Hold BMC, Maharashtra Assembly polls in 1 month, defeat us: Uddhav Thackeray to BJP

MUMBAI: Asserting that the bond between the Shiv Sena and Mumbai was unbreakable, party president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday dared the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) to hold Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections and Maharashtra Assembly polls in a month and defeat his outfit. Accusing the BJP, which is part of the state government, of speaking […]

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Mamata Banerjee ready to bury differences with Cong to form anti-BJP front: Sharad Pawar

MUMBAI: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee is ready to bury her differences with the Congress in the national interests, and come together to form an alliance of opposition parties ahead of the 2024 general elections. Speaking to reporters here, Pawar also said he […]

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EC asks YSRCP to clarfiy Jagan Reddy’s ‘permanent president’ role

NEW DELHI: Against the backdrop of media reports that Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has been appointed the permanent president of YSRCP, the Election Commission on Wednesday directed the party to make a “clear and categorical public announcement” contradicting the reports as the matter has the potential to create “confusion” in other political organisations. The […]

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Governor cannot reject, withhold bills indefinitely, says Kerala government

KOCHI: A Governor can withhold the bills passed by a state Assembly, but it cannot be for an indefinite period nor can he reject them, the Kerala government said on Monday. State Law Minister P Rajeeve, speaking to reporters here, said under the Constitution the Governor has the power to give assent to bills, withhold […]

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Will lend my car if anybody wants to leave Congress for BJP: Kamal Nath

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath on Sunday said the party would not stop anyone from quitting and that he would lend his car if any member wants to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Nath’s comment came amid the exodus from Congress and four days after eight MLAs of the Grand Old Party […]

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Bharat Jodo Yatra’s usefulness for Congress and Rahul Gandhi cannot be denied: Sharad Pawar

PUNE: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday acknowledged the “usefulness” of the Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi for the Congress leader and his party. He also hinted that he was not against the inclusion of Congress if the Opposition unity takes shape for the 2024 elections. Speaking to reporters in Solapur district of […]

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EC holds meetings in Gujarat to review preparedness for Assembly polls

NEW DELHI: A team of the Election Commission of India held a series of meetings with Gujarat director general of police, chief secretary and other senior officials during its three-day visit to review the situation in the state for the Assembly polls. Elections in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Gujarat are due later this year. […]

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BJD, BJD work together at Centre, mock fights in Odisha: Jairam Ramesh

BHUBANESWAR: The BJD and BJP are two sides of the same coin, and the two parties work in tandem at the Centre but indulge in “mock fights” in Odisha, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh claimed. The Congress will agitate against both the BJP and the BJD when it launches its Odisha Parikrama Yatra’ in the […]

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Dilemma continues as Congress loyalists mount pressure on Rahul Gandhi to take charge

NEW DELHI: With the notification of the Congress president polls just days away, Gandhi family loyalists and state units have stepped up efforts to mount pressure on Rahul Gandhi to take the party’s reins amid indications that he was unlikely to change his earlier stance of not being AICC chief. The Congress units in Rajasthan […]

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Lokayukta police registers case against Yediyurappa, family members

BENGALURU: The Lokayukta police in Karnataka have registered a case against former Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and several members of his family in connection with a corruption case. The case was registered on Friday following a special court direction to the Lokayukta police to book the senior BJP leader and his kin, including his […]

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