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  • Assam: Congress-led alliance ‘Mahajot’ disintegrates within a year of its formation
    Dispur (Assam) [India] (ANI): As the Congress-led alliance ‘Mahajot’ has disintegrated within a year of its formation, Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said that the BJP has admitted Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) as a partner of the party in the Legislative Assembly.Notably, before the exit of BPF from the Mahajot, Congress broke its alliance with All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF). “From today, we have admitted the Bodoland People’s Front as one of the partner parties of BJP within the Assam Legislative Assembly. We will have total floor coordination with BPF as well as they will be sitting in the ruling party’s portion in the Assam assembly,” Sarma said.However, Sarma also added that so far, the friendship will be confined to the assembly and will not extend to a political level.“This friendship will be confined to the assembly but at a political level, we have not taken any such decision. This decision has been taken only at the level of a legislature party,” he said.“BJP has not formed an alliance with BPF; the BJP Legislature Party and BPF Legislature Party will work together. On this, I have also taken consent from United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) and have discussed with them also. They have no objection to this new formation,” the Chief Minister said.“So, the total strength of BJP and its friendly legislature parties is now 82 in the Assam […]
  • Bhupesh Baghel to visit Dehradun, launch Congress’ U’khand campaign song tomorrow
    Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will travel to Dehradun on Monday for launching the campaign song of Congress party titled ‘Uttarakhand Swabhiman Char Dham Char Kaam’, according to party sources. During a one-day visit to the state capital, Baghel will launch campaign theme, campaign song and social media WhatsApp programme for Uttarakhand Congress followed by a press conference, sources said.Earlier, with less than a month left for the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister who is also Congress’ observer in UP launched Congress’ door-to-door campaign in Noida and expressed confidence in the party’s victory. The Congress on Saturday released its first list of 53 candidates for the Uttarakhand assembly elections. Uttarakhand Congress president Ganesh Godiyal will contest from the Srinagar seat and Leader of Opposition in the outgoing assembly Pritam Singh from the Chakrata (ST) constituency. Elections will be held for 70 assembly seats in Uttarakhand on February 14 and the results will be declared on March 10.
  • Goa Assembly polls: Congress announces 36 of 37 candidates, last name to be out soon, says Chidambaram
    Patto (Goa) [India]ANI): Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday said that the party has announced 36 candidates of 37 for the upcoming assembly elections in Goa and the candidate for the last seat will also be revealed soon. “Congress has announced 36 of the 37 candidates and shortly we will announce the candidate for that last seat. Yesterday we met with all the 36 candidates. The candidates have pleged that, having regard to the recent history of Goa, they will remain united and serve the full term of five years as members and if elected as MLAs of the Congress party, then we will run a united government,” Chidambaram said while addressing a press conference here on Sunday.Going forward, he said that the party will fight “unitedly” and expressed hope that the poeple of Goa will repose faith in the Congress party to elect their government in the forthcoming assembly elections. Responding to a question on the dropping of ‘Abide with Me’ hymn from the Beating Retreat ceremony on January 29 as a part of the Republic Day celebrations, the Congress leader said, “It is an old hymn going back to 1847. Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite hymn was ‘Abide with me’. Since we became a republic in 1950, on every Republic Day celebration’s last day, there is a ceremony called Beating the Retreat and it will always end with a march to the tune […]
  • COVID-19: Amid rising cases, Gujarat imposes night curfew in 17 more towns
    Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India] (ANI): In view of rising COVID-19 cases in the state, the Gujarat government has imposed a night curfew in 17 more towns and extended its implementation in eight metros and two cities till January 26, informed Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Friday. The cities where night curfew will be imposed are Surendranagar, Dhrangradhra, Morbi, Wankaner, Dhoraji, Gondal, Jetpur, Kalawad, Godhra, Vijalpore, Navsari, Navsari, Bilimora, Vyara, Vapi Valsad, Bharuch, Ankleshwar.A review meeting was held by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Friday before announcing the reviewed guidelines. Earlier on January 7, the government announced a night curfew between 10 pm and 6 am in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Gandhinagar, Junagadh, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Anand, and Nadiad. As per COVID-19 guidelines, as many as 150 persons are allowed in the open and 50 per cent in closed space for any social religious function. The cinema halls, libraries, auditoriums, gyms are also allowed to function with 50 per cent occupancy. The public transport both AC and non AC buses can run with 75 per cent of its sitting capacity and standing is not allowed. The occupancies are restricted in marriages and funerals also. As many as 150 persons are allowed in the open, 50 per cent in closed space for marriage and 100 people are in funerals. As per the guidelines, all businesses, offices, shops, shopping malls etc can be opened till 10:00 pm and 75 […]
  • Casino row: Clashes between TDP, YSRCP leaders in Andhra’s Krishna
    Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) [India]: A clash broke out in Gudivada in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh on Friday when YSRCP activists allegedly attacked the members of a TDP fact-finding committee who were proceeding to K Convention hall to enquire into the casino organised on premises during Sankranti festival. TDP Chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu has constituted a fact-finding Committee with the party senior leaders and sent the committee to find the facts behind alleged Casino games organized by the ruling YSRCP leader Kodali Nani at Gudivada in Krishna district during the recent Makara Sankranti festival.Senior leaders of TDP including former ministers Nakka Anandababu, Kollu Ravindra, Bonda Umamaheswara Rao, other leaders including Varla Ramaiah, Alapati Raja and Tangirala Sowmya were appointed as a fact-finding committee. Meanwhile, the YSRCP local leaders and cadre opposed the visit of the committee and the tense atmosphere prevailed in the area. TDP General Secretary Nara Lokesh alleged that a mob of YSRCP cadres attacked the TDP local office at Gudivada and damaged the vehicle of Bonda Umamaheswara Rao. He condemned the attack on the TDP office and party leaders and criticized that the police department was supporting the YSRCP leaders in attacking the TDP leaders and offices. He also alleged that the casino games were conducted at the property owned by the Minister and said that the YSRCP leaders were introducing banned and illegal games in the state. (ANI-Image – Dev […]