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Sidhu resigns as Punjab minister, shares letter written to Rahul
short by Ankush Verma / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned as Minister from the Punjab Cabinet. Sidhu on Sunday took to Twitter to share his resignation letter dated June 10 that he had submitted to the then Congress President Rahul Gandhi. This comes after Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in June divested Sidhu of his Local Government and Tourism and Cultural Affairs portfolios.
short by Ankush Verma / 12:35 pm on 14 Jul
Balasaheb Thorat replaces Ashok Chavan as Maharashtra Cong Chief
short by Daisy Mowke / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
Balasaheb Thorat was appointed as the president of the Congress' Maharashtra unit on Saturday, replacing Ashok Chavan who resigned in May. Thorat has served as Minister of Revenue and Khar Lands in the State government. Nitin Raut, Baswaraj M Patil, Vishwajeet Kadam, Yashomati Chandrakant Thakur and Muzaffer Hussain have been named the new working presidents.
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:51 am on 14 Jul
Karnataka coalition government to take floor test on Thursday
short by Ankush Verma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
The Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka will take the floor test on Thursday, former Chief Minister of Karnataka and Congress leader Siddaramaiah said on Monday. This comes after several MLAs of the coalition government submitted their resignations to the Assembly Speaker. The resignations by the MLAs have not been accepted by the Assembly Speaker.
short by Ankush Verma / 02:36 pm on 15 Jul
K'taka MLAs write to Mumbai Police again, seek protection from Cong
short by Apaar Sharma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
The 14 Karnataka rebel MLAs, staying at a Mumbai hotel, wrote to the police again, seeking protection from Congress leaders who may try to meet them. "We have absolutely no intention to meet Shri Mallikarjun Kharge ji or Ghulam Nabi Azad ji or any Congress dignitaries or functionaries from Maharashtra and Karnataka...we anticipate a serious threat from them," they said.
short by Apaar Sharma / 06:01 pm on 15 Jul
BL Santosh appointed BJP's National General Secretary (Organisation)
short by Apaar Sharma / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
Bharatiya Janata Party has appointed BL Santosh as its National General Secretary (Organisation). Santosh, previously the party's Joint General Secretary (Organisation), took over from Ramlal, who went back to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh after serving for one of the longest terms in the key party post. The BJP said in a statement that Santosh's appointment comes into immediate effect.
short by Apaar Sharma / 07:39 pm on 14 Jul
Amit Shah is Home Minister, not God: Owaisi after spat in Lok Sabha
short by Apaar Sharma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Following a verbal spat with Home Minister Amit Shah in Lok Sabha during discussion on NIA (Amendment) Bill, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said Shah threatens by raising his finger but he is a Home Minister, not God. Owaisi alleged that whoever doesn't support their (BJP) decisions, they call them anti-nationals. NIA (Amendment) Bill was passed by Lok Sabha on Monday.
short by Apaar Sharma / 10:51 pm on 15 Jul
I have no issues with him: Punjab CM after Sidhu's resignation
short by Ankush Verma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
After Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned as Minister from Punjab Cabinet, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said, "I have no issues with him, I had in fact given him a very important portfolio after the reshuffle. It was his decision to quit the Cabinet." "I will go through his resignation letter and then see what is to be done," he added.
short by Ankush Verma / 03:04 pm on 15 Jul
5 more rebel MLAs move SC over Speaker not accepting resignations
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 13 Jul 2019,Saturday
Five more Karnataka Congress MLAs, who had submitted their resignations, approached the Supreme Court on Saturday against Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar for not accepting the resignations. The MLAs alleged they were "being forced to support the government on the threat of disqualification". Earlier, 10 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs had approached the top court, which'll continue hearing the matter on July 16.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 05:37 pm on 13 Jul
A day after announcing the withdrawal of his resignation, Karnataka Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj on Sunday arrived at the Mumbai hotel where 14 rebel MLAs of Congress-JD(S) coalition are staying. Nagaraj was accompanied by BJP MLA R Ashok at the hotel. Following the development, Karnataka BJP President BS Yeddyurappa said he will request CM HD Kumaraswamy to resign immediately.
short by Apaar Sharma / 10:16 pm on 14 Jul
Goa Forward Party withdraws support to BJP-led Goa government
short by Apaar Sharma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Goa Forward Party withdrew support to the BJP government in Goa, a day after three of its MLAs were dropped as ministers and replaced by three of the 10 Congress legislators who had switched over to BJP. Goa Forward Party sent a communication to Governor Mridula Sinha on Sunday in this regard. BJP has 27 MLAs in the 40-member Assembly.
short by Apaar Sharma / 12:36 am on 15 Jul
Speaker doesn't have right to disqualify anybody: Yeddyurappa
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
BJP Karnataka President BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday said the Speaker doesn't have the right to disqualify anybody because of the Supreme Court's decision. The court had directed the Speaker to maintain status quo on the rebel MLAs resignations until July 16. Earlier, Congress leader DK Shivakumar said the MLAs who vote against government in Confidence Motion will lose their membership.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 11:41 pm on 14 Jul
So much to learn from you: Vadra praises Rahul as youth icon
short by Shashank Verma / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
Businessman Robert Vadra on Saturday praised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, saying, "There's so much to learn from you." He added, "The Indian populace, which comprises 65% of the young (under 45 years), looks up to you and other young leaders for direction." Vadra said he is with Rahul in service to the nation, which is bigger than any party post.
short by Shashank Verma / 08:27 am on 14 Jul
'Jugaad' govt demolishing itself: Naqvi on Karnataka crisis
short by Shashank Verma / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
Amid the ongoing political crisis in Karnataka, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, the Congress had formed the government with "jugaad" which now appears to be demolishing itself due to internal conflicts. He added, "Let's see whether 'jugaad' will win or the people." On Saturday, five dissident MLAs approached the Supreme Court against Karnataka Speaker for not accepting their resignations.
short by Shashank Verma / 04:40 pm on 14 Jul
Cong ready to settle demands of rebel MLAs: DK Shivakumar
short by Shashank Verma / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
Amid the ongoing political crisis in Karnataka, Congress leader DK Shivakumar said that the party is ready to settle the demands of the rebel MLAs. He added that the MLAs know the law and if they vote against confidence motion in the Assembly, then they'll lose their membership. Shivakumar further said, "We're getting signals that they will save our government."
short by Shashank Verma / 02:55 pm on 14 Jul
Centre issued 10 advisories to WB in just 10 days: TMC leader
short by Shashank Verma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Accusing the Centre of targeting West Bengal government, TMC leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay on Monday said that the Centre has issued "10 advisories" to the state government in "just 10 days". He added that this is "hurting the parliamentary democratic system". "Why the West Bengal government is being targeted? We will not allow it," the TMC leader said.
short by Shashank Verma / 05:36 pm on 15 Jul
Delhi govt should work in harmony with Centre: Sitharaman
short by Shashank Verma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Delhi government should work in harmony with the Centre and the municipal corporations for the development of the national capital. She said blaming the Centre and municipal corporations for creating hindrance in development work is "wrong". Sitharaman also accused the Delhi government of not being concerned about the cleaning of Yamuna river.
short by Shashank Verma / 09:55 am on 15 Jul
Cong Minister says BJP has dog-like mentality, BJP MLA responds
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Madhya Pradesh Minister and Congress leader Sajjan Singh Verma on Monday reacted to BJP's criticism of the state government transferring 46 police dogs and their handlers saying, "It's their dog-like mentality, what can we do?" Responding to Verma's statement, BJP MLA Rameshwar Sharma said, "[W]e are faithful dogs of the people...and we will keep raising our voices for...our security forces."
short by Kriti Kambiri / 10:55 pm on 15 Jul
Cong is filled with 'fake Gandhis': Shivraj Singh Chouhan
short by Shashank Verma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan criticised the Congress saying that the party is filled with "fake Gandhis" and that's why people are "rejecting" it in all states. Commenting on Rahul Gandhi's resignation as Congress President, Chouhan said Rahul left his party as he was unable to run it "efficiently". He added Rahul "escaped" from the party President's post.
short by Shashank Verma / 12:22 pm on 15 Jul
107 TMC, Cong, CPI(M) MLAs will join BJP in WB: Mukul Roy
short by Shashank Verma / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
BJP leader Mukul Roy on Saturday claimed that a total of 107 West Bengal MLAs from TMC, Congress and CPI(M) will join the saffron party soon. He further said, "We've their list prepared and they are in contact with us." However, on Saturday, nine councillors of the Kanchrapara Municipality, who had defected to the BJP, returned to the TMC.
short by Shashank Verma / 10:08 am on 14 Jul
It's good Navjot Sidhu resigned: Union Minister Som Parkash
short by Shashank Verma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Union Minister Som Parkash said that it was good that Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned as Cabinet Minister from CM Captain Amarinder Singh-led government in Punjab. He added, "It's the first time in the country that a minister's portfolio was changed and he resigned." In June, Sidhu was given Power and New and Renewable Energy Sources portfolios after a Cabinet reshuffle.
short by Shashank Verma / 12:13 pm on 15 Jul
Chandrababu Naidu will go to jail for corruption: BJP Secy
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
BJP National Secretary Sunil Deodhar on Sunday said former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu will go to jail for corruption in two years. Deodhar further said that Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy should send files on Naidu's corruption to CBI and ED for inquiry. "The theft should be brought to the notice of public and central government," Deodhar added.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 11:01 pm on 14 Jul
Act against forceful chanting of religious slogans: Mayawati
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday called the "new wrong practice" of forcefully making people chant religious slogans in states including Uttar Pradesh a "violent trend" and asked central and state governments to take strong action against it. This comes after 12 youths were booked for allegedly pulling an imam's beard and forcing him to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' in Muzaffarnagar.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 08:43 pm on 15 Jul
BJP will win over 65 seats in Jharkhand, says JP Nadda
short by Shashank Verma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Ahead of the forthcoming Assembly elections in Jharkhand, BJP national working President JP Nadda on Sunday said that the saffron party will win more than 65 seats in the state. He added that the "double-engine" (the Centre and the state government) was providing the much-needed growth to the state. Nadda also appreciated CM Raghubar Das-led government's performance in Jharkhand.
short by Shashank Verma / 11:22 am on 15 Jul
Have sent resignation as Punjab minister to CM: Navjot Sidhu
short by Shashank Verma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday said that he has sent his resignation as a Punjab Cabinet minister to CM Captain Amarinder Singh and it has been delivered to his official residence. Sidhu had earlier submitted his resignation letter to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi instead of CM Singh. In June, Sidhu's portfolio was changed after a Cabinet reshuffle.
short by Shashank Verma / 02:49 pm on 15 Jul
Appalled to learn of Sidhu's resignation: Shatrughan Sinha
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha on Sunday took to Twitter to say that he was appalled to learn of Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation from the Punjab Cabinet. Sinha said, "He has been a...talented and popular sportsman/politician...a wonderful human being and...a dear friend." "[W]e cannot question his decision, one would...pray for remedial measures soon towards...this unfortunate move," he added.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 04:19 pm on 15 Jul
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