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‘Aay pe charcha’: Sheila Dikshit lauds Rahul’s promise, says biggest decision ever to benefit poor

Congress leader Rajesh Lilothia told reporters that the party will launch a programme called 'Aay pe charcha' which will focus on providing employment opportunities in the country.

Congress company of Indians, BJP company of corporates: Tripura Cong retaliates to dynasty politics charges

Debburman's comments came in the wake of the allegation from his uncle, who's a finance minister in the state’s BJP-IPFT government Jishnu Devvarman who alleged that Congress has turned into a company of the Nehru-Gandhi family.

After Advani, BJP asks Murli Manohar Joshi not to contest Lok Sabha polls

Former BJP president Murli Manohar Joshi's office also confirmed the development. It said that a brief statement was issued for voters of his constituency Kanpur, from where the 85-year-old leader had won in 2014.

BJP fields Jaya Prada from Rampur, Varun Gandhi from Pilibhit

Jaya Prada previously contested from Rampur on SP ticket — in 2004 and 2009. On both occasions, she won with huge margins. She was, however, expelled from SP for “anti-party activities”.

LiveLok Sabha elections 2019 LIVE UPDATES: Jaya Prada to contest from Rampur

Lok Sabha elections 2019 LIVE UPDATES: BJP declared Jaya Prada would contest election from Rampur. BJP releases a list of 29 candidates for Uttar Pradesh & 10 candidates for West Bengal.

Your name missing from voters’ list? This app can help

Since the launch of Missing Voters app earlier this year, thousands of eligible voters have been added to the rolls, most of them aided by hundreds of volunteers who downloaded the app to lend their help to the project.

After BJP’s Patna Sahib seat snub, Shatrughan Sinha to join Congress on Thursday

Shatrughan Sinha has on multiple occasions expressed his unhappiness with the Prime Minister and the BJP leadership.

Govt seeks EC approval to revise wage rates paid under MNREGA

The government in this year's Interim Budget had proposed to allocate Rs 60,000 crore for rural employment scheme under the MGNREGA for the year 2019-20.

Akhilesh Yadav looks to consolidate ‘lathi, hathi, 786’ voters

"Akhilesh contesting the polls from Azamgarh will help in the consolidation of 'lathi, hathi and 786' voters," SP Azamgarh district chief Havaldar Yadav said, referring to the Yadavs, Dalits and Muslims.

Kerala: BJP ally BDJS may field chief Thushar Vellappally from Thrissur or Wayanad

If Congress president Rahul Gandhi decides to fight from Wayanad, as is wildly speculated, Thushar may be shifted to Wayanad to pose a strong challenge to the Congress.

Bombay HC raps EC for failure to pass order on social media poll ads

A bench of Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice N M Jamdar asked the ECI why it was hesitant to pass regulatory or prohibitory orders on such ads.

Tejasvi Surya: BJP picks 28-yr-old over late union minister Ananth Kumar’s wife for Bengaluru South

After winning the nomination, an exuberant Tejasvi Surya tweeted: "OMG OMG!!! I can't believe this. PM of world's largest democracy & President of largest political party have reposed faith in a 28 yr old guy to represent them in a constituency as prestigious as B'lore South..."

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