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  • Congress All Set for Mega Event in Lucknow
    Congress has completed its three-day yatra in 10 districts of Uttar Pradesh; however, its chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dixit was absent there. The party is expecting a miracle to happen in the workers' meet which is scheduled for July 29 in Lucknow. In the workers' meet, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be addressing more than 50,000 workers from 403 constituencies of the state.
    2016-07-29 12:38:25 PM
  • Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu is all set to join Aam Aadmi Party in August 15. Though the party will not be projecting him as the chief ministerial candidate, but Sidhu will be leading the party's campaign in Punjab. The announcement will soon be made by party chief Arvind Kejriwal. Sidhu's wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu also might join AAP.
    2016-07-29 11:55:32 AM
  • Only Aam Aadmi to get Tickets from AAP
    AAP is going to field aam aadmi  as candidates for Punjab Assembly polls 2017. The political party is likely to bring out its first list of candidates for the elections soon. The party leaders and volunteers will be getting the tickets, not the established leaders. According to a source, the first list will be released by the end of August.
    2016-07-29 11:44:54 AM
  • 2 BSP MLAs Suspended After Accusing Mayawati of Selling Party Tickets
    The BSP has suspended two of its MLAs and directed them not to participate in the party's activities after they criticised it in the public. Romi Sahni and Brijesh Verma had criticised the party for sloganeering against former BJP leader Dayashankar Singh's family. They also said that the BSP was known for selling elections tickets in exchange for money.
    2016-07-28 11:15:14 AM
  • PM Modi and BJP Could Get Me Killed: Kejriwal
    Delhi Chief Minister and national convenor of Aam Aadmi Party Arvind Kejriwal has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the “mastermind” behind the recent arrest of AAP MLAs and alleged that Modi and the BJP could get him “killed” in the near future. Kejriwal made this statement in a video released by his party on YouTube. He made this statement after the Income Tax department searched AAP MLA Kartar Singh Tanwar’s house. The BJP, in turn, slammed Kejriwal for making such statements and said that the latter was frustrated.
    2016-07-28 11:14:07 AM

  • Former State Secretary of BJP's Kerala Unit Set to Quit Party, Join LDF
    The Bharatiya Janata Party's district unit in Kerala looks headed for a split. According to reports, district president A.G. Unnikrishnan is going to resign from the party along with a number of other dissatisfied party workers. Unnikrishnan, who was formerly the State secretary of the party, has reportedly decided to join the Left Democratic Front (LDF). An official announcement regarding this is likely to be made soon.
    2016-07-28 11:12:57 AM
  • Modi's Silence on Una Incident Denigration of PM's Post: Congress
    The Congress said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "silence" on the assault of Dalits in Una was a "devaluation" of his post as well as democracy. The opposition party organised agitations against the incident all across Gujarat. Shankersinh Vaghela, the Leader of Opposition in Gujarat's Legislative Assembly, argued that Modi took votes from Gujarat and became the Prime Minister of India but he has refused to say a word for Dalits. He said that this is a devaluation of democracy and the PM's post.
    2016-07-27 12:13:28 PM
  • Irom Sharmila To End 15-Yr-Long Fast, Fight Manipur Assembly Elections
    Manipur activist Irom Chanu Sharmila has announced that she is finally going to end her 15-year-long fast against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) on August 9 and contest the Assembly elections in Manipur next year. The 44-year-old rights activist, also known as the 'Iron Lady' of Manipur, made this announcement yesterday in front of the media. She said that she does not believe any longer that her fast will lead to withdrawal of the “draconian” AFSPA. She added that her fight will continue nonetheless, which is why she had decided to join politics. Sharmila refused to eat or drink anything in November, 2000 and has been on a fast-unto-death for the last 15 years demanding the repeal of AFSPA. She has been force-fed by government authorities through nasal tube in the state hospital since then.
    2016-07-27 11:56:25 AM
  • AAP to Declare 'Dalit Manifestos' in Goa, Punjab and Gujarat
    With Dalit issues coming to the fore following recent attacks in Gujarat and unrest in Uttar Pradesh, the Aam Aadmi Party has decided that it will launch 'Dalit Manifestos' in the election-bound states of Punjab, Gujarat and Goa in order to "expose the anti-Dalit and Manuwadi” BJP. According to sources from the party, the manifestos would be targeted specially at the Dalit community and deliberate on the "systemic oppression" against them. The manifestos would most likely highlight how the agenda to include them in societal development has remained absent till now.
    2016-07-27 11:55:44 AM
  • BJP Should Field Dalit Faces To Counter Opposition: Ram Vilas Paswan
    Following recent protests by Dalits in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, LJP leader and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has said that the BJP should project Dalit leaders from among its alliance partners to counter the “propaganda” launched by the opposition. Responding to queries from the media, Paswan said that they are all ready to take up new roles and that the BJP should bring forward Dalit leaders of the NDA to spread the message about the work done by government for Dalits.
    2016-07-27 11:42:48 AM

  • UP Elections 2017: Nitish For Contesting, Alliance Partner Lalu Is Not
    While Bihar chief minister and senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar has expressed interest in contesting the polls in Uttar Pradesh next year, alliance partner and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has said that he is not. Lalu Prasad clarified that his party will not fight the elections in the neighbouring state as he didn't want to split the votes in Uttar Pradesh that would go to “secular forces”, that is, parties other than BJP. Sources close to the party, however, stated that Lalu is not going to contest the election because his youngest daughter is married to a relative of Mulayam Singh, whose Samajwadi Party is the ruling party in UP at present.
    2016-07-27 11:41:45 AM
  • Pranab Completes Four Years in Office; Bonding Between President and PM Comes to Fore
    Celebrations marked President Pranab Mukherjee's completion of four years in office. On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Mukherjee had helped him in taking on his new responsibilities as Prime Minister of the country in 2014. Modi added that he was new to Delhi then and that he was lucky to become the Prime Minister of India during the tenure of President Mukherjee who was like a mentor to him. President Mukherjee responded that he stuck to his constitutional duty after the outcome of 2014 Lok Sabha elections in spite of media speculations that he might not. The two leaders highlighted their bonhomie and noted that it was possible for two people to work together in spite of following different ideologies.
    2016-07-26 11:59:49 AM
  • Pranab Completes Four Years in Office; Bonding Between President and PM Comes to Fore
    Celebrations marked President Pranab Mukherjee's completion of four years in office. On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Mukherjee had helped him in taking on his new responsibilities as Prime Minister of the country in 2014. Modi added that he was new to Delhi then and that he was lucky to become the Prime Minister of India during the tenure of President Mukherjee who was like a mentor to him. President Mukherjee responded that he stuck to his constitutional duty after the outcome of 2014 Lok Sabha elections in spite of media speculations that he might not. The two leaders highlighted their bonhomie and noted that it was possible for two people to work together in spite of following different ideologies.
    2016-07-26 11:59:49 AM
  • Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu finally spoke out at a press conference yesterday a week after resigning from the Rajya Sabha. Sidhu said that he resigned as Rajya Sabha member because his party, the BJP, had asked him to to keep away from Punjab, his home state, and purportedly not nurture any ambitions there. On being asked about whether rumours of his joining the Aam Aadmi Party were true, Sidhu avoided giving a clear reply. Punjab goes to elections next year.
    2016-07-26 11:25:03 AM
  • One Time Brother and Sister BJP-BSP Abusing Each Other Now: Shivpal Yadav
    Commenting on the ongoing wrangle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Shivpal Singh Yadav noted that the two parties were bound by a ‘rakhi’ earlier but seem to have gone their separate ways of late using abusive language against each other now. Yadav is a member of the ruling Samajwadi Party and also a minister in the state government. He added that FIRs had been registered in the cases of abusive remarks by a BJP member against BSP leader Mayawati and that a fair probe will be conducted.
    2016-07-26 11:23:44 AM

  • Congress' First Pre-poll Rally Ends in Disarray
    The Congress party launched a three-day yatra from New Delhi yesterday for the poll-bound state of Uttar Pradesh. The yatra, which kickstarted the party's campaign in Uttar Pradesh, was all about telling voters of the state how they had suffered for the past 27 years while Congress had not been in power. The campaign rally, however, ended in utter confusion in Kanpur as many party members were clueless about the schedule for the last day. Sheila Dikshit, the party's chief-ministerial candidate, had reached Kanpur whereas she was supposed to address a public meeting in Kannauj.
    2016-07-26 11:22:58 AM
  • Goa Outfit Asks EC To Hold Assembly Polls After Jan
    The recently launched Goa Forward party has asked the Election Commission to conduct Assembly elections in the state after January, 2017 to avoid the rush of tourist arrivals and weddings during peak season in December-January. President of Goa Forward Party Prabhakar Timble has reportedly communicated to Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi its request to schedule the 2017 Assembly election in Goa anytime after January in the best interests of the state and also for peaceful and fair elections. The term of Goa's 40-member Assembly expires in March, 2017.
    2016-07-25 12:09:47 PM
  • AAP Slams Modi for Arrest of Its MLAs
    Claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was frustrated with the Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal slammed him for the arrest of two of AAP's MLAs. So far, eleven MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party have been arrested in different cases. Kejriwal asked why the Prime Minister had diverted the entire police force against political rivals instead of using it to protect women. The Delhi Police arrested Aam Aadmi Party's Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan on charges of trying to run over a woman with his car. The Punjab Police is also going after the party's Mehrauli MLA Naresh Yadav in an alleged case of sacrilege in Malerkotla.
    2016-07-25 12:08:15 PM
  • Punjab BJP Chief Names New Team
    Punjab BJP president Vijay Sampla has announced the formation of his new team of state-unit office-bearers ahead of Assembly elections in the state early next year. Sampla has roped in two general secretaries and a general secretary (organisation) besides eight vice-presidents and secretaries each.
    2016-07-25 12:07:05 PM
  • BJP's Punjab president Vijay Sampla claimed that Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned recently from the Rajya Sabha, is still a member of the party and "without any grudge". Sidhu was nominated to Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Parliament, by the BJP. Responding to the media, Sampla affirmed that Sidhu was still in the BJP and thus the question of his “returning to the party" didn't arise.
    2016-07-25 11:23:35 AM



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