For the best experience use inshorts app on your smartphone
BSP chief Mayawati to not contest Lok Sabha elections
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Bahujan Samaj Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati has announced she'll not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, citing "current political situation". "I know I can win from any seat. All that I have to do is to file my nomination...It is more important for us to win more seats than for me to win one," Mayawati stated.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 12:53 pm on 20 Mar
BJP's new Goa CM proves majority, gets support of 20 MLAs
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
BJP leader Pramod Sawant on Wednesday proved majority in Goa Assembly during the floor test, after he was sworn-in as the Chief Minister at 2 am on Tuesday. With 12 BJP MLAs in the house, the 45-year-old CM got support of 20 members. The floor test was necessitated after the demise of former CM Manohar Parrikar.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 01:20 pm on 20 Mar
Use same formula for captain: Akhilesh as BJP denies tickets to MPs
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
After BJP announced it will drop all its 10 sitting Chhattisgarh MPs and field new candidates for the Lok Sabha polls, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav took a jibe at PM Narendra Modi, tweeting, "The formula applied to the team should also apply to the captain." He claimed BJP is not giving tickets to its MPs because "they have failed."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:53 pm on 20 Mar
CPI(M)-led Left Front announces candidates for 38 seats in WB
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
The CPI(M)-led Left Front on Tuesday announced candidates for 38 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal. Left Front chairman Biman Bose said the Left Front will wait for Congress' response on an alliance in the state, before declaring nominees for the remaining constituencies. He added hope the Congress will realise the "need for maximum pooling of anti-BJP and anti-TMC votes".
short by Shashank Verma / 09:34 pm on 19 Mar
SP-BSP announce alliance for 48 Maharashtra Lok Sabha seats
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
The Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Tuesday announced that they would contest all 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra in an alliance. SP MLA Abu Asim Azmi said the two parties represent about "85-90%" of the society and provided a third front for the Maharashtra people. He said, "Secularism is about to end in the country."
short by Shashank Verma / 08:45 pm on 19 Mar
FIR against Union Minister Jayant Sinha for violating model code
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
An FIR has been filed against Union Minister Jayant Sinha for allegedly violating Model Code of Conduct while addressing students at a convocation ceremony in IIM Ranchi. Sinha had allegedly sought students' "blessings" for another five years, a police official said. The Model Code of Conduct came into effect on March 10, the day Lok Sabha election schedule was announced.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:54 pm on 19 Mar
Congress refused tie-up, is planting stories in media: Kejriwal
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said Congress has refused to form an alliance with AAP for LS polls in Delhi. He added, "Media reports about talks between AAP and Congress have been planted by Congress." Amid reports claiming some Congress leaders supported the alliance, Delhi Congress' Sheila Dikshit reportedly told party chief Rahul Gandhi it would harm Congress' prospects.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:57 am on 20 Mar
Don't use places of worship for propaganda: EC to political parties
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
The Election Commission has asked political parties and religious leaders to refrain from using places of worship for propaganda during the General polls. It asked them to not indulge in activities that cause tension between different castes or communities. This comes after BJP requested EC to appoint special observers at mosques to prevent attempts to "polarise voters on religious lines".
short by Arshiya Chopra / 05:05 pm on 20 Mar
Senior Telangana Congress leader DK Aruna joins BJP
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Senior Telangana Congress leader DK Aruna has joined BJP in the presence of BJP chief Amit Shah and its National General Secretary Ram Madhav. Aruna is likely to contest from Mahbubnagar parliamentary constituency. She said, "There is no hope of the Congress regaining its glory in Telangana...the BJP is the only party that can fulfil the aspirations of the people."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:14 pm on 20 Mar
Telugu Desam Party's Nama Nageswara Rao quits party
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
Telugu Desam Party's (TDP) senior leader Nama Nageswara Rao on Tuesday resigned from the party. The former MP from Telangana and TDP politburo member represented Khammam parliamentary constituency between 2009 and 2014. Rao had been associated with the TDP for the last 15 years and was reportedly unhappy with the party leadership for some time.
short by Shashank Verma / 10:07 pm on 19 Mar
Arunachal remained backward due to Congress' misrule: Rijiju
short by Shashank Verma / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju has criticised Congress President Rahul Gandhi alleging that Arunachal Pradesh had remained the "most backward" state due to his party's "misrule". His remark came after Rahul said the Congress will restore the northeast states' special category status if voted to power at the Centre. Rijiju said people face the problems which were "created" by the Congress.
short by Shashank Verma / 11:05 pm on 19 Mar
Raj Congress MLA makes sarpanch sit on floor during meeting
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Rajasthan Congress MLA Divya Maderna asked sarpanch Chandu Devi to sit on the floor, where villagers were seated, instead of on a chair beside her at a meeting. Divya later said she couldn't recognise Chandu as her head was covered, adding, "I considered her a simple villager and thought she'd come...with some grievance." Rajasthan Sarpanch Sangh has sought an apology.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:01 pm on 20 Mar
Salman approached to campaign for Congress in Madhya Pradesh
short by Rahel Philipose / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
The Congress in Madhya Pradesh has approached actor Salman Khan to campaign for the party in the city of Indore. "We are almost certain the actor will campaign for us," the state's Congress Spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi said. Salman was born in Indore in 1965 and spent a part of his childhood in the city.
short by Rahel Philipose / 05:12 pm on 20 Mar
PMO is now Publicity Minister's Office: Rahul Gandhi
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Addressing students and professors at Manipur State Film Development Society, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said, "The Prime Minister's Office is now Publicity Minister's Office." Gandhi added, "He (PM Modi) is very good at publicity. He's very good at marketing himself." Rahul compared PM Modi with Yoga guru Ramdev, stating the latter came close to the PM in terms of marketing.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:31 pm on 20 Mar
BJP bringing Nirav Modi back for LS polls: Ghulam Nabi Azad
short by Shashank Verma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said that the BJP is bringing fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi back to India for the Lok Sabha elections and will send him back after the elections. His remark came after UK's Metropolitan Police arrested Nirav Modi on behalf of the Indian authorities. Azad alleged that the BJP had "helped" Nirav flee the country.
short by Shashank Verma / 10:00 pm on 20 Mar
Raj Thackeray's anti-Modi stand will benefit us: NCP
short by Shashank Verma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday said that MNS chief Raj Thackeray's anti-Modi stand will "benefit" the party. The NCP's comment came after Thackeray's remark that the general election is a fight between PM Narendra Modi and the rest of the country. Thackeray had also criticised PM Modi over "rising unemployment".
short by Shashank Verma / 09:30 pm on 20 Mar
BSP leader Chandra Prakash Mishra Matiyari joins BJP
short by Shashank Verma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Chandra Prakash Mishra Matiyari on Wednesday joined the BJP in the presence of Union Ministers JP Nadda and Smriti Irani. Mishra joined the BJP after being "impressed with the all-round development of Amethi" under PM Narendra Modi's leadership, Irani said. In 2004, Mishra lost the elections against Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi.
short by Shashank Verma / 08:40 pm on 20 Mar
NC, Congress finalise alliance in J&K for Lok Sabha polls
short by Shashank Verma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
The National Conference (NC) and the Congress on Wednesday announced an alliance in Jammu and Kashmir for the Lok Sabha polls. The Congress will contest the Jammu and Udhampur seats while NC will contest from Srinagar, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and NC President Farooq Abdullah said. There'll be a "friendly contest" on the Anantnag and Baramulla seats, they added.
short by Shashank Verma / 07:07 pm on 20 Mar
Delhi BJP seeks action against AAP for indulging in violent acts
short by Shashank Verma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
The Delhi BJP has filed a complaint with the Delhi Chief Electoral Office and sought action against the AAP for allegedly "indulging in violent acts" and violating the model code of conduct. The party accused the AAP of burning BJP's 2014 manifesto which had its leaders' photos. BJP alleged that the AAP burnt the manifesto on Delhi's full statehood issue.
short by Shashank Verma / 05:11 pm on 20 Mar
Former Maharashtra NCP MP Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil joins BJP
short by Shashank Verma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, former Maharashtra Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil on Wednesday joined the BJP in presence of state CM Devendra Fadnavis. Ranjitsinh, who was NCP's Rajya Sabha member, said he was disappointed with top NCP leadership. Ranjitsinh is the son of Vijaysinh Mohite Patil, who is NCP's Lok Sabha member from Madha constituency.
short by Shashank Verma / 06:42 pm on 20 Mar
18 Arunachal BJP leaders quit party after denial of tickets
short by Shashank Verma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh, 18 BJP leaders, including two ministers and six lawmakers, quit the party after they were denied tickets for the upcoming polls. After resigning, the leaders have joined the National People's Party (NPP). The leaders alleged the BJP of dynasty politics by giving three seats to state CM Pema Khandu.
short by Shashank Verma / 04:45 pm on 20 Mar
If you want your child to be chowkidar, vote for Modi Ji: Kejriwal
short by Shashank Verma / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that if people want their children to become "chowkidar", then they should vote for PM Narendra Modi. He added that if people want their children to become doctors, engineers, then they should vote for "honest and educated" candidates of the AAP. Kejriwal said that PM Modi wants the entire country to become "chowkidar".
short by Shashank Verma / 03:44 pm on 20 Mar
PM Modi should stop thinking people are fools: Priyanka
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi seemingly criticised the Gandhi family in a blog post, eastern Uttar Pradesh Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra responded, "The prime minister should stop thinking that people are fools and understand that they can see through this." She added, "The BJP has systematically attacked every institution in the last five years, including the media."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:31 pm on 20 Mar
1 family's desire for power cost nation so greatly: PM Modi
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
In an apparent dig at the Gandhi family ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "As you go to vote- remember the past and how one family's desire for power cost the nation so greatly." He added, "If they could do it then, they can surely do it now. Eternal vigilance remains the price of liberty."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:07 pm on 20 Mar
India may not see another poll if Modi becomes PM: Gehlot
short by Shweta Singh / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has said that India may not see another election if PM Narendra Modi is re-elected. "Elections will be held...and yet not be held, like what happens in China, Russia," he added. "The personality of PM Modi that has emerged before the country is that he can go to any extent...to win elections," he further said.
short by Shweta Singh / 08:44 pm on 19 Mar
Load More
For the best experience use inshorts app on your smartphone