The defeat at the Hindi heartland, road ahead to 2019: De-coding the polls with Dr. Shastri

New Delhi, Dec 13: The verdict is out and the Congress saw a resurgence by snatching the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh from the BJP. There are several reasons that have been given for this big BJP defeat in these three states.

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What India wants: Jobs, MSP, money and definitely not name calling, propaganda

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Farmers rally in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 12: The BJP has lost the elections. However the bigger news is that it lost in the Hindi heartland of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

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A BJP whitewash as Congress crawls back into the Hindi heartland

rahulgandhinewNew Delhi, Dec 11: The assembly elections to the five states was dubbed as the big semi final ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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Why did KCR delink the assembly and Lok Sabha polls in Telangana

Hyderabad, Sep 6: The Governor of Telangana has given his approval to dissolve the assembly and go in for early polls. As a result of this decision which was taken by the state cabinet, polls would not be held simultaneously in the assembly and Lok Sabha segment of Telangana.

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Karnataka Congress to continue with Dalit face ahead of assembly polls

siddarahiahThe Congress high command put all speculation to rest and decided to continue with Dr. G Parameshwar as the head of the Karnataka unit of the party. There is less than a year to go for the assembly elections in Karnataka and the party decided that it would continue with the Dalit face to lead the party.

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In Tamil Nadu 33 cases of money distribution reported by public

TamilNadu_1Chennai, May 18: The Election Commission of India has had a difficult time tracking the cash flow during the Tamil Nadu elections. Among the various cases that were reported from Tamil Nadu, the one which was quite interesting was the seizure of sarees and dhotis worth Rs 1.30 crore. Another interesting fact is that 33 cases of money distribution were reported by the public.
While money has always been a major player in the Tamil Nadu elections, senior journalists who have followed the state closely say that this time around, the media has given it more coverage. Money has always been a big factor in Tamil Nadu during the elections, the senior journalist noted.

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Rs 570cr seizure in TN: Is there is more than what meets the eye?

500 India rupee notes.
500 India rupee notes.
Chennai, May 17: The seizure of Rs 570 crore which led to the postponement of elections in two Tamil Nadu constituencies has been mired in confusion. While the Election Commission of India said that this was money meant to bribe the voters, the State Bank of India has claimed that this money is theirs’.

It is stated that as per the instructions from the Reserve Bank of India, the Coimbatore main branch of the SBI had released the money to authorised personnel. They were addressing a temporary cash shortage in Andhra Pradesh, but the vehicle carrying the money was stopped and taken to Tirupur.

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Photo finish in TN, big win for TMC in West Bengal, says IB

AIADMK_380tmcBengaluru, May 16: While at the start of the election process it appeared that the AIDMK would walk through easily and return to power, the fortunes may have changed slightly as of today says the Intelligence Bureau.
The IB report also states that in West Bengal, the TMC led by Mamata Banerjee will come back to power easily.

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