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29-May-2019 Bhopal

IMT land cancellation politically motivated : Kamal Nath

Reacting to the cancellation of land allocation to the Ghaziabad-based Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Wednesday dubbed the matter as "politically motivated".Replying to a query about the land allocation to...

24-May-2019 Bhopal

Violent ideology of Gandhi's killer has won : Digvijaya Singh

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh, who contested and lost the Lok Sabha poll from Bhopal to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, on Friday said that the violent ideology of Mahatma Gandhi's killer had won in these elections.Speaking to reporters here, Singh...

24-May-2019 Bhopal

Modi's vision is Rashtra Dharma : Pragya Thakur

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, who has won the Bhopal parliamentary seat on a BJP ticket, on Friday termed the massive mandate to her party in the Lok Sabha elections as "a victory of Rashtra dharma", which she said was a vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Thakur,...

22-May-2019 Bhopal

Farm loan waiver in MP will resume once poll code ends : Kamal Nath

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has replied to former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's accusations of the Congress not fulfilling its loan waiver promises made to the farmers of the state and said that loans of 21 lakh farmers had been waived...

21-May-2019 Bhopal

Not seen a film or TV show in 30 years : Kamal Nath

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, who on Tuesday mocked exit polls that predicted a majority for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Lok Sabha elections as  "entertainment polls", said he was far removed from the "leisure of any such...

21-May-2019 Bhopal

Power play: MP Congress alleges BJP 'luring' MLAs with money

Charges and counter-charges flew thick and fast over the BJP's alleged attempt to pull down the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh. The row gathered momentum on  Tuesday with the Chief Minister himself claiming that the BJP was trying to lure the ruling...

10-May-2019 Bhopal

Talks with Maoists if they drop weapons : Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday said that talks can be held with Maoists if they respect the Indian Constitution and give up their weapons.Speaking to the  media while campaigning for Congress candidate from Bhopal Digvijay Singh, Baghel...

08-May-2019 Bhopal

No one has copyright on saffron: Digvijaya Singh

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday said that no one has the copyright on saffron after the sadhus, who took out a roadshow here in support of Singh, were seen holding saffron flags along with the Congress' flags.A group of sadhus,...

06-May-2019 Bhopal

Sadhvi Pragya a terror, murder accused : Swara Bhaskar

Actor Swara Bhaskar on Monday hit out against the BJP for fielding "terror and murder case accused" Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur as its candidate from the Bhopal Lok Sabha consituency."What Pragya Thakur represents in the election is harmful. She is a mix of...

05-May-2019 Bhopal

In Khajuraho, it's 'daughter-in-law' vs 'son-in-law'

The fight in Madhya Pradesh's Khajuraho parliamentary constituency is between the "son-in-law" and "daughter-in-law" as the rival parties, rather than focusing on critical issues  for the area, are wooing voters through emotional appeal.The Congress...

05-May-2019 Bhopal

It's criminal versus Digvijaya in Bhopal: Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, here on Sunday, dubbed the election to the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh as a contest between "a criminal and  Digvijaya Singh".Baghel was in the MP capital to campaign for Congress candidate Singh. During...

24-Apr-2019 Bhopal

Identify BJP's destructive development: Digvijaya Singh

Veteran Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday accused the BJP of weakening the institutions that give strength to democracy and appealed to the people to identify the  BJP's destructive development."The institutions that protect and strengthen democracy...

23-Apr-2019 Bhopal

Rahul Gandhi calls Amit Shah 'murder accused', stirs row

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday sparked a political controversy by referring to his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) counterpart Amit Shah as a "murder accused" during an election rally in Jabalpur.The Congress President also took a dig at Shah's son Jay...

22-Apr-2019 Bhopal

CPI extends support to Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal

Announcing its support to Congress candidate and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh, the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Monday announced it will not field its candidate from Bhopal for the Lok Sabha elections.CPI state Secretary Arvind Srivastava...

21-Apr-2019 Bhopal

Proud of Babri Masjid demolition: Pragya Thakur

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from the Bhopal parliamentary consituency in Madhya Pradesh Sadhvi Pragya Thakur said on Sunday that she takes pride in the demolition of the Babri Masjid."We do not regret but are proud of demolishing the Babri Masjid. We...

19-Apr-2019 Bhopal

Hemant Karkare died because of my curse : Sadhvi Pragya

BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate and 2008 Malegaon bomb blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur on Friday sparked off a controversy by saying that Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare, who lost his life in the 26/11 attack, had died to "her curse".The statement...

18-Apr-2019 Bhopal

Squall death toll rises to 22 in Madhya Pradesh

The squall death toll in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday increased to 22. Thunderstorm, hail and dust-storm had lashed the state on Tuesday night.The toll has reached four in Dhar, three each in Indore and Shazapur, two each in Ratlam, Sihor, Khargone and one...

17-Apr-2019 Bhopal

Kailash Vijayvargiya says no to LS elections

Bharatiya Janata Party national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, who was considered a strong contender from the Indore parliamentary constituency in Madhya Pradesh, on Wednesday said he will not contest the Lok Sabha elections."People of Indore, activists...

14-Apr-2019 Bhopal

My part in defeating Digvijaya already done: Uma Bharti

BJP leader and Union Minister Uma Bharti, whose name has been mentioned as a probable against senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal, on Sunday said she had already done her part in dislodging him from power and now the city's people would defeat...

12-Apr-2019 Bhopal

BJP mulls Sadhvi Pragya or Uma Bharti against Digvijaya

Bhopal may need to brace for a heavy dose of polarisation if RSS has its way in the selection of a challenger for Digvijaya Singh in the Lok Sabha elections. Hardliners Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Union Minister and former chief minister Uma Bharti are among...

02-Apr-2019 Bhopal

Close call between Congress, BJP in Mandsaur

The death of six farmers in police firing in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur in 2017 had given farmers across the country a platform to vent their anger that had been brewing over farm distress, and leading to a series of nation-wide protests.Nearly two years...

29-Mar-2019 Bhopal

Govinda meets Kamal Nath, sparks speculation

Actor and former Congress MP Govinda on Friday met Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath at the Secretariat here, triggering speculation in political circles.Govinda said he was in Bhopal on personal work and wanted to greet his former colleague. The Congress...

27-Mar-2019 Bhopal

PM not admitting Pulwama intel failure : Digvijaya Singh

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday blamed the Pulwama attack on the government's intelligence failure and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had no explanation for it and his party was instead busy fanning Hindu-Muslim tensions.Singh,...

27-Mar-2019 Bhopal

BJP busy fanning Hindu-Muslim tension : Digvijaya Singh

Calling the Pulwama attack an intelligence failure, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh said, here on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had no explanation for it and his party was instead busy inciting Hindu-Muslim tensions.Singh, Congress...

23-Mar-2019 Bhopal

Congress move to field Digvijaya hints at tough fight

Indicative of a tough fight, the Congress has decided to field former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister from the Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency, it was announced here on Saturday. Bhopal is one of the four seats the party has not been able to wrest from the BJP for...

23-Mar-2019 Bhopal

Digvijaya Singh is Congress LS candidate from Bhopal

Ending speculation, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Saturday announced that former Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from the Bhopal constituency on the Congress ticket."The central election campaign committee...

08-Mar-2019 Bhopal

83 promises met in 76 days of Congress rule in MP : Kamal Nath

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday said that in the 76 days of the Congress government in the state, 83 promises made in the election manifesto have been fulfilled.He was presenting the report card of the newly-elected Congress government...

07-Mar-2019 Bhopal

Salman Khan to promote MP tourism : Kamal Nath

Some five years back, Salman Khan was known to be a huge fan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- he had done some kite-flying in 2014 along with the then BJP's prime ministerial candidate in Ahmedebad during a festival. On Thursday, however, Congress in Madhya...

03-Mar-2019 Bhopal

BJP takes on Digvijaya Singh for seeking proof of IAF strike

Senior Congress leader Divijaya Singh's demand to release evidences of IAF air strike drew a sharp criticism from the opposition parties in Madhya Pradesh, especially from the Bharatiya Janata Party, here on Sunday.The former MP Chief Minister on Saturday had...

21-Feb-2019 Bhopal

MP farmers to be debt-free in 15 days: Kamal Nath

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday said loans of 25-30 lakh farmers in the state will be completely waived off in another 15 days.Responding to queries on farm loan waiver issue from the opposition benches in the Assembly, he assured the House...

10-Feb-2019 Bhopal

Bhavantar was launched only to launder money : Kamal Nath

From a powerful Cabinet Minister and Congress General Secretary who managed key states and allies, Kamal Nath has migrated seamlessly to Bhopal, the power centre of Madhya Pradesh. Well versed in the art of real politik, the state's 18th Chief Minister has...

30-Jan-2019 Bhopal

Kamal Nath smells Rs 3,000-cr scam in farm debt, orders inquiry

A fortnight after launching Rs 50,000 crore farm debt waiver scheme named as 'Jai Kishan Rin Maafi Yojana' in the state, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Wednesday claimed over Rs 3,000 crore farm debt scam had come to light during the process...

14-Jan-2019 Bhopal

4 die in MP truck accident

At least four people were killed early on Monday when a speeding truck hit the convoy of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Deputy Speaker in Balaghat district, police said.The accident took place just after midnight when Deputy Speaker Hina Kawre was returning...

25-Dec-2018 Bhopal

Kamal Nath promises help to farmers on urea shortage

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday assured restive farmers of finding a solution to the acute urea shortage in the state.There have been reports of farmers not getting urea in many parts of the state even while waiting in long queues.Kamal...

20-Dec-2018 Bhopal

Congress may not last full term in MP, hints Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has hinted at his "earlier than expected comeback" to the treasury benches as the Kamal Nath-led Congress government may not last its full term of five years.Chouhan was meeting his supporters on his...

19-Dec-2018 Bhopal

Nothing new in preference to locals in jobs : Kamal Nath

Under attack from various quarters for his announcement that only those industries that employ 70 per cent locals could avail incentives from the state government, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Wednesday said other states also have the policy...

19-Dec-2018 Bhopal

Whoever comes to MP, stays on here : Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday said that whoever comes to the state, stays on here."In Madhya Pradesh, there is no one from here or there. Whoever comes to the state, he stays on here. We don't call Madhya Pradesh the...

17-Dec-2018 Bhopal

Kamal Nath waives farmers' loans soon after taking over MP's rein

Immediately after taking over as the new Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath on Monday waived loans of farmers to the tune of Rs 2 lakh each, delivering on the Congress pre-poll promise of cancelling farm loans within 10 days of coming to power."The Madhya...

17-Dec-2018 Bhopal

Kamal Nath sworn in as MP CM ending 15 years of BJP rule

Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath, who steered his party to victory in Madhya Pradesh, was on Monday sworn in as its 18th Chief Minister, bringing to an end 15 years of BJP rule in the state which had become the saffron party's stronghold.The nine-time MP and...

17-Dec-2018 Bhopal

Kamal Nath sworn in as MP CM

Congress veteran Kamal Nath was on Monday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh after his party won the Assembly elections, ending 15 years of BJP rule.Attending the event were former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Rahul Gandhi...

14-Dec-2018 Bhopal

Kamal Nath is new Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh

Congress leader Kamal Nath was on Thursday chosen as the new Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, heralding Congress rule in the state after 15 years.Kamal Nath, who flew in here late in the evening, was formally chosen leader of the state Congress legislature party...

12-Dec-2018 Bhopal/Jaipur/Raipur

Kamal Nath, Gehlot, Baghel emerge front-runners for CM posts

Veteran Congress leaders Kamal Nath, Ashok Gehlot and Bhupesh Baghel appear to have emerged as the frontrunners in the race for chief ministership in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh respectively as the party put in motion the process of government...

10-Dec-2018 Bhopal

Wait for Tuesday to know who will be MP CM : Kamal Nath

Congress Madhya Pradesh chief Kamal Nath on Monday voiced confidence that the party will get a majority in the Assembly and it will be clear only after the results are known who will be the Chief Minister.He told the media: "From the past three months, I've been...

04-Dec-2018 Bhopal

After Sushma Swarj, Uma Bharti not to contest 2019 polls

Close on the heels of Union Minister Sushma Swarj announcing her decision not to contest the next Lok Sabha polls, Central Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said she too would not join the 2019 election fray.Uma Bharti told the media that although she had decided...

28-Nov-2018 Bhopal/Aizawl

MP, Mizoram witness 75 per cent polling

Over 75 per cent of voters in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram voted on Wednesday in the Assembly elections in the two states where incumbent governments are seeking a straight fourth and third terms in office respectively.Around 75 per cent polling was recorded...

28-Nov-2018 Bhopal

MP polls: Kamal Nath wants faulty EVMs replaced

Congress state unit chief Kamal Nath on Wednesday requested the poll panel to quickly replace all faulty EVMs and VVPAT machines after 100 complaints were received within the first hour of polling in Madhya Pradesh."There is a large number of EVM machines not...

21-Nov-2018 Bhopal

9 of family killed in MP road accident

Nine members of a family were killed and four others injured in a collision between a truck and a SUV in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district on Wednesday morning, police said.The SUV, which was going on National Highway-26 from Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh to Sagar...

21-Nov-2018 Bhopal

Ram temple to be built in conducive environment : Rajnath Singh

Holding that the Ayodhya temple issue is sub judice, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said if it is built then it should be done in a "conducive environment"."You people should wait for the court order on the Ayodhya Ram temple issue. The matter...

17-Nov-2018 Bhopal

Arun Jaitley flays Andhra, Bengal on CBI move

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday flayed the Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal governments for withdrawing "general consent" to the CBI for raids and investigations in their states saying scams cannot be wiped off by such a decision."We have a federal structure...

16-Oct-2018 Bhopal

Cong loses votes when I give speeches : Digvijay Singh

A video of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh has gone viral on the social media in which he says that the Congress loses votes when he gives speeches.In the video, recorded when he had gone to Congress MLA Jitu Patwari's house, Singh...

15-Oct-2018 Bhopal

Kamal Nath blames Shivraj for bad MP roads

Madhya Pradesh unit Congress chief Kamal Nath on Monday accused Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's government for the bad road condition in the state.All previous records of corruption pale when compared to the Bharatiya Janata Party's rule of corruption...

15-Oct-2018 Bhopal

Rahul Gandhi prays at Pitambara Peeth in MP

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday started his two-day tour of the Gwalior-Chambal region in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh after offering prayers at the Pitambara Peeth temple in Datia district.Gandhi reached Gwalior by a special plane and went to the Pitambara...

27-Sep-2018 Bhopal

Vyapam case: FIR ordered against Digvijay, Kamal Nath, Scindia

A Special Court here has ordered an FIR against Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kamal Nath and Vyapam scam whistleblower Prashant Pandey on a petition filed by BJP's legal cell advocate Santosh Sharma.Judge Suresh Singh, late on...

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