Rajasthan local body polls: Congress, BJP happy with results

Both the BJP and the Congress on Tuesday appeared to be satisfied with the Panchayati Raj election results in four districts of Rajasthan. The State Election Commission announced the results for 4 districts — Baran, Karauli, Ganganagar and Kota. As many as 278 Congress candidates emerged victorious while the BJP…

Congress a ‘dealer’, Shiv Sena a ‘broker’: Amit Shah tears into MVA govt

Launching a fresh attack on Uddhav Thackeray, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made it clear that Devendra Fadnavis of BJP will become chief minister of Maharashtra after the 2019 polls. Targetting Thackeray and Shiv Sena, Shah said, “since you wanted to…

Sidhu before Channi in poll panel, Congress may see more trouble

With the AICC naming Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu as president of the state Election Committee, he essentially now holds the power of shortlisting candidates for the coming Assembly elections, notwithstanding the checks and balances in the form of screening committees as well as the central election…

If Congress can contest in Bengal, why can’t TMC fight in Goa: Mamata Banerjee

Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday lashed out at the political pushback against her party’s plans to expand outside of West Bengal, soon after the drubbing the TMC suffered at the hands of the BJP in the Tripura civic body polls. “I want to see BJP out of this country politically. If Congress…

BJP, Congress join hands to throw eggs at BJD leaders in Odisha

The Biju Janata Dal has found itself facing an unexpected alliance of political parties recently — the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party — united against it in launching an unusual ‘egg attack’. After BJP supporters hurled eggs at the convoy of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Puri on Wednesday,…

‘Party for and by family, need I say more?’: PM Modi’s dig at Congress on Constitution Day

Addressing Parliament on the occasion of Constitution Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it is not good for a healthy democracy “if a party is run by one family for many generations”. In what seemed to be a dig at the opposition Congress party, he said, “Party for the family, by the family…do I need…

Party time for Mamata’s TMC in states where Congress is jittery

In September, when former Goa Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro, an MLA, switched from the Congress to the Trinamool Congress, this is what he said: “I am a Congressman of 40 years. I will continue to be a Congressman of the Congress family. Among all four Congresses, it is Mamata who has given a tough fight to Modi…

Big jolt to Congress in Meghalaya, ex-CM Mukul Sangma, 11 other MLAs join TMC

The Mamata Banerjee’s party, which is seeking to expand its footprints and enter national politics, was in touch with Congress legislators from the northeastern state. Shillong:  In a huge setback to Congress in Meghalaya, 12 of its 18 MLAs, including former chief minister Mukul Sangma, joined the Trinamool…

Mekedatu project: What did Congress do when in power, asks Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai

The war of words over implementation of the Mekedatu project across the Cauvery river is refusing to stop. After Congress accused the BJP government of going slow and lacking intent to implement this project, CM Basavaraj Bommai questioned them in a statement saying: “Instead of implementing the project, what did…

Sidhu tarnishing Congress’s image for political gain: APS Deol after quitting as Punjab AG

After resigning from the post of Punjab Advocate General, APS Deol attacked state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, accusing him of obstructing the functioning of the state government and “tarnishing the image of the party to gain political advantage”. Punjab’s Advocate-General APS Deol tendered his…