Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati (File Photo)

Mayawati says Congress is ‘unreliable’ after MLAs’ defection

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Tuesday lashed out at the Congress and termed it an “unreliable” party after all six of her party MLAs switched over to the Congress in Rajasthan. The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said: “By poaching on BSP MLAs, the Congress has proved it is an unreliable party. […]

Congress Interim chief Sonia Gandhi (File Photo/Twitter)

Cong to repeat all MLAs in 2019 Maharashtra polls

New Delhi: All sitting Congress MLAs would be repeated in the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly polls, sources said after the Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting, which was chaired by Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi at her residence, here on Saturday. A senior party source present at the two-&-half-hour plus meeting, on the condition of anonymity, told […]

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy and Deputy CM G. Parameshwara (File Photo/IANS)

Karnataka crisis: Congress tries to woo rebel MLAs

Bengaluru:  The beleaguered ruling Congress in Karnataka is wooing some of its rebel MLAs to withdraw their resignations and help its tottering coalition government with the JD-S survive the political crisis gripping the state, a party official said on Saturday. “Our senior leaders, including Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara, D.K. Shivakumar and Krishna Byre Gowda […]

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo: Twitter@TMC)

Don’t yield an inch of space to BJP, Mamata tells MLAs

Kolkata:  Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday directed her party MLAs not to yield “even an inch” of political space to the BJP and take up programmes to counter BJP’s activities in their respective areas. Addressing party MLAs at the party headquarters Trinamool Bhavan, Banerjee asked district leaders not to frequent Kolkata and ordered […]

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Wary of Karnataka, Congress tells coalition MLAs to stay on guard in MP

Bhopal:  The events in Karnataka have cast their shadow over the Madhya Pradesh government, as the Congress-BSP-SP-Independent coalition government in the state is bracing itself for a possible showdown with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Sensing possible plans of the BJP to destabilise the slim-majority government in Madhya Pradesh, Congress leaders have cautioned the ruling […]

Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy (File Photo/IANS)

Two disgruntled Congress MLAs resign from Karnataka Assembly

Bengaluru:  In a blow to the H.D. Kumaraswamy-led coalition government in Karnataka, two Congress legislators – rebel MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi and Anand Singh – on Monday sent in their resignations from the state Assembly. In his hand-written letter in Kannada, faxed to the office of Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar, Jarkiholi complained his party had […]

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Another Trinamool MLA joins BJP, Mamata’s party says not concerned

New Delhi/Kolkata:  West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress on Wednesday suffered another jolt as one of its prominent Muslim faces, MLA Monirul Islam, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Islam, elected from Labpur constituency, and several office bearers of the Trinamool Congress in Birbhum district joined the saffron camp at the BJP headquarters in Delhi in […]

New Delhi: Three Trinamool Congress MLAs, including the party's suspended legislator and BJP leader Mukul Roy's son Subhrangshu Roy and 52 councillors join BJP in the presence of BJP leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy at the party's headquarters in New Delhi on May 28, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

In blow to Mamata, 3 MLAs, 60 councillors from Bengal join BJP; more to come

New Delhi:  In a huge blow to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, two Trinamool Congress MLAs and more than 60 councillors joined the BJP here on Tuesday along with a CPI-M MLA, with BJP veteran Kailash Vijayvargiya predicting many more defections. The dramatic development, just five days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) breached the […]

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3 MLAs, over 50 councillors from Bengal join BJP

New Delhi:  Three MLAs from West Bengal, including Trinamool Congress-turned-BJP leader Mukul Roy’s son Subhrangshu Roy, along with more than 50 councillors on Tuesday joined the BJP here. The other two MLAs are Tushar Kanti Bhattacharya from Bishnupur (Trinamool) and Debendra Roy from Hemtabad (CPI-M). Roy represents Bijpur Assembly constituency. They were received at the […]