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

BJP MP Rudy flies DMK’s Dayanidhi Maran in a “flight to remember”

So, how does it feel when a fellow Parliamentarian doubles up as your commercial aircraft pilot? Ask Dayanidhi Maran. “A flight to remember indeed,” Maran said, after he travelled in a private aircraft from Delhi, piloted by none other than Rajiv Pratap Rudy, MP, with the face mask initally hiding his identity, before the Captain … Read more

RJD leader meets Chirag Paswan, says anti-BJP alliance needed

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Shyam Rajak has met Lok Janshakti Party‘s Chirag Paswan and called for a united alliance against the BJP-led NDA in Bihar as the Dalit leader looks for his political options after being snubbed by the saffron party. Paswan has also spoken to RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, Rajak told. Rajak, once a … Read more

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal says no alliance with BJP for Punjab assembly polls, slams Congress, AAP

With Punjab slated to go to the polls early next year, Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal has said that his party is open for pre-poll alliance with parties other than Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party. Badal, whose party was part of ruling NDA at the Centre before pulling out over … Read more

Out of jail, Lalu Prasad holds first ‘virtual’ interaction with party workers

Rashtriya Janata Dal founding president Lalu Prasad, who is out on bail after spending more than three years behind bars, on Sunday held a much-awaited “virtual interaction” with workers of his party back home in Bihar. Prasad, who recently walked out of a jail in Ranchi after the Jharkhand High Court granted him bails in … Read more

Himanta Biswa Sarma wins for fifth time, sidesteps query on chief ministership

After winning a fifth consecutive term in Assembly polls, BJP leader and senior Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said that he did not want to talk about who would become the next chief minister of the state as the decision will be made by the party’s central parliamentary board. The BJP had projected … Read more

Congress claims it will win in Assam despite trends favouring BJP

Despite trends till Sunday afternoon showing a comeback for the BJP in Assam, the Congress claimed that the Grand Alliance of the opposition parties will emerge victorious and form the government once the final results are out. All India Congress Committee National General Secretary Jitendra Singh said the trends so far will be reversed in … Read more