Political atmosphere hots up in Bhopal

Bhopal: Against the backdrop of Madhya Pradesh Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra’s disqualification by the Election Commission of India (ECI), political atmosphere has ignited in the state ahead of the Assembly’s Monsoon Session commencing on Monday. Forest Minister Gaurishankar Shejwar, Revenue Minister Umashankar Gupta and Minister of State for Cooperatives Vishwas Sarang on Sunday met Speaker Sitasaran Sharma at his residence and submitted a memorandum alleging that Leader of the Opposition Ajay Singh used undignified …

Congress alleges transferred officers working in Ater

Bhopal: A day of ahead of Ater assembly bypolls in Bhind, Madhya Pradesh Congress on Saturday alleged that the senior officers who had been transferred from the district are staying put there and serving the BJP government. While talking to media persons here on Saturday, Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Arun Yadav alleged, The Bhind Collector, the SP and other officials who had been transferred (on April 2 and 3 respectively following the row over the …

Congress demands by-polls in MP on ballot papers

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress today demanded that next month’s by-elections in the state be held through paper ballot and not the electronic voting machines (EVMs). Serious doubts have cropped up in the minds of voters. So the polling for by-elections to Ater and Bandhavgarh Assembly seats should be conducted through the paper ballot,” state Congress president Arun Yadav told reporters here. To a question about BSP supremo Mayawati’s allegation that EVMs were tampered …

Chhattisgarh Guv, CM offer condolences

Bhopal: Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Das Tandon and Chief Minister Raman Singh have offered condolence on the demise of Patwa. The Chhattisgarh government has also declared three-day mourning as a mark of respect to the veteran BJP leader. “Patwa was a great friend of mine, who dedicated his life to welfare of poor and deprived ones. He had made an immense contribution for development of state,” Governor Tandon said in a statement. The Governor empathised with …

Shivraj terms demonetisation as a courageous decision

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday termed demonetisation as a courageous decision taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tackle black money, counterfeit currency and terrorism, even as Opposition Congress staged a walkout on the issue. Replying to an adjournment motion moved by Congress leader Bala Bachchan, who is having temporary charge as the Leader of Opposition, Mukesh Nayak and others on the alleged issue of law and order problems faced …

By-polls in MP important amidst demonetization

Bhopal: The by-elections to Shahdol Lok Sabha and Nepanagar Assembly seats scheduled on November 19 have assumed more significance these are the first elections in the State after demonetisation of high-value notes. While the electorate in both the constituencies are mum, the elections have become crucial for the BJP to retain their both the seats. It is expected that after demonetisation, the BJP would face problems as those waiting for days in queues in front …

Uma Bharti appears in court in defamation case

Bhopal: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday deposed before a local court which is hearing a defamation case filed against her by senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh. Bharti, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, replied to 35 questions put to her in ‘yes’ or ‘no’. After her deposition which continued for an hour, Chief Judicial Magistrate Bhubhaskar Yadav adjourned the hearing to December 1. On September 30, the district court had stayed the non-bailable …

Digvijay calls Kashmir as India occupied Kashmir

Bhopal: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday termed Kashmir as India-occupied Kashmir, while criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s utterances on Pakistan. For this, Singh is being criticized from all corners. Singh has always attracted criticism for his uncalled for statement on different issues. This time, he again crossed the limits and he is being condemned for describing Kashmir as IoK. While talking to media persons here on Thursday, she said, Prime Minister Modi seems …

Tankha set to win with Kamalnath’s support

Bhopal: To ensure victory of Congress nominee Vivek Tankha from Madhya Pradesh in the biennial polls to the Rajya Sabha, former Union Minister Kamalnath is fighting from the front. In his leadership the whole Congress seems to be united. Nath has one-to-one discussion with all the party legislators in past two days. The polling for the biennial polls will be held on Saturday at State assembly. Senior Congress leaders and former Union Ministers Kamal Nath …

Congress MLA out for voting in Rajya Sabha polls

Bhopal: After getting bail by the Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court, Congress legislator from Barwani Ramesh Patel, who was behind bars for the past five months in connection with nearly six-year-old rape case was released from the Central Jail here, along with three others on Friday. According to the Central Jail sources, Patel and three others were released after completion of all formalities. Now, Patel would be able to cast his vote for …