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  • Rashid Alvi terms Congress's spokesperson list immaterial 4 hours 17 minutes ago

    Embarrassed by a string of public disagreements, the party has issued a gag order with the Congress media department head Ajay Maken ruling that only spokespersons were authorised to speak. ...
  • With Modi as PM, India's credibility crisis has ended: Amit Shah 4 hours 42 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesdasysaid that India's "credibility crisis" has ended under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the country has started earning respect in the world. Speaking at the felicitation function of the Prime Minister at Adalaj here, Shah also expressed hope that India would emerge...
  • People have started voting for 'Modi-free' India: Congress 5 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Buoyed by the bypoll verdict, Congress on Tuesday had a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that within 100 days of his rule, people have started voting for a 'Modi-free India". Party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi also said on Twitter that BJP chief Amit...
  • Did not receive any letter on PPP audit from Vinod Rai, says Chidambaram 5 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that he did not receive any communication from ex-CAG Vinod Rai on the audit of PPP projects. "I do not recall any address to me by the CAG on the subject. I have since confirmed that no letter was addressed...
  • BJP's Laxmikant Bajpai blames SP for communal clashes in UP, love jihad 5 hours 42 minutes ago

    BJP Uttar Pradesh chief Laxmikant Bajpai has accused the ruling Samajwadi Party of trying to divide people on the basis of religion in the state Speaking to CNN-IBN, Bajpai said, "BJP has won polls on the basis of governance and that remains our plank." ...
  • BJP's polarisation strategy fails in UP, SP makes a comeback, Congress recovers in bypolls 5 hours 57 minutes ago

    Just months after its biggest ever victory in the Lok Sabha polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday faced a big jolt when the results of bypolls in 32 Assembly and 3 Lok Sabha seats was announced. The BJP's polarisation formula seems to have worked in favour of its...
  • NGO run by Salman Khurshid, wife may face CBI probe: Sources 6 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: An NGO run by former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid and his wife Louise Khurshid may face a CBI probe, sources say. The case came to light during the UPA regime when a trust associated with the Congress leader was accused of malpractices. When asked, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister,...
  • By-poll results positive, would push seat-deal with NCP: Congress 7 hours 3 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra unit of Congress on Tuesday said that by-election results from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on Tuesday were a morale-booster for the party cadre, and would also lead to speedy finalisation of seats-sharing deal with the NCP for the coming assembly elections in the state. ...
  • BJP's defeat in Rajasthan not surprising: Ashok Gehlot 7 hours 55 minutes ago

    As Congress bagged three out of the four seats that went to bypolls, former CM Ashok Gehlot took a dig at BJP saying, "Results are not surprising, there is anger among people against govt for not delivering." BJP won just one seat. ...
  • Modi government's honeymoon period over: Congress on bypoll results 8 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday termed the results of Assembly bypolls, in which BJP suffered major reverses, as "good omen" for the secular forces and said it should ring alarm bells in the saffron party as people have rejected the "politics of polarisation". Saying that "Modi government's honeymoon period with...
  • Bypoll results: Has BJP's strategy of polarising electorate backfired? 9 hours 25 minutes ago

    The 33 Assembly and 3 Lok Sabha seats bypoll results have surely come as a big shocker for the ruling BJP at the Centre. After a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections in May, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP has tasted its first major defeat. The biggest...
  • BJP eyes 2016 West Bengal Assembly polls after winning Basirhat South 9 hours 58 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Buoyed by its performance in the Assembly bye-elections where the party has secured a win from the Basirhat Dakshin seat, the BJP central leadership is now eyeing the Kolkata civic elections slated for next year and the 2016 Assembly elections to make West Bengal TMC free. BJP National Secretary Siddharth...
  • KK Paul takes charge as Mizoram Governor 10 hours 3 minutes ago

    Aizawl: Meghalaya governor Krishan Kant Paul, appointed by President Pranab Mukherjee to take additional charge of Mizoram was today sworn-in as the Mizoram governor. Judge of Aizawl Bench of the Gauhati High Court Justice LS Jamir administered the oath of office to Paul at a function at the Aizawl Raj...
  • Bypoll jolt to BJP after massive win in Lok Sabha polls 10 hours 12 minutes ago

    The BJP has received a jolt in the bypolls ahead of assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana. In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP which almost swept the Lok Sabha polls has managed to win just 2 out of total 11 assembly seats that went to by-polls. The ruling Samajwadi Party has...
  • BJP MP Yogi Adityanath defensive, says not allowed to campaign in all bypoll seats 10 hours 24 minutes ago

    Reeling from the loss of bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party's star camapaigner Yogi Adityanath has pegged the blame on the fact that he was not allowed to campaign in all 10 bypoll seats. "I haven't seen the results but they are dependent on a lot of factors. I...
  • Bypoll drubbing is a message to Modi and Shah from hinterland India 11 hours 4 minutes ago

    The drubbing of the BJP in UP is a 'watershed' event. One might ask why employ such an adjective for by-elections which merely change how many are sitting on which side of the aisle in the state legislature. Well, here's why: 1) Even though people have voted in a single party...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu-led government completes 100 days 11 hours 7 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu who completed 100 days in office on Tuesday said that he would "not celebrate" the occasion. "I am not celebrating (the first) 100 days in office. My only objective is to take the crisis-ridden state forward towards the path of development," he...
  • My experience in Gujarat has helped me in Delhi: Narendra Modi 9 hours 29 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his hometown Ahmedabad on Tuesday, a day ahead of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping's visit to Gujarat. This is Modi's first visit to the state since taking over as Prime Minister. Jinping visits Gujarat on Wednesday, also Modi's birthday. In Ahmedabad, Modi addressed Bharatiya Janata...
  • Bypolls: 'Good days' for SP & Congress, BJP suffers a shock defeat 10 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The 33 Assembly and 3 Lok Sabha seats bypoll results have surely come as a big shocker for the ruling BJP at the Centre. After a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections in May, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP has tasted its first major defeat....
  • Bypoll results: BJP suffers reverses in Rajasthan, UP 11 hours 52 minutes ago

    Bharatiya Janata Party suffered a jolt in Rajasthan winning just one of the four seats and was losing ground in Uttar Pradesh where Samajwadi Party(SP) was ahead during counting of votes in the bypolls on Tuesday exactly four months after it swept the two states in Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • People have voted against Central government, says Mukul Roy 12 hours 12 minutes ago

    Trinamool Congress on Tuesday claimed that 'Modi magic' has gone pale in the 100 days of BJP-led NDA being in power at the Centre and asserted that people have reposed their faith in Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal. TMC General Secretary Mukul Roy said, "Central government trying to malign Mamata...
  • Local units should introspect where we went wrong, says Uma Bharti 12 hours 22 minutes ago

    Facing reverses in some seats in the Assembly bypolls, the BJP on Tuesday said the results in some places were not according to its expectations. Union Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said, "state workers, leaders must introspect over defeat. Modi's popularity is increasing day by day." ...
  • Sena backs Sakshi Maharaj's remarks, says Madrassas have become 'factories for jehadis' 12 hours 25 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday backed Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sakshi Maharaj's remarks that children studying in Madrassas are trained to become terrorists. An editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamna has repeated Maharaj's assertion that Madrassas have become "factories for jehadis". The editorial also questioned the benefit of religious education provided...
  • Assembly bypoll results a defeat of PM Modi, his agenda: Congress 12 hours 40 minutes ago

    The Congress seemed to be on the road of revival after its performance in the Assembly bypolls. Party spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit said, "This election has to be seen as much as a defeat of Narendra Modi and his agenda and what his government has done in three months as a...
  • Assembly bypoll results should be seen in local perspective: BJP 13 hours 2 minutes ago

    The Bharatiya Janata Party suffered a serious jolt in the Assembly bypolls as it performed below expectation and failed to retain some of its seats. Party spokesperson Nalin Kohli said, "We have retained Vadodara, the SP has retained its Mainpuri. Nothing has changed from the national perspective. These results should...
  • People have moved beyond love jihad: Sachin Pilot on Congress's victory in Rajasthan bypolls 14 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Congress was in a celebration mode in Rajasthan as the party won three out of four seats in the state in the recently held bypolls. Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot thanked people and said that it was the result of the party's hard work in the past...
  • Congress wrests three Assembly seats from BJP in Rajasthan 14 hours 26 minutes ago

    Jaipur: In a jolt to the Vasundhara Raje government, the opposition Congress on Tuesday wrested three Assembly seats of Weir, Nasirabad and Surajgarh from the ruling BJP which could retain only the Kota seat. Out of four Assembly seats which went to polls on September 13, BJP managed to win only...
  • Bharatiya Janata Party makes inroads into West Bengal Assembly, TMC retains Chowringhee 11 hours 48 minutes ago

    Kolkata: BJP on Tuesday made its debut in the West Bengal Assembly by winning the Basirhat Dakshin seat while Trinamool Congress retained the prestigious Chowringhee seat. BJP's Shamik Bhattacharya won the Basirhat Dakshin seat in North 24 Parganas district by a margin of 1742 votes against its nearest Trinamool Congress rival...
  • Bypoll results: People have voted against communal forces, says UP CM 15 hours 1 minutes ago

    The Samajwadi Party took a huge lead in the bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, making its way ahead in nine out of 11 seats. The BJP could gain in only two seats. ...
  • Gujarat: Bharatiya Janata Party retains Vadodara Lok Sabha seat; wins 6 Assembly seats, Congress 3 13 hours 15 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday retained the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat which was vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP candidate Ranjanben Bhatt surged ahead of rival Congress nominee Narendra Rawat to bag the seat. Bypoll results for nine Assembly seats also come out out of which...

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People have started voting for 'Modi-free' India: Congress

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi also said on Twitter that BJP chief Amit Shah may have to apply for a new job in the party in the wake of the electoral reverses.