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Gujarat elections: Patidar rally today despite denial of permission, Hardik warns BJP of ‘bigger bomb’

Hardik Patel also claimed that they would ‘drop a bigger bomb’ on the ruling BJP against the recent releases of CDs alleging a sex scandal against him. Ignoring denial of permission by the authorities, the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) ...

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Tantalising 36: where it’s a tight fight in Gujarat

BJP is working hard on these seats where the victory margin was fewer than 5,000 votes in 2012 As the BJP and the Congress again face off in an electoral arena, this time in Gujarat, there is no dearth of big rallies ...

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Gujarat: Hardik-led PAAS, BJP trade charges on sex video clips

PAAS accuses Gujarat CM, state BJP chief of making morphed sex-clips to defame the organisation, which is seeking reservation for the Patidar community. Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) on Thursday accused the ruling BJP of preparing 52 morphed ...

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Beating BJP on its own turf pivotal: Mevani

Dalit leader, however, refrains from openly supporting the Congress Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani launched a scathing attack on the BJP on Wednesday, just weeks before the Gujarat Assembly polls. He, however, shied away from openly supporting the Congress. Mr. Mevani, ...

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Gujarat elections 2017: BJP fields Ram Vilas Paswan for its ‘Dalit outreach’ to take on Jignesh Mevani

With Congress getting support of prominent Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani in the upcoming Gujarat elections, the BJP has decided to up its game and field Union Minister and influential national Dalit leader Ram Vilas Paswan for its campaign. The Union ...

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Hardik and I will campaign together to topple BJP in Gujarat: Jignesh Mevani

Dalit leader says he’s not joining the Congress or contesting elections, but is willing to come together with others to defeat Gujarat’s BJP government. New Delhi: Jignesh Mevani has emerged as a strong Dalit voice in Gujarat in recent times. His ...

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Gujarat polls: Hardik, Mevani term ‘forced’ police protection as surveillance tactic by BJP

The ‘unwelcome’ security cover came within days of the two groups meeting Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and other party leaders to discuss a possible electoral alliance. Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch convenor Jignesh Mevani and Patidar agitator Hardik Patel were accorded ...

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Dalit youth living under threat from CPI(M) workers: BJP

It is alleged that the youth has been abducted and assaulted The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) district leadership has alleged that a Dalit in his late teens at Koothuparamba is living under the shadow of a serious threat to his ...

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BJP close to achieving its target in Bengal: Mukul Roy

‘I would appeal to everyone who want that change to come about and want Bengal’s development, to join the BJP’ Former Trinamool Congress founder-leader Mukul Roy, who joined the Bhartiya Janata Party three days ago after quitting West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress, ...

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Uttar Pradesh civic polls: BJP fields 25 Muslims in first phase

LUCKNOW: BJP has given tickets to nearly 25 Muslims for the first phase of local body polls in UP. The number is all set to go up significantly for the second and third phase of polls which will cover most of ...

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Hardik Patel sees BJP ‘golmaal’ with defective VVPATs

A total of 70,182 VVPAT machines, which are attached with EVM machines, will be used in the Assembly polls to be held in two phases on December 9 and 14 Patidar quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel on Friday alleged that ...

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BJP youth leader killed in south Kashmir’s Shopian, police hint at militant link

The killing is the latest strike by militants in the restive border state after the central government relaunched the dialogue process on October 23. The body of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth leader was found with his throat slit ...

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Kamal Haasan’s remarks spark debate about Hindu terror

Actor Kamal Haasan, who recently laid bare his political ambitions, spoke of Hindu terror, stirring the hornets’ nest once again. He had said that Hindus cannot claim that extremism doesn’t exist amongst them anymore. Responding to a question from Kerala ...

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Leading JD(U) voice in Bihar speaks out: Nitish Kumar ignoring Dalits, BJP will ill-treat him

“I was always opposed to the JD(U) rejoining the NDA. It is a different BJP from the days of A B Vajpayee and L K Advani. The present BJP is different, and will keep snubbing and ill-treating Nitish.” STRIKING A ...

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BJP STRUGGLING TO BREAK HARDIK’S ALLIANCE WITH DALITS

New caste equations are taking shape for the next December’s Gujarat Assembly polls even as two opinion polls — one by Times Now-VMR and another by India Today-Axis My India — have given the BJP between 118-134 and 115-125 seats ...

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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani links ISIS case with Ahmed Patel, Congress says BJP nervous

At the press conference, Vijay Rupani said, “Just two days before being caught, they had resigned or their resignation were procured. This looks suspicious. What is the connection?” Seeking the resignation of Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and ...

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Karnataka: Brand Narendra Modi, BS Yeddyurappa yatra in BJP’s poll plan

BJP chief Amit Shah will launch the party’s campaign by flagging off an 84-day Nava Karnataka Yatre led by Yeddyurappa on November 2. Brand Modi, a 7,500-km yatra by B S Yeddyurappa, public rallies and reaching out to smaller communities mark the ...

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Hardik Patel, Congress accuse BJP govt of snooping

AHMEDABAD: Accusing the BJP and the Gujaratgovernment of “snooping” on him, Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday questioned the leak of CCTV footage from the hotel where he reportedly met Congress members, and alleged it was an infringement of his right to privacy. ...

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Controversial Rajasthan bill sent to Assembly select committee

The bill seeks to protect serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants from being investigated for on-duty action, without its prior sanction. Facing flak from various quarters, the Rajasthan government on Tuesday referred a controversial bill that seeks to ...

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Mayawati cries assassination conspiracy in Saharanpur, attacks BJP for serving ‘political motives’

Azamgarh/Lucknow: Targeting the BJP, BSP chief Mayawati alleged on Tuesday that there was a conspiracy to eliminate her during her visit to the Shabbirpur village in Saharanpur district, which saw caste clashes earlier in 2017, a charge rubbished by the ruling ...

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‘Give us inheritance rights, we’ll vote for you’: HP Tribal women tell Congress & BJP

It is poll time in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh and the tribal women of the state are once again throwing a challenge to the political parties to take up the issue of their inheritance rights if they want ...

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BJP offered me Rs 1 crore to join party, claims Patidar leader Narendra Patel

Narendra Patel alleged that Varun Patel, who recently joined the BJP, took him to meet State president Jitubhai Vaghani and offered him the “token” cash. In a dramatic turn of events late on Sunday night, senior Patidar leader from north Gujarat, ...

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AIADMK predates Modi, says Maitreyan

‘Party has to depend on its own cadre and not on BJP’ Fighting hard to fend off the impression that the AIADMK was being controlled by the BJP, V. Maitreyan, a close confidante of deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, said ...

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Bofors scam: Smriti Irani asks Congress to come clean on involvement of its leaders

The Union Minister said Congress has a tendency to either bribe or give death threats to people investigating dubious deals involving its leaders Union minister Smriti Irani asked the Congress to come clean on the involvement of its leaders in the Bofors ...

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How BJP’s outreach is slowly chipping away Opposition’s Muslim votebank

The women of India’s largest minority community are believed to have overwhelmingly voted for the BJP in UP. With the BJP’s outreach showing results in other states too, a monolithic Muslim votebank is also getting chipped off. The Muslim-Yadav (MY) ...

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Dalits, Muslims Need To Join Hands To Stop BJP From Destroying Our Constitution, Says Ambedkar’s Grandson

“You have to root out those who want to uproot you,” says Ambedkar B R Ambedkar’s grandson Prakash Ambedkar on Sunday appealed to the Muslims and the Dalits to unite to defeat the ruling BJP party. According to an Indian Express report, Ambedkar said BJP and RSS are trying to ...

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BJP braces for ‘toughest’ Gujarat Assembly polls in 15 years

This is the first time in 16 years that Assembly elections in Gujarat will be held without Modi being directly at the helm of affairs in the state. New Delhi: All is not well for the BJP in Prime Minister Narendra ...

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Charges of kidnapping framed against Haryana BJP president’s son Vikas Barala, friend

CHANDIGARH: A court in Chandigarh has framed charges of stalking, attempt to kidnap and drunkum driving against Vikas Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar in Varnika Kundu stalking case. Barala is son of Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala. The duo may ...

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Congress asks for an all-party meet to discuss Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy

Pointing out that Jammu region has always faced discrimination irrespective of the political parties ruled the state, he asked the ruling BJP to clear its stand on granting regional autonomy to all the three regions of the state. Congress in ...

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Why no progress in Amethi, asks Shah

Setting its sights on Amethi, a team of BJP leaders, led by party chief Amit Shah, descended on the Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday accusing its MP Rahul Gandhi of neglect and inaccessibility, and appealed to the ...

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CM faces mother of all battles; JD(S), BJP join forces to defeat him

Mysuru: It will be a rerun of the high stakes bypoll to Chamundeshwari segment this time. With JD(S) and BJP leaders initiating talks to collectively take on chief minister Siddaramaiah, he may face one of the biggest battles in his political journey. Days ...

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Police diluting Nerella torture case, says BJP

Only a petty case registered against a CCS sub-inspector: party spokesperson BJP State official spokesperson Bandi Sanjay Kumar has flayed the State government for diluting the Nerella police torture incident in Rajanna-Sircilla district by registering only a petty case against ...

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BJP unhappy over ‘slow pace’ of projects in J-K

State BJP spokesman Virender Gupta said most of the projects do not even get started and those which start, often do not reach their logical end. The BJP, which shares power with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday ...

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BJP is provoking Vysyas, says Ilaiah

HYDERABAD: Alleging that the central leadership of BJP is behind the Arya Vysya community members, who are hurling brickbats at him, BC activist and political thinker Kancha Ilaiah has accused saffron party of encouraging attacks on him as part of ...

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Back to Ballot Paper For Saving Democracy

It is becoming clear that India is not yet ready for electronic voting machines. Even if there is a remote chance that the machines can be tampered with, I am sure that somebody will find the way. Deprivation and inefficient ...

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Cong, BJP out to woo Dalits fighting discrimination

Shimla: At a time when social discrimination, especially in the rural areas of the state, has forced Dalits to launch agitations to demand social equality, both the opposition BJP and the ruling Congress have been holding ‘Dalit Pride’ conferences to ...

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MLC held after BJP-CPI(M) clash

Trouble starts after a rally by the saffron party MLC P.V.N. Madhav and several others were held by the police after activists belonging to the BJP and the CPI(M) traded charges and got physical here on Saturday. Tension gripped the ...

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BJP creating trouble, says Kodiyer

CPI(M) State secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has accused the BJP of trying to foment violence by raising provocative slogans against Kannur district secretary P. Jayarajan during the Janaraksha Yatra. Mr. Balakrishnan said on Saturday that the slogans were posted on social ...

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All of Hardik Patel’s tweets are against the BJP, is everything all right with Congress, says Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

This edition of the Express Adda held at the Hyatt Hotel, Ahmedabad, hosted Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. In a discussion moderated by National Opinion Editor Vandita Mishra and Resident Editor (Gujarat) Leena Misra, Rupani spoke on a range of ...

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Dalits of Gujarat Will Certainly Vote Against BJP: Jignesh Mevani

An image of a twirled moustache accompanied with the text ‘Mr Dalit’ has become a sign of protest for Dalits in Gujarat, following multiple instances of violence against members of the community in the past week. In Limbodara village near ...

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Lalu Prasad Yadav accuses BJP, Nitish Kumar of concocting case against him

PATNA: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, targetting the Union and the Bihar government on Thursday, said that the railway hotel tender case against him was ‘forged’ and concocted by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre ...

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Pinarayi Vijayan slams Adityanath over his remarks on Kerala

“But dear I am sure this break, [beautiful and happy trip] would help you to get rejuvenated for facing various issues in U.P.,” the Kerala CM says. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has hit out at his Uttar Pradeshcounterpart, Yogi Adityanath, ...

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BJP weakened by Dalit, Patidar issues in Gujarat

Sources revealed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the BJP chief to intervene and settle the issue at the earliest. New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah’s call to win 150 of the 182 Assembly seats in Gujarat might not be ...

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Janaraksha Yatra in Kerala: CPM fumes as BJP rally intends to project Left as catalyst of terror

The peace forged between the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Bharatiya Janata Party-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh combine in Kerala following a series of political murders has come under strain in the wake of the Janaraksha Yatra launched by the ...

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Not without justice

Gujarat’s development claims are severely undermined by the violence against Dalits On the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, a 20-year-old Dalit youth was murdered for watching the garba outside a temple in a village near Anand in Gujarat. The accused, seven ...

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BJP hits out at actor Prakash Raj for criticising PM Modi

Raj had described as “chilling” the silence of Modi on those “celebrating” the killing of Lankesh, including the ones followed by him on Twitter. The BJP’s Karnataka unit today hit out at actor Prakash Raj for criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence ...

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OBC sub-categorisation panel: Why it is politically significant for PM Narendra Modi, BJP ahead of 2019

OBC sub-categorisation: It is believed further sub-categorisation of OBCs would set in motion another political churn, bringing to the top a new coalition of hitherto non-dominant castes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union government has set up a commission for sub-categorisation of ...

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Day before Amit Shah rally in Kerala, war of words between BJP and CPM

The BJP chief will kick off the ‘jan raksha yatra’ from Payyannur in Kannur district, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s home town. A war of words erupted between the BJP and the ruling CPM in Kerala on Monday, a day ...

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More journalists receive threat messages following Gauri Lankesh’s murder

After journalist Gauri Lankesh, a critic of right-wing Hindutva politics and BJP was shot dead in Bangalore on September 5, a string of scribes from various reputed media organisations have reportedly been receiving death threats in India. After journalist Gauri ...

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RSS Dussehra event to have dalit as chief guest

In his Vijaydashmi speech, the RSS chief puts forth the organisation’s views on various relevant issues and also sets its agenda for the next year. New Delhi: In a move to consolidate the dalit votebank, the RSS has decided to invite ...

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Rahul Gandhi to Patels: BJP fired on you, Congress is with you

“We (Congress) work in an environment of love and fraternity. We take everybody along. It is our promise that we shall take everybody along and take Gujarat forward,” Rahul said at Dhrol town of Jamnagar. On the second day of ...

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Mehbooba Mufti sees shoots of peace “sprouting” in Kashmir

Welcomes recent attempts by the Centre and the ruling party to reach out to Kashmiris. Shoots of peace are “sprouting” in the terrorism-hit Jammu and Kashmir and the government is working towards making people lead a dignified life, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti ...

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Congress condemns attack on Prof Kancha Ilaiah

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday condemned the attack on writer and Dalit rights activist Kancha Ilaiah and demanded action against a TDP MP who had allegedly threatened him. In a statement, party leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said Kancha Ilaiah’s vehicle ...

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik opens Kalam planetarium

SAMBALPUR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated Dr APJ Abdul Kalam planetarium and Science and Evolution Park to the State during his visit here on Friday.The construction of the planetarium had begun in 2014 by Idco, while work on the science ...

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Swaran Salaria is BJP’s candidate from Gurdaspur

By-poll to be held on October 11 The Bharatiya Janta Party on Thursday announced Swaran Singh Salaria as its candidate from the Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency, which fell vacant after the demise of actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna in April this year. The ...

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Following Amit Shah’s advise, BJP to focus on Dalit and minorities

Summary: The BJP is gearing up to focus on Dalit and minorities a day after party president Amit Shah concluded his two-day tour to Dehradun and gave success mantra to party leaders. Furkan Ahmad won from Haridwar-Peeran Kaliyar constituency while Kazi ...

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Am Finally Congress-Mukta, Says Narayan Rane, No Comments On Joining BJP

Narayan Rane, 65, joined the Congress after the Shiv Sena expelled him in 2005 following differences with party chief Uddhav Thackeray. He served as Maharashtra Chief Minister for a year in 1999 as part of a coalition government of the ...

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Shiv Sena threatens to pull out of Maharashta government again

Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday met the party’s legislators and parliamentarians at his Bandra residence, Matoshree, during which the elected representatives said that it is high time that the party withdraws support, party leaders said. With growing disgruntlement within ...

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Adieu…Comrade Gauri!

“If Gauri had not attacked the RSS, she would have been alive today”—that was BJP MLA from Chikmagaluru C.D. Ravi. Kannada TV channels were flashing this statement made on September 7, 2017 repeatedly. The RSS-BJP people also sometimes speak the ...

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Shiv Sena-BJP alliance to end? Will soon decide, won’t take blame for price rise, says Sanjay Raut

“Today, the nation is experiencing what happens when people having no merit and connect with the masses enter the government and rule the nation,” the editorial said. Maharashtra’s ruling ally Shiv Sena on Monday launched a scathing attack on its partner BJP ...

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In Kerala, CPM, BJP spar over Janmashtami

Deputy Superintendent of Police K V Venugopal said the cases were registered under Section 75 (cruelty to child) of Juvenile Justice Act on complaints by Balasangam, a pro-CPI(M) children’s organisation Janmashtami processions involving children become the latest flashpoint between the ...

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No credible Opposition to take on BJP in 2019, says Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Manish Sisodia also spoke about the apprehension among traders regarding the GST (Goods and Services Tax), which was enforced two and a half months ago. “They are worried, more so about the impact of the GST on the Indian economy, ...

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Digvijaya’s post against Modi sparks a row

Cong. leader says it is only a retweet Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Friday stoked a controversy by posting a tweet that allegedly used abusive language against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, prompting the BJP to demand an apology from ...

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Launch Delhi Chalo for farm loan waiver, CM taunts BJP

BENGALURU: Terming BJP’s ‘Mangaluru Chalo’ bike rally as communally-oriented and divisive, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday, challenged the saffron party to launch a ‘Delhi Chalo’ agitation demanding waiver of farm loans availed through nationalised banks. The CM added that he would ...

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BJP’s Mangaluru Chalo rally hits police roadblock

BENGALURU: The Congress government on Tuesday ensured that the BJP’s Mangaluru Chalo motorcycle rally could not be flagged off from Bengaluru with police making preventive arrests across the state from where it was scheduled to commence. The rally has been organised to protest ...

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Virendra Kumar: The Dalit face of BJP in Madhya Pradesh

NEW DELHI: Associated with the RSS from childhood, Virendra Kumar is a six-time Lok Sabha member from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh and the BJP’s Dalit face. The 63-year-old is passionate about the cause of cow protection and is closely associated ...

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Congress and BJP have insulted Dalits: Mahesh

Mysuru, September 3:- A seminar on ‘Contribution of Dr B R Ambedkar for women empowerment’ was organised at a private hotel organised by BSP district wing. BSP state president N Mahesh inaugurated the programme. “BJP and Congress have insulted Dalits ...

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RK Singh, Who Arrested LK Advani 26 Years Ago, Takes Oath as Minister

It Was RK Singh who knocked on the door of the Circuit House where Mr Advani was staying and told the top BJP leader that he had a warrant for his arrest. NEW DELHI: RK Singh, then an IAS officer, ...

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Patidar leader Hardik Patel, aide detained in ‘assault’ case

“Hardik Patel was detained from Anand district today by the police and he will be handed over the Patan police, who will then formally arrest him in a case registered on Saturday against six people, including him,” police sources said. The ...

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At Lalu Prasad Yadav’s ‘BJP bhagao, desh bachao’ rally, 18 parties declare war on BJP

Holding Lalu in an embrace onstage was Sharad Yadav, the JD(U) rebel who declared, without naming Nitish, that the man who was once his “shadow” would now be punished for breaking the mahagathbandhan in Bihar by a new grand alliance ...

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Congress appoints 4 new working chiefs

AHMEDABAD: Inan apparent bid to woo different communities and give them representation in the scheme of things, the State Congress on Friday appointed four working presidents — Paresh Dhanani (Patidar), Kunwarji Bawalia (Koli), Dr Tushar Chaudhary (Tribal) and Dr Karsandas Soneri (Dalit). ...

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BJP chief Amit Shah, Smriti Irani take oath as Rajya Sabha MPs

Days after being elected to Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, BJP president Amit Shah took oath as the member of the Upper House of the Parliament today. Days after being elected to Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, BJP  president Amit Shah took oath as the ...

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No immersion on Oct 1 to avoid clash with Muharram: Mamata Banerjee

Speaking to puja organisers in Kolkata, Mamata said, “There will be no immersions on October 1 due to Muharram. However, immersions will resume on October 2 and continue till October 4 — the day before Lakshmi Puja.” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced ...

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Cow deaths in Chhattisgarh: As tale of corruption unfolds, Congress prepares stand against govt

In BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh, any perceived disrespect to the cow can invite serious trouble to human beings, but when cattle die in great numbers in gaushalas (cow shelters), it is hardly a matter of concern for anyone, least of all the authorities. As ...

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BJP sweeps Mira-Bhayander civic polls, Shiv Sena suffers big jolt

MUMBAI: The BJP on Monday swept the Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporationcivic polls after winning 61 of the 95 seats, leaving behind its ally Shiv Sena, which managed to win just 22 seats. In the 2012 polls, BJP had won 32 and ...

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No toilet in BJP party worker’s house where Amit Shah, Shivraj Singh Chouhan had lunch

Bhratiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah on Sunday during the third and last day of his visit to Madhya Pradesh had lunch at the residence of Kamal Singh Uike, a tribal party worker in the Sevania-Gaud area. Bharatiya ...

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Ashok Bajpai joins Uttar Pradesh BJP

Former SP MLCs Sarojini Agrawal, Bukkal Nawab and Yashwant Singh, and Thakur Jaiveer Singh, formerly a BSP MLC, joined the ruling party earlier. Samajwadi Party founder member Ashok Bajpai joined the BJP on Saturday, taking the total number of former MLCs, ...

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Run-up to Bypoll: As BJP intensifies Bawana campaign, Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari ‘attacked

Reacting to the attack on Tiwari, AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said, “The Delhi Police comes under the BJP-led Centre and should immediately investigate the attack.” On Saturday, the BJP’s campaign in Bawana, just ahead of the bypoll on August 23, ...

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Opposition show unity by organising rallies against BJP-RSS

Opposition parties are planning to organise joint rallies in BJP-ruled states, especially where Assembly polls are due in the next 2 years. The victory of Ahmed Patel in Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls and Congress swiping away all the seats in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh in the local body ...

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Narmada Bachao Andolan: Madhya Pradesh BJP leaders resign in protest after arrest of Medha Patkar

Dhar, Madhya Pradesh: In protest against jailing of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar after “framing her in false charges”, the office-bearers of Kadmal unit of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh on Friday resigned en masse. Patkar ...

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Amit Shah hails Modi govt’s ‘clean’ record, development plank

BJP president Amit Shah on Friday said not a single corruption charge has been leveled against the Narendra Modi government in the last three years. BJP president Amit Shah on Friday said not a single corruption charge has been levelled ...

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ACB files two FIRs against Yeddyurappa, BJP cries foul

Cases pertain to de-notification of land when he was CM In what could spell fresh trouble for Bharatiya Janata Party Karnataka president and chief ministerial candidate B.S. Yeddyurappa, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) registered two FIRs against him in connection ...

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Over 150 cows dead in cow shelter owned by BJP leader at Chattisgarh

RAIPUR: On the same day when cow vigilantes assaulted a Muslim family in Bihar for allegedly having beef, 150 cows, in a cow shelter owned by a Chattisgarh BJP leader, reportedly died of “starvation or of lack of proper care” ...

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Amit Shah to arrive in Madhya Pradesh today, will conduct series of meetings in three-day visit

Bhopal: BJP chief Amit Shah will attend a series of meetings, including that of state unit office bearers, address students, release a book and meet heads of various social groups during a visit to Madhya Pradesh beginning on Friday. Shah was ...

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17 Oppn parties get together to attack PM Modi

A total of 17 Opposition parties came together on Thursday against what they termed a “divisive rule” of the Narendra Modi government, prompting the ruling BJP to call the grouping an “alliance of losers, facing corruption charges”. Rebel JD-U leader ...

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Amit Shah holds BJP leaders’ strategy meet for 2019 general elections, aims to bag over 350 seats

New Delhi: Sounding the bugle for the next general election, BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday chaired a meeting of party leaders in New Delhi to chalk out a strategy for “Mission 2019” and on ways to bag more than 350 ...

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Sharad Yadav’s show of strength with opposition parties on Thursday

In an another move towards an impending split in JD(U), its senior leader Sharad Yadav announced that he would organise a ‘Sajha Virasat Bachao Sammelan’ on Thursday, August 17, aimed at saving India’s “composite culture”, at the Constitution Club here. ...

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Patidar Anamat Anadolan Samithi asks Surat police not to allow BJP events

The PAAS leaders told Police Commissioner Satish Sharma that such events will instigate the Patidar community and law and order situation will be disrupted. Patidar Anamat Anadolan Samithi (PAAS), which has been demanding job quota for Patidars, on Wednesday submitted ...

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Cruel treatment with minorities in India

The so-called largest democracy in the world treats all minorities in the country poorly and cruelly. An alliance of Indian-American groups recently declared that human rights abuses against social and religious minorities in India have been on the rise under ...

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Mehbooba Mufti hails PM remark, ally BJP says call on Article 35A not now

In Jammu, Mehbooba Mufti’s alliance partner and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said the BJP will take a call on issues like Article 370 and Article 35 A when it forms a government on its own in J&K Hours after ...

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BJP’s Meteoric Rise Is Ringing Alarm Bells Even Among Its NDA Allies

The unprecedented growth of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), especially in the last three years, is ringing alarm bells even among its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) allies. Like the BJP’s political opposition, its allies also fear being squeezed out. The ...

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Lok Sabha elections to be advanced to sync with state polls next year?

NEW DELHI: The possibility of aligning a significant number of state polls with the next Lok Sabha election is being discussed in government circles with the scenario hinging on advancing national polls, along with a few state elections, in sync ...

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Rahul accuses BJP of letting down the poor

Congress vice-president slams tax concessions for rich Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday unleasheda scathing attack on the BJP for letting down the poor and marginalised sections while pleasing the rich with huge tax concessions and waiver of corporate loans. ...

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Maratha Kranti Morcha: Sambhaji Raje, Nitesh Rane hijack rally; BJP sends protesters home with rehashed promises

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is on the top of the world right now. Not only did he manage to save his government from any unnecessary criticism, he also sent the protesters home without making a noise. The fact that ...

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Lok Sabha: Congress, BJP spar over attack on Rahul’s car

The Lok Sabha adjourns for the day without undertaking any serious business as Congress members stage noisy protest The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Tuesday without undertaking any serious business as Congress members staged a noisy protest ...

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Man dies after BJP leader ‘holds up’ ambulance

Delhi:-The police here have launched a probe after a man claimed that his uncle died while being rushed to a hospital as a local BJP leader held up the ambulance following a minor crash involving his car. Allegations trashed Arun ...

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Article 35A: Centre’s move for debate stirs hornet’s nest

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR: The Centre’s move seeking “larger debate” over Article 35A of the Constitution, which empowers the Jammu and Kashmir legislature to define “permanent residents” of the state and provide special rights and privileges to them, has triggered a political ...

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Kerala political killings: Ongoing stand-off between CPM, BJP is more than the usual one-upmanship

The hostility between the CPM and the BJP have been a part and parcel of Kerala’s political landscape but the present stand-off seems to be more than just the usual political one-upmanship. In what looks like more of an irreversible ...

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Haryana BJP chief’s son held for allegedly stalking disc jockey, drink-driving

The accused were arrested from the housing board light point, Manimjara, bordering Panchkula district of Haryana. Police have arrested two persons, including the son of Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief, for allegedly stalking a senior IAS officer’s daughter. Vikas ...

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In Kerala, a father asks ‘What did they get by killing my son?’

Sudarshan, however, seemed certain why his son was attacked: “The only crime he had committed was he worked for the BJP. After several youths in the area joined BJP, Rajesh had faced threat from the CPI(M).” ON SATURDAY, while CPI(M), ...

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