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Rahul Gandhi Has a Slot for Everyone, Knows Whom to Utilise Where, Says Ahmed Patel

"Gujarat poll results have boosted the morale of Congress workers, not only in Gujarat but all over India, and given them the belief that the BJP can be defeated," the 68-year-old leader said.

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Prakash Karat Prevails Over Sitaram Yechury, CPI(M) Says No to Alliance With Congress in 2019

The CPI(M) will have no alliance with the Congress in 2019 general elections, the party's central committee passed a resolution to that effect .

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BJP Says Vairamuthu's Andal Remarks Planned Attack on Feelings of Hindus; Poet Says Words Being 'Twisted'

The Madras High Court court observed that the statements were not the poet's own and Vairamuthu merely quoted an American researcher.

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Yeddyurappa Dismisses Rahul Gandhi as 'Opportunist Hindu', Confident of Winning 150+ Seats in Karnataka

Speaking exclusively to News18, Yeddyurappa said he was fighting the election on PM Narendra Modi’s development agenda, his three-and-a-half-year rule and BJP’s five-year rule in Karnataka.

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Kejriwal Tells MLAs to Get Ready for 'Battle', Ensure BJP and Congress Lose Deposits in Re-election

The Delhi Chief Minister made it clear that if a re-election were to be held, their focus should be on not just winning, but ensuring that Congress and BJP lose their deposits.

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Vinod Rai Was a 'Contract Killer' Hired to Finish UPA-2, Should be Prosecuted: A Raja

The then comptroller and auditor general (CAG) Rai came out with a report in 2010 which pegged notional loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the national exchequer due to 2G spectrum allocation in 2008 when Raja was the telecom minister.

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Amit Shah Launches BJP's Programme to Enrol Those who Vote First Time in 2019

"The BJP is not just a political party, but it's an ideology, a struggle and a pledge to make a new India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership," Amit Shah said.

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Punjab CM Blames Poor Funds, No Centre Support for Not Extending Debt Waiver Scheme

Appealing Punjab's farming community to shun protest, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, in a release, said his government could not afford to waive any more of their debts at the present juncture, but was committed to alleviating all their woes at the earli

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AAP Calls Disqualification of MLAs ‘Unconstitutional’, Appeals to President to Hear Case

"The disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs was his gift to Modi. What is the reason for this gift? Why it has been given? Aam Aadmi Party and the country want to know this," senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said.

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Union Minister Satyapal Singh Claims Darwin's Theory of Evolution of Humans Scientifically Wrong

Speaking to reporters on Friday in Aurangabad, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development said our ancestors have nowhere mentioned that they saw an ape turning into a man.

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Muzaffarnagar Riots: UP Govt Wants to Scrap Cases Against BJP Leaders

The cases were filed against UP Minister Suresh Rana, former Union minister Sanjiv Balyan, MP Bhartendu Singh, MLA Umesh Malik and party leader Sadhvi Prachi.

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Nitish Kumar Under Fire From Opposition After Getting Z-plus Security, Delhi Bungalow

The union home ministry on Friday said that after analysing a request from the Bihar government with central security agencies, the ministry has decided to include him in the central list of ‘Z-plus’ protectees.

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MLAs Disqualification Row: Defiant AAP Says Not Afraid of Elections, Claims Party 'Victimised' by EC

AAP Delhi unit chief Gopal Rai alleged that the Election Commission failed to give the party a hearing before sending its recommendations to President Ram Nath Kovind.

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Disqualification of 20 MLAs was CEC AK Joti's Parting Gift to Modi: AAP

"The disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs was his gift to Modi. What is the reason for this gift? Why it has been given? Aam Aadmi Party and the country want to know this," senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said.

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AIADMK to Write to EC to Disqualify Puducherry MLAs 'Holding Office of Profit'

Addressing reporters in Puducherry, the party's legislature wing leader A Anbalagan alleged the development in New Delhi is directly applicable to Puducherry where the legislators belonging to the ruling Congress and its ally the DMK are holding 'office o

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MP Civic Polls: Congress, BJP Play Out a Tie, CM Shivraj's Hold Over State in Doubt

The defeat gives the BJP a lot to think about as most senior Congress leaders kept themselves away from campaigning for the elections, while CM Shivraj had conducted several rallies and roadshows.

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AAP in Trouble Because of Lollipops to MLAs After Bhushan-Yadav Ouster

The AAP leadership decided to hand out Parliamentary Secretary positions to MLAs to stop them from following Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav out of the party.

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Opposition Corners J&K Govt Over Rape and Murder of Minor in Kathua

Members of Congress and National Conference stormed the well of the house and questioned Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s continued silence on the incident. The parties also accused the state government of trying to cover up the episode.

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'Humble Politician Nograj' Holds up Mirror to Today’s Politicians, Voters

Nograj, the titular character of 'Humble Politician Nograj', is purely fictional, but seems to mirror the common man’s perception of a typical Indian politician.

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Growing Up in 'Dilli', Fighting Rebellion in Congress: Excerpts from Sheila Dikshit's Autobiography

In the book, Dikshit also touches upon her first ever election campaign and the struggles of governing a city-state like Delhi.

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Modi Splits the Comrades, It's Yechury Pragmatists vs Karat Dogmatists Now

As of now, the CPM is vertically split over the “means” to achieve its primary objective of dislodging BJP-led government at the Centre in 2019, partly due to extreme ideological positioning, Kerala politics, where the Congress is CPM’s

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EVM to Have Candidates' Picture in Upcoming Rajasthan Bypoll

The by-polls are due on January 29 in Ajmer and Alwar parliamentary and Mandalgarh assembly seats.

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In Autobiography, Sheila Dikshit Reveals Face-Off Against Sushma Swaraj, CNG 'Nightmare'

In the book, Sheila Dikshit also touches upon the difficulty of running the Delhi government, which has to take permission from the Centre every time it needs land or needs to deal with the police force — an issue repeatedly raised by the current A

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PM Modi Defends Hugs With World Leaders, Says 'Don't Know Protocol'

Days after being mocked by the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the common man in him is unaware of protocol and that the world leaders seem to like his “openness”.

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Centre 'Ignored' Suggestions to Put Off Nagaland Elections; No Deadline for Peace Accord

Sources have told News18 that there were suggestions made to the Centre before the announcement of poll dates that they be deferred by six months. A specific timeframe, where all stakeholders come on board by the end of this year, was proposed.

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Congress will Revoke my Suspension, Says Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mani Shankar Aiyar was suspended from the primary membership of the Congress on December 7 amid speculation that his remarks against PM Narendra Modi had undone the gains made by party president Rahul Gandhi during campaigning in the Gujarat elections.

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There is Less Criticism and More Allegations on Our Govt: PM Narendra Modi

When asked about criticism whenever GDP growth slows, Modi said it is a good thing since the country's focus has shifted towards economy and growth.

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Tripura Elections: Talks on Poll Alliance with IPFT in an Advanced Stage, Says BJP

Tripura BJP vice-president Subal Bhowmik said BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav and Himanta Biswa Sarma would visit Tripura on Sunday and the leaders are expected to make the announcement on the alliance.

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Gujarat: MLA Bhupendra Khant not Tribal, Scrutiny Committee Finds

Bhupendra Khant defeated BJP's Vikramsinh Dindor by over 4,000 votes in the December 2017 Assembly elections.

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Demand for CM Candidate for Upcoming State Polls Growing in Madhya Pradesh Unit of Congress

Party insiders claim that several leaders are of the view that Congress has worked hard this time and, in order to cash in on the atmosphere in party’s favour, the party should name the CM candidate to sharpen the poll campaign.

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Rahul Gandhi to Lead Congress from Front in Karnataka Polls, Says Dinesh Gundu Rao

Working President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, Dinesh Gundu Rao, also indicated that party MLAs facing anti-incumbency in their constituencies, may not get tickets in polls, due in May.

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Setback for Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi HC Refuses Any Relief to AAP MLAs

The Delhi High Court refused to grant any relief to the 20 AAP MLAs disqualified by the Election Commission in the ‘office of profit’ case on Friday.

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Poll-Bound Karnataka in Defection Mode, Many MLAs Set To Switch Sides

The BJP is also eyeing a powerful Lingayat minister Ishwar Khandre from Bidar district. Khandre is also a part of a campaign seeking a separate religion tag for Veerashaiva – Lingayats.

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Divide in Vishwa Hindu Parishad Over Pravin Togadia Issue

A few days ago, in Gujarat, Pravin Togadia had alleged that the central government is hatching a conspiracy against him and he might be killed in a fake encounter.

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Arvind Kejriwal has Lost Right to Rule Delhi: Ajay Maken

CM Arvind Kejriwal has lost the right to be in power, Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken today said in the wake of the EC's recommendation for disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs.

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A Brief History of Office of Profit Cases and the Road Ahead For 20 AAP MLAs

One of the earlier cases of disqualified being sought on account of holding a profit of case was that of Jaswant Singh who was a sitting member of Rajya Sabha, and was also appointed as Special Envoy of the Government of India on 12th June, 1998.

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