Elections 2014

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No clear winner in J&K exit polls: Will NC-PDP form an impossible alliance?
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No clear winner in J&K exit polls: Will NC-PDP form an impossible alliance?

Most exit polls have revealed that no clear winner in Jammu and Kashmir. Prudence then suggests that the state’s major regional parties-the NC and the PDP join hands and collaborate.

How BJP became the No 1 party in J&K and what this means
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How BJP became the No 1 party in J&K and what this means

By a curious roll of the electoral dice, the BJP is J&K's biggest party in terms of vote share. This was due to low polling in Kashmir valley. This trend, if it accentuates in the coming assembly polls, will change equations in Kashmir.

Smriti Irani row: Verbal duel intensifies between BJP, Cong
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Smriti Irani row: Verbal duel intensifies between BJP, Cong

Smriti Irani's educational qualifications led to a full-blown war of words between the Congress and the BJP, as the former on Wednesday intensified protest against an "undergraduate" being appointed human resource development minister whereas the BJP countered it with questions on Sonia Gandhi's academic background.

Good luck Prime Minister Modi, you now decide your place in history
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Good luck Prime Minister Modi, you now decide your place in history

The real task for Narendra Modi begins now. You have several advantages to begin with and many pitfalls to watch out for. Let’s discuss them and finally, your place in history will depend on how you work your way through it all. Let’s begin with the pluses you have.

Prithviraj Chavan meets Sonia Gandhi to discuss poll debacle
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Prithviraj Chavan meets Sonia Gandhi to discuss poll debacle

Sunday's meeting took place in the backdrop of Congress leadership grappling with the issue of possible in party-ruled states where it performed poorly in the polls.

Elections 2014: Why Indians didn't want to waste their vote
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Elections 2014: Why Indians didn't want to waste their vote

In case you think the I-don’t-want-to-waste-my-vote syndrome is typically a non-metro or rural feature, then you are being supercilious.

Bihar: Nitish not headed to Rajya Sabha, says JD(U) chief
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Bihar: Nitish not headed to Rajya Sabha, says JD(U) chief

The reports of Kumar going to Rajya Sabha arose in view of vacancy of three seats in the Upper House of Parliament from Bihar after victory of three existing members in the Lok Sabha poll.

Modi's mandate is larger than you think: more like 40%
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Modi's mandate is larger than you think: more like 40%

The BJP's vote share of 31 percent looks small, but if you consider that the party contested only 428 seats, its actual vote share is much higher - 40 percent. This is actually an unprecedented mandate in post-Rajiv India.

Nitish to live now on Lalu's street
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Nitish to live now on Lalu's street

Bitter rivals in Bihar politics Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad will be neighbours now after the JD(U) top leader abdicated power as Chief Minister in the face of severe drubbing in the recent Lok Sabha election.

CPI (M) MP from Kerala wants Modi to enact Women's Reservation Bill
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CPI (M) MP from Kerala wants Modi to enact Women's Reservation Bill

Sreemathi, who won from Kannur, sought to know whether Modi would give priority to this long-pending legislation and prove his words are matched by action.

Hope Modi attends General Assembly, climate change summit: Ban ki-Moon
World

Hope Modi attends General Assembly, climate change summit: Ban ki-Moon

UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon "very much" hopes that Narendra Modi attends the UN General Assembly here later this year and particularly participate in the climate change summit, a top official of the world body said today.

Meet Vikas Pandey, the man who led BJP's social media campaign
India

Meet Vikas Pandey, the man who led BJP's social media campaign

"Though Facebook was our main focus, we also got many volunteers from Twitter and Google+," Pandey told IANS.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik stakes claim to form government
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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik stakes claim to form government

The BJD, led by Patnaik, secured a stunning victory in both the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections held simultaneously last month, winning 117 and 20 seats respectively.

Putin congratulates Modi; hopes to improve relations
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Putin congratulates Modi; hopes to improve relations

"We highly appreciate traditionally friendly relations between the two countries based on the declaration of strategic partnership," Putin said to Modi in a congratulatory message.

Saffron surge puts Delhi out of AAP's reach in fresh assembly polls
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Saffron surge puts Delhi out of AAP's reach in fresh assembly polls

Delhi’s voters, who gave AAP a dream chance to govern in December, turned decisively in favour of BJP in the Lok Sabha polls last month.

Speaker to decide on Leader of Opposition status to Congress
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Speaker to decide on Leader of Opposition status to Congress

The officials said there are two laws dealing with the matter and a book "Directions by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha" also deals with the issue.

Dynasty's decline: Cong answer to flop Rahul can't be Priyanka
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Dynasty's decline: Cong answer to flop Rahul can't be Priyanka

The Pavlovian response of the Congressman to defeat is to change Rahul and bring in Priyanka. Or ask Sonia to take more active interest in the party's affairs. It is time they realised that their nirvana lies outside Dynasty

Varanasi Flashback: Noisy election drowns in river older than democracy
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Varanasi Flashback: Noisy election drowns in river older than democracy

This is an audio portayal - a soundscape of Varanasi if you will, that maps how the sounds of India's most important election reached a crescendo and then died down.

Modi-Shivraj magic swamps Cong in Madhya Pradesh
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Modi-Shivraj magic swamps Cong in Madhya Pradesh

The BJP just failed to accomplish a clean sweep in Madhya Pradesh, ending up with 27 of the 29 Lok Sabha seats to record it best tally. The Congress which had 12 seats in the outgoing House was down ten, just managing to hang on to Chhindwara and Guna.

Not Modi or BJP, 'secular' parties fooled Muslims yet again
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Not Modi or BJP, 'secular' parties fooled Muslims yet again

Muslim representation has fallen to its lowest level since independence. Don't blame the BJP for it. Our phony secularists must take the blame for leading Muslims up the garden path and leaving them stranded in isolation.