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Kirti Azad joins Congress in Rahul Gandhi’s presence

The former cricketer-turned-politician was supposed to join the Congress on February 15 but it was postponed as a mark of respect to the 40 CRPF jawans killed in the Pulwama suicide bombing.

Congress-AAP alliance: Leadership willing but distrust, open hostility in the way

According to sources in the AAP privy to the talks, the biggest sticking point for the party, which has a strong presence in Delhi but a limited role elsewhere, is the open hostility with the Congress in the Capital.

Modi in Bihar HIGHLIGHTS: PM inaugurates medical colleges, water supply schemes in Jharkhand

PM Modi will later head to Jharkhand where he will lay the foundation stone for hospitals in Hazaribagh, Dumka and Palamau and inaugurate a host of development schemes.

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena and BJP get closer; cracks appear in Cong-NCP

The Shiv Sena, which has been insisting that it is the “big brother” and shall remain so in the state, has reportedly agreed to contest 23 Lok Sabha seats, while the BJP will get to contest 25. Both parties have agreed to a 50-50 formula for the Assembly elections with each of them contesting 144 seats, sources said.

West Bengal: With 15 ‘development boards’, funding, Mamata Banerjee woos the hills as BJP slides

BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha accused the TMC government of trying to win over the hill people by spending money. “However, this will not ensure real development. This will only ensure buying of votes,” he said.

Sacrilege anger still haunts Akalis, Congress talks of a ‘clean sweep’ in Punjab

Trying to catch up, the Akalis have already started their campaign. Party president Sukhbir Badal has covered 60 of the 117 Assembly segments and is addressing two ‘worker milni (worker meetings)’ every day.

We have to teach Pak a lesson… We have full faith in our Prime Minister: BJP MP from Karnataka

"Farmers will get money in their accounts. We will tell farmers it’s just the beginning and there will be a series of programmes. The state government cannot match it because their assistance should be above Rs 6,000," says Shobha Karandlaje, BJP general secretary, MP from Uduppi Chikmagalur, Karnataka.

Lok Sabha polls in Telangana a fight between Congress and BJP: TPCC chief

Alleging the TRS government has "contaminated the entire election process in Telangana" by distributing money and liquor, he said Congress and its cadre have a responsibility to stop the trend.

Modi govt waived industrialists’ loans worth Rs 3.5 lakh cr, but promised Rs 3.50/day to farmers: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi was speaking at a convention of tribals at Dhuragaon village in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh.

Pulwama attack: Every teardrop will be avenged, says PM Modi in Maharashtra

Before beginning his speech, PM Modi paid tributes to the two CRPF jawans from Buldana district in the state, saying "their sacrifice won't go waste."

With BJP-Shiv Sena in alliance talks in Maharashtra, Rane throws hat in poll ring

BJP MP Narayan Rane announced that he has decided to contest the Lok Sabha poll independently. The announcement came a day after state CM Devendra Fadnavis and Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil held seat-sharing talks with Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray

Alliance now a certainty, formal decision likely next week: Maharashtra cabinet minister

The BJP has promised to address all the critical issues raised by Sena president Uddhav Thackeray during his hour-long meeting with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday, said sources.