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'These opportunists will ruin our party's image,' BJP workers protest over TMC MLA's induction in party
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'These opportunists will ruin our party's image,' BJP workers protest over TMC MLA's induction in party

A day after TMC MLA Biswajit Das switched over to the BJP, saffron party workers of his assembly constituency protested and demanded his removal from the party claiming that he used to torture them. Das, two-time MLA of Bangaon Uttar, is the newest MLA of the TMC to switch sides. Local BJP MP Santanu Thakur said he will look into the matter.

Resignations of PCC chiefs won’t help Congress; party must strengthen Seva Dal, show door to dynastic non-performers
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Resignations of PCC chiefs won’t help Congress; party must strengthen Seva Dal, show door to dynastic non-performers

Unless Congress party sets accountability for each and every leader, and show the door to non-performers, the same set of senior leaders will be visible in the CWC meetings, brainstorming on their debacle after the Lok Sabha election in 2024

BJP Manifesto 2014 PDF: In last Lok Sabha polls, party had promised Ram Temple, good governance; download poll document here
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BJP Manifesto 2014 PDF: In last Lok Sabha polls, party had promised Ram Temple, good governance; download poll document here

The BJP's 52-page poll document, released by its then Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, at the party headquarters in Delhi, also pledged to provide good governance and inclusive development.

Congress Manifesto 2014 PDF: Here's what party promised last general election; download poll document here
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Congress Manifesto 2014 PDF: Here's what party promised last general election; download poll document here

The key focus for Congress' 2014 Lok Sabha Elections was widening the ambit of rights-based legislation to include healthcare and employment.

In Manipur, repealing AFSPA takes a backseat as political leaders shift focus to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
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In Manipur, repealing AFSPA takes a backseat as political leaders shift focus to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

In contrast to the recent elections in Manipur, AFSPA takes a back seat as civil societies and families continue their decades-long wait for justice

Manohar Parrikar's death will be personal loss to Narendra Modi: Late Goa CM played role in PM's scripting of history
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Manohar Parrikar's death will be personal loss to Narendra Modi: Late Goa CM played role in PM's scripting of history

By the end of October 2014, Modi served an ultimatum to Parrikar asking him to pack his bags within a week and join the Union Cabinet as defence minister

Beyond Budget 2018: How Modi's fashioning a sturdy vote bank by moving his social base towards rural India
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Beyond Budget 2018: How Modi's fashioning a sturdy vote bank by moving his social base towards rural India

Though the Budget aims to bring into its fold a varied section of subaltern society, the question is, how will it get translated into votes?

BJP leads in fielding candidates with criminal past in Himachal polls; reluctance to support lifetime ban is expected
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BJP leads in fielding candidates with criminal past in Himachal polls; reluctance to support lifetime ban is expected

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court toughened its stand on the issue, ordering the government to expedite trials of pending 1,581 cases against MPs and MLAs and to create special courts for the same.

Study raises questions on election expenses of MPs, including PM Modi and Advani
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Study raises questions on election expenses of MPs, including PM Modi and Advani

The poll expenses declared by political parties and their Members of Parliament show discrepancies, indicating that either of them is not giving correct figures.

Caught on the wrong foot: Kejriwal heard abusing Yadav, Bhushan in new sting
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Caught on the wrong foot: Kejriwal heard abusing Yadav, Bhushan in new sting

It cannot get worse than this for the image of the Aam Aadmi Party. Arvind Kejriwal used abusive language against senior party colleagues Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav and there’s no sign of remorse visible as all his loyalists get down to the task of defending him vigorously.

What's going on inside AAP: All you need to know about the Kejriwal vs Yadav spat
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What's going on inside AAP: All you need to know about the Kejriwal vs Yadav spat

Firstpost spoke to several AAP sources in both the factions and tried to make sense of the allegations and rebuttals.

Rahul Gandhi took 'too long to emerge', had worst election campaign, says new book
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Rahul Gandhi took 'too long to emerge', had worst election campaign, says new book

In the soon-to-be-released "Mandate: Will of the People" on India's recent political history, veteran journalist Vir Sanghvi looks at various issues.

Backing JD(U) to check communal forces: Lalu
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Backing JD(U) to check communal forces: Lalu

Prasad's party did not perform as expected in Lok Sabha polls in Bihar and the RJD chief said that BJP's handsome performance in the state was due to the "spread of communal poison at grassroots".

How RSS fuelled the growth of PM-elect Narendra Modi
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How RSS fuelled the growth of PM-elect Narendra Modi

Across India, thousands of RSS followers campaigned for Modi ahead of his victory last week, which saw his BJP win the first parliamentary majority in 30 years.

Stalin decides to quit, then withdraws resignation
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Stalin decides to quit, then withdraws resignation

Stalin, Karunanidhi's son, who had offered to resign from all the party posts after DMK's loss in Tamil Nadu has decided not to quit.

Modi meets Advani to discuss govt formation
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Modi meets Advani to discuss govt formation

Modi, who led the Bharatiya Janata Party to a thumping victory in the Lok Sabha elections, met Advani at the latter's residence here.

CWC meeting will introspect and seek what went wrong: Ahmed
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CWC meeting will introspect and seek what went wrong: Ahmed

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will meet on Monday to take stock of the party's worst Lok Sabha performance and chart the road ahead

Modi's LS polls victory dominates front pages across the world
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Modi's LS polls victory dominates front pages across the world

The BJP's victory was given extensive coverage by Pakistani media, with all leading English and Urdu newspapers publishing front-page headlines about the "controversial leader"

Election results 2014: Why Jagan was crushed by Naidu's TDP
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Election results 2014: Why Jagan was crushed by Naidu's TDP

Here's what went wrong for the YSRC leader and worked in favour of the TDP.

LS poll outcome was a setback to the party: Siddaramaiah
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LS poll outcome was a setback to the party: Siddaramaiah

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said the Lok Sabha poll outcome was a "setback" to the party at both national and state levels.