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Meghalaya NCP legislators join NPP


August 24th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 24 (IANS) Defeated presidential candidate Purno A. Sangma Friday started his new political innings with the National People's Party (NPP).His sons James K. Sangma and Conrad K. Sangma ... Read more...

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Mamata government to give civic reception to president


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) In a bid to bury the bitter happenings round the presidential polls, the West Bengal government has decided to hounour President Pranab Mukherjee with ... Read more...

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AIADMK to support Jaswant Singh


August 6th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday announced her party's support to the candidature of BJP leader Jaswant Singh in the vice ... Read more...

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Trinamool MPs told to attend UPA lunch


August 5th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) In a bid to repair the strained ties with Congress, the Trinamool Congress leadership has asked its MPs to attend the lunch hosted by UPA ... Read more...

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Sangma set to float new party


July 30th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 30 (IANS) After his unsuccessful bid for Raisina Hill, former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma is set to float a new political party next month, an ... Read more...

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Mamata invites Pranab to visit Bengal


July 25th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday got an invitation for a visit to West Bengal from Trinamool Congress chief and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.This was revealed ... Read more...

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‘Pranab’s son wants to fill father’s Lok Sabha seat’


July 24th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) West Bengal legislator Abhijit Mukherjee, son of president-elect Pranab Mukherjee, has expressed his desire to contest from the Jangipur Lok Sabha seat which has fallen ... Read more...

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Sangma gets less than expected votes from MPs


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) P. A. Sangma, whose candidature for the presidential elections was backed by key opposition parites, not only pulled less than expected votes in some ... Read more...

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Mamata telephones Pranab to congratulate him, to attend swearing-in


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday telephoned Pranab Mukherjee, who is slated to become India's 13th president, to congratulate him ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee is India’s next president (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee will be India's 13th president. The former finance minister Sunday comfortably crossed the halfway mark with 558,000 votes to secure his journey ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee is India’s next president (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee will be India's 13th president, officials announced Sunday, as the former finance minister comfortably crossed the halfway mark with 558,000 votes to ... Read more...

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Mamata withdraws Trinamool candidates from GTA polls


July 21st, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday pulled out all Trinamool Congress candidates from the July 29 polls to the Darjeeling Hill governing panel, a move that ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh to file papers for vice president Friday


July 20th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jaswant Singh will Friday file his nomination for the vice presidential election, party sources said.Jaswant Singh, who has unanimously ... Read more...

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Trinamool’s Suman abstains from presidential polls


July 19th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Dissident Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman Thursday abstained from voting in the presidential election, citing ill-health and expressing fears that he would be heckled by ... Read more...

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Sangma thanks Jayalalithaa for support, winds up campaign


July 18th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) Presidential candidate Purno Sangma met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa here Wednesday.The meeting assumes significance as it comes just a day ahead of the ... Read more...

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Mukherjee will now win by bigger margin, says Congress


July 17th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday welcomed Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's announcement about her party's support to UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential election and ... Read more...

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Sonia meets Congress MPs ahead of presidential poll


July 17th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday met party MPs as part of efforts to ensure full participation and hassle-free voting by its representatives in the ... Read more...

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JD-U is with Jaswant Singh: Nitish


July 16th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was united on Jaswant Singh's candidature for the vice president's post."The NDA is ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena to back NDA’s vice-presidential nominee


July 15th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Unlike the presidential elections, the Shiv Sena will remain with the opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for the vice presidential poll Aug 7, a party ... Read more...

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I accept re-nomination with all humility, says Ansari


July 14th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari, who has been again chosen as the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate for the post, said Saturday that he accepted ... Read more...

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Pranab meets Bal Thackeray, thanks him for support


July 14th, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee late Friday called on Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray at his residence and thanked him for his ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee to meet Thackeray


July 13th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee will call on Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray at his residence here Friday evening, a party official ... Read more...

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Sonia to host lunch for UPA, supporting parties before presidential poll


July 13th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi would host a lunch for MPs of the UPA and supporting parties a day before July 19 presidential polls, ... Read more...

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Team will move SC if Sangma loses presidential poll


July 11th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Presidential candidate P.A. Sangma's team Wednesday threatened to file an election petition in the Supreme Court against United Progressive Alliance nominee Pranab Mukherjee if ... Read more...

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Many BSP, JD-U members supporting me: Sangma


July 10th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 10 (IANS) Opposition candidate P.A. Sangma Tuesday said that many Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) and Janata Dal-U members have rebelled against their party leadership to back his ... Read more...

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I will win: Sangma (Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) Presidential candidate Purno Sangma Tuesday said he was confident of his victory since he had never lost an election in his life.Speaking to reporters after ... Read more...

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Sangma to meet BJP legislators in Lucknow Wednesday


July 10th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) Purno Sagma, the presidential candidate of the BJP, BJD, AIADMK and several other parties, will visit the Uttar Pradesh capital Wednesday to canvass support for ... Read more...

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Decide on Trinamool alliance after presidential polls: Bengal Congress


July 9th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Indicating their desire to end the alliance with the Trinamool Congress, Congress leaders in West Bengal Monday requested the party high command to take a ... Read more...

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Am ready to talk to Mamata if she is ready: Pranab


July 9th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee Monday said he was willing to meet Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee provided she too was ... Read more...

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SC trashes plea against Pranab, warns petitioner (Second Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking directions to the central government to conduct an inquiry against presidential candidate Pranab ... Read more...

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Team Sangma to approach poll panel against Pranab’s nomination (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Presidential candidate P. Sangma's team has decided to approach the Election Commission against presidential poll returning officer V.K. Agnihotri's approval of UPA nominee Pranab ... Read more...

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Team Sangma may go to court against Pranab’s nomination


July 5th, 2012 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) After their demand to cancel presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee's nomination was rejected, the other contender for the post, P. Sangma, and his supporters plan ... Read more...

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Can’t forge signature, says Pranab; Team Sangma to move court (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday denied that the signature on his letter of resignation from the Kolkata-based ISI was "forged" even as Team ... Read more...

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Give details to Sangma, says poll panel on Pranab order


July 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The Election Commission Wednesday directed the returning officer for the presidential poll to give details of the scrutiny proceedings and the order rejecting ... Read more...

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Congress again appeals to Trinamool to support Pranab


July 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday made a fresh appeal to the Trinamool Congress to support United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee.The party also described the ... Read more...

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