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Prez polls politics

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is slowly but surely moving towards the majority mark for the presidential elections when the process for polls gets under way in July after Pranab Mukherjee demits office as President of India. The alliance, led by the BJP, got a shot in the arm last week when YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy announced his support for the alliance nominee who is yet to be chosen.

DMK asks farmers to defer Delhi stir

Chennai: DMK working president MK Stalin has urged the farmers from Tamilnadu staging a protest in Delhi to defer their agitation and take part in the 25 April bandh called by the opposition parties in the state in support of the drought-hit farmers. “They (the farmers protesting in Delhi) should take part in the bandh and support the other steps we are to going to take on behalf of all

AAP, Cong two sides of same coin: Venkaiah

New Delhi: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the Congress and AAP are like two the sides of the same coin with leaders of both the parties allegedly facing serious charges. “People are saying that AAP is ‘BAAP’ of Congress. Many of the ministers and MLAs in the ruling party of Delhi are facing serious charges ranging from corruption to indecent behaviour,” he said while addressing public meeting here to kickstart

RS proceedings disrupted as Congress creates uproar

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha proceedings were disrupted today after Congress-led opposition created uproar over delay in filling up of vacancies in statutory commissions for minorities, SCs, STs and OBCs. Soon after the House assembled for the day, the proceedings were adjourned thrice in quick succession due to the vociferous protests by the members. The protests occured after a Congress member raised the issue of the long-pending vacancies in these official

FBI director to testify on Russia ties, alleged wiretap

Washington: The directors of the FBI and NSA are to give keenly awaited testimony before Congress today on what ties President Donald Trump may have with Russia and his explosive allegation that he was wiretapped by his predecessor Barack Obama. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey and Mike Rogers of the National Security Agency will speak publicly for the first time about two issues that have riveted the American public for weeks and further divided the country’s

Tharoor rejects online campaign projecting him as PM

Thiruvananthapuram: Former UN diplomat and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has rejected an online petition campaign projecting him as UPA’s Prime Ministerial candidate in the run-up to general elections 2019. In his face book post, Tharoor, MP from Thiruvananthapuram constituency, wanted the people behind the campaign to withdraw the same. “I was both surprised and touched by the petition that has been circulating over the last few days suggesting a greater role for me in the Congress

'Payoffs' issue: BJP disrupts Assembly proceedings again

Bengaluru: The Karnataka Assembly proceedings were disrupted for the second consecutive day yesterday, with the BJP continuing with its protest demanding a debate on the diary entries of alleged payoffs to Congress leaders. As the BJP members resumed their protest from the Well when the House met for the day, Speaker K B Koliwad adjourned the proceedings and convened a meeting of floor leaders to resolve the issue, but it failed. When the House reassembled after

No support to AIADMK in R K Nagar, says Cong

Chennai: The Congress yesterday ruled out supporting the AIADMK candidate in the April 12 R K Nagar by-poll. AIADMK deputy general secretary T T V Dinakaran, also the party’s candidate in the hustings scheduled next month, had earlier in the day welcomed the support of opposition parties, including the DMK and the Congress to defeat the former. TNCC president S Thirunavukkarasar, however, ruled out the possibility and recalled his party’s support

Ex-MP: Cong suffers from auto immune disease

Mumbai: Former Congress MP Priya Dutt today said the party suffers from an ‘auto immune disease’ and that everyone within it should try to rebuild the organisation. “We need to put our heads together and rebuild the party. It’s not about one person. This party has not been about one person. It has been about a collective,” she told reporters here in the backdrop of Assembly results in five States. Priya

Congress to move adjournment motion in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: The issue of government formation in Goa and Manipur is set to rock the Lok Sabha with the Congress deciding to move an adjournment motion today. Sources said that the leader of Congress in the lower house, Mallikarjun Kharge, along with some other party MPs, will move the motion while seeking to raise the issue and demand a discussion on it. The Congress has alleged that the BJP is moving

BJP 'stealing' elections in Goa, Manipur: PC

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today accused the BJP of ‘stealing’ elections in Goa and Manipur, saying a party which comes second has ‘no right’ to form the government. Another Congress leader, Digvijay Singh, said it was the victory of money power over people’s power. “A party that comes second has no right to form government. BJP stealing elections in Goa and Manipur (sic),” Chidambaram said in a tweet. The comment of the former Finance