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Nima Acharya to be first woman Speaker of Gujarat Assembly

Congress supports Nima Acharya’s nomination, but will field Anil Joshiara against BJP’s Jetha Ahir for the post of deputy Speaker   Gandhinagar: Anjar BJP MLA Dr Nima Acharya will be the new Speaker of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly. Her nomination by BJP has been supported by the Opposition Congress. Thus, she is all set to...

Jignesh Mevani, Kanhaiya Kumar likely to join Congress

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani and Jawaharlal Nehru University’s (JNU) former student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar are likely to join the Congress, according to media reports. Notably, their induction into the grand old party is scheduled on October 2—the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Earlier, the two leaders, with a significant following, were expected to join...

Charanjit Singh Channi sworn in as 16th CM of Punjab; Sukhjinder Randhawa, OP Soni, too, take oath

Chandigarh: Charanjit Singh Channi, three-time Congress MLA from Chamkaur Sahib, took oath as the 16th chief minister of Punjab on Monday. He was administered the oath of office by Governor Banwarilal Purohit. Along with Charanjit Singh Channi, Congress leaders Sukhjinder Randhawa and OP Soni, too, took oath as ministers at the event. The new CM...

‘Baffling’, says Sunil Jakhar on Harish Rawat’s statement that Punjab Congress will fight polls under Sidhu

Congress leader Sunil Jakhar reacts to AICC Punjab-incharge Harish Rawat’s statement Chandigarh: Punjab Congress in-charge and All India Congress Committee spokesperson Harish Rawat’s statement saying next year’s Assembly elections will be fought under the leadership of state party president Navjyot Singh Sidhu is ‘baffling’, said Congress leader...

Punjab: Rahul Gandhi to attend Charanjit Singh Channi’s swearing-in on Monday

Chandigarh: Congress leader and MP Rahul Gandhi will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Charanjit Singh Channi as the new chief minister of Punjab in Chandigarh on Monday. The swearing-in will take place at 11 am. The confirmation comes after earlier reports that Rahul Gandhi was unlikely to attend the ceremony. Charanjit Singh Channi’s name was...

Charanjit Singh Channi will be Punjab’s next CM, announces Congress

Congress on Sunday announced that Charanjit Singh Channi will be the next chief minister of Punjab. The development comes after Captain Amarinder Singh quit as the chief minister resulting in a major political drama in the state which will go to the polls next year. The announcement about the new CM came from the AICC...

Amarinder Singh resigns as chief minister of Punjab

Amarinder Singh had conveyed his displeasure at the ‘humiliation’ to Congress president Sonia Gandhi earlier in the day Chandigarh: Shortly after reportedly conveying his displeasure at the humiliation meted out to him, Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as the chief minister of Punjab. He submitted his resignation to Governor Banwarilal Purohiit at Raj Bhavan in...

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh informs Sonia Gandhi he will quit if humiliation continues: Reports  

Congress has called an urgent legislative meeting in Punjab on Saturday evening Chandigarh: Ahead of a scheduled meeting of the Congress Legislative Party meeting on Saturday evening, Punjab Chief Minister has reportedly made his displeasure known to party chief Sonia Gandhi. According to reports Amarinder Singh has conveyed to Sonia Gandhi that he will quit...

As dissent in Punjab grows, Congress calls urgent meeting of MLAs on Saturday

Several Congress MLAs had made representation seeking a legislative party meeting, said AICC general secretary Harish Rawat   Chandigarh: With the rift within the Punjab unit of Congress increasing, the party high command has called for an urgent meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) on Saturday. The meeting will be held at 5 pm...

Pegasus row: Surjewala lashes out at Centre, says refusal to answer Supreme Court is its insult

New Delhi: Several weeks after it surfaced, the Pegasus row continues to remain in spotlight. A day after the Centre refused to file a detailed affidavit regarding the spyware scandal citing security issues, Congress general secretary Randeep Surjewala lashed out at the BJP government for insulting the apex court. In a tweet on Tuesday morning,...

Congress will fight UP election under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi: Salman Khurshid

Congress leader Salman Khurshid has revealed that the grand old party will go for the Assembly polls due in Uttar Pradesh next year under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi. However, the former Union minister did not reveal who will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate. The veteran leader of the Congress party and a former...

Karnataka BJP MLA Shrimant Patil says he was offered cash to join party, backtracks later

Bengaluru: In a major embarrassment to the BJP, its MLA in Karnataka Shrimant Patil claimed that he had been offered cash by the saffron party to join it. Patil was the Congress MLA at that time and was part of the Congress-JDS government that had collapsed in 2019. Shrimant Patil resigned from his seat, Kagwad,...