Politics

MPs, MLAs from Cong BSP, AAP set to join BJP: Sources

Beginning February 20, a barrage of sitting MPs and MLAs from opposition parties, including the Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), will join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), according to a senior BJP source. The joining will continue till the end of the month —...

Feb 18 · >

Manish Tewari rejects rumours of his joining BJP

Amid speculations that Congress veteran Kamal Nath is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party soon, another rumour claiming that Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari might also be joining the saffron camp made rounds. Tewari’s office on Sunday denied the claim calling it “baseless” and “unfounded.” “The speculation that...

Feb 18 · >

UP Cong chief says Raebareli will remain with Gandhi family

Uttar Pradesh Congress president Ajay Rai on Saturday said that the Raebareli Lok Sabha seat “will remain with the Gandhi family.” During an interaction with the media, the state president said, “The people of Raebareli have deep connections with the Gandhi family going across generations. The seat is of...

Feb 18 · >

Nitish dismisses Lalu remark about doors always open

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday responded to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s “door is always open” remark for him and said, “I don’t pay attention to who says what. Things were not going well, so I left them (RJD).” “We will now investigate whatever...

Feb 18 · >

Urgent listing of Sharad Pawar’s plea against EC decision promised

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will consider for early listing a plea of Sharad Pawar challenging an Election Commission order recognising the Ajit Pawar-led faction as the real Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The veteran leader sought an urgent hearing of his plea in the wake of twin...

Feb 17 · >

Tejashwi claims Nitish begged Lalu for forgiveness in 2022

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday claimed that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had ‘begged for forgiveness for past betrayals’ before his parents, party supremo Lalu Prasad and ex-CM Rabri Devi before they allied with the JD(U) president in 2022. Yadav, who was removed from the position of Deputy...

Feb 17 · >

Ratnagiri clashes after stones thrown at car of Union minister’s son

A clash broke out between the workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena (UBT) on Friday after stones were pelted on former MP Nilesh Rane’ car in Chiplun area of Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri. Police personnel were forced to use teargas shells in order bring the situation under control....

Feb 17 · >

Priyanka not joining Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra as it enters UP

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that she has been admitted to hospital due to an illness and hence would not join the party’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra on Friday. She sent her best wishes to her brother Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders for the Nyay Yatra and...

Feb 17 · >

Rahul says ‘won’t ever bow down’ after bank accounts freeze

The Congress on Friday announced that the party’s bank accounts, including those of the Youth Congress, were frozen by the Income Tax department However, just an hour after Congress made the announcement, the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) in Delhi unfroze the accounts. The allegation comes just weeks ahead...

Feb 16 · >

Hemant Soren sent to judicial custody, ED lists 11 grounds for arrest

There’s no end to former Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren’s troubles, as the ED digs deeper into the alleged land scam and stone mining cases against him. With more evidence reaching the central agency, including digital or electronic, and statements of accused or witnesses, there is now suspicion about...

Feb 16 · >
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