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MP: BJP's plea regarding floor test reaches SC, Congress confident

17 Mar 2020

MP: BJP's plea regarding floor test reaches SC, Congress confident

Both Congress, which is governing Madhya Pradesh for the last 15 months, and BJP, which ruled the state for 15 years before December 2018, are confident they have the numbers to run the Assembly.

MP Governor asks Kamal Nath to face floor test tomorrow

16 Mar 2020

MP Governor asks Kamal Nath to face floor test tomorrow

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon on Monday asked Chief Minister Kamal Nath to face a floor test in the state Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: MP Assembly adjourned, BJP moves SC demanding floor test

16 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: MP Assembly adjourned, BJP moves SC demanding floor test

In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, the Madhya Pradesh Assembly was adjourned till March 26 on Monday, the first day of the Budget session.

Madhya Pradesh: Suspense over floor test continues, Speaker remains non-committal

16 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh: Suspense over floor test continues, Speaker remains non-committal

The crisis in Madhya Pradesh is poised for another twist today as Speaker NP Prajapati hasn't given a confirmation on floor test, that would determine if Chief Minister Kamal Nath's government is in majority.

Day before Madhya Pradesh floor test, Congress MLAs reach Bhopal

15 Mar 2020

Day before Madhya Pradesh floor test, Congress MLAs reach Bhopal

The ruling Congress in Madhya Pradesh shifted its MLAs back to Bhopal from Jaipur a day ahead of a floor test in the state Legislative Assembly.

'Free' Farooq Abdullah meets son Omar after seven months

14 Mar 2020

'Free' Farooq Abdullah meets son Omar after seven months

A day after he was released, National Conference's Farooq Abdullah met his son Omar at the sub-jail in Srinagar where the latter has been lodged since August. They warmly embraced each other.

Madhya Pradesh Governor expels 6 rebel ministers amid government crisis

13 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh Governor expels 6 rebel ministers amid government crisis

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon on Friday expelled six ministers from the state Cabinet upon the recommendation of Chief Minister Kamal Nath.

J&K: Farooq Abdullah released from detention after 7 months

13 Mar 2020

J&K: Farooq Abdullah released from detention after 7 months

A little over seven months later, National Conference's senior leader Farooq Abdullah was released by the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday.

After he joins BJP, forgery case against Jyotiraditya Scindia re-opens

13 Mar 2020

After he joins BJP, forgery case against Jyotiraditya Scindia re-opens

A forgery case, pertaining to the sale of 6,000 sq feet of land, was reopened against newly-inducted BJP member Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday, merely a day after he joined the saffron party severing his ties with the Congress.

Rajinikanth says he never wanted to be Tamil Nadu's CM

12 Mar 2020

Rajinikanth says he never wanted to be Tamil Nadu's CM

Superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday announced that he never wanted to be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu but wants to bring change in the political discourse.

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

11 Mar 2020

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

Days after violence rocked Northeast Delhi killing more than 50 people and injuring nearly 200, the riots were discussed in the Parliament with both Congress and BJP attacking one another.

Congress living in denial: Jyotiraditya Scindia after joining BJP

11 Mar 2020

Congress living in denial: Jyotiraditya Scindia after joining BJP

Leaving his party of 18 years, former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia formally joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday and soon launched a scathing attack on Congress.

As expected, Jyotiraditya Scindia joins BJP after exiting Congress

11 Mar 2020

As expected, Jyotiraditya Scindia joins BJP after exiting Congress

A day after he sent his resignation letter to interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Union Minister and four-time parliamentarian Jyotiraditya Scindia joined the BJP on Wednesday in presence of party president JP Nadda.

Why are prominent faces like Jyotiraditya Scindia ditching Congress?

11 Mar 2020

Why are prominent faces like Jyotiraditya Scindia ditching Congress?

Jyotiraditya Scindia, a close friend of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and ex-parliamentarian from Madhya Pradesh's Guna, left Congress recently, the party with which his association was almost two decades old.

Political crisis in Madhya Pradesh deepens; Congress, BJP guard leaders

11 Mar 2020

Political crisis in Madhya Pradesh deepens; Congress, BJP guard leaders

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh is facing its biggest crisis after 22 legislators, including six ministers, tendered their resignations.

Madhya Pradesh crisis: Is the Congress government going to fall?

10 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh crisis: Is the Congress government going to fall?

In a major setback to the Congress party, its government in Madhya Pradesh looks in peril after a string of resignations from party legislators.

MP government crisis: Jyotiraditya Scindia quits Congress; meets PM Modi

10 Mar 2020

MP government crisis: Jyotiraditya Scindia quits Congress; meets PM Modi

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, long viewed as a rival to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, on Tuesday held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Madhya Pradesh CM to rejig Cabinet as Ministers resign

10 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh CM to rejig Cabinet as Ministers resign

The Madhya Pradesh government seems to be in peril after 19 MLAs tendered their resignation.

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

09 Mar 2020

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

The Opposition on Monday sent a joint resolution to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre demanding the immediate release of all political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir.

This London-based woman is running for CM in Bihar elections

09 Mar 2020

This London-based woman is running for CM in Bihar elections

On Sunday, International Women's Day, newspapers across Bihar were plastered with advertisements for a new woman-led political party, Plurals.

In op-ed, Manmohan Singh talks about coronavirus, communal tensions, economy

06 Mar 2020

In op-ed, Manmohan Singh talks about coronavirus, communal tensions, economy

India is battling self-inflicted pain of communal tensions, sinking economy, and now has to deal with coronavirus too, former Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh wrote in an opinion piece on Friday, asking his successor Narendra Modi to act fast.

MP: Congress MLA resigns, increases woes of CM Kamal Nath

06 Mar 2020

MP: Congress MLA resigns, increases woes of CM Kamal Nath

Congress took a sigh of relief in Madhya Pradesh, thinking the worst was over as six MLAs, whom it claimed were "poached" by the BJP, returned home.

Inappropriate behavior gets seven Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha

05 Mar 2020

Inappropriate behavior gets seven Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha

BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi, who was presiding the Lok Sabha on Thursday, suspended seven Congress MPs after they created a ruckus while demanding the resignation of Hanuman Beniwal, a member of BJP ally RLP.

#OperationLotus: MLAs in hotel, Congress in Madhya Pradesh faces crisis

04 Mar 2020

#OperationLotus: MLAs in hotel, Congress in Madhya Pradesh faces crisis

In what marks the beginning of "resort politics" in Madhya Pradesh, at least four MLAs of the Congress are sequestered at a hotel in Gurugram threatening the survival of Chief Minister Kamal Nath's government, that won the state in December 2018.

Government willing to discuss Delhi violence after Holi: Om Birla

03 Mar 2020

Government willing to discuss Delhi violence after Holi: Om Birla

Though tensions are simmering in the National Capital after last week's violence, the Centre is not ready to have an open discussion about it in the Parliament. This was made amply clear on Tuesday when Speaker Om Birla said the government will address the issues after Holi, March 10.

According to BJP leader, 'gaumutra' and 'gobar' can cure coronavirus

03 Mar 2020

According to BJP leader, 'gaumutra' and 'gobar' can cure coronavirus

While the world is yet to figure out how to curtail the menace of coronavirus, a BJP leader seems to have cracked it.

Delhi riots dominate Parliament, leaders lose cool; both Houses adjourned

02 Mar 2020

Delhi riots dominate Parliament, leaders lose cool; both Houses adjourned

Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day after opposition raised the issue of the Delhi riots on Monday. The Budget session of the Parliament resumed today and will continue till April 3.

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena says no discussion on reservation for Muslims

02 Mar 2020

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena says no discussion on reservation for Muslims

Days after a minister of the Maharashtra Maha Vikas Aghadi government said that Muslims will be given a 5% reservation in educational institutes, Shiv Sena, one of the constituents of the coalition, said this topic wasn't being discussed.

Separatists must fear NSG: Amit Shah in West Bengal

01 Mar 2020

Separatists must fear NSG: Amit Shah in West Bengal

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that those who want to "divide the nation" should fear the presence of the National Security Guard (NSG).

Maharashtra to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education: Minister

28 Feb 2020

Maharashtra to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education: Minister

The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government plans to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education, a minister of the coalition said on Friday.

Delhi violence: Haryana minister says riots are 'part of life'

27 Feb 2020

Delhi violence: Haryana minister says riots are 'part of life'

At a time when politicians should stay away from passing remarks that might amplify violence in New Delhi, a minister in Manohar Lal Khattar's government has shown that's perhaps too much to ask.

On Delhi riots, Congress' 'Rajdharma' message to President Kovind

27 Feb 2020

On Delhi riots, Congress' 'Rajdharma' message to President Kovind

In its meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday regarding riots in Delhi, a delegation of Congress asked him to use his power to protect Rajdharma.

Modi calls for 'brotherhood' as communal mob ravages Northeast Delhi

26 Feb 2020

Modi calls for 'brotherhood' as communal mob ravages Northeast Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appealed for peace as violence tore through much of Northeast Delhi in the past few days.

Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad to skip banquet for Trump

24 Feb 2020

Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad to skip banquet for Trump

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not be attending the Presidential banquet hosted for United States President Donald Trump, sources told ANI on Monday.

#NamasteTrump: Manish Sisodia reacts to being snubbed from Delhi event

24 Feb 2020

#NamasteTrump: Manish Sisodia reacts to being snubbed from Delhi event

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday reacted to being disinvited from an event at a Delhi government school to be attended by United States First Lady Melania Trump.

Veerappan's daughter joins BJP, says PM Modi's schemes impressed her

23 Feb 2020

Veerappan's daughter joins BJP, says PM Modi's schemes impressed her

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has inducted an interesting name into its fold — the daughter of slain sandalwood smuggler Veerappan.

Those indulging in hate speeches should be removed: Manoj Tiwari

23 Feb 2020

Those indulging in hate speeches should be removed: Manoj Tiwari

The task of ending BJP's dry spell in Delhi was put on Manoj Tiwari, the Bhojpuri actor-turned-politician under whose leadership the saffron party won corporation polls in 2017 and all seven Lok Sabha seats last year.

Sandeep Dikshit rants about Congress' leadership, Shashi Tharoor backs him

20 Feb 2020

Sandeep Dikshit rants about Congress' leadership, Shashi Tharoor backs him

After Congress faced yet another election defeat, this time in the state that it ruled for fifteen years, several leaders assessed the debacle.

Kejriwal meets Shah, Shaheen Bagh didn't come up during talks

19 Feb 2020

Kejriwal meets Shah, Shaheen Bagh didn't come up during talks

After sweeping Delhi Assembly polls, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at North Block on Wednesday and had a "fruitful" conversation.

Mamata blames Centre's 'vendetta politics' for actor-turned-politician Tapas Pal's death

19 Feb 2020

Mamata blames Centre's 'vendetta politics' for actor-turned-politician Tapas Pal's death

A day after noted Bengali actor and Trinamool member Tapas Pal breathed his last, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the Centre, led by Bharatiya Janata Party, for it.