Ahead of Bihar Assembly polls, Asaduddin Owaisi and Upendra Kushwaha float 'Grand Democratic Secular Front'
The convener of new grouping comprising six parties will be former union minister Devendra Prasad Yadav, while Upendra Kushwaha will be its chief ministerial candidate
Electoral compulsion behind Mamata's volte-face on illegal immigrants: Owaisi's rising clout poses challenges for Bengal CM
To understand the impulses at work that prompted Mamata to make such a statement, we need to put her comments in context of her opposition to the Centre's Citizenship Amendment Act. The Bengal chief minister has been a staunch and vocal critic of the Citizenship Amendment Act and has vowed not to let CAA (and NRC, if and when it is promulgated) be implemented in Bengal. This is curious.
At anti-CAA rally in Karnataka's Kalaburagi, AIMIM leader Waris Pathan says 15 crore people 'can dominate 100 crore'
'The time has now come for us to unite and achieve freedom. Remember we are 15 crore but can dominate over 100 crores,' said Pathan while addressing an anti-CAA rally.
Mamata-Owaisi row: In her desperation to prevent split in Muslim vote bank, West Bengal CM has ended up giving a boost to AIMIM
Politics of identity has come home to roost in West Bengal. The war of words between Mamata Banerjee and Asaduddin Owaisi is indicative of the squeezing space for so-called 'secular parties' that have long carried out identity politics under the garb of 'secularism'.
'A crime is a crime': Shashi Tharoor, Asaduddin Owaisi slam Mohan Bhagwat's comment describing lynchings as 'western construct'
Earlier in the day, Bhagwat said lynching is a 'western construct' and should not be used in the Indian context to defame the country.
Kerala Governor-designate Arif Mohammad Khan blames regressive identity politics, 'minority psychosis' for backwardness among Muslims
In Arif Mohammad Khan’s opinion, the ignorance of the subcontinent’s cultural history is often visible in its politics.
AIMIM's Mumbai MLA Waris Pathan taken into police custody after offering special prayer for Kashmir, Kolhapur flood victims
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen's sole Mumbai MLA Waris Pathan was taken into police custody Friday by Mumbai's Nagpada police
AIMIM appoints Imtiaz Jaleel as Maharashtra unit president just a few months before state holds Assembly election
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul-Muslimeen has appointed Lok Sabha MP from Aurangabad Imtiaz Jaleel as its new Maharashtra state president. The move comes ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra scheduled later this year.
'If Narendra Modi goes to two temples, KCR will go to six': Asaduddin Owaisi claims BJP's Hindutva cannot defeat Telangana CM
Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot electorally defeat Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao as the latter is an equally staunch Hindu.
Heckling Asaduddin Owaisi in Parliament with chants of Jai Shri Ram smacks of an age-old idea of muscular, divisive Hindutva
This is not the first time Jai Shri Ram was used as a rallying call to assert the idea of a muscular Hindu Rashtra. The chant has long been used to create a divisive politics of hate, starting with the violence in Ayodhya and the destruction of the Babri Masjid.
Asaduddin Owaisi backs Kamal Haasan's 'India's first terrorist was Hindu' remark, supports KCR's Federal Front pitch
Owaisi was referring to Kamal Haasan's statement on Monday, when he called Nathuram Godse, the man who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi, as the "first Hindu terrorist" in independent India.
Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase V: Telangana Congress alleges foul play behind spike in voting percentage, seeks report on polling
Telangana Congress on Monday claimed that there was some foul play behind the sudden spike in polling percentage after 5 pm in the assembly and Lok Sabha elections.
Alleging that the Prime Minister failed to deliver on his promises, Asaduddin Owaisi asserted that people have seen through his 'jumlas'
AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi takes a jibe at Narendra Modi's chowkidar campaign, says 'will give PM cap and whistle'
In December 2018, Akbaruddin was elected as floor leader of AIMIM in the Telangana Legislative Assembly.
Farhaj Ahsan from Hyderabad among 'missing' Indians in New Zealand attack; MEA hasn't even contacted us, says family
The family of Farhaj Ahsan, an Indian national from Ahmedabad who is reported missing after the New Zealand terrorist attack, is left distressed and confused as they scramble for an urgent visa and some update on Ahsan's whereabouts.
Lok Sabha Election 2019, Telangana profile: TRS bastion Medak, AIMIM stronghold Hyderabad feature among state's 17 seats
Telangana Rashtra Samiti, founded in 2001 by K Chandrashekhara Rao, holds a majority in the state.
BJP criticises triple talaq, nikah halala but hasn’t yet clarified its stance; experts say tacit politicisation of personal law at heart of issue
Arun Jaitley's Facebook post on the Bareilly nikah halala incident raises the question as to why the government has never cleared its stand on this contentious issue pertaining to the Muslim Personal Laws.
Mohammad Kaif slams Imran Khan, says Pakistan is the last country that should lecture on how to treat minorities
Mohammad Kaif took to Twitter to hit out at Khan, he wrote, "There were around 20 percent minorities at the time of partition in Pakistan, now less than 2 percent. On the other hand, the minority population has grown significantly in India since Independence. Pakistan is the last country that should be lecturing any country on how to treat minorities."
Asaduddin Owaisi mocks Imran Khan's comment on minority rights in India, says he should 'learn from us about inclusive politics'
Asaduddin Owaisi asked Imran Khan to borrow some leaves of wisdom from India, specifically about "inclusive politics and minority rights".
Telangana Election Results: KCR perfectly timed his second coming; Rythu Bandhu scheme, Mahakutami shortcomings helped TRS
The campaign by BJP’s who’s-who including Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and Yogi Adityanath made little impact.