A member of the screening committee has said that ex-MLAs, ex-MPs and ex-ministers are also vying for a ticket.
The remark also provoked sharp reactions from BJP and its allies in the NDA. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asserted that entire Kashmir, including the areas occupied by Pakistan, was an integral part of India.
"Rahul Gandhi is a failed player in politics. Congress leaders themselves have started commenting on him that wherever he becomes more active, the party has to face defeat," the Uttar Pradesh chief minister said.
In the video, which appears to have been shot in a hotel on May 16, 2017, a person resembling Hardik can be seen in a compromising position with an unidentified woman.
Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja, after hearing the arguments on the complaint filed by Ankit Bhardwaj, a state executive member of Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM), posted the matter for hearing his evidence on March 28 next year.
After studying various documents related to reservation given by the Congress earlier, Hardik claimed that it was a misconception that reservation cannot go beyond 50 per cent.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday blamed the 55-year-long rule of the Congress for the ills plaguing the country and accused the opposition party of "dividing" people and playing appeasement politics.
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad was on Monday re-elected the party's national president unopposed for the 10th successive term.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is still exploring whether to nominate its leaders or eminent people from various walks of life in the Rajya Sabha election from Delhi early next year, senior leader Gopal Rai has said.
The Trinamool Congress lashed out at BJP leader Mukul Roy calling him a "traitor" in Bengal politics and said those who have joined the saffron party have compromised with the secular ideology and betrayed the people of the state.
The demonetisation of high-value currency notes along with a series of other reform measures have resulted in formalising a large part of the Indian economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Monday.
PM Narendra Modi took potshots at the Congress for making 'gas cylinders' their poll plank during the 2014 polls and said the party's vision was limited to cylinders but his government allotted free LPG connections to three crore families.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that Narendra Modi made money "disappear" from Gujarat through "magic" in the last two decades of the BJP rule.
The BJP accused senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot's brother of being involved in a scam during the UPA rule, saying that his company allegedly exported subsidised fertiliser that was meant for domestic consumption.
The Supreme Court on Monday granted six weeks to the Centre to clarify its stand on the mythical Ram Sethu, a chain of limestone shoals between Indian and Sri Lankan coasts.
The notice, which was sent to the BJP's West Bengal unit headquarters here, demanded that Roy desist from making or circulating any defamatory comment.
The prime minister's comments on demonetisation assume significance as all major opposition parties have attacked on the move, alleging that it had severely damaged the Indian economy.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Monday alleged the previous governments of the SP and the BSP "looted" the people for 14 years.
In the meeting which took place on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in the Philippines, Modi also assured Trump that India will try to "live up to the expectations" of the US and the world and thanked the US President for speaking "highly" about India during his trips.
The meeting between the two presidents was one of the most anticipated at the summit of East and Southeast Asian leaders in Manila, with human rights groups pressing Trump to take a tough line on Duterte over his bloody war on drugs, in which thousands of people have been killed.
Gorkhaland movement’s leader Binay Tamang has cautiuoned BJP to set aside its ‘electoral compulsions’ and immediately address the crisis in the hills lest things intensify and “spin out of hand of the Centre”.
Gandhi gave a new twist to a couplet from a song in the 1978 film "Gaman", which looked at life in a city, and without naming Modi, indirectly referred to government inaction on pollution.
Talking to reporters in Patna, Nitish Kumar declined to term Gujarat election as a semifinal before 2019 general elections saying, "every year elections take place in one state or other. So, it does not mean much."
Rishi Kapoor, whose family has an ancestral home in Pakistan, also said that he wants to go to Pakistan once in his life
In the biggest Goods and Services Tax rejig yet, tax rates on over 200 items were cut on November 10 to provide relief to consumers and businesses. As many as 178 items of daily use were shifted from the top tax bracket of 28 per cent to 18 per cent, while a uniform 5 per cent tax was prescribed for all restaurants.