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BJP MLAs stage protests against Yogi government inside UP assembly

Over 100 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs sat on an unprecedented dharna (protest) inside the Uttar Pradesh assembly along with opposition members. They accused the Yogi Government of harassing a ruling party lawmaker. While the Assembly session was underway BJP MLA from Loni constituency Nand Kishor Gurjar stood up to speak and alleged harassment by […]

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Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra Chief Minister Resigns

Devendra Fadnavis resigned as Chief Minister of Maharashtra 80-hours after being sworn in for a second term in an early morning coup last week with the support of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar. His resignation came after the Supreme Court ordered an “immediate” floor test, to be telecast live, so that Fadnavis could […]

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Supreme Court allows disqualified Karnataka MLAs to contest bypolls

The Supreme Court today confirmed the disqualification of 17 Karnataka MLAs whose revolt triggered the collapse of the Janata Dal Secular-Congress government but, the court cancelled the Speaker’s decision to bar the rebel MLAs from contesting polls till 2023. “In a parliamentary democracy, morality is equally binding on the government and the opposition,” the Supreme […]

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Kumaraswamy led Congress-JDS coalition government fail to win trust vote

The Congress – Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government fell in Karnataka after, HD Kumaraswamy got 99 votes losing the trust vote with 105 votes against the government. The 14 month old Congress-JD(S) coalition fell, which means BS Yeddyurappa led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would return as chief minister in Karnataka. Kumaraswamy termed the current state […]

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Politicians “condemn” Indian cricket team wearing orange jersey

The Congress and Samajwadi Party have opposed the orange jerseys sported by the Indian cricket team when they play against England in the 2019 World Cup match on June 30th. Muslim MLAs in the Maharashtra state assembly condemned the orange jersey that will be donned by Team India. Abu Asim Azmi, a Samajwadi Party MLA, […]

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Rahul Gandhi’s “sarcastic” tweet mocks Indian Army, dogs, Yoga and “New India”

The Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted a photograph of the Indian Army dogs performing Yoga along with their handlers on the occasion of International Yoga Day. Social media erupted in a storm after Mr. Gandhi  managed to mock the “army, a dog unit and the yoga tradition” in a single tweet. Member of Parliament from […]

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Congress “Jewel” Mani Shankar Aiyar Justifies Neech Jibe Against PM Modi

Congress senior leader Mani Shankar Aiyar justified his 2017 “neech aadmi” (scoundrel) comment against Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that his remark was prophetic. In an article published by news agency The Print, Shankar slammed the Prime Minister for a “dirty election campaign”. He wrote, “Modi needs to be warned that he’s guilty of anti-national […]

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Lakshadweep IAS officer denies Rajiv Gandhi using INS Viraat for personal holiday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dug himself into another controversy by saying how former PM Rajiv Gandhi used the INS Viraat, a naval warship, to go on a holiday. The administrator of Lakshadweep speaking to an Indian news channel said that INS Viraat was indeed stationed in Lakshadweep but the Gandhis were not holidaying aboard the […]

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Sunny Deol Joins BJP, Likely To Contest From Punjab’s Gurdaspur

Actor Sunny Deol, 62, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today, days after he met with party president Amit Shah. Sunny Deol in a short speech said, “Like my father joined Atal Bihari Vajpayee, I have decided to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I want PM Modi for the next five years.” The actor is […]

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A reunion better than Game of Thrones, Mulayam and Mayawati share dias after 2 decades

Rivals for more than twenty five years in electoral politics, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) — Mulayam Singh and Mayawati shared a stage in Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday during a rally for the ongoing Lok Sabha polls. The Yadav stronghold of central Uttar Pradesh has 10 seat which […]

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Election Commission Bans Maneka Gandhi And Azam Khan, Who’s Next?

After Yogi Adityanath and Mayawati, the Election Commission barred two more senior political leaders for violation of the Model Code of Conduct on Monday evening. Samajwadi Party leader, Azam Khan was barred for three days for his “indecent and derogatory” comment against Jaya Prada. While, Union minister Maneka Gandhi was banned for two days for […]

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Sushma Swaraj asks Rahul to maintain speech decorum, but what about Yogi, Modi and Shah?

Foreign Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj asks the Congress President Rahul Gandhi to “try to maintain some decorum of your speech” responding to his comment that Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked his guru (teacher) LK Advani out. Ms. Swaraj tweeted: “#Advaniji Rahulji – Advani ji is our father figure. Your words have […]