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Mrs Virbhadra Singh frontrunner for HP CM post

After winning Himachal Pradesh, the Congress has called a meeting of its MLAs today to tackle its next challenge – deciding on a Chief Minister. It won’t be easy; the Congress has at least four candidates to choose from. The meeting will take place at Radisson hotel in Shimla...

Dec 9 · >

Cong set to lose Opposition leader post in Gujarat

As if a crushing defeat in the Gujarat assembly elections wasn’t enough, a bruised and battered Congress is also likely to lose the post of the Leader of Opposition in the state. Gujarat’s assembly has 182 seats and a party needs at least 10 per cent of these to...

Dec 9 · >

Pilot says myth about BJP infallibility in North busted

A victory under his belt in Himachal Pradesh, Congress’s Sachin Pilot, the party in-charge of the state, said that the “myth” of the BJP’s invulnerability in north India is over. Gujarat, he said, was “different”. Asked about the possibility that the Congress victory in Himachal is the fallout of...

Dec 9 · >

Akhilesh petitions EC for repoll in Rampur

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav told NDTV in an interview that his party has petitioned the Election Commission of India for a re-poll in Rampur assembly seat, where the party suffered a big loss at the hands of the BJP in the bypoll – the BJP in fact won...

Dec 9 · >

Cong to move winning MLAs to dodge ‘poaching’

Congress has decided to move its winning MLAs to ‘safer’ locations to subvert poaching attempts. CNN-News18 has learnt that the Grand Old Party, which is looking to make a comeback in the hill state as well as stop the BJP juggernaut on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home turf, is...

Dec 8 · >

Sisodia alleges BJP bid to poach AAP councilors

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday alleged that the BJP was trying to poach newly-elected AAP councillors and asserted that none of them will fall prey to their “game”. He said the newly elected councillors have been instructed to record “such phone calls” in case they receive...

Dec 8 · >

Congress expels 30 HP leaders for anti-party activities

The Himachal Pradesh Congress on Wednesday expelled 30 office-bearers of its Chopal block committee for anti-party activities. The expulsions came just a day before the counting of votes for the assembly polls held last month. Acting on a resolution passed by the block committee, Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC)...

Dec 8 · >

Rahul cites Rajasthan loan waiver for Cong credibility

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asserted that his party delivers on its promises and has waived loans of 22 lakh farmers in Rajasthan. Addressing a gathering during the Bharat Jodo Yatra here, he accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not fulfilling his promise to give national project status...

Dec 8 · >

Congress, NCP bid to raise Shivaji issue in RS

NCP MP Vandana Chavan and Congress MP Rajani Patil on Thursday moved suspension of business notice under rule 267 in the Rajya Sabha to discuss Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari’s remarks on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. In her notice, Chavan said, “The people of Maharashtra are facing rampant disrespect at...

Dec 8 · >