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August, 2019

 

EC Calls CPI, TMC, NCP for Personal Hearing over Loss of National Party Status

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) face the prospect of losing their national party status following the EC notice. New Delhi: The CPI, TMC and the NCP have been called for a personal hearing by the Election Commission next month which had earlier issued them notices asking why their ‘national party’ status should not be revoked following their performance in the Lok Sabha elections, sources said. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) face…


Kamal Nath Meets Sonia Gandhi After Jyotiraditya Scindia’s ‘Ultimatum’ on PCC Chief Post

Political circles are abuzz with speculation that Scindia is in touch with BJP leaders and he could switch parties unless he is made the PCC chief. New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath called on interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday amid an internal tussle for the post of the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief. The development comes amid reports that former Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia has given an ultimatum to the party to appoint him head of the PCC or he would have to “look for other options”.…


BJP Issues Gag Order on Pragya Thakur After ‘Black Magic’ Remark Post Arun Jaitley’s Death

Her remarks, which came while Jaitley’s family was still coming to terms with his loss, left the BJP leadership red-faced New Delhi: Controversial BJP MP Pragya Thakur’s repeated gaffes have forced the saffron party leadership to restrain her from speaking to the media on any issue. Sources said she has been asked not to speak even at state BJP events or talks for the time being. However, it isn’t clear whether the gag order extends to her tweets as well. Since the time her candidature for the Lok Sabha elections was…


‘I’m Not Afraid…Will Fight it All’: Congress’ Ace Troubleshooter DK Shivakumar Hits Back at Govt

DK Shivakumar, a politician known for his negotiation skills, led the Congress’s attempts to convince the rebel MLAs before the JD(S)-Congress government collapsed in July. DK Shivakumar, Karnataka Congress’s chief troubleshooter and former minister, who will appear before the Enforcement Directorate in Delhi Friday afternoon in connection with a money-laundering case, has alleged that the government is conspiring against him. The probe agency called him again Thursday night after his petition challenging the summons was rejected by the Karnataka High Court. Shivakumar, while addressing the media, questioned the law and…


Shashi Tharoor Does it Again, Tweets Support for PM Modi With ‘Language Challenge’

On Friday, Shashi Tharoor tweeted in support of PM Modi’s initiative to ‘learn one new word a day from an Indian language other than our own’. New Delhi: Rebuke from colleagues, a notice and jokes on Twitter — it seems nothing can stop Congress MP Shashi Tharoor from ‘praising’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On Friday, Tharoor tweeted in support of PM Modi’s initiative to “learn one new word a day from an Indian language other than our own”. The Thiruvananthapuram MP was referring to the Prime Minister’s video address at the…