The party is circumspect on its approach to engaging with the Hindu religion to counter Hindutva; it is likely preparing for Rahul Gandhi’s return at the helm; and its attempts to reach out to SC, STs, and minorities remain half-hearted.
The AAP, a party that is in power in Delhi and Punjab, realises that Kerala -- which has a long history of successful political alliances, mainly the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) -- could be a different ball game altogether.
The visit is being seen as important from various aspects, especially keeping the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in mind, sources said.
A long-time member of the party and the RSS, it was only in 2018, after earlier failed attempts, that Paul, 54, became legislator for the first time, winning from Suryamaninagar Assembly constituency.
Udaipur Declaration includes a suggestion to reserve half the poll tickets, 2024 LS elections onwards, for those below 50 years
Officials in India's Ministry of Culture said that the PM, besides offering prayers at the Mayadevi temple in Lumbini, will also deliver an address at a Buddha Jayanti event organised by the Lumbini Development Trust.
Cops say Altaf Hussain Pandit’s services were terminated because of his past association with militancy.
From a Compact Task Force to drive internal reforms to the one-family-one-ticket rule, the Congress announced a string of organisational reform measures.
Former PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and his successor Amrinder Singh Raja Warring differ on the veteran leader’s value to the party.
The SAD (Amritsar) chief and Khalistan proponent recently equated the resolution with his party’s demand for a separate Sikh homeland. But he did not mention the differing contexts.
Declaration says party will keep doors open for alliances
The Udaipur Nav Sankalp Shivir declaration has been adopted by the CWC at its meeting presided over by party chief Sonia Gandhi.
It should be written in black and white that Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav are responsible for the lost credibility of NOIDA and its adjoining region in UP, the Infrastructure and Industrial Development Minister said.
Saha's induction into the BJP was actually perceived more as an attempt by the BJP to win over the civil society of Tripura, which had been under the CPI(M)-led Left Front rule continuously since 1998.
One crisis too many for old-time Sangh hand who was close to top BJP leaders
While the media was kept away from the Chintan Shivir venue, some of the senior Congress leaders visited the media enclave — a make-shift structure set up some distance away from the venue — to enquire about the facilities and engage in chit-chat with journalists.
MY Tarigami said the Gupkar Alliance leaders held an “unscheduled meeting” Saturday after a delegation of the Kashmiri Pandit community members expressed their desire to meet them.
The Women’s Reservation Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha in 2010 but the UPA govt could not take it forward due to strong opposition from Mulayam Singh Yadav, Lalu Prasad Yadav and Sharad Yadav.
This is the second outburst by Omar over communal polarisation in the country.
An aide to the former Maharashtra chief minister denies the rally was planned to counter Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s rally at Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex on Saturday and says it is not aimed at engaging the Shiv Sena in a mindless tu tu mein mein.
Mahesh Joshi is considered one of the most-trusted loyalists of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The fact that the FIR registered against Rohit will be investigated by the Delhi Police, which comes under the BJP government at the Centre, is also significant.
To improve its public outreach and ensure better delivery of its schemes to the people, the state government has been contemplating the move to form more districts through division of the larger districts (in terms of area).
In Maharashtra, where politics revolves around Chhatrapati Shivaji, and hence his rivalry with Aurangzeb, the Mughal Emperor is seen as the very antithesis of Maharashtrian pride and Maratha valour. The Sena, on the other hand, has built itself as a repository of both.
Sena MP Sanjay Raut asked Union Home Minister Amit Shah to take up the challenge of enforcing Hindu as a language across the country
Expressing outrage over the K Chandrashekar Rao-headed government’s move, the Opposition parties have pointed out that the TRS already has a sprawling party headquarters, called Telangana Bhavan, in Banjara Hills, which was unveiled in 2006. Chief Minister and TRS supremo KCR had also laid the foundation stone for a TRS office building at Delhi’s Vasant Vihar last year.