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Punjab polls: BJP releases first list of 34 candidates, tickets to farmers' relatives, Sikhs and Dalits
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Punjab polls: BJP releases first list of 34 candidates, tickets to farmers' relatives, Sikhs and Dalits

BJP general secretary Tarun Chugh said that 12 candidates are from farmers' families, eight are from the Dalit community and 13 are from the Sikh community

UP Assembly polls: Congress releases 'youth manifesto'; want to build a 'new UP', says Rahul Gandhi
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UP Assembly polls: Congress releases 'youth manifesto'; want to build a 'new UP', says Rahul Gandhi

In the manifesto, the party resolved to fill the "massive backlog" of jobs in the public sector and promised 20 lakh jobs of which eight lakh would be for women.

Bhabanipur bypoll: CPI(M)'s Srijib Biswas to take on TMC chief Mamata Banerjee
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Bhabanipur bypoll: CPI(M)'s Srijib Biswas to take on TMC chief Mamata Banerjee

TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee has to win this by-poll to retain her chief minister's post. The bypolls are on 30 September while votes will be counted on 3 October

Gujarat chief ministers after Narendra Modi fail to live up to his legacy
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Gujarat chief ministers after Narendra Modi fail to live up to his legacy

Unlike Modi, who served in the top office for more than 12 years, both Anandiben Patel and Vijay Rupani quit before their terms could end

Uttarakhand Assembly Elections: Congress releases first list of 53 candidates
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Uttarakhand Assembly Elections: Congress releases first list of 53 candidates

The names of former chief minister Harish Rawat and Harak Singh Rawat, who joined the party only on Friday, did not figure in the first candidate list of the party

Manipur Assembly election 2022: Congress releases list of 40 canditates, ex-CM Okram Ibobi Singh to contest from Thoubal
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Manipur Assembly election 2022: Congress releases list of 40 canditates, ex-CM Okram Ibobi Singh to contest from Thoubal

Former deputy chief minister and former president of Manipur Pradesh Congress Gaikhangam will be contesting from Nungba (ST) Assembly seat

Ban on election rallies extended till 31 Jan; EC relaxes curbs for phase 1, 2
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Ban on election rallies extended till 31 Jan; EC relaxes curbs for phase 1, 2

Initially, election rallies and roadshows were banned until 15 January and were later extended till 22 January

Akhilesh Yadav's Karhal candidature is an SP attempt to reclaim Yadav belt from Firozabad to Kannauj
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Akhilesh Yadav's Karhal candidature is an SP attempt to reclaim Yadav belt from Firozabad to Kannauj

The Samajwadi Party feels that with Akhilesh Yadav’s candidature from Karhal and the patch-up with Shivpal Singh Yadav, the party can reclaim its stronghold area. But the BJP is in no mood to let that happen

Uttar Pradesh elections 2022: How Congress lost Bhatta-Parsaul, ground zero of Rahul Gandhi's first successful agitation
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Uttar Pradesh elections 2022: How Congress lost Bhatta-Parsaul, ground zero of Rahul Gandhi's first successful agitation

Disillusioned by political parties, many in the twin villages of Bhatta-Parsaul are planning to opt for NOTA this time

UP polls: BSP chief Mayawati releases second list of 51 candidates, announces new slogan
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UP polls: BSP chief Mayawati releases second list of 51 candidates, announces new slogan

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said, "This time we have given the slogan ‘Har polling booth ko jitana hai, BSP ko satta mein lana hai’ (every polling booth has to be won, BSP has to be brought to power)"

Akhilesh Yadav to fight UP Assembly polls for first time, will contest from stronghold Karhal
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Akhilesh Yadav to fight UP Assembly polls for first time, will contest from stronghold Karhal

One must note that the SP chief has never contested a state election. When he became the Uttar Pradesh chief minister in 2012, he took the Legislative Council route

Goa Assembly Polls: Former Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar to quit BJP after being denied ticket
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Goa Assembly Polls: Former Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar to quit BJP after being denied ticket

Parsekar was selected to head the state after the then chief minister Manohar Parrikar was inducted into the Union cabinet as the Defence Minister

'Unparalleled record': 60% of MLAs in Goa switched parties in last five years, says ADR report
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'Unparalleled record': 60% of MLAs in Goa switched parties in last five years, says ADR report

After defections and resignation of MLAs, the current strength of the Congress in the House is two, while that of the BJP is 27

Many in Punjab Congress want Charanjit Channi to be CM face for upcoming Assembly polls
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Many in Punjab Congress want Charanjit Channi to be CM face for upcoming Assembly polls

The Congress high command has so far maintained that the party will fight the February 20 elections to the 117-member assembly under a "collective leadership"

Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022: BJP names 85 more candidates for upcoming polls
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Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022: BJP names 85 more candidates for upcoming polls

The list also includes incumbent MLA Hariom Yadav, a relative of Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav

Why is #JusticeforLavanya trending: Tamil Nadu student kills self after facing 'abuse' from hostel warden
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Why is #JusticeforLavanya trending: Tamil Nadu student kills self after facing 'abuse' from hostel warden

The death of a class 12 student, Lavanya, in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur has taken a political turn as her family and the BJP alleged that the girl ended her life as she was constantly being pressured to convert to Christianity.

Goa polls: Utpal Parrikar quits BJP, to contest election from Panaji as Independent
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Goa polls: Utpal Parrikar quits BJP, to contest election from Panaji as Independent

The son of former Goa chief minister late Manohar Parrikar wanted to contest the Assembly elections for BJP from Panaji, where the ruling party has fielded incumbent MLA Atanasio Monserrate

Congress didn't respond to Shiv Sena's pre-poll alliance plan in Goa says Sanjay Raut
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Congress didn't respond to Shiv Sena's pre-poll alliance plan in Goa says Sanjay Raut

The electoral battle for Goa has become multi-cornered with the entry of Mamata Banerjee-led TMC and aggressive campaigning by the Aam Aadmi Party

Uttarakhand Assembly elections: BJP shows preference for Congress defectors in first list
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Uttarakhand Assembly elections: BJP shows preference for Congress defectors in first list

It is not unlikely that a few more Congress defectors find place in the party's second list of 11 candidates, to be announced soon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitches for 'double engine' development in Manipur
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitches for 'double engine' development in Manipur

The prime minister said that obstacles in the growth journey of the state have been removed and the next 25 years are the 'Amrit Kaal' of Manipur's development