Union Home Minister Amit Shah to visit 7 states in next 3 weeks

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will travel to seven states in the next three weeks as part of a mega cross-country tour, during which he will attend public, political and official events, officials said on Thursday. Shah, who is currently in West Bengal for a two-day visit, will be travelling to Assam, Telangana, Kerala, Uttarakhand, … Read more

Ritu Khanduri | Uttarakhand Speaker: Ritu Khanduri becomes first woman speaker of Uttarakhand Assembly

BJP MLA Ritu Khanduri, the daughter of former chief minister B C Khanduri, was elected unopposed as the first woman speaker of the Uttarakhand Assembly on Saturday. The announcement about her election was made by pro-tem speaker Banshidhar Bhagat. Her election to the post was a foregone conclusion as the main opposition Congress chose to … Read more

Pushkar Singh Dhami sworn in as Uttarakhand CM for second term

Pushkar Singh Dhami on Wednesday was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for a second term. Governor Gurmit Singh administered the oath of office at a function at Parade Ground in Dehradun to Dhami. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief J.P. Nadda, union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, chief minister Yogi … Read more

Poll debacle: Sonia appoints leaders to assess situation in 5 states, suggest organisational changes

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday engaged five senior leaders to assess the post-poll situation in five states and suggest organisational changes following its electoral debacle, a day after the state unit chiefs were asked to resign. Rajya Sabha MP Rajani Patil has been asked to assess the situation in Goa, Jairam Ramesh in Manipur … Read more

After Congress’ poll debacle, Sonia Gandhi asks PCC chiefs of 5 states to resign

After the party’s drubbing in the just-concluded Assembly polls, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has asked the party’s state unit chiefs in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur to resign. The development comes two days after the Congress Working Committee (CWC) discussed threadbare the reasons for the party’s debacle in these Assembly polls. The Congress … Read more

CWC meet: No change in Congress leadership, unanimous reaffirmation of faith in Sonia Gandhi

Days after its election debacle in five states, the Congress’ top decision-making body on Sunday brainstormed over the way forward “and “unanimously reaffirmed” faith in the leadership of party President Sonia Gandhi. Amid calls for large-scale reforms to revive the party’s dwindling electoral fortunes, AICC general secretary KC Venugopal said after the over four-hour meeting … Read more

BJP beats trend in Uttarakhand, returns to power; but CM Pushkar Singh Dhami loses

Dehradun: In a first for Uttarakhand, the ruling party has been voted back to power with the BJP winning 48 seats in the 70-member assembly. The margin of victory reflects that the Modi factor has worked and so have issues like nationalism and development. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had held three public meetings during the … Read more

PM Narendra Modi thanks women, youth for BJP’s win in four states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Thursday that the trust in BJP due to its effective delivery on promises made to the people and transparent governance had helped the party retain power in four states. He said women and the youth had rallied behind BJP and the former were the driving force behind the party’s … Read more

Assembly poll results put BJP on firm wicket for Presidential elections

The BJP’s victory in the assembly polls on Thursday has put the party on a stronger wicket for the election for the post of President expected later this year. The big victory for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh has given Prime Minister Narendra Modi a free hand to decide on the successor to President Ram … Read more