Perceiving the possibility of early assembly elections in Haryana, Jharkhand and Maharashtra, the Congress is preparing a strategy for a simultaneous win in the upcoming general elections and assembly polls, according to The Economic Times.According to the report, members of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and the three Pradesh Congress Committees (PCCs) are preparing for simultaneous elections with the possibility of early assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra, citing internal equations and compulsions of the BJP in the two states. This may also affect Jharkhand.In Haryana, the Congress leadership feels that the “weak” state government led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar cannot face the assembly polls confidently in October 2019. This may let the BJP to conduct the state elections along with the general elections.Close Haryana PCC president Ashok Tanwar confirmed the possibility of simultaneous polls to the publication. “The Haryana Congress is … [Read more...] about Sensing early elections in Haryana and Maharashtra, Congress gears up for simultaneous polls
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The Shiv Sena, on November 13, said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was deriving "sadistic pleasure" out of the struggle of other political parties to form government in Maharashtra.Without taking names, the Sena, in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana', said those talking about ethics in politics are currently the "most disruptive".President's Rule was imposed in Maharashtra on November 12 after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari sent a report to the Centre, stating that formation of a stable government was impossible in the current situation despite all his efforts.Close The development came as the political stalemate continued since the declaration of Assembly poll results last month, with the Congress and NCP saying they had not yet taken any decision on Shiv Sena's proposal of forming a government and will hold further discussions. related news Supreme Court to deliver its verdict on pleas seeking Sabarimala judgment review tomorrow 'Vodafone India to head for … [Read more...] about Maharashtra government formation: BJP deriving ‘sadistic pleasure’ out of deadlock, says Shiv Sena
In the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, the ruling government had been dethroned by a margin that, party leaders from both the sides had admitted, neither the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nor the Congress had anticipated.Congress had swept through the two-phase election, winning 68 of the 90 seats, leaving the BJP with only 15— exactly the number of years that the saffron party had ruled the state until that point. The landslide was historic in the state's short history, and had left the BJP speechless but not without explanation."False promises," Pankaj Jha, a BJP leader in the state told Moneycontrol when asked why the party lost during the Assembly polls. "I mean, false promises of the Congress. Their manifesto was full of promises which they cannot fulfill," Jha clarified. "That is one of the biggest reasons that we identify for the BJP's defeat in the elections," Jha said.Close The Congress, according to party leaders, is banking on exactly those promises, apart from … [Read more...] about Sway JCC-BSP votes, manage a divided house: Cong, BJP’s winning formula for LS polls in Chhattisgarh
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned on Monday night, sending alarm bells ringing across the government. Johnson was the public face during the 2016 Brexit campaign, urging citizens to quit European Union.Johnson was the third high-level resignation in 24 hours.Here’s an explainer on Johnson’s resignation and what it means for the UK government and Brexit:Close Why did Johnson resign? related news Disqualified Karnataka MLAs welcome Supreme Court nod for contesting bypolls Supreme Court to deliver verdict on pleas seeking Rafale judgment review tomorrow Maharashtra government formation: Ahmed Patel, Uddhav Thackeray discuss common minimum programme The immediate reason that Johnson cited for his resignation was UK Prime Minister Theresa May and her Brexit strategy. In a letter, Johnson wrote that May was leading the UK into a “semi-Brexit” and that the Brexit dream was “dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt".Johnson’s reaction … [Read more...] about UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson’s resignation: What has happened so far and what happens next?
After weeks of political impasse in Maharashtra, President's Rule was imposed in the state on November 12.Reactions to the move across the political spectrum were critical, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) calling it "unfortunate" and the Congress saying it was "unconstitutional". This is, however, not the first time that Maharashtra has gone under central rule in its history: President's Rule was imposed for the first time in 1980, and then again in 2014.In all three instances, the political situations were different, and the current one is the first time wherein a President's Rule was imposed after the declaration of poll results. But there is one common thread that binds all the three instances together: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar.Close 1980 related news Engineering exports decline 6% in September: EEPC India Chiron Behring relaunches rabies vaccine under ChiroRab brand Venice floods: Mayor to declare disaster after second worst high tide … [Read more...] about What’s common in all three instances of President’s Rule in Maharashtra — Sharad Pawar