poll debacle

Nirmal Khatri appointed UP Congress chief (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Congress MP Nirmal Khatri has been appointed Uttar Pradesh Congress president, replacing Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who had put in her papers after the party ... Read more...

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Nirmal Khatri appointed UP Congress chief


August 28th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 28 (IANS) Veteran Congress member Nirmal Khatri has been appointed Uttar Pradesh Congress president, replacing Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who had put in her papers after the ... Read more...

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Sangma’s political party gets new avatar


August 24th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 24 (IANS) Meghalaya's main opposition party Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is all set to merge with the Manipur-based National People's Party (NPP). Purno A Sangma, the defeated ... Read more...

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UP to get 148 model schools: Sonia Gandhi


July 26th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli, July 26 (IANS) In the first visit to her Lok Sabha constituency in Rae Bareli after the Congress party's poll debacle in Uttar Pradesh, UPA chairperson Sonia ... Read more...

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Goa, Punjab results disappointing; UP vote share up: Sonia (Third Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) In her first address to party MPs since the poor showing in the assembly polls, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Wednesday expressed her deep disappointment ... Read more...

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Poll results disappointing, shed factionalism: Sonia (Second Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) In her first address to party MPs since the poor showing in the assembly polls, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Wednesday expressed her deep disappointment ... Read more...

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Mayawati readies for first appearance after poll debacle


April 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 14 (IANS) A mass marriage, thousands of people and illuminations in a 10 km area... the stage is set for Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati to ... Read more...

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Congress legislators want seniors to come together (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


April 8th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 8 (IANS) Young Congress legislators in Himachal Pradesh are leaving nothing to chance in the run up to the assembly polls later this year and trying to ... Read more...

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Antony panel to look into poll debacle in Punjab, Goa


April 7th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) After a review of its performance in Uttar Pradesh by party general secretary Rahul Gandhi, the Congress has formed a panel headed by Defence ... Read more...

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‘Congress to monitor Akhilesh government’s performance’


April 6th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Smarting from its poor showing in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, the state Congress said Friday it would monitor the performance of the Akhilesh ... Read more...

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Congress summons Amarinder, Bhattal to capital following infighting


April 2nd, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Amid a continuing spat between Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh and his detractors following the party's debacle in the assembly polls, the ... Read more...

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Congress mulling organisational changes in UP, Punjab


March 30th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Keen to put its house in order in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh after the assembly poll debacle, the Congress leadership is mulling organisational changes ... Read more...

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Rahul not to be blamed for UP poll debacle: Joshi (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) With the Congress nowhere near power in Uttar Pradesh, the party Tuesday sprung to the defence of its chief campaigner Rahul Gandhi, with state party ... Read more...

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CPI-M’s Bengal conference to discuss poll debacle


February 15th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist began its four-day state conference in West Bengal Wednesday to discuss its future agenda. This is the first time in three ... Read more...

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Bengal CPI-M to introspect on shortcomings, infuse young blood


October 31st, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) Ahead of a crucial party conference, the West Bengal unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has decided to induct young blood in the party ... Read more...

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Congress core group will discuss by-poll debacle Friday


October 18th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Congress core group, including party president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, will discuss the party's big defeat in the Oct 13 ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb to skip CPI-M politburo meet again


October 16th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Former West Bengal chief minister and Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is likely to skip the politburo meeting in New Delhi ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi to take Congress membership Aug 20


August 13th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician K. Chiranjeevi, who has merged his Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) with the Congress, will take the membership of the ruling party Aug 20.He told ... Read more...

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Singur, Nandigram proved costly but Left still relevant: CPI-M (Lead)


June 12th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday admitted that mistakes on Singur and Nandigram led to its "big" defeat in the West Bengal assembly polls but ... Read more...

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CPI-M begins introspection on poll debacle (Lead)


June 10th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 10 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday began a three-day exercise to introspect on the reasons for its defeat in the West Bengal and Kerala ... Read more...

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CPI-M politburo meets to discuss poll debacle


June 10th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 10 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) began a crucial politburo meeting here Friday to look into the reasons for its defeat in the West Bengal and ... Read more...

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CPI-M kept us in dark on policy making, says Left partner


May 17th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Accusing the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) of keeping other Left Front partners in the dark on policy matters in West Bengal, a former minister Tuesday ... Read more...

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Congress slams Modi’s presence at Jayalalithaa’s swearing-in


May 17th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Congress Monday expressed its displeasure over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi attending Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's swearing-in at Chennai, saying that ... Read more...

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Left Front should not run like one-party rule: CPI


September 27th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) Sunday said West Bengal's ruling Left Front should not "run like a one-party rule". CPI general secretary A.B. Bardhan, without naming anyone ... Read more...

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West Bengal CPI-M deliberates over poll debacle


June 27th, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) The West Bengal unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday started a two-day meet to identify lapses that led to the Left Front's defeat in the ... Read more...

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LF asks partners to review civic poll debacle independently


June 9th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front (LF) at its meeting Wednesday skirted the controversial issue of its debacle in the civic polls and said it would be discussed only ... Read more...

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Charm of the web lost for the BJP?


January 28th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had vowed to use cyberspace to reach out to the youth, with even octogenarian leader L.K. Advani ... Read more...

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Deported Nepali film student’s husband untraceable


January 2nd, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 2 (IANS) A former Nepali MP who reportedly used his political clout to get his wife, a film student at a Pune institute, deported from India remains untraceable.Amresh ... Read more...

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Learn lessons from West Bengal poll debacle, Bardhan to CPI-M


November 16th, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16(IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) general secretary A.B. Bardhan Monday asked all the Left parties, particularly the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), to take lessons from the continuing ... Read more...

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Congress, Trinamool emerging victorious in by polls


November 10th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kerala/ WB/ Shimla/ Rajasthan/ Lucknow, Nov 10 (ANI): Continuing with its impressive performance in the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress led UDF retained all the three assembly seats in Kerala.The LDF suffered ... Read more...

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Another key leader quits Chiranjeevi’s party


October 25th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 25 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) Sunday received another jolt when a key leader, K.S.R. Murthy, quit the party. Murthy, a former MP who played a key role in ... Read more...

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Raje still unwell, BJP hopeful will quit


September 30th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is still hopeful that its defiant Rajasthan leader Vasundhara Raje, who continues to be unwell for over a month, will resign ... Read more...

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BJP leadership has full faith in Vasundhara Raje, says Naidu


September 1st, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.1 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader M.Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the party's top leadership has full faith in the former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.BJP has ... Read more...

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Vasundhara unwell, will not quit in a hurry


August 31st, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje of the BJP, who was Monday expected to submit her resignation as leader of opposition in the state assembly, appears ... Read more...

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BJP rules out leadership change, but RSS boss evolving consensus (Second Lead)


August 30th, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Despite the Bharatiya Janata Party stoutly denying a leadership change, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has been summoning BJP leaders at different levels for ... Read more...

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