NITI Aayog’s Rajiv Kumar criticises NYAY, EC seeks explanation

The Election Commission sent a letter to the NITI Aayog chairman, Rajiv Kumar, on Tuesday, seeking an explanation over his criticism on Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s announcement of minimum income scheme as the poll panel saw it as a pro-BJP statement. Read More
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Rahul Gandhi announces ₹72,000 a year for 20% of India’s poorest

The Congress president, Rahul Gandhi, announced a yearly minimum income guarantee of ₹72,000 to 20 per cent of India’s poorest families, if his party is voted to power. This is in line with what Gandhi had promised in Raipur this January. Read More
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LS poll: Irani is all set to take on Gandhi from Amethi again

BJP announced its first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election declaring that Smriti Irani will contest from Amethi against Rahul Gandhi. Read More
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#MainBhiChowkidar: PM adds ‘Chowkidar’ in his Twitter name

Prime Minister Narendra Modi changed his Twitter profile name as “Chowkidar Narendra Modi” as his latest campaign – “Main Bhi Chowkidar (I’m a watchman too)” for the Lok Sabha election. Soon, other BJP ministers, members and supporters of the PM started doing the same. Read More
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Nehru declined permanent UNSC seat for India? Not quite.

Replying to a question by Dr JN Parekh in the Lok Sabha, on September 27, 1955, on whether India had refused a UNSC seat informally offered to it, Jawaharlal Nehru said India had not received any such offer, hence, there was no question of declining the seat. Read More
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LS poll: AAP proposes tie-up with Congress and JJP in Haryana

The Aam Aadmi Party chief, Arvind Kejriwal, expressed his wish to join hands with the Congress party and the Jannayak Janata Party in Haryana for the Lok Sabha election. However, both the Congress as well as the JJP have rejected Kejriwal's offer. Read More
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In Karnataka, Congress and JD(S) reach seat-sharing deal for LS poll

In the deal between the two partners in Karnataka coalition government, the Congress will contest from 20 seats while the JD(S) will contest from the remaining eight seats in the state, which sends 28 representatives to the Lok Sabha. Read More
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Congress names LS picks for 15 seats; Sonia, Rahul in 1st list

The Congress has announced its first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election. In the first list, the Congress has announced the names of its 15 picks for Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. Read More
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Congress rules out tie-up with AAP, says ‘no alliance in Delhi’

Sheila Dikshit, Delhi Congress chief and former chief minister, said there will be no alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party for the upcoming Lok Sabha election. Read More
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Parties assail BJP for politicizing armed forces’ sacrifices

Amid escalated tensions between India and Pakistan, 21 opposition parties led by the Congress assailed the ruling BJP for “politicizing the sacrifices” made by our armed forces and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi immediately convene an all-party meeting. Read More
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