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Forgery case against ‘BJP’ leader Jyotiraditya Scindia closed

The Madhya Pradesh Economic Offences Wing has closed a case against former Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and his family members, in which they were accused of falsifying a property document while selling land, an official said on Tuesday. Scindia quit the Congress on March 10 and later joined the BJP. His resignation from the Congress...

Shivraj Singh Chouhan takes oath as MP CM for the fourth time

BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday took oath as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. This is his fourth term as CM of the state after BJP snatched power from Kamal Nath in a nasty political battle. The slugfest for power in Madhya Pradesh started with the exit of Jyotiraditya Scindia from Congress and ended...

Kamal exits, Mama to return to power with Maharaj’s support

The suspense in the Madhya Pradesh political thriller finally ended on Friday, with Chief Minister Kamal Nath tendering his resignation ahead of the crucial trust vote. Nath’s resignation was expected as last-ditch efforts to woo the rebel Congress MLAs failed and the Congress government with its wafer-thin majority gone was almost certain to lose the...

Governor within rights to ask for trust vote in Madhya Pradesh: SC

In a major blow to the Congress party in Madhya Pradesh, the Supreme Court on Thursday said the Governor was within his rights to ask for a trust vote if a government lost its majority while the state assembly is not in session. “If the House is not in session and if the government loses...

NCP MLA Kandhal Jadeja to support BJP in RS polls

The lone Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA in the Gujarat Assembly, Kandhal Jadeja, on Tuesday announced his support to the ruling BJP, which is busy in garnering the support required for winning three of the four Rajya Sabha seats on offer. The election for the four Rajya Sabha seats is scheduled on March 26. Notably,...

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...

MP Governor asks CM to prove majority tomorrow

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon has written a stern letter to Chief Minister Kamal Nath, asking him to prove his majority in the state by Tuesday. The letter asks the Congress veteran to prove his government’s majority in the state Assembly within a day “or else it will be considered that your government does not...

Gujarat Congress suspends 5 MLAs who resigned before RS Polls

Congress MLAs who have resigned are Pravin Maru from Gadhada, Pradyumansinh Jadeja from Abdasa, Soma Koli Patel from Limbdi, J V Kakadia from Dhari and Mangal Gavit from Dang. Following the acceptance of their resignations, the Congress party has suspended the MLAs for anti-party activities. In a major debacle for the Gujarat Congress, five of...
No Floor Test for Kamal Nath government today, MP Assembly adjourned till March 26

No Floor Test for Kamal Nath government today, MP Assembly adjourned till March 26

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon walked out of the state assembly on Monday amid Congress slogans of “respect the house” after he said in his opening address to “follow the Constitution”. The house was then adjourned till March 26. “All must follow the rules under the Constitution so that dignity of Madhya Pradesh remains protected,”...

Bad news for those hoping for cheaper petrol, diesel

Following the fall in crude oil prices in the global market, many Indians were hopeful that the Indian government will pass on the benefit to people. In fact, fuel prices were witnessing a gradual decline in for the past 5-6 day in tandem with crude prices. However, it seems the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at...