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No role for Congress in government formation: Karat
PATHANAMTHITTA, APRIL 30. The CPI (M) politburo member, Prakash Karat, has said the Congress will not have any role in the formation of the next Government at the Centre, but the Left parties will play a crucial part. Mr. Karat told reporters ...
Basu favours a secular government
KOLKATA, APRIL 30. The veteran CPI(M) leader, Jyoti Basu, has ruled out the possibility of the BJP-led NDA getting a majority in the ongoing elections and hinted that his party's efforts would be to instal an alternative secular coalition ...
Vote NDA for stability, says Vajpayee
CHHINDWARA (M.P.), APRIL 30. The Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, today appealed to the people to vote the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance back to power at the Centre on the basis of its performance and for the sake of stability and the ...
AGP not to help NDA form government
GUWAHATI, APRIL 30. The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) said today that it would not extend support to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance to form a government at the Centre. The party vice-president, Biraj Kumar Sharma, said ...
Snowed under in J&K
SRINAGAR, APRIL 30. The Kashmir Valley today witnessed snowfall, for the first time after 1983 at this time of the year. It sent life out of gear and halted the election campaign in southern Kashmir. Rain had started on Thursday. The Chief ...
Swings, splits, vote shares and seats
The four-cornered contest developing in Uttar Pradesh is not likely to yield a decisive victory for any party, says Yogendra Yadav.
A yatra for people's power in Rajasthan
In a novel attempt to generate political awareness among the rural people, a "Jan Adhikar Yatra" (march for people's rights) wound its way through dozens of villages in southern Rajasthan for two weeks and culminated here after touching the State ...
Bakerwals won't vote because they're on the move
Thousands of people in the remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir will not be voting in the coming elections not because of any threat from the militants or poll boycott appeal, but because of their way of life. These are the shepherds of the ...
A veteran banks on being third time lucky
"Oh, Allah, I saw him." A beaming Modassar, 13, claps in excitement as Pranab Mukherjee, the Congress candidate for the Jangipur parliamentary constituency, steps out of his air conditioned jeep on a hot summer morning in village Chandigram in ...
In Nainital, Congress pulls out all the stops
The Nainital parliamentary constituency is in for a fierce battle between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party, with both doing their very best to ensure victory. Traditionally a Congress bastion, the constituency becomes all the more ...
Laloo planning to rig polls: JD(U)
New Delhi. April 30. The Janata Dal (United) today appealed to the Election Commission to relieve the Bihar Government officials from poll duty in Madhepura and to take direct charge of the conduct of elections in the Lok Sabha constituency. "We ...
At a time when political parties and candidates are trying to woo film and television stars to campaign for them in the Capital, the Congress candidate from Outer Delhi, Sajjan Kumar, remains unfazed by star power. When told that a few film ...
'Sukumaran Nambiar, BJP candidate, Chennai North Lok Sabha seat'
Q & A : E. Ahmed
'Secular front need of the hour'
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