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Amid blame game, Congress MLAs in Bihar authorise high command to nominate CLP leader

Maharajganj MLA Vijay Shankar Dubey, Rajesh Ram and Shakeel Khan are said to be in the race for the post of the CLP leader.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel with Bihar Congress president Madan Mohan Jha during a meeting of new Congress MLAs at Sadaquat Ashram in Patna on Friday .(Santosh Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel with Bihar Congress president Madan Mohan Jha during a meeting of new Congress MLAs at Sadaquat Ashram in Patna on Friday .(Santosh Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 13, 2020 08:23 PM IST
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Rajasthan high court’s crucial order on Team Pilot’s petition shortly

Pilot and his 18 supporters were given disqualification notices by assembly Speaker CP Joshi after being accused of skipping the CLP meetings by Congress chief whip. They have challenged the notices.
The Supreme Court had refused to stay the proceedings of the Rajasthan high court on Thursday.(PTI File Photo)
The Supreme Court had refused to stay the proceedings of the Rajasthan high court on Thursday.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 11:01 AM IST
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Numbers behind Rajasthan story

The situation in Rajasthan could change if some MLAs who attended the CLP meeting decide to switch to Pilot’s side. There is no indication at the moment that this could happen.
Legislators who left the Sachin Pilot camp on Sunday, and signalled their support for Ashok Gehlot(HT File Photo)
Legislators who left the Sachin Pilot camp on Sunday, and signalled their support for Ashok Gehlot(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 04:57 AM IST
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CLP meeting: No strategy discussed as MLAs open front against own govt

Chandigarh The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting on Thursday held to chalk out a strategy for the budget session of the Vidhan Sabha turned into a forum for venting out frustrations by the MLAs against their own government. The agenda was hijacked by the listing of grouses, even as chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh was chairing the meeting.
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Updated on Feb 20, 2020 10:59 PM IST
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D K Shivakumar likely to be named next Karnataka Congress president

Shivakumar and former home minister M B Patil were the two main contenders for the KPCC chief’s post. Former CM Siddaramiah had met the Congress high command earlier in the week.
Congress leader DK Shivakumar is seen as somebody who will be able to help the Congress party raise resources as well as lead the state unit.(PTI PHOTO.)
Congress leader DK Shivakumar is seen as somebody who will be able to help the Congress party raise resources as well as lead the state unit.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 09:01 PM IST
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Former CM Hooda appointed CLP leader in Haryana

Congress general secretary in-charge of Haryana Ghulam Nabi Azad made the announcement a day after party legislators in Haryana passed a unanimous resolution authorising Gandhi to choose the CLP leader.
Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda appointed CLP leader in Haryana.(PTI Photo)
Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda appointed CLP leader in Haryana.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2019 02:36 AM IST
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Bhupinder Singh Hooda appointed Haryana Congress legislature party leader

By virtue of being appointed the CLP leader, Hooda will be the leader of opposition in the newly constituted assembly
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Updated on Nov 02, 2019 11:22 PM IST
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CLP empowers Sonia to name its leader

Even though the Haryana Congress legislature party at its meeting here on Friday resolved that party chief Sonia Gandhi will choose the leader in the House, demand from MLAs belonging to the Bhupinder Singh Hooda camp to take into consideration the choice of legislators as well was loud and clear.
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Updated on Nov 01, 2019 11:06 PM IST
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Assembly Elections 2019: Congress releases 51 candidates in first list for Maharashtra

Congress is contesting 125 seats in Maharashtra in alliance with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) which will also contest the same number of seats.
Former CM Ashok Chavan fielded from Bhokar for Maharastra Assembly polls slated for October 21(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Former CM Ashok Chavan fielded from Bhokar for Maharastra Assembly polls slated for October 21(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 08:45 PM IST
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Congress names Kumari Selja as Haryana unit chief, Bhupinder Hooda CLP leader

The decision is seen as a balancing act by the Congress in Haryana where Hooda’s loyalists on Tuesday authorised him to take a call on whether to form a new party or stay in the Congress.
Making the announcements at a press briefing in Delhi, Congress general secretary in-charge of Haryana Ghulam Nabi Azad admitted that there was a delay in the appointments but hastened to add “better late than never”.(Twitter image)
Making the announcements at a press briefing in Delhi, Congress general secretary in-charge of Haryana Ghulam Nabi Azad admitted that there was a delay in the appointments but hastened to add “better late than never”.(Twitter image)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 10:50 PM IST
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After Karnataka govt’s fall, ‘loyalists vs outsiders’ debate grips Congress

A meeting of Congress leaders in Bengaluru held on Wednesday witnessed fireworks after a section of the party held the state leadership responsible for the crisis.
Giving details of the meeting, a Congress functionary said on condition of anonymity that several leaders raised the issue of “anomalies” in ticket distribution .(PTI Photo)
Giving details of the meeting, a Congress functionary said on condition of anonymity that several leaders raised the issue of “anomalies” in ticket distribution .(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 11:27 PM IST
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After Karnataka govt’s fall, ‘loyalists vs outsiders’ debate grips Congress

A meeting of Congress leaders in Bengaluru held on Wednesday witnessed fireworks after a section of the party held the state leadership responsible for the crisis.
Giving details of the meeting, a Congress functionary said on condition of anonymity that several leaders raised the issue of “anomalies” in ticket distribution .(PTI Photo)
Giving details of the meeting, a Congress functionary said on condition of anonymity that several leaders raised the issue of “anomalies” in ticket distribution .(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 11:29 AM IST
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In Maharashtra, Cong makes first major appointment after LS polls

This was also a rare occasion when the name was cleared by the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and not the party chief.
Thorat replaced arch-rival Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, who quit the CLP leader’s post days after his son Sujay joined the BJP and successfully contested the Lok Sabha polls from Ahmednagar. (Photo by @bb_thorat)
Thorat replaced arch-rival Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, who quit the CLP leader’s post days after his son Sujay joined the BJP and successfully contested the Lok Sabha polls from Ahmednagar. (Photo by @bb_thorat)
Updated on Jun 15, 2019 12:01 AM IST
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Congress melts away in Telangana assembly after 12 MLAs merge with TRS

As 12 MLAs account for two-third of the Congress Legislature Party, which has an effective strength of 18, they will not attract provisions of the anti-defection law, officials said.
The Congress won 19 seats in the 119-member state assembly in the elections held on December 7. In the subsequent months, 11 MLAs switched over to the TRS one after another, though they officially did not resign from the Congress.
The Congress won 19 seats in the 119-member state assembly in the elections held on December 7. In the subsequent months, 11 MLAs switched over to the TRS one after another, though they officially did not resign from the Congress.
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 11:57 PM IST
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Goa Congress MLAs meet governor, stake claim to form govt

Leader of the Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar said the party MLAs decided to walk to the Raj Bhawan uninvited, after the governor refused to give them an appointment.
Goa Congress MLAs meet governor Mridula Sinha on Monday.
Goa Congress MLAs meet governor Mridula Sinha on Monday.
Updated on Mar 18, 2019 01:33 PM IST
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4 missing Karnataka Congress MLAs return after several weeks

The four rebel Congress legislators, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Umesh Jadhav, Mahesh Kumathahalli and B Nagendra, who had gone missing for several weeks amid political turmoil in Karnataka, surfaced in Bengaluru.
Ramesh Jarkiholi, one of the four Congress MLAs in Karnataka who have been missing party meetings and the budget session of the state assembly, came back to Bengaluru on Tuesday night, news agency ANI reported.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Ramesh Jarkiholi, one of the four Congress MLAs in Karnataka who have been missing party meetings and the budget session of the state assembly, came back to Bengaluru on Tuesday night, news agency ANI reported.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Updated on Feb 14, 2019 07:11 AM IST
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On 4 ‘missing’ Karnataka Congress MLAs, Siddaramaiah rushes to cut losses

The four rebel MLAs, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Umesh Jadhav, Mahesh Kumathahalli, and B Nagendra, have not turned up despite the Congress issuing a whip on Tuesday asking them to be present throughout the session.
Legislative party leader Siddaramaiah had sent a notice to the missing MLAs on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Legislative party leader Siddaramaiah had sent a notice to the missing MLAs on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Feb 08, 2019 03:31 PM IST
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Karnataka chief minister Kumaraswamy removes dissenting Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav

Making Karnataka’s fluid political situation more slippery, seven MLAs of Congress and three of BJP on Thursday abstained from the Assembly’s Budget Session, fuelling speculation of defection.
Kumaraswamy on Friday removed dissenting Congress MLA Dr Umesh Jadhav from the post of the chairman of the Warehouse Corporation.(AP)
Kumaraswamy on Friday removed dissenting Congress MLA Dr Umesh Jadhav from the post of the chairman of the Warehouse Corporation.(AP)
Updated on Feb 08, 2019 11:07 AM IST
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Four Karnataka Congress MLAs refuse to budge despite issuing whip

The four MLAs have refused to bow to the party’s diktat, having already skipped a Congress legislature party meeting last month.
Bengaluru: BJP legislators protest as Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala leaves after addressing the joint session of Assembly on the first day of the Budget Session at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru, Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak) (PTI2_6_2019_000109B)(PTI)
Bengaluru: BJP legislators protest as Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala leaves after addressing the joint session of Assembly on the first day of the Budget Session at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru, Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak) (PTI2_6_2019_000109B)(PTI)
Updated on Feb 07, 2019 09:13 AM IST
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Karnataka Congress MLAs leave resort, set out for their home constituencies

Over 70 of the party’s 80 legislators have been at the resort on the city’s outskirts since late on Friday after a Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting was held by former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at the state legislature building.
The file photo shows Congress MLAs, sitting in a bus, leaving the Vidhana Soudha after staging a protest dharna against the swearing-in of B S Yeddyurappa as Karnataka chief minister, in Bengaluru .(PTI/ Representative Image)
The file photo shows Congress MLAs, sitting in a bus, leaving the Vidhana Soudha after staging a protest dharna against the swearing-in of B S Yeddyurappa as Karnataka chief minister, in Bengaluru .(PTI/ Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 03:41 PM IST
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Congress’ show-cause notice to rebels, BJP MLAs return

Former chief minister and Congress legislature party (CLP) chief Siddaramaiah issued notices to rebel MLAs Ramesh Jarkiholi and Mahesh Kumathahalli asking them to explain their absence from the CLP meeting called on Friday.
Congress legislators continued to stay at the Eagleton Golf Resort for a second day on Saturday and held a second meeting of its legislature party to discuss the way forward for the Lok Sabha.(ANI/Twitter)
Congress legislators continued to stay at the Eagleton Golf Resort for a second day on Saturday and held a second meeting of its legislature party to discuss the way forward for the Lok Sabha.(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Jan 19, 2019 10:54 PM IST
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Karnataka Congress MLAs moved to resort as 4 skip meeting

Four MLAs — Ramesh Jarkiholi, B Nagendra, Umesh Jadhav and Mahesh Kumathahalli — gave the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting a miss
Congress MLAs move to Eagleton resort after CLP meeting on January 18.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Congress MLAs move to Eagleton resort after CLP meeting on January 18.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Updated on Jan 19, 2019 12:05 AM IST
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Will they, won’t they? Suspense on rebel Congress MLAs continues in Karnataka

Suspense continued to haunt the Karnataka Congress on whether its “missing” dissident leaders would attend the legislature party meeting even though former CM Siddaramaiah has threatened proceedings under anti-defection laws against those who don’t attend the meeting.
CLP leader Siddaramaiah had made it clear that proceedings under anti-defection laws would be initiated against those who failed to turn up for Friday’s meeting.(PTI)
CLP leader Siddaramaiah had made it clear that proceedings under anti-defection laws would be initiated against those who failed to turn up for Friday’s meeting.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 17, 2019 07:15 PM IST
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4 men, one post: Who will be Chhattisgarh chief minister? Decision today

The long wait for Chhattisgarh chief minister is set to end today as Congress will announce the candidate at a meeting of MLAs in Raipur.
State Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel, who is said to be a key player behind the party’s impressive win in the assembly elections, is likely to be made the chief minister of Chhattisgarh.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
State Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel, who is said to be a key player behind the party’s impressive win in the assembly elections, is likely to be made the chief minister of Chhattisgarh.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 16, 2018 10:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Raipur | ByHT Correspondent

Rajasthan election results Highlights: Congress to announce next CM tomorrow

Congress got a significant boost in the Rajasthan after BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday announced that she will extend her party support to Congress in forming the next government, if needed. In the assembly elections results announced on December 11, Congress has emerged as single largest party, ousting BJP in Rajasthan and Chattisgarh and emerged as the single largest party in Madhya Pradesh. In the Rajasthan assembly elections, Congress won 99 seats out of 199 while BJP secured 73 seats. BSP and others won 6 and 20 seats, respectively. The results of assembly elections in five states are crucial for the BJP-led NDA government as it opens the gate for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting began at the party’s state headquarters here on Wednesday to discuss the name of the next Rajasthan chief minister.The final decision will be taken by Rahul Gandhi based on the feedback.The name of the chief minister will be announced in the evening. :

Congress leaders Sachin Pilot and senior leader Ashok Gehlot during a meeting with the newly elected MLA's at the party office, in Jaipur.(PTI)
Congress leaders Sachin Pilot and senior leader Ashok Gehlot during a meeting with the newly elected MLA's at the party office, in Jaipur.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 13, 2018 12:20 PM IST
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Mizoram home minister R Lalzirliana resigns days after show cause notice by Congress

The move comes two days after the disciplinary committee of the party served a show-cause notice to Lalzirliana, who is also the Congress’s state unit vice president, over reports that he may join a rival party.
Mizoram home minister Lalzirliana was served show-cause notice by Congress over reports of his joining a rival party.(Picture Credit: Facebook)
Mizoram home minister Lalzirliana was served show-cause notice by Congress over reports of his joining a rival party.(Picture Credit: Facebook)
Updated on Sep 14, 2018 04:31 PM IST
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Haryana assembly session: Power tariff cut by 2 per unit for domestic consumers

Tariff slashed from 4.50 to 2.50 per unit on consumption of 200 units per month, for consumption up to 50 units it will be 2 per unit
The move is clearly aimed at wooing the electorate ahead of the high-stakes Lok Sabha elections early next year and is expected to benefit 42 lakh families(HT FILE)
The move is clearly aimed at wooing the electorate ahead of the high-stakes Lok Sabha elections early next year and is expected to benefit 42 lakh families(HT FILE)
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 09:08 PM IST
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To pin down SAD, live telecast of debate on sacrilege report likely in Punjab assembly session

The report will be tabled in Punjab assembly session on Monday.
The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) headed by chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh in its meeting on Thursday decided to go on an offensive against the Akalis by fielding its firebrand leaders.(HT Photo)
The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) headed by chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh in its meeting on Thursday decided to go on an offensive against the Akalis by fielding its firebrand leaders.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 25, 2018 09:16 AM IST
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