India Politics

India Politics

Can Assam push BJP's northeastward thrust?

By Subir Bhaumik,

From Mamata Banerji in West Bengal to Manik Sarkar in Tripura, not to speak of Assam's hat-trick Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, a host of regional chieftains are under fire in the east and the northeast. This could make the BJP's task of penetrating the region much easier than what many would imagine.

SP leads in nine UP assembly seats

Lucknow : The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) Tuesday established an early lead in nine of the 11 assembly seats where bypolls were held.

According to Election Commission (EC) officials, SP candidates were leading in nine state assembly seats while its candidate Tej Pratap Singh, grand nephew of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, was leading by over one lakh votes over his nearest BJP rival Prem
Singh Shakya in Mainpuri parliamentary seat.

The BJP candidate was leading by 17,500 votes in Noida and in Lucknow, its candidate was leading by over 5,500 votes.

BJP wins Gujarat's Vadodara LS seat

Ahmedabad : Bharatiya Janata Party's Ranjan Bhatt Tuesday won the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat, defeating Congress candidate Narendra Rawat.

The bypoll to this seat was held Sep 13.


BJP wins six, Congress three in Gujarat

Ahmedabad : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday won six assembly seats, while the Congress won three in Gujarat. The ruling BJP also won the Vadodara Lok Sabha Sabha by over 300,000 votes.

Bypolls for nine assembly seats - Maninagar, Deesa, Tankara, Khambhalia, Mangrol, Talaja, Anand, Matar and Limkheda, and one parliamentary seat - Vadodara were held Sep 13.

On Tuesday, the Congress won three assembly seats - Deesa, Khambhalia and Mangrol, by a notable margin. It thanked the people for its victory.


Congress wins three seats, BJP one in Rajasthan

Jaipur : In a change of fortunes, the Congress Tuesday won three of the four assembly seats in Rajasthan where bypolls were held Sep 13. The ruling BJP won only one seat.

According to the declared results, Congress candidates won from Weir, Surajgarh and Nasirabad constituencies while the BJP's Sandeep Sharma was elected from the Kota South constituency.

Sharma defeated his nearest rival, Shivkant Nandwana of the Congress by over 25,000 votes.


Congress, Trinamool lead in two Bengal assembly seats

Kolkata : West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition Congress were ahead in one seat each as votes were counted for the bypolls to two assembly constituencies Tuesday.

Polling was held Sept 13.

Trinamool Congress candidate former Indian soccer captain Dipendu Biswas was in the lead in Basirhat South. Congress nominee Santosh Pathak was ahead in Chowringhee.


TRS leads in Medak Lok Sabha constituency

Hyderabad : Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was leading in Medak Lok Sabha, where counting of votes polled in Saturday's bypolls was taken up Tuesday morning.

TRS candidate K. Prabhakar Reddy established a lead of over 19,000 votes in the first round over Congress party's V. Sunitha Lakshma Reddy. BJP-TDP combine's Jagga Reddy was trailing at third position.

The counting of votes began at 8 a.m. amid tight security and likely to be completed in the afternoon.


Maharashtra Muslims to go for elections without strategy but with miraculous expectation

By A.Mirsab,,

Mumbai: Maharashtra assembly elections are round the corner, 288 seats to go for polls on 15th October and as usual the anxiety of Muslims in the state have started to build up for two major reasons – to keep communal parties at bay and to increase Muslim representation in the assembly.

Only spokespersons authorised to speak: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress Monday issued a virtual gag order on its leaders from speaking to the media and said only spokespersons were authorised to speak on behalf of the party.

The Congress "reiterates (that) only the spokespersons are authorised to speak on behalf of the party", party general secretary Ajay Maken said.

Maken heads the party's communication department.

The Congress has five senior spokespersons and 13 spokespersons.


Muslim groups condemn hate mongering of BJP leaders

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: The All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat (AIMMM), the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, has condemned the continuous hate-mongering indulged in by BJP leaders.

AIMMM President Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan said here in a statement that after the disgraceful flop of their fake "Love Jihad" plank, BJP leaders are now raking up their old false claims about madrasas teaching terrorism and that meat export income is being used to finance terror. The first claim has been made by a BJP MP from Unnao Sakshi Mahraj, known for his hate utterances and activities while the other is made by a BJP minister Menaka Gandhi.