Brahmins being harassed under BJP govt in UP, claims Mayawati

“Due to the wrong policies of the BJP government, the country’s economy is being adversely affected. Poverty, unemployment and inflation are continuously increasing while corruption has not ended yet,” she added. She urged the people to not let the BJP win the Lok Sabha elections, asserting that if the BSP is voted to power, it … Read more

Man held in UP after video clip shows him voting 8 times for BJP candidate

The case has been registered under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and other relevant laws, including IPC Section 171F (offence related to elections), IPC Section 419 (punishment for cheating by personation), Sections 128, 132, and 136 of the Representation of the People’s Act (related to maintaining the secrecy of voting, fraud at … 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

Swati Maliwal blackmailed by BJP into conspiracy against Kejriwal: AAP

AAP leader Atishi on Saturday, 18 May, claimed that party MP Swati Maliwal — who has accused national convenor and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s aide Bibhav Kumar of assaulting her — is facing arrest in an illegal recruitment case. Atishi also claimed that Maliwal was being “blackmailed” by the BJP to become part of a … Read more

Three-tier security cordon at counting centres in Bengal on 4 June

“Apart from that, Section 144 will be imposed in a radius of 200 metres. Most importantly, CCTVs will be installed at each counting centre including the counting halls. The footage of these CCTV cameras will be preserved for the purpose of probing possible counting-related irregularities,” the source said. The security has been beefed up as … Read more

Uttar Pradesh gears up for fourth phase of polls in 13 constituencies

In the INDIA bloc, the SP has fielded candidates from 11 Lok Sabha seats in this phase, while on two seats — Kanpur (Alok Misra) and Sitapur (Rakesh Rathor) — candidates of the Congress are in the fray. Four BJP candidates — Union minister Teni (Kheri), Rekha Verma (Dhaurahra), Mukesh Rajput (Farrukhabad) and Devendra Singh … Read more

Rahul Gandhi promises to make crores of people ‘lakhpati’ if voted to power

He also attacked the press for its alleged partisan role and claimed that majority of the media houses are run by industrialists. Gandhi promised to provide one-year apprenticeships to unemployed diploma holders and graduates. “If voted to power, we will give apprenticeship opportunities to unemployed graduates and diploma holders and pay Rs 8,000 per month,” … Read more

BJP makes a last-ditch pitch for Kshatriya votes

In a statement signed by several senior Kshatriya leaders from the BJP — Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Indravijaysinh aka I.K. Jadeja, Pradipsinh Jadeja, Rajkot ‘royal family scion’ Mandhatasinh Jadeja, state labour and employment minister Balvantsinh Rajput, Jaydrathsinh Parmar, Mahendrasinh Sarvaiya, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Virendrasinh Jadeja, Pradhyumansinh Jadeja, MLAs Kiritsinh Rana, C.K. Raulji and Arunsinh Rana and Rajya Sabha MP … Read more

Prajwal Revanna to arrive on 15 May amid political slugfest

Responding to Leader of Opposition, R Ashoka’s demand for the government to vacate the seat of power if it is incapable of arresting Prajwal Revanna, Dy CM Shivakumar stated, “Ashoka is in a constitutional position. He was raising his voice in other issues and regarding this case he is not opening his mouth. He should … Read more

CPI(M) under pressure as senior leader meets BJP’s Prakash Javadekar

Initially, Jayarajan told the media in Kannur on 25 April, Thursday, that “everything is an utter lie. No such incident had happened”. But, later he conceded that Nandakumar and Javadekar had paid an unplanned visit to his son’s house in Thiruvananthapuram on 5 March 2023. He insisted that the meeting was short and that he … Read more