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After Mamata blow, UPA turns to ‘Netaji’ and ‘Behenji’


September 19th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) As Mamata Banerjee turned her back on UPA-II, Congress emissaries Wednesday opened fresh channels of communication with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and BSP supremo ... Read more...

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Ups and downs of Trinamool-Congress relations


September 19th, 2012 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress' decision to withdraw from the UPA appears a logical climax of the constant friction between Mamata Banerjee's party and the Congress over a ... Read more...

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Mulayam says Third front after polls, admits PM ambitions (Roundup)


September 13th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for the first time made clear his prime ministerial ambitions Thursday but in a shift of stance, declared the ... Read more...

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Third Front after Lok Sabha polls: Mulayam


September 13th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) A Third Front will be formed only after the Lok Sabha polls, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said here Thursday.A day after senior SP ... Read more...

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SP plans Third Front, Congress says Delhi far away (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Mocking the Samajwadi Party's (SP) plans of forging a Third Front before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Congress leader and HRD minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday said ... Read more...

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SP to go it alone in Lok Sabha polls in UP: Mohan Singh


September 12th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party will contest the next Lok Sabha elections on its own in Uttar Pradesh, party general secretary Mohan Singh said after moving the political ... Read more...

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We’ve sown seeds for Third Front: SP


September 12th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Urging all regional parties opposed to the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to come together, the Samajwadi Party (SP) Wednesday said it has ... Read more...

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SP must be key to next government in Delhi: Mulayam


September 12th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday said he was determined to ensure that no government takes office in New Delhi next without his ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav better than Modi as PM: Govindacharya


September 11th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 11 (IANS) Former thinktank of the BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) idealogue K.N. Govindacharya Tuesday said NDA convenor Sharad Yadav was better than Narendra Modi for ... Read more...

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IAC begins hunt for political talent in Lucknow


September 10th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 10 (IANS) In keeping with its Aug 2 announcement at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to float a political party, India Against Corruption (IAC) has begun an exercise ... Read more...

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Five-time Himachal minister dead


September 1st, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) Congress leader and five-time Himachal Pradesh minister Sat Mahajan died early Saturday in New Delhi after a brief illness, family members said. He was 85.Survived by ... Read more...

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Mulayam day-dreaming of becoming PM: Beni Prasad


August 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma Monday attacked Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's "prime ministerial ambitions", saying it would never happen.Speaking on the sidelines ... Read more...

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Congress has mismanaged economy: BJP (Second Lead)


August 19th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress-led government has grossly mismanaged the economy and is caught in a policy paralysis, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Sunday.A day after ... Read more...

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No progress in eight years of UPA rule: BJP (Lead)


August 19th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Charging the Congress-led government with "gross mismanagement of the economy", the BJP Sunday said India has witnessed no progress in eight years of UPA's ... Read more...

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Neither BJP nor Congress will get majority in 2014: Mulayam


August 18th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Saturday said that neither the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nor the Congress would get a majority in the ... Read more...

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Mamata moves to set up base in Uttar Pradesh


August 16th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) Hoping to expand its base in the Hindi heartland of Uttar Pradesh and make an electoral dent, the Trinamool Congress will set up district units ... Read more...

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Advani urges Pranab for simultaneous polls, fixed legislture terms


August 12th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday called upon President Pranab Mukherjee to take the initiative for bringing the country out of "perpetual election mode" and ... Read more...

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NDA leader will be next PM: Gadkari


August 6th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) two-day brain-storming session ended here Monday with party president Nitin Gadkari's assuring all that only a National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav rejects Advani’s prediction on 2014 polls


August 6th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav, who is also the convener of the NDA, Monday said he disagreed with veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Congress mocks Trinamool desire to go it alone in 2014 polls


August 6th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) As the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leadership Monday said it wants to go solo in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharya welcomed ... Read more...

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Non-BJP, non-Congress PM feasible in 2014: Advani


August 5th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Sunday shocked his party by admitting that the 2014 general elections may throw up a non-BJP and ... Read more...

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BJP plans brain storming session in Agra Aug 5-6


July 30th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a two-day brain storming session in Agra Aug 5-6, a party leader said Sunday.Laxmikant Bajpayi, state BJP president, ... Read more...

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‘Some minister’s personal staff run Kerala government


July 29th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) A Congress legislator Sunday sharply criticised the party led-United Democratic Front government of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, saying some ministries were being run by the personal ... Read more...

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Moily: Is Modi confident of regaining power in Gujarat?


July 24th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) Reacting to Gujarat Chief Minister Naredra Modi's assertion that the NDA would come to power after the next Lok Sabha polls, union Minister for Corporate ... Read more...

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BJP congratulates Pranab, to probe Karnataka cross-voting


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congratulating Pranab Mukherjee for his victory in the presidential polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party Sunday said it will look into cross-voting from Karnataka where ... Read more...

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Rahul’s remark triggers speculation about ministerial role


July 20th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's remark Thursday about playing a more proactive role in the government sparked off intense speculation about the likely ministry ... Read more...

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Rahul ready for ‘pro-active’ role, to be No 2 in party (Evening Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi will be number two in the Congress after Sonia Gandhi, the party said Thursday after he declared that he was ready for ... Read more...

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Rahul gets ‘proactive’, will be Congress no. 2 (Second Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi will be number two in the Congress after Sonia Gandhi, the party said Thursday, ending feverish speculation after the Nehru-Gandhi scion ... Read more...

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Rahul says he’s ready for ‘more proactive role’ (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday said he was ready for a "more proactive role in the party and the government" but the final ... Read more...

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Sonia says only Rahul to decide on his larger role (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Amid rising voices within the Congress urging Rahul Gandhi to join the UPA government, party president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said it was only for ... Read more...

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Clamour grows for larger role in Congress for Rahul (Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Voices are rising within the Congress for a larger role to Rahul Gandhi with senior leader Digvijay Singh Monday urging him to move to ... Read more...

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Digvijay willing to contest Lok Sabha polls


July 17th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Monday said he was willing to contest the next Lok Sabha elections, preferably from Madhya Pradesh, as his vow ... Read more...

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Time for Rahul to assume bigger role, says Digvijay


July 16th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) In an indication that Rahul Gandhi could assume a bigger role in the party by September in preparation for 2014 general elections, Congress leader ... Read more...

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Be prepared for LS polls ‘anytime in 2013′, Mulayam to party (Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav appears to have fast tracked his party's preparations for Lok Sabha polls by reportedly asking his party men to be ... Read more...

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Mulayam fast tracks preparations for LS polls


July 10th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh Tuesday decided to fast-track its preparations for the Lok Sabha 2014 polls and appointed 58 observers for the ... Read more...

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