BJP to get more Rajya Sabha seats from UP

The BJP is set to increase its members in Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh, while the BSP and the Congress would be the major losers in the upcoming election to 11 seats of the upper house from the state. Uttar Pradesh sends 31 members to Rajya Sabha. Among the 11 retiring MPs from the state, … Read more

Bihar politicos grow weary of Tej Pratap’s tantrums

The political fraternity in Bihar, cutting across party lines, on Tuesday seemed unimpressed with the latest rhetoric of Lalu Prasad‘s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav, who has announced on Twitter that he will tender his “resignation”. Tej Pratap’s younger brother Tejashwi, who is running the party in their father’s absence, reacted with uncharacteristic exasperation when … Read more

VIEW: A resurgent SP, joblessness, development will be new challenges for Yogi 2.0

Yogi Adityanath has begun his second consecutive term as chief minister amid hopes for BJP which has declared that the recent Uttar Pradesh Assembly results have paved the way for a hat-trick in the Lok Sabha polls in 2024. However, there are clear signs that there is no room for complacency as the new government … Read more

Assembly polls 2022: 2,271 FIRs for Covid-19, poll code violations

Around 2,270 first information reports (FIRs) were registered across Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Manipur, Goa and Uttarakhand this election season for violation of the model code of conduct and Covid-19 guidelines. The highest number of FIRs were predictably filed in UP, which wrapped up its sevenphase polling on Monday. Of the 1,700 FIRs filed in UP, … Read more

Will end drug menace, ensure security, development: PM Narendra Modi

In his first visit to Punjab since the January 5 security lapse controversy in Ferozpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the people at an election rally here that if NDA is voted to power it will end the drug menace affecting the youth and ensure security of the border state. He slammed Congress, especially the … Read more

A dormant Congress is fuelling new opposition ambitions

For the opposition parties, 2021 presented a mixed basket in their fight against the dominance of the Modi-led BJP and NDA. But, for the main opposition party, the Congress, it was just an extended phase for grappling with its existential crises. Yet, 2021 also witnessed efforts from within the opposition to challenge the Congress‘ claim … Read more

Probe would be conducted to check if Amarinder’s Pak friend has links with ISI: Punjab Deputy CM

Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has said a probe would be carried out to ascertain whether Aroosa Alam, a Pakistani journalist who has been visiting former chief minister Amarinder Singh for several years, has links with the ISI. Singh hit back at the Congress leader, saying Randhawa is now resorting to personal attacks. … Read more

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale invites YSRC chief Jagan Mohan Reddy to join NDA

Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Sunday invited the YSR Congress to join the National Democratic Alliance at the Centre.”We want to expand the NDA. I appeal to Jagan Mohan Reddy, president of YSRC, to come and join the NDA. If he joins the NDA, he will be assured … Read more

Party that gets 120-130 Lok Sabha seats will lead opposition front: Salman Khurshid

The Congress is still in the “best position” to clinch 120-130 seats in the next Lok Sabha elections and assume the leadership role in a prospective anti-BJP opposition alliance, Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid has said, and rejected suggestions that the party was facing a “leadership crisis”. The Congress Working Committee (CWC) member also reminded … Read more