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Coalition of the Indian National Congress and its allies

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United Progressive Alliance: Coalition of the Indian National Congress and its allies
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is a centre political alliance of predominantly left-leaning political parties in India. It was formed after the 2004 general election. The largest party in UPA is Indian National Congress (INC). It formed a government with support from other left-aligned parties in 2004 after no single party could get the majority.

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Not interested in becoming UPA chairman: Pawar

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday put to rest the suggestion that he should lead UPA as part of an effort to put up a united fight against BJP at the Centre, by saying “I’m not interested”...
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India facing highest unemployment in 50 years: Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha

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No opposition alliance sans Congress possible at national level: Bhupesh Baghel

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‘Fascistic mindset’, says Congress after Mamata’s ‘what UPA?’ remark

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Mamata Banerjee meets Sharad Pawar, says ‘no UPA now’

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee targeted the Congress on Wednesday saying “what is UPA, there is no UPA now” amid signs that her party is opposed to a Congress-led opposition front to..
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Mamata Banerjee has become BJP's 'oxygen supplier': Congress

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Tewari should've raised 26/11 Mumbai attack response issue when he was UPA minister: Adhir Chowdhury

New Delhi, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday hit out at party colleague Manish Tewari over his criticism of the UPA dispensation for its response to the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes,..
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BJP targets Congress over UPA govt's response after 26/11 attacks


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If BJP govt brings back UPA regime excise rates, prices of petrol will come down to Rs 50-60: Bhupesh Baghel


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Ex-CAG Vinod Rai, BJP should apologise to nation for efforts to defame UPA govt: Sachin Pilot


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Congress leaders should recall Antony's statement on border issue during UPA rule: Kiren Rijiju


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Inordinate, inexplicable delay in prosecution of UPA-era corruption cases: Subramanian Swamy writes to PM Modi


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'Nothing will be sold off': Sitharaman hits out at Rahul Gandhi on NMP

The Finance Minister hit out at the opposition citing monetisation processes undertaken by the Congress-led UPA government.
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Government counters opposition, says 18 bills passed in 'hasty manner' in eight years during UPA rule


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Mamata, Vijayan, Stalin: As Congress fades, regional satraps provide real opposition

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Emulate Maha's MVA model at national level under UPA: Sanjay Raut

"Maharashtra has shown a new path to anti-BJP parties in the country by running an ideal government of three ideologically different parties for the last one-and-a-half years," Raut told reporters..
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Never said Sharad Pawar should replace Sonia Gandhi as UPA chairperson: Sanjay Raut


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Sanjay Raut: Some people in Delhi preparing to form UPA-II

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Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole threatens Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar

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Manmohan Singh honest but no department escaped scams in UPA rule: Anurag Thakur


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Congress failed to utilise health budget under its rule, says Jyotiraditya Scindia

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‘13 bills passed by UPA amid din when Ansari was RS chairman’


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Sanjay Raut's statements about UPA can bring down Maharashtra govt: Ramdas Athawale

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's comments on the United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) leadership can destabilize the Maharashtra government, Union minister Ramdas Athawale claimed here on Tuesday.
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PC, Chavan counter Sena bid to prop up Pawar as UPA leader

Veteran Congressmen have once again refuted Shiv Sena and NCP’s criticism of their party’s leadership and the demand to vest Sharad Pawar with an organisational role in mobilising the UPA.
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I've no intention of becoming UPA chairperson: Sharad Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said he has no intentions of becoming the chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). Pawar's comment made to a private news channel..
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UPA chairperson not a PM post, don't think Sharad Pawar wants to be declared so: P Chidambaram


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Sena says need united oppn front, Pawar should lead it

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Sharad Pawar to head UPA? Congress, NCP deny reports


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NCP terms as baseless speculation over Pawar helming UPA

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday termed as baseless media speculation that its chief Sharad Pawar may head the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
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Making false excuses to hide Congress's failures: AAP leader Sanjay Singh hits back at Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is making false excuses to hide his party's failures, Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh said on Tuesday after the Congress leader alleged that the India Against Corruption (IAC) movement..
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India Against Corruption movement, AAP propped by RSS-BJP to bring down UPA govt: Rahul Gandhi

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Hawala dealer Jain tells ED his role in Rs 250 crore UPA era pulses scam


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Prashant Bhushan: A lawyer mired in controversies

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Congress ally IUML expresses displeasure over Priyanka Gandhi's Ayodhya statement

The Indian Union Muslim League, a major ally in the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance, on Wednesday passed a resolution expressing displeasure over Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's statement on the..
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Oldtimers defend UPA govt against Rahul loyalists

With a Rahul Gandhi loyalist holding UPA responsible for the weakening of the party, Congress functionaries on Saturday came out in defence of the 2004-2014 government calling it “transformative”..
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Manish Tewari flays 'ill-informed' Congressmen taking swipes at UPA govt

Former Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari slammed few members of the Congress party for "taking swipes at the Dr Manmohan Singh led UPA Government" rather than fight the BJP.
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UPA was victim of ‘sabotage’ by ex-CAG Vinod Rai: Manish Tewari

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After the arrival of five French Rafale fighter jets in the country, the Congress on Wednesday congratulated the Indian Air Force (IAF) while taking credit of its government's labour in identifying and..
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PM relief fund 'diverted' money to Rajiv Gandhi Foundation during UPA regime: BJP chief JP Nadda

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Congress defends Rahul Gandhi on 2013 ordinance row, says cannot disrespect former PM Manmohan Singh

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Permanent commission to women: SC slams delay by UPA, NDA governments


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ED questions P Chidambaram in UPA-era aviation scam case

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