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  • Cong stakes claim in CM Parrikar’s absence

    New Delhi : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, ailing from pancreatic cancer for the past seven months, remained under observation for the third day on Monday in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here, amid preparations to rush him to the United States where he was undergoing treatment. Doctors described his condition as stable.

  • PM Narendra Modi formulates 2019 mantra for BJP workers -‘Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot”

    New Delhi: The wind is blowing in the BJP’s favour and opposition parties are clutching at each to withstand its force, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday while exhorting party workers to follow the mantra of ‘Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot’ to ensure victory in the next general elections. Addressing party workers of five Lok Sabha constituencies via the NaMo app, Modi said the BJP’s biggest strength is its workers. Their hard work has

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urges Yashwant Sinha to contest Lok Sabha elections

    Noida: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2019. However, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener did not name the party or the constituency from which the former finance minister should contest the polls.

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    BJP vows to win future Lok Sabha polls with bigger mandate than 2014       

    New Delhi: A key BJP meeting chaired by its president Amit Shah today vowed to work to ensure the party’s return to power in the Lok Sabha elections with a bigger victory than 2014 when it had won a majority on its own for the first time in its electoral history, sources said. A slogan of “Ajey BJP” (Invincible BJP) was adopted at the meeting of the party’s national office bearers and

  • MMS likely to part with BJP only to join Congress

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Muslim Sangh (MMS), an umbrella organisation of more than 100 Non -Governmental Organisations (NGOs) has decided to parted ways with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and go with Congress in the next Lok Sabha (LS) and state assembly elections.

  • Bandh against SC/ST Act a BJP conspiracy: Mayawati

    New Delhi : BSP chief Mayawati Friday dubbed the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by some upper caste-OBC groups against the SC/ST Act as an “electoral conspiracy” of the BJP to divide people on caste lines ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, reports PTI.

  • Tejashwi Yadav says 2019 polls will be ‘Mandal, Ambedkar, Gandhi’ versus ‘Godse and Golwalkar’

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha elections in 2019 will be a contest between ideologies of “Mandal, Ambedkar and Gandhi” on one side and of “Godse and Golwalkar” on the other, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said here on Tuesday. Attacking the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, Yadav also alleged that the people sitting in the government were “promoting conflict” between religions in the country. “I believe the fight in 2019 will be Mandal, Ambedkar

  • AAP will not ally with Congress in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, says Gopal Rai

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will not ally with the Congress in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Gopal Rai, a cabinet minister in the Delhi government, has said, adding that being a part of a post-poll Grand Alliance will depend on the manner in which the electorate votes.

  • Nitish red-faced as his wings clipped in seat-sharing

    New Delhi : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was taken for a ride in accepting BJP President Amit Shah’s 20:20 formula for sharing of seats in Bihar in the Lok Sabha elections on getting the details of the deal after he got after Shah’s return from Patna early this week.

  • Law Commission supports simultaneous polls

    New Delhi : The Law Commission of India on Thursday came out strongly in support of simultaneous parliamentary and state assembly elections, stating that the process can be initiated from 2019 itself by holding 13 assembly polls along with the Lok Sabha elections.

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    Making sense of mood of the nation surveys

    In 2014, Narendra Modi powered the BJP to an unexpected landslide victory. That was the first time in around three decades when any party won a full majority on its own in the Lok Sabha polls. It was an unexpected victory for the BJP and the NDA because no opinion survey or exit poll had predicted 282 seats for the BJP and 336 for the NDA. Since then, several surveys have suggested

  • Electoral offences non-cognisable: SC

    In his plea, the petitioner had alleged that since 2000, bribes were given to garner support for particular political parties and candidates in by-polls.

  • AAP in trouble: Week after Ashutosh’s exit, now Ashish Khetan quits party

    New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashish Khetan announced his resignation from the party on Wednesday, a week after another key face, Ashutosh, made his exit, pushing the party grappling with dissidence and discontent into further uncertainty.

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    Amit Shah writes to Law panel demanding ‘One Nation One Election’, says it will cut down electoral expenditure

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Monday batted for one nation, one poll, to ensure that the country is not in “election mode” throughout the year. This essentially means simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls, which would enable the legislative bodies to run their full course of five years. This would give the representatives a sufficiently long time-frame to discharge their responsibilities effectively.

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    Maharashtra government spends Rs 864 crore on Lok Sabha elections

    Mumbai: The state government would probably go in favour to conduct Parliament and state assembly polls simultaneously as Lok Sabha poll alone brings burden of over Rs 864 crore on state exchequer. A committee headed by finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has been formed to review and recommend the Union government whether to conduct simultaneous elections. D K Shankaran, former Chief Electoral Officer, is the member of a two-member committee. The first meeting