12 Meghalaya MLAs punch Congress hard, join TMC

Twelve of the 17 Congress MLAs in the Meghalaya Assembly on Thursday joined the Trinamool Congress, dealing a body blow to the grand old party in the northeastern state, their leader and former chief minister Mukul Sangma said. He said the decision to shift allegiance to Mamata Banerjee’s party was taken after “exhaustive due diligence … Read more

West Bengal assembly to be adjourned after obituary reference to Subrata on Monday

An obituary reference would be made to Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee at the West Bengal assembly in the first half on November 8, following which the House will be adjourned for the day, an official said on Saturday. The Winter session of the assembly, which began on November 1, is currently underway. “There will be … Read more

Uttarakhand Transport Minister Yashpal Arya, his MLA son resign from BJP, join Congress

In a big jolt for the BJP ahead of the next year’s assembly polls, Uttarakhand Transport Minister Yashpal Arya quit the saffron party on Monday and joined the Congress along with his MLA son Sanjeev. Yashpal Arya and his son, along with their supporters, joined the Congress in the presence of senior party leaders Harish … Read more

Extortion case lodged against BJP MLA Dhulu Mahto

Police on Tuesday lodged an FIR against 13 persons including BJP MLA Dhulu Mahto in Barora police station for allegedly demanding extortion money from a construction company. Barora police station officer in-charge Neeraj Kumar said that on written complain of Modern Enterprises Company manager Reyaz Kureshi an FIR under IPC Sections 341/ 387/ 504/ 506 … Read more

Rajasthan: BSP-turned-Congress MLAs, independent legislators to hold meeting on Wednesday

Turncoat BSP MLAs who joined the ruling party and independent legislators who supported the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government during last year’s political crisis will hold a joint meeting on Wednesday amid lobbying for ministerial posts. The MLAs, who were elected as BSP candidates in the 2018 assembly elections and joined the Congress next year, are … Read more

Suvendu Adhikari seeks Mukul Roy’s disqualification from house

Leader of opposition in Bengal assembly Suvendu Adhikari on Friday submitted a letter to speaker Biman Banerjee, seeking disqualification of Mukul Roy from the house under the anti-defection law. Roy, who won this year’s assembly election from the Krishnanagar Uttar seat on a BJP ticket, joined the ruling Trinamool Congress last week. Previously in the … Read more

The young and the old clash in Mumbai Congress

Trouble is brewing within the Mumbai Congress with its young and old leaders blaming each other for not following the party protocols. The party MLA from Bandra East, Zeeshan Siddique, has written letters to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi complaining against Mumbai Congress president Ashok Jagtap’s style of functioning. In the letter to … Read more

Allegations of interfering in administration politically motivated: B S Yediyurappa’s son

Under repeated attacks from some party leaders for allegedly interfering in administration, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa’s son and state BJP vice-president B Y Vijayendra on Friday termed such allegations against him as politically motivated. He claimed no ministers had accused him of interference. “Yediyurappa because of his 30-40 years political struggle and due … Read more

WB bypolls: Mamata Banerjee likely to contest from Bhabanipur constituency, sitting MLA to vacate seat

West Bengal minister and veteran TMC leader Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay is all set to vacate the Bhabanipur assembly seat on Friday as party supremo Mamata Banerjee is likely to contest bypoll from the constituency, party sources said. Banerjee, who lost the recently concluded elections from Nandigram, needs to get re-elected to the assembly within six months … Read more