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Sonia’s aide Tom Vadakkanand, Mamata’s Arjun join BJP

In a big embarrassment to the Congress, a close aide to Sonia Gandhi and Congress general secretary Tom Vadakkan — “hurt” by his Congress’ response to the IAF’s Balakot strike — joined the BJP. The Congress brushed aside the claim saying Tom had always abused Narendra Modi. The BJP got a boost in Bengal also with 4-time TMC MLA...

Bihar grand alliance amorphous

Hard bargaining on; K’taka deal finalised: Cong to fight on 20, JD(S) 8 The Congress on Wednesday sealed its seat tie-up with Janata Dal (S) in Karnataka but the talks over the contentious seat-sharing arrangement in Bihar remained inconclusive among the mahagathbandhan partners amid hard bargaining by most of the constituents. The RJD is reportedly ready to offer 11...

Eyes to UP Dalit vote, Priyanka meets Ravan

With an eye to the formidable Dalit vote bank, Congress general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday met Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, alias Ravan, at a hospital in Meerut where the latter was admitted a day earlier. The visit by the two top Congress leaders holds political significance as Chandrashekhar has been trying to make...

Over half dozen defect to BJP; Hardik joins Cong

It was a day of defections. On Tuesday, over half a dozen politicians, including former Trinamool Congress MP Anupam Hazra and Sujay Vikhe Patil, son of Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Congress MLA Dulal Chand Barar and CPI(M) MLA Khagen Murmu joined the BJP while Patidar leader Hardik Patel joined the Congress. Hazra had won...

Sense of hatred prevails: Priyanka

Cong leader assails Modi Govt for ‘unkept promises, destroying institutions’ Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday used her first public rally after assuming charge as Congress general secretary to launch a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his home turf over “unkept promises and spread of hatred” in the country. Congress president Rahul Gandhi too slammed the Modi...

No poll tie-up with Congress, reiterates Maya

Amid speculation that there could be a “respectable” place for the Congress in the Uttar Pradesh Mahagathbandhan, BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday made an emphatic assertion that that her party would not have any electoral tie-up with the Congress in any State for the Lok Sabha polls beginning April 11. In a statement released on Tuesday, Mayawati said, “It...

Speculation rife on top BJP leader joining Cong at Rahul Gandhi rally

Speculation gains ground after Indira Hridayesh claims in Haldwani that a senior BJP leader is joining Congress in presence of Rahul Gandhi on March 16 Ahead of the visit of the Congress president Rahul Gandhi, speculation is running rife in the state’s political circles that a top BJP leader is all set to join the Congress on March 16-...

Rahul quashes AAP tie-up rumour

Win all seven seats in Delhi, Cong chief exhorts party cadre Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday set aside all speculation about a Congress-AAP alliance in the national Capital by urging the party workers to work hard to “win all the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi”. “There will be no tie-up and the Congress will go it alone...

EC nips in bud squabble over polls during Ramzan

Fridays kept off schedule; Owaisi slams parties for raising non issue The Election Commission (EC) on Monday acted swiftly to nip in the bud a controversy generated by leaders of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over scheduling of poll dates during Ramzan. The EC clarified that the main festival (June 4) and Fridays (falling...

Pulwama mastermind killed

18 terrorists, including JeM ultras, eliminated post suicide attack, says Army  A joint team of security forces achieved a major success on Monday when they eliminated one of the “main conspirators” of the February 26 Pulwama terror attack on a CRPF convoy. Jaish-e-Mohammed local commander Mudasir Khan, alias Mohd Bhai, a low profile trained electrician, was eliminated in a...