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Thursday, March 25, 2004
Sonia mingles with the crowd
KHARGONE (MADHYA PRADESH), MARCH 24. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, commenced the first lap of her two-day `Jan Sampark Abhiyan' (road journey) in Madhya Pradesh from Khandwa this morning. She earlier landed at Indore and flew down by ...
Congress disputes Advani's claim
NEW DELHI, MARCH 24.The Congress today disputed the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani's statement that the Bharatiya Janata Party was going to the people taking "our accounts book in hand, and unlike the Congress, we delivered what we had ...
Dharmendra joins BJP
NEW DELHI, MARCH 24.The former Bollywood `hero' Dharmendra, the new Bharatiya Janata Party recruit, was making his first political statement and, it seemed, he got a bit carried away. After displaying his freshly-signed party membership ...
I'm not in the race for Prime Ministership: Advani
KARNAL, MARCH 24.The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, has said that he is not in the race for Prime Ministership and claimed that the BJP will win over 300 Lok Sabha seats and form the Government under the leadership of the Prime Minister, ...
POLL THEME / PATEL POLITICS
Quake rehabilitation changes social landscape
In the aftermath of the 2001 earthquake in the Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat, a very different kind of social engineering has taken place. The process of rehabilitation has resulted in the economically and politically powerful Patel ...
Antony hard put to console angry farmers
It is only the month of March and the worst phase of the summer still looms ahead, past the May 10 polling day in Kerala. The Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, has been touring the districts in the past few days trying to console the farmers who ...
Army seeks changes in proxy voting norms
The Army wants proxy voting rights for its officers and jawans to be extended to their wives, many of whom live in Army family stations that are located too far away for them to travel to their homes to vote. While granting proxy voting rights to ...
A blitzkrieg no one can miss
It is a publicity blitzkrieg calculated to catch the attention of any passer-by on the roads in Vijayawada city. The Congress aspirant from the Vijayawada Lok Sabha constituency, Lagadapati Rajagopal, has hired almost all hoardings located at ...
POLL THEME / THE SHAHBUDDIN FACTOR
The growing clout of the MP from Siwan
Mohammed Shahbuddin, the Rashtriya Janata Dal MP from the Siwan Lok Sabha seat in Bihar, who has been under detention for the past eight months, does not strictly fit the description of a political detainee. The man portrayed as the `don of ...
The political couples of Orissa
When they tied the knot, they promised to stand by each other till death did them apart. But that certainly does not seem to hold in the case of all the `political couples' of Orissa. While a majority of them appear to be solidly behind each ...
And now, voters list with photos
Having introduced photo identity cards, the Election Commission is now getting ready to introduce voters lists with stamp-size photographs on an experimental basis. Kerala, which was the first State in the country to have the Electronic Voting ...
Phone campaign hearing put off
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to take up hearing on a public interest litigation seeking a stay on the election campaigning in the pre-recorded voice of the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on cell and fixed phones saying there ...
Sachin Pilot, Congress candidate from Dausa, Rajasthan
He is like a breath of fresh air in the suffocating political environment. Young and promising, and exuding optimism at 26 Sachin Pilot appears to have understood Indian politics well. "I firmly believe one can be honest, have a ...
Mamata doesn't know how to run party, says aide
Nayana Bandopadhyay, one of Nationalist Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's aides, has accused Ms. Banerjee of not knowing how to run a political party. Ms. Bandopadhyay, an actress and wife of the rebel Trinamul MP Sudip Bandopadhyay, ...
If L.K. Advani can have an air-conditioned rath, why not mafia don Arun Gawli? Gawli is contesting the coming Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai South Central on his Akhil Bharatiya Sena ticket. From his fortified headquarters in Dagdi Chawl, in ...
Q & A: Venkaiah Naidu
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