Congress, RJD cite Karnataka decision, to stake claim to govts in Goa, Bihar

The Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Thursday said they will ask governors in Goa and Bihar to invite their parties to form governments in the state, speaking afer the BJP came to power in Karnataka despite not having majority in the assembly. The Congress said it had the “strength” to form a government in Goa and pointed at Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala who invited BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa to take over as chief minister after his party got the most seats in elections but fell short…

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Congress, Janata Dal(S) cry ‘HorseTrading’, BJP says politics an art of possibility

The Congress and the JD(S), which plan to form a coalition government in Karnataka, alleged on Wednesday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to poach their lawmakers but separately claimed later that the attempts so far had failed. In the state where both camps said they were confident about forming a government, murmurs of poaching gained ground on an action-packed day, when JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy accused the BJP of doling out a bribe of Rs 100 crore and triggered a backlash. A day after both camps met the…

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Congress, CPI(M) pitch for talks with Hurriyat, Ban on Pellet Guns: All-party delegation to Kashmir

Government holds meeting to brief MPs who are part of the delegation. Ahead of the visit of an all-party delegation to Jammu and Kashmir, political parties on Saturday pitched for holding dialogue with “all stakeholders”, including Hurriyat and banning the use of pellet guns by security forces. After a meeting held by the government to brief the MPs who are part of the delegation, leaders from the Congress and the CPI(M) said all stakeholders should be approached during the two-day visit of the delegation to Jammu and Kashmir beginning Sunday.…

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Congress, National Conference MLAs walked out of assembly over 2014 flood rehabilitation

The opposition alleged that the ruling PDP-BJP had failed to provide relief to the families affected by floods in September 2014. There was uproar in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly yet again on Saturday as the Congress and National Conference MLAs staged a walk out protesting against inadequate rehabilitation of 2014 flood victims. The opposition MLAs alleged that the ruling PDP-BJP state government has failed to provide relief to the families affected by the devastating floods. On Friday as well, ruckus was seen in the assembly over Handwara unrest where…

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