Articles about Indian Politics

MP: Tribal group 'JAYS' to contest the Assembly elections

06 Sep 2018

MP: Tribal group 'JAYS' to contest the Assembly elections

A tribal group in Madhya Pradesh has said it will contest the year-end Assembly elections to form a tribal government in the state.

'Be a man', Rahul Gandhi tells PM Modi, invites criticism

10 Jan 2019

'Be a man', Rahul Gandhi tells PM Modi, invites criticism

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has found himself at the center of a controversy after he claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scared of his questions and instead sent a woman to defend himself at the Parliament.

Chhattisgarh: BJP's smartphone distribution scheme stopped by Congress

20 Dec 2018

Chhattisgarh: BJP's smartphone distribution scheme stopped by Congress

In Chhattisgarh, the scheme of former Chief Minister Raman Singh to distribute smartphones to five million families in the state has been stopped by his successor Bhupesh Baghel, HT reports.

Lok Sabha proceedings disrupted for seventh consecutive working day

20 Dec 2018

Lok Sabha proceedings disrupted for seventh consecutive working day

The proceedings of the Lok Sabha were disrupted for the seventh consecutive working day today, amid sparring between Opposition and treasury benches on the Rafale jet issue.

BJP's rath-yatra in Bengal gets green signal from Calcutta HC

20 Dec 2018

BJP's rath-yatra in Bengal gets green signal from Calcutta HC

In a major setback to Trinamool Congress, which governs West Bengal, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday allowed Bharatiya Janata Party to take out a rath yatra in the state.

BJP, Congress workers clash over Rafale deal issue in Uttarakhand

20 Dec 2018

BJP, Congress workers clash over Rafale deal issue in Uttarakhand

The BJP and Congress workers clashed over the Rafale deal issue at Congress Bhawan in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, yesterday.

Stalin chants 'RaGa for PM', Mamata Banerjee says not now

20 Dec 2018

Stalin chants 'RaGa for PM', Mamata Banerjee says not now

Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee has downplayed DMK leader Stalin's remark of making Rahul Gandhi the face of Prime Minister candidate for the opposition.

Housing for urban poor by 2020, promises Jharkhand Chief Minister

20 Dec 2018

Housing for urban poor by 2020, promises Jharkhand Chief Minister

The Jharkhand government is making efforts to provide accommodation to all homeless in the urban areas by 2020, Chief Minister Raghubar Das has said yesterday.

President's rule to be imposed in J&K from midnight

19 Dec 2018

President's rule to be imposed in J&K from midnight

Jammu & Kashmir will be placed under President's rule from 20 December, for the first time in 22 years.

Defamation-duel in Delhi-HC: Smriti Irani gets relief, Sanjay Nirupam doesn't

19 Dec 2018

Defamation-duel in Delhi-HC: Smriti Irani gets relief, Sanjay Nirupam doesn't

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday gave relief to Union Minister Smriti Irani by quashing the summons issued against her in a defamation case filed by Congress Minister Sanjay Nirupam.

Jayalalithaa's Apollo hospital bill includes Rs. 1.17 cr for food/beverages

19 Dec 2018

Jayalalithaa's Apollo hospital bill includes Rs. 1.17 cr for food/beverages

Apollo Hospital, where AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was hospitalized, submitted the hospital bill to Justice Arumughasamy Commission on Tuesday which shows dues to the tune of Rs. 44 lakh are still unsettled.

Madras HC restrains parties from erecting digital banners on roadsides

19 Dec 2018

Madras HC restrains parties from erecting digital banners on roadsides

The Madras High Court today restrained political parties from erecting digital banners on roadsides across Tamil Nadu till further orders.

Now, BJP-leaders ask Centre: What's your stand on Ram Mandir?

19 Dec 2018

Now, BJP-leaders ask Centre: What's your stand on Ram Mandir?

On Tuesday, few MPs of the Bharatiya Janata Party raised the issue of Ram Mandir at the parliamentary meet and asked the Centre's stand on the issue, reports IE.

Report: BJP declares Rs. 1,027cr income; Congress data awaited

18 Dec 2018

Report: BJP declares Rs. 1,027cr income; Congress data awaited

According to a report by watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), the ruling BJP's income for the financial year 2017-18 was Rs. 1,027.34cr - down by around Rs. 7cr from FY2016-17.

Accusing BJP of dividing society, Dalit MP Savitribai Phule resigns

06 Dec 2018

Accusing BJP of dividing society, Dalit MP Savitribai Phule resigns

Upset with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), MP Savitribai Phule resigned from the party on Thursday.

Sushma Swaraj will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

20 Nov 2018

Sushma Swaraj will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has announced that she will not contest the elections.

Sitaram Kesri's exit gains attention: Here's what happened years ago

19 Nov 2018

Sitaram Kesri's exit gains attention: Here's what happened years ago

In a rally in Chhattisgarh on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the ouster of Sitaram Kesri from Congress in 1998, to prove the grand old party is loyal only to the members of Gandhi family.

Why India can't afford Rajiv Gandhi 2.0 (RaGa) as PM

17 Nov 2018

Why India can't afford Rajiv Gandhi 2.0 (RaGa) as PM

Dear reader, humor us for a minute. Tell us - what do you think is common between Rajiv Gandhi and his son Rahul Gandhi?

MP polls: BJP releases manifesto, promises 10L jobs per year

17 Nov 2018

MP polls: BJP releases manifesto, promises 10L jobs per year

Providing 10 lakh jobs per year to youths in Madhya Pradesh and welfare of all sections of society are among the major promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its manifesto for the November 28 assembly elections.

For remaining term, this Karnataka-MP wants to focus on key-areas

16 Nov 2018

For remaining term, this Karnataka-MP wants to focus on key-areas

Newly-elected Congress MP from Karnataka's Ballari, V S Ugrappa, today said he'd focus on drinking water, health, and infrastructure in the remaining five months of his tenure.

Prannoy Roy to come out with book on Indian polls

15 Nov 2018

Prannoy Roy to come out with book on Indian polls

Senior journalist Prannoy Roy will come out with a book early next year, which seeks to demystify general elections and answer critical questions on electoral politics.

TRS chief richer by Rs. 5.5cr but owns no car

15 Nov 2018

TRS chief richer by Rs. 5.5cr but owns no car

Telangana caretaker Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao, is richer by nearly Rs. 5.5 crore, and acquired 16 acres of agricultural land during the past four years, according to the affidavit he filed, along with his nomination for Gajwel Assembly constituency.

Family feud escalates, OP Chautala expels son Ajay from INLD

14 Nov 2018

Family feud escalates, OP Chautala expels son Ajay from INLD

The ongoing feud within the Chautala family escalated with INLD Chief and former Chief Minister of Haryana, Om Prakash Chautala, expelling his son Ajay Singh from the primary membership of the party for alleged anti-party activities.

#RoadTo2019: Polling at Chattisgarh's Naxal-hotbed begins, Congress gets big blow

12 Nov 2018

#RoadTo2019: Polling at Chattisgarh's Naxal-hotbed begins, Congress gets big blow

On Monday, Maoist hit areas of Chhattisgarh, including districts of Bastar and Rajnandgaon, went to polls amid heavy security. 18 of the 90 constituencies of the state went to polls today, and the rest will vote on November 20.

Assam BJP MLA resigns from the Assembly. Here's why

23 Oct 2018

Assam BJP MLA resigns from the Assembly. Here's why

First-time BJP MLA Terash Gowalla today said he has sent his resignation letter from the Assam Assembly to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls: Congress likely to repeat 42 MLAs

20 Oct 2018

Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls: Congress likely to repeat 42 MLAs

While the ruling BJP is thinking of not giving tickets to 70-80 of its sitting MLAs for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, the opposition Congress is almost ready to re-nominate 42 out of its 57 legislators.

Rajasthan: Rahul Gandhi explains how selfie phones can improve tourism

09 Oct 2018

Rajasthan: Rahul Gandhi explains how selfie phones can improve tourism

Addressing a rally in Dholpur, Rajasthan, on Tuesday Congress President Rahul Gandhi said he wanted people in China to use phones made in Rajasthan, and then visit the state which would improve tourism.

#2019Polls: BJP to take out 3 rath yatras in WB

09 Oct 2018

#2019Polls: BJP to take out 3 rath yatras in WB

With an eye on the next Lok Sabha polls, the West Bengal BJP unit would take out three rath yatras covering all the 42 Parliamentary Constituencies of the State.

Misa Bharti admits brothers Tejashwi, Tej are fighting; then retracts

09 Oct 2018

Misa Bharti admits brothers Tejashwi, Tej are fighting; then retracts

Confirming months of speculations, the eldest daughter of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, Misa Bharti, said her brothers Tejashwi and Tej Yadav are fighting, but later clarified all is well.

Bags with Minister Jayant Malaiya's image seized in poll-bound MP

08 Oct 2018

Bags with Minister Jayant Malaiya's image seized in poll-bound MP

Authorities in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh district seized around 2,000 bags carrying images of State Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya in connection with the implementation of the Model Code of Conduct in the poll-bound State.

Mayawati's decision won't impact Congress's poll prospects in MP: RaGa

05 Oct 2018

Mayawati's decision won't impact Congress's poll prospects in MP: RaGa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today said BSP chief Mayawati's decision to not have an alliance with his party in Madhya Pradesh won't impact its poll prospects in the state.

Rahul Gandhi speaks on 2019, BSP-alliance, leadership-qualities and more

05 Oct 2018

Rahul Gandhi speaks on 2019, BSP-alliance, leadership-qualities and more

At the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2018, Congress President Rahul Gandhi touched upon several topics, including his temple visits, the trolling, his expectations from 2019 general elections and what makes him different from mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

#CobrapostInvestigation: 194 politicians faked their PAN card details to EC

05 Oct 2018

#CobrapostInvestigation: 194 politicians faked their PAN card details to EC

Investigative portal, Cobrapost, in its latest revelation, reported that as many as 194 Indian politicians, including 6 former Chief Ministers and 10 sitting Ministers, have faked their PAN details to the Election Commission.

MLA, who had verbal spat with Kiran Bedi, files complaint

05 Oct 2018

MLA, who had verbal spat with Kiran Bedi, files complaint

AIADMK MLA A Anbalagan filed a complaint against Puducherry Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Kiran Bedi alleging his rights as a lawmaker were violated during the verbal spat with her at the function on Gandhi Jayanti, October 2.

Modi, Shah launch a fresh attack on Congress from MP

25 Sep 2018

Modi, Shah launch a fresh attack on Congress from MP

Speaking at the 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh' rally in Bhopal to mark the birth anniversary of Hindutva ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah fired a fresh salvo at the Congress, calling the party a 'burden' on India.

BJP hasn't developed any UPA project: Rahul in Amethi

25 Sep 2018

BJP hasn't developed any UPA project: Rahul in Amethi

Yesterday, Rahul Gandhi criticized BJP for not developing projects launched by the UPA government.

SC: Parliament must make law to ban politicians with criminal-charges

25 Sep 2018

SC: Parliament must make law to ban politicians with criminal-charges

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that it could not prohibit chargesheeted lawmakers from contesting elections.

Country of over billion cannot run on single idea: RaGa

22 Sep 2018

Country of over billion cannot run on single idea: RaGa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi said today that there was a feeling among people that one ideology was being imposed upon them and asserted that the country cannot be run on one single idea.

Man accused of lynching Muslim to contest 2019 elections

18 Sep 2018

Man accused of lynching Muslim to contest 2019 elections

In what can be seen as a blemish on the Indian political system, Shambhulal Regar, a man accused of hacking and burning a Muslim man to death in Rajasthan, is all set to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Agra.

MLAs declare average income of Rs. 24.59 lakh/year

18 Sep 2018

MLAs declare average income of Rs. 24.59 lakh/year

As per the latest report of the Association for Democratic Reforms and the National Election Watch, sitting MLAs across India have an average income of Rs. 24.59 lakh/year.