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LS polls: Talwar, Pandey in the race for Cong ticket

After Bittu’s moved to the BJP just four days ago, a notable shift in dynamics has unfolded within the Ludhiana political landscape. Bittu’s departure has left a void within the Congress party, prompting key leaders to vie for the opportunity to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from the Ludhiana constituency.

Among the frontrunners in this race are Sanjay Talwar, the district Congress president; Rakesh Pandey, a former MLA; and Gurvinder Lapran, a senior Congress leader. (HT photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2024 06:16 AM IST
BySukhpreet Singh, Ludhiana

Zeeshan Siddique removed as Mumbai Cong youth wing chief amid speculation of exit

Zeeshan Siddique, who is likely to switch sides ahead of the assembly polls later this year, on X said he was disappointed over his removal without official intimation

Congress lawmaker Zeeshan Siddique. (X)
Published on Feb 21, 2024 04:48 PM IST
BySurendra P Gagan

One more Shiv Sena (UBT) leader, Babanrao Gholap, joins Shinde

Former minister Babanrao Gholap is set to join Shiv Sena, leaving Shiv Sena (UBT). Gholap has a history of corruption cases and was unhappy with recent party decisions.

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Updated on Feb 16, 2024 06:52 AM IST

In damage control mode, BJP sends Punjab in-charge Rupani to take feedback

A party insider, privy to the developments, said, the BJP high command has taken a strong view of the desertion of the three former ministers Balbir Sidhu, Gurpreet Kangar and Raj Kumar Verka and has deputed its senior leaders, including former Gujarat chief minister and Punjab affairs in-charge Vijay Rupani and its vice-president and in-charge of Northern states Saudan Singh to assess the situation at the ground and report to the party high-command

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters hold party flags. (ANI File)
Updated on Oct 18, 2023 08:56 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Keeping up with UP| Snub to defector is Ghosi bypoll’s biggest takeaway

The true learning from the bypoll is this: The ‘Ayaram Gayaram’ phenomenon in Indian politics is an old malaise, and only voters can cure it

Samajwadi Party workers celebrating the victory of party candidate Sudhakar Singh in the Ghosi constituency by-election, in Lucknow. (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 12, 2023 09:24 AM IST
BySunita Aron
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