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Wednesday, July 24th, 2019


Patkura Assembly Bypolls LIVE: BJD Candidate Leading by Over 11,791 Votes Against BJP Bijoy Mohapatra


Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s bete noire, Bijoy Mohapatra of the BJP is locked in a fight at Patkura with BJD candidate Sabitri Agarwal, the widow of party leader Bed Prakash Agarwal. Kendrapara: Ruling BJD candidate Sabitri Agarwal has established a lead of 11,791 votes over her nearest BJP nominee Bijoy Mohapatra in Patkura Assembly constituency where polling was held on July 20, an election official said on Wednesday. While Agarwal has polled 42,037 votes, Mohapatra secured 30,246 at the end of the seventh round of counting, the official said.Read More

Vijai Sardesai Accuses Goa CM of ‘Back-Stabbing’ After Congress Rebels Replace GFP in Cabinet


Goa Forward Party president Vijai Sardesai said the 10 Congress MLAs committed ‘political suicide’ only to get three GFP legislators removed from the Sawant-led cabinet. Panaji: Goa Forward Party (GFP) president Vijai Sardesai has accused Chief Minister Pramod Sawant of “back-stabbing” the allies, and questioned the rationale behind the “wholesale defection” of Congress MLAs when the BJP-led state government was stable. He also highlighted the contrast between the working styles of late chief minister Manohar Parrikar and his successor Sawant. In an interview to PTI on Tuesday, Sardesai said theRead More

‘Resign and Go’: Siddaramaiah’s Words of Irritation Show Congress Was Never Really Serious About Saving Govt


The alliance was doomed from the start and some Congress leaders are only too happy that a bad marriage with the JD(S) has ended. Bengaluru: It was around 10pm. JD(S) and Congress MLAs were seeking one more day for the trust vote, while BJP legislators were insisting on holding the vote the same night. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and deputy chief minister G Parameshwara were not present in the House. Some Congress and JD(S) MLAs were standing close to Congress Legislative Party leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah’s chair, discussing the strategy. MicrophonesRead More

Centre Passing Bills in Parliament with ‘Zero Scrutiny’: Derek O’ Brien Slams Modi Govt

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TMC MP and national spokesperson Derek O’Brien charged that the government used its ‘brute majority’ in Lok Sabha to bulldoze the ‘faulty RTI Bill’. New Delhi:The TMC on Wednesday charged that the government was passing bills in Parliament without any “scrutiny” and said a united Opposition cannot be “steamrolled”. TMC MP and national spokesperson Derek O’Brien charged that the government used its “brute majority” in Lok Sabha to bulldoze the “faulty RTI Bill”. “Three Bills listed for passing today in Rajya Sabha. All with ZERO scrutiny. And the govt expectsRead More

2 Independent Karnataka MLAs Seek to Withdraw Plea Requesting to Conduct Floor Test ‘Forthwith’

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The Supreme Court was told by the counsel for the independent lawmakers that they wanted to withdraw the petition as the floor test had been conducted on Tuesday, and the coalition had lost the trust motion. New Delhi:Two Karnataka Independent MLAs on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court to allow them to withdraw their plea seeking its direction to the state assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to conduct “forthwith” floor test on a trust motion moved by the H D Kumaraswamy government. The Congress-JD(S) coalition government on Tuesday lost the trustRead More