Politics

Naidu returns to assembly after fulfilling a vow

“I will stay away from the House till I return to power.” With this vow, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu had walked away from the Andhra Pradesh Assembly in November 2021 after an emotional and heated exchange with the then ruling YSR Congress members. Nearly 2.5 years on, Naidu fulfilled...

Jun 21 · >

Mamata’s meeting with BJP Rajya Sabha MP creates buzz

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had a “surprise meeting” with BJP Rajya Sabha member Ananta Maharaj on Tuesday, leading to speculation that a close aide of his will be the TMC candidate for Sitai assembly by-election. Mamata Banerjee came to north Bengal’s Cooch Behar, offered prayers at the...

Jun 20 · >

Rahul to gift trademark T-shirts as birthday thanksgiving

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who celebrated his birthday on Wednesday, announced in a special video that he will be giving away white T-shirts, a regular piece of garment he is well-known for wearing. Thanking his well-wishers in a post on X, Rahul explained why he always wears a white...

Jun 20 · >

Naveen Patnaik to assume leader of opposition role

Former CM Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said he would be the leader of the opposition in the Odisha assembly. Speaking to reporters, Patnaik said the decision was taken at the BJD’s legislature party meeting. “We had a meeting of the MLAs of the BJD. I congratulated and thanked them....

Jun 20 · >

Haryana Cong leader, daughter join BJP ahead of assembly polls

Former Haryana Congress leaders Kiran Choudhry and her daughter Shruti Choudhry along with their supporters joined the BJP here on Wednesday, a move which comes ahead of assembly polls in the state due later this year. Both Kiran Choudhry and Shruti Choudhry had resigned from the primary membership of...

Jun 20 · >

BJP to Keep Speaker post; deputy for allies

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants to retain the post of Speaker for the 18th Lok Sabha after securing 240 seats in the general election, sources said on Monday, adding the party might offer the post of Deputy Speaker to allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Union Defence...

Jun 19 · >

Atishi threatens to go on indefinite fast for water to Delhi

Delhi Water Minister Atishi on Wednesday said that she has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the water crisis in the national capital and threatened to go on an indefinite strike from June 21 if the issue is not resolved within a couple of days. Addressing a press...

Jun 19 · >

Yediyurappa appears before CID for POCSO case questioning

InThe Karnataka High Court on Friday restrained the CID from arresting the veteran BJP leader in connection with the March 14 case Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday appeared before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for an inquiry in connection with a POCSO case registered against...

Jun 19 · >

Rahul Gandhi to retain Raebareli, sister for Wayanad

“I have an old relationship with Raebareli, I am happy that I will get to represent them again but it was a tough decision,” he added. #WATCH | Congress leaders and Brother-sister duo Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra share a hug after the announcement of Priyanka’s candidature from...

Jun 18 · >

NCP leader says 18 to 19 MLAs to switch sides after Monsoon session

Nationalist Congress Party (SP) leader Rohit Pawar on Monday claimed 18 to 19 MLAs of the ruling NCP led by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar will cross over to their side after the upcoming monsoon session of the state legislature. Talking to reporters here, Rohit Pawar maintained there...

Jun 18 · >

Swati Maliwal seeks meeting with Sharad Pawar on AAP assault

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal has made public a letter she wrote to the chief of the Nationalist Congress Party (Sharadchandra Pawar), requesting a meeting to discuss her assault case involving an aide of one of the INDIA bloc leaders, which NCP (SP) is part...

Jun 18 · >

Karnataka BJP turns heat over petrol, diesel prices, hikes

The recent petrol and diesel price hike has fuelled a new standoff between the ruling Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka. The state government has increased petrol prices by Rs 3 and diesel by Rs 3.50 per litre. The BJP has launched a statewide protest against this...

Jun 18 · >

Cong slams relocation of parliament statues as arbitrary

The Congress on Sunday slammed the move to relocate statues within the Parliament premises as “arbitrary and unilateral”, with party chief Mallikarjun Kharge saying such decisions made without proper discussion are against the rules and traditions of Parliament. The opposition party has claimed that the idea behind relocating the...

Jun 17 · >

Ex-minister Chandrasekhar counters Musk’s call for EVM ‘elimination’

Former Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Sunday took strong objection to SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s call for eliminating electronic voting machines (EVMs) citing the possibility of electronic devices being hacked by humans or artificial intelligence. Calling Musk’s concerns a “huge sweeping generalisation”, Chandrasekhar emphasized that in India...

Jun 17 · >

Prashant Kishor blasts Nitish touching Modi’s feet as shame

Political strategist turned activist Prashant Kishor charged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with having “touched the feet” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure his own continuance in power. Kishor, who has been running the ‘Jan Suraaj’ campaign, was addressing a public meeting in Bhagalpur on Friday. “People ask...

Jun 17 · >

Storm over Arundhati Roy’s trial under UAPA

A war of words broke out between the government and the Opposition after Delhi Lt Governor V K Saxena gave the nod to prosecute Booker prize-winning author Arundhati Roy for a speech about Kashmir she gave 14 years ago. Roy along with Sheikh Showkat Hussain, a former professor in Kashmir,...

Jun 17 · >

Jayalalithaa’s aide Sasikala announces her comeback

V K Sasikala, a confidante of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday vowed to usher in Amma’s rule by winning the 2026 Assembly polls. She also asserted that she would question the government as the ‘opposition party’ when Edappadi K Palaniswami did not ask the right questions, in...

Jun 17 · >

Kiren Rijiju meets Kharge ahead of new Lok Sabha’s first session

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju met Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday, a week ahead of the first session of the new Lok Sabha. Rijiju met Kharge at the Congress chief’s 10, Rajaji Marg residence in what was said to be a courtesy call. Assuming charge of the ministry...

Jun 17 · >
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