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  • BJP Wins 7 out of 12 seats in By-polls, Says People Chose Politics of Development

    The results of the by-elections across states brought some joy to the BJP camp as the party clinched victory in seven out of 12 seats. PM Modi and the party chief Amit Shah described their victory as the "people's preference for politics of development over the 'vote bank' politics. Launching an attack on the negative politics of the Congress, Shah congratulated BJP state units for their impressive performance. By-elections were also held in Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Telangana, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh.

    2016-02-17 11:39:14 AM
  • Arunachal Pradesh Congress Criticizes Dissident Leader's Move to Form Government

    After the dissident Congress leader Kalikho Pul approached the Governor to form an alternate government in Arunachal Pradesh, the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) ridiculed the move. Raising concern over the possible political chaos in the state, the youth wing of Congress party requested the governor not to entertain “such unconstitutional and ill-designed motive” of the dissident MLAs including 18 Congress rebels.

    2016-02-17 11:36:37 AM
  • Hope for GST Comes Alive as PM Modi Reaches Out to Opposition

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached out to the Opposition on Tuesday to get the legislative business moving in the Parliament, the BJP sees an opportunity of the Goods & Services Tax (GST) Bill being passed in the Budget session. PM Modi convened a meeting of floor leaders of all major parties in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha with a purpose of hearing the Opposition's views. He said the government will discuss in Parliament "each and every issue" pertaining to GST, but they have to allow the House to function.

    2016-02-17 11:35:50 AM
  • Kejriwal Posts Cartoon on JNU Crisis, Faces Criticism

    Indians on Twitter attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for posting a cartoon on JNU crisis which showed a Hanuman-like figure assuring PM Modi that people's attention have shifted to JNU from other pressing issues. People on Twitter started trending #KejriwalinsultsHanuman. In fact, a person lodged a police complaint against Kejriwal in Hyderabad for "hurting religious sentiments".

    2016-02-17 11:34:53 AM
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