Politics

Desert storm brewing over Gehlot successor as CM

Sachin Pilot, CP Joshi or Govind Singh Dotasra — the race in the Congress on who will be the next chief minister of Rajasthan is boiling down to these three names as Ashok Gehlot has made it clear that he will contest for Congress president and step down as...

Sep 23 · >

Tharoor’s president bid faces opposition

Congress leader Gourav Vallabh slammed Shashi Tharoor’s potential AICC president bid on Thursday, saying his “only major contribution” to the party was to send letters to Sonia Gandhi while she was hospitalised. In the first sign of leaders taking sides in the upcoming presidential election, Vallabh also expressed support...

Sep 23 · >

Thackeray Sena forcing out Marathis from Mumbai: Rane

Union minister Narayan Rane on Thursday hit out at Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, blaming him for “bringing down” the Marathi speakers’ population in Mumbai. Speaking to reporters here, Rane said, It was the policies of the Uddhav Thackeray-controlled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation that forced the Marathi people to leave...

Sep 23 · >

Pilot makes bid for CM post as replacement to Gehlot

Sachin Pilot is seeing support from the Rajasthan leadership to become the replacement of Gehlot in Rajasthan. The leader is expected to stay in Delhi and meet the party brass today, said sources. Rajasthan minister Rajendra Gudha, one of the six BSP turned Congress MLAs, on Thursday said they...

Sep 23 · >

Gehlot wants to be party chief and CM simultaneously

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot is geared up to make one more and possibly a last attempt to convince Rahul Gandhi to file his nomination papers for the post of Congress president. And for this, he travelled all the way to Kochi from Jaipur to join the Bharat Jodo...

Sep 22 · >

EC rejects Jagan Reddy as lifetime party chief

Amid the allegations that YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has been made “permanent” president of the YSRCP, the Election Commission of India on Wednesday said it rejects any attempt or even a hint of any organisational post being of permanent nature, being inherently anti-democracy and directed the party to make...

Sep 22 · >

Bommai orders probe into ‘PayCM’ posters in Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday ordered an inquiry after “PayCM” posters with the photo of him surfaced in several parts of Bengaluru. The CM called it a “conspiracy and systematic campaign” to “tarnish his and state’s reputation”. Bommai has directed the officials to file a case and...

Sep 22 · >

Gehlot says he has made up his mind to contest

While several top leaders of Congress like Ashok Gehlot and Shashi Tharoor seem to be ready to contest, chorus is growing louder in the party for Rahul Gandhi’s elevation to the top post with nearly a dozen state units pushing for it amid uncertainty and suspense persisted over whether...

Sep 21 · >

Tharoor vs Gehlot for Cong chief, clamour grows for Rahul

With under a month left for long-awaited election for the Congress president, chorus is growing louder in the party for Rahul Gandhi’s elevation to the top post with over half a dozen state units pushing for it amid uncertainty and suspense persisted over whether he would take on the...

Sep 20 · >

Poll panel moots anonymous donations at Rs 2,000

Aiming for reforms and transparency in donations received by political parties, the Election Commission has proposed reducing anonymous political donations from Rs 20,000 to Rs 2,000. The poll panel has written a letter to the Union Law Ministry recommending various amendments in the Representation of the People Act. Recently, the Commission...

Sep 20 · >