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No Congress resolution on Rahul's elevation as President
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 20 Nov 2017,Monday
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) has not passed a resolution on elevating party Vice President Rahul Gandhi to the post of President, as was misreported earlier. At a meeting held on Monday, the CWC approved a schedule for the election of the party chief, in which the last date for filing of nominations is December 4.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 03:38 pm on 20 Nov
Gujarat Congress President not to contest Assembly elections
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 19 Nov 2017,Sunday
Gujarat Congress President Bharatsinh Solanki on Sunday said he will not be contesting the Assembly elections in December. Solanki denied reports he was unhappy with party high command's selection of candidates. Reports said Solanki's declaration is significant since the Congress has delayed releasing its first list of candidates, with only two days left for filing nominations for the first phase.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 11:29 pm on 19 Nov
Many in Bihar ready to slit PM's neck, chop his hands: Rabri
short by Anupama K / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Former Bihar CM and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's wife Rabri Devi has said that there are many people in Bihar who are ready to slit PM Narendra Modi's neck and chop his hands off. This comes a day after Bihar BJP President Nityanand Rai said any finger or hand raised against the PM would be broken or chopped off.
short by Anupama K / 08:31 am on 22 Nov
Rahul's elevation as Cong Prez to make BJP job easier: UP CM
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Amidst reports that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi would soon be elevated as party President, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that it would make BJP's task of making a 'Congress-free India' easier. This comes a day after the Congress Working Committee approved a schedule for the election of its new party President.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 07:29 pm on 21 Nov
Congress youth online magazine shares meme mocking PM Modi
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
The Congress' youth wing's online magazine Yuva Desh on Tuesday shared a meme on Twitter mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's past as a tea seller. The Indian Youth Congress later apologised, claiming that the Twitter page was mostly run by volunteers. Reacting to the meme, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani called the Congress "classist" and "anti-poor".
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 08:28 am on 22 Nov
RJD declares Tejashwi Yadav as CM candidate for next polls
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Tuesday declared former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav as its chief ministerial candidate for the state's next Assembly polls. Further, the party formally declared that Lalu Prasad Yadav was elected for the 10th consecutive term as its National President. The next Bihar Legislative Assembly elections are scheduled for 2020.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 08:38 am on 22 Nov
Bimal Gurung suspended from GJM for 6 months
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
President of Darjeeling's Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, Bimal Gurung, has been suspended from the party for six months, along with the party's General Secretary, Roshan Giri, and at least seven others. Meanwhile, the party has appointed Binay Tamang as the new chief of the party and Anit Thapa has been made the new General Secretary of GJM.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:45 am on 21 Nov
Lalu Prasad elected RJD Chief for 10th time in a row
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Lalu Prasad Yadav has been elected as National President of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) for the tenth consecutive time. He was the only person to file a nomination for the post of the party President. Following Lalu's election, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar took a dig at RJD calling it a "private political party" and a "family political asset".
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:27 pm on 21 Nov
Congress retracts Gujarat polls candidates list, blames BJP
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 20 Nov 2017,Monday
Congress on Sunday retracted the first list of its candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections after it was shared online. Calling it a 'fake list', Gujarat Congress alleged the BJP had misused Congress President's signature and letterhead. "Upon investigation by our IT cell, it was found the phone used for BJP's website was used to circulate the list," Congress said.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 09:00 am on 20 Nov
Padmavati protests done to consolidate Rajput votes: Benegal
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 20 Nov 2017,Monday
Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, while commenting on the ongoing protests against the release of 'Padmavati', said, "It's being done to consolidate the Rajput vote." He added, "By raking up the 'Padmavati' non-issue, the Karni Sena hopes to...unite them (Rajputs) over an utterly irrelevant crisis." He further said that people should wait for 'Padmavati' to release and then pass their verdict.
short by Prashanti Moktan / 08:33 pm on 20 Nov
Dynasty a lazy word for political succession: Jairam Ramesh
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Nov 2017,Monday
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said that dynasty is a lazy word used to describe political succession. Speaking at the 100th birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi, Ramesh said, "the same electorate which gave Mrs Gandhi a huge mandate in 1971, threw her out in 1977. And the same electorate brought her back in 1980."
short by Radhika Chugh / 03:09 pm on 20 Nov
Did not seek ticket from any party for Gujarat polls: Hardik
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday said he did not seek a ticket from any political party to contest the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls. Stating that he is not a politician, Hardik said he does not need "notes or votes". Urging other Patidar leaders to not seek party tickets, he reminded them of the martyrdom of 14 Patidar youths.
short by Radhika Chugh / 10:05 am on 22 Nov
Congress releases first list of candidates for Gujarat polls
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 20 Nov 2017,Monday
The Congress on Sunday released its first list of 77 candidates for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections. The list, which retained all sitting MLAs, was for the constituencies of Saurashtra and South Gujarat which would go to polls in the first phase on December 9. The last date for filing of nominations for the first phase is November 21.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 10:45 pm on 20 Nov
Maha CM apologises for using barber analogy to target opp'n
short by Parmeet Kaur / on 20 Nov 2017,Monday
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has apologised to the barber community after he made an analogy about their profession to target the previous Congress-Nationalist Congress Party government over incomplete projects. The previous government left the work incomplete just like a barber shaves half beard of one man and half of another man's hair to prevent customers from leaving, Fadnavis had said.
short by Parmeet Kaur / 08:37 am on 20 Nov
Lord Krishna worshipped more than Lord Ram: Mulayam Singh
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Nov 2017,Monday
Addressing a gathering in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad, Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday said that Lord Krishna has more followers than Lord Ram. "It's true that we consider Lord Ram as our idol, but we have to accept that Lord Krishna is worshipped across India and abroad and Lord Ram is revered only in North India," he added.
short by Radhika Chugh / 02:56 pm on 20 Nov
Modi govt sabotaging Winter session of Parliament: Sonia
short by Parmeet Kaur / on 20 Nov 2017,Monday
Addressing the meeting of the Congress Working Committee, party President Sonia Gandhi on Monday accused the Narendra Modi government of "sabotaging the Winter session of Parliament on flimsy grounds". "The PM had the audacity to have a midnight celebration in Parliament to launch an ill prepared and flawed GST but he lacks the courage to face the Parliament," she added.
short by Parmeet Kaur / 04:35 pm on 20 Nov
Guj polls battle of BJP's development, Cong's dynasty: Shah
short by Radhika Chugh / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday said the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls are a battle between casteism and dynastic rule supported by the Congress, and development politics endorsed by PM Narendra Modi. Alleging that the Congress had tried to create a caste divide in the state during 1985-1995, Shah said the party was resorting to casteism this year as well.
short by Radhika Chugh / 10:18 pm on 21 Nov
Hands raised against PM Modi will be broken: Bihar BJP chief
short by Parmeet Kaur / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Bihar BJP President Nityanand Rai on Monday said that if any "finger or hand was raised" against PM Narendra Modi, it would be broken or chopped off. He added that it should be a source of pride for all that Modi came from a poor family and had risen through the ranks to become the Prime Minister of the country.
short by Parmeet Kaur / 12:00 pm on 21 Nov
BJP releases second list of candidates for Gujarat elections
short by Parmeet Kaur / on 19 Nov 2017,Sunday
The BJP on Saturday released its second list of 36 candidates for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections. The second list comprises of 19 new faces along with 13 tribal and two Dalit candidates. The party has announced 106 candidates for elections to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly so far.
short by Parmeet Kaur / 11:24 pm on 19 Nov
Guj wants to see BJP's 23-yr work, not 23-yr-old's CD: Patel
short by Radhika Chugh / on 19 Nov 2017,Sunday
Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Saturday said the people of Gujarat wanted to see the contributions made by the BJP during their 23-year rule, rather than seeing a 23-year-old's video. This comes after a sex video allegedly featuring Patel went viral ahead of the Gujarat assembly elections. He further alleged CM Vijay Rupani spent ₹40 crore to release the CDs.
short by Radhika Chugh / 11:43 pm on 19 Nov
PM Modi is Brahma, only he knows about Winter Session: Cong
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying "he is Brahma, he is the creator" since only he knows when the Parliament's Winter Session would be convened. Meanwhile, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that PM Modi was aggressively canvassing in Gujarat and elsewhere, adding that the people wanted the government to run the country instead.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 08:33 pm on 21 Nov
Rahul Gandhi sat in temple like he was offering namaz: Yogi
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi sat in the Kashi Vishwanath temple like he was offering namaz. The priest had to remind Rahul that he wasn't at a mosque, Adityanath added. "I am equally amused and saddened when he visits temples," he further said.
short by Radhika Chugh / 08:27 am on 22 Nov
BJP releases third list of candidates for Gujarat polls
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 20 Nov 2017,Monday
The BJP on Monday released its third list of 28 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections to be held in two phases on December 9 and 14. The party has so far announced 134 candidates for the 182-member Assembly elections. Notably, the last date for filing of nominations for the first phase of the elections is on November 21.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 03:54 pm on 20 Nov
BJP names only 1 candidate in its 4th list for Gujarat polls
short by Parmeet Kaur / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
A day after the BJP released its third list of candidates for Gujarat polls, the party on Tuesday released its fourth list, naming only one candidate Piyushbhai Desai as its nominee from Navsari. The BJP has so far announced 135 candidates for the elections to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly to be held on December 9 and 14.
short by Parmeet Kaur / 08:09 pm on 21 Nov
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