Politics

41,000 paramilitary personnel to be deployed in WB for LS polls

   NEW DELHI: A MASSIVE contingent of 41,000 paramilitary personnel will be deployed in politically crucial West Bengal during the remaining six phases of Lok Sabha polls in the State which has often seen violence during elections, officials said. This is the maximum number of central security forces ever deployed in the State for the general elections, they said. Officials in the central security establishment said a “massive mobilisation” of the Central Armed Police ..

SP-BSP-RLD alliance afraid of good work done by PM Modi: Hema Malini

  MATHURA (Uttar Pradesh): ACTOR-POLITICIAN and sitting BJP MP from Mathura, Hema Malini on Thursday said SP, BSP, and RLD allied because they are afraid of the good work done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking to ANI at a polling booth here, Malini said, “Despite being enemies, SP, BSP and RLD stitched an alliance because they are afraid of good work done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.” “SP-BSP are only engaged in fighting with each other. There is a huge ..

Modi covers 22,000 km during Navratri fasts for campaigning

   NEW DELHI: WITH temperature soaring- both literally and figuratively with the daily war of words between politicians, leaders had a difficult time to maintain the usual schedule during Navratri fasts. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a non-stop schedule at all times, even as he crisscrossed the country, holding Lok Sabha election rallies during the nine-day festival.  The Prime Minister, while fasting, travelled 22,000 kilometers across 13 States, holding 23 rallies during ..

Congress trying to fulfill Pakistan’s demands: PM

  SONGADH/ JUNAGADH (Gujarat):  PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday slammed the Congress over its manifesto promise to repeal sedition law and reduce forces from Kashmir. The Opposition party is trying to fulfill the demands of Pakistan, Modi said,adding the only“ business of Pakistan is to export terror.Are people who want to break the country into tukde- tukde (pieces) not anti-nationals? Congress is now saying that they will repeal the sedition law. Can we expect this ..

Cong smeared Hindu community for political benefits: Jaitley

NEW DELHITHE Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday cited the Samjhauta train blast case judgment to assert that the probe focussed on establishing the Congress’s “political theory of Hindu terror”, as it accused the Opposition party of “smearing” Hindus on the basis of “forged” evidence for political benefits.   Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Arun Jaitley also took a swipe Congress leaders, including its President Rahul Gandhi and General ..

Smriti to take on Rahul from Amethi again

   NEW DELHI, (PTI), SEVERAL parliamentary constituencies are set to witness high-profile contest this election with the BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP) announcing its first list of candidates and fielding Union Minister Smriti Irani aga..

Will not seek Cong leaders’ support for son’s candidature: K’taka CM

  BENGALURU, (PTI), KARNATAKA Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said on Thursday he will not plead for support with those Congress leaders who are against his son Nikhil Kumaraswamy’s candidature as coalition candidate from Mandya in the Lo..

Amit Shah replaces BJP patriarch LKAdvani as candidate in Gandhinagar

 AHMEDABAD, (PTI) FOR Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) patriarch LKAdvani, it appears to be the end of road in electoral politics as his name did not figure in the first list of party candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP chose to fiel..

Cong, NCP to announce Mah seat-sharing today

  MUMBAI, (PTI), THE Congress and the NCP will announce their seat-sharing pact and alliances with smaller like-minded parties for the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra on Saturday. An office-bearer of the Congress on Friday said,..

We want Modi as next PM: Uddhav Thackeray

   MUMBAI (Mah),   QUESTIONING the grand alliance for not declaring their prime ministerial candidate, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that his party wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be reinstated as the PM. Speaking at a public rally, he said: “We want Modi as PM again. Why this ‘mahagathbandhan’ has not yet disclosed their PM candidate?  Is Rahul Gandhi their PM candidate?” Launching a scathing attack on Pakistan, he ..

Parrikar - BJP’s crisis resolving man in Goa

     PANAJI,  MANOHAR Parrikar, who rose from a Pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to become the country’s Defence Minister and also Chief Minister of Goa, enjoyed a man-next-door image in the politically-volatile coastal State. Parrikar, 63, served the State four times as Chief Minister and had a three-year-long stint as Defence Minister in the Narendra Modi-led Cabinet. He was a leader who enjoyed acceptance from all sections of the BJP and ..

Modi launches BJP’s LS poll campaign ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ on Twitter

    NEW DELHI,  PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the BJP’s ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ poll campaign. Kick-starting the campaign, Prime Minister Modi tweeted a video showing how all Indians are chowkidars. “Your Chowkidar is standing firm & serving the nation. But, I am not alone. Everyone who is fighting corruption, dirt, social evils is a Chowkidar. Everyone working hard for the progress of India is a Chowkidar. Today, every Indian ..

Bhim Army chief to fight against Modi in Varanasi

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), BHIM Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Friday addressed a rally with BSP founder Kanshi Ram’s sister and announced that he will contest the Lok Sabha elections against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Varanasi ..

AAP workers protest outside EC over ‘illegal raids’

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), AAM Aadmi Party (AAP) workers led by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, sat on a protest outside the Election Commission on Friday, alleging “politically motivated and illegal” raids were being conducte..

Nikhil to contest LS polls from Mandya: Deve Gowda

   BENGALURU, (PTI), FORMER Prime Minister and JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda on Thursday announced the candidature of Nikhil, son of Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, from the party bastion of Mandya Lok Sabha constituency. ..

Ex-BJD MLA Damodar Rout joins BJP

  NEW DELHI, (PTI) DAMODAR Rout, an MLA in the Odisha Assembly and former Minister in the BJD Government, on Thursday joined the BJP in presence of senior party leaders. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had recently removed him from his Cab..

SC to hear plea of 21 Oppn parties on EVMs today

      NEW DELHI, Opposition parties seek audit of at least 50 per cent of EVMs with corresponding Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) before the Lok Sabha results are declared  THE Supreme Court will on Friday will hear the plea of 21 Opposition parties seeking audit of at least 50 per cent of EVMs with corresponding Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) before the Lok Sabha results are declared. The application has been filed by Andhra ..

Land purchased by Rahul funded by arms dealer Bhandari: BJP

       NEW DELHI,  Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was also involved in the land scam being investigated by probe agencies in Haryana and Rajasthan, alleges Smriti   TJE Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday linked Congress President Rahul Gandhi with arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and accused him of working in the interest of his own family. Addressing media, Union Minister Smriti Irani also alleged that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was also involved in the ..

BJP takes early lead over rivals in battle of alliances

      By Kumar Rakesh,NEW DELHI, While the BJP had uneasy relations at times with some of its allies, the party President Amit Shah walked an extra mile to ensure that they remain in NDA by offering a generous seat-sharing deal HAVING firmed up alliances in several key States for the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP has taken an early lead over its rivals, including the Congress, for an election where every single percentage point of votes brought in by small partners can ..