Facing BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi’s campaign heat in western Uttar Pradesh, RLD chief and Union minister Ajit Singh on Sunday revived old demand for Harit Pradesh.
With Ramlila Maidan emerging as a favourite hunting ground for political parties, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare will return to the place where he had held the iconic fast for Janlokpal, to name
After attempting to get the caste equation right in Bihar in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP is learnt to have opened a back channel with controversial Thakur leader Raghupratap Singh, alias Raja Bhaiyya, to corner the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh. Though Raja Bhaiyya was inducted in the Akhilesh Yadav Cabinet, the BJP appears confident that the Thakur leader will swing the caste votes in favour of the saffron party.
After days of suspense, Ram Vilas Paswan-led Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) finally decided to tie the knot with the BJP, a party he had been strenuously wooing in recent days.
Even while West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is seeking to expand out of the state with the help of anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, a section of leaders within the party reason that the move is not realistic. The leaders claim that there is a parallel in national ambition of Ms Banerjee with that of the BSP chief Mayawati, who incidentally lost Uttar Pradesh later to Samajwadi Party.
BJP patriarch L.K. Advani came for a fulsome praise from members of the Lok Sabha cutting across party lines on Friday, with CPI leader Basudev Acharya calling him “father of the House”.
Dashing the hopes of caretaker Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for immediate Assembly elections, the Union Cabinet, in its meeting on Saturday, decided to recommend President’s Rule in the nation
Pepper spray and knives were out as the pro and anti-Telangana MPs clashed in the Lok Sabha when the government hurriedly introduced the Telengana Bill on Thursday.
Announcing a major push of the railway network across the Northeast, Mallikarjun Kharge told Parliament the railways were on course to convert the strategically-important 510-km-long Rangiya-Murkongselek metre gauge line into broad gauge in the current year. He also said that Itanagar would soon be on the railway map, as the new Harmuti-Naharlagun line is expected to be commissioned shortly.
Keeping passenger fares and freight rates unchanged, railway minister Mallikarjuna Kharge announced the government’s intention to open the rail sector for foreign and domestic investment in his 1014-15 interim budget speech on Wednesday.