TMC, others question 8-phase polls in Bengal; BJP welcomes EC decision

Many Opposition parties including the Trinamool Congress Friday questioned the need for a eight-phase election in West Bengal even as BJP leaders welcomed the Election Commission’s decision and said anti-social elements need to be controlled for peaceful polls. The EC announced that voting for five assembly elections will begin on March 27 and continue till … Read more

Seeking order in house, CM Yogi says ‘neta’ sounds like an insult now

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has rebuked members of the Opposition for “screaming and creating a ruckus in the assembly,” saying that the public did not take kindly to such behavior and it “was not a good sign for democracy“. Due to such behavior, the word ‘neta’ had attained negative connotation, he claimed. Replying … Read more

BJP to make Assam infiltration and flood free, says Home Minister Amit Shah

Home minister Amit Shah has said Congress can ‘never protect’ Assam as it had an alliance with the All India United Democratic Front of Badruddin Ajmal. Only BJP can make Assam ‘infiltration free’ and ‘flood free’, he said and predicted that BJP would secure a two-thirds majority in the assembly polls. Shah took part in … Read more

Rs 1.15 lakh cr transferred to 10.75cr farmers under PM-KISAN: Tomar on 2nd anniversary of scheme

The Centre on Wednesday said it has transferred over Rs 1.15 lakh crore directly to bank accounts of more than 10.75 crore farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme and asked states to ensure that all eligible beneficiaries are covered in this flagship programme. Addressing a function on the occasion of the second anniversary of the PM-KISAN, … Read more

Rahul Gandhi sounds poll bugle in Kerala, slams BJP, Left government

The Congress on Tuesday sounded the poll bugle in Kerala with the party organising a mammoth rally in which leader Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Kerala’s ruling LDF and BJP government at the Centre over various issues including the contentious farm laws and the rise in fuel prices. The Wayanad MP also asked … Read more

Chhattisgarh Assembly: BJP targets Congress government over law and order

The BJP on Tuesday targeted the Bhupesh Baghel government on the second day of Chhattisgarh Assembly’s budget session over what it claimed was the deteriorating law and order situation in the state. The charges made by the opposition party, which ruled the state for 15 years till it was unseated by the Congress in late … Read more

UP budget focuses on farmer welfare, women and Ayodhya

The Uttar Pradesh government laid special emphasis on schemes related to farmer welfare in a Rs 5.5 lakh crore budget presented on Monday, along with nutrition of women and children, and extended social security to landless farmers and unorganised sector workers whose plight was laid bare during the migrant crisis, in what the CM called … Read more

Omprakash Rajbhar waiting for Shivpal Yadav to join Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha

Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party chief Omprakash Rajbhar on Sunday said he is waiting for Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) president Shivpal Yadav to join Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha, led by him and comprising Asaduddin Owaisi‘s AIMIM. Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha is a front of like-minded parties led by former Uttar Pradesh minister Rajbhar. “I am waiting for the … Read more

Maharashtra ministers’ statements responsible for low vaccination turnout, says BJP

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra unit of BJP on Wednesday said ‘propaganda’ by state government ministers against Covid-19 vaccines was the reason behind the low turnout of front-line government and health personnel for the vaccination. BJP leader Ashish Shelar on Wednesday blamed the statements of ‘senior ministers’ in the Maha Vikas Aghadi government for the lack of … Read more

If BJP lets in TMC men, Mamata government will fall: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

New Delhi: Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders are making a beeline to join the BJP in West Bengal, said Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. While several high-profile leaders from the ruling party have already switched sides, many more are willing to do so, he said. “If BJP decides to open its gates for the TMC, the … Read more