Ashok Gehlot Withdraws From Congress Prez Race Amid Political Crisis
Amid political ruckus in Rajasthan, CM Ashok Gehlot withdrew his name from the Congress Presidential elections, scheduled on October 17. As per sources, Gehlot met with the Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and apologised for the same. Furthermore, "I said I'll contest but now with that incident (Rajasthan-political crisis), I've decided not to contest the elections," said Gehlot. With this, there are two contenders, Shashi Tharoor and… read-more
Tags: ASHOK GEHLOT, Sonia Gandhi, Congress President Elections, Political crisis, Indian Politics
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Jharkhand MLAs Taken To Chhattisgarh Amid BJP's Poaching Fear
Jharkhand MLAs of ruling party has been kept in secret places, shifted fearing BJP's poaching. On August 30, The coalition MLAs were taken to Chhattisgarh, in a chartered plane, confirmed sources. Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, who is ready to face the situation said, "This is not a surprising move. It happens in politics. We are ready to face any situation." Buses full of MLAs were seen doing the shifting.
Tags: Jharkhand Politics, Hemant Soren, BJP Poaching, Political crisis, MLAs
Courtesy: Zee News India
50 Senior Congress Leader To Support Ghulam Nabi Azad, Announce Resignation: J&K
After the exit of Ghulam Nabi Azad from Congress, as many as 50 leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, announced resignation. The step came as a support to Azad, and include senior leaders like former Jammu and Kashmir deputy chief minister Tara Chand, Abdul Majid Wani, Manohar Lal Sharma, Gharu Ram and former MLA Balwan Singh. They submitted a joint resignation letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, on August 30.
Tags: Congress Unit, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Senior Leaders, Political crisis, Resignation
Courtesy: Zee News India
Italian Political Crisis: PM Mario Draghi Resigns, Elections Likely To Be Held In October
Amid the ongoing political crisis in Italy, Prime Minister Mario Draghi has regained from him office, on July 21. With this, the situation in the country is in a turmoil, and elections are likely to be held as early as October. The elections are expected to be held on October 2, which is usually the time Italian Parliamentarians find themselves busy developing the annual budget.
Tags: Italy, Mario Draghi, Political crisis, European Central Bank, Sergio Mattarella
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Army Tanks Deployed Near Sri Lankan Parliament; Three-Layer Protection Given
Amid the ongoing Sri Lankan crisis, to prevent the protestors from entering into the parliament, army tanks have been deployed in the area. The parliament has been given three layers of protection- police, army and special forces. This has come after protestors stormed the PM's office on July 14. Meanwhile, president Gotabaya Rajapaksa who fled the country, took a Saudi Arabian flight from Maldives to Singapore.
Tags: Sri Lanka, Colombo, Economic crisis, Political crisis, Rajapaksa
Sri Lankan Political Crisis: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Flees Residence, Protestors Break Into House
In Sri Lanka's captial city of Colombo, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled his residence as protestors surrounded his house. Meanwhile, Sri Lankan police fired tear gas shells to control the mob. Reportedly, some protestors wielding Sri Lankan flags and helmets broke into Gotabaya Rajapaksa's residence. At least 21 people including two police officials were injured in the incident, reported Reuters.
Tags: Sri Lanka, Colombo, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Political crisis
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Rebel Shiv Sena MLAs Will Fly To Goa From Guwahati: Maharashtra Political Crisis
The rebel Shiv Sena MLAs are scheduled to fly to Goa, from Guwahati, Assam, on June 29. In regard to this, 70 rooms have been booked at Taj Convention Hotel, for the MLAs, who will reach Goa by 4:30 pm. The MLAs who are campaigning against the Maha-Vikas Aghadi (MVA) Government will be going to Mumbai on June 30, for the floor test, to prove CM Uddhav Thackeray-government's majority.
Tags: Shiv Sena, MLAs, Uddhav Thackeray, Political crisis, Goa
Eknath Shinde & Other Rebel Shiv Sena MLAs To Return To Mumbai: Maharashtra Political Crisis
Rebel Shiv Sena faction leader Eknath Shinde, stated that he and other rebel MLAs would soon return to Mumbai. Currently, Shinde and the other rebel MLAs are camping at Radisson Blu hotel in Assam's Guwahati. Shinde claimed that he has the support of 50 MLAs. Party leader Aditya Thackeray accused the rebel MLAs for "betraying" the party. When offered CM post to Shinde in May, "he did drama," said Thackeray.
Tags: Maharashtra , Political crisis, Eknath Shinde, Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackeray
Maharashtra Political Crisis: Rebel MLAs Led By Eknath Shinde Name Faction As 'Shiv Sena Balasaheb'
Amid the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra, rebel MLAs led by Eknath Shinde, have named their group as 'Shiv Sena Balasaheb'. The move has come when CM Uddhav Thackeray is conducting a national executive committee meeting virtually. Meanwhile, 38 of the rebel MLAs are camping in Assam's Guwahati. Earlier, CM Uddhav Thackeray has stated that the rebel MLAs "want to break the party".
Tags: Maharashtra , Mumbai, Political crisis, Eknath Shinde, Uddhav Thackeray
Assam CM Himanta Sarma Invites Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray For 'Vacation'
Amid the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma invited his Maharashtra counterpart Uddhav Thackeray "for vacation" to Assam. The statement has come after CM Sarma was criticised for "hosting" Shiv Sena rebel MLAs. He countered such allegations and said that he cannot stop someone from entering into his state. "There are many good hotels in Assam. Anyone can come there and stay," said CM Sarma.
Tags: Maharashtra , Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackeray, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Political crisis