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Government preparing for post poll showdown


July 5th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The UPA government is preparing for a showdown anticipating that the BJP-backed P. Sangma will take the office-of-profit charge against Pranab Mukherjee to the ... Read more...

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Trinamool resorting to violence to stifle dissent: Left


June 4th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) Accusing West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of resorting to violence to stifle the voices of protests, the Left Front (LF) Monday said such tactics would hinder ... 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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No post-poll alliance for BJP: Gadkari


March 5th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Monday ruled out any post-poll alliance for the party.Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a Holi ... Read more...

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Verma seeks post-poll ties with BSP, Congress terms it personal view (Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Creating a stir ahead of Tuesday's vote count in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma Sunday said it was ... Read more...

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UP may go to Samajwadi, blow to Rahul as vote ends (Night Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party was most likely to take power in Uttar Pradesh amid a hung assembly, exit polls said Saturday as staggered balloting ended ... Read more...

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Alliance with Congress not possible, says Akhilesh


February 29th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav denied the possibility of a post-poll alliance with the Congress and expressed confidence that his party will get ... Read more...

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Sonia goes abroad for ‘routine check-up’, to return in 4-5 days (Second Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has gone abroad for a "routine check-up", nearly six months after surgery in the US, and is expected to return ... Read more...

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Sonia goes abroad for ‘routine check-up’, to return in 4-5 days (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has gone abroad for a "routine checkup" and is expected to return in four-five days, a senior party leader said ... Read more...

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Congress to form own government in UP: Ramesh


February 26th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that the Congress is fighting the Uttar Pradesh election to form its own government and stressed that it ... Read more...

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Jaiswal’s statement on President’s Rule sparks row


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Feb 23 (IANS) Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal Thursday said Uttar Pradesh will have President's Rule if no party gets majority in the polls. The Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Two killed in post-poll violence across Maharashtra


February 20th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Two political activists, both of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), were killed and several others injured in violence following civic polls in Maharashtra, police said ... Read more...

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Tie-up with Congress if needed to keep out BJP: Mulayam (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 15 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday indicated a post-poll tie-up with the Congress in Uttar Pradesh, but only if needed to prevent the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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No talks on BJP-BSP post-poll tie up :Nirmala Sitharaman


February 12th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) are not into talks on a post-poll alliance in case they fail to ... Read more...

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Who’ll lead Congress in UP? Not Rahul, says party


February 8th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Congress has not projected any chief minister in the hotly contested Uttar Pradesh elections that began Wednesday and "youth icon" Rahul Gandhi is ... Read more...

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JD-U to go solo in Uttar Pradesh


January 5th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United (JD-U), a key BJP ally, Wednesday announced it was going solo in the Feb 4-28 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls after seat-sharing ... Read more...

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Congress could be eyeing SP as alternative ally (News Analysis)


January 4th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 4 (IANS) Is the Congress eyeing the Samajwadi Party (SP) as an alternative ally to the Trinamool Congress (TMC), whose leader Mamata Banerjee's tantrums are causing the ... Read more...

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BJP undecided over Jharkand by-poll pact


November 14th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 14 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jharkhand seems to be in a dilemma as two of its alliance partners are vying for its support ... Read more...

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Mayawati siphoning development funds to BSP candidates: BJP


October 17th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) Accusing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of illegally sanctioning developmental funds to her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidates for campaigning during the upcoming state assembly ... Read more...

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No question of rejoining Congress: Jagan


September 6th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy Tuesday said he will never rejoin the Congress or align with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).However, he was willing ... Read more...

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Karat seeks TDP support in protest over Bengal violence


June 13th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 13 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Monday sought the support of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in its campaign against the violence ... Read more...

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Way to power in Delhi via Uttar Pradesh, Gadkari tells party


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 3 (IANS) Exhorting party workers to regain Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) "fertile land" in Uttar Pradesh, party chief Nitin Gadkari Friday said this would also assist the ... Read more...

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Trinamool on a vendetta, Left learning from mistakes: Bhattacharjee


May 31st, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Tuesday attacked the ruling Trinamool Congress for the post-poll violence against ... Read more...

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Left Front to register protest against post-poll violence


May 27th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front chairman Biman Bose Friday said a delegation will submit a memorandum to the Mamata Banerjee government June 3 on the spiralling ... Read more...

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Post-poll: weak national parties, strong regional ones (Comment)


May 21st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
The peculiarity of the latest election results is they will please no major national party. Instead, three regional outfits - the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, the AIADMK in Tamil ... Read more...

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Mamata visits Somnath Chatterjee


May 18th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) West Bengal's chief minister-in-waiting Mamata Banerjee Tuesday called on former Lok Sabha speaker and expelled Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Somnath Chatterjee at his ... Read more...

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Trinamool supporter killed, arms recovered in Bengal


May 17th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) At least one person, identified as a Trinamool Congress supporter, was killed and several others injured in post-poll clashes that broke out between rival political parties ... Read more...

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Deal firmly with post-poll violence in Bengal: Chidambaram


May 17th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 17 (IANS) Expressing concern over the post-poll violence in West Bengal, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday said he has asked the state administration to deal firmly ... Read more...

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Left Front urges Bengal governor to stop post-poll violence


May 16th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) A delegation of West Bengal's ousted Left Front headed by Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Mohammad Salim Monday met Governor M.K. Narayanan and urged him ... Read more...

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Bhuddhadeb to skip CPI-M politburo meeting


May 15th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Caretaker West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee will skip the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo meeting in New Delhi Monday.Though the CPI-M claimed that the ... Read more...

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Post-poll CPI-M leaders’ meet Monday likely to be stormy


May 15th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The post-poll meeting of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo here Monday is likely stormy, with a number of leaders, especially from the ... Read more...

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Left alleges post-poll attacks by Trinamool


May 15th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday alleged "widespread attacks" on the offices and houses of its supporters in West Bengal following its election rout.The CPI-M ... Read more...

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TV channels got it right on Bengal poll outcome


May 13th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Television channels got a reason to cheer Friday with their poll surveys getting it right on Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress ending the 34-year Left ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan unruffled over adverse poll surveys


May 11th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) Even as six out of seven post poll surveys have predicted the exit of the ruling Left Front government in Kerala, Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan remained ... Read more...

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Kerala surveys cheer Congress, Left hoping against hope


May 11th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) Congress leaders in Kerala have not stopped smiling ever since six out of seven post poll surveys predicted that the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) ... Read more...

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