YSRC MLA caught on camera damaging EVM; EC directs police action

‘In Macherla assembly constituency, EVMs were damaged in seven polling stations, including the PS (polling station) no. 202, where this incident of damage of EVM by the sitting MLA P. Ramakrishna Reddy was recorded in the web camera,’ said a statement from chief electoral officer (CEO) Mukesh Kumar Meena’s office late on Tuesday. Considering the … Read more

“I have not seen such a jumla govt in my entire political life”: Mamata Banerjee

Banerjee also promised that once the INDIA bloc comes to power, measures will be initiated to scrap CAA and NRC and Uniform Civil Code (UCC). Accusing BJP of using central agencies to frame TMC leaders in coal and cattle smuggling cases, she said, “Who is in charge of border security? Why will union home minister … Read more

Where the action is across 11 states and UTs

Assam (4): Dhubri (AIUDF), Kokrajhar (Ind), Barpeta (Congress), Gauhati (BJP) Bihar (5): Jhanjharpur (JDU), Supaul (JDU), Araria (BJP), Madhepura (JDU), Khagaria (LJP) Chhattisgarh (7): Sarguja (BJP), Raigarh (BJP), Janjgir–Champa (BJP), Korba (Congress), Bilaspur (BJP), Durg (BJP), Raipur (BJP) Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (2): They were clubbed into a single union territory … Read more

Kharge on BJP’s claims about Congress manifesto

Rejecting the BJP’s claims that the Congress’ election manifesto resembled that of the Muslim League, party president Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday asserted that “Modi’s factory of lies” won’t work forever. Addressing an election rally at Kayakuchi in Barpeta district of Assam, he said unemployment is a big problem in the country and that 65 per … Read more

How can the Election Commission rein in its master?

The ECI banned Congress leader Randeep Surjewala from campaigning for 48 hours over a ‘derogatory’ comment directed at sitting BJP MP Hema Malini. It also warned a Congress candidate in Nagaland for saying that if the BJP returned to power at the Centre for a third term, it would become difficult for “our tribes” to … Read more

The Congress takes the fight back to the BJP

BJP leaders—including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah—who in their earlier campaign were asking the people to vote for a BJP hattrick seemed to have toned down the rhetoric. Large numbers of the electorate are clearly signalling a different mood this time, and it seems BJP leaders are starting to realise … Read more

Congress releases list with 10 names; Kanhaiya, Channi among candidates

The Congress on Sunday issued another list of 10 candidates for the Lok Sabha election in Delhi and Punjab, tapping former Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi for the Jalandhar-SC Lok Sabha seat. According to the list, the party has fielded veteran politician J.P. Agarwal from the Chandni Chowk seat and youth leader Kanhaiya Kumar … Read more

Congress to bring law to recognise civil unions between LGBTQIA+ couples

LGBTQIA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual. The additional “+” stands for all of the other identities not encompassed in the short acronym. “We will also respect and uphold the rights of linguistic minorities guaranteed under Articles 15, 16, 29 and 30 of the Constitution,” the Congress said. The party also … Read more

AAP MLAs meet Sunita Kejriwal, assert that Delhi CM should not step down

Four MLAs are out of station while three — Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain — are in jail, the AAP leaders said. The BJP has demanded that Kejriwal should resign as chief minister following his arrest in connection with the alleged liquor policy scam. Senior leader Saurabh Bharadwaj said the MLAs wanted to meet … Read more

AAP alleges connection between excise policy scam witness and BJP

Kejriwal was arrested on the basis of four statements including by the Maguntas, the AAP leaders claimed. The Delhi chief minister was arrested on 21 March in connection with the excise policy-linked money laundering case being probed by the ED. “Earlier, another witness against Kejriwal in the excise policy case, Sarath Reddy, had paid Rs … Read more