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If this was Rahul's best, God help his party in 2019: Jaitley
short by Bulbul Dhawan / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
In a Facebook post on Congress President Rahul Gandhi's no-confidence motion debate speech, union minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday wrote, "If this was his best argument for 2019, God help his party." "Those who desire to be Prime Minister never blend ignorance, falsehood and acrobatics...every word he speaks should be precious. His facts should convey credibility," Jaitley added.
short by Bulbul Dhawan / 05:26 pm on 21 Jul
No-trust motion was fight on majority vs morality: Andhra CM
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu has said that the opposition knew that PM Narendra Modi-led NDA government had the majority, but the motion was a "fight between majority and morality". "Sentiments of 5 crore people of Andhra are hurt. BJP has betrayed us yet again," said the Telugu Desam Party chief after defeat in the no-confidence motion.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 05:07 pm on 21 Jul
Congress puts up posters of Rahul hugging PM Modi in Mumbai
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
The Congress' Mumbai unit has put up in Andheri posters of party President Rahul Gandhi hugging PM Narendra Modi during the discussion on no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha. The poster, which was also shared on Congress Mumbai's Twitter handle, read, "Nafrat se nahi, pyar se jeetenge (we won't win with hatred, but with love)."
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 03:42 pm on 22 Jul
PM Modi shook hands, patted Rahul's back after hug in LS
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
After Congress President Rahul Gandhi hugged him in Lok Sabha following his speech on the no-confidence motion, PM Narendra Modi quickly called him back, shook hands with him and patted his back. PM Modi was also seen saying something to Gandhi. After this, the Congress chief walked back to his seat and was later seen winking at fellow party MPs.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 03:09 pm on 22 Jul
PM Modi replies to Twitter user telling him to smile more
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
PM Narendra Modi on Sunday replied to a user on micro-blogging site Twitter who advised him to smile more often, tweeting, "Point taken. :)". The user's remarks were in response to a video of PM Modi's speech in Lok Sabha during a discussion on the no-confidence motion. The BJP-led NDA government defeated the motion with the support of 325 members.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 11:33 am on 22 Jul
BJP talks about 2024, let them 1st cross 2019 elections: Mamata
short by Daisy Mowke / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
Speaking on PM Narendra Modi's remarks to Congress President Rahul Gandhi to prepare to move the no-confidence motion in 2024, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said, "Let them first cross 2019". Mentioning Modi government's win in the no-confidence motion, Mamata added, "That number was inside the house. Outside, in a democracy, they will not win."
short by Daisy Mowke / 05:05 pm on 21 Jul
Alwar lynching reaction to PM Modi's popularity: Meghwal
short by Pragya Swastik / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on Saturday said Rajasthan's Alwar incident where a man was lynched to death over suspicion of cow smuggling was a reaction to PM Modi's popularity. "The more popular Modiji becomes, the more such incidents will happen," he added. "In Bihar election, it was ‘Award Wapsi’. In UP election, it was mob lynching," he further said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:03 pm on 21 Jul
Arrest me if I am anti-national: Digvijaya Singh to MP CM
short by Bulbul Dhawan / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
After Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's actions are anti-national, Digvijaya has said he would appear before police and they could arrest him if he's anti-national. "I have taken the oath to follow Constitution. So I have decided to present myself before the law...Meanwhile, submit the evidence of my being anti-national," he said.
short by Bulbul Dhawan / 09:07 am on 22 Jul
I am not B-team of BJP in Chhattisgarh elections: Ajit Jogi
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Ajit Jogi, the first CM of Chhattisgarh, has said he is not B-team of BJP and would contest the Assembly elections against incumbent CM Raman Singh from Rajnandgaon constituency. Jogi was earlier a member of the Congress but broke away in 2016 to form his own party, Chhattisgarh Janata Congress. He called Congress "irrelevant", saying it was a closed chapter.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 04:55 pm on 22 Jul
It seems safer to be a cow than a Muslim: Shashi Tharoor
short by Nihal Thondepu / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
In an article condemning incidents of violence by India's "Hindutva" forces, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has said, "It seems safer in many places these days to be a cow than a Muslim." He also slammed Minorities Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi for claiming that there have been "no big communal riots" in India over the past four years.
short by Nihal Thondepu / 08:03 pm on 22 Jul
Even PM has hugged world leaders: Cong on 'unwanted hug' remark
short by Pragya Swastik / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Reacting to PM Narendra Modi's 'unwanted hug' remark on Congress President Rahul Gandhi, party leader Ashok Gehlot on Saturday said, "Modi has hugged various leaders during his visit to foreign countries." He added, "Were they unwanted hugs?" Earlier, PM Modi said that Rahul Gandhi's 'unwanted hug' was a result of the Opposition's lack of reason for their no-confidence motion.
short by Pragya Swastik / 12:05 am on 22 Jul
Rahul like Croatia in FIFA WC final: Shiv Sena on LS debate
short by Radhika Chugh / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
Speaking about the Lok Sabha debate on the no-confidence motion, Shiv Sena compared Congress President Rahul Gandhi to FIFA World Cup runners-up Croatia. "France won, but Croatia is remembered for the manner in which they played. Rahul is now being talked in the same way," Shiv Sena said. Rahul's hug was a jolt to PM Narendra Modi, the party added.
short by Radhika Chugh / 06:15 pm on 21 Jul
This is only a trailer: BJP on no-confidence motion vote
short by Bulbul Dhawan / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
After the BJP-led NDA government defeated the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha, BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao on Saturday said, "This is only a trailer." "What the people of the country have seen...on the floor of the Parliament is what will happen in 2019...Congress party will have to move yet another no-confidence vote against [PM] in 2024," he added.
short by Bulbul Dhawan / 09:13 am on 22 Jul
AAP MLA booked over false info on educational qualifications
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
An FIR has been registered against AAP MLA Fateh Singh for allegedly giving false information about his educational qualifications in his nomination papers. According to his papers, the MLA completed his Class 12 from the UP Board and then did his graduation from Chaudhary Charan Singh University. The complainant has claimed that this is false, the police said.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 11:34 am on 22 Jul
How can BJP build India when it can’t build a pandal: Mamata
short by Radhika Chugh / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
Slamming BJP after a tent collapsed during PM Narendra Modi's rally in Midnapore, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has asked, "How can they build the country when they cannot build a pandal?" Around 90 people had sustained injuries, following which PM Modi visited victims at a hospital. Police booked West Bengal unit of BJP for attempting to commit culpable homicide.
short by Radhika Chugh / 10:46 pm on 21 Jul
Amit Shah part of 1800 BJP WhatsApp groups to curb fake news
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
BJP President Amit Shah is part of 1,800 WhatsApp groups formed by Delhi BJP for providing "direct information" and preventing the spread of fake news. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari is also part of the groups, which are aimed at bringing all party workers at the same platform and ensuring that the party's directions and assignments are undertaken sincerely.
short by Radhika Chugh / 06:36 pm on 22 Jul
Will act against leaders who weaken Congress' fight: Rahul
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Following a meeting of the newly constituted Congress Working Committee, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said, "If a party leader gives a wrong statement and weakens our fight, I will not hesitate to take action." Meanwhile, he also said the "electoral math is clear" and the opposition must unite to win the Lok Sabha elections.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 08:17 pm on 22 Jul
Lotus to bloom in 'daldal' created by united Opp'n: PM Modi
short by Radhika Chugh / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
Addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, PM Narendra Modi said the Opposition is uniting to create 'daldal' (quicksand), adding that a lotus blooms the brightest in quicksand. He further said that while the Centre was busy with providing electricity and sanitation to every household, the Opposition was busy with "running around with papers of no-confidence" against the government.
short by Radhika Chugh / 04:59 pm on 21 Jul
Rahul should be PM candidate for united Opp'n: Punjab CM
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has said Congress President Rahul Gandhi should be the PM candidate for the united Opposition in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Adding that the central Congress leadership should explore all alliance possibilities, he said the state units will follow their decision. Earlier, Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar said the party will not ally with AAP.
short by Radhika Chugh / 08:54 pm on 22 Jul
Work 18 hours a day: Amit Shah to BJP workers in Rajasthan
short by Bulbul Dhawan / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
BJP President Amit Shah has asked party workers in Rajasthan to work 18 hours a day over the next few months as the state will go to polls this year. State minister Shrichand Kriplani said, "His visit has given a strength to the party and party workers and we will achieve the target of winning more than 180 Assembly seats."
short by Bulbul Dhawan / 08:20 pm on 21 Jul
Will not contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections: ex-Karnataka CM
short by Radhika Chugh / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah on Saturday announced that he will not contest the Lok Sabha elections scheduled in 2019. This comes after reports claimed that he will contest elections after being selected in the Congress working committee. Siddaramaiah, who had contested the recently-concluded state election from two constituencies, won from the Badami seat.
short by Radhika Chugh / 11:04 pm on 21 Jul
BJP announces Vasundhara Raje as CM face for Rajasthan polls
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday announced that incumbent Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje will be the party's CM face in the Assembly elections later this year. "Election will be contested under her leadership and she will again become the CM with a thumping majority," he said. Notably, Raje is Rajasthan's only female CM and has served at the post twice.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 10:16 am on 22 Jul
Does BJP want to convert India into Taliban state, asks AAP
short by Radhika Chugh / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
Slamming PM Narendra Modi for remaining silent on mob lynching incidents, AAP MP Sanjay Singh has asked, "Does BJP want to turn the country into a Taliban state?" The government is shielding the accused in lynching incidents, he added. This comes after union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal claimed incidents of lynching will increase with a rise in PM Modi's popularity.
short by Radhika Chugh / 09:22 pm on 21 Jul
Rahul stole the show: BJP MP Shatrughan on Lok Sabha debate
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Sidelined BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday said Congress President Rahul Gandhi stole the show during the Lok Sabha debate on the no-confidence motion against the government. In an apparent jibe at PM Narendra Modi, Shatrughan tweeted, "People enjoyed his oratory skills but one wished his speech could have been shorter (instead of 1.5 hrs) making it more impactful."
short by Radhika Chugh / 09:33 am on 22 Jul
Congress authorises Rahul Gandhi to decide poll alliances
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Congress President Rahul Gandhi was authorised to take decisions on forging pre-poll and post-poll alliances for the party during the five-hour Congress Working Committee meeting on Sunday. Addressing the meeting, Rahul said "winning back" the trust of voters was the biggest task for Congress leaders and workers. He also warned of action against Congress leaders for "giving wrong statements".
short by Radhika Chugh / 09:05 pm on 22 Jul
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