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SC to hear plea challenging merger of 6 BSP Rajasthan MLAs with Congress today
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SC to hear plea challenging merger of 6 BSP Rajasthan MLAs with Congress today

The six MLAs had contested and won the 2018 Assembly election on BSP tickets but they defected to Congress in September 2019

Mayawati accuses Gehlot of poaching BSP MLAs, phone-tapping; demands President's Rule in Rajasthan
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Mayawati accuses Gehlot of poaching BSP MLAs, phone-tapping; demands President's Rule in Rajasthan

The BSP chief's remarks came hours after BJP sought CBI probe to determine if the Gehlot govt had been illegally tapping phones of political leaders

EC defers bypolls for one Lok Sabha, 7 Assembly seats due to COVID-19; to discuss new schedule tomorrow
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EC defers bypolls for one Lok Sabha, 7 Assembly seats due to COVID-19; to discuss new schedule tomorrow

The states where bypolls have been deferred are Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, and Kerala

Mamata Banerjee reshuffles TMC ahead of Bengal polls, appoints new party members as district chiefs
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Mamata Banerjee reshuffles TMC ahead of Bengal polls, appoints new party members as district chiefs

The TMC chief on Thursday announced a new state committee with 21 members and a seven-member core panel

Sachin Pilot returns to Jaipur month after revolt against Gehlot, says there shouldn't be any 'vendetta politics'
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Sachin Pilot returns to Jaipur month after revolt against Gehlot, says there shouldn't be any 'vendetta politics'

On Monday, a meeting between Sachin Pilot and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had signalled an 'amicable resolution' of the Rajasthan crisis

Rajasthan political crisis: A month after rebellion, Sachin Pilot and loyal MLAs return to party fold; here’s a timeline
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Rajasthan political crisis: A month after rebellion, Sachin Pilot and loyal MLAs return to party fold; here’s a timeline

The rebellion by Sachin Pilot and MLAs loyal to him came only months after Jyotiraditya Scindia left the Congress along with 22 MLAs, toppling the Madhya Pradesh government

Several Jammu and Kashmir BJP workers resign after militant attacks on village-level leaders
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Several Jammu and Kashmir BJP workers resign after militant attacks on village-level leaders

BJP leaders and workers have been provided security and ‘hostel-type’ accommodation has been suggested for members in each district

IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal steps down as president of J&K People's Movement party
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IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal steps down as president of J&K People's Movement party

Faesal had hinted towards stepping away from politics on Sunday as he removed references to his political affiliations from his Twitter profile

Sachin Pilot 'will work in party's interest', says Congress after ex-deputy CM's meeting with Rahul Gandhi
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Sachin Pilot 'will work in party's interest', says Congress after ex-deputy CM's meeting with Rahul Gandhi

Sachin Pilot and Rahul Gandhi had a 'frank, open and conclusive discussion', AICC general secretary (Organisation) KC Venugopal said in a statement.

Rahul Gandhi terms draft EIA notification 'dangerous' and 'disgraceful', urges people to protest against it
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Rahul Gandhi terms draft EIA notification 'dangerous' and 'disgraceful', urges people to protest against it

The EIA draft is a 'disaster' and it seeks to silence the voice of communities who will be directly impacted by the environmental degradation it unleashes, Gandhi said.

Six Rajasthan BJP MLAs shifted to Gujarat’s Porbandar ahead of 14 August Assembly session: Sources
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Six Rajasthan BJP MLAs shifted to Gujarat’s Porbandar ahead of 14 August Assembly session: Sources

State BJP chief Satish Poonia denied these claims, adding that all lawmakers are united and will attend a legislature party meet soon (edited)

Mahinda Rajapaksa-led SLPP registers landslide victory in Sri Lanka's parliamentary polls
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Mahinda Rajapaksa-led SLPP registers landslide victory in Sri Lanka's parliamentary polls

Ex-PM Ranil Wickremesinghe’s UNP won only one seat while SJB emerged victorious in 55 seats of the 225-member parliament

Countdown for Congress govt in Rajasthan has begun, says Union minister Kailash Chaudhary
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Countdown for Congress govt in Rajasthan has begun, says Union minister Kailash Chaudhary

The BJP leader who is on a three-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Barmer, also said the state government has lost the confidence of the people

DMK suspends MLA Ku Ka Selvam for violating 'party discipline' after he calls on JP Nadda in Delhi
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DMK suspends MLA Ku Ka Selvam for violating 'party discipline' after he calls on JP Nadda in Delhi

The MLA denied speculation that he will join the BJP after his visit, and said he went to meet Piyush Goyal to discuss projects for his constituency

Rajasthan MLAs supporting Sachin Pilot say fight against 'dictatorial' working style, not Congress
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Rajasthan MLAs supporting Sachin Pilot say fight against 'dictatorial' working style, not Congress

The statement by senior leaders in the Pilot camp came hours after Randeep Surjewala said the dissident MLAs should give up the hospitality of the BJP if they want to hold a dialogue

Tamil Nadu CM should reconsider his views on three-language formula, says BJP
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Tamil Nadu CM should reconsider his views on three-language formula, says BJP

The BJP asked if the lawmakers from TN, who opposed the three-language policy, would surrender the 10 Kendriya Vidyalaya seats allotted under the quota for Members of Parliament

In J&K, mainstream politicos keep mum on restoration of Article 370 as critics carp, followers fume
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In J&K, mainstream politicos keep mum on restoration of Article 370 as critics carp, followers fume

Of the recently released mainstream Jammu and Kashmir leaders, none has publicly called for restoring Article 370. Their silence has not gone unnoticed.

MK Stalin says NEP will confine education to a few in a decade, asks AIADMK to reject it
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MK Stalin says NEP will confine education to a few in a decade, asks AIADMK to reject it

The DMK leader said contrary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertions, "education will not be available to all" if the NEP is implemented

Congress generational divide out in open: Young turks blame UPA-II for party's debacle, seniors defend Manmohan, Sonia
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Congress generational divide out in open: Young turks blame UPA-II for party's debacle, seniors defend Manmohan, Sonia

This comes in the backdrop of a heated debate that reportedly ensued at a closed-door meeting of Congress Rajya Sabha MPs

Stalin slams new NEP as fresh attempt at 'Hindi imposition', vows to fight with like-minded parties
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Stalin slams new NEP as fresh attempt at 'Hindi imposition', vows to fight with like-minded parties

The DMK leader alleged that the sweeping reforms were not a new education policy but 'a glossy coat on the old oppressive Manusmriti'