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EC asks Niti V-C Rajiv Kumar to explain his comments on Congress’ Nyay

“Rajiv Kumar is a public servant and ideally should not have made such a statement which is seen as working to the BJP’s advantage. His comments have been sought,” said a source.

Giriraj ‘send-them-to-Pak’ Singh sulks: My self-respect hurt by party state unit

Begusarai has a sizeable Muslim vote and it is unlikely that Muslims will vote for Singh given his utterances targeting the community. CPI has fielded Kanhaiya Kumar for the seat.

EC seeks response from producers of Modi biopic on Congress complaint

The Congress wanted the release of the movie to be deferred till the final phase voting in the Lok Sabha polls. It argued that the movie, to be released on April 5, is aimed at influencing voters.

111 TN farmers to contest against Modi: BJP leaders promise to add their demands in manifesto

"We are not against Modi or any politician, we have nothing personal against anyone. Our demands are for farmers, our problem is with the government policies," Ayyakannu said

Bangalore South: BJP fields youth who called polls patriotism test

Tejasvi Surya was picked over the wife of late Union minister H N Ananth Kumar, a six-time MP from the constituency. Surya will have to rely heavily on BJP and RSS local network in a constituency that has been with the BJP since 1996

Wealth tax on top rich could fund Congress’s plan for poor: paper

Despite having some ability to benefit a section of the economically worse off, the researchers say, it is mostly a “political stunt” and limited in its ability to tackle income inequality.

Election Commission’s VVPAT counting passes experts’ test

“The final report has suggested two alternatives, each of which is an absolute number of polling stations. The Commission is already doing a lot more than what has been recommended by the committee,” said a source

Behind Opposition’s sting video: London firm, Romanian director, and one Catherine

The Opposition released a sting video showing an alleged BJP functionary purportedly exchanging scrapped notes after demonetisation on a commission of 40 per cent.

Congress leaves Ajit Singh, Jayant Chaudhary seats to alliance, awaits call to canvass

RLD president Ajit Singh is contesting from Muzaffarnagar, and his son and party deputy Jayant Chaudhary from Baghpat. The Congress did not field candidates on either seat, making way for a bipolar contest between the RLD and the BJP.

BJP leader Vinay Katiyar hits out at Congress for asking proof of airstrikes

He also asked if it was possible to give proof of AICC president Rahul Gandhi being the son of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

West Bengal: Retd officer who attended RSS NGO event in uniform to be central observer

The decision is bound to set off a political slugfest between the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal and the BJP

AAP insulted and ousted its party Lokpal: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh said that Rajiv Gandhi used to say that when he sends 100 paise, hardly 16 paise reaches Delhi, but today when the Centre sends subsidy of Rs 100 through direct benefit transfer, all the money goes into the beneficiary’s account.