Thursday, June 21, 2018BJP, National Conference trade charges on horse trading, political drama

New Delhi, June 21: The BJP and National Conference on Thursday indulged in fresh exchange of words with the saffron party alleging that it is Omar Abdullah's party that has indulged in horse trading in the past.

"Why is he (Omar Abdullah) so scared? I am sure his party men are loyal to him. There is no question of horse-trading from our side," BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said here.



Wednesday, June 20, 2018PDP-BJP break-up: Celebrations in parts of State, some fear lack of transparency in Guv rule

Srinagar: The break-up of the PDP-BJP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir sparked celebrations in parts of the Valley, even as some people expressed apprehension that Governor’s rule might lead to lack of transparency and worsen the situation in the state. The BJP pulled out of the alliance with the PDP on Tuesday, following which Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti tendered her resignation. Governor’s rule


Wednesday, June 20, 2018BJP move to withdraw from PDP coalition an attempt to gain 'lost ground' ahead of LS polls: political parties

Jammu, Jun 20: BJP's decision to pull out of the ruling coalition with the PDP was seen by political parties in Jammu and Kashmir as an attempt to gain "lost ground" ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as commoners attached their hopes with the governor's rule to restore peace and ensure development of the state.

A group of Congress supporters burst crackers, distributed sweets and danced on a


Wednesday, June 20, 2018Omar demands dissolution of Assembly, fresh polls to avoid horse-trading by BJP

Srinagar, Jun 20: Demanding immediate dissolution of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly followed by fresh elections, former chief minister and vice-president of the National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah said Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) could not be trusted and that the party would indulge in horse trading to form the government.

Taking to micro-blogging site twitter on Wednesday, Mr Abdullah said, “T


Wednesday, June 20, 2018Hooda likely to take over as new J&K Guv after Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, June 20: With J&K Governor Nagendra Nath Vohra’s term coming to an end in the last week of this month, it is expected that he will remain in the office till the annual Shri Amaranth Yatra concludes and thereafter likely to be replaced by the former Lt Gen Deependra Singh Hooda.

Born on November 12, 1956, Gen Hooda is having expertise on Kashmir issues. He had not only served as GoC of N


Wednesday, June 20, 2018Nayeema Mehjoor resigns as SCW chief, calls it 'freedom at last'

Srinagar: Nayeema Mehjoor has resigned as chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir State Commission for Women (SCW) following the imposition of governor’s rule in the state on Wednesday.

“I have resigned from the post of chairperson, jk state commission for women early morning. I am now free woman... freedom at last....,” she said on Twitter.

With the imposition of governor’s rule, it becomes mand


Wednesday, June 20, 2018J&K's Alliance of Inconvenience Falls, Abruptly

Mehbooba recalls Mufti's vision, nearly absolves BJP, almost indicts Pakistan, separatists, militants

Governor's Rule: In departure lounge of his second term, Vohra likely to get extension


"I also take this opportunity to thank Pakistan, separatists and militants for allowing a peaceful election which has brought us to this stage", said Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in his presser an hour after being sworn in as Chi


Wednesday, June 20, 2018Look forward to early polls: NC, Cong

JAMMU: Ruling out the possibility of an alliance with the left-out Peoples Democratic Alliance (PDP), both the opposition parties National Conference and Congress today pitched for fresh polls in the state, which is all set for Governor's rule.

Former Chief Minister and NC’s vice-president Omar Abdullah spoke to the media after calling on Governor N.N. Vohra following the fall of the PDP-BJP g


Wednesday, June 20, 2018It was ‘untenable’ to continue beyond this point: Madhav

JAMMU: In the making to what was state’s most significant political development in recent years, the BJP asserted that it has become impossible to continue in the government in view of the growing radicalism and terrorism in the state.

The decision to withdraw was taken after consulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah, the party's general secretary Ram Madhav announced a


Wednesday, June 20, 2018Social Media flooded with poetry, memes, jokes, ‘congratulation’ messages

JAMMU: Ever since the news of BJP pulling out of PDP-headed coalition government came out Tuesday afternoon, the Social media was laced with poetry, memes, and jokes as people reacted to what was arguably the biggest political development of the year.

Interestingly, almost all of these posts scattered over Facebook and Twitter marked sort of celebrations even as Whatsapp groups were flooded wi


Tuesday, June 19, 2018After ruining it, BJP pulls out of Kashmir: Kejriwal

New Delhi, June 19: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today slammed the BJP over its decision to pull out of its alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir and alleged that the party had "ruined" the state.

The chief minister also brought up the issue of demonetisation in a series of tweets following the BJP's announcement.

"After ruining it, BJP pulls out of Kashmir. Didn't BJP tell us


Tuesday, June 19, 2018Omar seeks early elections in J&K

Srinagar, June 19: Former Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Tuesday demanded early elections in Jammu and Kashmir after the BJP pulled out of the PDP-led government, forcing Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to resign.

Abdullah spoke to the media after calling on Governor N.N. Vohra following the fall of the PDP-BJP government in the troubled state.

"Today, suddenly


Tuesday, June 19, 2018Omar meets Guv Vohra after J&K government falls

Srinagar, June 19: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah met Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Tuesday, hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party decided to pull out of the state government under Peoples Democratic Party’s Mehbooba Mufti.

"I am surprised the way BJP pulled the rug from under the CM's chair", Omar said while addressing a press conference in Srinagar.

"They di


Tuesday, June 19, 2018BJP breaks alliance with PDP. Complete timeline of the events

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today announced the end of alliance with People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir government. The BJP ministers have submitted their resignations to Chief Minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and MLAs have submitted their resignations to the Governor.

The decision came after BJP President met with party's J&K ministers and top leaders in Delhi


Monday, June 18, 2018Rahul slams both Kejriwal, BJP for Delhi crisis

New Delhi, June 18: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the BJP for their protests leading to a stalemate in the city, while accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring the criris.

"Delhi CM, sitting in Dharna at LG office. BJP sitting in Dharna at CM residence. Delhi bureaucrats addressing press conferences. PM turns a blind eye


Monday, June 18, 2018Shiv Sena takes on Nirmala Sitharaman for Jammu and Kashmir violence, calls defence minister 'weak and ineffective personality'

Mumbai, June 18: Launching a fresh salvo at the Central government against the backdrop of the Jammu and Kashmir violence, the Shiv Sena on Monday asked whether "India really has a Defence Minister?"

Without naming Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ally attacked her as "a very weak and ineffective, faceless personality, who is at the helm, which is de


Friday, June 15, 2018BJP begins indefinite hunger strike against AAP stir

New Delhi, June 15: The Delhi unit leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday began an indefinite fast against the sit-in protest by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues at the Lieutenant Governor's residence.

"West Delhi BJP MP Pravesh Singh Saheb Verma, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta, MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa, and I have decided to start indefinite