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Rebel activities helping Akali-BJP government: Amarinder


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 2 (IANS) Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Sunday said that activities of party rebels were helping the Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state.Addressing ... Read more...

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Andhra parties welcome by-poll schedule


April 24th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) Political parties in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday welcomed the schedule announced by the Election Commission of India for by-elections in one Lok Sabha and 18 assembly ... Read more...

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YSR Congress elated over first win outside Kadapa


March 21st, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 21 (IANS) The YSR Congress is elated over its victory in Kovur assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district, its first win outside Kadapa district.Announcing its arrival on ... Read more...

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Rebels make Goa parties wobble ahead of polls (Goa Newsletter)


February 17th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) As the March 3 assembly polls inch closer, rebellion has surfaced in Goa's political ranks, with those who have been denied party tickets threatening to ... Read more...

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By-elections to seven seats relief for Congress in Andhra


February 17th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) The announcement of the schedule for by-elections to seven assembly seats has come as a relief for Andhra Pradesh's ruling Congress as it will now ... Read more...

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Amarinder’s brother leads list of Punjab Congress rebels


January 7th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 7 (IANS) Though the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine as well as the opposition Congress are facing party rebels in many constituencies for Punjab's Jan ... Read more...

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Congress rebels meet Andhra speaker for disqualification


December 26th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 26 (IANS) By-elections to several assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh appear imminent as 16 rebel legislators of the ruling Congress party Monday met the assembly speaker and urged ... Read more...

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TDP leader dares TRS chief to die for Telangana


December 24th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 24 (IANS) Amid high drama, police here Saturday arrested a Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator who wanted to hang himself for separate Telangana state, provided Telangana Rashtra ... Read more...

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Disqualify 16 rebel Andhra legislators: Congress


December 12th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's ruling Congress Monday sought the disqualification of 16 rebel legislators who voted against the government during the no-confidence motion moved by the opposition ... Read more...

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No-trust motion defeated in Andhra assembly


December 6th, 2011 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) The opposition sponsored no-confidence motion against the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh was defeated by a huge margin in the state assembly late Monday night.After ... Read more...

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Andhra assembly takes up debate on no-confidence motion


December 5th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Debate on a no-confidence motion against the government in Andhra Pradesh began Monday morning in the assembly but the numbers favoured the ruling Congress.On the ... Read more...

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Meghalaya minister-designate skips swearing-in


June 7th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 7 (IANS) A minister-designate in Meghalaya failed to turn up to take the oath of office and secrecy at the Raj Bhavan here Tuesday.Stanly Wiss Rymbai, a ... Read more...

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Congress rebels worry Trinamool in Murshidabad


April 22nd, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Murshidabad (West Bengal), April 22 (IANS) Rebel candidates backed by a senior Congressman in this West Bengal border district have become a major worry for the Trinamaool Congress, causing ... Read more...

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Congress says it allied with Trinamool for good reasons


April 21st, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Rubbishing allegations that the Congress "sold" the state unit to the Trinamool Congress, a party leader said that forging an alliance in West Bengal was ... Read more...

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Congress suspends 11 rebels in Bengal


April 13th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday suspended 11 workers who are contesting as independents against the party's official candidates in the upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal.The 11 who ... Read more...

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Mukul Sangma sworn in Meghalaya chief minister


April 20th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 20 (IANS) Mukul M. Sangma took oath as the 21st chief minister of Meghalaya Tuesday, which also happens to be his 45th birthday. Sangma was administered the oath of office ... Read more...

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Sangma to be elected next Meghalaya chief minister


April 19th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 19 (IANS) Congress legislators are expected to meet here later Monday to elect Mukul M. Sangma as their new leader in place of outgoing Meghalaya Chief Minister D.D. Lapang, party ... Read more...

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Congress ally in Meghalaya to support new chief minister


April 19th, 2010 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 18 (IANS) The United Democratic Party (UDP), which is a constituent of the Congress-led coalition government in Meghalaya, Sunday said it will continue its support under a new chief ... Read more...

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Lapang quits, Congress legislators to meet in Shillong (Lead)


April 18th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong/New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister D.D. Lapang Sunday submitted his resignation to Congress president Sonia Gandhi to end a dragging political crisis in the state, a party leader ... Read more...

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Lapang admits losing majority support (Lead)


April 18th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 18 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister D.D. Lapang Sunday admitted he had lost the support of the majority of Congress legislators in the state but said the leadership issue was ... Read more...

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Sonia summons Lapang; Sangma is successor?


April 16th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 16 (IANS) The Congress leadership Friday summoned Chief Minister D.D. Lapang to New Delhi to end a leadership row in Meghalaya as the party rebels projected Mukul M. Sangma ... Read more...

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Lapang meets Meghalaya governor as Congress faces rebellion


April 14th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 14 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister D.D. Lapang Wednesday met Governor R.S. Mooshahary for the second time in nine days amid growing demand for his ouster among Congress legislators. "Yes, I ... Read more...

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Congress rebels from Bihar leave without meeting Sonia


January 15th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A delegation of Congress leaders from Bihar who had come to Delhi to express their resentment over "lopsided" list of state unit office-bearers and seek replacement ... Read more...

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Congress doesn’t do as well as expected in Haryana


October 22nd, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 22 (IANS) The overconfidence of the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress in Haryana was reflected in the assembly election results Thursday. Though the Congress was headed towards a simple majority winning ... Read more...

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Chavan says Congress will take action against rebels within two days


September 30th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Sep. 30 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Tuesday announced that the Congress would take action against party rebels within two days.Congress rebels from some constituencies withdrew their ... Read more...

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‘Modi magic’ fails to sweep Gujarat, again


May 16th, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, named by some as the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) next prime ministerial candidate, failed to make a clean sweep in his ... Read more...

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BJP improves Gujarat tally, key Congress candidates lose (Third Lead)


May 16th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 16 (IANS) Gujarat's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) managed to improve its Lok Sabha tally from the state Saturday as key Congress candidates including two central ministers were defeated. The ... Read more...

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BJP adds to Gujarat tally, key Congress candidates lose (Second Lead)


May 16th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 16 (IANS) Gujarat's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) managed to improve its Lok Sabha tally from the state Saturday as the Congress suffered a setback in key constituencies. The BJP ... Read more...

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It is Modi versus the rest in Gujarat (Poll Curtainraiser - Gujarat)


April 29th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, April 29 (IANS) As Gujarat votes Thursday, the vote is likely to be for or against Chief Minister Narendra Modi's persona and policies -- rather than on national issues. Modi's Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Gehlot becomes Rajasthan chief minister, to form ministry next week (Lead)


December 13th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 13 (IANS) Congress leader Ashok Gehlot, who was Saturday sworn in as the chief minister of Rajasthan, is likely to form his ministry next week, an aide said. Gehlot has ... Read more...

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Sonia said ‘no’ to Karnataka government formation bid


May 26th, 2008 - 11:25 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Congress party has taken a conscious decision not to attempt to form a government in Karnataka, where the Bharatiya Janata Pary (BJP) has emerged as the ... Read more...

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BJP all set to form government in Karnataka


May 26th, 2008 - 10:12 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, May 26 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to form the new government in Karnataka securing the magic number of 113 required to get a simple majority with ... Read more...

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BJP claims support of five independents, reveals two names (Lead)


May 26th, 2008 - 9:31 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, May 26 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday claimed the support of five independents to cross the halfway mark in the 225-member assembly and to form its government in Karnataka ... Read more...

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BJP woos independents for government formation in Karnataka


May 26th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which won the Karnataka Assembly elections on Sunday, but fell short of a majority by three seats, is now actively wooing ... Read more...

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