Rajya Sabha member and former JPCC president Pradip Kumar Balmuchu Friday said that "irregularities" in selection of candidates was one of the reasons behind Congress' debacle in the recently concluded Jharkhand Assembly elections.
Starting his political career as an activist of the student movement launched by Loknayak Jaiprakash Narayan in 1976-77, Raghuvar Das traversed a long way to take over as the first non-tribal chief minister of Jharkhand.
New Delhi: Blaming NDA government for stalling Parliament, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday equated Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 'Dhritarashtra' saying there was his "silent support" on contentious issues like conversions that disrupted the two Houses.
Even after days of uncertainty, the suspense over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir continued unabated as Omar Abdullah-led National Conference offered to support the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but stopped short of formalising the proposal in writing.
An FIR was today lodged against BJP's Birbhum district president Dudhkumar Mondal for threatening to cut off hands of Trinamool workers, sparking outrage in the ruling party following which he expressed regret for his remarks.
Lashing out at the Bihar government for tardy implementation of the Food Security Act in the state, the BJP on Friday claimed about 15 per cent beneficiaries have not been issued fresh ration cards to avail subsidised foodgrain.
Jammu: Amid reports that the BJP leadership has been holding talks with PDP to explore the possibilities of government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress today said it "is in touch" with PDP to keep the saffron outfit at bay.
Jamshedpur: Describing the selection of a non-tribal chief minister in Jharkhand as an "anti-tribal" approach of BJP, Jharkhand People's Party (JPP) on Friday announced to observe a state-wide bandh on the day Raghuvar Das would take oath.
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday claimed there was a "BJP wave" in Delhi and the party will form the next government here, and there will be a better coordination with the Central government if the national capital was also ruled by the BJP.
Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress Friday lodged a police complaint against Dudh Kumar Mondal, the BJP's Birbhum district president in West Bengal, who has threatened to chop off the hands of Trinamool activists.