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  • PM Modi Harps on BJP's Nationalist Identity Amid Ongoing Unrest in Kashmir
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that nationalism remains core to the identity of BJP. While addressing members of the BJP state units, Modi noted that the 'tiranga yatra' to mark the nation's 70th Independence Day had made a good impact across the country by spreading the spirit of national unity, integrity and harmony. The BJP has been harping on nationalism against the backdrop of issues such as the ongoing unrest in Kashmir, the JNU controversy and the row over an Amnesty event in Bengaluru where sedition charges were registered over alleged raising of 'pro-azadi' slogans by certain Kashmiris.
    2016-08-25 12:21:42 PM
  • CEC to Tour Punjab in Sept to Check 2017 Assembly Poll Preparedness
    Chief election commissioner Dr Nasim Zaidi is going to visit Punjab in mid-September along with election commissioners A.K. Joti and Om Parkash Rawat to take stock of the situation in the poll-bound state. The apex body for conducting elections will take due note of the issue of drugs and the emergence of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as a new political force in the state.
    2016-08-25 12:20:14 PM
  • Nitin Gadkari To Lead BJP's Poll Campaign in Goa
    BJP national president Amit Shah has appointed Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari as the election in-charge for the upcoming Assembly elections in Goa due early next year. Gadkari's appointment is significant as he had an important role to play in pacifying a section of the RSS that was opposed to the BJP government in Goa's funding of Catholic institutions in the state.
    2016-08-25 11:32:48 AM
  • UP Assembly Polls 2017: Congress' Strategist Prashant Kishor, State Party Leaders Not On Same Page
    In what may come as a serious setback to the Congress' chances in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2017, there seems to be a widening communication gap between the party's political strategist Prashant Kishor and grassroots level leaders and functionaries. Kishor has been authorised by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to devise the party's action plan in the run-up to the crucial assembly elections in the state next year.
    2016-08-25 11:31:28 AM
  • BJP on Damage-Control Mode; To Position Dalit MPs in UP
    Worried about losing the precious Dalit support base which helped the BJP come to power in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the party has drawn up a detailed plan to reach out to the community in the next few weeks. It will deploy its own leaders and MPs belonging to the Dalit community not only in Uttar Pradesh but other states as well, to help build the party's image as pro-Dalit. The first stage of the programme will be held between September 1 and 10 during which an MP will cover five constituencies. The rest will be done in subsequent phases the dates for which have not been decided yet.
    2016-08-25 11:30:18 AM

  • Suspended AAP MP Launches New Front Ahead of Punjab Assembly Polls 2017
    Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP from Patiala Dharamvira Gandhi has launched a political front which is expected to contest the 2017 Assembly elections in Punjab. A number of political outfits, including Apna Punjab, Democratic Swaraj Party, Jai Jawan Jai Kisan Party, Swabhiman Party, former AAP leader H.S .Kingra and various academicians and volunteers have joined hands with Gandhi. Gandhi said that the name of this “Punjab-centric” front will be announced in two weeks.
    2016-08-24 12:02:49 PM
  • Survey on UP Polls 2017: BJP To Be Biggest Gainer, SP May Return to Power
    According to a survey conducted by ABP News and Lokniti, the ruling Samajwadi Party looks set to beat anti-incumbency and come back to power in 2017. The survey says that it will emerge as the single largest party in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in early 2017. While Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samajwadi Party is expected to get 30 per cent of the votes, the contest will be neck and neck between BJP and Mayawati's BSP with 27 and 26 per cent votes respectively.
    2016-08-24 11:05:30 AM
  • Uttarakhand Assembly Polls Likely To Be Held in Feb-Mar 2017
    The hill state of Uttarakhand looks set to go to elections between February and March next year. Going by the indications of the poll panel's preparations, the entire electoral process is expected to be completed by March 2017. The chief electoral office will carry the draft publication of electoral roll on October 1, 2016. It will give the names of voters who have become eligible to cast their vote as on January 1, 2017.
    2016-08-24 11:03:40 AM
  • Nationalism Our Strength But Focus On Pro-Poor Agenda, PM Modi Tells BJP
    While addressing a gathering of nearly 400 BJP workers and top leaders in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the party must focus on spreading the word about BJP-led NDA government's pro-poor agenda among the deprived sections of India. Modi pitched for creating a positive and pro-poor image of the party. He also entreated party colleagues to become not just a political force by winning elections but also a social force that stands by the poor. While insisting on sustaining the agenda of nationalism, Modi emphasised that it was also important to think beyond it.
    2016-08-24 10:54:35 AM
  • Must Counter Attempts by Political Rivals to Depict BJP As Anti-Dalit: PM Modi
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the BJP and the NDA government have become unfair victims of false propaganda by political opponents. While addressing the BJP national core group in Delhi, Modi noted that the BJP has a strong cadre base comprising the 'non-savarna' classes. He said that the opposition have tried creating misconceptions about the BJP in spite of the fact that more than 80% of its workers belong to  SC, ST and OBC. He said that the party should take efforts to counter such propaganda.
    2016-08-24 10:53:17 AM

  • Muslim & Dalit unification to make BSP powerful during UP Assembly Polls
    The growing cases of cow vigilantism have become points of concerns for BJP in UP. The reason behind this is that the actions of gaurakshaks are playing a pivotal role in uniting Dalit and Muslim voters, which in a way has made BJP a major opponent of BSP. The supporters of BSP have been immensely hurt by the abusive remarks by BJP UP unit vice-president Dayashankar Singh, the thrashing of Dalits in Gujarat’s Una by the cow vigilantes and the increasing cases of atrocities against the Dalits in UP. It is believed that if Mayawati manages to receive a majority of Dalit votes and a major portion of the 18% Muslim votes, she would be able to form a government in UP.
    2016-08-23 01:01:24 PM
  • Kejriwal confirms lack of capital for contesting 2017 Goa Assembly Elections
    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has confirmed that his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) doesn’t have the required amount of capital to fight the forthcoming 2017 Goa Assembly elections. While addressing a group of AAP members in Goa, Kejriwal denied having money to fight the Goa elections scheduled to take place next year. He announced that just like Delhi, Goa too would witness the Aam Aadmi Party banking on the support of Goans. Currently, Kejriwal has appointed two of his ministers to look into the party’s campaign. He too, has been visiting the popular holiday state quite often so as to get a detailed insight into the issues faced by the residents of Goa.
    2016-08-23 12:58:27 PM
  • BSP's close aide ditches party to join BJP
    Two-term BSP MP Brajesh Pathak has shocked UP’s political fraternity by quitting the party to join BSP’s rival party BJP. Known to be a close aide of BSP’s Mayawati, Pathak is the third leader from BSP who has joined BJP to contest the upcoming 2016 UP Assembly Elections. Previously, BSP’s prominent leaders, including Swamy Prasad Maurya and RK Chaudhary have already joined BJP. Described as a pillar in the Hardoi-Unnao region of UP, Pathak is expected to gather maximum votes from Brahmins in the state. He strongly favors the developmental agenda of PM Narendra Modi and the efforts put in by Amit Shah.
    2016-08-23 12:57:07 PM
  • UP Assembly Election Opinion Polls Results by ABP News-Lokniti announced
    According to the opinion poll results surveyed by ABP News-Lokniti, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), the current Chief Minister of UP Akhilesh Yadav of Samajwadi Party (SP) might retain power and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) might emerge as the second largest party in the state. In addition to this, Mayawati led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is expected to remain at the third position with the fourth position occupied by INC (Indian National Congress). As per the opinion poll results, the Samajwadi Party is ahead of all other parties in the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Also, BJP is expected to win more number of seats as compared to the previous assembly elections. 
    2016-08-23 11:16:25 AM
  • SAD submits first list of candidates for 2017 UP Assembly polls
    With an intention of opening its account in Uttar Pradesh in the forthcoming 2017 Assembly elections, the state unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) has finalized and submitted the first list of 25 candidates, which includes Sikhs as well. Additionally, SAD leadership has given a ‘go ahead’ to the structuring of the party organization and the filling of office-bearers’ posts. As per the new party structure, there would be three vice-presidents, three general secretaries and an equal number of secretaries and a treasurer-cum-media incharge. While the provision for a 11-member committee has also been approved, the post of the president of youth and kisan (farmer) cells have also received the desired consent.
    2016-08-22 11:54:52 AM

  • BJP will win 27 seats in Goa Assembly elections, claims Amit Shah
    BJP’s national president Amit Shah has said that his party would rule in Goa by winning an impressive 27 seats. Plus, he also focused on BJP’s need for winning all the five state Assembly elections in order to ensure victory at the centre in the 2019 Lok Sabha poll. Shah made the announcement during a booth level party workers’ meeting that was held at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium. The meeting was scheduled to start off BJP’s election campaign for the 2017 Goa Assembly Elections. Shah also expressed his confidence in Goa leading the Vijay Rath to win the Parliament by being victories at Goa for the second consecutive time.
    2016-08-22 11:47:19 AM
  • BSP & SP to witness downfall in 2017 Assembly polls, claims BJP leader
    According to the former BSP leader and current BJP leader, Swami Prasad Maurya, both the BSP(Bahujan Samaj Party) and SP(Samajwadi Party) would meet failure in the upcoming 2017 Assembly polls. Maurya also claimed that Mayawati’s BSP would drop to the “third place” in UP, courtesy, his exit from the party and “behenji’s” style of working. He promised people about exposing Mayawati’s economic terror in the entire state of Uttar Pradesh. In addition to this, Maurya also accused the current Chief Minister of UP Akhilesh Yadav of “being under the influence of criminals”. He also showcased his intentions of abolishing the Goonda Raj of SP (Samajwadi Party).
    2016-08-22 11:39:35 AM
  • Goa elections to be a fight between AAP and BJP, says Kejriwal
    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the 2017 Goa assembly elections would turn to be fight between the AAP and BJP. While Kejriwal said that Congress had no place in the 2017 Goa assembly elections and that the party would be completely eliminated the same way as it was in the last Delhi assembly polls. The Delhi Chief Minister was addressing a crowd at ‘Goa Dialogues’ meet held in Quepem, situated 50km south of Panaji. Kejriwal also alleged the Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and his predecessor Manohar Parrikar of having cheated the people of Goa. He urged people not to waste their vote by giving it to the Congress party.
    2016-08-22 11:31:33 AM
  • Mayawati attacks BJP while launching campaign for 2017 UP Polls
    Having launched her party’s campaign for the upcoming 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, the BSP chief Mayawati has attacked the BJP in addition to playing the minority and Dalit cards. During the event, Mayawati highlighted the recent attacks on Dalits in the Indian state of Gujarat. She was quoted saying that the communal forces had been incredibly supported by the BJP. Additionally, she alleged that issues including cow vigilantism, nationalism, love jihad and reconversion are purely being brought under the limelight to scare the minorities, especially the Muslims. Mayawati went beyond the limits by alleging the current PM Narendra Modi of his promise of “Achcche din (good days)” having turned into “Bure din(bad days)” for the common man.  
    2016-08-22 11:25:15 AM
  • Congress to schedule 'Brahmin Meet' prior to 2017 UP Polls
    After appointing Sheila Dikshit, a Brahmin as the UP chief ministerial candidate, the INC(Indian Nation Congress) part is working on execution of its plan to convince the entire Brahmin community to vote for it. In-line with this plan, Congress would be conducting a special meeting of “Brahmin leaders” on 2 September 2016 in Allahabad. A part leader was quoted saying that the meet would not be a public one but would rather be dedicated to Brahmin workers and leaders. The aim of the meet is to gather at least 20,000 Brahmin workers and leaders from different parts of Uttar Pradesh.
    2016-08-22 11:24:00 AM

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