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Thursday, August 8th, 2019


Speculation Around Shatrughan Sinha Becoming Delhi’s New Congress Chief


Shatrughan Sinha’s name is doing the rounds in Congress circles as the successor to the party’s veteran leader Sheila Dikshit, who died recently. Patna: As Congress circles are abuzz with speculation about his appointment as the next chief of the party’s Delhi unit, actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha said on Wednesday he is willing to shoulder the responsibility with sincerity but “personally I have no demands”. Sinha had switched over to the Congress from the BJP on the eve of the 2019 general elections. “Personally I have no demand, command or expectationsRead More

‘Should be Abided by All’: After Initial Opposition to Abrogation of Article 370, JD(U) Strikes Reconciliatory Note

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JD(U) lawmakers in both Houses of Parliament had opposed the resolution for scrapping the provisions of Article 370 and reorganising Jammu and Kashmir saying that they had not been consulted by the Centre before it brought the bill. Patna: After opposing the Centre’s resolution to revoke provisions of Article 370 and a bill to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir, NDA ally JD(U) on Wednesday struck a reconciliatory note and said the law that had come into force should be abided by all. National general secretary of the Janata Dal (United), Ram ChandraRead More

Has ‘Muscular Nationalism’ Resolved Any Conflict in World? Chidambaram Attacks Centre on Kashmir Move


Shah Faesal came first in the Civil Services Examination and joined the IAS. He has called the government’s actions on J&K as ‘the biggest betrayal’, Chidambaram said in one of a series of tweets. New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former home minister P Chidambaram on Thursday attacked the government over its actions on Jammu and Kashmir, asking if “muscular nationalism” has resolved any conflict in the world. The Centre revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 of the Constitution and divided it into two union territories. Chidambaram alsoRead More

OPINION | Not Just J&K, Even Congress Lost Its ‘Special Status’ in Opposition Within 48 Hours

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Not only did the Congress fail to mobilise opposition on the Kashmir issue, but even many of its MPs did not know the party line on Article 370. The Gandhi family appears to be losing its grip on the party with the continuing delay in choosing a successor to Rahul Gandhi. The party has been headless for more than two-and-a-half months. In the meantime though, the Congress Working Committee, the highest policy-making body of the party met twice — once to finalise about Rajiv Gandhi’s 75th birth anniversary celebrations andRead More

Danish Ali Sacked as BSP Leader in Lok Sabha After Breaking Ranks Over Article 370

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In a meeting of the party’s MPs on Wednesday, BSP president Mayawati replaced Ali with Shyam Singh Yadav, who represents Jaunpur in the Lok Sabha. Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP from Amroha Danish Ali was removed from the position of Leader of the BSP in the Lok Sabha for allegedly deviating from the party’s stance on the Centre’s decision to revoke Jammu & Kashmir’s special status under Article 370. In a meeting of the party’s MPs on Wednesday, BSP president Mayawati replaced Ali with Shyam Singh Yadav, who representsRead More