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RLSP, out of Mahagathbandhan, stitches new alliance ahead of Bihar polls with BSP, Janatantrik Party (Socialist)
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RLSP, out of Mahagathbandhan, stitches new alliance ahead of Bihar polls with BSP, Janatantrik Party (Socialist)

BSP, meanwhile, agreed to endorse RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha as the CM candidate, stating that the goal of this alliance was to provide equal rights to Dalits, Adivasis, and minorities

#10YearChallenge for Congress in UP: Mayawati and caste math barriers for party to repeat 2009 show in 2019
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#10YearChallenge for Congress in UP: Mayawati and caste math barriers for party to repeat 2009 show in 2019

In 2009, the political parties destabilised social plates of UP through certain decisions. One of them was when Mayawati took to social engineering, pulled in a significant number of upper caste, particularly Brahmin, votes and went on to win the Uttar Pradesh elections that year.

Mamata Banerjee's united Opposition rally gets early setback; BJD likely to skip Kolkata event featuring anti-BJP parties
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Mamata Banerjee's united Opposition rally gets early setback; BJD likely to skip Kolkata event featuring anti-BJP parties

Biju Janata Dal is unlikely to participate in the "united opposition rally" in Kolkata in pursuance of its policy of keeping an equal distance from both the BJP and the Congress

Mayawati yet to confirm meeting with KCR while Akhilesh Yadav postpones; third front takes a hit ahead of 2019 polls
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Mayawati yet to confirm meeting with KCR while Akhilesh Yadav postpones; third front takes a hit ahead of 2019 polls

Plans of Telangana Rashtra Samithi leader K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) to meet BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav here in a bid to cobble up a non-BJP, non-Congress alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election seem to have hit a roadblock.

KCR meets Narendra Modi in New Delhi, makes 16 demands including new high court, IIM and funds for backward districts
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KCR meets Narendra Modi in New Delhi, makes 16 demands including new high court, IIM and funds for backward districts

KCR made 16 demands including a new high court for Telangana in his first meeting with PM Narendra Modi since winning the state Assembly elections

Akhilesh Yadav delays KCR face to face, says he will travel to Hyderabad to meet TRS chief in January
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Akhilesh Yadav delays KCR face to face, says he will travel to Hyderabad to meet TRS chief in January

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said that Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao has sought an appointment with him but he has decided to meet the TRS chief post 6 January.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Assam before Bogibeel Bridge, KCR's third front dreams, Delhi pollution levels; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Assam before Bogibeel Bridge, KCR's third front dreams, Delhi pollution levels; today's must-read stories

While many parties have accused KCR of working in tacit understanding with the BJP to defeat Congress, it will be impossible for Stalin or Mamata to be associated with a grouping that has BJP in it.

KCR's dream of a third front far-fetched proposition; lack of common agenda keeps regional satraps divided
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KCR's dream of a third front far-fetched proposition; lack of common agenda keeps regional satraps divided

Political pundits are vary of reading too much in KCR's efforts to form a 'national party'-less alliance. And there are two reasons behind it, one lies in the past, and one in the present

KCR meets Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata, says talks for federal front will continue with non-BJP, non-Congress parties
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KCR meets Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata, says talks for federal front will continue with non-BJP, non-Congress parties

Telangana chief minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) on Monday met his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata and said that they would soon come out with a "concrete (political) plan" while asserting that the dialogue for a federal front will continue.

Chandrababu Naidu seems best suited to forge anti-BJP front, but he won't be last to attempt Opposition unity
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Chandrababu Naidu seems best suited to forge anti-BJP front, but he won't be last to attempt Opposition unity

Even with his anti-BJP political dance at the Centre, it is paramount for Chandrababu Naidu to retain power in Andhra Pradesh.

Rahul Gandhi's willingness to hear women shows way for political parties, but change begins at home
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Rahul Gandhi's willingness to hear women shows way for political parties, but change begins at home

In a country where politicians either deify women or dehumanise them Rahul Gandhi’s attempt on Tuesday — even if it’s strategically aimed at positioning himself among women opinion makers at some of India’s top media houses — was well received

PDP MLAs dissatisfied with Mehbooba Mufti's 'dynastic rule' attempt for a third front to form govt in J&K
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PDP MLAs dissatisfied with Mehbooba Mufti's 'dynastic rule' attempt for a third front to form govt in J&K

In Jammu and Kashmir, a number of PDP MLAs have already spoken out against Mehbooba Mufti, indicating an imminent split in the party.

Telugu Desam Party adopts new resolution to
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Telugu Desam Party adopts new resolution to "dethrone" NDA in 2019 polls; vows to align anti-BJP forces

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Tuesday adopted a new resolution in which it lambasted the NDA government for its "dictatorial" attitude towards states, as its leaders vowed to unite regional parties to dethrone the "anti-people" BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Karnataka aftermath proves 2019 will be BJP vs All: Congress appears set for life playing second fiddle
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Karnataka aftermath proves 2019 will be BJP vs All: Congress appears set for life playing second fiddle

BJP will need 250 seats to feel safe, considering the limited pull of its allies — SAD, Shiv Sena, PDP and smaller parties in the North East may not add more than 20-25 seats

Karnataka verdict: Many gainers and losers but no clear winner in the political 'chanakyaniti'; all eyes now on 2019
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Karnataka verdict: Many gainers and losers but no clear winner in the political 'chanakyaniti'; all eyes now on 2019

The lines have been drawn. The verdict is out. But there is no clear winner to the political pandemonium that the Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 were.

Akhilesh Yadav undecided on alliance in Madhya Pradesh polls amid call for Opposition unity
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Akhilesh Yadav undecided on alliance in Madhya Pradesh polls amid call for Opposition unity

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said his party hadn't yet decided about forming alliance with any party for the coming Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh.

Karnataka Election Result: As hung Assembly looms, clamour for pre-poll 'federal front' grows; who said what
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Karnataka Election Result: As hung Assembly looms, clamour for pre-poll 'federal front' grows; who said what

All eyes on the movement of regional leaders as clamour for a pre-poll third front grows, post the Karnataka verdict & ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Karnataka poll results: Congress must get off high horse, engage with other Opposition parties on equal footing in 2019
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Karnataka poll results: Congress must get off high horse, engage with other Opposition parties on equal footing in 2019

After the Karnataka results, Rahul Gandhi and his advisors will realise that it easy to get carried away by cheerleaders, but voters are more discerning.

K Chandrasekhar Rao, Naveen Patnaik to meet on the possibility of a non-BJP, non-Congress third front
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K Chandrasekhar Rao, Naveen Patnaik to meet on the possibility of a non-BJP, non-Congress third front

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao will meet Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to explore formation of a non-BJP, non-Congress front before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

A 'federal front' ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections: Will regional parties shower 'mamata' over Congress?
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A 'federal front' ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections: Will regional parties shower 'mamata' over Congress?

Can non-Congress led third-front thrive and make an impact in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections?