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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said the leaders who have left Shiv Sena should 'ask for votes in their own father's name' and shouldn't use his father Balasaheb Thackeray's name. This came after rebel leader Eknath Shinde-led faction named themselves 'Shiv Sena Balasaheb'. Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said legal action will be taken over the rebel faction's name.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 05:38 pm on 25 Jun
BJP leader Ghanshyam Lodhi has won the Rampur Lok Sabha byelection after defeating SP candidate Asim Raza, BJP leaders have claimed. Lodhi, a former SP MLC, had joined the BJP ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election. The seat fell vacant after its sitting MP Azam Khan resigned and successfully contested the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 02:40 pm on 26 Jun
Maharashtra Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant has reportedly joined the Eknath Shinde faction at Guwahati in Assam. As per reports, the minister from Shiv Sena is said to be not reachable. Samant is the eighth state minister to join the Shinde camp. He has reportedly boarded a flight to Guwahati from Surat.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 03:39 pm on 26 Jun
Amid Maharashtra's ongoing political crisis, Centre has provided 'Y+' category security cover of armed CRPF personnel to 15 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs who joined Eknath Shinde's camp. This comes after Shinde wrote to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil and others, alleging security cover provided to the family members of the rebel MLAs had been withdrawn.
short by Ria Kapoor / 01:29 pm on 26 Jun
SAD (Amritsar) candidate Simranjit Singh wins Mann's Sangrur Lok Sabha seat
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 26 Jun 2022,Sunday
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) candidate Simranjit Singh Mann on Sunday said he has won the Sangrur Lok Sabha bypoll. "This is a great win...We've defeated all national parties," he added. Simranjit reportedly beat his AAP rival Gurmail Singh by a margin of over 7,000 votes. Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann had won the Sangrur seat in 2014 and 2019 parliamentary elections.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 02:37 pm on 26 Jun
Tripura CM Manik Saha wins Assembly bypoll; Cong wins Agartala
short by Saurabh Sinha / on 26 Jun 2022,Sunday
Newly-appointed Tripura CM Manik Saha won the by-election to the Town Bardowali Assembly seat by a margin of more than 6,000 votes over the rival Congress candidate. The BJP won the Jubarajnagar seat and stood well ahead in Surma at the end of eighth round of counting. Congress' Sudip Roy Barman defeated BJP's Ashok Sinha in Agartala.
short by Saurabh Sinha / 02:18 pm on 26 Jun
We don't know politics, not here to do it: Kejriwal in Himachal
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 25 Jun 2022,Saturday
Delhi CM and AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal, while holding a roadshow in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu on Saturday, said, "We don't know politics. We're not here to do politics." "Our journey started from Anna [Hazare's anti-corruption] movement and then we formed a party. We vowed to eliminate corruption from the country," Kejriwal further said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 07:31 pm on 25 Jun
Shekhawat conspired with Sachin Pilot to topple my govt: Raj CM Gehlot
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 26 Jun 2022,Sunday
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Sunday accused Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat of horse-trading in 2020 as part of a conspiracy to topple the former's government. "You (Shekhawat) also took the name of Sachin Pilot and it is clear that you have conspired with him," Gehlot added. Gehlot's allegations came after Shekhawat said that Sachin Pilot had "missed the opportunity".
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 04:10 pm on 26 Jun
Punjab govt to introduce comprehensive law and order reforms: CM
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 25 Jun 2022,Saturday
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann on Saturday announced that his government will introduce comprehensive law and order reforms in the state. Mann added that the state government will soon introduce a witness protection bill and upgrade the jails of the state to "high-security" jails. This comes after the AAP government recently faced criticism from the Opposition over singer Sidhu Moosewala's murder.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 10:38 pm on 25 Jun
Counting of votes on for 3 LS, 7 Assembly seats; SP ahead in UP
short by Saurabh Sinha / on 26 Jun 2022,Sunday
Counting of votes is underway for bypolls to three Lok Sabha seats and seven Assembly seats. According to early trends, Samajwadi Party is leading in both parliamentary seats in Uttar Pradesh - Azamgarh and Rampur. In Punjab's Sangrur, the parliamentary seat vacated by CM Bhagwant Mann, AAP is trailing behind Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar).
short by Saurabh Sinha / 12:01 pm on 26 Jun
Sena traditional rival of NCP, had asked CM for natural alliance: Rebel MLA
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 25 Jun 2022,Saturday
Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Chimanrao Patil, in a video tweeted by rebel party leader Eknath Shinde, said, "We're traditionally the rivals of NCP and Congress." "They are our primary challengers in constituencies. We requested CM Uddhav Thackeray that natural alliance should be done," he added. "As there was no response from CM, our leader Eknath Shinde took stand," Patil said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 10:37 pm on 25 Jun
All methods are being used to disempower people of J&K: Mufti
short by Apoorva Shankar / on 25 Jun 2022,Saturday
PDP chief and former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti criticised the central government on Saturday and alleged that 'all methods are being used to disempower people' of the Union Territory. "Our land is prioritised and given to security forces first," Mufti said. "All small-big contracts are being given to outsiders including Jammu and Kashmir AIIMS," she added.
short by Apoorva Shankar / 11:12 pm on 25 Jun
TMC delegation to meet WB Governor, seek action against Suvendu
short by Mayukh Debnath / on 25 Jun 2022,Saturday
A delegation of TMC leaders led by Bratya Basu will meet West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on June 28 and seek action against BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari over his alleged involvement in corrupt activities, reported ANI. In its letter to the Governor, the delegation said that it wants to discuss "pertinent issues" that have "cropped up in the recent past".
short by Mayukh Debnath / 11:04 pm on 25 Jun
Rajasthan govt misusing its probe agencies: State BJP chief
short by Apoorva Shankar / on 25 Jun 2022,Saturday
After an anti-graft body moved a court in Jaipur seeking Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat's voice samples in connection with horse-trading allegations, Rajasthan BJP chief Satish Poonia accused the state government of 'misusing its probe agencies'. "CM Ashok Gehlot has used police, Anti-Corruption Bureau and Special Operations Group of the Rajasthan Police...for his own defence," he said.
short by Apoorva Shankar / 11:29 pm on 25 Jun
BJP leader Tarun Chugh has said that the countdown to the TRS-ruled state government's exit has begun. "The countdown has begun for your (TRS) government from today. It's time to say goodbye after 529 days," Chugh said during a press conference in Hyderabad. Chugh also alleged that the state government hasn't reduced fuel prices despite the Centre reducing them twice.
short by Mohammad Anab / 01:12 pm on 26 Jun
Politics is being done: Chhattisgarh CM on 'Agnipath' scheme
short by Apoorva Shankar / on 25 Jun 2022,Saturday
Criticising the Centre over the 'Agnipath' scheme, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel said, "Earlier, people retired at 60 years of age, now...youth will retire at age of 21." He added, "Politics is being done, this is a scheme of the central government, but they are asking chiefs of tri-services to make a statement in favour of the scheme."
short by Apoorva Shankar / 11:22 pm on 25 Jun
We will not forget betrayal by rebel Sena MLAs: Aaditya Thackeray
short by Shailesh / on 25 Jun 2022,Saturday
After Shiv Sena's national executive meeting on Saturday, Maharashtra minister and party leader Aaditya Thackeray said, "We will not forget the betrayal done by rebel Shiv Sena MLAs." He also said that the party faction led by his father, Uddhav Thackeray, will come out victorious from the political crisis. The meeting was held at the Shiv Sena Bhavan in Mumbai.
short by Shailesh / 09:09 pm on 25 Jun
PM busy planning another distraction while Indians struggle: Rahul
short by Nakul Ahuja / on 26 Jun 2022,Sunday
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at PM Narendra Modi on Sunday and said that he's busy planning distractions while Indians are struggling. He further said that the PM's "distraction science" can't hide disasters such as an all-time high unemployment rate, a 30-year high wholesale price index and devaluation of LIC by $17 billion.
short by Nakul Ahuja / 04:39 pm on 26 Jun
Looks like a 'dance of monkeys': Owaisi on Maha political crisis
short by Apoorva Shankar / on 25 Jun 2022,Saturday
Amid the political crisis in Maharashtra, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi described the events as "a dance of monkeys". "They are acting like monkeys jumping from one branch to another," Asaduddin Owaisi said. "Let Maha Vikas Aghadi deliberate on this matter...It is their problem. Why should I go there and say something?" Owaisi added.
short by Apoorva Shankar / 09:41 pm on 25 Jun
Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray said that ₹9 lakh is being spent on Shiv Sena MLAs per day. "Lakhs of flood-affected people are there in the very same Assam, they are left on their own," he said, adding, "It feels that those who left, left for good...country saw...the person who did...most powerful work during COVID-19 had to leave his official residence."
short by Ria Kapoor / 09:53 am on 26 Jun
After winning Delhi's Rajinder Nagar Assembly bypoll, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Durgesh Pathak said it is a victory of the work done by the party. "This is CM [Arvind] Kejriwal's victory...BJP had no agenda here, had lost the election on day 1," Pathak said. "They will lose in every election, including upcoming Nagar Nigam elections here," he added.
short by Ashley Paul / 03:16 pm on 26 Jun
Amid the political crisis in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, took to Twitter to say, "How long will you hide in Guwahati, you have to come back to Chowpatty." Raut shared the tweet along with an image of Maharashtra Assembly Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal. Zirwal has reportedly served notices to 16 rebel MLAs on the Sena disqualification plea.
short by Ria Kapoor / 01:36 pm on 26 Jun
People defeated BJP's 'dirty' politics: Kejriwal on Delhi bypoll
short by Nakul Ahuja / on 26 Jun 2022,Sunday
After AAP won the Rajinder Nagar Assembly bypoll in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday called it a defeat of BJP's "dirty politics" and thanked the people for appreciating the work done by AAP. Durgesh Pathak has defeated his immediate rival Rajesh Bhatia (of BJP) by a margin of over 11,000 votes, Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh said.
short by Nakul Ahuja / 04:32 pm on 26 Jun
Maharashtra Minister and Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray on Sunday challenged rebel Shiv Sena MLAs to resign and fight elections "if [they] have the guts" to do so. "If you think what we have done is wrong...then resign and face elections. We are ready," Thackeray said. Addressing supporters, he said, "[Rebel MLAs] won't be able to campaign here in Maharashtra."
short by Ashley Paul / 04:35 pm on 26 Jun
Maha CM must accept his faction has lost majority: Rebel Sena MLA
short by Apoorva Shankar / on 25 Jun 2022,Saturday
Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Deepak Kesarkar said that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray must accept that his faction has "lost majority". "We had been in alliance with BJP for 35 years and we won elections as an alliance, so we must respect the democracy," Kesarkar said. "We've decided to form a new group named Shiv Sena Balasaheb," he added.
short by Apoorva Shankar / 11:25 pm on 25 Jun
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