Amarinder Singh a patriot, open to alliance with those who put national interest first: BJP

The BJP on Wednesday reciprocated warmly to former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh‘s suggestion for an alliance with the party in the upcoming state assembly polls, lauding him as a patriot and asserting that it is open to joining hands with those who put national interest first. BJP general secretary and party in-charge of Punjab … Read more

Never-ending term for Cong’s Interim President: Gandhi loyalists float ‘party polls after assembly polls’ idea

Sections close to the Congress leadership have floated the idea that the ‘apt time’ for holding the much-delayed Congress organisational elections would be after the February-March assembly elections in UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, and Sonia Gandhi would continue as interim president till then. The move comes ahead of Congress Working Committee’s Saturday meeting, … Read more

With joining of several leaders, TMC strengthens base in Tripura

With the joining of several leaders West Bengal based Trinamool Congress (TMC) has strengthened its base in Tripura. The party has started preparation for 2023 assembly polls. TMC has constituted a state committee and an announcement will be made by party’s national General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee on Monday next during his visit to the state. … Read more

Election Commission meets CEOs of 5 states due for polls early next year, reviews preparations

Stepping up its preparations for the assembly polls in five states due early next year, the Election Commission Wednesday reviewed advance planning with the chief electoral officers of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. While the terms of the legislative assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab and Uttarakhand are scheduled to end on different dates … Read more

PM’s meeting with J-K leaders ‘positive’ step; Centre must restore statehood before assembly polls: Karan Singh

Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with top political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir as a “very positive step”, veteran Congress leader and former J&K governor Karan Singh on Friday said statehood must be restored before holding assembly polls there and asserted that such a move would go a long way in helping to “heal … Read more

Congress MLAs keep debate over next CM alive in Karnataka

The statement war in the Karnataka unit of the Congress over who should become the next CM if the Congress came to power continued on Wednesday too leaving the party state unit president DK Shivakumar upset, while ex-CM Siddaramaiah maintained silence. The legislature party leader (Siddaramaiah) will deal with MLAs issuing statements, Shivakumar said, expressing … Read more

SC refuses to entertain plea for probe into alleged attack on Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram

The Supreme Court Friday refused to entertain a plea seeking direction for investigation by an independent probe agency like the CBI into the March 10 incident where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had sustained leg injury after an alleged attack on her in Nandigram. “You go to the Calcutta High Court,” a bench headed … Read more

TMC manifesto matters, because Mamata Banerjee’s has proved credibility: Derek O’ Brien

Trinamool Congress’ poll manifesto is a development-centric promise that matters because West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has the credibility to deliver promises, TMC MP Derek O’ Brien has said. “We challenge them to debate with any of our ministers on the health, education sector, social sectors. When a promise is being made, it matters who … Read more

In poll-bound Kerala, wages remained unchanged at 291; changes to be effective from Apr 1

The Centre has effected an average 3.5% hike in daily wage rate for unskilled work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. Though on the lower side compared to recent years, officials pointed to the fact that 11% hike, among the biggest, was effected last year owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and the … Read more