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Dissidence in Odisha BJP over entry of turncoats

On Sunday, state BJP vice-president Rajkishore Das quit the party, accusing Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan of “torture” and comparing him to Aurangzeb, “who killed his own brothers”. “Pradhan wants to murder state BJP leaders,” he said.

Odisha: BJD will win all 21 Lok Sabha seats, play key role in govt formation, says Naveen Patnaik

Under fire from Opposition parties over high unemployment in the state, Patnaik said, “BJD has been fighting for special category status. If Odisha gets that status, it will receive immense revenue, jobs and funds for development.”

My fight is against Giriraj’s fundamentalist thinking, says Kanhaiya Kumar

Kumar said the RJD might have decided not to forge an alliance with the CPI because of its “political arithmetic”, but the CPI’s cadre would support Grand Alliance candidates where the party is not contesting.

Yogi Adityanath: ‘People are looking to elect the Prime Minister, candidates not going to be the important factor’

People will vote in this election to choose the Prime Minister and the local candidate is not going to be the most important question on their mind, says Yogi Adityanath.

2011 Rahul Gandhi’s ‘talent hunt’ pick is Congress surprise choice from Kerala seat

Remya Haridas, 32, was the surprise name on the Congress list for the state, as the candidate from the reserved constituency of Alathur, a seat held by the CPM’s P K Biju for the last two terms.

Lok Sabha polls: BJP to fight it alone in Meghalaya; Congress says it’s bid to ‘fool voters’

The National People’s Party (NPP) led by Conrad Sangma heads the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government in which the BJP is a partner.

Andhra Pradesh: Against rebel leader Chandra Deo, Congress fields his daughter

While Deo is a six-time MP, Sruthi and Madhavi are making their poll debut.

Rahul to discuss coalition with AAP in second meeting with senior leaders

While AAP had proposed a 5-2 seat sharing deal in Delhi, the Congress is thinking of a 3:3:1 arrangement, with a call on the New Delhi candidate under consideration. For one seat, the two parties were in talks to field a joint candidate.

No more elections if BJP comes to power again, says Kejriwal

"BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj has already said that the 2019 election is the last one. Once you give your vote to Modi ji, he will remain PM for life."

Kamal Haasan won’t contest Lok Sabha elections, promises 50 lakh jobs in manifesto

The MNM manifesto promises 50 lakh jobs, equal pay for women and "100 per cent profit" for farmers among seven other pledges that the party aims to achieve in the next five years if voted to power in the state.

Maharashtra CM, Raj Thackeray target Sharad Pawar, Opposition in first NDA rally

Fadnavis also attacked NCP chief Sharad Pawar in the rally, which was held in Kolhapur in western Maharashtra, known as the stronghold of the Congress and the NCP.

Defeat Modi or else he will be prime minister forever: Kejriwal

"Today, every patriot should have only one motive to stop the Modi government from coming back to power again at any cost... if they (BJP) come to power in 2019, he (Modi) will be the prime minister forever," Kejriwal said.