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He has himself asked people from his party to resign, and you must have seen that one stalwart after another has quit, a process which has continued for a while now, Rajnath Singh said in the Lok Sabha.
Swamy, a vociferous critic of the Gandhi scion, said this after Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said the leaders calling Punjabis 'Nashedis' (Drug Addicts) should undergo the prescribed dope test first.
The group also charged the ECI with allegations of blithely ignoring hate speeches and communally loaded statements by candidates, primarily of the BJP," just by saying that it "had no power to take actions.
The Congress president-at-large, sources say, has been angry at the “orchestrated campaign” by the party’s senior leaders who have urged him to stay on.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was reacting to Banerjee's Wednesday address in the Bengal assembly where she said the CPI (M), Congress and TMC should come together to defeat the BJP.
However, the grand alliance, comprising the RJD, Congress, Hindustani Awami Morcha (HAM), Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) and Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP), proved to be a grand failure, winning just one seat and the RJD failing to even its account.
The decision was taken at a meeting, which was attended by top functionaries of the Bahujan Samaj Party.
With no opposition, the election of Om Birla, a two-time BJP member from Kota in Rajasthan, was a smooth affair. It is, however, a departure from the past, since a woman held the post since 2009.
Elected to Parliament from Kerala's Wayanad, Gandhi had also contested from his family borough of Uttar Pradesh's Amethi but faced defeat at the hands of BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani by a margin of over 55,000 votes.
Launching a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi-led BJP, Sonia Gandhi said: "Everyone in this country knows whether it was moral or immoral of whatever happened in the elections."
Having replaced the Left and Congress as the main challengers to Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, the BJP is gearing up for the next Assembly polls in the state which are scheduled for 2021.
Rahul Gandhi, who had offered to resign from the Congress chief's post which was rejected by the Congress Working Committee, however, made no reference to the crisis in the party
Supporters, holding placards exhibiting love for the Congress president, waited in queues on both sides of the road in Wayanad for hours before their parliamentarian, accompanied by other leaders, arrived atop a truck.
Of the 610 parties, 80 got about 1 per cent or less vote percentage in the overall vote share while the remaining 530 got zero per cent.
Amit Shah is holding a meeting with the officials to familiarize with the issues concerning the ministry.
Congress Secretaries, Zubair Khan and K.L. Sharma, who are UPA chaiperson Sonia Gandhi's representatives in Rae Bareli, were informed in ‘clear terms’ that the SP and BSP units in Amethi did not cooperate with Congress, and a large segment of their voters went with BJP.
Modi, 68, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind at a glittering ceremony at the forecourt of majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Artists welcome tourists as they arrive to board Cordelia cruise ship on their way from Mumbai to Lakshadweep, during a Kerala Tourism event, in Kochi.PTI Photo
A medic prepares to administer a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a beneficiary in Srinagar.PTI Photo/S. Irfan
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hands over a smart health card under the 'Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana' (BSKY) scheme to a beneficiary, in Balangir district.PTI Photo
Assam Chief Minister and NEDA convener Himanta Biswa Sarma during BJP State executive meeting, at Amingaon in Kamrup district.PTI Photo
Swami Adya Tiwari, prime accused in Mahant Narendra Giri death case, being produced in the District Court, in Prayagraj.PTI Photo
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