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Monday, March 22, 2004
Congress misused Article 356: Advani
NARSIMPUR (MADHYA PRADESH), MARCH 21. Favouring simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, today accused the previous Congress Governments of misusing Article 356 and imposing too many elections on the ...
No objection to Sonia becoming PM, says Paswan
RAE BARELI, MARCH 21. The Lok Janshakti Party president, Ramvilas Paswan, today said the issue of the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi's foreign origin, raised by the BJP, was baseless and his party had no objection to her becoming Prime ...
JD(U), BJP resume talks
BANGALORE, MARCH 21. There is a glimmer of hope again for an electoral alliance between the Janata Dal (U) and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka, with negotiations between the two parties resuming in New Delhi on Saturday. After last ...
U.P. Congress leaders thank `vaastu' for Rahul's entry
LUCKNOW, MARCH 21. The Congress in Uttar Pradesh today thanked `vaastu shastra' for the entry of Rahul Gandhi into active politics. Yesterday, the State unit of the party had ordered the `trimming' of over 70 Ashoka trees within the party ...
Son of the soil, says Laloo
NEW DELHI, MARCH 21.``Rahul desh ka ladka hai, usko jitayengey (Rahul is the son of the soil, we will make him win,'' quipped the RJD supremo, Laloo Prasad Yadav, here today. He was responding to a question as to how he felt over the ...
Congress, JMM arrive at poll pact
NEW DELHI, MARCH 21.The Congress and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (Soren) finally arrived at an electoral understanding in Jharkhand with the JMM agreeing to contest three of the 14 Lok Sabha seats and engage in a "friendly contest" in two other ...
Shifting alignments could affect Northeast outcome
The coming Lok Sabha elections are being held in the hill states of the Northeast in a changed political context. In the last five years, all these small States have witnessed a change in the nature of the political competition leading to a shift ...
Ghisingh for tie-up with CPI (M)
On his first visit to this district since the Left Front announced its candidate for the Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency, West Bengal Chief Minister, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, urged leaders of the CPI (M) to step up campaigning for the party's ...
POLL THEME / THE GUJJAR QUESTION
Inventing a tribe to further political ends
Last month, a group of young men gathered outside the Gujjar Hostel in Poonch, raised slogans, and then started throwing stones at the students housed inside. No one was hurt in the incident, which barely made it to even the inside pages of local ...
A shot in the arm for the disabled
Even as the day temperature hovers over 40 degrees Celsius, nearly 1500 disabled people from various parts of the state, braving the heat, sit down under a shamiana to listen to the leaders of different parties at the first political convention ...
The marauders who attempted to loot a petrol pump owned by the senior Congress politician, Girija Vyas in Udaipur in Rajasthan last week turned out to be genuine that is, there was no political angle to the attempt, even though the half a ...
Only monks can vote here
It is an Assembly constituency with the sparsest of electorates, thinly spread across all the four districts of Sikkim. The voters are all Buddhist monks, both men and women, drawn from the Himalayan state's 51 monasteries perched on hill-tops. ...
Q & A: Laloo Prasad Yadav
The Rashtriya Janata Dal president,
Q & A: Mahendra Singh Tikait
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