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BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Monday said he'll quit politics if he does not defeat West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee by 50,000 votes from Nandigram in the state assembly elections. His statement came after Mamata Banerjee announced she will be contesting from Nandigram constituency. Adhikari also said that TMC is no longer a political party and has become a company.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:17 pm on 18 Jan
I will contest from Nandigram seat in Bengal Assembly polls: CM Mamata
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that she would contest from Nandigram seat in the upcoming state Assembly elections. "I am not neglecting Bhowanipur, my original constituency. If possible, I'll contest from both seats," she said at a rally. Suvendu Adhikari, who recently joined BJP, had won from Nandigram in 2016 as a TMC candidate.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 02:30 pm on 18 Jan
Yediyurappa will be removed from CM post after April: Siddaramaiah
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 17 Jan 2021,Sunday
Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Sunday said that BJP's high command will remove Yediyurappa as the Chief Minister of Karnataka in April this year. Siddaramaiah's statement comes a day after Home Minister Amit Shah said Yediyurappa would continue as the CM and complete his term till 2023. "I'm saying this based on credible information from my sources in RSS," Siddaramaiah added.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 10:56 pm on 17 Jan
I can't even kiss my wife because of pandemic: Farooq Abdullah
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said he can't even kiss his wife because of the coronavirus pandemic. He added, "There is no question of a hug, though the heart wants it. I am sincere in my words." Speaking at a book-release function in Jammu, Abdullah said one is even afraid of a handshake in the current situation.
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:11 am on 18 Jan
Shiv Sena will contest in West Bengal election: Sanjay Raut
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 17 Jan 2021,Sunday
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday took to Twitter to formally announce the decision of contesting in the upcoming election of West Bengal. "After discussions with Party Chief Shri Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena has decided to contest the West Bengal Assembly Elections," he added. "We are reaching Kolkata soon," the Shiv Sena leader tweeted.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 08:01 pm on 17 Jan
Stones pelted at BJP workers during party's roadshow in Kolkata
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Stones were hurled at Bharatiya Janata Party workers during a roadshow in Kolkata on Monday. The workers were part of a rally attended by Union Minister Debasree Chaudhuri, state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari. "These tactics won't work because people of West Bengal are with us and they want a change," Adhikari said after the incident.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 06:26 pm on 18 Jan
3 District Secretaries of Rajinikanth's party join DMK in Chennai
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 17 Jan 2021,Sunday
Three District Secretaries of actor Rajinikanth's political party Rajini Makkal Mandram joined Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in presence of party chief MK Stalin in Chennai on Sunday. This comes after Rajinikanth announced he won't be entering politics or fighting Tamil Nadu Assembly elections. Rajini Makkal Mandram's District Secretaries for Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram and Theni joined DMK.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:58 pm on 17 Jan
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said the Centre is trying to intimidate farmers through NIA after farmers' leader Baldev Singh Sirsa and Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu were summoned among 40 others. "Strongly condemn Centre's attempt...They aren't anti-nationals. And after failure of talks...it's absolutely clear that GOI is only trying to tire out farmers," Badal tweeted.
short by Sumit Josh / 11:44 am on 17 Jan
Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy has criticised Home Minister Amit Shah for unveiling Hindi and English plaques and 'ignoring' Kannada during foundation laying ceremony for campus of CRPF's RAF in Shivamogga. Calling Kannada's exclusion "unpardonable", Kumaraswamy said, "Those who tolerate insult to dignity, honour of land [and] its language aren't fit to hold reigns of state's administration."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 08:40 pm on 17 Jan
Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) President Kamal Morarka dies at 74
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 16 Jan 2021,Saturday
Former Union Minister and Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) President Kamal Morarka passed away at the age of 74 on Friday evening following a brief illness. Morarka had also served as vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Rajasthan MLA Rajkumar Sharma condoled his demise, tweeting, "This is an irreparable loss to all of us."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:06 pm on 16 Jan
A video has surfaced online, showing Congress MLA Harsh Vijay Gehlot threatening Sub-Divisional Magistrate Kamini Thakur in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam. "Had you not been a woman, I'd have held you by the collar and then handed the memo to you," Gehlot said. The incident reportedly took place after Thakur took time to step out of office to accept Gehlot's memorandum.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 03:11 pm on 18 Jan
CEC, ECs to visit Assam for 3 days to check election preparedness
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
A delegation comprising Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora, and Election Commissioners (ECs) Rajiv Kumar and Sushil Chandra will depart for Assam today to take stock of election preparedness ahead of Assembly polls. The officials will be on a three-day visit, and reportedly will hold meetings with Assam CEO Nitin Khade and state machinery to discuss poll-related matters amid COVID-19.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 01:05 pm on 18 Jan
I was with TMC and will remain with TMC: MP Satabdi Roy
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 16 Jan 2021,Saturday
Bengal's TMC MP Satabdi Roy said on Friday that she isn't going to Delhi and she "was with TMC and will remain with TMC". This comes after Roy had meeting with party leader and CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee. Roy had earlier said that she's not being informed about party events in her Birbhum constituency, leaving her "mentally pained".
short by Sharangee Dutta / 12:37 pm on 16 Jan
Over 80% voter turnout in polling for 649 gram panchayats in Pune
short by Tushar Swarup / on 16 Jan 2021,Saturday
Pune District Collector Rajesh Deshmukh has said that polling in 649 gram panchayats have recorded over 80% voter turnout. "The gram panchayat elections are very closely contested and one expects a high turnout...All the COVID-19 protocols were followed," Deshmukh said. He further said that the polling took place in a peaceful manner in the entire district.
short by Tushar Swarup / 07:07 pm on 16 Jan
Lalu criticises Nitish government over increasing crime rate in Bihar
short by Anindya Tripathi / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Citing a report, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav criticised CM Nitish Kumar's government over rising crime rate in Bihar. "A total of 1,15,216 cases of crime were reported in the last year of RJD government in 2004, while under Nitish Kumar's government in 2019, crime figures increased to 2,69,096, more than double," Lalu tweeted.
short by Anindya Tripathi / 05:22 pm on 18 Jan
Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM) has announced that its members are free to join any other political party of their choice after tendering a resignation. The statement came after three district secretaries of the party joined Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Sunday. "They shouldn't forget they are always Rajinikanth fans even if they join other parties," RMM leader VM Sudhakar said.
short by Kiran Khatri / 05:17 pm on 18 Jan
Cannot afford our voter base to shrink: Mumbai Cong President
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Mumbai Congress President Ashok Arjunrao Jagtap said that their 'My Mumbai, My Congress' campaign aims at reaching out to "people and party workers" to understand their issues. Talking to The Indian Express, he further said Congress "can't afford" their north Indian voter base to "shrink". "There are other reasons also why we need to connect better with [them]," Jagtap added.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 04:28 pm on 18 Jan
JD(U) student wing leader shot at in Patna, condition critical
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 17 Jan 2021,Sunday
A Janata Dal (United) student wing leader was allegedly shot at by criminals in Bakhtiyarpur area of Bihar's Patna on Sunday, police said. The victim, identified as Alok Tejashwi, has been admitted to a hospital and his condition is said to be critical. Tejashwi is the President of the youth unit of the party in Patna district rural.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 11:56 am on 17 Jan
Uttar Pradesh Minister Anand Swarup Shukla said on Sunday that West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is an "Islamic terrorist". "[She'll] be defeated badly in the Assembly polls after which she'll have to take refuge in Bangladesh," he added. Shukla further said that Muslims who say "Bharat Mata ki Jai" and "Vande Mataram" will be honoured in the country.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 08:36 am on 18 Jan
MP Satabdi Roy named Vice-President of TMC's West Bengal unit
short by Bulbul Sharma / on 17 Jan 2021,Sunday
After TMC MP Satabdi Roy met CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee, the actress-turned-politician was on Sunday named the Vice-President of the party's West Bengal unit. "If you take up the matter concerning the party with the top leadership, it is addressed. This development proves that. I welcome the decision," Roy said.
short by Bulbul Sharma / 09:46 pm on 17 Jan
Leader of Opposition in Bihar and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, in a Facebook live on Friday said that there are rumours of ministers in state government being involved in the murder of the IndiGo airlines manager Rupesh Kumar Singh. Singh was shot dead by unidentified bike-borne men in the Punaichak area of Patna on January 12.
short by Anindya Tripathi / 12:04 pm on 16 Jan
Shiv Sena-led coalition govt not affected by allegations: Sanjay Raut
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 16 Jan 2021,Saturday
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has said that the Shiv Sena-led coalition government is too strong to be affected by allegations levelled by the Opposition against the Maha Vikas Aghadi leaders. "As soon as something happens, [Opposition starts] demanding resignations...We too will have to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi every day over farmers' agitation," Raut said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 08:39 pm on 16 Jan
Army boosted country's morale during standoff with China: Rajnath
short by Tushar Swarup / on 16 Jan 2021,Saturday
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said, "The charismatic performance by the [Indian] Army during the India-China standoff boosted the morale of the country and also enabled the citizens to hold their heads high." Singh said this while addressing a gathering during the foundation stone laying ceremony of a new Command Hospital in Lucknow.
short by Tushar Swarup / 10:21 pm on 16 Jan
Aurangabad is Sambhajinagar for us and will remain so: Sanjay Raut
short by Kiran Khatri / on 17 Jan 2021,Sunday
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that Aurangabad is Sambhajinagar and will remain so for the party amid opposition from Congress over renaming the district. "It's a matter of people's feelings, so we can discuss it, but decision has been taken," he added. Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamana said, large section of people are in favour of name change.
short by Kiran Khatri / 02:36 pm on 17 Jan
Uddhav, Aaditya take part in Shiv Sena’s planning for 2022 BMC polls
short by Tushar Swarup / on 16 Jan 2021,Saturday
Shiv Sena President and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and Aadtiya Thackeray took part in the party's strategic planning for the 2022 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election, according to party functionaries. The CM has already asked the Mumbai legislators to start ground work in ward levels, a party functionary said. He is reportedly expected to convene a meeting of senior leaders.
short by Tushar Swarup / 05:10 pm on 16 Jan
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