Bommai to likely to discuss cabinet expansion or rejig with Amit Shah on May 3

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai who is under pressure to expand or rejig his cabinet at the earliest, ahead of the Assembly polls next year, on Friday said he would try to discuss in this regard with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is scheduled to visit the city on May 3. The Chief Minister … Read more

UP governor administers oath of pro-tem speaker to BJP MLA Ramapati Shastri

Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel administered the oath of pro-tem speaker to senior BJP leader Ramapati Shastri at the Raj Bhawan here on Saturday. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was among those present on the occasion, sources in the Raj Bhawan said. Shastri, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Mankapur in Gonda district, will now … Read more

PM Modi to interact with BJP workers from Varanasi on Jan 18

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with BJP members from Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi on January 18, the party said on Saturday. This will be Modi’s first political programme involving party workers after the Election Commission announced the schedule for the elections to five state assemblies, including Uttar Pradesh. Sources said it is likely to be … Read more

Not keen on Minister’s post, says Udhayanidhi Stalin

Secretary of DMK Youth Wing Udhayanidhi Stalin on Sunday said he was not interested in the post of either minister or deputy minister in the Tamil Nadu Cabinet. Responding to suggestions and demands made in this regard by a few senior party leaders over a period of time, Udhayanidhi, speaking at a function got up … Read more

No alliance with TMC for Goa polls: Aam Aadmi Party

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said it will not have an alliance with the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the forthcoming Goa Assembly elections. The AAP is determined to provide a fresh alternative to Goa with good candidates and form an honest and corruption- free government, the party’s Goa desk in-charge Atishi … Read more

Channi meets Rahul after Amarinder’s announcement on floating his own political party

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi met former Congress president Rahul Gandhi here on Thursday and the two leaders are learnt to have discussed the political situation in the state and the party’s prospects in next year’s Assembly polls. Channi is also learnt to have apprised Gandhi of the pro-people measures taken by his government … Read more

Madhya Pradesh: Congress MLA Sachin Birla joins BJP ahead of Khandwa Lok Sabha bypoll

Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA Sachin Birla on Sunday joined the ruling BJP in the presence of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at an election rally for Khandwa Lok Sabha bypoll. Birla had won the Assembly election on a Congress ticket from Badwah seat in Khargone district in 2018. Badwah Assembly seat represented by Birla falls … Read more

Gujarat High Court issues notice to state govt over new anti-conversion law

The Gujarat High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the state government while hearing a petition challenging the provisions of a new law which penalises forcible or fraudulent religious conversion through marriage. A division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Biren Vaishnav, which heard the plea, issued the notice to the state … Read more

AAP will not forge alliance with any party for Punjab Assembly polls next year: Raghav Chadha

The Aam Aadmi Party will not forge alliance with any political party for the 2022 Punjab Assembly polls, said the party’s senior leader Raghav Chadha in Chandigarh on Monday. Chadha, who is AAP‘s Punjab co-incharge, said his party will contest all the 117 Assembly seats on its own. “AAP will fight the 2022 elections on … Read more