Manoj C G is a Senior Assistant Editor. He writes on politics. He has worked with the PTI before joining The Indian Express in 2008.
The leaders said they are willing to “consider” if the ruling coalition proposes an “acceptable” name.
Congress has not been able to create a groundswell of opinion against the BJP governments at the Centre or in states
The UP government on Wednesday suspended the district magistrate and SSP of Saharanpur.
Sources said that several complaints had reached Rahul, and that it was alleged that some members were trying to push Sharma’s case.
CPM leader Brinda Karat said there is anger against dominant political parties “who have done their politics in the name of Dalits and have betrayed the community”.
My challenge is to make non-Dalit leaders in the party empathise with the pain of Dalits, says K Raju
"We don't generally declare CM candidates. In Punjab, the situation was different. Captain Amarinder Singh was projected as the CM face in the 2012 election. So we had to do it again," said Gehlot.
The Congress said “revenge has become the DNA of the BJP government”, but none of its leaders or those in the opposition would be deterred out of “fear of the politics of revenge and vendetta.”
Himachal Pradesh Congress chief discusses upcoming assembly polls with Indian Express
Sources said the names of Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Meira Kumar along with political faces like NCP’s Sharad Pawar and JD(U)’s Sharad Yadav are being discussed.
The idea, sources said, is to allow him to play a key role in Karnataka, where Assembly polls are due next year.
The meetings are seen as part of the DMK’s attempt to position itself as one of the players in the anti-BJP axis.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that the appointments were a mix of youth and experience
Sonia Gandhi is likely to meet Mayawati, Mamata Banerjee and MK Stalin in the next few days
The Congress has for the first time come out with an open application for selecting the NSUI president, to the chagrin of a number of party leaders
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah would remain the face of the party.
The bench maintained that the government does not need to wait for the law to change so that the position of Leader of Opposition in the selection committee can be substituted with the leader of the single largest party in the Opposition.
On Wednesday, while the party managed to increase its vote share to 21 per cent, it plunged from its existing position in the corporation — coming in third after the BJP and AAP.
PM Narendra Modi mentioned there has been a 40 per cent increase in overall allocation to states between 2014-15 and 2016-17.
In most municipalities, barring Darjeeling, he said, “seat sharing has been done more or less”.
Vijayan’s remarks come at a time when the West Bengal unit of his party has revived demand for an electoral understanding with the Congress for the forthcoming municipal elections in the state.
Achuthanandan is learnt to have circulated a brief note to the CPM Politburo explaining his views.
The defeat in UP has triggered a debate within the Congress on the need for nuancing its pronouncements on “potentially divisive” issues.
The timings are fixed. There are watches. In remote areas, where there is only one mosque and where people live scattered and people do not have access to all that...there you use loudspeakers.”
The Presidential elections are to be held before July 24, the Vice Presidential polls by August 10.
Sources said the party would soon come out with a detailed phase-wise schedule.
The upset victory came in Delhi where the Aam Aadmi Party lost Rajouri Garden, a seat won by it in 2015 by a margin of 10036 votes.
Former Law Minister M Veerappa Moily said that questioning the efficacy of EVMs amounts to “censuring” the party itself, as the UPA government had introduced these voting machines.
Sources said that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could also be part of the delegation.
With Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave absent, his predecessor Prakash Javadekar was to respond.
Congress deputy leader in RS speaks to MANOJ C G.
Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said the CBI and the ED is being unleashed against non-BJP chief ministers.
RS seeks report from Govt after Naqvi remark sparks outrage in House
Anand Sharma said, “We know the antipathy of the present government towards the values and principles for which Nehru and Gandhi stood for.
The constitutional machinery, which is supposed to adhere to the Constitution and protect the lives and properties of citizens, is completely failing.
Yechury, however, reportedly told Rahul that the Opposition should at least “symbolically” register its objections by passing amendments and sending the bills back to Lok Sabha.
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