Category: Politics

Sasikala proxy Palaniswami sworn-in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Newsroom24x7 Staff Chennai: Edappadi K Palaniswami, nominated for the top post by convicted and jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, was today sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. With todays swearing-in the fate of caretaker Chief Minisetr O Panneerselvam, who had revolvted against Sasikala, has been sealed. Governor C Vidyasagar Rao administered the

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Rahul, Akhilesh ask voters to defeat BJP for the sake of UP’s progress

Newsroom24x7 Staff Lucknow: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav today addressed a joint press conference and held a road show here to demonstrate solidarity and give a call for BJP’s crushing defeat. Both the Congress and Samajwadi leaders gave a call against BJP’s “divisive politics” and

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Dispelling the ‘chalta hai’ myth on Political Funding in India

Exclusive Column: Thinking Beyond Anoop Swarup All political parties in India shout from roof tops against black money but they become one and use every pretext to thwart or delay reforms when it comes to ensuring transparency in electoral funding. The headline roars into the collective and conscious will of the people of India. Almost

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Supreme Court bans use of religion, caste and creed for seeking votes

 Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India today took a landmark decision banning political parties from seeking votes on the basis of religion. The Supreme Court has said that seeking votes in the name of religion is against the Constitution. The judgement by a 7-judge bench says that an appeal to voters on

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Mulayam revokes expulsion of Akhilesh Yadav

Newsroom24x7 Staff Lucknow: It did not take long for Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav to end the family feud by revoking the expulsion notice served on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and his son Akhilesh Yadav and SP  general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav today. Less than 24 hours ago on 30 January, Mulayam had announced

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav expelled from Samajwadi Party for 6 years

Newsroom24x7 Staff Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his cousin Ram Gopal Yadav have been expelled from Samajwadi Party for six years. This was announced by Samajwadi Party supremo and Akhilesh’s father Mulayam Singh Yadav and his brother Shivpal Yadav at a press conference this evening. Answering a pointed query, Mulayam told reporters:

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Sunderlal Patwa: Politician to the core who defied the mundane

Lalit Shastri Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Sunderlal Patwa passed away this morning after suffering a heart attack. He was 92. The Madhya Pradesh government has announced a 3-day state mourning as a mark of respect to the departed leader. When Janata Party had come to power in

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses huge crowd in Bhopal

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: Delhi Chief Minister and National Convener of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal today started the campaign, two years ahead of Madhya Pradesh Assembly election to oust the Bharatiya Janata Party from power in this Central Indian State. Addressing a huge party rally at Chhola Dussehra Maidan here described the Madhya Pradesh

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Demonetisation: Rahul Gandhi, leaders of other parties protest outside Parliament

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: The proceedings in both the Houses of Parliament were stalled today as there were noisy scenes and protest in the well over the demonetisation of high value currency notes and Opposition members’ demand that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be present during the discussion on the issue. Today, the Congress led

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Shahdol by-election: Demonetisation and voters’ dilemma

Lalit Shastri Katni-Anuppur Highway (Madhya Pradesh): These are villagers in a crowded queue outside a bank on Katni – Anuppur highway in Madhya Pradesh. This area falls in the Shahdol Parliamentary constituency where polling for by-election will be held on 19 November. Most of those one talked to said they were waiting endlessly to withdraw

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Rita Bahuguna quits Congress, joins BJP

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly election, Congress received a jolt as former Uttar Pradesh Congress President Rita Bahuguna Joshi today crossed over to the BJP and launched a frontal attack on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi questioning his way of running the party. Rita Bahuguna, daughter of Congress stalwart late Hemvati

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Sex tape: AAP minister Sandeep Kumar sacked

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi:  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today sacked his Social Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar who has been caught pants down in a sex scandal. The action by Kajriwal came after he recieved a CD showing Kumar in an objectionable position with a woman. A set of photos showing the axed minister with

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80 DMK MLAs suspended from TN Assembly

Newsroom24x7 Staff Chennai: About 80 opposition DMK MLAs were today suspended for a week from the Tamil Nadu Assembly after there was ruckus in the House. The Speaker ordered the eviction of all the DMK MLAs present when the DMK Members lost control and lodged a loud protest after ruling AIADMK MLAs took a dig

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Punjab drug menace: There is hardly any family in Punjab which is not suffering says former top cop

Newsroom24x7 Staff Chandigarh: Shashi Kant, a 1977 batch IPS officer and a former Punjab Director General of Police, has underscored a grave scenario by pointing out that there is hardly any family in Punjab which is not suffering due to the drug menace. In an open letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, which he

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