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Sena-BJP tussle flares up over delimitation of 236 BMC seats ahead of civic polls

January 18, 2022 10:30:05 pm

HC has dismissed a plea by BJP corporators challenging the Uddhav Thackeray government’s move to increase the total number of the Mumbai civic body wards from 227 to 236 in the run-up to the BMC polls

Amit Shah to play bigger role in UP campaign, goal is ‘cadre connect’

January 19, 2022 7:52:41 am

Starting this weekend, Shah will be more visible on the ground, with the party hoping it will give the campaign momentum as well as boost the morale of the cadre.

As part of Punjab makeover, BJP gets some panthic faces

January 19, 2022 3:58:51 pm

The BJP, which till a few months ago was struggling to find Sikh faces in Punjab, now has new members with strong Panthic credentials apart from disgruntled Akali and Congress leaders.

UP OBC upheaval fallout: What caste was Emperor Ashoka?

January 16, 2022 7:53:28 am

🔴 With defections setting the caste cauldron of UP again on the boil ahead of the Assembly polls, the focus is on the Mauryan king who ruled over most of what is now called India between 268 BCE and 232 BCE.

Buffeted by desertions, leadership crisis, Cong struggles to mount campaign for Manipur polls

January 15, 2022 3:04:27 pm

🔴 Manipur Congress however asserts it is going all out to fight the upcoming Assembly elections and that former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh will continue to play a key role for the party.

Strongman Pawan Chamling’s return to state sets Sikkim politics on edge

January 14, 2022 7:57:35 pm

With his five terms in power, between December 1994 and May 2019, making him the longest-serving CM of the country, Pawan Chamling was once the undisputed leader of Sikkim.

12 BJP MLAs suspension: MVA govt treads with caution post SC remarks

January 14, 2022 7:14:50 pm

There are a number of instances where members of the Maharashtra Assembly or Legislative Council have been suspended for six months or more on various grounds over the last several years

In KCR’s recent meetings with RJD, Left, Stalin, hint of a larger agenda

January 12, 2022 6:27:56 pm

While TRS leaders said nothing much should be read into Tejashwi Yadav's meeting with KCR, they admitted that a clearer picture would emerge after the outcome of the upcoming elections in five states.

Chhattisgarh government, Governor locked in showdown over six pending bills

January 12, 2022 7:12:56 am

Five of these bills, pending in the Raipur Raj Bhawan for the Governor’s assent since 2020, provide that instead of the Governor deciding the appointment of the universities' Vice Chancellors, the Chhattisgarh Cabinet will appoint their VCs for ‘better management’

Coalitions, agitations, and President’s Rule: A short political history of Punjab

January 11, 2022 10:13:42 am

It was only after the end of militancy in the mid-1990s that the state enjoyed political stability, with power alternating between democratically elected governments of the Akali Dal-BJP and the Congress.

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In RJD’s offer of support to JD(U), some posturing, power play

January 10, 2022 9:33:01 pm

The open offer of support by the RJD has led to frenzied speculation among political circles.

BKU (Ugrahan)

Assembly polls: Punjab’s biggest farm union not to support any political party

January 10, 2022 8:25:36 pm

BKU (Ugrahan) which has a large base in Punjab’s Malwa belt has also made it clear that it is not going to oppose anyone in the elections which may prove an advantage to those farm leaders who are jumping in the poll battle.

Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar

Away from poll heat, BJP fields stalwarts on Telangana front

January 10, 2022 7:47:43 pm

With the Congress listless, the BJP believes it has an opportunity to occupy the vacant Opposition space in the state.

Rane versus Rane: All eyes in Goa on an unlikely poll duel

January 9, 2022 7:30:21 pm

If Congress veteran Pratapsingh Rane, a 6-time CM and 11-time MLA, and his son Vishwajit, a BJP minister, face off in Rane’s decades-old bastion Poriem in the 14 February Assembly elections, it will mark another interesting chapter in Goa’s fascinating electoral history

On the drawing board, the shape of Opposition

January 11, 2022 11:09:08 am

🔴 The outcome of the elections could shape larger Opposition politics, reaffirming or challenging the Congress's claim as the nucleus of the anti-BJP bandwagon in the run-up to the 2024 general elections.

SP hope for Muslim vote in UP elections rides on TINA factor

January 8, 2022 8:11:48 pm

It is part of the Akhilesh Yadav-led SP’s electoral strategy not to be seen making outreach for the Muslim community or talk about Muslim issues openly ahead of the upcoming UP Assembly polls as it fears polarisation of Hindu voters in favour of the ruling BJP

As parties get an EC raise, the high ambition and low reach of poll expense limits

January 7, 2022 8:15:17 pm

The primary reasons for the revision were a rise in the number of electors and the Cost Inflation Index.

Despite breather, Bommai tenure remains clouded by uncertainty

January 7, 2022 11:05:43 pm

Days after the BJP central leadership scotched speculation about leadership change in Karnataka, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s position continues to be shaky

Absent or present? Mayawati as active as she needs to be, says BSP

January 7, 2022 5:20:14 pm

Party says she is holding regular meetings with cadre, will step out in line with Covid norms.

Behind row over Scindia’s visit to Rani Laxmibai memorial lies volatile mix of politics, history

January 7, 2022 1:07:06 pm

🔴 Union Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has drawn fire from the Opposition Congress when he recently visited the samadhi of Jhansi ki Rani, in what was perhaps the first-ever visit to the site by a member of the erstwhile Gwalior ruling family.

As Michael Lobo, minister in Goa’s BJP govt launches new ‘movement’, buzz over his exit grows louder

January 6, 2022 7:25:22 pm

🔴 Goa’s minister for Ports, Science and Technology Michael Lobo, however, has maintained that he has said nothing about leaving the BJP. But he has also not said that he will contest the upcoming Assembly polls from the BJP.

Bengal BJP faces Matua leaders’ ire as they seek representation in party panels

January 6, 2022 4:31:54 am

Union Minister Santanu Thakur and several BJP MLAs from the politically-influential Matua community have left various WhatsApp groups of West Bengal BJP in protest against non-inclusion of Matua leaders in newly-constituted state and district party committees.

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Punjab Congress in a tizzy as Sidhu preempts candidates selection, manifesto exercise

January 6, 2022 9:27:50 am

With Navjot Singh Sidhu not holding his horses and pressing ahead with his demand for making him the Chief Ministerial candidate, a section of Punjab Congress has urged party leadership to tame Sidhu or it will have to pay a heavy price in the upcoming Assembly polls

Eye on regional parties as BJP plans for presidential, RS polls

January 6, 2022 9:27:01 am

With President Ram Nath Kovind set to complete his term by July, the presidential election is scheduled to be held by mid-2022. Also, elections will be held for 75 Rajya Sabha seats which are expected to fall vacant through the year.

Girl marathons a big draw, Congress bets on their buzz in poll race

January 5, 2022 7:14:51 am

🔴 The Congress has so far held these 5-km marathons in Meerut (December 19), Jhansi (December 26), Lucknow (28 December) and Bareilly (January 4), with the Jhansi and Lucknow events reportedly drawing over 10,000 runners.