Politics

Gujarat High Court asked Ahmed Patel to reply in two weeks

On a petition filed by BJP candidate Balwantsinh Rajput against Congress leader Ahmed Patel challenging his victory in recently-held Rajya Sabha elections, the Gujarat High Court has asked Patel to file his reply within two weeks. Both have contested against each other in Gujarat Rajya Sabha election 2017...

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First write letter to UPA partners who blocked #Womensreservation bill when in power; BJP's dig at Sonia's letter to PM Modi

BJP has responded with a dig to Sonia Gandhi's letter to the PM Modi, urging him to take advantage of his government's majority in parliament to give more power to women. Notably, Congress President Sonia Gandhi had written to Prime Minister Modi urging him to get the women's reservation bill passed through Lok Sabha...

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CM Yogi along with four BJP leaders sworn in as Legislative Council member

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath took oath as an Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad member in Lucknow on Monday after resigning from Gorakhpur constituency in August...

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Tamil Nadu Politics: 18 Sasikala’s faction MLAs disqualified by TN Assembly Speaker

Today Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P.Dhanapal disqualified 18 AIADMK MLAs belonging to TTV.Dhinakaran’s faction. This action was taken under anti-defection and disqualification rules of 1986 formed in accordance with the tenth schedule of the constitution, said a statement from Assembly Secretary K. Bhoopathy...

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Gujarat Polls: BJP President Amit Shah to attend mega OBC convention at Phagvel

In order to consolidate the traditional OBC votes in favor of BJP after the Patidar agitation, BJP Supremo Amit Shah is all set to address the mega convention of OBC ahead of the crucial assembly polls in the state of Gujarat. The home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah will go to polls in the month of December...

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Left derailment: In a fiery interview CPIM MP Ritabrata Banerjee tells the story of conflict, corruption within party

Communist Party of India (CPI-M) which ruled Bengal for 35 years had a dramatic loss in 2011 election against TMC. Since then the party gradually lost all its popularity in the state. Whereas it is already suffering from a split within the party, the youngest MP of Loksabha Ritrabata Banerjee in an interview with Republic’s Arnab Goswami openly explains the conspiracy, the conflict within the party. A state which already lost all trust on the party, the comments from Ritrabata would make the process ..

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AIADMK ousts V Sasikala from all party positions; Lt. ‘Jayalalithaa’ named to be ‘Eternal General Secretary’

Today All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) ousted V Sasikala from all party positions; Lt. ‘Jayalalithaa’ named to be ‘Eternal General Secretary’, was decided in a General Council Meeting which was held under the chairmanship of Chairman E Madhusudhanan after two warring factions within AIADMK merged together. The meeting also resolved to amend the party’s by-laws, indicating that there would be no general secretary in the future...

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Quoting examples of history of dynastic politics in India, Rahul Gandhi pleads not to target only him

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday while addressing the students of the University of California at Berkeley on 'India at 70: Reflections on the Path Forward' said protected himself over the dynasty politics by saying most of the country runs like this and that’s how India works...

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Paid News complaint lodged against Catholic Church Magazine which appealed for defeat of Parrikar

Complaint has been launched against Catholic Church Magazine in Goa for playing its role in a notorious way in Panaji by elections where Ex Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was contesting as a BJP candidate. The Goa and Daman Catholic Archbishop’s magazine Renewal or Novsornni or Renovocao has openly appealed to the voters to defeat BJP candidate Shri Manohar Parrikar...

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BJP confident of throwing out ‘anti-people’ govt in K’taka: Javadekar

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is confident to throw out the ‘anti-people’ and ‘anti-democracy’ Congress government in Karnataka with the help of its dedicated and committed ‘karyakartas’ and popular support to the party policies, said Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar...

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Modi Cabinet reshuffle to take place on Sunday, New faces will be inducted

A third reshuffle of PM modi’s cabinet will undertake at 10 am on Sunday, a top government official said. At least 5 central ministers resigned as a part of cabinet reshuffle yesterday...

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Haryana Chief Minister Khattar calls on Amit Shah, submits report on law and order

Refuting all the reports of his ouster, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that the situation in Haryana is under control. Addressing media after the closed door meeting with BJP Supremo, Khattar informed that he has submitted all the reports regarding the issue of Ram Rahim and also briefed Shah about the law and order situation in the state of Haryana...

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Goa Church's appeal to voters raises political storm in Goa

The Catholic Church in Goa has caught itself in a political controversy. A magazine of the Goa Church had appealed to Christian voters of Panji to defeat Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who contested the Vidhan Sabha by-poll from Panji and won the election with 4803 votes. The result of this election was announced on Monday...

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Manohar Parrikar, Vishwajit Rane win Goa by-polls

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and BJP nominee Vishwajit Rane won the by election to Goa Assembly from Panjim and Volpoi constituencies defeating their Congress rivals Girish Chodankar and Ray Naik, respectively with resounding margins...

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Sonia, Rahul Mayawati skip Lalu Yadav's 'Desh Bachao-BJP Bhagao' rally

All anti-Narendra Modi and anti-BJP leaders barring the Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi, and BSP Supremo Mayawati, participated in the ‘Lalu Yadav Family Rally’ here to voice their concern over the alleged failure of the government...

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Nepalese Prime Minister calls on President Kovind

Sher Bahadur Deuba, Prime Minister of Nepal, who is on a five-day visit to India, called on President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 24...

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BJP Chief Amit Shah, Union Minister Smriti Irani take oath as Rajya Sabha MPs

On the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah and Information and broadcasting minister Smriti Irani took oath as the member of Rajya Sabha. Both the leaders were elected to the upper house from Gujarat in recently held Rajya Sabha election. Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu administered the oath to newly elected leaders...

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BJP appoints Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as the in-charge of Gujarat, Javadekar for Karnataka

Assigning responsibilities ahead of the crucial assembly elections, BJP today appointed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as the in-charge of Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. According to the official statement, a team of Union minister comprising of Nirmala Sitharaman, Jitender Singh, Narendra Singh Tomar and P P Chaudhary will also look after the Poll affairs of Gujarat with Arun Jaitley...

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#AIADMK Merger: Panneerselvam to be deputy CM, general secretary; Sasikala expelled

After long political drama at Tamil Nadu, the two rival factions of AIADMK led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam have announced their merger in Chennai today. The party sources says that the former CM Panneer selvam to be deputy chief minister and three more of his MLAs will be inducted as ministers in present cabinet...

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AIADMK Merger: Factions to announce conclusion today; Gov Vidyasagar Rao heads to Chennai

While Tamil Nadu has been witnessing merger talks led by AIADMK factions led by Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswammy, O Panneerselvam are likely to announce today the conclusion regarding their merger. Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao headed to Chennai. According to his PRO, the Governor has cancelled all his appointment in Mumbai for the day...

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BJP race to 2019 begins: PM Modi, Amit Shah meet BJP-ruled CMs to plan schemes for 2019 elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP Chief Amit Shah met the Chief Ministers and their Deputies from all BJP ruled states to take stock of development and social welfare work done so far. This will be Modi's third meeting with the Chief Ministers after the BJP swept to power in 2014, but the first such exercise since it formed a government in Bihar by joining hands with the JD(U). ..

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Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah to interact with BJP ruled Chief Ministers on 21st

In order to establish a better coordination between state and center, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP Supremo Amit Shah will interact with all chief ministers of all BJP-ruled states on August 21. According to media reports, the brainstorming meeting will include the discussion on various flagship schemes of center and state. The forum will take the stock of various developmental work being done by states down the line...

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BJP leaders are selected on basis of competency, not on name of family: Amit Shah

BJP leaders are selected on basis of competency, not on name of family for nation building process: Amit Shah..

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BJP Chief Amit Shah arrives in Bhopal, kick-starts mission 2018

As the party of BJP’s 110-day mega outreach program Party supremo Amit Shah today arrived at Bhopal for his three-day long visit. On his arrival, Shah was accorded a warm welcome by the Chief Minister and other senior party leaders at Raja Bhoj Airport. On this occasion, the BJP president unveiled the statue veteran leader Deendayal Upadhyaya...

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Intolerance thy name is Communism

The Kerala Government’s order preventing RSS Chief Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat from hoisting the national tricolour on Independence Day function was extreme expression of intolerance harboured by the Communists towards their ideological opponents...

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BJP slams Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on judiciary

Responding to the recent remarks of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is not breaking his silence on the horrifying killings of RSS-BJP workers in Kerala. He also questioned the intention of so called intellectuals for keeping mum on this issue...

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BJP Chief Amit Shah’s three day Madhya Pradesh visit begins from August 18

Setting the tone for the crucial assembly polls, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah will begin his three-day visit of Madhya from 18 August. As a part of his nationwide mega outreach campaign in order to strengthen the party organization down the line...

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JD (U) suspends 21 rebel party members including former Minister over anti-party activities

Nitish Kumar already indicated that JD (U) won’t compromise on party unity. After JD (U) left the grand alliance, many party leaders were opposing party’s decision. A top level leader Sharad Yadav was also removed from party’s Rajyasabha seat. Making the step stronger, JD (U) has suspended 21 party members from their primary memberships for anti-party activities. ..

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First ‘Vande Mataram’, Now ‘Jana Gana Mana’

It was not surprising that Wahhabi Mullahs have sent out directive to Madrassas in UP not to sing National Anthem, on flimsy pretext that ‘Adhinayak’ meant King of Great Britain. This would be funny if it were not sinister...

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Changing political scenario in Bihar; JD(U) removes Sharad Yadav as party leader in Rajya Sabha

A major change is taking place in Bihar political scenario. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar left grand alliance due to several corruption charges against Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav who was former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar. After leaving alliance he again formed the government with NDA support. Sharad Yadav, the senior party leader has been vocal against this decision...

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Nitish Kumar shows strict attitude to party crack; says Sharad Yadav is free to make any decision

The JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav has been making controversial comments since Nitish Kumar left the grand alliance. It was indicated that he might face strict action from the party. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Friday that Sharad Yadav is allowed to make any decision. He said entire JD (U) supported the decision to leave the grand alliance...

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Sonowal discusses cabinet expansion with BJP's central leadership

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is mulling expansion of his cabinet and left for New Delhi on Thursday to discuss the issue with the BJP central leadership...

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BJP plans massive roadshow in Kerala over killings of RSS activists

To keep up pressure on the Left Front Government of Kerala over barbaric killings of RSS-BJP activists, the BJP has planned to organize a mega roadshow after the festival of Onam...

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All we need to debate intensely and passionately keeping the poor in our minds

M. Venkaiah Naidu..

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Will Muslims in India reject multi-communal leaders like Hamid Ansari?

Muslims in India need to reject the discourse of multi-communal leaders like Hamid Ansari who even after being adored the highest constitutional position could not free them from the bondage of communalism...

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Hamid Ansari – the Frightened Muslim – who was VEEP once

It is a strange coincident that today is the anniversary of disgraceful agitation by the Muslims on Azad Maidan, Mumbai 7 years back in 2012. The day we saw ‘frightened’ Muslims ‘upset’ with Rohingya Muslims getting a raw deal in Myanmar (remember, not India). They were so upset that they kicked and broke down ‘Amar Jawan’ memorial...

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Muslims are more safe in India than any other country: M Venkaiah Naidu

Calling India as the most tolerant country in the world Vice-President elect M Venkaiah Naidu said that some people intentionally raising the minority issue just for the sake of vote bank politics which is not good for the social fabric. Muslims are more safe in India than any other country, Naidu added. He also rejected the notion that there is a sense of insecurity among minorities in the country...

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Give up gun culture; join the mainstream, MRM appeals to Kashmiri youth

MRM launches nationwide stir on ‘Quit India’ anniversary against terror, drug smuggling, and Pakistan from Kupwara. To hold demonstrations at all the state capitals on August 14 to mobilise public opinion on Kashmir issue...

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High voltage drama ends after EC declared results for three RS seats in Gujarat; Shah, Irani emerged victoriously

The nail biting contest with full of twist and turns finally gets over after BJP National President Amit Shah, Union Minister Smriti Irani and Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel winning the Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat...

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Gujarat RS polls: Counting delayed as Cong objects to cross voting of its MLAs, demands scrapping of votes

The outcome of the high-profile biennial Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat was delayed on Tuesday evening as the Congress party objected to cross voting by two of its MLAs and demanded the Election Commission to scrap those two votes cast in favor of the BJP candidate...

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Sultanate gone, but we still behave like Sultans; Congress is in crisis: Jairam Ramesh admits

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh slammed his party leaders, saying that some of them behave as if Congress is still in power. Ramesh opined that people want to see a new Congress, sans old mantras and slogans...

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Former leaders plan to ouster BSP Supreme Mayawati- So called Behenji of Dalits

As many as 16 outfits of Dalits, Muslims and OBCs, held a meeting in Delhi on Sunday with an agenda to plan the ouster of Bahujan Samaj Party President, Mayawati. The meeting was led mostly by former leaders of BSP and was brought together by Mayawati’s former lieutenant Naseemuddin Siddiqui...

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Rajya Sabha election begins: 176 MLAs to decide fate of Amit Shah, Smriti Irani, Ahmed Patel

Today, 176 MLAs will decide the fate of BJP National President Amit Shah, union minister Smriti Irani, Balwantsinh Rajput, Ahmed Patel, Dilip Pandya. The crucial Rajya Sabha elections on three seats have been started from 9 am and will end at 4 pm. The counting will be held from 5 pm, an hour after the end of polling...

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Gujarat CM slams Cong MLAs for neglecting flood-hit people, predicts Patel’s defeat

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has on record predicted the defeat of Congress nominee Ahmed Patel in the Rajya Sabha election slated to be held on Tuesday in the state...

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Incidents of violence increase when LDF comes to power in Kerala: Jaitley

Union Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday said that incidents of violence increased when the Left Democratic Front (LDF) came to power in Kerala...

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Vice President elect M Venkaiah Naidu to assume office on 11th

Senior BJP leader and NDA nominee M Venkaiah Naidu will be the next Vice-President of India. Registering a comprehensive victory, the veteran leader got 516 votes out of the total 771 votes cast while UPA candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi polled only 244 votes. Of the total 771 votes polled, 11 votes were found to be invalid. According to Returning Officer Shemsher K Sharif Voting for the Vice-Presidential Election ended with a total poll percentage of 98.21 per cent...

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RSS demands judicial inquiry of Political Murders in Kerala; accuse Communists for mingling with radicals against Saffron forces

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Friday voiced its concern about political murders of RSS and BJP activists in a straight and clear message demanded an enquiry into “systematic political murders” of its cadre, allegedly by Communist Party of India (Marxist) activists in Kerala. In a press conference in New Delhi on Friday, RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said that the Kerala government should fulfil its constitutional responsibilities and check this political violence and there should ..

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Big setback for Congress, BJP emerges as largest party with 58 MPs in Rajya Sabha

With 58 members against 57 members of the Congress, BJP emerges as the single largest political party in the Rajya Sabha. This is the first time that the party has become the number one formation in the upper House after the Narendra Modi government came to power in May 2014...

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War cannot be solution to any problem, we need to have patience, says Sushma Swaraj

Lambasting at the opposition over their observations on India’s foreign policy against the background of Chinese incursions in Doklam and Pakistan’s terror sponsoring, Minister of External Affairs (MEA) Sushma Swaraj said, “War cannot be the solution to any issues, we need to have patience to resolve them diplomatically and peacefully”...

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PM Modi's letter touched Pranab da's heart; what remains is bonding than being Political

The veteran politician of India, Pranab Mukherjee always has been in the front row of Indian Politics. From taking the responsibility as Finance minister to serve the nation as President of India; his contribution to country’s governance is unquestionable. On 25th July, he completed his presidential term and bade goodbye to Raisina Hills. On the last day of office, “dear Pranab da” received a letter from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The letter has touched the heart of the former president.  ..

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Demonetization broke backbone of Terrorism and Maoism in country; Jaitley lashed opposition in Parliament

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley yesterday thrashed opposition over demonetisation’s effect on economy and said demonetization has led to squeezing of terror as well as maoist funds in country...

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Amit Shah to review Haryana govt performance during his 3-day stay in Rohtak

The National President of BJP Amit Shah has been visiting several parts of India as part of the ‘vistaar yatra’ focusing on 2019 election. After visiting Uttar Pradesh, now he will visit the political capital of Haryana, Rohtak on 2nd August. The duration of the visit is 3 days. During this visit, the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and his ministerial colleagues, party legislators, besides the BJP office-bearers, would camp in Rohtak. ..

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'Do you want PM Modi to take over state Govts?' Rijiju hits back opposition on lynching allegation

After opposition targeted the Prime Minister Modi-led government over lynching incidents across the nation, the Centre hit back at the Opposition. The Government said that mob lynching is the worst form of crime and it should be condemned by one and all...

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No challenge for Narendra Modi in 2019 Polls ; No leader has capacity to beat him: Nitish realizes

Endorsing the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that no one is capable to face and beat Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He also called as biggest leader" in the country...

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CPI-M loses its number in Rajya Sabha; EC rejects Bikash Bhattacharya's nomination

Bengal CPI (M) has lost its ground in Bengal Politics. In Rajyasabha, Bengal CPI (M) is most probably not going to have any candidate as the nomination of CPI-M Rajya Sabha candidate Bikash Bhattacharya was rejected on Monday due to the late filing of nomination. On Friday, CPI (M) decided the name of Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, the former Kolkata Mayor. Now five Trinamool Congress and one Congress nominee will be declared uncontestedly selected for the Rajya Sabha. Bengal CPI (M) will not have any ..

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Country witnessed huge development in 3 years; BJP to register huge victory in 2019: Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Monday attacked opposition and previous governments for being ineffective and counted achievements of Modi Government's last three years while addressing a press conference along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath...

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Patna HC dismisses RJD plea against formation of JD (U)-BJP govt

RJD has again got a reward for its corrupted politics. RJD legislator Saroj Yadav filed a petition against the formation of JD (U)-BJP in Patna High Court. Nitish Kumar led NDA alliance government already won floor test in Bihar assembly. Still, RJD was constantly shouting over the justification of new Nitish Government. This has come as a big blow for RJD...

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'Sonia Gandhi's affection for her son Rahul sinking Congress'

While BJP is accused of horse trading in Gujarat, the state's Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that it is Sonia Gandhi's affection towards her son Rahul Gandhi that's sinking the Congress party in the entire country...

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End to era of corruption; Nitish Kumar wins Bihar floor test

Putting an end to long political tussle, an era of corruption Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took the oath with the support from BJP on Thursday. As Nitish Kumar resigned from Bihar coalition government, he had to prove his majority in Bihar assembly. The whole nation had an eye on Bihar floor test or the trust vote in Bihar legislative assembly. Ending all conflicts, political tensions, Nitish Kumar wins the floor test...

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This time the #PresidentialElection are historic: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted before presidential election. In the tweet he wrote that this election of President of this time is historic. PM Modi wrote, 'For the 1st time no party has made comments on the other candidate. All parties took care of the dignity of this election. This is the height of maturity of our democracy. Now we have to ensure that no single vote gets wasted."..

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