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Now, Sisir Adhikari joins BJP at Amit Shah’s poll rally

TMC turncoat Suvendu Adhikari’s father and veteran politician and MP Sisir Adhikari on Sunday followed the footsteps of his two sons—Suvendu and Soumendu— and joined the BJP amid the presence of Union home minister Amit Shah. Sisir Adhikari chanted “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” after joining the saffron party at an election rally in West Bengal....

Major embarrassment for Bengal BJP as its poll candidates say they never joined BJP

In a major embarrassment for the Bengal BJP, a candidate named by the party from Kolkata’s Chowringhee has said that her name was announced by the saffron party without her consent. Notably, late Congress leader Soumen Mitra’s wife Shikha Mitra’s name was announced by the BJP, but she has clarified that she is “not contesting...

Arun Govil aka ‘Lord Ram’ joins BJP

Actor Arun Govil, known for playing Lord Ram in the television series ‘Ramayana’, joined the BJP on Thursday at its office in Delhi. He said, “Now I want to contribute to the nation and for that we need a platform. BJP is the best platform today.” There is no clarity on whether he will contest...

BJP MP Ram Swaroop Sharma found dead at Delhi residence

A two-time BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi, Ram Swaroop Sharma, was found dead at his residence in Delhi on Wednesday. Sharma, 62, was found hanging in his room and the Delhi Police is investigating whether it is a case of suicide, or not. Delhi Police’s PRO Chinmoy Biswal said that the MP was found...

Chaos in Rajasthan Assembly over phone tapping allegations, BJP MLA suspended for a week

The Rajasthan Assembly witnessed chaos on Tuesday as the Opposition protested against the Speaker for rejecting two adjournment motions. These adjournment motions pertained to the alleged tapping of phones of the people’s representatives. A senior BJP MLA and a former minister Madan Dilawar was also suspended for seven days by the Speaker. On Monday, the...

After TMC’s objection, BJP’s poll candidate for Bengal Swapan Dasgupta resigns from Rajya Sabha

Political commentator Swapan Dasgupta on Tuesday resigned from the Rajya Sabha hours after the Trinamool Congress objected to him contesting the West Bengal Assembly election on a BJP ticket. Notably, Dasgupta has been chosen by the BJP as its candidate from the Tarakeshwar Assembly constituency. He sent his resignation to Rajya Sabha chairperson Venkaiah Naidu...

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat tenders resignation

A year before Assembly polls are due in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday tendered his resignation to Governor Baby Rani Maurya. His resignation comes as the BJP has decided to go for a course-correction amid growing resentment against him in party cadres and MLAs. His exit was certain, especially after his Delhi...

PM Modi says BJP will bring real change in Bengal

Ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a no-holds-barred attack on Trinamool Congress and its chief Mamata Banerjee. PM Modi accused the Bengal CM of betraying the people of the state and said that real change will come to Bengal if BJP is voted to power. Targeting political...

Petition filed against election of BJP councillor Keyur Rokadia in Vadodara

The BJP recorded a thumping victory in the civic body elections in Gujarat decimating the Congress to its lowest tally. The saffron party went on to win all the six municipal corporations for which elections were held on February 21 and retained power in all of them. Now, the victory of the BJP candidate from...

Mamata Banerjee to contest poll from Nandigram against BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari

In what could be one of the most high voltage political battles, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will be contesting the Assembly election from Nandigram and vacate her Bhowanipore seat. In Nandigram, she will be fighting against TMC turncoat Suvendu Adhikari, who has joined the BJP and repeatedly attacked her and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee....

Vasundhara Raje to go on a Dev Darshan Yatra to revive her political career

BJP leader Vasundhara Raje’s March 8 Dev Darshan Yatra has a multi-dimensional political objective attached to it. Raje will be on this religious tour on her birthday and it is being described as a journey to expose the failure of the Ashok Gehlot government to fulfill the aspirations of the people. Raje is keen to...

Emergency was wrong and a mistake, accepts Rahul Gandhi

After decades of debate over the imposition of Emergency in India, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has accepted that the move by her grandmother and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was “wrong” and a “mistake”. Rahul Gandhi said this during a conversation with India’s former chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu. Notably, the Emergency was imposed by...