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Chandigarh: Litmus test for BJP in mayoral polls today

Himani Bahuguna Chandigarh The mayoral election, scheduled for Friday will be a litmus test for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), since both Rajesh Kalia, party’s official candidate and Satish Kainth, the rebel councillor who has filed  nomination for the post as an Independent candidate, will fight for the top post.Interestingly, unlike last year when Asha Jaswal had  withdrawn her

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‘BJP mayor candidate Kalia is a fraud, filed false affidavit on oath’

KAINTH ON TUESDAY SENT A COPY OF THE AFFIDAVIT FILED BY KALIA WITH HIS NOMINATIONS FOR CONTESTING THE ELECTIONS, TO BJP HIGH COMMAND, ALLEGING THAT THE KALIA HAD FURNISHED WRONG INFORMATION ON OATH FOR THE SAKE OF CONTESTING ELECTION RAJESH KALIA REBUTS THE ALLIGATION HIMANI BAHUGUNAChandigarhA day after the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) party’s Chandigarh

Internal feud forces BJP to put off mayoral candidate name today

Internal feud forces BJP to put off mayoral candidate name today

NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT PRABHAT JHA ON SUNDAY HAD MET COUNCILLORS AND SENIOR PARTY LEADERS. HOWEVER, HE FAILED TO ANNOUNCE THE NAMES OF CANDIDATES OF THE MAYOR, SENIOR DEPUTY MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR HIMANI BAHUGUNA Chandigarh As the BJP national vice-president Prabhat Jha failed to announce bring consensus among the BJP councillors to finalise the names

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High drama by congress in assembly session today

Congress raised farmers issue in assembly session. Hooda questioned whether BJP is going to waive farmers’ debt. At first congress walked out of assembly and later came back in the assembly session.Abhay Chautala tried to talk about farmers and small vendors, CM Khattar alleged that he wasting time of session. Inld started sloganeering against BJP

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Haryana CM interacted with media after MC poll results, BJP starts victory celebrations

Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar addressed a press conference at his residence in Haryana after BJP won all the five seats in the Civil Body Polls . The results of Municipal Corporation elections came out today. He congratulated the winners.  BJP won over Karnal, Panipat , Rohtak , Yamuna Nagar and Hisar seats in Municipal

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Congress juggernaut rattles Bhartiya Janta Party

In a shock outcome BJP losses Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, TRS captures Telangana and MNF wins in Mizoram With the BJP suffering losses in three key states, its vote share has taken a sharp dip in Chattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh since the last assembly elections in 2013, but all these votes do not seem to have gone to the Congress alone

PM Modi misleading people, says Capt Amarinder

Editor’s Post: Modi beginning to lose his mojo?

AJAY BHARDWAJ Not that it was not expected. The only uncertain factor was how much would be the nosedive for the BJP. The feelers had started coming around much before the elections took place in the three crucial states, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh. As it comprised heartland of the BJP’s bulwark support, the stakes were too high for the BJP to have compromised. As the results tumbled out one moot question looks

MP polls: BJP struggles, Cong surges ahead

MP polls: BJP struggles, Cong surges ahead. As per the data compiled by the Election Commission of India, till 11:30 am, in Madhya Pradesh the trend reflected that the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress was surging at 112 seats, while BJP was leading at 102. Counting of votes for the 230-member state assembly began on Tuesday morning.

Chhattisgarh: Congress gives tough fight to BJP

Chhattisgarh: Congress gives tough fight to BJP. The Congress is giving a tough fight to the incumbent BJP in Chhattisgarh where the Opposition party gained early lead on 13 seats, while the BJP was ahead on 4 seats. Congress candidate Karuna Shukla — niece of former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee — was leading

In Madhya Pradesh Congress, BJP in close fight

In Madhya Pradesh Congress, BJP in close fight. The early trends coming from Madhya Pradesh indicated close fight between Congress and the incumbent BJP. Though the Election Commission website showed BJP in lead in two seats, the general trend coming from the counting centres showed that Congress was giving BJP a tough fight in the

Editor Post Albatross MJ Akbar

Editor’s Post: The burden of an Albatross ?

AJAY BHARDWAJ Chandigarh As MJ Akbar relinquished his office in the face of “Me Too” blizzard, for the media it became an extraordinary moment of reckoning. An outstanding scholar and a journalist, who had authored ten books of some substance, caught the eye of prime minister Narendra Modi, though he had no ideological proximity to the BJP, because of Modi wanted to make inroads in world of Shahs. The baggage of

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Illegal hoardings of politicians dot city

Amarpreet Singh Makkar Ludhiana The city is dotted with illegal hoardings mainly of leaders of ruling Party- congress. Ironically, the Congress leaders have even not spared sign boards on main roads of city. However the illegal hoardings were installed from last many days but the officials of Municipal Corporation (MC) have turned blind eye into

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Assam cash-for-jobs scam: Congress slams BJP

Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the daughter of one of the BJP MPs was put behind bars for her alleged involvement in cash-for-job scam of Assam Public Service Commission (APSC). “This is very unfortunate that the ruling party’s leaders are getting involved in such a shameful act,”

BJP Lok Sabha Elections: Mayawati

Bhartiya Janta Party looking to advance Lok Sabha elections: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Sunday claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are aiming to advance the Lok Sabha elections, slated to be held next year.In a press note, the BSP Chief further claimed that breaking the Jammu and Kashmir state government was the BJP’s first

BJP making false allegations: Akhilesh Yadav on bungalow row

Akhilesh Yadav on bungalow row: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday denied charges of damaging the government bungalow he was staying in and accused the BJP-led state government of putting “false allegations” on him. While addressing the media here, Akhilesh said the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s government is unable to

Karnataka supported BJP in big way: Yeddyurappa

Karnataka supported BJP in big way: Yeddyurappa. BJP’s chief ministerial face B.S. Yeddyurappa on Tuesday said that the people of Karnataka have supported the party in a big way in the May 12 Assembly elections. “People of Karnataka supported the BJP in a big way. Our party leaders will take a decision on the next

Karnataka Polls: BJP leading in 10 seats, Cong 5

Karnataka Polls: The counting of votes for Karnataka Assembly elections is underway, and based on the early trends, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading on ten seats while Congress has registered a lead on five seats. The third key player, Janata Dal (Secular) (JD-S) is leading on one seat, while others are leading on

Unnao rape case death penalty BJP MLA

Unnao rape case: Victim, kin demand death penalty for BJP MLA

The Unnao gang-rape victim and her relatives on Friday demanded the death penalty for accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) allegedly confirmed his role in the crime. The victim said, “I demand the death penalty for Sengar for raping me and for the murder of

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Cong stalled Parliament to block OBC commission: PM Modi

Lashing out at the Congress party on the last day of campaigning before Karnataka goes to polls on May 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused the party of indulging in vote bank politics and stalling the bill in the Rajya Sabha that gives constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes. “Congress wants

Manmohan attacks Modi for 'economic mismanagement'

Manmohan attacks Modi for ‘economic mismanagement’

BENGALURU: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government for its disastrous policies’ and ‘economic mismanagement,’ and said the country was facing crises that were avoidable. Singh attacked the government over a series of banking sector frauds, saying the money swindled almost quadrupled from