering again

A day after former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced that he would soon announce his own political party and will look for an alliance with like-minded parties in state assembly elections, several political parties have reacted to it wherein some advised him to leave the Congress first,...

Oct 22 · >

Rajbhar in SP is ‘Advantage Akhilesh’

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav may have been successful in bringing Om Prakash Rajbhar to the party fold, but the question remains whether Rajbhar will change the fortunes of the party in the upcoming 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly election. Experts said while the development was crucial in context to...

Oct 22 · >

Varun Gandhi blames Yogi govt for Pilibhit rain misery

Lucknow: BJP MP Varun Gandhi, whose Pilibhit constituency has been hit by heavy rains, on Thursday attacked the Uttar Pradesh government, saying if the common man is left to fend for himself, what does governance mean. Three people were killed and hundreds were marooned as torrential rains lashed Bareilly...

Oct 22 · >

Row over Tejashwi Yadav fishing in poll-bound village

The “fishing” episode of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav continues to stay in the headlines ahead of the October 30 bypolls to Kusheshwar Asthan and Tarapur Assembly seats with members of the ruling dispensation slamming him for his “hypocrisy”. State Animal and Fisheries Minister and VIP chief Mukesh Sahani said...

Oct 21 · >

Clamour for Priyanka to contest assembly poll

There is spring in the step of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh despite the party being in dire straits in the state. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has dominated headlines since taking a lead in the Lakhimpur incident and has surprised many with her announcement to float as many as 40%...

Oct 20 · >

Punjab minister sees ‘conspiracy’ in Singhu lynching

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Tuesday called the lynching of a labourer at the Singhu border a possible conspiracy to defame the farmers’ agitation, citing a purported photograph of Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar with a Nihang leader. Former state Congress chief Sunil Jakhar also...

Oct 20 · >

BJP claims it will emerge victorious in assembly polls

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice President Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda has said that the party is ‘fully’ prepared for the upcoming assembly elections and it will emerge ‘victorious’ in all the five poll-bound states. Panda made the remark while talking to the media after a meeting of BJP’s national...

Oct 19 · >

Punjab Cabinet decides to waive pending water bills

The Punjab Cabinet on Monday decided to waive water bill arrears of consumers in urban and rural areas, a relief announced keeping an eye on the assembly polls beginning next year. The decision will put an additional burden of about Rs 1,800 crore on the state. In addition, the...

Oct 18 · >