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Ajit Jogi will not contest Chhattisgarh election, will focus on campaigning for 'grand alliance', says Janata Congress leader

On 20 September, JCC alliance partner Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati at a press conference nominated Ajit Jogi as the chief ministerial candidate.
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Mamata Banerjee's bid to rename West Bengal as 'Bangla' may run into obstacle from MHA again

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's efforts to rename the state 'Bangla' have again faced an obstacle from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
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Mizoram polls: Church organisations, which had been vocal against BJP, have suddenly gone silent

The silence of the church organisations at a time when the BJP has become part of ruling dispensations in six of the seven northeastern states has drawn multiple interpretations.
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Rahul Gandhi to visit Telangana tomorrow to address public meeting at Bhainsa ahead of Assembly election

According to a spokesperson of Telangana Congress, after the public meetings, Rahul Gandhi will be reaching Hyderabad to hoist the Congress flag near Charminar in Hyderabad and address the gathering on..
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Congress releases first list of candidates for Chhattisgarh polls, seven sitting MLAs to get tickets

The Central Election Committee of the Congress announced the names of 12 candidates in Delhi, the party's Chhattisgarh communication wing head Shailesh Nitin Trivedi said.
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Madhya Pradesh BJP considering denying tickets to 70-80 MLAs, including ministers, to tide over anti-incumbency

The ruling BJP is thinking of not giving tickets to 70-80 MLAs, including some ministers, for the forthcoming Assembly polls in order to tide over anti-incumbency
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After meeting with Amit Shah, Vijay Sardesai says top BJP leaders 'seriously looking' at Goa leadership issue

Vijay Sardesai, whose Goa Forward Party (GFP) is a key constituent of the BJP-led coalition government, met BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday afternoon to discuss the current political situation
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BJP's Manoj Tiwari offers to donate Rs 1,11,100 to Aam Aadmi Party if Arvind Kejriwal clears Delhi Metro Phase IV

The AAP government in Delhi and the BJP-led government at the Centre are at loggerheads over Delhi Metro's Phase IV project which is staring at a possible delay if the matter is not sorted out soon.
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Caste cauldron in poll-bound Rajasthan: Jats weigh options, Congress ropes in Rajput leader to woo community

In Rajasthan's politics, several sets of castes are like Rudyard Kipling's East and West- opposite ends that are destined to never meet. This year's Assembly election is likely to yet again showcase..
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Congress' inability to name CM candidates for Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan polls may cost it dearly

Failure to name CM candidates could leave the Congress defeated even before the whistle blows on the race for power in three states going to the polls.
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Jammu and Kashmir local body polls: At least 25 Pandits from Jammu elected on BJP tickets from Valley

There are at least 25 Kashmiri Pandits from Jammu who have been elected on BJP tickets from Kashmir in the urban local body polls.
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DK Shivakumar seeks forgiveness for Congress' 'interference' in Lingayat issue, says party committed a crime

Karnataka water resources minister DK Shivakumar on Thursday admitted that the Congress had made a mistake by getting involved in the Lingayat issue that had cropped up a few months before the state's..
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Sabarimala temple protests: CPI accuses BJP, RSS and Congress of indulging in 'double talk', playing 'dirty politics' over issue

CPI said both the BJP and the Congress were unnecessarily politicising the Sabarimala temple issue and exploiting the religious sentiments of the people.
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Mizoram Assembly Election 2018: NCP to contest five seats in upcoming polls, hopes to win from Hachhek and Mamit

The NCP, which has been contesting Assembly polls in Mizoram since 2003, had not won a single seat in 2013 Assembly poll.
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Mohan Bhagwat Vijayadashami 2018 speech FULL TEXT: RSS chief discusses 2019 elections, Ramjanmabhoomi and 'Urban Naxals'

On the occasion of Vijayadashami on 18 October, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat delivered his annual speech in Nagpur.
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Goa Congress MLAs switching over to BJP is 'setback' for saffron party, says Congress leader Salman Khurshid

Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said switching over of two Goa Congress MLAs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is a "setback" for the saffron..
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Telangana Assembly polls: K Chandrashekar Rao announces 'partial manifesto' of TRS, promises farm loan waiver

On the pension scheme, K Chandrashekar Rao said the amount would be increased to Rs 2,016 per individual from the existing Rs 1,000 in Telangana
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BJP leader Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra joins Congress, meets Rahul Gandhi in presence of other party members

Manvendra Singh who had won Barmer's Sheo constituency as the BJP candidate in 2013 assembly elections, had announced at a rally last month that he is leaving the Bharatiya Janata Party.
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Shivraj Singh Chouhan claims Rahul Gandhi only seen at shrines prior to elections, says 'he should not think people are fools'

Addressing a public gathering in Vidisha Shivraj Singh Chouhan said launched a direct attack at the Congress president and said, "shrines are not the place to indulge in cheap politics to get..
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'AAP is kangaal': Arvind Kejriwal launches donation drive to garner funds for before 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Arvind Kejriwal has urged AAP workers and supporters to donate money to the party, for which it has launched a mobile number - 9871010101.
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