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BJP top brass holds meeting with in-charges of poll-bound states

New Delhi: Union Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah, BJP Working President JP Nadda, and BJP National General Secretary (Organisation) B L Santosh on Tuesday held a meeting with election in-charges of the states of Haryana, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Delhi. Assembly polls in Maharashtra, Haryana, and Jharkhand are slated for later this year. Polls … More content at The Siasat Daily

20 Aug 2019 2:58 pm
Ratul Puri’s arrest purely ‘mala fide’ action: Kamal Nath

Bhopal: Calling the arrest of his nephew Ratul Puri in a bank fraud case a “mala fide action”, Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday said that he is not connected with Puri’s business while adding that the courts will take corrective stand in the matter. “I have no connection with the business they are doing. … More content at The Siasat Daily

20 Aug 2019 1:31 pm
Maharashtra: MNS withdraws shutdown call

Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Monday withdrew its call for bandh on August 22. The MNS has called for a bandh after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had summoned party chief Raj Thackeray in connection with a case pertaining to alleged irregularities related to Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) loan in Kohinoor CTNL. Maharashtra … More content at The Siasat Daily

20 Aug 2019 1:11 pm
DMK to protest in Delhi against abrogation of Article 370

New Delhi: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday announced that it will be holding a protest in the National Capital against the abrogation of Article 370. The protest scheduled to be held at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar will be attended by DMK parliamentarians and other lawmakers. Earlier, DMK president MK Stalin had chaired a meeting with … More content at The Siasat Daily

19 Aug 2019 9:06 pm
Manmohan Singh elected unopposed to RS

Jaipur (Rajasthan): Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh was on Monday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan where the Congress has a slim majority in the state Assembly. The BJP did not field any candidate against the senior Congress leader. The 86-year-old leader had earlier represented Assam in the Upper House for 28 … More content at The Siasat Daily

19 Aug 2019 7:26 pm
Chhattisgarh CM meets Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Chattisgarh Chief Minister on Monday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with General Secretary for the state P L Punia and discussed organisational matters relating to the state. “We have discussed various issues pertaining to internal matters. Also we have been given instructions on how to function properly,” Punia told reporters after the … More content at The Siasat Daily

19 Aug 2019 5:22 pm
Amit Shah holds meeting with NSA Doval, Gauba over J-K

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday held a meeting with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Intelligence Bureau Chief Arvind Kumar and top officials to review the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Sources told ANI that officials briefed Shah about the present situation in Jammu and Kashmir after the … More content at The Siasat Daily

19 Aug 2019 5:15 pm
Mokama MLA being framed by govt in AK 47 case: Cong MP Akhilesh

Muzaffarpur: Congress Muzaffarpur MP Akhilesh Singh on Monday backed independent MLA Anant Kumar Singh stating that he is being framed by the government in the AK 47 case. Congress lawmaker’s statement comes days after police recovered an AK-47 rifle and a hand grenade from Anant Singh’s residence in Ladma village. “He is not a thief. … More content at The Siasat Daily

19 Aug 2019 3:37 pm
Priyanka hits out at government over economic slowdown

New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Monday slammed the government’s silence over job losses following the slowdown in the economy. “Silence of government is dangerous. The businesses of companies are stagnant. People are being fired from their jobs and the BJP government is silent. Who is responsible for this great recession in the … More content at The Siasat Daily

19 Aug 2019 2:30 pm
Delhi Congress leaders meet Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Ahead of Assembly elections due early next year in the national capital, senior Delhi Congress leaders on Monday met Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi here. According to the Congress leaders, Delhi unit in-charge P.C. Chakco, state working President Rajesh Lilothia and Harun Yusuf discussed various issues with Gandhi. The post of Delhi Congress … More content at The Siasat Daily

19 Aug 2019 1:58 pm
Gehlot blames ex-CM Raje for lapses in Pehlu Khan probe

Jaipur: Blaming former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s government for reported lapses in the Pehlu Khan lynching case, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said his government has formed an SIT to investigate the case. The previous BJP government changed four Investigating Officers in the Pehlu Khan case, Gehlot said at a press conference here. … More content at The Siasat Daily

19 Aug 2019 12:12 pm
Telangana: Around 60 prominent TDP leaders join BJP

Hyderabad: Around 60 prominent national, state and district level leaders of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) along with thousands of party workers on Sunday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here in presence of BJP working president JP Nadda. “It is a very, very good sign as far as the Telangana unit is concerned, as … More content at The Siasat Daily

19 Aug 2019 9:52 am
Assembly battle soon but Delhi Congress headless

New Delhi: Even after close to a month since Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit passed away, the grand old party is struggling to find a replacement in the national capital where Assembly elections will be held in about six months. The deliberations on the next head have propped up speculation that among those being considered … More content at The Siasat Daily

19 Aug 2019 12:19 am
National president of BJP will be elected before Dec 31: Nadda

Hyderabad: BJP will elect its national president before December 31, said the party’s working president JP Nadda while addressing a public meeting here on Sunday. “In September, elections will be held on 8 lakh booths. In October, Mandal elections will be held, and in November Zila elections will be held. By December 15 elections in … More content at The Siasat Daily

18 Aug 2019 10:40 pm
Jungle Raj in Madhya Pradesh under Kamal Nath rule:Shivraj Singh

Panaji: Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday hit out at the Kamal Nath government alleging law and order situation in the state was deteriorating. “A situation of ‘Jungle Raj’ has developed in Madhya Pradesh. We had worked so hard to make Madhya Pradesh an ‘island of peace'”, Chouhan said. Chouhan said … More content at The Siasat Daily

18 Aug 2019 9:23 pm
Yogi Adityanath likely to expand his Cabinet shortly

Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath may effect the much-awaited expansion of Cabinet soon. Speculations the Cabinet expansion have got rife ever since Adityanath along with state unit party president Swatantra Dev Singh met BJP national president Amit Shah and party’s working president J P Nadda on Friday. Among the names which are … More content at The Siasat Daily

18 Aug 2019 8:55 pm
Nehru’s ‘wrong’ policies delayed Goa’s liberation: Chouhan

Panaji: Former Prime Minister late Jawaharlal Nehru’s “wrong” policies not only led to prolonging of the vexed Jammu and Kashmir problem, but also delayed the liberation of Goa from Portuguese yoke, BJP national Vice President Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.Chouhan, who is in Goa to address the party workers as part of BJP’s … More content at The Siasat Daily

18 Aug 2019 7:05 pm
Conditions of SCs,STs deteriorating due to sluggish economy: BSP

New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday claimed that the economic condition of the people belonging to SC, ST and OBC categories is continuously deteriorating due to India’s sluggish economy. To resolve the existing issue, she urged the Centre and the state governments to provide employment to these sections by filling the … More content at The Siasat Daily

18 Aug 2019 5:54 pm
Defence Minister Singh praises Khattar for his rule in Haryana

Panchkula: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday flagged off Bharatiya Janata Party’s “Jan Ashirwad Yatra” in Kalka to drum up support for the party in view of the coming Assembly elections. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and many other senior BJP leaders were present on the occasion. In … More content at The Siasat Daily

18 Aug 2019 5:36 pm
Ready to face any investigation: Kumaraswamy

Dakshin Kannada: Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Sunday said he was ready to face any investigation into the alleged phone tapping case which will now be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). ‘I am ready to face any investigation into the telephone taping issue. Let there be an international-level enquiry … More content at The Siasat Daily

18 Aug 2019 5:29 pm
Sonia, Rahul greet nation on Parsi new year, Navroz

New Delhi: Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and former party chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday greeted the people of the Zoroastrian community on the occasion of Navroz. In a statement, Sonia Gandhi said, “Every new begining is the chance to make most out of it”, she added, while praying that the “coming year may further … More content at The Siasat Daily

17 Aug 2019 11:43 pm
BJP delegation led by Arun Singh to visit China on August 24

New Delhi: A BJP delegation led by party’s national general secretary Arun Singh will visit China on August 24. The delegation comprising five MPs among other leaders will meet the leaders of the Chinese ruling Communist Party. This assumes significance in the wake of the expected visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to India later … More content at The Siasat Daily

17 Aug 2019 10:57 pm
Union Minister Harsimrat proposes to paint Sultanpur Lodhi white

Sultanpur Lodhi (Punjab): Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday mooted a proposal to paint Sultanpur Lodhi white on the occasion of 550th Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev and said she would seek the help of the Sikh Sangat to make this possible. The Union Minister, who visited this town today to take … More content at The Siasat Daily

17 Aug 2019 10:00 pm
BJP races ahead in preparing for UP by-elections

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh is gearing up for by-elections to 13 Assembly seats, the dates for which are likely to be announced next month. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is already racing ahead of all other parties when it comes to preparations for the by-elections. The party has initiated the process of short-listing its candidates and … More content at The Siasat Daily

17 Aug 2019 6:40 pm
Politicians seek blessings of Lord Balaji in Tirumala

Tirupati: Several politicians took the blessings of Lord Balaji here in Tirumala on Saturday morning. Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Andhra Pradesh Minister P Viswaroop, Chittoor Member of Parliament Reddeppa and YSRCP MLA Govardhan Reddy have offered prayers to the almighty along with their respective family members. They were welcomed by the temple authorities and … More content at The Siasat Daily

17 Aug 2019 3:54 pm