General Politics

Kiran Bedi likely to join BJP

Kiran BediNew Delhi, Jan 15 : Former IPS officer and social activist Kiran Bedi is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to release its first list of candidates for Delhi Assembly polls today. The Election Committee of the BJP will meet in the capital to discuss strategies for its campaign.

Polling in Delhi will be held on February 7 and the counting of votes will take place on February 10.

Indian origin lawmaker Kamala Harris may run for California senate seat

Kamala HarrisWashington, Jan 13 : The Indian origin California Attorney General Kamala Harris will be running for the seat of retiring Senator Barbara Boxer, entering the race as an early frontrunner, said a person familiar with her plans.

According to the Washington Post, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, a close ally of Harris said that he would not enter the race.

Newsom and Harris are known to be the top stars in the politics of California.

Boxer announced last week that she is retiring, setting off a scramble for her seat.

Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other democrats have also expressed interest in the race.

Lankan President invites all political parties to form national government

maithripala sirisenaKandy, Jan 12 : Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has invited all political parties represented in parliament to join him to form a national unity government.

Addressing the nation from the historic Paththirippuwa of the Temple of Tooth in Kandy on Sunday, President Sirisena said he intends to obtain the support of all political parties to establish a country with good governance, democracy and rule of law for the future of the people and the country.

He also pledged to implement the 100-day plan as presented in his policy manifesto and transfer the power of the executive presidency to the parliament, cabinet and independent commissions.

Omar puts onus on PDP for Governor's rule in J-K

Omar AbdullahNew Delhi, Jan 9 : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday lamented that Governor's rule has been imposed in the state despite a good turnout in the assembly polls and lambasted the People's Democratic Party (PDP) for the latest political development in this regard.

"I'm sorry after an election with such a good turnout we have a situation of Governor's rule but as I've maintained the onus lies with @jkpdp," Omar tweeted.

"Lastly, if @jkpdp have a govt in place before the 19th of Jan I'll publicly acknowledge that they were right and I was wrong. Let's see now," he added.

Govt. formation deadlock: Omar takes on PDP, BJP

Omar AbdullahNew Delhi, Jan 5 : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday raised questions on reported talks between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) regarding government formation in the state.

In his tweet, Omar said that when he raised the issue of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), he was accused of playing politics with national security, whereas now the ruling BJP is discussing government formation with the PDP which wants revocation of AFSPA.

"So, when I raised AFSPA I was accused of playing politics with Nat Sec. BJP negotiates Govt formation with @jkpdp using AFSPA and that's OK??" Omar tweeted.

Jharkhand CM-elect Raghubar Das meets Governor, stakes claim to form govt.

Raghubar DasRanchi, Dec 26 : Jharkhand Chief Minister-elect Raghubar Das, who would be the first non-tribal to take over the top post in the state, on Friday met Governor Syed Ahmed to formally stake claim to form the government.

The oath-taking ceremony has been fixed on December 28 at 11 am. The ceremony will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among other dignitaries.

"A delegation of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) met Governor Syed Ahmed and requested him for the swearing-in on December 28, which was accepted by him...," Das told mediapersons after his meeting with the Governor.

J-K polls: Omar wins from Beerwah

omar abdullahSrinagar, Dec 23 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday won from the Beerwah assembly constituency but faced a defeat at the hands of People's Democratic Party's Ashraf Mir in Sonawar.

It was earlier reported that he has lost from Beerwah as well following which the Chief Minister tweeted and asked the media to get its facts right.

"Dear @IndiaToday please don't be so quick to write my political obituary. Request you check Beerwah result again. Thank you," tweeted Omar.

Earlier today, Omar congratulated PDP's Ashraf Mir.

Kejriwal takes on BJP, promises to help evicted slum dwellers

Arvind KejriwalNew Delhi, Dec 20 : Criticizing the ruling BJP at the Centre for destroying thousands of huts in the national capital's Wazirpur industrial area, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that his party will make sure that the evicted slum dwellers get to lead a respectful life.

"Since the time the BJP has come to power in Delhi, they have been bulldozing slums. Those people are living on footpaths and pavements in this chilly winter. It's the government's policy that we have to allot compensatory plots to these people, who are driven out of slums," Kejriwal said.

Jaitley says arrogant opposition not letting Rajya Sabha function

Arun JaitleyNew Delhi, Dec 18 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that the Rajya Sabha is not being able to function due to the arrogance of the opposition parties.

"The government has no intention of being arrogant ; we want this house to function. The fact is that one house is functioning properly and the other is not allowed to function, means it's arrogance of numbers and not the government," said Jaitley.

Earlier on Thursday, the opposition had stalled proceedings in the Rajya Sabha over a repeated demand that Prime Minister Modi be called to the Upper House to make a statement on the conversion row that has hogged national headlines for the past few days.

Congress worked for J-K's development without any bias: Sonia

sonia gandhiAnantnag (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec 10 : Saluting the people of Jammu and Kashmir for taking part in the ongoing assembly polls with enthusiasm, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said it was her party that had worked for the development of the state without any bias.

"It is easy to showcase dreams, but the Congress party actually worked for the development of everyone without any kind of bias and keeping the ground realities in mind," Sonia said at an election rally here.

Taking on the ruling Omar Abdullah-led National Conference state government, Sonia said the relief work during the 2005 earthquake had been much faster.

Javadekar criticises opposition for disrupting Parliament

Javadekar criticises oppositionNew Delhi, Dec 4 : Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Thursday criticised the opposition for disrupting proceedings in the Parliament, terming it a 'wastage of public money'.

"The opposition parties are protesting on a non-issue. The statements by Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti were bad and she apologized for it. She took it back, regretted it and even the Prime Minister came in the House and explained the government's stand on it in unequivocal terms. The Prime Minister has stated that these kinds of remarks are unacceptable," Javadekar told the media here.

Congress should introspect instead of pointing finger at others: RS Prasad

RS PrasadNew Delhi, Dec 1 : Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said that the Congress should introspect on the reasons for their loss in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections instead of pointing finger at others.

The minister was reacting to the Congress releasing a book '6 Maheene Paar U-Turn SARKAR', which accuses the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of not fulfilling its pre-poll promises.

Amit Shah criticizes Congress for lack of progress in 6 decades of rule

Amit ShahBarhi (Jharkhand), Dec 1 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Monday criticised the Congress, stating that the grand old party had little to show in terms of achievement in nearly six decades of rule.

"[The Congress] has ruled for the last sixty years and it has disappointed the nation. Tell me what has been done... in the last sixty years? Why there is no electricity and no colleges?" Shah asked.

The Naranpura MLA also took a jibe at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, saying that he has not been able to notice the changes under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government because of his 'Italian glasses'.

Sonia Gandhi criticises BJP for favouring capitalists over masses

Sonia GandhiJamshedpur (Jharkhand), Nov 30 : Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for favouring capitalists over the masses.

Speaking at an election rally here on Saturday she said the BJP wants to privatise the coal mines because the party wants to benefit certain chosen capitalists.

"They want to privatise the coal mines which were nationalised by the Congress party, which will benefit some of their preferred capitalists and as a result of this you will face huge losses," said Gandhi.

Gandhi also said the BJP made tall promises but never fulfilled any of them.

'Those who practice politics of polarization, play into hands of extremist organizations': Tewari

Manish TewariNew Delhi, Nov 29 : Hours after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh warned about the threat to India from radical organizations like the Islamic State and the Al-Qaeda, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying those who practice the politics of religion polarization actually play into the hands of extremist organizations.

Free J-K from family politics, says PM Modi

Free J-K from family politics, says PM ModiPoonch (J-K), Nov 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the people of Jammu and Kashmir to make the state free of family politics.

"This family politics is a disease, you must make Jammu and Kashmir free of this family politics," said Prime Minister Modi while addressing a rally in Poonch district ahead of the second phase of assembly elections in the state.

He also said that funds allotted to the state from the Centre have not reached the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Government is open for all discussions, says Naqvi

Government is open for all discussions, says NaqviNew Delhi, Nov 25 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday that the NDA Government is open to having discussions on all issues and has no rigid attitude.

"The government is open for all discussions and does not pose any rigid attitude. We believe in running our parliamentary affairs in a subtle manner," said Naqvi.

"The ruling party and the opposition in Parliament should discuss all the country related issues. There are issues related to farmers, youth, labourers, and also that of country's economic situation," he added.

'Nobody forms govt. by sweeping a road': Omar Abdullah

Omar AbdullahSrinagar, Nov 20 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday hit back at PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti over her remark that he wielded a broom to please Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying nobody forms a government on the back of sweeping a road.

Attempting to silence all critics, Omar said he was not nominated by Prime Minister Modi, but by actor Salman Khan for the 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan'.

'We have to fight against forces who want to destroy Nehru's ideals': Sonia Gandhi

Sonia GandhiNew Delhi, Nov 13 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday took criticized the forces in the country for attempting to belittle the legacy of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's and "destroy his ideals".

"Nehruji's ideologies are not just a part of history, they inspire us even today and undoubtedly it will inspire generations to come. We should remain committed to fight those who want to destroy the liberal and progressive edifice of India," said Sonia while addressing a party conclave here at the Talkatora Stadium to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru.

Republican party boss admits only good 'beer-mates' can become US presidents!

Reince PriebusWashington, Nov 10 : Reince Priebus, the national chairman of the Republican Party said that the party was likely to win the 2016 election if the chosen presidential candidate proved to be a good beer-mate.

Priebus said the party could win if it had a candidate on the ballot who someone actually wanted to have a beer with.

He said that despite emerging victorious in Congressional and governor's races across the country, the party still had a long way to go to win the 2016 elections, ABC News reported.

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