Congress plans agitation to mark Gandhi Jayanti: Party must introspect on factionalism, lack of cadre base before taking on BJP
The Congress received a big jolt after Rahul Gandhi stepped down from the post of party president following its debacle at the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Day before swearing-in, Narendra Modi holds marathon meeting with Amit Shah over Cabinet berth allocation
The BJP has refrained itself from making any official comment about the likely members of the new Modi government, with its leaders insisting that it is the prime minister's prerogative.
Narendra Modi visits Arun Jaitley after ex-finance minister cites health reasons to opt out of new Union Cabinet
Though Modi in his first term as prime minister had visited Jaitley's residence for 'unofficial' meetings with groups of senior editors, this is perhaps the first time that he visited the residence of a minister for an unscheduled engagement.
Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony: All CMs, prominent Opposition leaders, governors, ex-PMs invited on 30 May
The invitation to Opposition leaders is seen as Modi's move to reach out to them following the fiercely-fought election in which the BJP registered a massive victory.
Mamata Banerjee says she'll attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony as 'constitutional courtesy'
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as prime minister on 30 May.
Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad thanks people for 'record-breaking' mandate to BJP, says citizens voted for strong govt
Speaking about his roots in Gujarat, Modi said, 'This earth has nurtured me, and so after such a big event (result of the Lok Sabha election), I must come back to it.'
Modi received a standing ovation from the MPs present at the Parliament House on two occasions — when he first entered the hall, and when he rose to make his speech.
In the just-concluded parliamentary polls, the BJP scored a resounding victory, bagging 303 out of 542 seats. Its arch rival, the Congress, was way behind at 52.
Narendra Modi on Friday met the President Ram Nath Kovind and tendered the resignation of his government, paving the way for the formation of a new dispensation.
So far, only TMC candidates have won the elections held for the Ranaghat seat. In 2009 polls, Sucharu Mohan Haldar won the seat while Tapas Mandal retained the seat for the TMC in 2014 polls.
Murshidabad is one of the four constituencies in West Bengal where Muslims are over 50 percent of the electorate. The contest here is expected to be between the Congress, TMC and the incumbent CPM.
In 2009 elections, the CPM lost the Mathurapur seat for the first time in 25 years as Choudhary Mohan Jatua of the TMC was elected as the MP. Jatua was re-elected in 2014 elections.
Congress leader Abu Hasem Khan Choudhary has been the MP in Malda Dakshin seat since 2009. The constituency shares similar demographic features like that observed in neighbouring Uttar Malda constituency.
The Krishnanagar constituency has a sizeable Muslim population (around 25 percent) as well as a chunk of Christian voters. Matua, a Namshudra socio-religious community, are found in good numbers in the constituency.