Politics

Not joining BJP, clarifies Sachin Pilot

Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who was unceremoniously sacked from his positions as the state chief of the party and the deputy chief minister, on Wednesday clarified that he is not going to join BJP. The disgruntled leader said he had worked hard to strengthen the Congress party in Rajasthan and to defeat the BJP. “I...

Sachin Pilot, 18 MLAs move Rajasthan HC against Speaker’s disqualification notice

Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and his 18 supporter MLAs have moved Rajasthan High Court against Speaker CP Joshi’s disqualification notice. Advocates Harish Salve and Mukul Rohatgi will represent them in the court. The hearing is likely to take place at 3 pm. The Rajasthan Assembly Speaker had sent disqualification notices to Pilot...

Minutes after being sacked, Pilot says “truth can’t be defeated”

Minutes after the Congress Tuesday sacked Sachin Pilot as Rajasthan’s deputy chief minister and party’s state unit chief, the rebel party leader in a tweet said, “Truth can be harassed, not defeated”. Cracking the whip on the rebel party leader, the party also removed his loyalists Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena from the state cabinet....

NDA will get two-third majority under CM Nitish Kumar in Assembly polls: Amit Shah

Blowing the poll bugle for Bihar Assembly elections, Union home minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah on Sunday addressed a virtual rally of the party workers from the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Listing the achievements of the Narendra Modi government and attacking the opposition for “doing politics” over the COVID-19 crisis, Shah said...

Strong action will be taken against pvt hospitals turning away COVID-19 patients: Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday warned of strong action against private hospitals who were turning away COVID-19 patients and were demanding huge sums of money from them to get them admitted. Kejriwal warned against indulging in “black-marketing of beds” and said that there was no no dearth of hospital beds in the national capital...

BJP removes Manoj Tiwari as party’s Delhi chief

The BJP has removed actor-politician Manoj Tiwari as chief of the party in Delhi. Former North Delhi Municipal Corporation mayor Adesh Kumar Gupta will take over as the party’s new Delhi chief. Tiwari, who was appointed Delhi BJP president in 2016, was said to be on borrowed time since the party’s disastrous performance in the...

Smriti Irani gives details of her Amethi visits after her ‘missing’ posters appear

Union minister Smriti Irani has criticised the Congress for questioning her ‘absence’ from her constituency Amethi. Unsigned posters of ‘missing’ Smriti Irani had appeared in Amethi on Monday and Congress MLC Deepak Singh questioned her absence from his Twitter handle. “When Corona struck Amethi, your (Congress) leaders violated lockdown rules. Do...

Migrant issue: Cong prez Sonia Gandhi to meet Opposition parties on May 22

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has called for a meeting of all opposition parties on May 22 to discuss the plight of migrant workers. The pandemic and the resultant lockdown has led to migrants travelling across the length and breadth of the country, many times on foot, to reach their homes. The Centre has come under...

1,000 buses for migrants: Priyanka Gandhi’s secy booked by UP govt

The UP government has filed a case against Priyanka Gandhi’s secretary Sandeep Singh and Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) chief Ajay Kumar Lallu on the issue of providing buses for stranded migrants. The two have been booked for obstructing work of police and public servants. Media reports quoted the police officials as saying that the...

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray takes oath as MLC

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has taken oath as a member of the Legislative Council on Monday after he was elected unopposed to the legislature. Thackeray was chosen as the chief minister of Maharashtra in November but he was not a member of either Houses in the state legislature. Thackeray took the oath of office...

Rs20 lakh crore package: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi bats for direct cash transfer, urges a rethink on stimulus

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the government must reconsider the Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package. Gandhi said the focus should be on direct cash transfers to people as migrants workers, who are walking home with an empty stomach, farmers and such don’t need loans but money. “Today our poor people...