BJP once praised Sonu Sood, now considers him tax evader: Sena on I-T action against actor

The Shiv Sena on Friday slammed the BJP over the Income Tax Department’s action against actor Sonu Sood, saying that although the party earlier praised him for his work during the lockdown, it now considers him a “tax evader” after the Delhi and Punjab governments tried to join hands with him in his social work. … Read more

Brand new ministers take oath in Gujarat; none from team Rupani

The new Gujarat ministry of 24 ministers, including 10 of cabinet rank and 14 ministers of state, was sworn in at Gandhinagar on Thursday. Not a single minister from the previous Rupani regime has been included in the new ministry. While the swearing-in ceremony was delayed by a day due to resistance from some members … Read more

UP BJP to launch door to door campaign from September 26

In a massive voter outreach program ahead of next year’s Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, the BJP is launching door to door campaign from September 26 with the achievements of the BJP government. Before the start of the door to door campaign all the BJP MLAs will go to people with the list of development works … Read more

Congress will contest UP Assembly polls under Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s leadership: Salman Khurshid

Congress leader and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday said that the party will contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections under the leadership of party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Speaking to ANI, Khurshid said that Congress will not form an alliance with any political party for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. … Read more

Election-bound states focus of organisational Changes in BJP

Apart from changing chief ministers, BJP has also reshuffled its organisational structure in election-bound states. Over a month ago, Ratnakar (former joint general secretary in Bihar BJP) was appointed general secretary of the party’s Gujarat unit. He replaced Bhikhu Bhai Dalsania, the longest serving leader on the post. Dalsania was general secretary (organisation) from 2005 … Read more

Rahul Gandhi attacks govt over ‘job losses’

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Sunday attacked the government over the issue of employment, saying the difference between a week off and a working has ended under this dispensation as “there are no jobs”. Taking to Twitter, Gandhi tagged a media report on US auto major Ford deciding to stop vehicle manufacturing in India which quoted … Read more

Vijay Rupani quits as Gujarat chief minister

Vijay Rupani unexpectedly tendered his resignation as Gujarat chief minister on Saturday, a year before the next assembly election. The move carried echoes of his predecessor Anandiben Patel’s departure — she also quit ahead of the state polls. To be sure, there had been speculation for some time in state political circles over Rupani’s likely … Read more

Reshuffle in Centre and four states signals BJP’s intent to beat anti-incumbency, bring fresh faces

Over the past few months, change has been the only constant within the BJP government at the Centre as well as states. By reshuffling the Union cabinet and bringing in new leaders in states, it is trying to rope in fresh faces into the ruling dispensation. On Saturday, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani joined counterparts … Read more

Patidars may get big roles as BJP likely to rejig caste math

Who would succeed Vijay Rupani as Gujarat chief minister? Political pundits are struggling to answer that question, assigning a range of probabilities to several potential successors, after Rupani’s surprise exit Saturday 15 months ahead of the scheduled balloting to elect the next Gujarat assembly. Potential successors include Union ministers Parshottam Rupala and Mansukh Mandavia, administrator … Read more

Rahul Gandhi calls for restoration of J&K statehood

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday called for restoration of statehood in Jammu and Kashmir and accused the BJP-led central government of attacking and damaging the composite culture, harmony and brotherhood of the region. “Statehood should be restored in J&K,” Gandhi told party workers at a rally to conclude a two-day visit to Jammu. He, … Read more