‘Terrorist Pragya Calls Terrorist Godse a Patriot’: On Twitter, Rahul Gandhi Tears Into BJP MP

BJP’s controversial Bhopal lawmaker was on Thursday axed from the parliamentary consultative committee on defence and barred from the party’s parliamentary meetings for the winter session after her remark invited criticism from the Opposition.   Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said BJP MP Pragya Thakur’s remarks glorifying Nathuram Godse, which are now expunged, reflect…

By-election Results 2019 LIVE: Reply to BJP’s Arrogance, Says Mamata as TMC Wins Kaliaganj, Kharagpur

By-election Results 2019 Live Updates: In good news for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the TMC won the Kaliaganj and Kharagpur Sadar seats. By-election Results 2019 Live Updates: In good news for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the TMC won the Kaliaganj and Kharagpur Sadar seats. TMC’s Tapan Deb Sinha beat his nearest…

PM Modi Avoids Hotels, Takes Bath at Airport Terminals During Technical Halts, Says Amit Shah

Amit Shah said the security cover of SPG has been misused or its norms have been violated on several occasions by the Gandhi family but Narendra Modi, who has been provided state security for the past 20 years, has never violated the security blue book. New Delhi: For Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cost cutting seems to…

Lok Sabha Passes SPG Bill After Congress Walkout Over Amit Shah’s Statement on Gandhis

The SPG will now protect the prime minister and members of his immediate family residing with him at his official residence.   New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill to amend the Special Protection Group (SPG) Act. The amendment says the SPG will now protect only the Prime Minister and members of his…

Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: How’s the Josh, Asks Sanjay Raut Ahead of Uddhav’s Swearing-in; Speculations Over Ajit Pawar’s Role

Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: The month-long political drama in Maharashtra will culminate today with the swearing-in of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray as the 18th chief minister. Thackeray, 59, will be the third Sena leader after Manohar Joshi and Narayan Rane to occupy the top post. The momentous occasion comes after weeks of political wrangling…

Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Rahul Gandhi Keeps Distance from Ally Sena, to Skip Uddhav’s Swearing-in

Maharashtra Govt Formation LIVE: Buoyed by the success of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine to wrest power from the BJP in a dramatic twist to the month-long saga in the state, which saw Devendra Fadnavis resign as the chief minister after Ajit Pawar pulled the plug, the Uddhav Thackeray-led party fired a fresh salvo at the…

At Oath-taking Ceremony of New MLAs, Supriya Sule’s Welcome Hug for Cousin Ajit & Some Words of Advice

Addressing the media, Sule said she never had any rift with her ‘dada’ (brother) who had stunned the NCP by engineering a midnight coup with the BJP.   Mumbai: In a sign of thawing ties, NCP leader Supriya Sule on Wednesday welcomed her cousin and former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar to the oath-taking ceremony of new Maharashtra…

Fadnavis Gets 24-Hour Breather as SC Reserves Order on Floor Test Till 10:30am Tomorrow

The Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP has filed a plea against the governor’s decision to swear in BJP leader Fadnavis as chief minister and NCP’s Ajit Pawar as deputy chief minister in the early hours of Saturday. New Delhi: The Supreme Court will give its order on Maharashtra government formation on Tuesday, the apex court said while hearing the…

NCP Claims All MLAs Except Ajit Pawar Back in Fold as Parties Make Last-ditch Effort to Keep Flock United

NCP’s Daulat Daroda and Anil Patil were the latest MLAs to be traced to a hotel in Gurugram from where they were brought to Mumbai by the cadre.   Mumbai: Ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on a petition filed by the Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena combine, the Sharad Pawar-led party claimed that all its MLAs except Ajit…

Ajit’s Switch to BJP for No.2 Post, Sharad’s Waiting Game: Unanswered Questions in Maha Pawar Struggle

Though these and many other intriguing questions will be answered only as events shape up gradually before the crucial floor test, Ajit Pawar’s confidantes claim he has played his cards well.   He is known for being brash and petulant, and often lets impulses get the better of his good sense. But, those who know…