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Cut money row: Mamata Banerjee's intemperate statements may jeopardise TMC's prospects in civic body, West Bengal Assembly polls
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Cut money row: Mamata Banerjee's intemperate statements may jeopardise TMC's prospects in civic body, West Bengal Assembly polls

West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee continues to tie herself up in knots, with her latest indiscretion being the raging ‘cut money’ row, which she raised publicly on 18 June

Mayawati ends alliance with Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party; SP leader Ramashankar Vidyarthi says BSP chief 'weakening fight'
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Mayawati ends alliance with Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party; SP leader Ramashankar Vidyarthi says BSP chief 'weakening fight'

BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday announced that her party will contest all elections alone in the future.

Rahul Gandhi says party will choose next Congress chief, not him; insists on 'theft' in Rafale fighter jet deal
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Rahul Gandhi says party will choose next Congress chief, not him; insists on 'theft' in Rafale fighter jet deal

As speculation continues on his next steps, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said his party will decide on who his successor will be

One nation, one poll: Rahul Gandhis and Mayawatis skipping Modi's meeting will only increase Opposition's irrelevance
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One nation, one poll: Rahul Gandhis and Mayawatis skipping Modi's meeting will only increase Opposition's irrelevance

The nature of Narendra Modi's mandate has been so overwhelming that the Opposition is still reeling from the aftershocks of Lok Sabha elections. They are still unable to come to terms with the reality even though the first Parliament session of 17th Lok Sabha commenced on Monday.

Heckling Asaduddin Owaisi in Parliament with chants of Jai Shri Ram smacks of an age-old idea of muscular, divisive Hindutva
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Heckling Asaduddin Owaisi in Parliament with chants of Jai Shri Ram smacks of an age-old idea of muscular, divisive Hindutva

This is not the first time Jai Shri Ram was used as a rallying call to assert the idea of a muscular Hindu Rashtra. The chant has long been used to create a divisive politics of hate, starting with the violence in Ayodhya and the destruction of the Babri Masjid.

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's son Binoy booked on charges of rape: Being groomed as Vijayan's successor, case personally damaging for CPM Kerala chief
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Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's son Binoy booked on charges of rape: Being groomed as Vijayan's successor, case personally damaging for CPM Kerala chief

The sexual harassment case registered by the Maharashtra police against the son of Kerala state secretary of the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has put the party that came to power in Kerala with a promise to protect women in a tight spot at a time when it is trying hard to recover from the humiliating defeat it suffered in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

Opposition leaders skipping Narendra Modi's all-party meet shows their reluctance to accept Lok Sabha poll results
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Opposition leaders skipping Narendra Modi's all-party meet shows their reluctance to accept Lok Sabha poll results

One of the reasons Opposition leaders are skipping Narendra Modi's all-party meeting on 'one nation, one poll' is that the PM will ultimately do what he wants to, given the kind of mandate he has.

IPFT claims BJP workers attacked 'over 100' of its members in Tripura; saffron party says it 'doesn't believe in politics of violence'
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IPFT claims BJP workers attacked 'over 100' of its members in Tripura; saffron party says it 'doesn't believe in politics of violence'

The IPFT alleged that BJP workers were attacking its supporters after the Lok Sabha election. IPFT spokesperson Mangal Debbarma said the party will have to think of 'alternative ways' if the attacks continue. BJP spokesperson Ashok Sinha denied the allegations.

Who's in charge of Congress? For the first time, questions on whether Gandhis will continue to lead party arise
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Who's in charge of Congress? For the first time, questions on whether Gandhis will continue to lead party arise

The solution to save the Congress lies in de-commercialising the party and making it a true political entity. The mammothness of such a task is possibly beyond the skills of Rahul and Priyanka.

Ex-Congress MLAs in Telangana who joined TRS slam their former party, say they 'are not sheep or buffaloes to be purchased'
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Ex-Congress MLAs in Telangana who joined TRS slam their former party, say they 'are not sheep or buffaloes to be purchased'

The twelve Congress MLAs in Telangana who recently joined the ruling TRS hit back at the Opposition party's state leadership for its attack on them.

Sharad Pawar to hold district-wise meets with local NCP leaders to identify candidates for Maharashtra Assembly polls
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Sharad Pawar to hold district-wise meets with local NCP leaders to identify candidates for Maharashtra Assembly polls

NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) chief Sharad Pawar will hold district-wise meetings with the party's local leaders starting 13 June to identify potential candidates for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, sources said on Tuesday.

Being Muslim in New India is an inherently existential struggle, subsumed as community is under an emergent Hindu nation
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Being Muslim in New India is an inherently existential struggle, subsumed as community is under an emergent Hindu nation

With Narendra Modi's phenomenal victory in the 2019 elections, theories, everyday conversations, stories and celebrations speak of a significant notion: the 'Hinduisation' of society.

Election win gave Narendra Modi political capital to enforce quick reforms; portfolio choices show presidential style of working
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Election win gave Narendra Modi political capital to enforce quick reforms; portfolio choices show presidential style of working

The new BJP president, along with Narendra Modi and the home, defence, finance and foreign ministers, will control not only the future of the government and the party but also the country in large measure.

12 Congress MLAs in Manipur quit party state unit posts, but dismiss speculation of switching camps
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12 Congress MLAs in Manipur quit party state unit posts, but dismiss speculation of switching camps

Though the NPF decided to withdraw support to the BJP-led government in Manipur this month, its state president Awangbou Newmai had said on 19 May that it would be implemented after the Lok Sabha poll process was completed on 23 May.

Congress to steer clear of TV debates for a month, requests news channel to not invite party representatives
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Congress to steer clear of TV debates for a month, requests news channel to not invite party representatives

Amid political uncertainty within the party following the severe drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections, Congress has barred its spokespersons from representing the party on news channel debates for a month.

Sheila Dikshit asks Congress chief Rahul Gandhi not to resign, says party has bounced back
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Sheila Dikshit asks Congress chief Rahul Gandhi not to resign, says party has bounced back

Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday appealed to party president Rahul Gandhi to withdraw his decision to step down, saying the party has bounced back in the past from challenging circumstances to triumph

BS Yeddyurappa rules out forming Karnataka govt with JD(S), favours fresh Assembly polls if coalition with Congress collapses
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BS Yeddyurappa rules out forming Karnataka govt with JD(S), favours fresh Assembly polls if coalition with Congress collapses

Amid speculation that the JDS-Congress coalition may collapse following its drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls, Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa said his party favoured fresh Assembly elections in such an event.

Pakistan ready to hold talks with new Indian govt for peace, prosperity of region, says Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi
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Pakistan ready to hold talks with new Indian govt for peace, prosperity of region, says Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi

The results of India's general elections are very significant for Pakistan as the new government in New Delhi will determine the course of Indo-Pakistan ties, which were pushed to a new low after the Pulwama terror attack.

Smriti Irani aide murdered in Amethi hours after holding 'Vijay Yatra'; son claims rally angered Congress supporters
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Smriti Irani aide murdered in Amethi hours after holding 'Vijay Yatra'; son claims rally angered Congress supporters

Uttar Pradesh DGP OP Singh said the murder of Surendra Singh, considered a close aide of Amethi MP Smriti Irani, seemed to be a case of family or personal enmity prima facie.

#SidhuQuitPolitics: Twitterati reminds Navjot Singh Sidhu of April vow to leave politics if Rahul Gandhi lost Amethi to Smriti Irani
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#SidhuQuitPolitics: Twitterati reminds Navjot Singh Sidhu of April vow to leave politics if Rahul Gandhi lost Amethi to Smriti Irani

Twitter users are calling for Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu resignation in Punjab, as he had promised to quit politics if Rahul Gandhi lost Amethi.