Politics

Akhilesh Yadav rules out pact with BSP, Cong

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, who started his campaign with the Vijay Rath Yatra from Kanpur on October 12, spoke to CNN News18 at the Hamirpur Circuit House about his “big” agenda for poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. Reminiscing about his experience in alliance politics, the former chief minister asserted that...

Oct 13 · >

Sidhu to meet senior leaders as ‘resignation’ fate hangs in balance

As tension continues to simmer between Navjot Singh Sidhu and Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, the Punjab Congress Chief is slated to meet AICC general Secretary K C Venugopal and state party in charge Harish Rawat on Thursday. Rawat took to social media to inform about the meeting citing discussions on...

Oct 13 · >

IT raid at consultancy firm hired by DK Shivakumar

Bengaluru: Days after raids on close associates of former chief minister BS Yediyurappa, Income Tax officials on Tuesday raided an image and political consultancy firm in Bengaluru that counts Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar as a client. The firm, DesignBoxed, has been handling Shivakumar’s strategy and image for the...

Oct 12 · >

Family ties at crossroads as Akhilesh, Shivpal launch yatras

The family feud that started in the Samajwadi Party before the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections between Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal Yadav does not seem to be coming to an end with the next edition of the polls around the corner. The two will be embarking on...

Oct 12 · >

Priyanka leads ‘silent protest’ demanding removal of Union minister

Congress leaders led by party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra staged a silent protest here on Monday demanding the dismissal of Union minister Ajay Mishra in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. The minister’s son Ashish was arrested on Saturday by the Uttar Pradesh Police in connection with the...

Oct 11 · >

Channi dishes out popular schemes

Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi seems to be playing out a T20 match by dishing out quick administrative decisions to tide over lack of experience and limited political appeal. Channi wants to project the image of a “go-getter” so as to cement his position for the top job...

Oct 11 · >

Congress, BJP two sides of same coin, claims SP

Lucknow: The renewed activism of Congress in Uttar Pradesh under Priyanka Gandhi is making other opposition parties such as the Samajwadi Party restless. Naresh Uttam Patel, Samajwadi Party leader and state president told media in Jalaun on Sunday: “The Congress and BJP are two sides of the same coin...

Oct 11 · >

Cong seeks President’s appointment on Lakhimpur Kheri case

The Congress has sought an audience with President Ram Nath Kovind on the Lakhimpur Kheri violence to present to him a memorandum on the facts of the case. AICC general secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal has written to the president seeking his time to meet a party delegation led by...

Oct 11 · >

Sasikala promises to set party on ‘right track’

Adding fuel to Tamil Nadu’s political fire, VK Sasikala — former aide of Jayalalithaa — is all set to make a political comeback as she announced that she could not “tolerate” the decline of her party AIADMK. In a public statement, Sasikala said: “Coming soon, to set party on...

Oct 10 · >

Mayawati promises support to BJP’s work in Mathura, Kashi, Ayodhya

BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday promised not to derail the ongoing work of the BJP government in Ayodhya, Varanasi, Mathura and other religious places, if voted to power. Claiming that the BJP’s government’s works in the three holy cities are only the follow-ups of her government’s initiatives, Mayawati went...

Oct 9 · >