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Congress poser after post-poll violence in Tripura: Should democracy only exist in Central India?

Lalit Shastri After post-poll violence and arson that left in its wake three persons dead and at least a hundred others injured in Tripura, the Congress party has come into the open and is questioning the state of democracy in the North-East. The Congress is saying that those who did not vote for the BJP

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BJP wants Kamal Nath to prove majority in the Assembly

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: On the conclusion of the seventh and final round of polling for the general election to the Lok Sabha and prediction by exit poll agencies on Sunday that Narendra Modi led NDA is returning to power at the Centre, politics has touched its peak in Madhya Pradesh with the leader of Opposition

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BJP questions Digvijay’s campaign; seeks action for violation of model code

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has blasted the Congress party’s poll campaign for party senior Digvijay Singh and lodged a complaint with the Chief Election Commissioner and the  State Chief Electoral officer accusing the Congress of violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by promising Congress workers and other citizens jobs if they

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Rahul Gandhi’s sop for the poor will eat into the vitals of economic growth

Lalit Shastri Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in the run up for the Lok Sabha election, today announced that five per cent of the poorest families in India will receive Rs. 72,000 per year. “We will wipe out poverty by guaranteeing minimum income to 50 million or 20 per cent of the poorest families, Rahul Gandhi

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Priyanka has charishma but her message has nothing to galvanize the support of any caste group

Newsroom24x7 Network Priyanka Gandhi’s “mammoth show of strength in Lucknow has demonstrated Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi’s ability to pull crowd and energise the Congress party cadre. Her message that she was for a “new brand of politics” has nothing to galvanize the support of any caste group and spur its movement towards the Congress’s

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Rural Loan waiver: Political expediency at the cost of fiscal consolidation

Lalit Shastri Even though farm loan waiver hampers fiscal consolidation it is considered politically expedient and touted as an essential solution to untimely deaths and suicides by farmers in India. After the National Front government, headed by V.P. Singh, had implemented a debt relief scheme in 1990, the UPA-I headed by Manmohan Singh implemented the

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Kamal Nath sworn-in as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister

Lalit Shastri   Bhopal: Kamal Nath, a former Union Minister, and a close associate of Sanjay Gandhi and confidante of the Gandhi family, was today (17 December 2018) sworn-in as the 18th Chief Minister of the Central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. In Jaipur, earlier today, Ashok Gehlot was sworn-in as Chief Minister and Sachin Pilot

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One Nation One Poll: Whose agenda is it anyway?

Lalit Shastri   As the BJP ruled States, including Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Rajasthan, where general election to the Assemblies is due later this year, have supported the idea of simultaeous polls, and BJP president Amit Shah has also written to the Law Commission on Monday (13 August 2018) to push the case for simultaneous

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BJP fails to polarise voters, bites dust in Kairana

Lalit Shastri New Delhi: Blasting all talk of a “still continuing Modi wave” and digging into the saffron clad UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s 2017 mandate, Tabassum Hasan, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate, has defeated Mriganka Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party to win the Kairana Parliamentary seat in Uttar Pradesh now ruled by

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Modi challenges Rahul to speek for 15 minutes in Karnataka without reading from a paper

Newsroom24x7 Network Santemaranahalli/Udupi/New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today threw a challenge at Congress President Rahul Gandhi by asking him to deliver a speech on the achievements of his party’s government in Karnataka in Hindi, English or the mother tongue of his mother (Italian) 15 minutes, without reading from a piece of paper. This was

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Lok Sabha fails to take up no-confidence motion against the Government

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker on Tuesday adjourned the House on the ground that it was not in order and the Lok Sabha again failed to take up notices for no-confidence motion against the government. At least 50 members are supposed to support a no-confidence notice for the House to start a debate.

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BJP gets clear majority in Tripura, BJP-NDPP are winners in Nagaland, Hung Assembly in Meghalaya

Newsroom24x7 Network Agartala/Kohima/Shillong: The BJP has continued its march to saffronise the North-East and won a majority in Tripura and also in Nagaland, along with its alliance partner the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP). The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has been in power in Nagaland in alliance with the BJP. During this general election this time,

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MP bye-elections: Point Counter Point

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: An NDTV bye-election analysis with the heading “Congress’ Madhya Pradesh Results Should Concern Rahul Gandhi” tries to ring the alarm bell for the Congress party instead of showing the full mirror to the ruling Bharatiya.Janata Party. The piece in question, obviously meant for the ignorant and the gullible, leaves aside almost every

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Civic polls in Madhya Pradesh: Downward slide for BJP during election year

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: The Nagar Palika election (Civic poll) results declared today by Madhya Pradesh State Election Commission shows that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s popularity graph is now falling and a large number of the urban voters have started withdrawing their support from a party that has ruled the State continuously since 2003 and

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