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Our priority is development, not vote bank: Modi


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that the BJP government’s priority is only development, as he targeted the other party government’s which ruled Karnataka, and their “vote bank” politics for the backwardness of certain regions of the state. Referring to the positive aspect of having a BJP government at both state and Centre, he said,...

Punjab likely to see hung Assembly with AAP on top


New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress are projected to poll 39 percent and 34 percent votes, respectively, in Punjab, which is going to the polls next year, as per the third ABP News-CVoter Battle for the States Tracker. But despite the lead in vote share, AAP may not win a majority out...

Uttar Pradesh polls: BJP hit by resignations


New Delhi: The announcement of the poll schedule for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections seems to have triggered a churning in state politics. As the state braces for a 7-phase poll starting from February 10, all the key parties are witnessing turmoil within their ranks, and could well see a few defections to rival camps. The...

BJP will be defeated across India in 2024: Mamata


New Delhi: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee claimed that the BJP will be defeated in the next Lok Sabha elections due in 2024. She talked about the Trinamool Congress’ win in the West Bengal Assembly elections and asserted that the saffron party will receive similar drubbing at the national level. "During the assembly polls, we...

Of ‘diminished’ comrades and Congress


By Nirendra Dev The Congress party's base has shrunk and Communists have, in an ironical turn of events, vanished from West Bengal. Now, it is Mamata Banerjee all the way. Importantly, she is seen as 'more Left than the Left' and hence she thrives. Her outfit -- a splinter organization from the mother' Congress is...

Incharges appointed for poll-bound UP and other states


New Delhi: Ahead of the scheduled Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections next year, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appointed Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan as the election incharge for the state. Union Ministers Anurag Singh Thakur, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Shobha Karandlaje, and Annpurna Devi, MPs Saroj Pandey and Vivek Thakur have been appointed as the election...

Is Jitin Prasada joining BJP in realistic politics?


New Delhi: Jitin Prasada, who joined the BJP recently, was set to join the saffron party in 2019 ahead of the Lok Sabha polls and had even finalized his talks through a BJP MP at that time, but a last-minute ride to the airport with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra changed the equation and...