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Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik has written a letter to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, advising him to join hands with PM Narendra Modi and BJP again to save the party members from being harassed by central investigation agencies. Sarnaik said he and other Sena leaders like Anil Parab and Ravindra Waikar as well as their families were being harassed 'unnecessarily'.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 10:02 pm on 20 Jun
Amid feud with his uncle over party control, LJP leader Chirag Paswan on Sunday held a meeting in Delhi. Paswan reportedly also wrote to the Election Commission seeking rights of the party symbol. Paswan said that leaders at the meeting demanded a big statue of Ram Vilas Paswan in Bihar and Bharat Ratna to be conferred upon him.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 04:51 pm on 20 Jun
LJP leader Chirag Paswan on Sunday said he would hold a roadshow across Bihar on his father Ram Vilas Paswan's birth anniversary next month. "My father and my uncle are not with me anymore. So, we've decided to take out an 'Aashirvaad Yatra' from July 5," he added. "The yatra will pass through all districts of Bihar," Paswan further said.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 06:56 pm on 20 Jun
The Lakshadweep administration has put forth a proposal to shift its legal jurisdiction from the Kerala High Court to the Karnataka High Court, officials said. The proposal was initiated by the administration after several litigations were moved before the Kerala HC against the decisions taken by the islands' Administrator Praful Khoda Patel. He was given the charge in December 2020.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 10:13 pm on 20 Jun
Congress, NCP trying to weaken party: Shiv Sena MLA to Maha CM
short by Bulbul Sharma / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Baburao Sarnaik, in a letter to CM Uddhav Thackeray, alleged that Congress and NCP are trying to weaken the party and urged him to get closer to PM Modi. "NCP and Congress want their own CM. Congress wants to contest alone and NCP is trying to break away leaders from Shiv Sena," he wrote.
short by Bulbul Sharma / 04:27 pm on 20 Jun
Alliance with Sena only if CM considers it: Maharashtra BJP chief
short by Christina George / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil on Sunday said a discussion on alliance with Shiv Sena will only happen if Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray considers it. This comes after a letter seeking an alliance with BJP, purportedly written by Shiv Sena leader and MLA Pratap Sarnaik, went viral. "This is an unscientific alliance (Sena, Congress and NCP)," added Patil.
short by Christina George / 10:08 pm on 20 Jun
'Kejriwal Go Back' hoardings in Amritsar ahead of Delhi CM's visit
short by Sakshi Sharma / on 21 Jun 2021,Monday
Ahead of Delhi CM and AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal's visit to poll-bound state Punjab on Monday, hoardings of "Kejriwal Go Back" were put up in Amritsar on Sunday as Punjab Congress protested Kejriwal's visit. "His visit is a political stunt. How many times has he come here in the last four years?" said Congress leader Saurabh Madan.
short by Sakshi Sharma / 09:30 am on 21 Jun
AP govt to challenge HC order reinstating Ashok Gajapathi: YSRCP MP
short by Navashree Nandini / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
The Andhra Pradesh government will appeal against the High Court's order to reinstate Ashok Gajapathi as Simhachalam temple trust board and Maharaja Alak Narayana Society of Arts and Science (MANSAS) Trust Chairman. Informing about the decision, YSRCP MP Vijayasai Reddy accused Gajapathi of land grabbing. The YSRCP government had appointed Sanchaita Gajapati as the chairperson of both the trusts.
short by Navashree Nandini / 11:25 pm on 19 Jun
K'taka govt decision to build Mekedatu dam condemnable: AIADMK
short by Christina George / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
AIADMK leader K Palaniswami on Saturday condemned Karnataka government's decision to proceed with Mekedatu dam project across river Cauvery. "The unilateral announcement of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to go ahead with the construction of Mekedatu dam, especially when a contempt of court case is pending in the Supreme Court, is highly condemnable," said Palaniswami.
short by Christina George / 11:26 pm on 19 Jun
End Cauvery dispute: Ex-K'taka CM Kumaraswamy to Tamil Nadu CM
short by Navashree Nandini / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy said that there is no instance of Karnataka betraying Tamil Nadu farmers and urged CM MK Stalin to end the Cauvery dispute. "[Karnataka] BJP government...has been debilitated by internal squabbling," he said. Kumaraswamy also said that South Indian states should not fight amongst themselves.
short by Navashree Nandini / 11:39 pm on 19 Jun
Merit should be only criteria: Navjot Kaur on jobs to Cong MLAs' sons
short by Shalini Ojha / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
After the Punjab government appointed sons of two Congress MLAs as a police inspector and a naib tehsildar on compassionate grounds, former legislator Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Saturday said merit should be the only criteria. "I don't think that without passing any test you can join as a tehsildar or join the police," Sidhu, wife of Navjot Singh Sidhu, said.
short by Shalini Ojha / 11:45 pm on 19 Jun
Hindutva is not a company & should come from heart: Maharashtra CM
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
In a veiled dig at the BJP, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said, "Hindutva is not a company which, as...[some] say, was left by Shiv Sena because we formed the government with Congress and NCP." Thackeray added that Hindutva should "come from the heart". "Nobody has a patent on Hindutva. Our Hindutva is our nationality," he said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 02:41 pm on 20 Jun
Nation not priority for regional parties: BJP leader Jitin Prasada
short by Christina George / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
BJP leader Jitin Prasada on Saturday took a dig at regional parties across the country and said the nation is not a priority for them. "For regional parties, the country and the state are their second [priorities]. These parties do not make leaders, but the leaders make them," said Prasada who quit Congress and joined BJP earlier this month.
short by Christina George / 11:24 pm on 19 Jun
Gwalior should be renamed after Rani Laxmi Bai: Congress leader
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
Congress leader Sajjan Singh Verma said on Saturday that Madhya Pradesh cities of Gwalior and Indore should be renamed after freedom fighter Rani Laxmi Bai and Goddess Ahilyabai respectively. Indore should be renamed as "Devi Ahilyabai Nagar", he added. "More information about Rani Laxmi Bai and traitors who conspired against her should be included in school syllabus," he further said.
short by Medhaa Gupta / 09:41 am on 20 Jun
Admin's only objective is to accelerate economic development: J&K L-G
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said his administration's only objective is to accelerate the UT's economic development and make it multi-dimensional. "We're paying close attention to the business, industry and tourism sectors affected by [pandemic] and decisions would be taken for their convenience," Sinha added. "Work will also be done...to promote J&K's art and culture," he said.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 09:38 pm on 20 Jun
Bengal govt moves HC, seeks recall of order on post-poll violence
short by Christina George / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
West Bengal government has filed an application to recall the order by Calcutta High Court, where it asked the NHRC to constitute a committee to examine post-poll violence in the state. Stating that not all incidents of violence can be categorised as "post-poll violence", the government further said that some of the allegations "are frivolous and politically motivated".
short by Christina George / 11:42 pm on 20 Jun
Cong enacted UAPA: Owaisi to Chidambaram after activists' release
short by Navashree Nandini / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
Responding to Congress leader P Chidambaram over his tweet on the release of activists charged under UAPA, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that it was the Congress that enacted "draconian" UAPA amendments. "Three empty tweets but not a word about the elephant in the room? Say the magic word UAPA...These 3 youth deserve apology from BJP and INC," Owaisi said.
short by Navashree Nandini / 11:25 pm on 19 Jun
BJP's polarisation politics damaged Cong, benefitted Mamata: Adhir
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
West Bengal Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that BJP's "polarisation politics damaged the Congress massively" but benefitted CM Mamata Banerjee in Assembly elections. "BJP had put all their forces to fight Mamata but they failed...The minority population felt that if there is anyone that can eliminate communal forces like the BJP, it is the TMC and Mamata," he added.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 12:41 pm on 20 Jun
Order court-monitored probe in Ram Temple land purchase: Cong to PM
short by Christina George / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on Sunday again alleged a scam in the purchase of land by Ram Temple Trust in Ayodhya and urged PM Narendra Modi and the Supreme Court to order a court-monitored probe to find the truth. "It is not only a question of morality, but it is also a question of constitutionality," said Surjewala.
short by Christina George / 09:45 pm on 20 Jun
Punjab wants change: Kejriwal ahead of visit to Amritsar
short by Christina George / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
Stating that "Punjab wants change", Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that he will be visiting Amritsar on Monday. "The only hope is the Aam Aadmi Party. See you tomorrow at Amritsar," tweeted Kejriwal. This will be his second visit to Punjab this year, where Assembly elections are due in 2022.
short by Christina George / 10:01 pm on 20 Jun
JKNPP protests against 'Kashmir appeasement policy' of Central govt
short by Christina George / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Sunday staged an anti-BJP protest over the alleged "Kashmir appeasement policy" of the central government ahead of the scheduled all-party meeting next week. "The government invited all Kashmir-based parties for the meeting but ignored the leadership of Jammu," said JKNPP chairman Harsh Dev Singh.
short by Christina George / 10:52 pm on 20 Jun
Received invitation for PM's all-party meeting: BJP's J&K chief
short by Shalini Ojha / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
Ravinder Raina, the President of BJP's J&K wing, said on Saturday that he received an invitation for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's all-party meeting to be held on June 24. Separately, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah said he also received an invitation. This is the first time PM Modi reached out to parties after Article 370 was scrapped in August 2019.
short by Shalini Ojha / 11:27 pm on 19 Jun
Abrogation of Article 370 paved way for development in J&K: Naqvi
short by Christina George / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
The abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir has paved the way for the development of the Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, said Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday. "People now feel that Article 370 was one of the biggest hindrances in the way of development in the UTs," said Naqvi.
short by Christina George / 11:27 pm on 19 Jun
Besides Mamata, 4 other TMC candidates move HC over poll results
short by Shalini Ojha / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
Not only West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee but four other Trinamool Congress leaders, who lost to BJP candidates in the recent Assembly polls, have approached the Calcutta High Court challenging the results. The court deferred hearings on their pleas to late June and early July. Notably, Mamata lost from Nandigram to her former aide Suvendu Adhikari, who joined BJP.
short by Shalini Ojha / 11:50 pm on 19 Jun
People will beat with footwear: Uddhav on Cong fighting polls alone
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray in an apparent dig at Congress said on Saturday that "people will beat [them] with footwear" if they don't solve problems but only talk about contesting elections alone. "They won't listen to our party-centric..talks," he added. Earlier, state Congress chief Nana Patole said that the party will contest future elections on its own.
short by Medhaa Gupta / 03:08 pm on 20 Jun
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