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Yeddyurappa hints at leaving BJP, decision only in December


September 21st, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) BJP's former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, battling a dozen cases of corruption, Friday indicated leaving the party but would decide on the step only in ... Read more...

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Resentment brewing in Congress over Telangana


September 20th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Resentment is brewing in the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh with a section of leaders openly attacking the central leadership for talking to the TRS over ... Read more...

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Embarrassment piles on ruling BJP in Karnataka


September 18th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 18 (IANS) The faction-ridden, scam-scarred ruling BJP in Karnataka Tuesday faced embarrassment as a senior leader demanded the resignation of state party chief and another of a deputy ... Read more...

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Telangana demand picks up momentum again


September 5th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Sep 5 (IANS) The demand for separate statehood to Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh is picking up momentum with the BJP's fast in the national capital Wednesday ... Read more...

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Congress MPs from Andhra oppose division


August 28th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Congress MPs from Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh Monday urged the UPA government to keep the state united.At a meeting held at the ... Read more...

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BJP chief ministers, leaders to meet in Delhi


August 16th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Chief ministers of the states ruled by the BJP, and key party leaders will be meeting here Saturday to discuss the present economic situation ... Read more...

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Goa’s water share important than party: Parrikar


August 7th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 7 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday said that he would not listen to central leaders of his BJP if they press him to sacrifice Goa's ... Read more...

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Karnataka CM meets BJP leaders over portfolio tussle (Second Lead)


July 14th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 14 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, struggling to allot portfolios to his ministers even two days after taking office, Saturday met Bharatiya Janata Party central ... Read more...

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Shettar is Karnataka’s new chief minister (Second Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) In a desperate bid to buy peace in Karnataka, the BJP Sunday formally announced that Jagadish Shettar will the new chief minister of Karnataka, ... Read more...

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BJP’s endless squabbles lead to poll talk (Karnataka Newsletter)


July 7th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party, particularly its patriarch L. K. Advani, is a strong advocate of fixed tenure for legislatures to avoid pre-term elections. However his ... Read more...

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BJP mulls replacing Karnataka chief minister to save government


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Tuesday appeared inclined to replace Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda to save the government in view of pressure by ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP crisis persists, scene shifts to Delhi (Second Lead)


June 30th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 30 (IANS) The crisis in the Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party unit, triggered by Friday's resignation of nine ministers seeking removal of Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, ... Read more...

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BJP rushes emissary to resolve Karnataka crisis


June 30th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 30 (IANS) The BJP Saturday stepped up efforts to resolve the crisis in its ruling Karnataka unit, a day after eight loyalists of B.S. Yeddyurappa quit the ... Read more...

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Factions sprout by the day in ruling BJP (Karnataka Newsletter)


June 29th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 29 (IANS) The monsoon may be playing truant in Karnataka, hit by drought last year too, but the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has become a fertile ... Read more...

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Leadership tussle in Karnataka leaves CM embarrassed


June 28th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 28 (IANS) The tussle in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued Thursday as the central party leadership snubbed the beleaguered Chief Minister D.V. ... Read more...

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Pranab mulls special package for northeast


June 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 7 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has assured the cash-strapped northeast states that his ministry and the Planning Commission would soon work out strategy to provide ... Read more...

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Modi needs to review style of working: RSS mouthpiece (Lead)


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) In an apparent disapproval by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's style of working, an article in the organisation's ... Read more...

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BJP: A divided house despite patch-up moves


May 26th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) It is now out in the open that not all within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are happy with their president Nitin Gadkari getting ... Read more...

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Shanta Kumar questions BJP’s ‘back to power’ dream (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


May 19th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) There seems to be no end to the bickering in Himachal Pradesh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) despite party president Nitin Gadkari holding a meeting ... Read more...

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Congress leaders fume as Badals cosy up to centre (Punjab Newsletter)


May 18th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) The top leadership of the Punjab Congress may still be licking its wounds after its defeat in the assembly elections earlier this year, but the ... Read more...

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Will get justice from CBI probe, says Yeddyurappa


May 11th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Nanjangud (Karnataka), May 11 (IANS) Former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa Friday said he was confident of getting justice from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ... Read more...

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Bal Thackeray roots for Mumbai again


May 7th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Strongly advocating the cause of Mumbai, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has reiterated his demand for the centre to plough back a portion of the ... Read more...

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Marandi’s party to stay away from Rajya Sabha poll


April 23rd, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 23 (IANS) Ahead of the May 3 Rajya Sabha polls in Jharkhand, the Congress suffered a setback Monday when its alliance partner, the JVM-P of Babulal Marandi, said ... Read more...

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BJP to back JMM candidates if it joins NDA


April 16th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), its alliance partner in the Jharkhand government, to join the National Democratic Alliance, ... Read more...

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Did loud mouth ministers script Congress debacle in UP?


April 6th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) Did loud mouth central ministers script the Congress debacle in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls?While party leaders officially refuse to say much, insiders admit the ... Read more...

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BJP backtracks, votes for JMM candidate


March 30th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 30 (IANS) Backtracking from its stand that it would abstain, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday voted in favour of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) candidate in ... Read more...

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Hope BJP will support our Rajya Sabha candidate: JMM


March 26th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 26 (IANS) The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Monday expressed hope that alliance partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would vote for its candidate in the Rajya Sabha poll ... Read more...

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Gowda safe for now; Yeddyurappa insists on reinstatement (Second Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister D. Sadananda Gowda may be safe for now even as his predecessor B.S. Yeddyurappa dug in his heels and met Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Congress withdraws, Trinamool candidates elected unopposed to RS (Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Unwilling to antagonise alliance partner Trinamool Congress, whose chief apparently put pressure on its central leaders, the Congress Thursday got its Rajya Sabha candidate ... Read more...

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Gowda safe for now, Yeddyurappa insists on reinstatement (Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Sadanand Gowda may be safe for now even as his predecessor dug in his heels and met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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No change in Karnataka leadership: Gowda


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Amidst the crisis in Karnataka's Bharatiya Janata Party unit, Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda Thursday said the party high command had ruled out any ... Read more...

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Congress wins Lok Sabha bypoll, Gowda faces exit (Second Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday wrested the Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka from the crisis-ridden ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The loss could lead to the ... Read more...

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Most Karnataka BJP rebels boycott assembly


March 20th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 20 (IANS) A majority of Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators supporting former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa boycotted the assembly session that began here Tuesday.The boycott ... Read more...

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BJP’s southern foray: Tale of scams and compromises (News Analysis)


March 19th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) maiden rule in Karnataka is set to end as a sordid tale of scandals and compromises.Two days ahead of the ... Read more...

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BJP struggles to save Karnataka government


March 19th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) With former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and supporters digging in their heels, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national leadership Monday faced the prospect ... Read more...

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