Sharad Yadav, president of the Janata Dal (United), is one of the architects of the proposed merger of six political parties who trace their roots to the erstwhile Janata Dal. Yadav tells Archis Mohan how the grand alliance with Left parties and even the Congress is the need of the hour. What is the aim behind this proposed merger? We are faced with a new political reality that has emerged because of the vacuum that resulted from the miserable failure of the second United ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
A militant ambush near the highway of Qazigund town in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district left 4 Central Reserve Police Force troopers injured on Saturday evening. A senior police officer said militants fired at a passing vehicle of the CRPF at Lavdora near Qazigund on the Srinagar Jammu national highway on Saturday evening wounding the CRPF troopers. "The injured CRPF jawans have been evacuated to hospital for treatment," the officer said. Reinforcements were rushed to the spot and the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A luncheon meeting called by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh was attended by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, Janata Dal-United's (JD-U) Nitish Kumar and Sharad Yadav and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader HD Deve Gowda along ...Jagran Post, 1 month ago
Despite the flood of BJP victories, it is difficult to see how regional parties will disappear. These parties not only have the same development goals as the national parties but also promise good governance After the Haryana and Maharashtra assembly election results were declared, I congratulated a friend, a political scientist, for correctly predicting that the Bharatiya Janata Party would get a majority in Haryana. He then recounted the exchange between two friends, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The swearing in could take place before Diwali October 23. The BJP parliamentary board has deputed Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu and senior leader Dinesh Sharma as observers for the meeting here. The names doing rounds include Rashtriya Swayamsewak ...Jagran Post, 2 months ago
Continuing his Lok Sabha plank of ousting the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sought a clear mandate for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Haryana for putting the state on a growth trajectory. Kicking off his party’s poll campaign in Haryana, he hit out at the Congress for the state’s backwardness. Modi said that the entire world was looking at India with greater respect and this had happened not because of him, but the power of 125 crore people of India, who had ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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