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  • Rajnath Singh arrives in Srinagar on day-long visit

    Srinagar: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived here on Tuesday to review the overall security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, specifically in the Valley and along the India-Pakistan border, an official said.

  • Factional feud: BJP leaders baying for Usha’s blood

    Indore: The ongoing infighting within BJP in Indore assembly constituency-3 intensified a day after two groups of BJP party workers clashed during Jan Ashirwad Yatra of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the city on Sunday. A delegation of senior BJP leaders from the constituency on Monday met BJP divisional organisation general secretary Jaipal Singh Chhabra and held sitting MLA Usha Thakur accountable for brawl that took place between her supporters and party

  • Bhopal: No fault in being politician’s son, ticket on merit, says Kailash Vijayvargiya

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has supported the sons of party leaders seeking ticket to contest Assembly elections. Vijayvargiya, in a press conference here on Monday, said there was no fault in being son of politician and the party would consider candidature if the person was capable. Vijayvargiya’s son, Akash Vijayvargiya has also put claim on ticket for the upcoming polls.

  • Bhopal: BJP coordinator’s son shows might for ticket

    Amid race for tickets for the assembly election, an interesting development occurred on Monday when the son of a BJP leader who is looking after coordination work resorted to display his clout at the party office. Chairman of Energy Development Corporation Vijendra Singh Sisodia has been assigned the task of coordination at the state party office.

  • Who will speak on issues related to media: Prabhat Jha asks Ramlal

    Bhopal: BJP, national vice president Prabhat Jha on Monday asked party’s national organizational general secretary Ramlal as to who would speak on behalf of the party on issues related to media. Ramlal is here to review the election management work. Vijayvargiya also said that media monitoring was okay but it should be clarified as to who would be accountable for discussion on issues related to media. Ramlal asked the duo to speak

  • Bhopal: Seeking suggestion doesn’t amounts to MCC breach: VL Kantha Rao

    To seek suggestions from the public is not violation of Election Model Code of Conduct, said chief electoral officer VL Kantha Rao here on Monday.  Rao was responding to a complaint filed by the Congress against BJP’s Samridh Madhya Pradesh campaign. The detailed report on the campaign being launched by BJP has been sought from Bhopal collector, said Rao addressing a press conference here. However, he clarified that asking for people’s suggestions

  • Bhopal: BJP’s Samriddha Rath at a crossroads

    The ‘Samridhi Rath’ flagged off from the BJP headquarters by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday with much fanfare, derailed on the very first day in the state capital. Without a route plan the election rath had nowhere to go. The rath that was destined to visit public places and areas around schools and colleges or busy markets was found parked in isolation at a deserted place near Habibganj. The van

  • MP Assembly Elections 2018: In Bundelkhand, a bundle of issues will haunt BJP

    Indore: The Bharatiya Janata Party, which rode the Shivraj wave and won 20 out of 26 assembly seats in Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh in 2013, is witnessing strong anti-incumbency wave in the region this time.  There is also resentment among upper caste voters against the BJP over SC/ST Act issue. These two issues may dent the BJP’s prospects of repeating its 2013 success.

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    16 sitting BJP-Shiv Sena MPs, MLAs are keen to join Congress

    Mumbai: The run up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls have begun with a lot of meetings for poaching with an aim to win maximum seats. This is not restricted to only the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena, in fact their politicians too are in touch with the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party leaders. Highly placed sources in the Congress have claimed 16 Sena and BJP leaders are in contact

  • Won’t sing Vande Mataram: Prakash Ambedkar

    Mumbai: Adding his voice to that of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM), which has refused to sing ‘Vande Mataram’, the Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) president Prakash Ambedkar has said no one should be compelled to sing it. Ambedkar was addressing a rally in Parbhani.

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee niece Karuna Shukla is pitted against Raman Singh 

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday declared Mrs Karuna Shukla (68), niece of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, as the party candidate against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh. They will be contesting from Rajnandgaon in the first phase of the Assembly elections on November 12. Karuna was a BJP MP in the 14th Lok Sabha from Janjgir in Chhattisgarh. She defected to the Congress in 2013 after being in the BJP for

  • Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections on BJP ticket? Read details

    It may sound little awkward, but there is a report about Gautam Gambhir and former skipper of Indian cricket team MS Dhoni are going to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections on BJP’s ticket. According to a report in TimesNow, BJP is in talks with Dhoni and Gambhir to fight election from their respective states, Jharkhand and Delhi. The saffron party is likely to replace MP Meenakshi Lekhi with Gambhir, a report in The Sunday Guardian claims. The

  • Your rigour and hard work are great assets for BJP: PM Modi greets Amit Shah on 54th birthday 

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on his 54th birthday, saying his rigour and hard work were “great assets for the party”. “Greetings to BJP President Amit Shah on his birthday. Under Amit Bhai’s leadership, the party has expanded significantly across India. His rigour and hard work are great assets for the party. I wish him a long and healthy life,” Modi

  • Indore: Acting on MPCC plaint, cops file case

    Acting on a complaint of violation of model code of conduct by Madhya Pradesh Congress’ Committee Secretary Rakesh Singh Yadav, city police, on Sunday, have booked the Mandal president of BJP Suresh Singh in Kshipra Police Station for using minor students in political rally.

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    Bhopal: BMC corporators stake claim for assembly tickets

    Corporators of the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) from the major parties, congress and the Bharatiya janata party (BJP) are lobbying for the tickets to turn their dreams of making it to the state assembly into reality. This is not the first time when corporators have made it big in state and national politics, as the sitting mayor, sitting parliamentarian and two ministers, who come from Bhopal have once been corproators. If allotted

  • Bhopal: BJP leaders to confer with Ramlal on ticket distribution

    The leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who have been deliberating over distribution of tickets to party candidates for several days for the upcoming assembly election will put up a report before the national organising secretary Ramlal on Monday.  They will also meet RSS members and take feedback on party’s preparations for election. Ramlal, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and many other leaders will make a blueprint for party’s central election committee

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