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  • Akhilesh Yadav ready to sacrifice few Lok Sabha seats to continue alliance with BSP

    Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh): Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav said his party is ready to sacrifice a few seats to continue its alliance with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and ensure in-power Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

  • RSS planning to pitch Pranab Mukherjee as PM candidate for 2019 Lok Sabha elections: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Is the Shiv Sena trying to drive a wedge between PM Modi and the RSS? A day after an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamna said that the buzz in Delhi is the RSS could pitch for Pranab Mukherjee as a consensus prime ministerial candidate after the 2019 elections, party spokesperson Sanjay Raut indicated it was not an off-the-cuff editorial comment.


     New Delhi : With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections approaching fast, Prime Minister Modi has devised a new method of claiming success for schemes and projects his government launched but which are nowhere near completion.

  • Election 2019: The game is wide open

    The Karnataka assembly elections, crucial as they were, threw up a few challenges in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls a year down the line and held out some lessons for the BJP as well as the Congress. The BJP has undoubtedly had a good run barring a few jolts along the way since its spectacular win in the 2014 general elections. While it was shaken and rocked in Bihar

  • Karnataka poll may be a trailer for 2019

    In spite of pulling out all the stops in its bid to score a decisive victory over the Congress, last Tuesday turned out to be a day of hits and misses for the BJP. Just as the party was celebrating its surge in the Karnataka assembly election – when it seemed all lost for the Congress and JD(S) – its numbers fell below the half-way mark and didn’t recover in later part

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    Dynasty politics has ended, people rewarding hardworking leaders: PM

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Thursday that dynasty politics has “ended” and voters are rewarding hardworking leaders, as he set the tone for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, saying it is not the time to look back but to move ahead and work for a win in the next polls.

  • Cabinet reshuffle: Piyush Goyal incharge of finance till Jaitley recovers, Rathore new I&B minster

    In a major Cabinet shuffle of the Modi government just a year ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Information and broadcast minister Smriti Irani has been removed from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry as Rajyavardhan Rathore will now take independent charge of the portfolio. Irani will now only handle the Textile Ministry. She was earlier removed as the HRD Minister and was replaced by Prakash Javadekar making this the second time

  • Will be back in Goa in few weeks: Parrikar

    Panaji : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, through a video message, on Sunday said that he would return to his home state in the “next few weeks” from the US, where he has been undergoing medical treatment since March.

  • Akhilesh Yadav to meet Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao today

    Hyderabad: Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav will meet Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao here today as part of the TRS chief’s plans to forge a non-Congress, non-BJP alternative at the national level. Rao had recently met his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi and the party working president M K Stalin.

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    Can Narendra Modi turn the tables in Karnataka?

    Considered to be an important election that will set the political narrative for the next round of polls in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh later this year and the Lok Sabha election in 2019, Karnataka election on May 12, is a high stakes battle for the BJP and the Congress. The important question is: who will win the Karnataka election? The correct answer to this question would be finally known on May

  • Cong to open cards only in Dec on anti-BJP front

    New Delhi : The Congress has decided not to respond for the time being to the softening of the CPI(M) to have an understanding with it in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

  • Good idea, bad timing

    These are tense times. Trust between the Opposition and the ruling party has vanished completely. Both suspect each other’s motives. The absence of engagement, formal and informal, has led them to fear the worst from each other. In such a dire climate, a give and take on a matter of huge importance, requiring close cooperation and coordination at the political and government levels, is unthinkable. In this context, the suggestion of the