Shiv Sena breaks 29-year-old alliance with BJP, to go solo in 2019 Lok Sabha, Maharashtra Assembly elections

Shiv Sena today decided to end its 29-year-old alliance with the BJP and said it will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly elections independent of its ally at the Centre and in the state. With its eyes set on the 2019 elections, the Shiv Sena’s national executive meeting at Mumbai’s NSCI grounds decided to go solo. “We will […]

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CPI(M) not for tie-up with Congress

The draft political resolution adopted at the meeting of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) here has ruled out any electoral alliance or understanding with the Congress, party general secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Sunday. The final decision will be taken at the Party Congress to be held in Hyderabad in April, and electoral tactics […]

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Election Commission of India recommends to President to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

The Election Commission of India (ECI) is learnt to have recommended to President Ram Nath Kovind that 20 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs be disqualified on the office-of-profit charge. The President is bound by the Commission’s recommendation. The Commission, however, refused to comment on the issue, stating that the matter was sub judice. As and when the President issues orders for […]

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AAP Rajya Sabha candidate Narain Dass Gupta’s nomination accepted

The nomination of Narain Dass Gupta, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate for the Rajya Sabha polls from Delhi, was on Monday accepted by the Returning Officer (RO), after having been put on hold on January 6 over an office of profit charge. “Nomination of AAP’s RS candidate Shri ND Gupta accepted. Congress’s frivolous complaint dismissed. Cheap publicity stunt based on […]

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Triple talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan joins BJP

Ishrat Jahan, one of the petitioners in the triple talaq case, has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday. Ms. Jahan, a resident of Howrah district, was inducted into the party at its Howrah office. She was among the five petitioners in the triple talaq case, that led to Union government tabling a bill to criminalise talaq-e-biddat. Ms. Jahan […]

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