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Exclusive | Congress has blundered in getting Sonia Gandhi to lead the party: Subramanian Swamy
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Exclusive | Congress has blundered in getting Sonia Gandhi to lead the party: Subramanian Swamy

Subramanian Swamy talks about poll results in Gujarat, Himachal and Delhi, why he thinks Indian economy can do much better, how the Gandhis are decimating the Congress, and why Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination should be probed again

Why 'political prodigy' Minister Harsh Sanghavi is BJP’s rising son in Gujarat
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Why 'political prodigy' Minister Harsh Sanghavi is BJP’s rising son in Gujarat

Sanghavi is one of the young leaders who has come up the ranks from the state chief of BJP Yuva Morcha in 2010. He worked in the national BJYM with Union Minister Anurag Thakur

Delhi’s new Mayor will be from AAP since it has majority, says BJP in sharp U-turn
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Delhi’s new Mayor will be from AAP since it has majority, says BJP in sharp U-turn

Soon after the results were declared on Wednesday, however, the BJP had said that though the AAP had won with a thumping majority in the MCD elections, the Mayor’s election was still an open one and a contender from the party could well hold the post

Explained: Why BJP’s defeat in Himachal Pradesh will pinch Anurag Thakur more
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Explained: Why BJP’s defeat in Himachal Pradesh will pinch Anurag Thakur more

The BJP lost four out of five Assembly seats in Anurag Thakur’s Lok Sabha constituency Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh. The Union minister put all his weight behind the campaign, so what went amiss?

Explained: How BJP won seats in areas with significant Muslim populations
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Explained: How BJP won seats in areas with significant Muslim populations

The BJP’s sweeping victory in Gujarat is made even more impressive by the fact that it won 17 of 19 Assembly seats with a significant Muslim population. While some thought the AIMIM would play spoiler for the AAP and Congress, the party made little to no impact

In 68-member Himachal Pradesh assembly just one woman MLA will take oath
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In 68-member Himachal Pradesh assembly just one woman MLA will take oath

The BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress had fielded six, five and three women candidates, but only Reena Kashyap of BJP won the election. Kashyap, who had won Pachhad (SC) assembly bypoll in 2021, managed to retain her seat

Gujarat: As BJP registers landslide victory, Cong fails to secure enough seats to appoint Leader of Oppn in Assembly
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Gujarat: As BJP registers landslide victory, Cong fails to secure enough seats to appoint Leader of Oppn in Assembly

With the Congress securing just 17 seats and new entrant AAP winning five seats, it is very likely that none of the parties will be able to nominate the official Leader of the Opposition. A party needs 10 percent of the total strength in the Assembly to be able to nominate an LoP

Himachal Pradesh continues its tradition: How Congress defeated BJP in the hill state
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Himachal Pradesh continues its tradition: How Congress defeated BJP in the hill state

Its many poll promises, including the restoration of the Old Pension Scheme, seem to have worked in favour of the Congress which has defeated the BJP to form the next government in Himachal Pradesh

Gujarat’s historic win shows that voters trust only BJP and its ability to take tough decisions: PM Modi
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Gujarat’s historic win shows that voters trust only BJP and its ability to take tough decisions: PM Modi

Beginning his address to party workers gathered at the Delhi BJP headquarters with the clarion call of “Bharat Mata ki jai”, the PM dedicated the victory to the hard work put in by BJP cadre as he thanked them for the seventh straight win in Gujarat breaking the myth of a latent anti-incumbency wave

Bhupendra Patel to return as Gujarat CM: How the soft-spoken, low-profile Patidar leader rose up ranks
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Bhupendra Patel to return as Gujarat CM: How the soft-spoken, low-profile Patidar leader rose up ranks

Not much was known about Bhupendra Patel outside Ahmedabad before the BJP handpicked him to replace Vijay Rupani in September 2021. His elevation came over far bigger names such as the then deputy chief minister Nitin Patel, Praful Khoda Patel, and Mansukh Mandaviya

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander! BJP, Congress celebrate wins in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh
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Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander! BJP, Congress celebrate wins in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

It was a day of celebrations. As the votes were counted in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, both parties had a reason to smile. While the BJP recorded a historic win in Gujarat, the Congress was able to wrest power in the hill state

Himachal Pradesh continues its trend of alternating governments as Congress storms to power
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Himachal Pradesh continues its trend of alternating governments as Congress storms to power

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said, 'Heartfelt thanks to the people of Himachal Pradesh for this decisive victory. Hearty congratulations to all Congress workers and leaders. Your hard work and dedication are truly behind this victory'

Himachal Pradesh Election Results 2022: Outgoing CM Jai Ram Thakur resigns; Congress chief Kharge thanks voters
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Himachal Pradesh Election Results 2022: Outgoing CM Jai Ram Thakur resigns; Congress chief Kharge thanks voters

Himachal Pradesh Election 2022 Results: Polling for 68 assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh was held on 12 November, with the state recording a 75.6 per cent turnout, breaking the 2017 record

In Modi They Trust: How BJP set a record win in Gujarat
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In Modi They Trust: How BJP set a record win in Gujarat

It will always be Narendra Modi’s Gujarat. He might be in Delhi but he has done all he can for his home state. The results are for everyone to see. The Bharatiya Janata Party has outdone itself with the best-ever results in the state, racing ahead in 156 of the 182 seats

Bypoll Results 2022 LIVE: SP candidate Dimple Yadav wins Mainpuri parliamentary bypoll by over 2.8 lakh votes
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Bypoll Results 2022 LIVE: SP candidate Dimple Yadav wins Mainpuri parliamentary bypoll by over 2.8 lakh votes

Bypoll Results 2022 LIVE: The polling was held on December 5 in six assembly seats in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and in the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat

Delhi MCD results: Which party has the most crorepati councillors?
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Delhi MCD results: Which party has the most crorepati councillors?

According to the Association for Democratic Reforms report out of the 248 winning candidates analysed, 167 (67 per cent) are crorepatis. The BJP had the most councillors with assets worth more than Rs one crore, with 82. The AAP has 77 councillors who are self-declared crorepatis

Head-on | Message from Gujarat: Divided Opposition faces a rout in 2024 Lok Sabha election
Opinion

Head-on | Message from Gujarat: Divided Opposition faces a rout in 2024 Lok Sabha election

For the Opposition, the hope is that regional leaders set their egos and ambitions aside. If they don’t — as they did not in Gujarat — they could face a rout in 2024

From Jairam Thakur to Vikramaditya Singh, how the big names in Himachal Pradesh are faring thus far
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From Jairam Thakur to Vikramaditya Singh, how the big names in Himachal Pradesh are faring thus far

From BJP's Jairam Thakur to Congress' Vikramaditya Singh, know how the big names are faring so far in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2022

Gujarat 'Tsu-Namo': As Congress cowers, Kejriwal will nibble away at Opposition unity before 2024 Lok Sabha polls
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Gujarat 'Tsu-Namo': As Congress cowers, Kejriwal will nibble away at Opposition unity before 2024 Lok Sabha polls

Gujarat results coupled with victory in Punjab, Arvind Kejriwal would want to project himself as the face of a united Opposition before 2024, if at all anti-BJP parties decided to come together

The Seventh Wave: BJP breaks all records in Gujarat as 'Kejriwall' debris buries Congress
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The Seventh Wave: BJP breaks all records in Gujarat as 'Kejriwall' debris buries Congress

Everything has crumbled under the Bharatiya Janata juggernaut: the new Opposition, the old Opposition, the cliched themes of anti-incumbency and voter apathy, it's all gone, wiped out