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Congress brainstorms for right catchline to take on Brand Modi

The Congress plans to roll out its Lok Sabha election campaign in three phases, and the first one could begin in the first week of March.

BJP-Sena pre-poll alliance: Political rivals in Pune district set to share stage, campaign together for Lok Sabha polls

The leaders in the district have decided to “let bygones be bygones” and work in the interest of alliance candidates

Schemes and a family: Madan Lal Deegwal, Rajasthan

Classified as BPL, the family, which belongs to the SC Regar caste, is a beneficiary of several government schemes but barely manages to scrape through every month.

Uttar Pradesh: ‘Not Rafale or Ram temple, youth need jobs, skills’

At Lucknow teastall where Priyanka roadshow stopped for tea, conversations range from SP-BSP alliance to caste, fertilisers to Digital India.

Arunachal Pradesh: Former ministers, MLAs among those lining up to join Congress

Several of those defecting to the Congress are from the BJP, the ruling party in the state, and at least two are from the National People’s Party (NPP).

BJP-Sena alliance: Post deal, former Maharashtra CM Narayan Rane draws first blood

Rane used a popular Marathi phrase to describe the coming together of the two warring allies. “Tujhe majhe jamane, tujyashivay karmena (They can’t get along, but can’t survive without each other either).”

Day after deal, Sena warns BJP over using terror attacks as tool to garner votes

The editorial said there is still resentment among the people over the Pulwama attack in which at least 40 CRPF personnel were killed last week. “Still, if somebody is making election speeches in political rallies, it is bound to face criticism,” the editorial said.

Sanjay Raut interview: ‘If BJP wins 100 seats less than last time, NDA will decide who should be PM’

Day after both parties reached deal, Raut says BJP is ‘positive’ about giving chief ministership to Sena.

AIADMK, BJP seal pact for Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry 

Addressing reporters after the meeting, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said the BJP will contest in five Lok Sabha seats as part of the "mega alliance" in Tamil Nadu, which has 39 Lok Sabha seats.

After Shiv Sena, BJP set to accept less for pact with AIADMK today

AIADMK to get 25 seats out of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry’s 40 seats; BJP to contest 8, leave 7 seats for NDA allies such as PMK, DMDK, and smaller parties.

Jharkhand: BJP’s Godda bastion hurdle in way of Congress, allies plans

In the Mahagathbandhan camp, both the JVM and Congress have their eyes on Godda, which has a mix of castes and a substantial Muslim population, giving both parties hope. It is also low on development indices, despite a wealth of natural resources like coal.

Citing Hindutva and Pulwama, BJP & Sena agree on poll deal

Reiterating the demand for early construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uddhav Thackeray said, "The Ram Temple has been the common thread for an alliance between the BJP and the Shiv Sena; it has to be built at the earliest."