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Showing posts with label POLITICS. Show all posts

Haryanvi singer-dancer Sapna Choudhary denies joining Congress

According to a tweet by ANI news agency, A day after reports stated that Sapna Choudhary had joined the Congress party, the Haryanvi singer-dancer claimed that she has not joined the party. She further said that her photograph with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra which was being circulated on social media was old. "I am not going to campaign for any political party," she added.

However Congress shares membership form after Sapna denies joining party

Rahul Gandhi struggles to build alliance

Voting begins on April 11 and will be spread over several phases until May 19 to cover the country involving more than 900 million voters, and the count will be made on May 23.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has been seeking a grand alliance with smaller regional parties for months to prevent a split that would make it easier for Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to come out on top.

Will not contest LS polls: Uma Bharti

BJP leader and Union minister Uma Bharti asserted Friday that she will not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as she plans to go on a 18-month long pilgrimage from May.

She also rejected reports of her desire to contest from a safer seat and not Jhansi, stressing that she had decided way back in 2016 to not fight the general elections this time.

"I had said in 2016 that I will not fight elections as I have to go on a pilgrimage along the shores of Ganga. If I had to fight, I would have contested from Jhansi. I can never change my constituency. People are there proud of me and consider me as a daughter," the 59-year-old leader told .

Haryana Superstar Sapna Chaudhary Joins Congress

Popular stage performer from Haryana, Sapna Chaudhary, joined Congress. She is expected to fight polls against Hema Malini in Mathura, which has a dominant Jat presence.

As of 2018, Sapna has done item numbers in a couple of Bollywood movies. She did item numbers in the movie ‘Veere Di Wedding‘ and ‘Nanu Ki Janu.’ She is also going to debut as a lead actress in the Bollywood movie ‘Dosti Ke Side Effects.’Sapna belongs to a middle-class Jat family. Her father worked in a private company. At the age of 12, she lost her father. After her father passed away, the responsibility to sustain her family fell on her shoulders. Due to the financial problem in her home, she started dancing. Although she was born in Haryana, she now resides in Delhi. She got popularity after entering Big Boss 11.

#PMNarendraModiTrailer : Election Commission will send notice to at least two newspapers for code violation

The Election Commission will send notice to at least two newspapers that ran full page advertisements for Vivek Oberoi-starrer film on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The EC has taken a dim view of the code violation by the two Hindi newspapers.Two newspapers that carried the full page ads are Dainik Bhaskar and Dainik Jagran. While Bhaskar has given full page space to the advertisement on the film, Jagran too has carried a full page ad, but not on the front page. The full page ad for Narendra Modi’s film in Jagran has appeared in its supplementary page for Noida.

Sumalatha Ambareesh filed her nomination papers for the Lok Sabha seat of Mandya in Karnataka today.

Sumalatha Ambareesh filed her nomination papers for the Lok Sabha seat of Mandya in Karnataka today. Sumalatha, the wife of late superstar Ambareesh is contesting as an Independent, even though her husband was a Congressman. The Congress has given the ticket for Manya to its coalition partner, the Janata Dal Secular, which is fielding Nikhil Gowda, the actor son of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy. And Sumalatha, despite meeting BJP leader SM Krishna, decided to go it alone.

Not exactly alone, though. During her nomination filing, hundreds of film fans were present at the District Collectorate's office in Mandya. These were fans of Ambareesh - but also of the current megastars of the Kannada film industry who have expressed their backing of Sumalatha.

Raj Thackeray says All parties should unite for ‘Modi Mukt Bharat’

The upcoming Lok Sabha elections is a fight between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the country, MNS chief Raj Thackeray said Tuesday. 

Slamming the BJP-led government, Thackeray asked how was India was in a position to fight Pakistan when the Centre was 'begging' for money from the Reserve Bank of India. 

"Nobody is ready to answer my questions. They do not have the answers to the questions the country is asking and, therefore, are indulging in gimmicks like 'chowkidar'. What happened to the promise of providing two crore jobs?" he said while addressing Maharashtra Navnirman Sena workers. 

DMK has chosen to give tickets to a number of its ex MPs including A Raja

The DMK released its list of candidates for 20 seats in Tamil Nadu on Sunday, earmarking four for children of leaders and two for women in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The rest of the 20 constituencies will go to the Congress and other allies. 

BJP Leader Ram Prasad Sarmah Quits Party Over Denial Of Ticket

In a jolt to the BJP in Assam, its sitting MP from Tezpur Ram Prasad Sarmah Saturday announced that he quit the saffron fold and alleged neglect of old workers by "new intruders in the party"

Mr Sarmah said he was resigning from the primary membership of the BJP after serving the RSS and VHP for 15 years and the BJP for 29 years.

"I have left BJP today. I really feel pained in my heart for those old BJP workers of Assam who are most neglected in the party by the new intruders in the party," he said in a Facebook post.

Mr Sarmah's name was not included in the party's panel of probable candidate for Tezpur Lok Sabha seat. It only had the name of Assam minister and NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma.

YS Jagan’s uncle YS Vivekananda Reddy found murdered at home

Death of former minister and YSR Congress Party leader YS Vivekananda Reddy sparked a major political row with YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy accusing Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu and his son Lokesh of involvement in the killing and Naidu denying any role in the incident. Viveka was expected to get a YSRC ticket for Pulivendula assembly segment.The AP government formed a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the murder case. Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who spoke to senior police officials on Friday, ordered the SIT.

As suspected earlier , Hardik Patel To Join Congress Today

Hardik Patel, Patidar quota agitation leader from Gujarat, will join Congress today during the party's Working Committee meet in Ahmedabad where party chief Rahul Gandhi and party leader Priyanka Gandhi will also be present.

In a series of tweets on Sunday, he said, "To give shape to my intentions to serve society and country, I have decided to join Indian National Congress on 12th March in presence of Shri Rahul Gandhi and other senior leaders."

Lok Sabha Elections dates announced: Polls to be held from April 11 in 7 phases, counting on May 23

The Election Commission today announced that the Lok Sabha election will be held in 7 phases. CEC Sunil Arora said that the Model Code of Conduct has come into force as it announced the dates for the elections to 17th Lok Sabha. The elections will start on April 11 and continue till May 19. The counting will be held on May 23. Nearly 90 crore voters will be eligible to vote for 543 Lok Sabha constituencies across the country. With the announcement of dates the moral code of conduct comes into  force immediately.

Ex Mizoram Governor may contest polls against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.

Kummanam Rajasekharan has resigned as Mizoram Governor. He may contest polls from Thiruvananthapuram on BJP ticket against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.He began his political career as an activist of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Sangh Parivar in the state of Kerala in 1970. From 2015 to 2018, he was the state president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kerala. 

In 1987, he resigned from government service and became a full-time Sangh Parivar worker, while being instrumental in spearheading Kerala's Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), Kshetra Samrakshana Samiti, Balasadanams, and Ekal Vidyalayas. Rajaseharan has been the secretary of Hindu Aikya Vedi, Sabarimala Ayyappa Sewa Samajam, General-Secretary and Chairman of Janmabhumi. 

Gautam Gambhir likely to start new innings in politics, could be fielded by BJP for Lok Sabha polls

Gautam Gambhir is likely to start new innings in politics as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could pitch the name of the former cricketer for Lok Sabha seat in Delhi.

Gambhir, who has been vocal about several issues of national importance and often expresses his views on social media, could be fielded by the BJP from the New Delhi seat, which is currently represented by Supreme Court lawyer Meenakshi Lekhi.

Poll Announcement In "Rahu Kaal" Worries Politicians From South

NEW DELHI: As the Election Commission today made it official that the dates for the national election would be announced at 5 pm, concerns were expressed by a few politicians - but entirely of the astrological kind.

Some politicians from the south, including a governor, wanted the timing of the announcement changed. The reason - today, the period between 4.30 and 6 pm would be Rahu Kaal or an inauspicious time of the day, which is not considered favourable for the start of any activity. Some of the "worried" politicians questioned whether the powerful election body could reschedule its press meet.

According to mythology, Rahu Kaal covers a span of about 90 minutes every day in between sunrise and sunset.

EC to announce Lok Sabha poll schedule at 5 pm today

The Election Commission will announce the schedule of the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra will address a news conference at Vigyan  Bhavan in New Delhi. They will announce the schedules of the Lok Sabha polls as well as the assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha.

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Rivaba Jadeja, wife of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, joins BJP in Gujarat

Jamnagar: Rivaba Jadeja, wife of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja on Saturday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of Gujarat Agriculture Minister R C Faldu and MP Poonam Madam at Jamnagar in Gujarat. Her decision to join the ruling BJP comes just months before the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP leaders presented her with a saffron scarf while welcoming her to the party.

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Riva Solanki is the Wife of Indian Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja. Her Real Name is Rivaba Solanki And Nickname is Reeva. Reeva Solanki is an Engineer by profession. She was born in the year 1990 in Rajkot, Gujarat, India. Reeva is the only child of millionaire H. Solanki and Prafulla.

Mulayam Singh wants Modi as PM

Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, in a jaw-dropping departure from the opposition chorus and his own party line, said he "prayed" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's return to power, during speeches to mark the last sitting of the current Lok Sabha today before the national election. His supporters swore it was all in humour, but the comment still raised eyebrows.

"I want to congratulate the PM that he tried to move ahead taking everyone along. I hope all members to win and return, and you (PM Modi) become prime minister again," Mulayam Singh, 79, said in the Lok Sabha, sending the house into guffaws. The camera panned to his immediate neighbor, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, looking surprised, and to PM Modi, chuckling and thumping his desk. The prime minister also folded his hands.

The Yadav father and son have not been on the best of terms over the past two years, during which Akhilesh, 45, staged a coup and took over control of the party founded by his father.

Despite the strain, Mulayam Singh chose to remain by his son's side as his younger brother Shivpal Yadav broke away and set up a rebel outfit.

Mulayam served three times as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh state (1989–91, 1993–95, and 2003–07).The SP made a dramatic comeback in the 2002 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, garnering a plurality, but not a majority, of seats. However, after the collapse of a short-lived BSP-BJP coalition government in 2003, the SP put together its own governing coalition, and Yadav became chief minister for the third time. Following the BSP’s trouncing of the SP in the 2007 state assembly elections, Yadav served as leader of opposition in the assembly (2007–09) before being elected again to the Lok Sabha in 2009. In early 2012 the SP won an outright majority in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. Yadav retained his leadership of the party, but he stepped aside to allow his son, Akhilesh Yadav, to become the state’s chief minister. The elder Yadav was reelected in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, but his party could win only five seats in the chamber.

Mayawati finally Joins Twitter

Two weeks after a Twitter handle in the name of Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati appeared, it has been confirmed that it indeed belongs to the Dalit powerhouse and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister.
“This is to inform you that Bahujan Samaj Party national president, former UP Chief Minister and ex-MP, Ms Mayawati ji has for the first time decided to join twitter for speedy interaction with media and masses besides expressing her views on various issues of national and political importance through twitter,” a statement issued by the BSP on Wednesday read.

Mayawati's official Twitter handle is @sushrimmayawati. It was actually created last year in October, but was put to use only this year in January.

Milind Deora May Not Contest 2019 Polls, Blames Sanjay Nirupam For Problems in Mumbai Congress

The infighting within the Mumbai Congress that has been gaining momentum over the past few months seems to have scalped its first victim – party MP Milind Deora – who has declared that he may not contest the upcoming elections.