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TDP livid with NDTV’s Andhra poll survey


August 28th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 28 (IANS) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh has rejected a survey by NDTV news channel, which forecasts a sweep by YSR Congress Party in ... 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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Akhilesh asks party’s youth to work for Lok Sabha win


August 7th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 6 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav Monday assured the party's youth wing that promises made to the youths will soon be ... 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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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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Sudeep Chakravarti unravels northeast’s bloody history in new book (Interview)


July 15th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The vast swathe of land in India's northeast is still restive with eddies of turbulence. Writer-columnist Sudeep Chakravarti says northeastern India has remained an "outland"-a region ... 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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Odisha-based party to contest election in 12 states


July 8th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 8 (IANS) Kalinga Sena, a fringe political outfit in Odisha Sunday said it has decided to field candidates in 12 states, including in Odisha, in the next Lok ... Read more...

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Mulayam keeps Congress guessing on presidential race (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday said his party will decide who to back in the presidential race only after knowing the candidates ... Read more...

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BSP not to contest against Dimple


June 6th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 6 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Wednesday decided not to contest the Kannauj Lok Sabha by-election.The BSP said it took the decision as "nothing fair" could ... Read more...

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Jagan’s mother hits out at Sonia Gandhi for arrest


May 27th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) Late Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy's widow Y.S. Vijayamma Sunday blamed Congress president Sonia Gandhi for the arrest of her son Y.S. Jaganmohan ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party’s next goal: Mulayam as PM


May 23rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Just over two months after Akhilesh Yadav took over the reins of Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party seems to have fast-tracked its campaign to pitch ... Read more...

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Neither Congress nor BJP has the people’s mandate (Comment)


April 21st, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Elections in India for even the panchayats and civic bodies are seen as political barometers. Although they are supposed to reflect local concerns, no party can afford to ignore their ... Read more...

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Rahul to review UP poll results Friday


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Having taken responsibility for the Congress' dismal performance in last month's Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will review the results ... Read more...

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Astrologers say Mulayam is king, Bejan Daruwalla differs


March 5th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) For once, political pundits and astrologers seem to be mostly on the same side in Uttar Pradesh.Hours before the millions of votes cast in the ... Read more...

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How will assembly polls affect Congress?


January 30th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) They may be battles for control of five states. But the overall outcome will mean a lot to the Congress and to the United ... Read more...

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Rahul to tour Bundelkhand Jan 17-20


January 13th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) As part of his poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will tour the backward Bundelkhand region Jan 17-20, said sources.This ... Read more...

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Ready for mid-term polls, will get more allies: Gadkari


December 1st, 2011 - 2:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) Asserting that it was prepared for mid-term polls in the country, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday exuded confidence of crossing 170 Lok Sabha seats ... Read more...

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Hisar police chief transferred before election


October 5th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 5 (IANS) With just eight days left for Hissar to pick a new MP, the Haryana government Wednesday transferred the district police chief upon directions from the Election ... Read more...

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Namesakes seek to confuse pitch in Haryana by-poll


October 5th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 5 (IANS) Namesakes seem to abound in Haryana's poll politics. While Bhajan Lal, a stalwart of Haryana's dusty and defection-ridden politics, had to contend with five of ... Read more...

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Hisar bypoll: Hooda has lot at stake


September 25th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) He may not be trying to uphold his father's legacy or have a family member in the fray like the two other main contestants in the ... Read more...

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Khanduri again becomes Uttarkahand chief minister


September 11th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Sep 11 (IANS) B.C. Khanduri was Sunday sworn in for the second time as the chief minister of the poll-bound Uttarakhand. Khanduri, 76, a former union minister and ... Read more...

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All eyes on Hisar - to fill Bhajan Lal’s shoes


September 11th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 11 (IANS) The Oct 13 byelection to the Hisar Lok Sabha seat is not just another poll in Haryana. This one is going to be an all-out battle ... Read more...

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BJP, Haryana Janhit Congress enter poll alliance


September 10th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday announced an alliance with the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) led by Kuldeep Bishnoi for the forthcoming by-election to ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh turns 77, celebrations in Shimla


June 23rd, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) Union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Virbhadra Singh turned 77 Thursday. His supporters celebrated his birthday with special prayers, dancing and distribution of sweets in ... Read more...

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Will follow Sonia’s decision on Telangana: Andhra Congress


June 11th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 11 (IANS) The newly-appointed president of the Congress's Andhra Pradesh unit Botsa Satyanarayana Saturday said the party would abide by the decision of party chief Sonia ... Read more...

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Greater Noida: Gateway for Congress to western Uttar Pradesh? (Comment)


May 15th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
The political drama that preceded the arrest and release of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi at Bhatta-Parsaul village is the beginning of the second phase of the Congress' ambitious plan ... Read more...

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Mamata, Jaya crush Left, DMK; Congress sweeps Assam (Night Roundup)


May 13th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India was poised to get two more women chief ministers as Mamata Banerjee's tsunami destroyed 34 years of Left rule in West Bengal while ... Read more...

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Bastar is ours, say both BJP and Congress


May 10th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 10 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and opposition Congress Tuesday claimed they would win the Bastar Lok Sabha by-election held May 8.The counting of votes ... 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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293 nominees in fray for second phase of Bengal polls


April 11th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Altogether 293 candidates are in the fray for the April 23 second phase of West Bengal assembly polls covering 50 constituencies in three districts, officials ... Read more...

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Process for Bengal’s second phase poll begins Wednesday


March 29th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) The process for the second phase of West Bengal assembly polls from 50 constituencies in three districts will start Wednesday when the Election Commission ... Read more...

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Poll victory cannot erase a crime, Sushma tells PM (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Stating that an election victory cannot erase a crime, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Trinamool names 228 candidates, leaves 64 seats for Congress (Roundup)


March 19th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Delivering a severe blow to the proposed alliance with the Congress for the upcoming West Bengal assembly elections, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Friday announced ... Read more...

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Mamata names 228 candidates, leaves 64 seats for Congress


March 18th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Friday announced a list of her party's candidates for 228 seats for the upcoming West Bengal assembly elections, leaving 64 ... Read more...

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