Digvijay appears before EOW

digvijay singhBhopal: AICC general secretary and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh on Wednesday appeared before the Economic Offences Wing (EOW)officials and recorded his statements here in connection with an alleged fraud case in a matter that dates back his chief ministership in Madhya Pradesh. Singh and two others, including a former minister, are facing criminal charges like cheating and forgery. Digvijayji went to the EOW office with me at 11.30 am and got …

UP govt responsible for Mathura violence

Babul SupriyoBhopal: Union Minister of State for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Babul Supriyo has on Saturday said that the Uttar Pradesh government cannot shirk its responsibility in recent violence in Mathura as maintaining of law and order comes under the purview of the state regime. The incident in Mathura is a serious one and the state government is solely responsible for the deaths of 24 people, including a superintendent of police, in the …

BJP wins Ghoradongri assembly by-poll

Bhopal: BJP candidate Mangal Singh Dhurve won the seat by 13182 votes in the Ghoradongri assembly constituency by-election in Betul district. The counting of the votes held at the district headquarters on Thursday. The counting of seats had started at 8 am on Thursday, at Betuls School of Excellence premises amid tight security. The counting was done in 17 rounds. Elections had been conducted in the constituency on May 30. The constituency had seen a …

Gotiya’s nomination found valid

Bhopal: Despite the complaint lodged by Congress against independent candidate Vinod Gotiya, the Returning officer termed his nomination papers as valid. In all nominations of four candidates were found valid. If required, the polling would be held on June 11. Wednesday was the day scheduled for scrutiny of nomination forms. In all five nominations were filed. The Returning officer Bhagwandev Israni found four nominations valid and rejected one nomination of an independent candidate Shashi Stella.…

BJP nominees Anil Dave, MJ Akbar file papers

Bhopal: BJP leaders Anil Madhav Dave and MJ Akbar on Tuesday submitted their nomination papers for the biennial election to the Upper House from Madhya Pradesh. Both Dave and Akbar submitted the papers before Returning Officer and Assembly’s Principal Secretary Bhagwandev Israni in the Vidhan Sabha premises here on the last date of filing papers. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP state president Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, state Home Minister Babulal Gaur, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narottam …

Tankha files nomination for Rajya Sabha

Vivek TankhaBhopal: Former additional solicitor general and Congress candidate for Rajya Sabha Vivek Tankha on Monday filed his nomination for the biennial election to the Upper House from Madhya Pradesh. He filed the papers before Returning Officer Bhagwandev Israni in the Vidhan Sabha premises here. State Congress President Arun Yadav, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, parliamentarian Jyotiraditya Scindia, Congress legislators and other senior leaders were present. Soon after filing the nomination, Tankha responding to a media …

BJP’s pre-poll promises proved hollow

Raj BabbarBhopal: Taking a dig at the grand celebrations of completion of two years of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, actor-turned-politician and Congress spokesman Raj Babbar today said there should be a limit of celebration in democracy even after two years of bad governance. This National Democratic Alliance regime, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party, came to power with umpteen promises and after two years, their all pre-election promises proved to be hollow. Still …

Kejriwal eyes Madhya Pradesh assembly polls

Arvind KejriwalBhopal: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal highlighting achievements of his government in Delhi, speaking to the citizens of Madhya Pradesh over phone. Counting few of the achievements like coming up with clinics in each ward, where people are getting round the clock treatment and free of cost medicines, new systems introduced in taxis, roads and traffic and adequate compensation to the farmers in case of damage to crops. After giving complete information, Kejriwal disconnects the …

Contractors, officials engaged in illegal mining: Diggy

Bhopal: Congress General Secretary and former chief minister Digvijay Singh has alleged that contractors and officials are engaged in illegal mining of sand under the patronage of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. Singh told reporters on Tuesday night that unauthorised mining of sand is going on from the Narmada River said to be the lifeline of the state and from other rivers. No action has been initiated as they are getting protection from higher authorities. …

MPCC accuses Smriti Irani for humiliating Rahul

IraniBhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) here on Monday targeted Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani saying she was trying to humiliate Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in an issue of admission of a child in Kendriya Vidyalaya here. While talking to media persons here on Monday, MPCC Chief Spokesperson KK Mishra said, “After Irani’s humiliation in Hyderabad’s student Rohiht Vemula’s suicide case and defeat in Amethi, she is trying to denigrate Gandhi. The …