Congress president steps up attack on Modi at an event in Janjgir-Champa, which is the constituency of state Leader of Opposition Narayan Chandel; predicts three seats for BJP in Assembly polls
Karan Mahara says, “We never saw communal tensions (in the state) previously, but things have changed now … People are openly abusing a community, threatening to kill them, and the police and administration are silent.”
Congress says it was decided that candidates would be fielded based on consensus, CPI(M) urges the party and TIPRA Motha to “unite anti-BJP votes”
The Congress’s “40% commission” allegation against the BJP government went a long way in ensuring its return to power. But the party now faces similar allegations over a proposal to audit infrastructure projects in Bengaluru done during BJP rule before clearing contractors’ payments.
Modi's speech at recent event to launch “revamp of 508 rail stations” was touted as “biggest such infrastructure ceremony”. It was also another proof of Modi govt focus on Rlys from the start
BJP claims the Bills not cleared as “detrimental to Constitution”, official in Raj Bhavan says “only 11 Bills pending”, including some relating to universities owing to court judgments, and five sent for clarifications from government depts
An I.N.D.I.A candidate for a Jharkhand by-election, Cong set to launch Chhattisgarh poll campaign, while no end to Bengal brawl over panchayat elections between BJP and TMC
TMC will seek to ensure no repeat of Sagardighi. It has a good presence in Rajbanshi-dominated Dhupguri seat, and BJP only won narrowly in 2021
In third trip to poll-bound state in just over a month, PM lays foundation stone for temple to saint revered by Dalits. BJP had launched five ‘Sant Ravidas Samrasta Yatras’ last month
Ranjit Das, belonging to an old Cong family, crosses side; the death of the BJP candidate, who last time won by a big margin against Das, has necessitated the bypoll
Gujjar leader and ex-BJP legislator, Gopichand Gurjar, and tribal leader and former BJP MLA Anita Katara, are among those who have returned to the saffron party fold
On first visit to his constituency since his reinstatement as an MP, Rahul gets a rousing reception, says, ‘I have come back to my family… The disqualification has made my relationship with Wayanad stronger’
14 Bills passed in 22 hours of discussions, with five hours accounted for just contentious Delhi services Bill. Some Bills were passed after just minutes of debate
Virtually addressing Kshetriya Panchayati Raj Parishad in Bengal, PM slammed Oppn parties for ‘running away’ from House during no-trust vote, saying his govt has defeated ‘negativity being spread’ by them
With JD(S) patriarch maintaining that its alignments would remain ‘situational’, the party’s equidistance from BJP and Cong was seen inside Parliament and outside during monsoon session
The overhauling of the colonial-era criminal laws is just the kind of swashbuckling reform the BJP regime wants to be associated with, while also marking a break from the past
The Justice Saxena report on the 1980 riots gives clean chit to police, RSS, BJP, names late IUML leader, League says will seek fresh judicial probe; SP questions report timing
First CM of Manipur state was a Meitei Pangal. It is a long way since then, with the Muslim community very small compared to Meitei and tribal populations, and confined to a few areas.
Oppn claims firsts in suspensions “pending privileges panel report”, action against Leader of Oppn of a House (Adhir Ranjan); questions extension of suspension past a Session (Sanjay Singh)
PM will be in MP to mark another BJP event to woo Dalits via Sant Ravidas; Rahul to be in Wayanad for first strip after his return as MP; J P Nadda in Bengal for a post-panchayat poll update
The suspension of Opposition MPs, a no-confidence motion, contentious Bills, and bitter exchanges between the BJP and the INDIA alliance. The Monsoon Session had it all.
3 more Assembly seats for STs, 1 more for SCs, some changes to names of constituencies; Opp had objected to use of 2001 Census data, AIUDF alleged bid to 'reduce impact of Muslim vote'
While Rahul Gandhi's performance was disappointing, BJP's gambit seemed to be to make it a Modi versus him battle again in 2024, thus also fuelling the fears of regional parties in the I.N.D.I.A
“Rioting provisions clearly have a communal aim with a slanted mindset,” says Abhishek Singhvi; Ashwani Kumar hopes Bills will achieve goal of strengthening criminal justice system
Of 30 disgruntled legislators who complained to Congress leadership about having no say in development of their constituencies, eight accommodated; more appointments expected