Assembly: News

19 Jun 2024

Amit Shah

Leadership change in Maharashtra? BJP leader Piyush Goyal clears air 

Union Minister and senior BJP leader, Piyush Goyal, has quashed rumors of a leadership change in the Maharashtra unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Swearing-in ceremony for first BJP government in Odisha rescheduled 

The swearing-in ceremony for the first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Odisha has been postponed from June 10 to June 12.

08 Jun 2024

Jammu And Kashmir

Election Commission gears up for J&K Assembly elections

The Election Commission of India (EC) has hinted at plans to hold an assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) shortly, which will be the first since the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019.

07 Apr 2024

Bahujan Samaj Party

Why BSP candidate wants temporary separation from Congress MLA wife

Kankar Munjare, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)'s Lok Sabha candidate from Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh, has moved out of his residence.

25 Mar 2024

Amit Shah

2024 polls: Mining baron, Karnataka MLA Janardhan Reddy rejoins BJP

Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, former Karnataka minister and mining magnate G Janardhana Reddy has returned to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

23 Mar 2023


#NewsBytesExplainer: Why is BJP hyping Tipu Sultan's death in Karnataka

Amid the intense election campaigning in poll-bound Karnataka, a new controversy concerning the death of 18th-century ruler Tipu Sultan has erupted.

06 Mar 2023


Meghalaya: NPP-led coalition now 45-member strong, newly-elected MLAs' swearing-in today

The National People's Party-led (NPP) coalition in Meghalaya now has 45 members after two regional parties rallied support for incumbent CM Conrad Sangma to form the government.

10 Feb 2023


Rajasthan: Budget not leaked, claims Gehlot after reading old one

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot reportedly read the old budget for seven minutes by accident while presenting the state budget before being interrupted on Friday.

09 Jan 2023

Tamil Nadu

TN Governor Ravi walks out of Assembly amid DMK tiff

Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi walked out of the State Assembly on Monday after Chief Minister MK Stalin moved a resolution to record only the former's original speech prepared by the state government.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Here's why governor's role assumes importance amid Maharashtra crisis

Amid a political crisis in Maharashtra, the governor's constitutional right to call for a floor test takes center stage.

22 Jan 2021


Anti-government social media posts will be considered 'cybercrime': Bihar Government

Posting objectionable, anti-government content on social media platforms will now be considered cybercrime in Bihar, the state government announced on Friday.

29 Dec 2020


Karnataka: Legislative Council's Deputy Chairman dies by alleged suicide

The Deputy Chairman of Karnataka's Legislative Council, SL Dharme Gowda, has died by alleged suicide, reports said on Tuesday. His body was found on a railway track near Kadur in Chikkamagaluru.

28 Dec 2020


Miffed with BJP, Nitish Kumar says 'didn't want CM post'

Less than two months after he was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Bihar for a fourth straight term, Nitish Kumar on Sunday said he was never greedy for the chair and that ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is free to make its own CM.

26 Dec 2020

Madhya Pradesh

MP Cabinet passes anti-conversion bill with up to 10-year imprisonment

The Madhya Pradesh Cabinet on Saturday approved the Dharma Swatantrya (Religious Freedom) Bill, 2020 that aims to curb forced religious conversions for inter-faith marriages in the state.

18 Dec 2020

West Bengal

After Suvendu Adhikari, Jitendra Tiwari, another TMC MLA quits party

Trinamool Congress MLA Shilbhadra Dutta tendered his resignation from the party on Friday morning in what has been the third such exit for the ruling party in West Bengal.

17 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

PM helped in toppling Kamal Nath's government, claims BJP leader

Months after the ouster of the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, a BJP leader made an explosive claim — one linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

04 Dec 2020


A prestige battle: Counting begins for Hyderabad civic polls

The counting of votes to announce the winner of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls began today at 8 am.

07 Nov 2020


Bihar exit polls predict victory for Tejashwi Yadav-led Grand Alliance

The voting for the third and final phase of Bihar Assembly Election 2020 has ended. The exit polls for the election have predicted a win for the Opposition-led Grand Alliance over the ruling National Democratic Alliance.

01 Nov 2020


Bihar election: Narendra Modi to address four rallies today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday address four back-to-back rallies in the last leg of campaigning for the three-phase Bihar Assembly elections.

20 Oct 2020


Punjab government introduces resolution against Centre's farm laws

Punjab became the first opposition-ruled state to introduce a resolution against the Centre's three farm laws, that stirred massive protests in the state.

27 Sep 2020


Ahead of polls, former Bihar top cop joins JD(U)

Former Director General of Police (DGP) of Bihar, Gupteshwar Pandey, on Sunday joined the ruling Janata Dal (United).

26 Sep 2020

Vasundhara Raje

In BJP rejig, Ram Madhav, others replaced; Tejasvi Surya promoted

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday announced that it would replace senior leaders like Ram Madhav with fresh faces in a reshuffle of party posts.

13 Sep 2020


Bihar: Modi praises Nitish Kumar's governance; says it must continue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for "good governance" in the state.

07 Sep 2020

Salman Khurshid

Letter writers dropped from Congress' A-teams formed for UP polls

Congress, eyeing a resurrection in politics, on Sunday evening announced seven committees for Uttar Pradesh polls, which are still two years away. Unsurprisingly, it handed over a major snub to notable leaders like Jitin Prasada and Raj Babbar, who had signed the letter to party President Sonia Gandhi demanding the party's re-haul.

22 Aug 2020


Bihar polls: EC lets coronavirus patients vote, but with conditions

In Bihar Assembly polls, the first large-scale elections to be held after coronavirus pandemic, people displaying high temperature, a symptom of the highly-contagious disease, and quarantined patients, will be allowed to cast their votes, the broad guidelines issued by Election Commission on Friday said.

18 Aug 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 27 lakh; death toll nears 52,000

India on Monday reported roughly 54,000 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has reached 27.01 lakh while the death toll neared 52,000 with over 800 more fatalities on Monday.

14 Aug 2020


Rajasthan: After weeks of turmoil, CM Gehlot wins trust vote

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot easily sailed through the trust vote in Assembly today, capping weeks of political crisis that had threatened his chair.

14 Aug 2020


All of us are united: Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan Assembly

Rajasthan's former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, whose "homecoming" happened after weeks, declared in the Rajasthan Assembly today that 125 legislators are united, putting an end to a bitter battle with senior Ashok Gehlot.

Rajasthan: BJP will bring no-confidence motion, but Gehlot is 'safe'

On Thursday, opposition BJP declared that it will bring a no-confidence motion tomorrow in Rajasthan Assembly, but Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has little to worry as Congress has mended ties with the rebels.

05 Aug 2020


Conspiracy to link Aaditya Thackeray to SSR's death: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Wednesday claimed that there is a conspiracy to link the party leader and Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

04 Aug 2020


Rajasthan: How CM Gehlot is reaching out to rebel MLAs

In a development that reaffirms that there are no permanent foes and friends in politics, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has tried to reach out to MLAs close to his former deputy Sachin Pilot ahead of the crucial Assembly session.

31 Jul 2020


Rajasthan: Fearing horse-trading, Ashok Gehlot shifting his loyalists again

Congress leader and Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot is planning to shift his loyal MLAs from a resort near Jaipur to another facility in Jaisalmer, to thwart rival BJP's attempts of horse-trading, reports said on Friday.

30 Jul 2020


Rajasthan: Will attend Assembly session, announces Sachin Pilot's "rebellious" team

Hours after Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra approved Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's plea for convening an Assembly session from August 14, former deputy CM Sachin Pilot's aide announced they would participate in the proceedings, reports NDTV.

30 Jul 2020


Rajasthan stand-off ends, Governor orders Assembly session from August 14

In fifteen days from now, the Rajasthan Assembly will meet, as per an order of Governor Kalraj Mishra, who for days has rebuffed Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's repetitive pleas to call the House.

29 Jul 2020


Rajasthan: Governor rejects CM Gehlot's proposal for Assembly, again

For the third time since Rajasthan plunged into a political crisis, Governor Kalraj Mishra rejected Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's proposal for an Assembly session, prompting the senior Congress leader to head towards Raj Bhavan to understand "what the Governor wants."

28 Jul 2020


Gehlot government seeks Assembly-session from Friday in proposal to Governor

After Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot chaired a Cabinet meeting, the state government on Tuesday sent a fresh proposal to the Governor seeking Assembly session from July 31.

Rajasthan: Governor okay with Assembly session but has questions

In a new development related to the impasse in Rajasthan, Governor Kalraj Mishra on Monday said he wasn't averse to calling an Assembly session but wanted Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to clarify three things.

27 Jul 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K's UT status humiliating, won't contest Assembly polls: Omar Abdullah

Almost a year after Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its special status and split into two Union Territories, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah wrote a strongly-worded opinion piece in Indian Express, announcing that he would not contest Assembly polls till statehood is restored.

27 Jul 2020


Rajasthan: BSP's Mayawati wants her MLAs back, will approach court

Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) played its cards in the raging political crisis of Rajasthan by announcing that it would approach the high court to reclaim six MLAs, who "merged" with Congress in 2019.

25 Jul 2020


Rajasthan: Gehlot convenes late-night meeting, pressure mounts for floor test

The political drama in Rajasthan extended well into the night, with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot chairing a cabinet meeting at his residence last night, hours after his loyalists staged a dharna at Raj Bhavan to pressurize Governor Kalraj Mishra for an Assembly session.

24 Jul 2020


Rajasthan crisis: Gehlot meets Governor, Congress MLAs stage dharna

After a setback at Rajasthan High Court earlier today, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot returned to the battleground, with all his claws intact, asking Governor Kalraj Mishra to convene a special session of the Assembly and reject the pressure from "above."

21 Jul 2020


Rajasthan HC reserves order on plea of Sachin Pilot's camp

The Rajasthan High Court will pronounce order on the pleas filed by Sachin Pilot and members of his camp on Friday, the bench said while asking Speaker CP Joshi to not take a decision on their disqualification by then.

19 Jul 2020


Rajasthan crisis: CM Ashok Gehlot meets MLAs in Jaipur

Marking yet another development in the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday met his loyalist MLAs in Jaipur.

19 Jul 2020


Rajasthan crisis: Assembly session could take place next week

In a new development in the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will likely call an Assembly session next week with an aim to showcase his government's strength, according to reports.

17 Jul 2020


No action against Pilot camp till Tuesday: Rajasthan-HC to Speaker

The Rajasthan High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing on a petition filed by former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot and 18 other rebel Congress MLAs, challenging the disqualification notices served to them, till Monday.

17 Jul 2020


Pilot calls Chidambaram; Congress suspends two MLAs over BJP links

The political crisis in Rajasthan took a surprising turn on Thursday as rebel Sachin Pilot called up senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, days after the party stripped him of two posts.

15 Jul 2020


Rajasthan crisis: Sachin Pilot served notice, BJP makes move

By sacking Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, whose chief ministerial ambitions threatened the stability of the government in Rajasthan, Congress on Tuesday sparked a showdown that may continue for several days.

13 Jul 2020


Rajasthan: Open for talks, says Congress after Sachin Pilot revolts

With "rebel" Sachin Pilot deriding Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in public, the Congress government on Monday extended an olive branch to him saying that differences can be resolved.

13 Jul 2020


Crisis in Rajasthan: Congress claims MLAs' support, Sachin Pilot livid

18 months after coming to power, Congress could lose Rajasthan, courtesy the infighting between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy, Sachin Pilot.

12 Jul 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Rajasthan political crisis: Here's everything we know so far

Over the course of this weekend, a lot has changed for the sitting government in Jaipur.

27 Jun 2020


Coronavirus: Puducherry CM's office shut as staff tests positive

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said on Saturday that his office would be temporarily closed after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The CM's office will now remain shut for two days for sanitization.