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Sharad Yadav likely to be Opposition's Presidential candidate
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Sharad Yadav likely to be Opposition's Presidential candidate

R Rajagopalan reports:Former Janata Dal-United chief and Rajya Sabha member Sharad Yadav is likely to be projected as the common candidate of the entire Opposition for the Presidential election scheduled to be held in July.Sources in the Congress and the Left parties are discussing his name.Another name which came up for discussion was that of Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari.However, he is said to be not keen to contest as the numbers are with the Bharatiya Janata Party. Being a former ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Modi-Shah have a game plan conquer south India

The Modi juggernaut is all set to paint the five south Indian states in saffron colours, writes R Rajagopalan. After conquering most parts of the country, the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief election strategist Amit Shah has set his eyes on winning over southern India. To make inroads in the five south Indian states, which together send 130 MPs to the Lok Sabha, the BJP has set up an internal think-tank to study the dynamics of the 15 regional parties that matter in these states. The party is ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

What BJP's Uttar Pradesh win means for Indian politics

Political Pundit R Rajagopalan lists his big takeaways from the election results. The Five-State Verdict: LIVE LEADS/RESULTS IMAGE: A BJP supporter celebrates the election results outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, March 11, 2017. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters Nazarwala on Rediff in January: BJP will score triple century   When it comes to elections, Uttar Pradesh is never just another state. And a landslide victory of the kind that the Bharatiya Janata Party has just ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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Both AIADMK factions reel under internal rivalry

It is thanks to these internal differences that the much-awaited merger between the two factions has not made any headway so far, reports R Rajagopalan. The Sasikala faction of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam is facing a tremendous amount of internal pressure, with three or four warring groups unable to come to grips with each other.  With the faction leaders V K Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran behind bars, there has been behind-the-scenes build-up by various ...
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EPS to back BJP's presidential candidate, but that's not all

With both the factions pledging their support, the BJP believes that the natural corollary is for them to now merge and retain the two-leaves election symbol, a view shared by the prime minister as well. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the support of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s Sasikala faction for the Bharatiya Janata Party’s presidential candidate.  Palaniswami, popularly referred to as ...
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Modi-Palaniswami meet on Wednesday

Tamil Nadu CM Edapaadi Palaniswami is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday.Palaniswami, of the AIADMK Sasikala faction, is likely to extend support of the faction's 122 MLAs and 26 MPs for the presidential polls, which will be conveyed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi when they meet. Modi also met former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam last week on Friday and has been assured of support from the OPS faction as well, with its 10 MLAs and 11 ...
 Rediff.com6 days ago What transpired between OPS and Modi in Delhi?  Rediff.com1 week ago OPS assures PM of support for prez polls  Rediff.com1 week ago OPS plans mahagathbandhan if AIADMK merger fails  Rediff.com1 month ago
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TRS gets defence land for secretariat, BJP its vote

Speculation is rife that the land deal came after the Telangana Rashtra Samithi agreed to vote with the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presidential elections scheduled for July, but the TRS has rubbished these reports. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao must be a happy man. Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has cleared the proposal to hand over 60 acres of defence land on Parade Ground in Secunderabad to the Telangana government for building its new secretariat. The decision came at ...
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Who will Modi pick to succeed Pranab?

Given Modi's penchant for springing a surprise, the BJP nominee for President could be anyone.The only thing certain is that it will be an RSS person, reports R Rajagopalan. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Photograph: Shahbaz Khan/PTI Photo   That Congress President Sonia Gandhi has gone into overdrive for the Presidential election is well known. What is not known is the strategy being charted by Gandhi to ensure a ...
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VKS or OPS? Who will BJP ally with for presidential poll?

BJP President Amit Shah has authorised Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu to liaise with M Thambidurai and TTV Dinakaran from the Sasikala camp, just in case it turns against the BJP after the income tax raids on its health minister C Vijayabaskar, says R Rajagopalan. Will the Bharatiya Janata Party seek votes from MLAs and MPs in the VK Sasikala camp for the presidential polls? Will the BJP’s political strategy in Tamil Nadu be resolved at the national executive meeting in Bhubaneswar ...
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