Lok Sabha Elections 2014

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Rahul fights injustice, says Digvijaya in defence of his comment
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Rahul fights injustice, says Digvijaya in defence of his comment

Digvijaya Singh's statement comes at a time when Gandhi has been under attack from several state units for failing to add any punch to the Congress's election campaign, leading to its worst poll debacle.

First major AICC reshuffle likely next month after poll debacle
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First major AICC reshuffle likely next month after poll debacle

The AICC reshuffle could be the first major shake up exercise the party could take up after its worst-ever performance in Lok Sabha election, which saw its tally reduced to a mere 44, party sources said.

How Stalin is in control even with a poor electoral report card
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How Stalin is in control even with a poor electoral report card

Whether Stalin becomes successful or not, he can be sure of of the fact that he is in control and that he will be the master of his destiny.

Kharge in Assam today, will Tarun Gogoi be sacked?
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Kharge in Assam today, will Tarun Gogoi be sacked?

Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge is going to Assam on Monday as central observer in the backdrop of demands for removal of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi following the party's debacle in Lok Sabha elections.

No regrets about my past as Ulfa leader, says Kokrajhar MP Naba Sarania
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No regrets about my past as Ulfa leader, says Kokrajhar MP Naba Sarania

The 45-year-old Sarania has quite a few first against his name. He is not only the first non-Bodo MP to represent Kokrajhar but also the first member in Parliament who was part of the Ulfa.

 Modi govt bites first bullet, hikes rail passenger fare by 14.2%
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Modi govt bites first bullet, hikes rail passenger fare by 14.2%

The decision of the Railways today restores an announcement of 16 May, the day Lok Sabha election results came, when the same hike was effected but immediately put on hold.

Congress likely to replace Chavan as Maharashtra CM, opt for Shinde
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Congress likely to replace Chavan as Maharashtra CM, opt for Shinde

The Congress alliance partner in Maharashtra, the NCP, has also reportedly expressed unhappiness with Chavan and had sought a replacement.

Omar govt granting amnesty to Kashmiri youth a political stunt?
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Omar govt granting amnesty to Kashmiri youth a political stunt?

The Omar Abdullah-led government in Jammu and Kashmir is all set to ‘review’ cases of at least 50 youth detained under various charges,including rioting and stone pelting, since 2010.

Owaisi rakes up Godhra, Babri in LS, BJP shouts him down
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Owaisi rakes up Godhra, Babri in LS, BJP shouts him down

Protesting BJP members tried to shout down Owaisi when he sought to know who were responsible for crimes against minorities and also assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

Modi wave: The men behind India's biggest brand story
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Modi wave: The men behind India's biggest brand story

Citizens for Accountable Governance didn't start out as PM Modi's PR machinery. In fact, the group of professionals who got together to spread awareness before the 2014 polls was initially willing to lend a ear to Rahul Gandhi too.

Rebooting Congress: Despite talk of overhaul, Rahul is in sleep mode
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Rebooting Congress: Despite talk of overhaul, Rahul is in sleep mode

After the dramatic offer to resign at the Congress Working Committee, the only time one has seen Rahul in action was at Badaun. But his visit to the place and family of the rape victims follows his old formula of tokenism.

Self destructing AAP: Kejriwal's firefighting too little, too late?
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Self destructing AAP: Kejriwal's firefighting too little, too late?

Kejriwal, who is attending the second day of the party's national executive meet of the AAP, tweeted saying that he had a long discussion with the senior party leader and psephologist who had quit the party

Post poll humour: Tharoor vs Mani Shankar Aiyar is a joke
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Post poll humour: Tharoor vs Mani Shankar Aiyar is a joke

Shashi Tharoor and the Congress party's dynastic supporters like Mani Shankar Aiyar got into a spat over the former's moderate praise for Modi. The joke is on both of them. We should be happy for the entertainment.

Aiyar taking on Shashi Tharoor shows his desperation to stay relevant
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Aiyar taking on Shashi Tharoor shows his desperation to stay relevant

The Congress by allowing mindless criticism of Modi at this point can only make itself more unpopular. Worse, it provides proof that the leadership does not have the authority to restrain the loose canons from going off every now and then.

Too much negativity: Anjali Damania on why she wanted to quit AAP
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Too much negativity: Anjali Damania on why she wanted to quit AAP

The Maharashtra state unit convenor withdrew her resignation after it was decided to dissolve the state executive committee, hold fresh elections and make party processes completely transparent.

BJP tops list of reelected MPs in terms of assets and criminal cases
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BJP tops list of reelected MPs in terms of assets and criminal cases

The BJP may have swept the 2014 Lok Sabha elections winning 281 seats, but what has also grown for the party, is the assets of its re-elected MPs as well as the number of pending crimes registered against them.

DMK forms six-member committee to strengthen district units
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DMK forms six-member committee to strengthen district units

The committee has been formed to strengthen DMK at district units, besides making them work efficiently, a party statement said.

Death of opposition: Why Modi met Patnaik, Jaya ahead of 16th Lok Sabha
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Death of opposition: Why Modi met Patnaik, Jaya ahead of 16th Lok Sabha

His meetings with Jayalalithaa and Naveen Patnaik are indication that he will work along with states for development.

Clear poll result should improve economic prospects: Rajan
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Clear poll result should improve economic prospects: Rajan

The benchmark 30-share BSE Sensex crossed the 25,000 mark for the first time when votes cast in the Lok Sabha polls were counted on 16 May, although the index has retreated since.