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Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot may expand Cabinet this week

Due to the growing political pressure being exerted by the rebels led by Sachin Pilot, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is likely to expand his Cabinet this week. Pilot, who is camping in Delhi and in touch with Priyanka Gandhi, has been insisting that the MLAs who sided with him during last year’s rebellion should...

Amid speculations, Sachin Pilot says “not joining BJP”

Former deputy chief minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot will hold talks with AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on the current political crisis in Rajasthan Congress. Pilot has denied the speculation that he was joining the BJP. The Congress leader said he never had any conversation with BJP leader Rita Bahuguna on the issue of joining...

Ghar Wapsi: Mukul Roy dumps BJP to return to TMC with son Shubhranshu

In a major blow for the BJP, the saffron party’s first import from the Trinamool Congress in Bengal and its national vice president, Mukul Roy, on Friday returned to TMC ending weeks of speculations. His son, Shubhranshu, also returned to TMC. He was felicitated by TMC MP and Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee at the...

After Jitin Prasada’s exit, Sachin Pilot again raising his voice for rehabilitation of rebels

Ten months after leading a rebellion along with 19 dissident MLAs, Sachin Pilot has once again raised his voice. Pilot was waiting for the lockdown in the state to end to demand the rehabilitation of his group. Notably, the development comes at a time when former Union minister and a close aide of Rahul Gandhi,...

Jitin Prasada dumps Congress to join BJP ahead of next year’s UP Assembly election

In a major blow to the Congress ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election scheduled next year, former Union minister Jitin Prasada on Wednesday joined the BJP. He met Union ministers Amit Shah and Piyush Goyal before officially joining the saffron party in Delhi. He also met party president JP Nadda at his residence. This...

Mohan Prakash is Ashok Gehlot’s choice for Gujarat Congress

Rajasthan’s former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot has expressed his inability to take charge as the AICC general secretary in-charge for Gujarat. The position of the party’s general secretary for Gujarat fell vacant due to the untimely demise of Rajiv Satav of Maharashtra. After the inability expressed by Pilot to take up the responsibility of...

Reverse Migration: TMC defectors who joined BJP queuing up to return

In yet another embarrassment for the BJP that failed to clinch power from Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal, several leaders of the saffron party who left the Trinamool Congress to join BJP are again queuing up to rejoin TMC. Notably, before the polls, these TMC turncoats, including MLAs and MPs, made a beeline to join...

Bengal: Mamata refuses to release chief secretary despite Centre’s “unilateral” order

Even as the elections are over, the tussle between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the BJP-led Union government continues. Banerjee is now miffed with the Centre for issuing a unilateral order asking Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay to report to the Union government. Banerjee wrote a long letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Toolkit Controversy: Congress writes to Twitter for action against 11 Union ministers

After the Congress leaders who had complained against BJP’s Sambit Patra for an alleged fake tweet were issued notice by the Delhi Police, the Congress has up its ante against the Union government on the issue. Notably, the Delhi Police that comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs has launched a probe into the toolkit...

Congress toolkit controversy escalates after Delhi police summons party leaders

In a further escalation of the Congress toolkit controversy, the Delhi Police has served notices to two Congress leaders who had complained against BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra’s alleged manipulated tweet on the issue. The two Congress leaders—Rohan Gupta and Rajiv Gowda—have been asked by the police to join the investigation and record their statements. Meanwhile,...

Mamata Banerjee to contest bypoll from Bhowanipore

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is all set to contest the Assembly bypoll from Bhowanipore—a seat that she sacrificed to contest against TMC turncoat Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram which eventually resulted in her defeat. Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Shobhandeb Chatterjee, who won the poll from Bhowanipore, has resigned from the Assembly to make way...

Twitter labels Sambit Patra’s tweet on toolkit controversy as ‘manipulated media’

In a major embarrassment for BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra, a tweet by him on the alleged toolkit prepared by the Congress to bring disrepute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic has been labelled as ‘manipulated media’ by Twitter on Thursday. According to the social media giant’s user policies, it may label...