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26 Mar 2019Narendra Modi
BJP asked me to not contest polls: Murli Manohar Joshi
Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Tuesday confirmed that the party has asked him to not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
26 Mar 2019Narendra Modi
BJP fields 28-year-old Tejasvi Surya from Bangalore South
After high-octane discussions, Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday fielded 28-year-old Tejasvi Surya from prestigious Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat.
26 Mar 2019Madhya Pradesh
History, roots, leaders and ideology: Know all about BJP
Nearly 51% of Indians live in states ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party. Before the saffron party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi lost elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan in December 2018, the aforementioned figure was 71%.
Congress wants 'contract PM' who can be 'remote controlled': Naqvi
Senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today claimed that the Congress wants a "contract prime minister" who can be "remote controlled", but the country wants a "perfect" prime minister like Narendra Modi.
25 Mar 2019Nitin Gadkari
Gadkari files nomination, says will win with a bigger margin
Union minister Nitin Gadkari today filed his nomination for the Nagpur Lok Sabha seat, where polls will be held on April 11.
25 Mar 2019Rahul Gandhi
20% poorest families will get Rs. 72,000/year, promises Rahul Gandhi
On Monday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi announced that if his party comes to power in 2019, 20% of the poorest families will get Rs. 72,000 per year.
25 Mar 2019Tamil Nadu
Will bring bad name: Congress leader opposes Karti Chidambaram's candidature
Former Union Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti was given a Congress ticket from Sivaganga late on Sunday night, making way for infighting in the party.
Kamal Haasan withdraws from poll-race, promises 50L jobs in manifesto
On Sunday, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan announced that he wouldn't contest upcoming Lok Sabha elections or Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu while stressing that all "candidates were his faces".
25 Mar 2019Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Swastika controversy: Nazi, Hindu symbols are different, AAP tells BJP
Facing flak over a controversial tweet which its party chief Arvind Kejriwal put out last week, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said it was only meant as an attack on German dictator Adolf Hitler.
If Congress wins, Pakistan will celebrate Diwali, says Vijay Rupani
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Sunday that if Congress wins upcoming general elections, Pakistan will celebrate Diwali. Rupani, however, noted it was "unlikely" that Congress would win.
#NewsBytesExclusive: Rahul is illiterate, Kejriwal is power-hungry, says BJP MP
Veteran politician and Member of Parliament from South Delhi, Ramesh Bidhuri is known for keeping his views straight and strong.
24 Mar 2019India
Lok Sabha Elections: Key battles to watch out for
India will go to polls from April 11 to decide its future. The battle, which is being touted as "fight for the soul of India" by the Opposition and "fight against dynasty politics" by NDA, will naturally get the attention of the world.
24 Mar 2019Sonia Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi should marry "dancer" Sapna Chaudhary: BJP MLA
BJP MLA Surendra Singh, who is known for his sexist barbs, attacked popular performer Sapna Chaudhary saying the country will not "accept" her and suggested that Congress President Rahul Gandhi should marry her.
24 Mar 2019Bihar
Bihar: Left fields Kanhaiya from Begusarai against BJP's Giriraj Singh
In the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar will contest polls from Bihar's Begusarai on a CPI ticket.
24 Mar 2019Tamil Nadu
TN: AIADMK fields kin of its leaders in LS polls
The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, which has for long attacked the DMK for dynastic politics, has drawn criticism for nominating sons of its leaders, including O Panneerselvam, for the April 18 Lok Sabha polls.
24 Mar 2019Mulayam Singh Yadav
Akhilesh Yadav will contest from Azamgarh, father Mulayam's seat
A short while ago, Samajwadi Party released a new list of candidates. The party president, Akhilesh Yadav will fight upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.
BJP names Union Minister Uma Bharti as National Vice-President
Union Minister Uma Bharti, who earlier expressed unwillingness to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, has been appointed the National Vice-President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday.
23 Mar 2019Madhya Pradesh
Congress fields Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal, BJP's bastion since 1989
Reportedly, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh will contest from Bhopal in the upcoming elections. Bhopal has been BJP's bastion since decades as the saffron party hasn't lost parliamentary polls from there since 1989.
#Elections2019: Congress, NCP finalize Lok Sabha seat-sharing pact in Maharashtra
The Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), and a few other smaller political parties have sealed their seat-sharing arrangement in Maharashtra for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on Saturday.
Along with Amethi, Rahul Gandhi may also contest from Kerala
According to reports, Congress President Rahul Gandhi may contest polls from Kerala's Wayanad, the party's bastion in the southern state.
23 Mar 2019Narendra Modi
From Shotgun to turncoat: Shatrughan Sinha doesn't have many options
When he was an actor, Shatrughan Sinha played the bad boy everyone feared. So when he took the political plunge, he retained the fearlessness of his on-screen characters.
23 Mar 2019Mamata Banerjee
"Congress" dropped from Mamata Banerjee's party logo, it's "Trinamool" now
Mamata Banerjee's party will be known as Trinamool, henceforth, after the party dropped "Congress" from its logo.
23 Mar 2019Bihar
BJP drops Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib, Prasad replaces him
For upcoming Lok Sabha elections, BJP dropped Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib and gave the seat to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
23 Mar 2019Odisha
BJP releases second list of candidates, Sambit Patra gets Puri
The Bharatiya Janata Party released its second list of candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections late on Friday night.
22 Mar 2019Lok Sabha
Poll road comes to an end for BJP stalwart Advani
With the release of its first list of candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections, BJP drew curtains on Lal Krishna Advani's poll journey.
22 Mar 2019Bihar
Bihar's grand-alliance: Congress settles for 9 seats, RJD gets 20
After weeks of conversations, the grand alliance in Bihar revealed the seat-sharing arrangement for upcoming general elections on Friday.
22 Mar 2019Karnataka
BS Yeddyurappa bribed top BJP leaders, Lokpal should investigate: Congress
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala accused top leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party of taking a bribe to the tune of Rs. 1,800 crore from former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa.
22 Mar 2019India
Ahead of national elections, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins BJP
Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir, who was part of India's World Cup-winning squad, joined BJP on Friday in the presence of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad.
22 Mar 2019Pakistan News
Wrong to attack Pakistan after Pulwama: Congress' Sam Pitroda
In what is sure to spark a controversy this election season, Congress President Rahul Gandhi's aide Sam Pitroda on Friday said incidents like Pulwama happened quite often, and it was wrong to attack Pakistan for that.
22 Mar 2019Lok Sabha
In Amethi, it's Smriti Irani v/s Rahul Gandhi again
In what serves as a reminder of last general elections, Union Minister Smriti Irani will take on Congress President Rahul Gandhi for the second time in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
21 Mar 2019Narendra Modi
BJP's first #2019LokSabhaPolls list: PM Modi to contest from Varanasi
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released its first list of 182 candidates for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
21 Mar 2019Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Kejriwal shares picture of 'broom chasing Swastika', gets slammed
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was slammed by numerous Twitter users after he shared an image which showed a broom chasing a Swastika.
20 Mar 2019India
Emergency, defense scams and more: Modi writes about Congress' blunders
Institutional insult is the Congress' way, wrote Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a blog on Wednesday asking voters to "choose wisely".
20 Mar 2019Goa
Goa: Pramod Sawant wins floor-test in Assembly with 20 votes
Newly-appointed Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant passed the floor test on Wednesday after 20 MLAs voted in favor of the government, led by BJP.
20 Mar 2019Mayawati
Lok Sabha elections: Mayawati confirms she will not contest polls
Ending speculations, BSP Chief Mayawati announced on Wednesday she won't be contesting Lok Sabha elections saying it was more important to defeat BJP than for her to win a seat.
20 Mar 2019West Bengal
Lok Sabha elections: Congress fighting against time to stitch alliances
With general elections starting in less than a month, Congress has still not announced alliances in Bihar and J&K, hinting that the party is in soup.
20 Mar 2019Yogi Adityanath
BJP's poll campaign began with Kumbh. Will it get results?
Uttar Pradesh holds high importance for BJP. Banking on the Ram Janmbhoomi emotions and the sensitive Ayodhya issue, the party rose to national prominence in the late 80s and early 90s.
18 Mar 2019Goa
Reportedly, BJP chooses Pramod Sawant as Manohar Parrikar's successor
After much deliberation, assembly speaker Pramod Sawant has reportedly been chosen by BJP to be Goa's new Chief Minister. The post got vacant after former Defense Minister and four-time CM Manohar Parrikar passed away on Sunday.
18 Mar 2019Goa
Manohar Parrikar's demise: Next Goa CM to be announced soon
Goa BJP President and Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar said the party would announce the next Chief Minister at 2 PM on Monday. A swearing-in ceremony will take place after 3 PM, Tendulkar said, reports PTI.
18 Mar 2019Gandhinagar
Will Amit Shah contest from LK Advani's constituency, Gandhinagar?
BJP workers want party president Amit Shah to contest from Gujarat's Gandhinagar seat in the upcoming general elections, reports PTI.