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Monday, July 8th, 2019


‘Rahul Gandhi Started Resignation Trend’: Rajnath Singh Counters Congress’s Karnataka Poaching Charge With a Dig

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Allegations were exchanged in the lower house of Parliament while the 13-month old Congress-JD(S) government is on the brink of a collapse in Karnataka following the resignation of 14 MLAs. New Delhi: Amid intense political drama unfolding in Karnataka, barbs were exchanged in Parliament with Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury accusing BJP of engineering defections of party MLAs through a “pre-determined, well calculated design”. Chowdhury equated the alleged defections that he claimed BJP was engineering from outside to theft. “Aap kehte hain ki aapke 303 MP jeet chuke hain lekin aapkaRead More

‘Only if Akhilesh Approaches…’: Shivpal Yadav Hints at Alliance With SP for 2022 UP Assembly Polls

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Rumour mills have been abuzz about a possible reunion of Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and his estranged uncle Shivpal Yadav ever since the two were spotted in one frame at Mulayam Singh Yadav’s residence recently. Lucknow: Amid speculations of a possible reunion between Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and his estranged uncle Shivpal Yadav, the latter has said that he is open to the idea of forging an alliance if his nephew approaches him. Speaking to media persons in Firozabad on Sunday, Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (PSP) president Shivpal Yadav said,Read More

First Time Since Poll Defeat Rahul Gandhi to Visit Amethi on July 10

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Rahul Gandhi will be on a day’s visit to Amethi on July 10. His sister and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi was likely to accompany him. New Delhi: Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will be visiting Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi for the first time since his Lok Sabha defeat at the hands of BJP’s Smriti Irani. This will also be Rahul Gandhi’s first visit to Amethi, which before the Lok Sabha elections had been the Gandhi’s family traditional seat, in fifteen years despite having been an elected representative from the Uttar PradeshRead More

Karnataka political crisis: Mallikarjun Kharge sees BJP’s hand in MLAs resignations


A group of resigned MLAs flown from HAL airport in Bangaluru to Mumbai and provided accommodation at a five-star hotel. A day after 12 MLAs of the ruling JD(S)-Congress alliance submitted their resignation letters, former Union Minister and veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge sees the role of BJP Central leaders in the development and efforts to topple the Karnataka government. The BJP had been making all-out efforts to engineer factions to bring down the JD(S)-Congress government in Karnataka by shifting MLAs to Mumbai, Mr. Kharge told presspersons in Bengaluru on July 7. “HowRead More

Karnataka political crisis: If our MLAs are poached, we will poach theirs, says Forest Minister Satish Jarkiholi

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“We know how to save our government. If our MLA s are poached, we will poach theirs,” Karnataka Forest Minister Satish Jarkiholi said in Belagavi on July 6. He was replying to a question by journalists as to whether the Congress would conduct an operation to counter the BJP’s ‘Operation Lotus’. “Not just us, even the JD(S) will do it. Congress has already prepared a team for it already,” Mr. Jarkiholi said. Meanwhile, BJP leaders from Belagavi and nearby areas left for Bengaluru from the Sambra airport in Belagavi. TheyRead More