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  • Gadkari to Discuss on Upcoming Goa Election Strategy
    According to Goa state party president Vinay Tendulkar, union minister for road transport and highways and shipping Nitin Gadkari is going to interact with the BJP leaders and the party cadre during his visit to Goa on Thursday morning. The agenda is to discuss party strategy for the assembly polls that will be held in the coming year. Tendulkar also said that on 23rd September, Gadkari will speak to the BJP workers in the presence of the ministers and MLAs of the party. However, there will not be any discussion on the alliance with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP). Five party spokespersons in North Goa and three in South Goa have been chosen by the party.
    2016-09-22 12:34:43 PM
  • BJP on Wait and Watch Mode; Not to Declare Candidates for UP Polls Yet
    While other political parties have declared their candidates for the coming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections next year, the BJP is yet to reveal its cards. Some political observers and opponents have noted that this gives a decided edge to the other political contenders. The BJP is, however, not worried. It appears confident of turning the supposed disadvantage to its advantage and do what is called 'man-to-man marking' in selecting its candidates. The party has claimed that opening its game plan at the last moment would help it in analysing the strengths and weaknesses of rival candidates and field its most suitable contender.
    2016-09-21 10:55:15 AM
  • EC Team Wraps Up 2-Day Visit to Uttar Pradesh to Check Poll Preparations
    A team of Election Commission officials completed its two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh to review the poll preparednessof the election bound state. The team held interactions with the state administration and police officials. Deputy Election Commissioner Vijay Kumar Dev said that EVMs had reached UP and the officials concerned had been asked to check the machines. Dev also said that officials have been asked to make suitable arrangements for postal ballots. He added that elections would be held with a special focus on differently-abled voters.  
    2016-09-21 10:31:53 AM
  • BJP Likely to Win 97 Out of 182 Seats: Congress Survey on Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017
    According to a report prepared by the Gujarat unit of Congress, ruling party BJP is likely to get 97 out of the total 182 seats in the state assembly elections next year. The report also says that the Congress is not going to get any more than 85 seats. Even if the BJP does not win on any other seat, it will be able to form government by a thin majority, sources quoting the report said.
    2016-09-20 10:55:26 AM
  • BJP to Fight UP Assembly Polls As 'Undivided Family'
    The BJP is said to have gained confidence ahead of the the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2017 after the internal bickering between leaders of the ruling Samajwadi Party came out in the open last week. With the exit of a number of important MLAs from main opposition party BSP in the state, BSP chief Mayawati also looks vulnerable at the moment. The BJP is not seeing much of a threat in the ageing Sheila Dikshit either who happens to be the Congress' face for the state polls. It feels its competitors have lost the advantage of having chief ministerial candidates. The party now looks poised to contest the assembly elections as an "undivided family" although several of its members do harbour chief ministerial ambitions.
    2016-09-19 10:41:24 AM

  • Congress Loses its Grip on Arunachal Pradesh
    With the change in scenario after 44 MLAs including the chief minister of the state, Pema Khandu joined the local People's Party of Arunachal, Congress has lost its government in Arunachal Pradesh. According to reports, out of 45 MLAs, only one has remained in the party.  Union minister of state, Kiren Rijiju allegedly mentioned that Congress tried blaming BJP for no reason. Though Supreme Court reinstated the Congress Government, if MLAs do not want to be in the party, then nothing can be done, he further said.
    2016-09-17 11:41:54 AM
  • Split Wide Open: Shivpal Yadav & Family Leave Samajwadi Party
    Samajwadi Party's Uttar Pradesh chief Shivpal Yadav has resigned from all ministerial berths and party positions held under Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's government. While Akhilesh has not accepted the resignation, Shivpal looks determined on quitting. Shivpal's wife and son have also resigned from all positions held by them in the party. Supporters of Shivpal were reported to have gathered in front of his house and raised slogans backing him.
    2016-09-16 10:23:06 AM
  • BJP Going to Win Manipur Assembly Elections: Amit Shah
    Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah has said that the Congress is going to lose the Manipur assembly election and the BJP is coming to power in the state next year. While addressing a meeting at Hafta Kangjeibung in state capital Imphal, Shah said that the Congress government was corrupt as there was no sign of development in the state in spite of sufficient funds. The public meeting was also attended by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Bishwa Sarma. Manipur assembly elections are due early next year.
    2016-09-15 10:36:14 AM
  • AAP Declares First List of Candidates for Goa Assembly Elections 2017
    The Aam Aadmi Party has declared its first list of candidates for the upcoming Goa Assembly elections 2017. The candidates are Valmiki Naik (Panaji), Ajeetsingh Rane (Mayem), Molu Velip (Shiroda) and Cruz Silva (Velim). According to Aam Aadmi Party sources, the names had been declared by the Political Affairs Committee after getting approved by the party's national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. AAP National Secretary Pankaj Gupta also informed the media that candidates for all the remaining constituencies would be made public by the end of October. The party is planning to contest all 40 assembly seats in the state.
    2016-09-14 12:02:42 PM
  • SP will be winner at UP Polls 2017, claims Lalu Prasad Yadav
    RJD supreme and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav has claimed that the ruling Samajwadi Part would emerge as the winner at the 2017 assembly polls to be held in Uttar Pradesh. He gave the statement while interacting with few mediapersons. Additionally, Yadav also deemed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s decision to skip a visit to Ram temple during the Ayodhya visit as right. During his own visit, Yadav had paid obeisance at the Sita Ram Ashram near Maghera on Vrindaban Goverdhan road and termed the temple’s late founder Baba Narain Das Mahajara as a great Tapasvi (a saint).
    2016-09-12 12:52:50 PM

  • SAD releases list of 21 candidates for UP polls 2017
    BJP's ally at the Centre, SAD (Shiromani Akali Dal) has released the list of 21 candidates for the upcoming UP assembly polls to be held in 2017. SAD’s office bearers have given a statement that a different list comprising 25 candidates is likely to be released later this year. Among the list of 21 candidates, 12 are Sikhs. Also, SAD has positioned three candidates on certain reserved seats. Currently, SAD has field candidates from Rae Bareli, Saraini and Unchahar, Bilaspur, Saharanpur, Jhansi, Pilibhit, Pallia, Mohammadi, Mohanlalganj, Kasta, Gola, Lucknow Cantonment, Ferozabad, Pratapgarh and Barkhera. SAD has declared candidates only on the seats which has had witnessed the failure of its rival BJP.
    2016-09-12 12:39:59 PM
  • Prior to Punjab elections, AAP releases Kisan Manifesto
    In a bid to attain power in Punjab in the 2017 assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party has unveiled its 31-point ‘Kisan Manifesto’ which includes the party’s action plan to eliminate suicides by farmers and farmer labourers by making them debt free by December 2018. The Manifesto was released by the Manifesto committee chairman Kanwar Sandhu during AAP’s rally in Baghapurana. At the rally, Mr. Sandhu also announced that the Aam Aadmi Party would be re-enacting Sir Chhotu Ram Act of 1934 which ascertains that the sum of interest payable to the moneylenders’ won’t exceed the principal amount. Additionally, all the debts wherein the particular farmer has paid a sum twice the amount of the principal would be deemed as wholly discharged.
    2016-09-12 12:36:05 PM
  • Amid reports of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) after resigning from BJP, Sidhu has collaborated with the Bains brothers and ex-captain of Indian Hockey Pargat Singh, to form a new political front called Aawaz-e-Punjab. The front is intended to raise voice against the people who’ve done harm to the Indian state of Punjab. Denying Aawaz-e-Punjab to be a new political party, Sidhu will be launching the same next week. On the contrary, a top AAP leader has claimed that Sidhu is still in talks with the party and is interested in analyzing the kind of support the front receives from the people of Punjab.
    2016-09-03 12:19:37 PM
  • BJP vs SP in UP, reveals HuffPo-CVoter survey
    According to a HuffPo-CVoter survey conducted in Uttar Pradesh between 1st and 31st August via a random stratified sample of 20,642 respondents across the 403 constituencies, it has been found that if the assembly elections were held today, then the state would witness BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) and the SP (Samajwadi Party) as strong contenders. The two parties would likely win 134-150 seats each, thereby failing to get a clear majority in the 403-seat assembly. Unlike the years which have passed since 2002, when UP saw the rise and fall of the two parties, the HuffPo-CVoter survey indicates the SP succeeding the BSP. On the bote-share front, the survey reveals that the Samajwadi Party would receive almost an equal vote-share i.e. 27% and 28% as the one received by BJP.
    2016-09-03 12:18:56 PM
  • AAP Punjab Chief Allegedly Spotted Taking Money From Candidate
    The Aam Aadmi Party may sack its Punjab chief Suchcha Singh Chhotepur who faces charges of taking money in exchange of tickets to party candidates for the Punjab assembly elections due to be held early in 2017. As many as 21 AAP leaders from Punjab have written to the party's national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asking him to sack Chhotepur immediately in accordance with the party's principle of zero tolerance for corruption.
    2016-08-26 12:38:58 PM

  • PM Modi Most Followed Indian on Twitter
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has beaten Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan to become the most followed Indian on social networking site Twitter. Modi had over 22.1 million followers on Twitter as on August 25. Bachchan trailed behind marginally with 22 million followers. Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan is the third most followed Indian with 20.9 million followers.
    2016-08-26 12:38:17 PM
  • UP Elections 2017: 80 Oppn MLAs Keen on Joining BJP
    A Samajwadi Party MLA representative met a BJP leader in Kashi recently expressing interest in joining the party along with five others. According to reports, some BSP MLAs have also been in touch with the BJP with the intention to join it. According to sources from the BJP, there is a growing trend in election-bound Uttar Pradesh in which as many as 80 MLAs have shown willingness to join the BJP. Half of these belong to BSP. Sources say that the BJP is considering admitting around 20 to 25 of them into the party.  
    2016-08-26 11:56:00 AM
  • PM Modi to Review Action Plan of All Govt Depts
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to review the progress on implementation of action plans set up for all government departments. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government is approaching the halfway point of its five-year tenure. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant will make a detailed presentation at a comprehensive review meeting today which will be attended by the prime minister as well as all council of ministers of the cabinet.
    2016-08-26 11:55:23 AM
  • 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



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