Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United chief Nitish Kumar on Thursday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and is learnt to have advocated unity among opposition parties to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance. The JD-U also used the meeting to call for a joint Opposition candidate for the election to the President’s post and urged Gandhi to take the lead in the matter. Its spokesperson K C Tyagi, however, insisted that the issue of ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago
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Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Monday asked the electorate to vote for the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party combine in Punjab for the third time, stating that the alliance’s victory was necessary for the security of the country. “The election in Punjab is an election for the security of the nation. Being a border-lying state, it is the responsibility of the electorate to choose a government which can ensure secure borders, communal harmony and peace. Punjab ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Condemning the death sentence to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav by the Pakistani military court, political parties across the nation on Tuesday said India needs to stand up straight in front of Islamabad and maintain a safe distance."I think this is the limit and India should talk straight forward to Pakistan. Earlier it was Sarabjeet now it is Kulbhushan Jhadav, these things remind us to stay at a safe distance from Pakistan and maintain a limited relationship with them," Congress ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago Kulbhushan death sentence: Politicos urge govt. to deal strictly with Pak Sify, 2 weeks ago
'The Congress will never change its ideology, but to fight this new kind of propaganda politics, we have to prepare ourselves.' Veteran Congress leader C P Joshi, in charge of the north-eastern states, tells Amit Agnihotri the party is alert to the growing challenges in the region and will turn the tables on the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2019 national elections. You have accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh/BJP of playing divisive politics in the north-eastern region to gain ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Criticising various provisions in the proposed GST regime, Moily said it will be a "technological nightmare" and the anti-profiteering provisions in it are "far too draconian." India lost a whopping Rs 12 lakh crore due to years of delay in implementation of the GST due to the stiff opposition by the BJP when the UPA government was in power, the Opposition said on Wednesday. Initiating a discussion on the four GST bills in the Lok Sabha, Congress leader Veerappa Moily said what the NDA ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav, his wife Dimple Yadav and Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan are among the Samajwadi Partys star campaigners for the April 24 MCD polls. The SP announced this today, days after throwing its hat in the ring for the municipal ...Deccan Herald, 3 weeks ago
'Feeling claustrophobic and humiliated by the manner in which the Congress vice-president was treating him, he started toying with the idea of floating his own party.'In the recent five-state election, Punjab was the one bright spot for the Congress.As this fascinating excerpt from The People's Maharaja reveals, how shabbily Rahul Gandhi treated Amarinder Singh before the 2017 election! IMAGE: A photograph tweeted by Rahul Gandhi soon after he met Captain Amarinder Singh on March 14, 2017.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
As one makes their way to Ukhrul from Imphal, the last stretch is along the back-breaking National Highway 2, which is no more than dirt-path. The dilapidated road is the first of the signs of underdevelopment; and the signs are many. Ukhrul, along with ...DNA, 1 month ago
Faceless Ambedkarite groups from across the country are running BSP's election war rooms, writes Archis Mohan. Behind the massive public rallies and roadshows of key leaders, a world of war rooms of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance exists, which revels in outsmarting the other but also exchanges notes and even gives rivals a pat on the back for a job well done. Of late, the friendly enemies of the two war rooms have also discovered a common challenge -- a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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