Congress veteran leader Ahmed Patel passed away due to COVID-19 related ailments in the early hours of November 25, informed his son Faisal Patel. The 71-year-old was a Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat. Senior political leaders, including PM Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh have expressed their condolences for Patel's demise. Sonia said, "I have lost an irreplaceable comrade, a faithful colleague and a friend."
Former IAS Officer S Sasikanth Senthil announced his political entry and will join the Indian National Congress on November 9. The 41-year-old diplomat who resigned from the civil services in 2019, quoted a "totalitarian attack on the country". He will campaign for Congress during the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections. Senthil stated that he will counter the divisive forces and added, "Tamil Nadu people have always believed in social… read-more
Courtesy: The Hindu
The Election Commission on October 30 cancelled the "star campaigner" status of Congress leader and Former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath. Announcing the decision, the commission said that the veteran leader has violated the "model code of conduct" several times while campaigning. Without the status, Nath's election expenses will… read-more
In the wake of former CM Mehbooba Mufti's comments regarding the national flag and Jammu Kashmir flag, the J&K BJP President called her comments a "seditious act". He requested Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to take action against her. Meanwhile, the Congress party has also condemned her statement. J&K… read-more
To attract votes in the Jharkhand by-elections, Congress has decided to bring in Sachin Pilot and Bhupesh Singh Baghel as star campaigners. The congress committee on October 23, released a list of star campaigners which also included names of Umang Singhar and RPN Singh, former Union Minister. State's Congress spokesperson Lal Kishorenath Shadeo said that the rallies will increase after Durga Pooja and the party plans to conduct virtual… read-more
The Income Tax officials on October 22 served a notice to Congress Headquarters after a vehicle was impounded with Rs 8.5 lakh, outside the compounds of headquarters in Patna. However, Shaktisinh Gohil, Bihar Congress incharge clarified that no money is recovered from the headquarter premises. Gohil further questioned the Income Tax department's reaction over the recovery of 22kg gold and 2.5 kg silver from a BJP candidate in Raxaul, as ANI… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been denied to land his helicopter on October 23 in Bihar's Purnia district, where he was expected to hold a political rally. Reportedly, the airport authorities have cited "construction issues" for the denial. However, Congress MLC Prem Chandra Mishra called the move as "politically motivated". Earlier, Rahul was scheduled to address three political rallies on October 23 in the state, but now Purnia's rally… read-more
Opposing the 'item' remark on state minister Imarti Devi by the Congress leader Kamal Nath, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan sat on a two-hour silent protest in Bhopal on October 19. CM Chouhan demanded Kamal Nath's suspension and the protest was joined by BJP's state ministers Narottam Mishra, Bhupendra Singh, Vishwas Sarang, and some women members. Former Congress leader and current BJP Rajya Sabha member Jyotiraditya Scindia also… read-more
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
According to a report by Association for Democratic Reforms, national political parties have received a corporate donation of Rs 2818.05 crore in a span of seven years (from 2012-2019). The report revealed, 82% of the donations i.e. Rs 2319.48 was received by the BJP while Congress and NCP bagged Rs 376.02 crore and Rs 69.81 crore respectively. Alarmingly, 319 donations that estimated to Rs 31.42 crore were not documented properly.
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, along with the Gandhi family and other senior leaders, will be the star campaigners for phase one of the Bihar Assembly elections. The list also read Sachin Pilot, former PM Manmohan Singh, former Lok Sabha speaker Meera Kumar and the CMs of Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. The Bihar elections are scheduled to be held in three phases, starting from October 28.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times