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MNS gets permission to hold rally in Mumbai tomorrow

MNS leaders said they initially had planned to hold a rally on April 24. After four days of dilly-dallying, election officials on Sunday gave permission to the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to hold a rally at Shahid Bhagat Singh ground in Kalachowki area in South Mumbai on April 23. MNS leaders said they initially had […]

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Their single-minded purpose: Make manual scavenging a poll issue

In a constituency of over 15 lakh, 5,000-odd members of the Valmiki community, who work as manual scavengers, are not a big enough votebank who politicians would pander to. IN THE packed Yashwantrao Chavan Auditorium in Aurangabad, 30-year-old Daulat Siraswal asks AIMIM candidate Imtiyaz Jaleel why his campaign makes no reference to putting an end […]

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Ally breaks ranks with BJP in Beed; setback for Pankaja Munde

Pankaja’s sister Pritam is seeking re-election from the seat, which has been a stronghold of the Munde family and was previously represented by their father late Gopinath Munde. Breaking ranks from the BJP in Beed, NDA constituent Shiv Sangram on Thursday joined hands with the Opposition in the constituency. Shiv Sangram leader Vinayak Mete, who […]

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Maharashtra all set for straight fight between two alliances

With the announcement of the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance, Maharashtra is all set for a straight fight between the BJP-Shiv Sena and Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliances. As expected, the BJP and Sena have reunited after a gap of five years. They fought the 2014 LS polls together, but snapped ties six months later as […]

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Congress leaders want Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to campaign in Mumbai

City Congress leaders are keen on getting party president Rahul Gandhi and their newly appointed general secretary and in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi, to campaign in Mumbai for the Lok Sabha elections. Reason? Of the 30-35 lakh Hindi-speaking population in Mumbai and its suburbs, 65% is from east Uttar Pradesh and most citizens […]