Lok Sabha Elections 2014

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Populism to Rahul's magic: Six impossible things Congress still believes in
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Populism to Rahul's magic: Six impossible things Congress still believes in

Notwithstanding the shock treatment it got in the 2014 Lok Sabha, in its first 100 days in the opposition the Congress continues to believe in half a dozen impossible things. Take a look.

Cong to head five parliamentary committees after failing to get LoP
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Cong to head five parliamentary committees after failing to get LoP

Congress members M Veerappa Moily, Shashi Tharoor and P Bhattacharya will now head the important committees on Finance, External Affairs and Home respectively.

J&K: Will elections mark the end of the Abdullah 'dynasty'?
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J&K: Will elections mark the end of the Abdullah 'dynasty'?

Will the upcoming polls be the end of the road for the Abdullah clan’s tight control on Kashmir’s oldest political party?

Don’t blame Rahul for Congress’ defeat in Lok Sabha polls: AK Antony
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Don’t blame Rahul for Congress’ defeat in Lok Sabha polls: AK Antony

Rejecting criticism about Rahul Gandhi's leadership, Congress leader AK Antony today said he was not responsible for the party's Lok Sabha poll debacle and exuded optimism that it will revive under Sonia Gandhi and Rahul.

Fulfill people's aspirations: Advani to BJP leaders
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Fulfill people's aspirations: Advani to BJP leaders

Advani felt there was a "sense of accountability and responsibility" in the speeches delivered during today's conclave, and said the arrangements at the National Council meeting proved that those attending the conclave have no arrogance of victory.

BJP national council to meet on Saturday; ratify Amit Shah as party chief
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BJP national council to meet on Saturday; ratify Amit Shah as party chief

Top BJP leaders from across the country will converge in New Delhi for a day-long meeting of the party's national council to ratify the appointment of party President Amit Shah.

Modi's alleged poll-code breach: UP police to file report in 3 weeks
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Modi's alleged poll-code breach: UP police to file report in 3 weeks

A local court on Tuesday granted three weeks time to the Uttar Pradesh police to file an 'action taken report' in connection with an FIR against now Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly violating Representation of People Act on 30 April when Gujarat went to Lok Sabha polls.

One state, many CM aspirants: Varun Gandhi won't have an easy ride in UP
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One state, many CM aspirants: Varun Gandhi won't have an easy ride in UP

Despite mother Maneka Gandhi's pitch, Varun Gandhi would need no less than the shock and awe that Prime Minister Narendra Modi created prior to the Lok Sabha polls if at all he wants to be the Uttar Pradesh chief minister.

Stay connected with your voters, BJP president Amit Shah tells party MPs
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Stay connected with your voters, BJP president Amit Shah tells party MPs

New BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday warned party MPs against any disconnect with voters and asked them to remain connected ahead of the forthcoming Assembly elections in four states and bypolls in some other states.

Rahul as Congress party prez? Don't hold your breath
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Rahul as Congress party prez? Don't hold your breath

Sonia Gandhi ’s five-year term as president ends next year. But after the party’s debacle in the Lok Sabha elections she will have to reconsider any plan of officially passing on the mantle to Rahul Gandhi.

Modi needs to do well in Maha polls to prove he's an able leader: Prithviraj Chavan
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Modi needs to do well in Maha polls to prove he's an able leader: Prithviraj Chavan

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan spoke to Firstpost editor Anant Rangaswami on the alliance with the NCP, achievements of his government, on the high decibel campaign that he anticipates and the prospects in the election.

Rahul Gandhi's vision for reviving Congress is absolutely right
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Rahul Gandhi's vision for reviving Congress is absolutely right

Let's not be so quick to dismiss Rahul's plan of rebuilding Congress as a party for the poor, or give such moral credence to his critics inside the party.

Congress faces multiple rebellions: Will Rahul rise to the occasion finally?
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Congress faces multiple rebellions: Will Rahul rise to the occasion finally?

With a paltry tally of 44 seats, Congress chief ministers are facing an uprising in key states like Maharashtra, Haryana and Assam.

Work for a 'Congress mukt' Maharashtra, Modi tells BJP workers
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Work for a 'Congress mukt' Maharashtra, Modi tells BJP workers

Ahead of Maharashtra Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave a pep talk to party workers here, telling them that they should go to the people with confidence and work unitedly for "Congress-free" state.

CPI finally wakes up to social media: Mumbai unit to connect workers
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CPI finally wakes up to social media: Mumbai unit to connect workers

We have organised a state-level social media workshop in Mumbai on July 25 for our social media workers," state CPI secretary Bhalchandra Kango said yesterday.

RSS remarks: Bhiwandi court orders summons to Rahul Gandhi
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RSS remarks: Bhiwandi court orders summons to Rahul Gandhi

A magisterial court in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district today ordered issuing summons to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi asking him to appear before it on 7 October in connection with his allegedly defamatory speech against RSS made during Lok Sabha elections.

Social media played important role in 2014 elections, says Rajnath Singh
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Social media played important role in 2014 elections, says Rajnath Singh

Social media has played a significant role in recent Lok Sabha elections and it will continue to do so in future, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today.

Amit Shah takes charge: The Modi-fication of BJP is now complete
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Amit Shah takes charge: The Modi-fication of BJP is now complete

If the 2014 election put Modi on a completely different pedestal as a mass leader, they also signified the emergence of Amit Shah as a leader, strategist and organisational man

Arun Jaitley flip flop: Deletes blog post demanding release of Henderson Brooks
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Arun Jaitley flip flop: Deletes blog post demanding release of Henderson Brooks

Given Union Defence Minister Arun Jailtley's revised opinion on the 'top secret' Henderson Brooks report, it is now unclear if the country would ever know what went wrong in 1962. Perhaps the country would also like to know why leaders have different opinions while in opposition and when on power on the same topic.

Changes will happen, Congress will be a 21st century party: Sachin Pilot
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Changes will happen, Congress will be a 21st century party: Sachin Pilot

Admitting that the party was at crossroads and there were short comings both in the organisation and the UPA government, former Union Minister Sachin Pilot today said "changes will happen soon" to put in place a 21st-century Congress.