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NSA against Varun, BJP eyes political gains

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominee for Lok Sabha elections from Pilibhit, Varun Gandhi, has been booked under the National Security Act and now faces up to one year in detention without bail.

Rajnath fires Babri rebuild barb at Cong

SANJAY K. JHA Telegraph 28.03.2009
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If the temple can’t arouse the voters, the BJP hopes the mosque will.


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The BJP on Friday suffered a major embarrassment when the Gujarat HC cancelled the anticipatory bail granted to state minister Maya Kodnani and local VHP leader Jaideep Patel, both of whom were named by the SIT for doing nothing to stop riots tha...

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Supporting BJP leader L K Advani's in his views of a live TV debate with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and that the Prime Minister should be a member of the Lok Sabha, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said there was nothing wrong in it.


Varun set for arrest drama in Pilibhit

Economic Times 28.03.2009
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The stage is set for BJP’s Varun Gandhi to court arrest in Pilibhit, from where he making his debut in electoral politics, after he withdrew his bail petition from the Delhi High Court on Friday.

BJP campaign begins

Economic Times 28.03.2009
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In a move replete with symbolism, the BJP kicked off its campaign for the Lok Sabha elections formally on Friday, which also coincided with the ushering in of the Hindu New Year.


Advani sounds bugle in Kheroni

SUSHANTA TALUKDAR Hindu 28.03.2009
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A Karbi war dance and a post-harvest dance of the Dimasas greeted Lal Krishna Advani as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s prime ministerial candidate rose to address his maiden election rally in Assam on Wednesday.

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In view of intelligence inputs suggesting suicide attacks on VVIPs during political rallies, the Government has advised Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul not to embark on any roadshow in the run up to Lok Sabha polls.


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Asserting that he had no differences with the Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) Ajit Pawar and the rival Congress faction led by Mohan Joshi, city MP Suresh Kalmadi said on Thursday that the Congress and the NCP will put up a united show for the...

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Bharatiya Janata Party's new saffron soldier Varun Gandhi may court arrest at his constituency Pilibhit on Friday.


Lalu, Mulayam, Paswan come together

Times of India 27.03.2009
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The Yadav chieftains, Mulayam Singh and Lalu Prasad, and Ram Vilas Paswan have come together to forge a front. But there's nothing newor permanent about it.

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A day after danseuse Mallika Sarabhai jumped into the poll arena by deciding to contest against BJP’s prime ministerial hopeful L K Advani, pioneer of low cost airlines in the country Capt G R Gopinath too has stated that he would contest polls fr...


Power players in Gujarat

Times of India 27.03.2009
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Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela are two key players in the state politics.

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The Samajwadi Party is likely to field Manyata Dutt, wife of Sanjay Dutt, in case the actor fails to get a clearance from the court to contest the Lok Sabha elections from the Lucknow constituency.


As PM I will finish terrorism, Naxalism: Mayawati

Law Kumar Mishra Times of India 27.03.2009
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Even before campaigning for the general election could pick up, BSP supremo and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Thursday set up her agenda as the next Prime Minister of India.

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In a setback to Varun Gandhi, the BJP candidate from Pilibhit, the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday dismissed his petition seeking quashing of the FIRs registered against him for making communal speeches as part of his poll campaign.


Saffron party goes populist for polls

Devesh Kumar Economic Times 26.03.2009
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Jettisoning its reticence to populism, BJP’s manifesto for the ensuing electoral battle will better Congress poll pledge and offer rice at Rs 2 per kg to BPL families across the country. BJP, which till not so long ago maintained that economic po...

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The Congress is viewing its enforced ‘solo fight’ in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar as an opportunity to rebuild the party as it has become an alien in these parts.


Advani’s Azamgarh campaign cancelled

Economic Times 26.03.2009
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The Bhartiya Janata Party called off the proposed rally of its prime ministerial candidate L K Advani in Azamgarh on March 28, claiming that the district administration has denied it permission on the grounds of security.

In Assam, Advani tears into Congress

Oinam Sunil Times of India 26.03.2009
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BJP's prime ministerial candidate LK Advani on Wednesday launched his party's campaign in Assam by accusing Congress of turning a blind eye to Bangladeshi infiltration into the state.



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