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Eying 2019, Modi announces 4 cr free power connections, no let up in war on graft (Intro Roundup) 25.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced four crore free power connections to the rural poor even as he declared that his battle against corruption was "uncompromising" and those indulging in graft cannot escape.
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PM Modi`s message to BJP cadre: Put country first, party second 25.9.2017 Zee News : India National
BJP's national executive meeting was attended by 13 CMs, six Deputy CMs, more than 60 Cabinet ministers, 232 state ministers, 515 MLAs and 334 MPs.
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Dimple Yadav won't contest elections next time: Akhilesh Yadav 24.9.2017 New Kerala: India News
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , September 24 : Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday downplayed opposition's comment on dynasty politics and said that if his party follows dynasty politics then his wife Dimple Yadav would not contest next elections.
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U.P. Lok Sabha bypolls: Gorakhpur, Phulpur in limelight again 24.9.2017 Hindu: Other States
Political rivals are eyeing it as an opportunity to upset the BJP's apple cart in the State ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
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Italy's Antiestablishment Party Picks Moderate Nominee for Premier 24.9.2017 Wall St. Journal: World
The antiestablishment 5 Star Movement on Saturday anointed 31-year old Luigi Di Maio, one of its most moderate leaders, as its candidate for premier in Italy’s national elections next year.
Gurdaspur bypoll: Jakhar, Salaria file nominations 23.9.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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What about the 2019 general election? 22.9.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Forget the Congress. Whichever the party, whatever the coalition, whoever its head, India needs a viable opposition
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Facebook to share 3,000 Russian ads with US Congress 22.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A week after Facebook disclosed the details about Russian political ads worth $100,000 on its platform during the 2016 US presidential election, the social media giant has announced it would now share those 3,000 ads with Congress.
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'It was impressive. I did not expect this from Rahul Gandhi' 22.9.2017 Rediff: News
Rahul would know that fealty can be a fickle thing, and that if the Congress bucks the trend and actually wins the next national election, selfies with him would find their way from phones to walls, replacing those taken with Modi.
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Businessman Swaran Singh Salaria is BJP candidate for Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll 21.9.2017 TOI: India
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Gurdaspur LS by-election: Congress picks Captain loyalist Sunil Jakhar 21.9.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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States of the Opposition 20.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Political parties must frame their campaign as a referendum not on leadership but on democratic values
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Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar is party nominee for Gurdaspur bypoll 20.9.2017 TOI: India
Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar was finally named the party candidate for Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-election scheduled for October 11. The election has been necessitated after the demise of BJP MP Vinod Khanna.
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Congress nominates Sunil Jakhar for Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-elections 20.9.2017 Zee News : States
 The Congress party on Wednesday nominated Sunil Jakhar as its candidate for the forthcoming by-polls to Puniab's Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat.
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Sunil Jakhar Cong candidate for Gurdaspur bypoll 20.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
 The Congress today nominated its Punjab unit chief Sunil Jakhar as the party candidate for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-election to be held on October 11.The last date for filing of nominations is September 22 after the Election Commission issued the notification on September 15."Congress President Sonia Gandhi has approved the name of Sunil Jakhar as party candidate for the forthcoming Lok Sabha by-election from Gurdaspur Parliamentary constituency in Punjab," AICC general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said in a statement.The by-election has been necessitated due to the death of BJP MP Vinod Kha
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Anger building up against Modi government: Rahul 20.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that anger was building up in India against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government over its failure in creating jobs.
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Cong woos farmers with farm loan waiver promise 20.9.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Accusing the BJP government of failing to provide the right prices to farmers for their produce, the Congress on Tuesday announced that it would waive off loans for the farmers if the party is elected to power in the upcoming assembly elections. Addressing the media, Gujarat Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki said the farming activity has taken a huge hit in the state in the last 10 years. "The number of farmers in the state has fallen by 3.55 lakh over the last 10 years. Over the same period, number of farm labourers has gone up by 17 lakh. The BJP government has been making tall claims, but the reality is that agricultural output has been on the decline. This is the reason why instead of exporting, we are forced to import certain food items," Solanki said. He said that ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had promised that farmers would be paid 50% more than their input costs, but nothing in reality happened. He said that fertilizer, diesel, and other inputs have become costlier, but the ...
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Now, pressure on Siddaramaiah to contest from North Karnataka 18.9.2017 deccanherald.com
A section of Congress leaders is said to be mounting pressure on Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to contest from North Karnataka region in the next Assembly polls to counter the BJP, which is planning to field its chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa from the region. Excise Minister R B Timmapura has reportedly urged Siddaramaiah to contest from any of the constituencies in Bagalkot district. Similarly, senior leader and former minister Satish Jharkiholi is learnt to have requested Siddaramaiah to contest from Athani constituency in Belagavi district. The leaders are of the view that Siddaramaiah contesting from North Karnataka will not only help the party counter Yeddyurappa if the he decides to contest from a constituency in North Karnataka but also boosts the morale of the Congress workers in the region. The party high command has already declared that the next election will be fought under Siddaramaiah's leadership. Congress sources said Siddaramaiah had been planning to contest from the ...
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Eye on poll, parties gearing up to consolidate base in N-K 18.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Its 'focus North Karnataka' for the three major parties -- the BJP, the Congress and the JD(S) -- as the 96 seats spread across 13 districts in the region are a deciding factor in the 2018 Assembly elections. BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa on Sunday stirred the political cauldron in the region by stating that he may contest from a constituency in North Karnataka in the next Assembly elections. For the BJP, its "Mission 150" of winning more than 150 of the 224 seats in the state Assembly can be achieved only if the party wins a substantial number of seats in North Karnataka. The party believes that Yeddyurappa contesting from North Karnataka can consolidate is its hold over the Lingayat vote bank, who form the dominant community in the region. The Congress and the JD(S) are also looking north, as they believe that seats from this region can turn out be a potential electoral game changer. There is pressure on Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to contest from a constituency in North Karnataka. The Congress, ...
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Nitish disapproves of Rahul's take on dynastic politics 18.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today disapproved of Rahul Gandhis remark that dynasties are a fact of life in India, saying he is personally against such politics which was "generated" by the Congress. Kumar, who was speaking to reporters after his weekly Lok Samvad (public interaction), said Rahul Gandhis comment in the US last week that dynasties are commonplace in India is unacceptable to the country. "To say that parivarwad (family hegemony) is acceptable in Indian politics is not true .... To say that a person born into a political family has merit to rule is wrong ... If a comparison is made, it would be found that performance of non-dynasts in high positions as compared to dynasts is far better," he said. "Congress has generated dynastic politics in India which has now slowly spread to other parties. Personally, I am against dynastic politics," Kumar said responding to questions. He said while there are many such examples in Bihar like RJD of Lalu Prasad, neither his son nor anybody else from ...
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