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Politics live: Govt. to hold spectrum auctions this year: Prasad

Here is a look at political developments of the day.   Govt. to hold spectrum auctions this year: Prasad The government plans to hold auctions for spectrum, including for 5G services, in the current calendar year, Union Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday. Mr. Prasad, who took over from Manoj Sinha, added that […]

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Post-poll survey: Modi all the way in 2019

Deep changes are taking place in the arena of competitive politics One might be tempted to dismiss the NDA’s feat of winning two parliamentary elections in a row by pointing out that even the UPA government, without a towering Prime Minister, returned to power. Such an assessment would obviously be a mistake. What the BJP […]

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Prakash Ambedkar should look beyond personal political gain, says Raju Shetti

The Swabhimani Paksha chief says election diverted focus from farmers’ issues; he says his immediate objective is to ameliorate the plight of farmers and their families in the drought-afflicted hinterland. Attributing his startling defeat in the Hatkanangale Lok Sabha constituency to Prakash Ambedkar’s Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), Swabhimani Paksha chief Raju Shetti on Monday said […]

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NOTA most popular in Bihar, 8 lakh shun parties

In 17 constituencies, the NOTA vote share was above 2%. Bihar registered the maximum None of The Above (NOTA) votes of about 8 lakh, with the highest share of 5.04% reported from the Gopalganj constituency, according to the Election Commission. In Gopalganj, 51,660 voters rejected all the candidates. Neelanjan Sircar, a Senior Visiting Fellow at […]

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BJP still has upper hand versus Sena

‘Big Brother’ posts better strike rate; partners hint at extending alliance for Assembly polls The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena alliance will likely carry forward gains from the Lok Sabha elections into the Assembly elections in October 2019. The two partners, after sweeping most of Maharashtra’s 48 seats, hinted at taking their long-standing […]