Politics

Lakhimpur Kheri to dent BJP prospects

For the BJP, the Nighasan Assembly constituency that houses the Tikonia area is expected to be a mixed bag in the upcoming state elections. Following the killing of eight people, including four Sikh farmers, in the October 3 incident over the contentious farm laws, the Sikh community has allegedly...

Feb 2 · >

AAP disbands Telangana panels for ‘new-generation leaders’

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday dissolved all existing committees of its Telangana unit and constituted a search committee to bring “new-generation leaders” into the party fold to expand its base in the southern state. Announcing the decision here at a press conference, AAP leader Somnath Bharti said...

Feb 2 · >

UP’s Shamli panchayat decides to vote for ‘NOTA’

  A panchayat of the Kashyap community said its members will not vote for any candidate in the upcoming Assembly polls as the government has not fulfilled their demand to shift 17 OBCs into the Scheduled Castes list. Members of the community said they arrived at the decision during...

Feb 1 · >

Manjhi disappointed with BJP, JD-U over MLC seat sharing

  Former Bihar chief minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) supremo Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday sounded disappointed on the issue of seat sharing in the MLC polls with the alliance partners, BJP and JD-U. “The way BJP and JD-U shared the seats among themselves and did not consider...

Feb 1 · >

Priyanka claims credit for contesting all UP seats

  Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday said her party will be contesting all the 403 Assembly seats in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh polls after nearly three decades, terming it a “major achievement”. The Congress general secretary and the party in-charge for Uttar Pradesh also said she is...

Feb 1 · >

K’taka BJP MLA asks students not to enter campus in hijab

The row over hijab in Karnataka took a new turn on Monday with BJP MLA Raghupathi Bhat saying that students who are protesting and seeking permission to wear hijab in classrooms have been told to come to the college campus only if they decide to shun the hijab. “Otherwise,...

Feb 1 · >

Political future of Punjab bigwigs tied to poll outcome

Apart from being unprecedented in terms of the political combinations in the fray, the February 20 Punjab assembly polls will also determine the political futures of many of the state’s bigwigs. This election, arguably, is a battle of survival for several prominent faces of Punjab, cutting across party lines....

Feb 1 · >

Shiv Sena drops Panaji candidate for Parrikar’s son

The Shiv Sena has dropped its candidate in Goa’s Panaji in favour of former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Utpal, who is running as an independent in the February 14 state election after being passed over by the BJP. Sanjay Raut, a Shiv Sena MP, had earlier urged all...

Jan 31 · >

Stormy Budget session likely with Pegasus, China dominating

The Budget session of Parliament starting Monday is likely to be stormy with opposition parties all geared up to raise the Pegasus snooping allegations, farmers’ issues and the border row with China. The session is being held in the midst of crucial assembly elections in five states, including Uttar...

Jan 31 · >

Ex-UP minister Rangnath Mishra, SP MLA join BJP

Former Uttar Pradesh minister Rangnath Mishra joined the BJP here on Saturday. Mishra was the secondary education minister from 2007-2012 in the BSP government headed by Mayawati. Former Samajwadi Party MLA Manish Rawat also joined the BJP, the saffron party said. It said Rawat joined the party for reposing...

Jan 31 · >
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