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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

Defections require a political response

The NCP churn is a test case for the Supreme Court’s guidelines laid down in the Shiv Sena order. It shows, once again, the weakness of the anti-defection law

 The current NCP defection petitions might also take a year and by then, elections will be so close that the entire proceeding will be infructuous, at least politically.(ANI)
Published on Jul 04, 2023 09:23 PM IST

Legislators slam ‘rampant’ defections, call for revisiting anti-defection law

Former vice-president and BJP veteran M Venkaiah Naidu, in his speech in the morning session, declared that the anti-defection law needed to be revisited, and legislators who wished to join another party ought to resign from their original party first

Mumbai, India - June 17, 2023: Former vice president M. Venkaiah Naidu with Former Minister of Home Affairs of India Sushilkumar Shinde, former president of Central Tibetan Administration Lobsang Sangay, CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat, Meira Kumar, during the closing day of the National Legislators' Conference at Jio Center, BKC in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, June 17, 2023. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 18, 2023 01:16 AM IST

Karnataka elections: Parties battle it out to woo crucial Lingayat vote bank

The leaders are believed to have asked BS Yediyurappa to convince the party to announce that its chief minister will be from the community.

The politically influential Lingayat community accounts for around 17% of the state’s population.   (HT photo)
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 04:06 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Despite Ajit’s clarification, unease in Pawar family, Ajit-Raut verbal war continues

There has been a flurry of activity in the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) parties. Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut—who is considered close to NCP chief Sharad Pawar— demanded a response from Ajit on whether the BJP was attempting to break opposition parties. The BJP rushed to Ajit’s defence, saying that the MVA was maligning his image.

On Tuesday, Ajit slammed Raut for the article without naming him. “Spokespersons from other parties are speaking as if they are from the NCP,” he said. “I will raise the issue in the party meeting. They can speak about their own party. We don’t need advocates from other parties.” (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 12:35 AM IST

Karnataka independent candidate from Yadgir deposits Rs. 10k in coins

An independent candidate from Karnataka's Yadgir constituency paid his deposit money of ₹10,000 entirely in coins to file nominations for the elections.

K'taka: Independent candidate from Yadgir deposits 10k in coins
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 01:35 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath

What drama in K’taka reveals

Dissent before polls is not new, but the logjam spotlights key aspects about nature of politics, money power and defections in Karnataka

Interestingly, Karnataka is perhaps the only state in the country where the party has consciously avoided corruption as a campaign issue (PTI)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 06:36 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

V-P Naidu says 'loopholes in anti-defection law, needs amendments'| Video

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said if a lawmaker wants to leave the party, he or she must also resign from the post. It is fine if the lawmaker wants to get re-elected but he or she shouldn't accept any post.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu speaks during an event 'Media's Role in New India' at Press Club of Bangalore in Bengaluru,(PTI)
Published on Apr 25, 2022 07:48 AM IST
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