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`Coalition dharma if Congress does not have majority on its own'
NEW DELHI, MAY 10.The Congress today said that its president, Sonia Gandhi, would lead the government in case the party got a majority on its own; otherwise the coalition partners would take a collective decision on who would lead the new ...

Advani, Jaswant meet Vajpayee
NEW DELHI, MAY 10. A few hours after polling began today, the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, and the Finance Minister, Jaswant Singh, met the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, at his residence and held talks for nearly two ...

Behind-the-scenes bargaining begins
NEW DELHI, MAY 10.The exit polls indicated a tight finish, with the strong possibility of a hung Lok Sabha, and the big parties began their hunt for allies. While the Samajwadi Party-Rashtriya Lok Dal combine, the Bahujan Samaj Party, the ...

70 per cent polling in West Bengal; two killed
KOLKATA, MAY 10. Two persons were killed and 18 injured in stray incidents during polling in West Bengal today with nearly 70 per cent of the 4.74-crore electorate casting their votes to elect 42 MPs from among 355 candidates. "Polling was ...

43.6 p.c. turnout in J&K
UDHAMPUR/DODA, MAY 10. The fourth phase of polling in Jammu and Kashmir ended today on a peaceful note with a voter turnout of 43.6 per cent. Talking to mediapersons here, the State Chief Electoral Officer, B.L. Namesh, said, "polling in the ...

Women voters undeterred
KISHTWAR/DODA, MAY 10. Despite threats from militants and the violence witnessed in the past few days, a significant number of people, particularly women, came out to cast their vote in the Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency today. There was ...

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