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Sedition case against Aisha Sultana: Over a dozen BJP leaders resign in protest

They have called the complaint against Lakshadweep filmmaker Sultana false and unjustified; she had alleged that Centre had used Covid as ‘bioweapon’ in the UT   Lakshadweep: Over a dozen BJP leaders have tendered their resignations in protest after Lakshadweep filmmaker Aisha Sultana was booked for sedition and hate speech. The police had registered an...

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...

Amid speculations of a change of guard, Yogi Adityanath to meet PM Modi tomorrow

With speculations of a change of guard growing in Uttar Pradesh where elections are due next year, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is in Delhi on a two-day visit to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP top brass. The visit comes a day after Jitin Prasada, a top Brahmin face in UP, joined the...

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...

Sheel Dhabhai appointed as acting mayor of Jaipur Greater by Gehlot govt, move surprises BJP

After suspending the mayor of Jaipur Greater Municipal Corporation and three other BJP corporators for unruly behaviour, the Ashok Gehlot government has surprised many by appointing another BJP corporator Sheel Dhabhai as the acting mayor. Dhabhai can serve as the acting mayor for 60 days, according to legal provisions. The Congress’ move has surprised the...

FIR registered against BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, brother in Bengal for stealing relief material

The West Bengal Police has registered a case against BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari and his brother for allegedly stealing relief material worth several lakhs from a municipality office in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district. The case was registered in the Kanthi police station against the duo following a complaint by Ratnadip Manna, a member of...

Punjab govt facing flak for allegedly selling Covaxin to pvt hospitals, SAD demands probe

The Punjab government is facing flak over accusations that it diverted COVID-19 vaccines to private hospitals at hefty margins. With elections due next year, the criticism over the issue can severely dent the Congress party’s image. SAD demands probe Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal has alleged that the Captain Amarinder Singh government has...

BJP loyalist Swapan Dasgupta renominated to Rajya Sabha after losing Bengal election

BJP loyalist Swapan Dasgupta has been renominated to the Rajya Sabha by the Union government. A notification in this regard has been issued by President Ram Nath Kovind. Notably, Dasgupta had resigned from the Rajya Sabha in March hours after the Trinamool Congress objected to him contesting the West Bengal Assembly election on a BJP...

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...

Former mayor & ex-Vasna corporator Amit Shah is the new Ahmedabad BJP president

Former Ahmedabad Mayor Amit Shah has been made Ahmedabad BJP president. The post was held by Jagdish Panchal. Anil Patel has been appointed as the Gandhinagar BJP president. Amit Shah’s name comes after the former mayor had in February this year expressed his displeasure over the BJP’s new rules about eligibility for civic body polls...

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...