Politics

Gehlot, Pilot condemn attack on Rahul Gandhi’s office

  Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday condemned the attack on Congress MP Rahul Gandhi’s office in Kerala’s Wayanad and termed it a cowardly act. Describing it as an act of political vendetta, Gehlot demanded a thorough investigation and action against the culprits. “Strongly condemn the attack on...

Jun 25 · >

Shinde claims support of 50 MLAs, denies putting pressure

“Unke pairo tale zameen khisak rahi hai ,” said rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde on the Maharashtra political crisis as he seemed resolute on his rebellion. Speaking to CNN-News18, Shinde also denied allegations of pressuring the rebel MLAs. “I am here...

Jun 24 · >

Midnight court drama helps OPS pin some hopes

Ever since the death of J Jayalalithaa in December 2016, Chennai has developed a penchant for midnight drama. Or so it would seem. The death of former DMK chief M Karunanidhi and the ensuing legal struggle for his burial in August 2018 involved an all-night drama in the state’s...

Jun 24 · >

Shinde set to claim Shiv Sena’s election symbol

The possibility of a vertical split in the Shiv Sena seems to be getting stronger with three more MLAs heading to Assam to join the rebel camp led by Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde who has so far claimed the support of more than 40 legislators and some Independents. Upping...

Jun 23 · >

Guwahati hotel turns into fortress as Shinde camp swells 

  While Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was urging the rebels in a Facebook live to come face-to-face or call him and express what they want, Guwahati’s Radisson Blu was witness to different scenes with the Eknath Shinde camp strategising and calculating next move. Shiv Sena strongman Eknath Shinde flew from...

Jun 23 · >

EPS set to become AIADMK’s sole leader

The AIADMK — the opposition party in Tamil Nadu and the balancing force in the state to the ruling DMK — has been gripped by an internal power struggle that spilled out into the open with calls for a single leadership for the party. The first sign of fomenting...

Jun 23 · >

Agnipath casts shadow on JD(U)-BJP coalition

Violent protests against the Agnipath scheme for recruitment in the armed forces may have fizzled out in Bihar within a week of eruption but the discord these triggered between Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) and ally BJP seems to have cast a long shadow on the coalition. The JD(U),...

Jun 23 · >

Sena to wait and watch for Shinde’s next move

The Maharashtra political crisis took a turn on Wednesday night as Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray left his official residence ‘Varsha’ in south Mumbai and moved back to ‘Matoshree’, the private residence of the Thackeray family in suburban Bandra, after an impassioned appeal to the Shiv Sena cadre. It is...

Jun 23 · >

CM Thackeray confident of riding out Eknath’s storm

Top sources within the Maharashtra government indicate that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is confident of being able to contain the storm in his party. Revealing the details of the meeting among top MVA leaders at Varsha, the sources told CNN-News18 that Thackeray is sure of the number game and...

Jun 22 · >

Rebel Shiv Sena MLAs shifted from Surat to Guwahati

A group of Maharashtra MLAs, led by dissident Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, arrived in Guwahati on Wednesday morning by a charter aircraft and were taken to a luxury hotel on the outskirts of the city amid tight security. The MLAs were received at the airport by BJP MPs...

Jun 22 · >