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'I will not accept': Mamata Banerjee on Calcutta HC scrapping OBC certificates issued in Bengal after 2010 | EC slams BJP, Congress over poll speeches; says 'electoral democracy should not be weakened' | BJP suspends Bhojpuri actor Pawan Singh for contesting as an Independent candidate from Bihar's Karakat | Supreme Court dismisses former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren's plea against ED arrest in land scam case | Pune accident: Porsche that ran over two was not registered over non-payment

After setback in Lok Sabha polls, Mamata announces Trinamool's mass-outreach programme

Kolkata, July 29 (IBNS): Two months after losing ground to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) largely in the Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced a mass-outreach programme for her party Trinamool Congress.

Congress admits mistakes in seat sharing among grand alliance of in Bihar

Patna, Jun 4 (UNI): Senior Congress leader and party MP in Rajya Sabha Akhilesh Singh on Tuesday admitted that mistakes were committed in seat-sharing among constituents of Grand Alliance and selection of party candidates for Lok Sabha elections in Bihar which led to poor performance.

OPINION: Nursing deep wounds inflicted by a Modi sweep, Indian liberals are both despondent and defiant

The 2019 election verdict came in stronger than the average of exit polls, with the NDA tally aggregating at 355 seats which resoundingly paved the way for a Narendra Modi govt. 2.0. He is now on a bigger democratic podium, along with approximately 60 crore total Indians who cast their ballots for or against him, after an intense and polarising campaign. The re-election of BJP is seen as a vote for Hindu nationalist Modi, the 68-year-old charismatic PM with RSS roots and whose fiery speeches and active social media presence evoke emotionally charged reactions from both supporters and critics in India and across the world. It was more like a Presidential election this time in India with the voters left with one choice- to vote for Modi or not. 

OPINION: And the winner is Chowkidar Narendra Damodardas Modi

When Narendra Modi walked the red carpet in robes (something like a jobba what Tagore used to wear) and a Himachali headgear in the precincts of Kedarnath temple, after a gruelling poll campaign crisscrossing India, many likened him to characters of American fantasy drama on TV, Game of Thrones. 

Odisha Congress leader Jagannath Patnaik resigns from party's election committee

Sambalpur, May 22 (UNI): Veteran Congress leader and former minister Jagannath Patnaik today resigned from the convenor of the coordination committee and also a member of the Odisha Pradesh Election Committee (PEC).

TRS does not doubt genuineness of results using EVMs with VVPATs

Hyderabad, May 22 (IBNS): The Opposition TRS in Andhra Pradesh has said it does not have doubts over the genuineness of the of the election results using EVMs with VVPATs.

MHA asks states and UTs to take adequate security measures in connection with counting of votes tomorrow

New Delhi, May 22 (IBNS): The Ministry of Home Affairs has alerted the State Chief Secretaries and Directors General of Police regarding possibility of eruption of violence in different parts of the country in connection with the counting of votes on Thursday.

Widespread rigging in Bengal, democracy hijacked: Sitaram Yechury

Kolkata: The Left Front has now joined in the chorus with the BJP to allege widespread rigging in West Bengal elections by the Trinamool Congress during the last phase of polls on Sunday. Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said no efforts were made to stop the hijacking of democracy.  

This is not time for revenge in Bengal but change: Modi targets Mamata-Avishek at Diamond Harbour rally

Diamond Harbour, West Bengal: Attacking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Avishek Banerjee vehemently at a rally in Diamond Harbour in West Bengal on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the reign of terror and cries of revenge on the BJP would soon be answered with change in power by the state's people.

BJP appeals EC to conduct re-polling in all seven seats across West Bengal: Kailash Vijayvargiya

New Delhi, May 6 (IBNS): Alleging violence and intimidation in all seven seats where polling for the Lok Sabha polls was held on Monday in West Bengal, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said his party is appealing to the Election Commission to conduct re-polling in 150 to 200 booths in the state.

Indian PM Narendra Modi urges people to vote in 'large numbers' in fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi, May 6 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked people of the country to vote in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha polls in ' large numbers'.

Polling begins for India's fourth phase of LS elections across nine states

New Delhi, Apr 29 (UNI) Voting began at 0700 hrs on Monday for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections in 71 parliamentary constituencies spread across nine states of India.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra flays Modi accusing him of 'raking up' caste and nationalism

Amethi, Apr 28 (UNI) Congress General Secretary (Uttar Pradesh east) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday questioned the so-called nationalist plank of the BJP and asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is raking up his caste during this parliamentary elections.

PM Modi files nomination from Varanasi amid display of NDA strength

Varanasi, Apr 26 (IBNS): At a time the Congress is receiving brutal attacks from Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi displayed the strength of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) while filing his nomination from Varanasi constituency of the same state on Friday.

POLL SPECIAL: In a scene filled with celebs & political bigwigs, AAP confident of making mark in Delhi

New Delhi, Apr 24: The electoral landscape of Delhi in the Lok Sabha elections may be dotted with political heavyweights and celebrities fielded by BJP and Congress but in the three-cornered contest in the National capital in the seven Parliamentary seats, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party feels that it has an edge over mainstream parties due to its people-centric policies and its record of clean governance.