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`Power in itself has never attracted me'
NEW DELHI, MAY 18.Following is the text of Sonia Gandhi's address to the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting here this evening where she announced her decision not to accept the Prime Minister's post. " Friends, "Throughout these past six ...

BSP to give issue-based support
NEW DELHI, MAY 18.The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will give "issue-based" support from outside to a Congress-led coalition at the Centre. In a letter addressed to the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the party said that it would support the ...

`DMK will decide within weeks'
NEW DELHI, MAY 18. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president, M. Karunanidhi, said today that his party was firm on its stand not to participate in a Congress-led government at the Centre at present. The party would take a decision "after watching ...

NDA will attend swearing-in if it is not Sonia
NEW DELHI, MAY 18. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) today decided not to carry out its threat of boycotting the swearing-in ceremony of the new Prime Minister if it was someone other than the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi. After an ...

CPI(M) panel sets out contours of CMP
NEW DELHI, MAY 18. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has proposed a five-pronged policy orientation for the new government — restoring the secular character of the state and its institutions, following an independent foreign policy, ...

Congress choice acceptable to us: allies
NEW DELHI, MAY 18. Having failed in their bid to persuade the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, to reverse her decision not to accept the Prime Minister's post, the allies declared that they would accept whoever the party chose as its leader. Two ...

Confusion outside 10 Janpath
NEW DELHI, MAY 18. Confusion reigned supreme outside 10 Janpath for the greater part of the day today as soon as word got out that the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, had decided not to don the mantle of Prime Minister. And today, the crowds ...

Fervent pleas failed to persuade Sonia
NEW DELHI, MAY 18. Despite intense pressure to reconsider her decision not to head a Congress-led coalition government, Sonia Gandhi, chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary Party, tonight firmly stuck to her stand and declined the top ...

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  • Girls fare better in ICSE, ISC exams
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  • Navy guns down 3 Pakistani fishermen
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