The Sena editorial in 'Saamana' stated that the bypoll results would give a boost to the opposition.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today said Parliament should function to debate serious issue of alleged PNB bank fraud by Nirav Modi and others that have damaged the image of the country and led people to question the entire banking system.
The TDP MP said the division of Andhra Pradesh in 2014 was done in a "hasty, unjust and unscientific manner".
The Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) alliance stumps the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh (UP) bypolls to beat BJP in Yogi Adithyanath's Gorakhpur bastian after nearly 3 decades. They also win the Phulpur Lok Sabha seat while in Bihar, RJD retains the Araria Lok Sabha constituency. In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Aditi Phadnis, Political Editor at Business Standard shared her views on the same.
Rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Thursday floated a new party, the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam named after the late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
As soon as Speaker Sumitra Mahajan took up the Question Hour, members from various parties trooped into the Well holding placards.
"Shah is coming here on April 6, which is the Foundation Day of the BJP. He will address a rally in the BKC on the same day. He will hold meetings with party officials, leaders and workers," a BJP leader said.
The big domestic story remains the latest bypolls results from Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar and some of them are Lok Sabha bypolls.
The Confederation of Indian Industry on Wednesday lauded West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her "industry-driven development model", which led to "Rs 1,500 crore investment proposals" at the two-day Darjeeling Business Summit here.
The AAP's claim comes in the backdrop of the BJP-led civic body alleging political vendetta behind the AAP government not releasing funds to it, which it claims owes Rs 2,600 crore as its legal share in taxes.
What transpired at the meeting was not immediately known, but party insiders believed the two leaders discussed a grand alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
While many believe that a best result for the party would be to play the role of a kingmaker, the old warhorse Deve Gowda is eyeing the big prize.
With the tacit understanding between the Samajwadi Party and the BSP in the Lok Sabha bye-elections for two seats paying off, chances of a 'mahagathbandhan' of anti-BJP parties before the 2019 general elections got a boost in Uttar Pradesh.
The results show that the grand alliance remains intact, Yadav said.
The RJD retained Araria Lok Sabha and Jehanabad assembly seats in the by-elections for three seats in Bihar.
SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal asked the Centre to look at the concerns of farmers who were in distress as he described the defeat in bypolls as a "setback".
The Congress party said that the BJP now had 271 members in the Lok Sabha, minus the two rebel MPs, Kirti Azad and Shatrughan Sinha.
Congratulating the winners of the Lok Sabha by-elections, the Congress president said it was clear that people were angry with the BJP and would vote for any non-BJP candidate with the potential to win.
The fact that the BJP lost both the seats -- Gorakhpur was vacated by Adityanath and Phulpur by his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya -- was a reason for review, he said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is staring at a huge setback in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar bypoll. The Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) alliance has emerged victorious in UP, with Samajwadi Party leading in both Gorakhpur and Phulpur seats.
The Lok Sabha today passed the crucial Finance Bill 2018 and a Rs 89.25 lakh crore spending plan for the next fiscal year without discussion amid ruckus, which led to the adjournment of both the Houses of Parliament for the eighth day.
Stung by the unexpected reversals in two crucial Lok Sabha bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP said today it will go back to the drawing board and revisit its strategy ahead of the general elections next year especially with the SP and BSP drawing closer.
After two rounds of counting, Pradeep Kumar Singh of the saffron party was leading by 2,321 votes in the Araria seat, EC officials said.
The leads for Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls in Uttar Pradesh and the Araria, Bhabhua and Jehanabad assembly bypolls in Bihar show the parties comprehensively beating the ruling BJP. In a series of tweets, Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday’s results were the “beginning of the end”.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley moved the Finance Bill 2018, which contains taxation proposals of his fifth and final budget, as well as the appropriation bill that details spendings in various departments, amid din created by slogan-shouting opposition. The bills were passed by voice vote.