Finally, Modi attends news conference, but avoids posers

In a surprise move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, attended a news conference and called the 17th Lok Sabha election “spectacular” and claimed that Bhartiya Janata Party will come back to power with a full majority on its own. Read More
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Markets showing nerves from possibility of Modi losing election

Investors in India are bracing for an extreme-event risk with a possibility of Narendra Modi failing to retain power after the Lok Sabha election. Meanwhile, foreign investors continued to aggressively withdraw money out of domestic stocks. Read More
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Azad says Congress not averse to back regional party leader for PM

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the Congress is not averse to supporting any regional party leader for the prime-ministerial post even if the Congress emerges as the single largest party. However, party spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala differed from Azad’s views. Read More
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Sonia Gandhi invites opposition leaders for meeting on May 23

United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi has called for a meeting of the opposition leaders on May 23 – the day the Lok Sabha election results would be declared. DMK leader MK Stalin confirmed of having received a communication in this regard. Read More
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Oppn backs Mamata over EC’s Bengal decision, Didi says thanks

All the opposition leaders have expressed solidarity with Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee after the Election Commission ordered to cut short campaigning in the state by a day in the wake of clashes between TMC and BJP workers. Read More
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EC orders Twitter India to remove tweets with exit polls

With the seven-phase Lok Sabha election coming to an end, the Election Commission ordered Twitter India to remove all tweets related to exit polls. According to the Representation of the People Act, it is illegal to publish exit-poll results while an election is still going on. Read More
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‘Fear psychosis’: EC chops Bengal campaign for Phase 7 by a day

A day after BJP and Trinamool Congress workers fought pitched battles during Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah’s road show in Kolkata, the Election Commission has decided to cut short the electioneering for nine Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal, by a day. Read More
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Amid Bengal violence, Trinamool cites ‘evidence’ against BJP

A day after BJP and Trinamool Congress workers engaged in violent clashes during Amit Shah’s road show in Kolkata, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's party has claimed to have “irrefutable evidence” that BJP is responsible for the violence in rally. Read More
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TMC leaders change profile photos after Vidyasagar bust vandalization

Many TMC leaders, including party supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, changed their profile photos on Facebook and Twitter to Vidyasagar’s to express their protest and anguish over the vandalization of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's statue. Read More
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Amid Bengal violence, EC to hold review meeting for last phase

A day after BJP and Trinamool Congress workers fought pitched battles during BJP president Amit Shah’s road show in Kolkata, the Election Commission has decided to hold a review meeting, although the poll panel didn’t reveal anything specifically on the violence. Read More
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