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  • Modi has accommodated more parties in his lap: Akhilesh

    Modi has accommodated more parties in his lap: Akhilesh  

    "Modiji says we have allowed the Congress to sit in our lap. But, his lap is comparatively bigger, hence, he has been able to give sitting space to a number of coalition partners," the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said at an elect...

    01 Mar 2017, 7.40 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Debate is whether BJP will get 2/3rd or 3/4th majority: PM

    Debate is whether BJP will get 2/3rd or 3/4th majority: PM  

    Sounding highly confident of the outcome of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in favour of BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the debate is now whether BJP will get two-third or three-fourth majority.

    01 Mar 2017, 6.14 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Campaigning to end tomorrow for phase-VI of Uttar Pradesh polls

    Campaigning to end tomorrow for phase-VI of Uttar Pradesh polls  

    Eyes will also be on Gorakhpur, the Lok Sabha constituency of firebrand BJP leader Yogi Adityanath, and Mau, where jailed gangster-turned-MLA Mukhtar Ansari is in the fray.

    01 Mar 2017, 11.32 am  |  Source: PTI

  • After a note ban, govt now wants `zuban-bandi`,`soch-bandi`:Cong

    After a note ban, govt now wants 'zuban-bandi','soch-bandi':Cong  

    Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said after the virulent attack on army martyr's daughter Gurmehar Kaur, who launched a tirade against ABVP, the country's culture and tradition is not to accept violent means to settle...

    01 Mar 2017, 8.38 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Private bill in LS to recall MPs, MLAs for non-performance

    Private bill in LS to recall MPs, MLAs for non-performance  

    "Logic and justice necessitate that if the people have the power to elect their representatives, they should also have the power to remove these representatives when they engage in misdeeds or fail to fulfil the duties," Varun sai...

    28 Feb 2017, 6.46 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • NDA leaders now talking of fractured verdict in UP: Akhilesh

    NDA leaders now talking of fractured verdict in UP: Akhilesh  

    Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his fractured mandate remark, saying those talking about getting 300 of the 403 seats are now giving indications of a coalition government.

    28 Feb 2017, 4.20 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • UP elections: Nearly 58% percent turnout in fifth phase

    UP elections: Nearly 58% percent turnout in fifth phase  

    The first four phases of UP polls this time saw voter turnouts of 64 per cent, 65 per cent, 61.16 per cent and 61 per cent respectively. The results will be declared on March 11.

    27 Feb 2017, 10.08 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • `Donkey` issue refuses to die down, PM targets Akhilesh again

    'Donkey' issue refuses to die down, PM targets Akhilesh again  

    The 'donkey' jibe issue refuses to die down as Prime Minister Narendra Modi again targeted Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh over it today and was joined by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

    27 Feb 2017, 9.52 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Moneycontrol`s Election Analytics Centre: Track assembly polls

    Moneycontrol's Election Analytics Centre: Track assembly polls  

    In particular, all eyes are on UP and Punjab, two key states in which the BJP faces a tough battle; the outcome could have a bearing on policy-making and economic reforms at the Centre.

    27 Feb 2017, 4.18 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • BJP will get clear majority in UP polls: Nirmala Sitharaman

    BJP will get clear majority in UP polls: Nirmala Sitharaman  

    Voting is on today for the fifth phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh's 51 assembly constituencies covering 11 districts.

    27 Feb 2017, 3.02 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Over 40% turnout till 2 PM in phase-V of Uttar Pradesh polls

    Over 40% turnout till 2 PM in phase-V of Uttar Pradesh polls  

    Polling is on by and large peacefully in 51 Assembly constituencies spread over 11 districts of the state.

    27 Feb 2017, 2.18 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Over 25% turnout till noon in phase-V of Uttar Pradesh polls

    Over 25% turnout till noon in phase-V of Uttar Pradesh polls  

    Polling is on by and large peacefully in 51 Assembly constituencies spread over 11 districts of the state.

    27 Feb 2017, 12.58 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • 12-13% turnout till 10 AM in phase-V of Uttar Pradesh polls

    12-13% turnout till 10 AM in phase-V of Uttar Pradesh polls  

    Polling is on for 51 Assembly constituencies spread over 11 districts of the state.

    27 Feb 2017, 11.00 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Modi pulled down the stature of PM`s office: Congress

    Modi pulled down the stature of PM's office: Congress  

    "The BJP is staring at an imminent defeat in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls and in desperation, Modi unleashed his divisive agenda by talking about 'shamshan and kabristan' (graveyard and cremation ground) and power during Ramzan an...

    27 Feb 2017, 8.28 am  |  Source: PTI

  • UP polls will end appeasement, casteism, dynastic rule:Amit Shah

    UP polls will end appeasement, casteism, dynastic rule:Amit Shah  

    Exuding confidence that BJP would form the next government in the state, Shah said, "Once the poll results are announced, it will signal the end of politics of appeasement, casteism and dynastic rule in the entire state".

    27 Feb 2017, 8.28 am  |  Source: PTI

  • SP-Congress tie-up an alliance of youth leaders: Akhilesh Yadav

    SP-Congress tie-up an alliance of youth leaders: Akhilesh Yadav  

    The SP chief's retort at an election rally here came against the backdrop of BJP president Amit Shah calling the pre-poll alliance as one "between two corrupt families - one from Delhi and the other from Lucknow."

    27 Feb 2017, 8.24 am  |  Source: PTI

  • UP Phase 5 polling begins amid tight security,all eyes on Amethi

    UP Phase 5 polling begins amid tight security,all eyes on Amethi  

    Prominent contestants in this phase include controversial minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati (SP), who will be facing Amita Singh (Congress) and Garima Singh (BJP) in Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Rahul Gandhi.

    27 Feb 2017, 7.48 am  |  Source: PTI

  • BJP means `Business Jalao Party`: Akhilesh Yadav on note ban

    BJP means 'Business Jalao Party': Akhilesh Yadav on note ban  

    Stung by 'SCAM' and 'KASAB' barbs, former Union minister and Congress leader Akhilesh Das today dubbed BJP as 'Business Jalao Party' for resorting to demonetisation last November.

    26 Feb 2017, 6.08 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • AIADMK seeks apology from Stalin for remarks on Jaya

    AIADMK seeks apology from Stalin for remarks on Jaya  

    The ruling AIADMK today took strong exception to certain remarks made against late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa by DMK leader MK Stalin and sought an "open apology" from him.

    25 Feb 2017, 5.04 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • BMC polls: Congress non-committal on backing Shiv Sena

    BMC polls: Congress non-committal on backing Shiv Sena  

    With elections to BMC throwing up a fractured verdict, thinking is strong in Maharashtra Congress that it should consider the option of enabling the Shiv Sena to foist its candidate as mayor of the civic body.

    25 Feb 2017, 11.42 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Maharashtra results no referendum on note-ban, says Chidambaram

    Maharashtra results no referendum on note-ban, says Chidambaram  

    The results of civic polls in Maharashtra should not be considered a referendum on the demonetisation, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said today.

    25 Feb 2017, 9.36 am  |  Source: PTI

  • No option but to come together: Gadkari on BJP-Sena in Mumbai

    No option but to come together: Gadkari on BJP-Sena in Mumbai  

    "The final decision on this issue has to be taken by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray. Both are mature and I am sure they will take the right decision," he said.

    24 Feb 2017, 2.50 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Shiv Sena & BJP in alliance fight after strong BMC show

    Shiv Sena & BJP in alliance fight after strong BMC show  

    The results of the urban civic body elections in Maharashtra including the all important cash-rich Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) proves that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continues to be the most buoyant political fo...

    24 Feb 2017, 12.22 pm  |  Source: Firstpost.com

  • List of ward-wise winners of BMC election 2017

    List of ward-wise winners of BMC election 2017  

    The results of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election has surprised everyone including the Shiv Sena, which hoped to gain a clear majority. In the initial phase of the polls, BJP was leading but by the end of the co...

    24 Feb 2017, 12.00 pm  |  Source: Firstpost.com

  • Maha Shivratri 2017: BJP gains in BMC a thumbs-up for note ban

    Maha Shivratri 2017: BJP gains in BMC a thumbs-up for note ban  

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) must be celebrating Mahashivratri in Maharashtra with slightly more fervour than usual, the festival coming a day after a resounding win for the party in local body elections in the state that many...

    24 Feb 2017, 12.00 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • BMC mayor will be from our party: Shiv Sena

    BMC mayor will be from our party: Shiv Sena  

    Indicating its unwillingness towards a post-poll alliance with BJP in the country's richest civic body, the Sena said its fight with the saffron party will continue and it will keep walking on the difficult path, whatever be the c...

    24 Feb 2017, 11.54 am  |  Source: PTI

  • The luckiest and richest candidates make it to BMC

    The luckiest and richest candidates make it to BMC  

    The results of the BMC election announced today threw up some surprises with a number of prominent names biting the dust, while quite a few candidates from political families made it to the general body of the country's richest ci...

    24 Feb 2017, 9.42 am  |  Source: PTI

  • BMC election results: Shiv Sena-BJP deal possible post stalemate

    BMC election results: Shiv Sena-BJP deal possible post stalemate  

    There was no clear winner with the Shiv Sena winning 84 seats and the BJP close on its heels at 82. Both parties did not rule out an alliance.

    23 Feb 2017, 9.59 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Shiv Sena will retain Mayor`s post: Uddhav Thackeray

    Shiv Sena will retain Mayor's post: Uddhav Thackeray  

    As uncertainty loomed large in the BMC polls due to a hung house, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today exuded confidence that the party will retain the coveted Mayor's post, even as he hesitated to give a definitive answer o...

    23 Feb 2017, 9.10 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Congress has become `a crowd around a fading dynasty`: Jaitley

    Congress has become 'a crowd around a fading dynasty': Jaitley  

    Elated by BJP's good show in civic polls in Odisha and Maharashtra, Finance Minister Arun Jatiley took potshots at the Congress, saying it has become "a crowd around a fading dynasty".

    23 Feb 2017, 7.54 pm  |  Source: PTI

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