Infighting in BJP Rajasthan unit worries central brass

The fissures within the BJP Rajasthan unit have been a matter of concern for the party’s central leadership for the past several months and undercurrents of the issue were at play during the recent national office-bearers’ meeting held in the state last week. BJP opted to hold its office-bearers’ meeting in Rajasthan instead of Gujarat … Read more

Bommai to likely to discuss cabinet expansion or rejig with Amit Shah on May 3

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai who is under pressure to expand or rejig his cabinet at the earliest, ahead of the Assembly polls next year, on Friday said he would try to discuss in this regard with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is scheduled to visit the city on May 3. The Chief Minister … Read more

BJP, Congress trade charges over temple demolition in Alwar’s Rajgarh

The BJP and Congress on Friday traded charges over the demolition of two temples during an anti-encroachment drive in Alwar district’s Rajgarh town this week. Rajgarh is a BJP-run municipality in Congress-ruled Rajasthan. While Rajasthan BJP president Satish Poonia accused the Congress of being behind the demolition, state Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra asserted that … Read more

Mamata names Shatrughan Sinha and Babul Supriyo as TMC candidates for bypolls

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday named Shatrughan Sinha as TMC‘s candidate for bypoll to Asansol parliamentary seat, and Babul Supiyo as nominee for Ballygunge assembly byelection. “Happy to announce on behalf of the All India Trinamool Congress that Sri Shatrughan Sinha, former Union Minister and famed actor, will be our candidate in … Read more

AAP takes out marches in Delhi alleging ‘illegal’ transfer of BJP-ruled NDMC land to NGO

The Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday took out protest marches at various locations in Delhi against the alleged transfer of a civic body’s land worth Rs 50 crore for free to an NGO with which a BJP councillor’s husband is associated. The party took out foot marches in all the wards of the three municipal … Read more

Joy Prakash Majumdar slams BJP central leadership for party’s poor performance in state polls

In a major dishevel inside the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and fresh jolt to the saffron party, two suspended BJP leaders, including former BJP state-Vice-President and spokesperson Joy Prakash Majumdar, came down heavily against the BJP central leadership and pointed at them for poor assembly election performance of the saffron party in Bengal. Majumdar claimed … 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

Rajib Banerjee, other TMC leaders may join BJP today in Delhi

Former West Bengal minister Rajib Banerjee, who recently quit the TMC, will on Saturday fly with a few other disgruntled MLAs and leaders to New Delhi where they may join the BJP, sources in the saffron party said. Banerjee and MLAs Prabir Ghosal and Baishali Dalmiya, who was recently expelled from the TMC, and former … Read more