As Ghulam Nabi Azad’s Rajya Sabha term ends, Congress brass, allies debate next course of action
Whether the Congress high command will stretch itself to get him back to the Upper House from Kerala –– where the party could win at least one seat in April –– or, will make use of the J&K situation to ease him out of Parliament assumes larger significance given Azad also heads the group of “change- seekers” in the Congress.
Question Hour, Zero Hour to be restored in Budget session: LS Speaker
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Smooth transition of power in India after every election post-independence: LS Speaker
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Jammu & Kashmir DDC election results: Why poll outcome is big boost for Centre
The celebrations that broke out in J&K, particularly in Kashmir Valley, over results of district development council (DDC) polls were a far cry from past elections which were marked by allegations of rigging or criticism that they reflected the minority opinion due to abysmal turnouts.
Shiv Sena links Ram temple fund drive to 2024 LS polls; BJP refutes
An editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said it was never decided that the grand temple will be constructed through public donations, and political campaigning in the name of Lord Ram has to be stopped at some point of time.
Desertions in UP Congress a pointer to Priyanka Vadra’s experiments
Congress circles point out in private that the high-profile desertions with just over a year left for assembly elections prove that the vaunted mobilisation drive Vadra and team undertook, with the backing of her sibling Rahul Gandhi, were of symbolic value and has not created political or organisational confidence for the party.
In Patna not to avenge father's LS defeat, but to fight for people: Luv Sinha
Asked why he chose the Congress for his poll debut when he could have opted for a party like the RJD which has a wider presence in Bihar, the 37-year-old said, "It is not just me choosing the Congress, it is also the Congress choosing me".
Hathras aftermath: BJP’s challenge is to mend rift in ‘parivar’; Congress is to build on hype
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s visit to Hathras has given them and the party some talking points and screen presence.
Dissenters Jitin Prasada & Raj Babbar out of key Congress panel for 2022 UP polls
Former Rajya Sabha member and minister Pramod Tiwari, former Jhansi MP Pradip Jain Aditya, Saharanpur’s firebrand neta Imran Masood and Naseemuddin Sidiqui — who has defected from BSP — and two others are part of the outreach committee.
Government explores possibility of single voter list for LS, assembly, local body polls
The state election commissions, which are altogether separate bodies as per constitutional provisions, hold elections for local bodies such as municipalities and panchayats in their respective states based on their own voter lists.
EC defers bypolls for one LS, 7 assembly seats due to "extraordinary circumstances"
The states where the bypolls have been deferred are --Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha seat in Bihar, two assembly seats each in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, and one each in Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala. Most of these seats fell vacant due to the death of sitting members.
Former MP from Chandauli resigned from BSP
“I resigned from the primary membership of the party today. I was not happy with the current functioning of the BSP. There is disappointment among the BSP workers at ground level,” BSP leader Kailashnath Yadav told ET on phone.
SC stays HC proceedings on plea challenging DMK leader Kanimozhi Karunanidhi's election in LS polls
A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant took note of the submissions of the DMK leader's lawyer and stayed the ongoing proceedings before the Madras High Court.
At Rs 1,450 cr, BJP got 61% funding via Electoral Bonds before LS polls
Anti-bond Congress raised 41% of its total Rs 918 cr funding through bonds, Trinamool got Rs 97 crore.
Seat-sharing formula fixed during LS polls: Uddhav Thackeray
“There’s no misunderstanding, the alliance will happen according to what was declared before the Lok Sabha polls," he said.