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Rajya Sabha: Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi sworn in amid “shame” chants

Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Thursday took oath as a member of Rajya Sabha amid chants of “shame” from members of the Congress, who have criticised the appointment as an assault on the independence of the judiciary. Justice Gogoi, who retired as the country’s top judge just four months ago, had defended...

Congress brings Pilot to soothe rebellion in Gujarat Congress before RS polls

It seems Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot has been entrusted by the Congress to ensure that Gujarat Congress does not follow the footsteps of the party’s Madhya Pradesh unit. Pilot met the Congress MLAs from Gujarat in Jaipur’s Shiv Vilas Hotel on Tuesday as the party frantically tried to keep its flock together ahead...

MP Congress moves SC seeking release of MLAs from ‘BJP’s captivity’

The Madhya Pradesh Congress has moved the Supreme Court accusing BJP of ‘abducting’ and keeping in captivity its 16 MLAs, seeking their release from ‘BJP’s captivity’. The apex court is going to likely to hear the plea on Wednesday. In a letter to the governor, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath on Tuesday 17...

More trouble for Kamal Nath: Rebel MLAs claim 20 more Congress MLAs ready to join BJP

Rebel Congress MLAs from political crisis-hit Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday claimed 20 more MLAs from the grand old party want to join them and they were thinking of joining BJP in the days to come. Speaking to reporters for the first time after arriving in Bengaluru and sending in their resignations, the 22 MLAs said...

Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah released after 7 months in detention

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah was released after over seven months in custody under the Public Safety Act or PSA, a stringent law that allows detention without trial. Farooq Abdullah, 83, was placed under detention along with several leaders including his son Omar Abdullah and PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti on August 5, when...

CM Kamal Nath says coronavirus is in MP politics, meets Governor to discuss Floor Test

In a latest twist in the Madhya Pradesh government crisis, Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Friday met Governor Lalji Tandon and discussed the floor test of his government. Notably, the resignation of 22 Congress MLAs following Jyotiraditya Scindia’s defection to BJP has left the Kamal Nath government in crisis. Notably, Nath has also urged him...

Jyotiraditya was worried about his political future: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday finally opened up on the exit of his close aide Jyotiraditya Scindia. Speaking to the media on Scindia’s defection to the ruling BJP, Gandhi said Scindia abandoned his ideology because he was worried about his political future. “There is a difference between what Jyotiraditya Scindia is saying and what...

Congress is living in denial, says Jyotiraditya Scindia after joining BJP

Jyotiraditya Scindia, one of Rahul Gandhi’s closest aides, joined the BJP on Wednesday ending his 18-year-long association with the Congress. His exit along with 21 Madhya Pradesh MLAs has endangered the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh where it had come to power just 15 months ago. On Tuesday, as Holi was celebrated across the country,...

Seven Congress MPs Suspended From Budget Session For ‘Gross Misconduct’

Following the ruckus that continued in the Lok Sabha for the fourth consecutive day of the Budget session disrupting proceedings, seven Congress parliamentarians were suspended from the Lower House for “gross misconduct”. The current session of the Lok Sabha is scheduled to end on April 3. The parliamentarians include Gaurav Gogoi, TN Prathapan, Dean Kuriakose,...

Rahul Equates Centre’s Confidence on Coronavirus With Titanic’s Captain, BJP Hits Back Saying He Should Be Tested For The Virus

In what could pose a major challenge for the union and state governments, the number of coronavirus cases in the country is on the rise, with 30 people testing positive for the virus. The Paytm employee who tested positive for the virus is the twenty-ninth case as a result of which the company had to...

Congress Claims BJP Holds 8 MP MLAs Against Their Will at Gurugram Hotel

A fierce battle has erupted in Madhya Pradesh after Congress leaders levelled allegations against the BJP of reportedly holding at least nine Madhya Pradesh MLAs against their will at a Gurugram hotel. Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said one of those lawmaker, suspended BSP MLA Ramabai has returned despite the BJP leaders trying to stop...

Discussed Delhi Violence, Coronavirus Scare With PM: Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time since he took charge as Delhi CM last month. Post the meeting, Kejriwal said he discussed last week’s violence in several pockets of Delhi and the coronavirus scare during the meeting. “I told him (PM Modi) that...