Cong to start seat-sharing talks after Feb 26
The Congress will start the seat sharing talks with allies for the upcoming general elections after February 26, when the curtains for the 14th Lok Sabha will be drawn.
"We want to start talks with allies at a time when there will be no pressure on us in the Parliament," said a senior Congress leader.
The talks will be carried out by concerned AICC General Secretaries, PCC chiefs and other senior party leaders, said party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed.
The grand old party's decision not to go for a national alliance and instead go for state specific tie-ups has not gone well with some of its allies and supporting parties which have been drawing up counter strategies.
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's assertion that the left parties were "permanent friends" and "natural allies" is the latest example of a non-Congress party in the UPA reaching out to secular parties.
The BJP-JJP government in Haryana will soon purchase a ₹77-crore Airbus chopper for providing air transport services to chief minister ML Khattar and governor Bandaru Dattatreya. 'Existing copter too old, VVIP safety important' The state government already has a 10-seater Beechcraft King Air 250, which was purchased in 2018 to facilitate VVIPs' luxury travel. A new twin-engine helicopter for VVIPs was sought as a replacement and global bid was floated in December 2021.
After Rajasthan police arrested two accused of the brutal murder of a tailor in Udaipur on Tuesday, a social media post has been making rounds on Wednesday, claiming those arrested will be served biryani in jail. In response, state police posted - a 'fake news alert'. Rajasthan police is committed to maintain law and order in the state, it added. On Tuesday Chief minister Ashok Gehlot condemned the incident and said the culprits will not be saved.
LUCKNOW Heavy rainfall is expected over some parts of Uttar Pradesh, including Lucknow, over the next three days, particularly on Thursday, as per the forecast by the Meteorological centre, Lucknow. The good news is that Southwest Monsoon has advanced into few more districts of Uttar Pradesh like Varanasi, Azamgarh, Gorakhpur, Lakhimpur Kheri and Bareilly while conditions are favourable for the further advance of monsoon into Lucknow and some parts of UP in two days' time.
The Congress on Wednesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party for the alleged violence in Tripura after the recently held bypolls. They also demanded that the Election Commission launch an independent inquiry into the incident. Congress spokesperson Ajoy Kumar alleged that the BJP indulges in violence every time it feels threatened by an Opposition party. He further alleged that even the Election Commission is worried about these violent incidents. BJP spokespersons were unavailable to comment on the matter.
Mumbai Two men have been arrested for allegedly trying to extort money from film, television and theatre actor Kritika Desai by posing as officers of the Narcotics Control Bureau when Desai was returning from work. According to the Dindoshi police officers, the men identified as Pawan Vishwakarma, 28, and Atul Bhosle, 35, had intercepted the four-wheeler of the 53-year-old actor. Desai was then shown a yellow card, which they claimed were their identity cards.