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    Rising bitterness in politics

    The broad contours of what is going to be a long and bitter campaign before the parliamentary election next year are already in sight. Rival politicians have begun to prepare ground for the vital State elections before the crucial Lok Sabha poll next year. The Prime Minister’s itinerary now increasingly includes official events and public rallies in the States headed for the polls.

  • Experts differ over holding simultaneous polls

    New Delhi : Amid ongoing talks over holding simultaneous parliamentary and state elections, an elite panel of constitutional experts, senior politicians and bureaucrats on Saturday joined a brainstorming session to find the best way forward for the country.

  • PM Narendra Modi again calls for holding general, state elections together

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday once again called for holding general elections and state polls together. In an interview to Zee News, Prime Minister Modi said holding parliamentary and assembly elections separately has proved harmful to the federal structure of the country.

  • Merkel’s party seeks to win fourth German state in a year

    Berlin : German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is aiming to unseat the incumbent centre-left governor in Lower Saxony for a fourth straight victory in the state elections this year. Sunday’s vote in the northern state was called after the ruling coalition between Social Democrats and Greens lost its one-seat majority in July, report AP.

  • Donald Trump congratulates Modi on electoral success in state polls

    Washington: US President Donald Trump has called Prime Minister Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his party’s recent electoral success in state elections, the third telephonic conversation between the two leaders since the new administration took over in Washington.

  • Maha poll panel deregisters 191 parties including AIMIM

    Mumbai: The State Election Commission (SEC) in Maharashtra, which conducts local body polls, today deregistered 191 local political parties including AIMIM for failure to submit Income Tax returns and audited accounts.

  • Can Priyanka bail out Congress?

    Once again there is speculation whether Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will come to active politics or not. This ‘will she, won’t she’ question is dogging the Congress, which is presently facing an existential crisis. No one should be surprised at Priyanka’s entry as it had always been held that she would join politics at some time or the other. That ‘some time’ has come now. The only question is will the dynastic face

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    Asha Kumari rejects quit demands, says has Sonia’s mandate

    New Delhi: At the centre of a controversy over her conviction in a land grab case, an unfazed Congress secretary in-charge of Punjab Asha Kumari today rejected demands for her resignation, asserting she had party chief Sonia Gandhi’s “full mandate”.

  • Assembly elections 2016: Dump the inheritors

    Thursday’s outcome, in the normal course, ought to have sent shock waves in the Congress Party. A stunning defeat in Assam and Kerala, and a lackadaisical performance in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal ought to be a cause of great concern for Congress. But aside from the perfunctory avowals to respect the verdict, and to introspect, there is nothing to show that the leadership has any intention of drawing the right lessons

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    Shiv Sena punches holes in BJP’s victory claims

    Mumbai: Punching holes in BJP’s claims, the Shiv Sena said on Friday that the outcome of the assembly elections in five states show that national parties can’t vanquish regional parties.

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    BJP gets it right this time, Congress gets it all wrong

    New Delhi :  Going by the results of the assembly elections for four states and one union territory the even handed approach of the voters spread over these territories need to be appreciated. In sum, they did not disappoint one, and their rewards too were measured.

  • Expert Comment: BJP, Mamata are the real winners

    Since the Left Democratic Party has lived up to the expectation of replacing the Congress-led United Democratic Front every alternate year in Kerala, there is nothing unusual about its victory.

  • People approve Modi model: BJP

    New Delhi : After the party registered a resounding victory in Assam, the BJP parliamentary board passed a resolution asserting that the election results marked the popular endorsement of the programmes and policies under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ”These are focused on inclusive growth of all sections of society. These have benefited the poor, farmers, workers, women, youth & the deprived,” said the resolution.

  • 2016 state elections outcome: Wide-ranging impact of regional polls

    The Modi Government can heave a sigh of relief. Following the stunning rejection of Congress, and the no less significant repeat of J Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu and Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal, it will now be able to provide meaningful governance with added vigour and energy.

  • Days of Congress in the country numbered : MNF

    Aizawl: Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) chief Zoramthanga, today welcomed the results of the Assembly polls in the five states and said the days of the Congress in the country are numbered.

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    Mani turns emotional as he wins for a record 13th time

    Palai (Kerala): Kerala’s fvormer finance minister K.M. Mani turned emotional after he won for a record 13th time the Kerala assembly election from Pala constituency in Kottayam district on Thursday.

  • Poll results stamp on performance of Modi govt: Shah

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah today projected his party’s maiden victory in the Assam assembly polls and the rise in its vote share in other states as popular endorsement of the Narendra Modi government’s policies and asserted that people have rejected Congress’ “negative and obstructionist” politics.