Assembly Elections 2019

‘Need time for treatment’: Arun Jaitley writes to Narendra Modi, says won’t be part of new Cabinet

Arun Jaitley has confirmed that he will not join the new Modi Cabinet. In a letter written to Narendra Modi, Jaitley has formally requested the Prime Minister to relieve him, but said that he will con

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Trinamool’s ‘fact check’: 1 suspended MLA and only 6 councillors defected to BJP, that too at gunpoint

TMC vs BJP: A day after the BJP paraded two TMC MLAs and over 50 councillors s at party headquarters in New Delhi , Mamata Banerjee's party has done a 'fact-check'.

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BJP fares well in ‘minority-concentration’ districts, wins over 50 per cent seats

The BJP has managed to puncture opposition's claims that the party is anti-minority by winning more than 50 per cent of the Lok Sabha seats in 90 'minority-concentration' districts identified in 2008

In the minority-concentration districts, the BJP gained the most in West Bengal, which has 18 such seats. (AP photo) News

Congress crisis deepens as Rahul Gandhi remains incommunicado, firm on resignation decision; fields Priyanka to meet party leaders

The Congress Parliamentary Party is likely to take place in the first week of June and only then there will be a clarity on the role Rahul Gandhi wants to play in the party.

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Ahead of swearing-in, PM Modi, Amit Shah brainstorm for seven hours to pick Cabinet members

Shah and Modi were together in Ahmedabad and Varanasi over the last few days. It is believed that they must have discussed the matter. However, there was no official word on the deliberations between

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After poll debacle, Mamata Banerjee rejigs cabinet to counter saffron surge in West Bengal

The Cabinet reshuffle and Bengal MLAs joining the BJP comes amid a stupendous performance of the saffron party in the state where it won 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats. The TMC won 22 seats, 12 less tha

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BJP upsets TMC again: Three MLAs, 60 councillors defect to BJP

BJP general secretary and its West Bengal in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy told reporters that more MLAs from the TMC will join the BJP in the coming days.

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All prominent opposition leaders, CMs, Governors invited for Modi’s swearing in

The invitation to opposition leaders is seen as Modi's move to reach out to them following the fiercely fought election in which the BJP registered a massive victory.

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Congress crisis: Rahul Gandhi firm on resignation even as leaders rally around him

Sources said Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot went to meet Rahul Gandhi at his Tughlaq lane residence, but they only managed to meet Priyanka Gandhi there.

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Who will make it to Modi cabinet from Kerala; BJP’s ideological battleground in South

New Modi Cabinet: BJP is likely to induct at least one minister from Kerala to strengthen its support base in the state which has always been an ideological challenge for the party.

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‘You never listened to me’: Tej Pratap writes to brother Tejashwi after RJD’s humiliating loss in Lok Sabha election

Tej Pratap blamed the candidates with dubious background for the decimation RJD faced in the recent Lok Sabha elections. The former minister said that he always raised voice against the people who wan

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Mamata Banerjee to attend PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony on Thursday

Mamata Banerjee and Narendra Modi were involved in an acrimonious campaign for the just-concluded Lok Sabha election. She had even refused to take calls of Prime Minister Modi during cyclone Fani.

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PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony: World leaders to start converging in the capital from Wednesday

The government decided once again to focus on 'neighbourhood first’ policy and invited the member countries of BIMSTEC which includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand besi

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Kamal Haasan’s political debut a flop – Why his next battle may be insurmountable

Haasan's party Makkal Needhi Maiam lost all 38 parliamentary seats it contested in the recent Lok Sabha polls. But what is worrying in the verdict is that it couldn't even emerge as a serious challeng

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Rahul’s resignation offer suicidal: Lalu’s advice to Congress president after Lok Sabha elections loss

Lalu Prasad Yadav has asked Rahul Gandhi to continue to head the Congress party. He said that if the Congress decides to appoint a non-Gandhi as its president, he would be accused of being a puppet of

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With Lalu Yadav pushed to the corner, has the RJD finally reached break point?

Open dissent has surfaced in the Rashtriya Janata Dal with a party leader openly calling for an end to dynasty politics and asking Lalu's son Tejashwi to hand over the baton to a non-Yadav leader

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Congress goes from bad to worse in UP, top leaders including Raj Babbar, Salman Khurshid lose deposit

Congress Lok Sabha election debacle: The lone Congress leader who got a reasonably good people's support was Saharanpur candidate Imran Masood. He save his deposit getting 16.81 per cent votes.

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Narendra Modi, resist the desire to be India’s Xi Jinping; here’s why

Narendra Modi is already being referred to as India’s Xi Jinping. Given the difficulties that have beset China’s private sector under the president’s muscular leadership, that comparison isn’t

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Shiv Sena MPs to take oath of 17th Lok Sabha in Marathi

The BJP-led NDA, of which the Sena is the oldest constituent, is now gearing up for Assembly elections in Maharashtra, which are due in October this year.

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67 MLAs in Odisha Assembly facing criminal charges: Report

The report maintained said that the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD has more number of newly elected MLAs with criminal cases.

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Boost for BJP, NDA likely to get majority in Rajya Sabha by 2021

Assembly polls are due in some states like Maharashtra, Haryana and Jharkhand later this year and the BJP's show in the Rajya Sabha polls, slated for 2020, will depend on its numbers garnered in these

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Piyush Goyal may become full-time Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley ‘Minister Without Portfolio’: Report

Piyush Goyal, one of the best performing ministers in the previous Modi government, had presented the interim Budget during his term as Finance Minister.

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Rajnikanth, Kamal Haasan invited for swearing in of Modi on May 30

The top stars of Tamil cinema, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, have been invited for the May 30 swearing-in of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister for a second term, sources close to the stars said.

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BIMSTEC leaders to attend Modi’s oath-taking ceremony on May 30

Narendra Modi will take oath as Prime Minister at 7 PM on Thursday. Last time, Prime Minister had invited SAARC leaders to his swearing-in ceremony.

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Rumblings in Congress: Congress veteran seeks resignation of all CWC and AICC members

At the CWC meeting held on Saturday after the humiliating rout in the recently held Lok Sabha elections, Congress president Rahul Gandhi offered to resign from the party's president post.

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Alpesh Thakor to join BJP? OBC leader meets Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel, sparks speculation

Thakor was earlier with the Congress but quit the party just days ahead of the general elections. Alpesh was a part of the troika — Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mevani and Alpesh Thakor — that emerged du

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Amid buzz after poll debacle, Congress clarifies on Rahul Gandhi’s resignation

This comes amid rumours that Rahul Gandhi didn't want to continue as party chief despite the Congress Working Committee unanimously rejecting his offer to quit on Saturday.

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