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Political malice do not benefit country: BSP on Rahul's disqualification

A day after Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from Parliament, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati on Saturday referred to the Emergency as she took a swipe at both the Congress and the BJP, saying political malice and hatred had not benefited the country in the past and neither will in the future. She said the Congress must think whether what happened during the Emergency in 1975 and what is happening now with its leader Rahul Gandhi are justified. In a series of tweets, Mayawati said the

25 Mar 2023 4:17 pm
Rahul Gandhi Lok Sabha disqualification row: Here is what you need to know

Rahul Gandhi during press conference earlier today said that he can't be silenced by being disqualified from Lok Sabha

25 Mar 2023 2:32 pm
Will not be scared by disqualification or being put in jail, says Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi claimed on Saturday that he has been disqualified from the Lok Sabha because Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scared of his next speech on the Adani issue and alleged that the whole game was to distract people from the panic that the government was feeling over the matter. At his first press conference after being disqualified from the Lok Sabha, Gandhi said he will keep asking questions on the issue involving industrialist Gautam Adani's business empire and will not

25 Mar 2023 2:01 pm
Cong holds protests at Guj headquarters against Rahul Gandhi's conviction

Congress workers on Friday held silent protests at 19 district headquarters in Gujarat against the conviction of Rahul Gandhi in a 2019 defamation case by a court in Surat, a party spokesperson said. The Congress has instructed party workers to hold protests in all 33 districts in the state against the conviction and two-year jail term to Rahul Gandhi, he said. The Surat court sentenced Gandhi to two years jail on Thursday but granted him bail and suspended the sentence for 30 days to allow him

24 Mar 2023 5:02 pm
Oppn holds protest march alleging 'democracy in danger', seeks JPC probe

Several opposition parties on Friday held a protest march from Parliament, alleging that democracy is in danger and demanding a JPC probe into the Adani issue. Addressing the media at Vijay Chowk, several leaders, including Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, also raised the issue of Rahul Gandhi's conviction in a 2019 criminal defamation case by a Surat court and alleged that the government was targeting the opposition with cases to suppress their voices. After a protest inside the Parliamen

24 Mar 2023 2:58 pm
Can't blame all Gandhi surnames because Rahul insulted democracy: Rijiju

As Rahul Gandhi's conviction triggered a political slugfest, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday took a fresh dig at him saying one cannot blame all Gandhi surnames just because the Congress leader insulted Indian democracy, its armed forces and country's institutions. Rahul Gandhi's conviction in a 2019 criminal defamation case by a Surat court has been slammed by opposition parties, including the AAP, which rallied behind the former Congress chief and accused the ruling party of hatching a con

24 Mar 2023 12:28 pm
Cong plans mass agitation, to meet Prez Murmu to discuss Rahul's conviction

The Congress has decided to take to the streets to protest Rahul Gandhi's conviction and will meet President Droupadi Murmu along with other parties. The main opposition party announced a mass agitation on Thursday immediately after Rahul Gandhi was convicted by a Surat court in a defamation case and said it will not just fight the case legally but also politically. Following the court verdict, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge convened a meeting of senior party leaders and MPs at his reside

24 Mar 2023 9:43 am
UP govt has given jobs to 550,000 youngsters in last 6 years: CM Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Thursday said his government has given jobs to over 5.5 lakh youngsters in the last six years with complete fairness and transparency. While handing over appointment letters to newly appointed officers of various departments recruited through the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission examinations, he said 43 candidates from the Mukhyamantri Abhyudaya Coaching Scheme have cleared the test. Even as the state's recruitment process for government servic

23 Mar 2023 8:58 pm
Surat courts hands Rahul Gandhi 2-year jail term in defamation case

Matter pertains to remarks against Modi surname made at public meeting in 2019

23 Mar 2023 8:32 pm
Sentenced to 2-year jail, Rahul Gandhi quotes Mahatma Gandhi in Tweet

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter on Thursday and posted a Mahatma Gandhi after he was pronounced guilty by a court in a 2019 criminal defamation case

23 Mar 2023 3:50 pm
Rahul Gandhi's remarks harm Congress, party sinking: Kiren Rijiju

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju Thursday said Rahul Gandhi's remarks have caused harm to the Congress whose leaders were worried that the party's fortunes were sinking. Rijiju's remarks came after a Gujarat court convicted Gandhi for his 'Modi surname' comments and handed out a two-year jail term to the Lok Sabha member from Wayanad. The court granted Gandhi bail and suspended the sentence for 30 days to allow him to appeal in a higher court. Whatever Rahul Gandhi says causes harm. It causes harm not

23 Mar 2023 1:40 pm
Akhilesh should not try to gain sympathy saying he will be arrested: Maurya

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Thursday said Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav should not try to gain sympathy by claiming that he can get arrested. He made the remark while talking to reporters at his residence here. The BJP leader said those who do wrong go to jail. However, till now no information regarding the same has come to his knowledge. He should not try to gain sympathy by making such statement and should concentrate on his party. In 2024 the SP will be

23 Mar 2023 1:38 pm
Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid ruckus by Opposition

Both the houses of Parliament were adjourned till 2 p.m. minutes after the proceeding began on Thursday

23 Mar 2023 12:35 pm
BJP stalling all-important proceedings in Parl as logjam continues: Gogoi

With the stalemate in Parliament between the BJP and the opposition, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi hit out at the BJP-led central govt and accused it of stalling the all-important proceedings in Parliament

23 Mar 2023 10:21 am
Why is PM Modi so scared?: Kejriwal takes dig at Centre amid poster row

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hit out at the Centre over the action by Delhi Police against persons, who allegedly put up objectionable posters on Prime Minister Modi across the national capital

23 Mar 2023 7:34 am
Parliament must function: Cong MP Tewari slams Centre over adjournment

Congress MP Manish Tewari on Wednesday hit out at the Centre over premature adjournment of the ongoing Budget session and said that it is the duty of the government to make the Parliament function

23 Mar 2023 7:24 am
Won't contest Assembly elections till Article 370 is restored: Mehbooba

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday vowed not to contest assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir till Article 370 is restored, saying it be might a foolish decision, but the issue is an emotional one for her. In an interview with PTI here, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister also said that assembly elections are not happening in the Union Territory as the Centre is scared that if there is an elected government, then it will not be able to pursue its hidden agenda. The Centre in 2019 ha

22 Mar 2023 7:24 pm
Budget file received at 9:25 pm, approval sent back at 10:05 pm: LG House

An official at the L-G House said that Saxena had approved the Annual Financial Statement 2023-2024 with certain observations and the file was sent back to the Chief Minister on March 9

21 Mar 2023 7:08 am
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid uproar over Rahul's democracy remark

Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned till 2 pm Monday amid ruckus in the House over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's democracy remarks. As soon as the proceedings started, members of the treasury benches began raising the issue. Opposition members, including those from the Congress, also began shouting slogans demanding a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into alleged stock manipulation by the Adani Group. Speaker Om Birla repeatedly urged the members to allow the House to function. As the

20 Mar 2023 12:34 pm