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27 December, 2018 2:48 PM Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Choice Leaves Many Congress Leaders, Allies Fuming

The division of ministerial berths in Madhya Pradesh has not only upset Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, several aspirants of the Congress and Independents are also shedding tears over it. At least two Congress lawmakers have gone public saying they were promised ministerial berths. A couple of Independent leaders who supported the Congress also accused 173

25 December, 2018 1:33 PM Bigger allies should respect small parties: NDA ally Apna Dal (S) advises BJP

Apna Dal (S) is not happy with the treatment given to its leader and MoS (Health) Anupriya Patel by the BJP. Mirzapur: Small parties should be respected and given due importance by their bigger allies, Ashish Patel, national president of Apna Dal (S) party, a constituent of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), said on Tuesday. He also cautioned 155

20 December, 2018 1:45 PM BJP MLC Bukkal Nawab claims Lord Hanuman was a Muslim, sparks row

Lucknow: State Bharatiya Janata Party`s (BJP) Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Bukkal Nawab on Thursday sparked controversy by claiming that Lord Hanuman was a Muslim, adding that Muslim names are 'almost similar' to those of Lord Hanuman. Speaking to news agency ANI, he said, "I believe that Lord Hanuman was a Muslim. That is why the names of the people 120

20 December, 2018 9:10 AM TRS to reach out to TMC, SP, BSP to pitch federal front idea

The Telangana Rashtra Samiti would reach out to the Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party to promote its idea of forging a non-Congress, non-BJP federal front of regional parties, a key TRS leader said on Thursday. TRS deputy floor leader in the Lok Sabha, B Vinod Kumar, said his party has already "sold the idea" of a united 106

19 December, 2018 1:22 PM Some people in BJP need to speak less, says Nitin Gadkari

Some people in the BJP need to speak less, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said here Wednesday. Politicians in general need to be more economical while speaking to media, the senior BJP leader said during an interaction at the Republic Summit. Asked what prompted the BJP to hold as many as 70 press conferences in a day on the Rafale jet purchase issue 114

18 December, 2018 2:59 PM BJP Hopes To Avenge Poll Defeats By Snatching Congress Bastion In Gujarat

The Congress seems to have won the semi-finals before the great electoral battle of 2019, but there is still a crucial match to be played before the year draws to a close. The bypoll to Jasdan is slated to be held on December 20, and there would be no better way for the BJP to avenge its recent defeats in the Hindi heartland -- even if it's in a relatively 137

14 December, 2018 7:01 AM Kamal Nath to take oath as Madhya Pradesh CM on December 17

Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath said he will take oath as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17. The swearing-in ceremony will take place at Lal Parade Ground here around 1.30 pm, Nath told reporters outside Raj Bhavan. Nath, along with senior Congress leaders, including Digvijay Singh, Vivek Tankha and others met Governor Anandiben Patel 86

14 December, 2018 6:29 AM Cong's Kamal Nath in Raj Bhavan to stake claim to form Madhya Pradesh govt

Congress leader Kamal Nath will meet Governor Anandiben Patel on Friday in Raj Bhavan here to stake claim to form a government in Madhya Pradesh. The party won 114 seats in the 230-member House, the poll result of which were declared on December 11. It has secured support of a total of 121 MLAs, including SP - 1 and BSP - 2 legislators as also of four independents 79

13 December, 2018 10:21 AM Twitter floods with 66 lakh tweets on Assembly polls, PM Modi most talked about leader

The Assembly elections, which concluded in India's five states recently, nearly broke the internet with users posting over 66 lakh tweets related to the event across India and the world. Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana witnessed state elections, the results of which were declared on December 11. Data revealed by Twitter 176

12 December, 2018 12:31 PM TRS yet to decide on campaigning for YSR Cong in Andhra Pradesh

TRS leader K T Rama Rao said his party was yet to decide on the issue of campaigning for the YSR Congress Party in Andhra Pradesh. "We have friends across the political spectrum and we are not particularly friendly with just one political party or the other. They become our opponents when they are fighting against us....Jaganmohan Reddy and his party 114