Politics

Z+ security to NDA presidential nominee Droupadi Murmu

The Centre has accorded a Z+ security cover of CRPF commandos to the NDA’s presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu, officials said on Wednesday. The armed squad took over the security of Murmu, 64, early Wednesday morning, a senior officer said. BJP president J P Nadda announced the candidature of Murmu,...

Jun 22 · >

BJP exploring possibility of M’rashtra govt formation

A senior BJP leader from Maharashtra on Tuesday evening said his party was exploring the possibility of government formation in the state, amid a crisis in the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi due to the rebellion of Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde while party leaders held a series of meetings...

Jun 22 · >

It’s Draupadi Murmu versus Yashwant Sinha

The BJP parliamentary board on Tuesday announced former Jharkhand governor Draupadi Murmu’s name as the ruling NDA’s candidate for the upcoming Presidential elections while the opposition parties will be fielding Yashwant Sinha. Addressing the media after holding a crucial meeting with top leaders of the party, BJP national president...

Jun 22 · >

Shinde says he is with Hindutva, won’t return to Sena

After cabinet minister and Shiv Sena strongman Eknath Shinde plunged the MVA-led Maharashtra government into a political crisis by revolting against his party, he said he will not return to the party as he is “with Hindutva”. “I am with Hindutva and Shiv Sena has left Hindutva. I will...

Jun 22 · >

Cong leader calls for introspection after council jolt

As Congress suffered a jolt in the Maharashtra Legislative Council elections on Monday, its senior leader and minister Balasaheb Thorat said no one can be blamed if the party’s own MLAs did not vote for its candidates. He also called for introspection by the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi after...

Jun 21 · >

Opposition struggles to pick presidential race nominee

While the Opposition seems to be in a bit of a struggle to pick their candidate for the Presidential polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to hold its parliamentary board meeting in Delhi on Tuesday where it is likely to finalise its nominee for the election slated to be...

Jun 21 · >

Hooda hounded by sabotage theory over RS poll fiasco

The results for the two Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana have not only raised questions over Haryana Congress satrap Bhupinder Hooda’s ability to keep the flock together but also widened the cracks in the party. Despite having 31 MLAs, and indulging in resort politics well ahead of polling day,...

Jun 20 · >

Vijayvargiya blames ‘toolkit gang’ for ‘distorting’ remark

BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Sunday alleged that the “toolkit gang” twisted his comments on ‘Agniveers’ and that all he meant was the excellence of these soldiers will be utilised in whichever field they go to after completing their tenure. Vijayvargiya’s comments that “If I have to have security...

Jun 20 · >

Shiv Sena to move MLAs to hotel ahead of Council poll

The Shiv Sena has decided to move its MLAs to a luxury hotel at Powai in northeast Mumbai ahead of the Maharashtra Legislative Council polls, a party leader said on Friday, as the ruling coalition spearhead treads a cautious path after being outsmarted by the BJP in the last...

Jun 18 · >

Deve Gowda not in presidential contention, says son

  JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Friday clarified his father and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda will not run for President. He said the 89-year-old JD(S) patriarch’s only aim is to see JD(S) forming an independent government in Karnataka, during his lifetime. “Couple of days ago...

Jun 18 · >