Lok Sabha polls

In Heavy Duty Visit To Assam, PM Narendra Modi Targets Congress Stronghold

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrives in Assam on a day-long trip, has a series of engagements. After landing in Dibrugarh, hometown of the party’s chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal, the Prime Minister will inaugurate a petrochemical project built at a cost of Rs.9,250 crore. He will address a rally in the tea garden belt in Moran, about 40 kilometres from Dibrugarh. Prime Minister Modi will also deliver an address

Evaluate government's work with open mind: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India’s march towards a bright future has not occurred suddenly and there is a need to look at the government’s work of about last two years with an open mind. Addressing the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here, Modi said there was an acceptance that India was moving at the fastest pace among bigger economies and also an assumption that India is moving towards

Aam Aadmi Party not in race for 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal on Monday claimed that the party is not in the race for 2019 elections and asked its members to not run after polls even as he indicated that the party could get a Delhi-like opportunity in Punjab. “We are not here for power politics. People ask if AAP is in race for 2019? We are not in any race. Delhi’s

Rahul Gandhi should take charge as Congress president soon: Sachin Pilot

Rahul Gandhi should take over as Congress president soon, says Rajasthan┬áCongress chief Sachin Pilot who also wants Sonia Gandhi to remain the parliamentary party head to guide the organisation. Pilot feels that the Congress vice president has been able to energise the party after the rout in the Lok Sabha elections and has been leading it from the front by taking on the ruling BJP inside and outside Parliament. “Rahul

Smriti Irani degree case: Delhi court likely to pronounce verdict today

A Delhi court may on Wednesday pronounce its verdict on a complaint lodged by freelance writer Ahmer Khan against Union HRD minister Smriti Irani for allegedly misleading the Election Commission by giving ‘false’ information about her educational qualification. Khan had alleged that Irani in her three affidavits before the EC while filing nominations for her candidature for Lok Sabha as well as Rajya Sabha polls had purportedly given different details

Fuel price hike: Digvijaya Singh taunts govt, says achhe din aa gaye

Taking a jibe at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over its tall promises of bringing ‘ache din’ during the campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Friday taunted the Centre over the hike in fuel prices and wondered whether Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would reduce the Central Excise Duty to absorb the international price hike. “Petrol and Diesel prices hiked. Would Arun Jaitley reduce the

Rahul Gandhi meets farmers' delegation, discusses Land Bill

Rahul Gandhi, who returned from a 56-day sabbatical two days back, on Saturday interacted with a delegation of farmers from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab and discussed changes being brought in UPA’s land law by the Narendra Modi government. Rahul, accompanied by Rajasthan PCC Chief Sachin Pilot at his residence, assured the farmers his party’s full support. The Sunday rally is being seen as some sort of a relaunch

Congress protests over black money outside BJP's National Executive meet venue

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) National Executive is holding a two-day meet here beginning Friday. Here are the live updates: You can imagine what could be the agenda for poor of the nation of people who hold their National Executive in a five-star hotel, says Congress BK Hariprasad Bengaluru police have detained several Congress workers who were holding protest outside the venue of BJP’s National Executive meet Congress workers protesting

Nitish Kumar wins trust vote in Bihar Assembly

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday won trust vote in Bihar Assembly with 140 votes in his favour. Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) walked out of the Bihar assembly during the confidence vote of Nitish Kumar, accusing him of insulting Mahadalit leader Jitan Ram Manjhi by removing him from the chief minister’s post. Apparently convinced that the Janata Dal-United government led by Nitish Kumar has adequate support to

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to prove majority on March 11

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will prove his majority on March 11 in the state assembly, 17 days after he took oath of office, a JD-U leader said on Tuesday. The Janata Dal (United) (JD-U) legislature party meeting will be held on March 10 at the official residence of Nitish Kumar, said the leader. While nearly a dozen rebel party MLAs will back former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, Nitish

Funding row: Arvind Kejriwal dares government to arrest him

In a reply to BJP’s mounting attack on AAP’s dubious donations drive, Arvind Kejriwal, on Tuesday, dared the government to “arrest” him and said the party was ready to face the investigation. “The government is in your hands. All the police and investigating agencies are with you. The CBI, Enforcement Directorate, IB and I-T department are with you. If you have the courage why don’t you arrest me,” PTI quoted

Delhi polls: Arvind Kejriwal alleges large-scale EVMs tampering

Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday accused alleged large scale tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in Delhi Cantonment area. The AAP convenor alleged that during inspection of EVMs in Delhi Cantonment area on Tuesday four machines were found to having discrepancies. Kejriwal said that whichever button was pressed only the light against BJP lit up. Voicing apprehension about discrepancies in EVMs, the AAP last week approached the