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UP CM Yogi Adityanath and two deputy CMs elected unopposed in council polls

UP CM Yogi Adityanath and two deputy CMs elected unopposed in council polls

Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his two deputies and a minister were today declared elected unopposed to the Legislative Council. No other candidate was in the fray for the bypolls to the five vacant seats in the upper house. Adityanath, deputy chief ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma and minister Swatantradev Singh had filed their nominations papers for the by-election on Tuesday. The four were declared elected unopposed, Principal Secretary (Vidhan Sabha), Padeeep Dueby, who is also the returning officer, said. Meanwhile, the nomination papers of another minister Mohsin Raza were found valid on scrutiny today, he said. Opposition parties did not field any candidate for the by-election to these five seats. The chief minister had filed his nominations on...
My Entry into politics was not my wish: Manohar Parrikar

My Entry into politics was not my wish: Manohar Parrikar

Goa
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said entering politics had not been his wish and he would quit if he found that he was not worthy of staying in politics anymore. He, however, clarified that he was not going to leave the current tenure half way and the state government would complete its term. The chief minister was interacting with an audience during an event organised by a local media group. “Politics is not my family background and hence my entry into it was not as per my wish,” Parrikar, an IIT Bombay graduate, said responding to a question. The chief minister said that when he had entered politics he had decided to quit in 10 years. “The day I feel I am not worthy of staying in politics anymore, without even thinking for a second I will quit and sit at home,” he said.
Indian Army has been deployed in Darjeeling after violence by GJM supporters

Indian Army has been deployed in Darjeeling after violence by GJM supporters

Assam
The Army was deployed in the restive Darjeeling town today after Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters indulged in violence and arson while attempting to march to the venue of a cabinet meeting presided by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here. The troops were brought in after the protesters damaged police vehicles and set some of them ablaze, prompting the police to fire teargas and lathicharge the violent GJM supporters who are opposing “imposition” of Bengali language in schools in the hills. The hill town, which is at present full of tourists, had remained peaceful for several months as the GJM-spearheaded agitation for a separate state of Gorkhaland had taken a backseat. Fresh violence erupted this afternoon with the Bimal Gurung-led party calling a protest march towa
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh orders strict adherence to BJP’s vision document

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh orders strict adherence to BJP’s vision document

Uttarakhand
Describing BJP’S vision document as an “article of faith” for him, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has told all government departments to follow it verbatim and deliver on commitments made to people.Rawat who held a meeting with officials on the party’s vision document here yesterday asked all departments to tailor their proposals strictly in accordance with the commitments made by the party in its vision document for Uttarakhand assembly polls 2017 and submit them to him.Making it clear that no negligence on their part in this regard will be tolerated, the Chief Minister said the vision document is an “article of faith” to him which has to be followed verbatim.“All promises made in it have to be delivered on fully in a time-bound manner and departments mus
ED arrests Misa Bharti’s CA in Rs 8,000 crore PMLA scam

ED arrests Misa Bharti’s CA in Rs 8,000 crore PMLA scam

Bihar
In a big setback to RJD, Enforcement Directorate arrested chartered accountant allegedly linked to former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughter Misa Bharti in Rs 8,000 crore PMLA cases. The CA, Rajesh Agarwal, has been arrested under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and will be produced in court today, officials said. Agarwal was allegedly instrumental in providing accommodation entries to many high-profile people to help launder their funds. These included those being probed by the Income Tax Department in the Rs 1,000 crore dubious land deals case allegedly linked to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad’s family, they said. The CA, officials said, was also allegedly involved in routing funds for the Jain brothers, Virendra and Surendra,
‘What goes around comes around,’ says Robert Vadra takes a jab on Arvind Kejriwal

‘What goes around comes around,’ says Robert Vadra takes a jab on Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi
Long before the India Against Corruption spawned the Aam Aadmi Party, Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, has been a dartboard for the anti-corruption movement's chief strategist Arvind Kejriwal. The "strange obsession", as the businessman described the frequent attacks on him, continued well after Mr Kejriwal became Delhi's Chief Minister. As Mr Kejriwal battles corruption charges levelled by sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra, Mr Vadra weighed in. "What goes around comes around," he said in a Facebook post that noted how people who had hurled "false accusations" at him were facing a "similar plight". "That too from an insider who claims to have substantial proof," he said, reacting to Mr Mishra's allegation that he had seen the Chief Minister take 2 crore...
AAP sacked Kapil Mishra For ‘Poor Water Management’, Vows to ‘Reveal Conspiracy’

AAP sacked Kapil Mishra For ‘Poor Water Management’, Vows to ‘Reveal Conspiracy’

Delhi
Two days after being sacked as tourism and water minister of Delhi, Kapil Mishra hit out against Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, accusing him of receiving Rs 2 crore in cash from Satyendar Jain, the health minister of Delhi. The allegation, first made in a somewhat cryptic tweet on Sunday morning. was explicitly stated by Mishra in a subsequent press conference in the capital. https://twitter.com/KapilMishraAAP/status/861088862122106880 Kejriwal on Friday removed Mishra from the cabinet, apparently because he felt that water management in the capital city was not up to the mark. The development came on a day when Mishra shot off a letter to the Anti-Corruption Bureau chief demanding to know why the role of former chief minister Sheila Dikshit and other ...
Adityanath will make UP Uttam Pradesh, says BJP

Adityanath will make UP Uttam Pradesh, says BJP

Uttar Pradesh
The choice of Adityanath as the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has drawn criticism from the opposition parties even as the BJP stood strongly behind its leader.The opposition parties hit out at Adityanath's image of Hindutva hardliner, with Congress leader Veerappa Moily calling his elevation as the "biggest assault" on secularism."It is a big assault on secularism in the country. Maybe, the BJP or RSS would like to endorse their cause of Hinduism. India is not Hinduism. Hinduism is not India. "India is built above castes and religions and 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (the world is one family) is the very foundation of our secular society. It is the biggest assault ever done on secularism," Moily said.The BJP leaders strongly defended Adityanath and said he will take the s...
With JDU-RJD on warpath post UP results, BJP says Nitish Kumar won’t complete his tenure as CM

With JDU-RJD on warpath post UP results, BJP says Nitish Kumar won’t complete his tenure as CM

Bihar
With JDU-RJD on warpath post UP verdict, BJP says Nitish Kumar won't complete his tenure as Bihar chief minister. With the ruling JDU-RJD alliance in Bihar on warpath post the Uttar Pradesh election verdict, the BJP has predicted that Nitish Kumar won't be able to complete his full term as chief minister. "The grand alliance is divided after the BJP's landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh and it looks impossible for Nitish Kumar to complete his term," said Sushil Modi, senior BJP leader. Interestingly, post the Uttar Pradesh election results, RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has been going all out hitting out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for reasoning opposition of demonetisation as the cause of defeat of Congress-Samajwadi party alliance. On Tuesday, Singh once again made a blister...
Saffron Holi: BJP is MODIfied with historic majority in UP, sweeps Uttarakhand

Saffron Holi: BJP is MODIfied with historic majority in UP, sweeps Uttarakhand

Uttar Pradesh
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vanquished all Opposition by clearly winning two and coming within striking distance in two more of the five state Assembly elections, the results of which were declared on Saturday.The victory will result in consolidation of power for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah. A reshuffle in the central government and in the party hierarchy is likely. Praising Modi, Shah said, “The only factor for the win is the performance of the Modi government. ... Even his political rivals will have to admit that he has emerged as the tallest leader in the country since Independence.”Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not make a public appearance, but tweeted: “Am overjoyed that BJP has received unprecedented support from all sections of soci