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Cong sounds poll bugle in 12 U.P. seats after SP, BSP’s snub

SP and BSP have offered only a paltry five-seat deal to the Congress out of UP’s 80 Lok Sabha seats....

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Discordant notes on Rafale, NRC thwart Opposition unity

The Opposition parties are finding it difficult to draw up a common template for next year’s general election campaign even...

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Rahul’s MP campaign will start with temple visit

The campaign will start around mid-September, with a darshan of Lord Shiva at Omkareshwar temple in Khandwa district.   Rahul...

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Congress eyes Bihar, UP, Maharashtra route for 2019

Maya has demanded 40 seats in a prospective grand alliance with SP, Congress in UP.   Bahujan Samaj Party supremo...

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Bihar Cong ready to cede space to allies, may contest eight seats

The Congress in Bihar has decided to contest on not more than eight seats in the 2019 general election, a...

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Cong talking to BSP for tie-up in MP, but offers only 15 seats

The party will send 60 central observers to MP to prepare a campaign blueprint.   In poll bound Madhya Pradesh,...

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‘RJD, Congress have sent emissaries to Nitish’

Talks are going on with LJP and RLSP, say Bihar Congress sources.   The opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress...

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‘Congress has struck a deal with JDS’

The Congress is even prepared to change the Chief Minister if the JDS was adamant on it, a source said....

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Congress unlikely to have a CM face in Madhya Pradesh

The Congress will not be declaring any Chief Ministerial candidate in Madhya Pradesh ahead of the Assembly elections there, sources...

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Congress may launch Bihar bid from Champaran

The party hopes that launching its 2019 campaign in the state a year in advance will allow it to put...

Some Congress leaders against Rahul’s temple run

Ahead of the Congress’ plenary session scheduled to begin here on Friday, 16 March, many senior leaders in the party...

‘Divided’ Congress will not elect Bihar unit president till RS polls

The post of the Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee president will not be filled for “some time” as a “divided” Bihar...

Congress old guard will get meaty role in CWC, 2019 polls

The Congress’ old guard will have an important role in the 2019 general elections as party president Rahul Gandhi has...

Congress is CPM’s Team B in Tripura: BJP’s Roy barman

Sudip Roy Barman, Agartala MLA since 1998 and former Leader of the Opposition leader in Tripura, is seen as the...

Congress worried Gujarat may see a repeat of Goa

The Congress is expecting to touch the majority mark in Gujarat with around 90-95 seats, but is also afraid of...

‘Shehzad rebuffed on Congress’ WhatsApp group before he rebelled’

Shehzad Poonawalla’s outburst against Congress president Rahul Gandhi did not happen overnight. Resentment was brewing in him for the past...

Hardik factor won’t help Congress: Party’s secret report

The Gujarat unit of the Congress has made an internal assessment, which has revealed that the party is “unlikely to...

Jyotiraditya will be Congress’ face in Madhya Pradesh

Jyotiraditya Scindia will be the Congress’ chief ministerial face in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, top sources in the Congress...

Congress talking to Hardik, Jignesh for support in Gujarat

The Congress has started back-channel talks with both Hardik Patel, the face of the Patidar reservation agitation, and Dalit leader...

Rahul Gandhi’s elevation may happen post Diwali

Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as the Congress president is “almost certain” and an announcement to this effect may be made any...

Akhilesh Prasad Singh may become BPCC president

Congress leader Akhilesh Prasad Singh is likely to become the next BPCC president, when organisational elections are completed for the...

There is marked enthusiasm for BJP in Northeast: Manipur Chief Minister

Nongthombam Biren Singh, the Chief Minister of Manipur, has seen many transitions in life. He started off as a football...

Modi-fied BJP adds OBCs, Dalits to party base

The Bharatiya Janata Party under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has changed the “calculation of politics” by identifying and wooing the...

Rahul was curt, said ‘no’ to Nitish’s request

Rahul Gandhi curtly turned down Nitish Kumar’s proposal that Tejashwi Yadav should be removed as Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister, when...