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I’m not a saint: Mulayam makes clear his PM ambition


September 13th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday made clear his prime ministerial ambition, saying he was not a saint, and pointed out that if H.D. Deve ... Read more...

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SP questions Rahul’s leadership, Congress condemns remark (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Ridiculing the talk of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi being projected as prime ministerial candidate, the Samajwadi Party Wednesday doubted his ability to lead ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi has stayed mum, how can he lead nation, says Samajwadi Party


September 12th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Ridiculing talk of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi being projected as prime ministerial candidate, the Samajwadi Party Wednesday expressed doubts over the 42-year-old Gandhi scion's ... Read more...

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We have sown seeds of Third Front: SP (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Urging all regional parties opposed to the Congress and the BJP to come together, the Samajwadi Party (SP) Wednesday said it had sowed the seeds ... Read more...

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Decision on prime ministerial candidate at appropriate time: BJP


September 10th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The BJP Monday did not reject or endorse remarks of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray backing Sushma Swaraj as NDA's prime ministerial candidate but ... Read more...

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Thackeray bats for Sushma Swaraj as PM, BJP says decision later (Second Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Sunday expressed admiration for BJP leader Sushma Swaraj and termed her best suited to becoming the next prime minister ... Read more...

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Uddhav again demands permit system for Bihari migrants


September 4th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray Tuesday reiterated the party's old demand of a "permit system" to check influx of migrants from Bihar and other ... Read more...

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Few takers for Sushil Modi’s claim that Nitish PM material


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 3 (IANS) There are few takers in his own BJP for Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi's stand that Janata Dal-United leader and Bihar Chief Minister ... Read more...

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It will be Rahul vs Modi in 2014: Beni Prasad Verma


August 20th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) It will be Rahul Gandhi versus Narendra Modi in the 2014 general elections, union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma claimed Monday."It's going to be Rahul ... Read more...

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Leave BJP, Lalu tells Nitish


August 16th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 16 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Thursday dared Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to snap ties with the BJP if he really cared for secularism ... Read more...

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Advani points to a leadership vacuum (Comment)


August 11th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
L.K. Advani seems to have found in the new method of a personal blog on the internet a highly effective way of keeping himself in the limelight. For an octogenarian ... 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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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 bigger role, to be No 2 in party (Night Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi Thursday said he was ready for a "more proactive role in the party and the government", triggering intense speculation. The Congress announced ... 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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Gakari asks party functionaries, allies to exercise restraint


June 26th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Amid signs of uneasiness in the party over Janata Dal-United's divergent stand in the presidential polls and remarks of its leaders on NDA's prime ... Read more...

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RSS questions Nitish Kumar’s ’secular PM’ comments


June 24th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) In a veiled attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for insisting on a secular prime minister, the RSS has sought to know why there ... Read more...

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Supported Pranab as NDA did not gain from 2007 contest: Sharad Yadav (Interview)


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The JD-U chose to break ranks with the BJP-led NDA to support a "sensible person" like Pranab Mukherjee, who was the UPA's candidate, as ... Read more...

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War rages in Bihar between BJP, JD-U (Bihar Newsletter)


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 23 (IANS) A vocal war is raging in Bihar between the two parties which rule the state -- the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Chief ... Read more...

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Raja Pervez Ashraf is PPP candidate for PM’s post (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Raja Pervez Ashraf was Friday officially declared as the joint candidate for the post of Pakistan's prime minister by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and ... Read more...

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Presidential contest: NDA, Left divided over Pranab; BJP backs Sangma (Roundup)


June 21st, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) It is official. UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee will face former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma in the July 19 presidential election. The BJP Thursday ... Read more...

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Shahabuddin, Gilani’s son face arrest (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) An anti-narcotics court here Thursday issued non-bailable arrest warrant against Pakistan's prime ministerial hopeful Makhdoom Shahabuddin and disqualified premier Yousuf raza Gilani's son Ali Musa ... Read more...

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Arrest warrants issued against Shahabuddin, Gilani’s son


June 21st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) An anti-narcotics court in Pakistan Thursday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Makhdoom Shahabuddin, the prime ministerial candidate of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), and Ali ... Read more...

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RSS justifies chief’s statement on PM candidate (Lead, superseding previous story)


June 20th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Nagpur, June 20 (IANS) Justifying the RSS chief's statement that the country should have a prime minister who propounded Hindutva, the organisation's spokesman Wednesday said the views should ... Read more...

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Bihar minister dares Nitish to sack him


June 20th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 20 (IANS) A BJP minister in Bihar Wednesday dared Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to sack him, saying he will keep supporting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi."I will ... Read more...

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Congress ready for presidential contest


June 20th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said contest was part of democracy and hoped that United Progressive Alliance (UPA) nominee Pranab Mukherjee will be the next president.The ... Read more...

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RSS justifies chief’s statement on prime ministerial candidate (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Nagpur, June 20 (IANS) Justifying the RSS chief's statement that the country should have a prime minister who propounded Hindutva, the organisation's spokesman Wednesday said the views should ... Read more...

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Nobody has right to give fatwa on secularism: BJP


June 20th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launching a disguised attack on his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav dodges queries on Modi as PM row


June 20th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Amid speculation about the Janata Dal (United) splitting from the NDA over Narendra Modi's projection as the prime ministerial candidate, JD(U) chief Sharad ... Read more...

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RSS backs Narendra Modi as prime ministerial candidate


June 20th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, June 20 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat Wednesday backed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as a candidate for the prime minister's post and said ... Read more...

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Nitish attacks Modi as Shiv Sena backs Pranab (Roundup)


June 19th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's disguised attack on his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi opened a can of worms for the BJP-led NDA, with another ... Read more...

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Bihar leaders in war of words over PM candidate


June 19th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 19 (IANS) Leaders of Bihar's ruling alliance traded charges Tuesday after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's comments about a "secular" prime ministerial candidate ignited an angry response from ... Read more...

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