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What Pak couldn't do in 70yrs, PM Modi, Shah did in 5yrs: Delhi CM
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
During his speech at opposition rally in Kolkata, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said, "What Pakistan could not achieve in 70 years since India's independence, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have achieved in five years." "They have turned Hindus against Muslims, Muslims against Christians. If they return to power, the country will disintegrate," he asserted, urging people to vote out BJP.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:08 pm on 19 Jan
Yeh public hai, sab janti hai: Smriti on Chidambaram's Rafale charges
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 18 Jan 2019,Friday
After Congress MP P Chidambaram alleged that the government is paying ₹186 crore more per Rafale jet, Union Minister Smriti Irani said, "Those who use [Rafale issue] for their own political ends, yeh public hai sab janti hai." "Supreme Court has issued its statement, Defence Minister has spoken on it (Rafale), the CAG has access to all files," she added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:35 pm on 18 Jan
PDP expels Altaf Bukhari for anti-party activities
short by Shashank Verma / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday expelled party leader Altaf Bukhari alleging he was involved in anti-party activities. PDP added Bukhari "inspired and led dissent in the party at its most crucial stage", which resulted in "serious damage to our efforts at implementing the agenda of alliance of our coalition government". PDP accused him of pursuing his "personal political ambition".
short by Shashank Verma / 05:29 pm on 20 Jan
Madhya Pradesh BJP leader Manoj Thackeray found dead
short by Shashank Verma / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
Madhya Pradesh BJP leader Manoj Thackeray on Sunday was found dead in a field in Barwani district of the state. A blood-stained rock has been found from the crime site and speculation is that he was killed with that rock, police said. This comes after MP BJP leader Prahlad Bandhwar was shot dead on January 17 in Mandsaur.
short by Shashank Verma / 04:28 pm on 20 Jan
My actions against corruption infuriated some: PM on Opp'n rally
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
Taking a dig at United India Rally in Kolkata, which was attended by over 20 opposition parties, PM Narendra Modi said, "My actions against corruption have infuriated some people." "It's natural for them to get angry as I've prevented them from looting public money...Those who crushed democracy in their own state are now preaching about saving democracy," he added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:01 pm on 19 Jan
If not for Balasaheb, even Hindus would've had to offer namaz: Sena
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 18 Jan 2019,Friday
Explaining the importance of memorials for Chhatrapati Shivaji and Bal Thackeray, Shiv Sena said, "Had Shivaji not been there, Pakistan's boundaries would have come to your doorstep and had Balasaheb not been there, even Hindus would have had to offer namaz." This comes after construction of ₹3,600-crore Shivaji memorial in Arabian Sea was challenged in the Supreme Court.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:20 pm on 18 Jan
PM manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor of lies: Tejashwi
short by Shashank Verma / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he is a "manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor of lies". Addressing opposition parties' rally in West Bengal, he added PM Modi will lose his sleep after seeing this rally. He further said PM Modi speaks one lie and gives 10 more lies free with it.
short by Shashank Verma / 04:53 pm on 20 Jan
PM Modi will be another MP after 6 months: Prakash Raj
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 18 Jan 2019,Friday
Actor Prakash Raj, who recently announced his entry into politics, has said, "After six months PM Narendra Modi will be another MP. We did like him when he was elected... But what happened to the jobs he promised?" Raj added, "BJP say they're going to be here for 50 years. Who are they? The citizens of this country will decide."
short by Gaurav Shroff / 11:27 pm on 18 Jan
Days after BJP, Congress moves its Karnataka MLAs to a resort
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 18 Jan 2019,Friday
Days after Karnataka BJP flew over 100 MLAs to a Gurugram resort amid poaching allegations, Congress also took its state MLAs to a resort allegedly after three MLAs skipped its party meet without prior notice. "We're not going to leave (the party), we're working together well...it would be a one-day stay probably, a show of strength," MLA Sowmya Reddy said.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:29 pm on 18 Jan
42/42 seats in West Bengal: CM Mamata's cutout at Opposition rally
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
A cutout of TMC chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, which is said to be inspired by Goddess Durga, has been erected in Kolkata for the Opposition rally. The cutout has 42/42 written on it, predicting win in all the West Bengal seats in General elections. "23-24 parties have taken part in this rally," she said at the rally.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 05:42 pm on 19 Jan
AAP will contest all Punjab seats in 2019 LS polls: Arvind Kejriwal
short by Ankush Verma / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
Stating that the people of Punjab are unhappy and disillusioned with the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Congress, AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal said that party will contest all Lok Sabha seats in Punjab in the upcoming elections. "We will announce the names of our candidates in 10-12 days and will win maximum seats," the Delhi Chief Minister added.
short by Ankush Verma / 02:18 pm on 20 Jan
If you want to become SDM, make BJP win: MP collector to her deputy
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
A WhatsApp chat purportedly between a Madhya Pradesh district collector and her deputy, in which the former asked the latter to ensure BJP's victory in an assembly seat, has gone viral. "I want Congress [swept out] completely. If you want to become SDM, then make the BJP win," the messages read. Both the women have called the chat "fake".
short by Ankush Verma / 04:01 pm on 19 Jan
Farmers dying but PM is feeding Anil Ambani: Cong at Opp'n rally
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
Attacking Narendra Modi-led government at the Opposition rally in Kolkata on Saturday, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said, "Farmers are dying but PM Modi is feeding people like Anil Ambani. Unemployment is rising under Modi's rule." "Until we're one, we will not be able to fight this government. I appeal to all leaders to unite to save our democracy," he added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:34 pm on 19 Jan
Rajesh Kalia, who was once a ragpicker, becomes Chandigarh Mayor
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
BJP's Rajesh Kalia, who has been elected as the Mayor of Chandigarh, used to pick rags at the dumping ground of Dadu Majra with his father before joining politics. The 46-year-old has studied till Class 12, joined RSS in 1984 and helped BJP in 1996 Municipal Corporation Chandigarh elections. He contested his first MC polls in 2011 from Dadu Majra.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:03 pm on 19 Jan
Mayawati a blot on womankind, neither man nor woman: BJP MLA
short by Shweta Singh / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
BJP MLA Sadhana Singh on Sunday said that BSP chief Mayawati is "a blot on womankind" and is "neither man nor woman". "Mayawati has no self-respect...she was disrobed earlier...but still sold her dignity for the sake of power," she added. Singh's statement was in reference to the 1995 Lucknow guest house incident when Mayawati was allegedly assaulted by SP workers.
short by Shweta Singh / 06:27 pm on 20 Jan
PM Modi is publicity PM, we want a performing one: Andhra CM
short by Shweta Singh / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
Speaking at the opposition rally in Kolkata, Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu called PM Narendra Modi a "publicity PM" and said India needs a performing PM. "GST is a fraud...economic growth is stagnant. The government is interfering in the federal set up," Naidu added. "BJP wants to divide India, we want to unite it," he further said.
short by Shweta Singh / 07:07 pm on 19 Jan
Felt like cutting his hand: Lalu's daughter on leader joining BJP
short by Shweta Singh / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
RJD leader Misa Bharti, daughter of ex-Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav, said she "felt like chopping off" the hands of Union Minister and former RJD leader Ram Kripal Yadav when he joined BJP. "We had huge respect for him. However, we stopped respecting him when he...joined hands with Sushil Kumar Modi," Bharti added. Ram Kripal Yadav quit RJD in 2014.
short by Shweta Singh / 11:32 pm on 19 Jan
Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS after 4-day treatment
short by Shweta Singh / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
BJP President Amit Shah, who was being treated for swine flu, was discharged from AIIMS hospital on Sunday. Following the discharge, Shah tweeted, "By the grace of God, I have recovered completely and I am back home. I am grateful to each one of you for praying for my recovery." Shah was admitted to AIIMS on Wednesday.
short by Shweta Singh / 06:12 pm on 20 Jan
Opposition rally show of unity and hope: Rahul to Mamata
short by Shweta Singh / on 18 Jan 2019,Friday
Congress President Rahul Gandhi has written a letter to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, showing his support for her 'United India Rally' that will take place in Kolkata on Saturday. "I extend my support...on this show of unity and hope...we send a powerful message of a united India", the letter read. As per reports, Rahul won't be attending the rally.
short by Shweta Singh / 10:39 pm on 18 Jan
PM Modi afraid of few people, Mamata among them: MK Stalin
short by Shweta Singh / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
Speaking at 'United India Rally', DMK President MK Stalin said PM Narendra Modi is afraid of a few people and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is among them. Calling Banerjee "iron lady", Stalin added, "PM Modi and (BJP President) Amit Shah fear to enter Kolkata because of Mamata." "If Modi wins, India will go back by 50 years," he stated.
short by Shweta Singh / 05:43 pm on 19 Jan
BJP approached our MLAs with ₹50-70 crore: Siddaramaiah
short by Shweta Singh / on 18 Jan 2019,Friday
Congress leader Siddaramaiah has alleged that BJP had approached Congress MLAs from Karnataka with "offers of ₹50-70 crore". This comes after three Congress MLAs didn't turn up at the Congress Legislature Party meeting held on Friday. "PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah...are involved in this process of destabilising our government...How come a 'chowkidar' has so much money?" Siddaramaiah said.
short by Shweta Singh / 10:38 pm on 18 Jan
Pro-tem speaker from AIMIM: BJP MLA on refusing to take oath
short by Shweta Singh / on 18 Jan 2019,Friday
Refusing to take oath as a legislator, BJP MLA from Telangana, Raja Singh said he had done so as the pro-tem Speaker, Mumtaz Ahmed Khan, is from AIMIM party. "[AIMIM] is an anti-national party. I'll take oath once official speaker is announced," he added. Khan was appointed as Speaker to preside over the first day of the newly-elected Telangana Assembly.
short by Shweta Singh / 10:28 pm on 18 Jan
All I hear is bachao, bachao: PM Modi on Opposition rally
short by Shweta Singh / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
Targeting the Opposition rally in Kolkata, PM Narendra Modi on Saturday said the entire opposition had gathered in West Bengal and was shouting "bachao, bachao". "Leaders from across the country are assembled in Kolkata...because my actions against corruption have infuriated some people," he added. "Consequently, they have formed the mahagathbandhan," he further said.
short by Shweta Singh / 08:49 pm on 19 Jan
BJP's only MLA in T'gana Raja Singh takes oath in Assembly
short by Shweta Singh / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
T Raja Singh, the only BJP MLA in Telangana Assembly, on Saturday took oath in presence of elected Speaker from TRS, Pocharam Srinivas Reddy. Earlier, Singh had refused to take oath in front of pro-tem Speaker Mumtaz Ahmed Khan as he belongs to AIMIM party. "I'm against their (AIMIM) thinking...they stay in India and speak against it," Singh had said.
short by Shweta Singh / 07:50 pm on 19 Jan
BJP allied with CBI but we tied up with the people: Akhilesh
short by Shweta Singh / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
Speaking at the United India Rally in Kolkata, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav alleged that with the elections coming closer, BJP is forging alliances with agencies like CBI and ED. "However, we have tied up with the people of this country," he added. Akhilesh further accused BJP of letting down people and disturbing the communal harmony of the nation.
short by Shweta Singh / 05:02 pm on 19 Jan
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