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Congress suggestions on Patidar quota as per Constitution: Sibal

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said that his party's suggestions on providing quotas to Patidars in poll-bound Gujarat was as per the Constitution and PAAS leader Hardik Patel will make the announcement of the formula at an appropriate time. Talking to reporters here after Patel announced that Congress has accepted the community's demand for quotas in j...

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Parliament's winter session will be held, to be regular session: Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Rejecting opposition criticism, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that Parliament's winter session will be held and it will be a regular session not overlapping with the Gujarat Assembly election dates. Certainly, the winter session will be held and it will be a regular session. We are going to ensure that a regular winter session is held and it doe...

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Vaghela's Jan Vikalp fields 74 candidates

Ahmedabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Jan Vikalp, the third front of Congress rebel and former Gujarat Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela, will field 69 candidates in the first phase of Assembly elections on December 9. Bapu, as Shankersinh is called by his supporters, said: We have decided to field these candidates and they will contest on the 'tractor' symbol allocated to the All India Hindustan Co...

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'Fools' have accepted formula given by 'fools': Nitin Patel

Gandhinagar, Nov 22 (IANS) Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel lashed out at Patidar leader Hardik Patel for accepting the Congress formula on job quotas and supporting it in upcoming Assembly elections, calling him a fool. Fools have given a formula and fools have accepted it, a fuming Nitin Patel said. I have not seen a more foolish person than Hardik. He is young boy. He may hav...

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Congress promises job quotas, Hardik pledges support

Ahmedabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Wednesday extended his support to the Congress in Assembly elections after it promised to give job quotas to the Patel community under the OBC category in Gujarat. Hardik Patel made the much awaited announcement on behalf of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) at a crowded press conference here and said PAAS was formally accept...

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Google doodle celebrates Hindu woman who fought child marriage

Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Google on Wednesday dedicated a special doodle to mark the 153rd birth anniversary of medico Rukhmabai Raut, who proved instrumental in getting the obnoxious practice of child marriages banned not only in colonial India but the entire British Empire. The Hindu woman also excelled as one of the first practicing woman medicos during an era when even sending girls to s...

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Bengaluru-Mysuru double rail line opened for traffic

Bengaluru, Nov 22 (IANS) The 138-km double railway line between Bengaluru and Mysuru in southern Karnataka was opened for traffic, an official said. Completion of the 1.7 km stretch at Srirangapatna has enabled us to open the 138.3 km double line between Bengaluru and Mysore for operating express, passenger and goods trains on the route in the state's southern region, an official of the ...

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People think Gujaratis are clever, but we ain't for 22 years: Hardik

Ahmedabad, Nov 21 (IANS) PAAS leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday said Gujaratis were believed to be very clever but they have not been for last 22 years, adding that Patel agitation leaders had not sought tickets from any political party or wished to contest polls. Hardik Patel's statement comes in the wake of an agreement by the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) with the Congress on rese...

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Congress replaces candidate for Botad seat

Gandinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Putting an end to the logjam over thecandidate from Botad in the Gujarat assembly elections, the Congress on Tuesday replaced Manhar Patel, an NCP defector, with D.M. Patel. The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) had objected to Manhar Patel and the issue had created a near-rift in the alliance with the Congress for the elections. Under pressure from t...

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Parliament's winter session will surely be held: Speaker

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Amid a war of words between the government and the opposition over Parliament's winter session, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Tuesday that it will surely be held but did not indicate the dates. It will be held, surely held, Mahajan told the media on the sidelines of a function here. There is speculation that the a short winter session will be ...

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Congress, BJP spar over Parliament session

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Congress and the BJP attacked each other over the winter session of Parliament with Prime Minister Narendra Modi being described as Lord Brahma, who kept to himself everything, even as the opposition party accused the government of trying to avoid being exposed over embarrassing issues ahead of the Gujarat elections. However, the government rejected the charg...

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Seems Congress leaders have no engagements in Gujarat: Naqvi

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking a dig at the Congress, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said that going by the Congress persistent demand for holding the winter session of parliament, it seemed to him that its leaders have no engagements in the Gujarat assembly elections. He said that the government is not running away from calling the winter session and was just deferring i...

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Sharad Yadav's JD-U faction move HC against EC

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Gujarat legislator Chottubhai Vasava, acting President of Sharad Yadav faction of the Janata Dal (United), on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging the Election Commission order of granting the party's arrow symbol to the faction led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The Commission on November 17 had rejected Sharad Yadav's faction claim to JD-U symb...

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BSP candidate deposits Rs 5,000 -- in coins

Navsari, Nov 21 (IANS) A Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) candidate from Navsari constituency in Gujarat has deposited Rs 5,000 in coins for the state assembly elections. The Election Commission office staff were flabbergasted when candidate Gunawant Rathod produced a bag full of coins as his deposit money for the election. He claimed that the money was given to him by the public f...

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Will decide dates of winter session soon: Minister

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Tuesday hit out at the Congress for targeting the government over delay in convening the winter session of Parliament and said that the dates would be decided soon. The CCPA (Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs) will meet in a couple of days and decide the dates, Kumar told reporters here, adding that th...

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Only 'Brahma' Modi knows about date of House session: Congress

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday alleged that the government is delaying the winter session of Parliament to avoid questions from the opposition on issues like unemployment, corruption, GST and allegations against Amit Shah's son Jay Shah, which could expose them in the Gujarat polls. The party leaders also called Prime Minister Narendra Modi Brahma -- the creator, who al...

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Government avoiding Parliament due to Gujarat polls: Congress

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday alleged the government is deliberately delaying the winter session of Parliament to avoid questions from the opposition benches which can hamper its prospects in the Gujarat assembly polls. They do not want discussion in Parliament so they are giving different excuses for delaying the winter session. If they convene Parliament ses...

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Logjam over Botad seat between PAAS, Congress

Gandhinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday called off a press conference after differences cropped up between his Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) and the Congress over the Botad assembly constituency. After a meeting with PAAS leaders and agreeing on the reservation demands, the Congress had hoped it had overcome the disagreements between the two sides. But PA...

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Congress second list of 13 nominees for Gujarat polls has four replacements

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress on Monday released a second list of 13 candidates for the first phase of Gujarat elections scheduled on December 9, including four new contestants in place of candidates announced earlier. The party has now fielded Bhikhabhai Joshi in place of Amit Thummar in Junagarh, Jaish Patel instead of Kiran Thakur in Bharuch, Dhirubhai Gajera in place of Prafu...

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Sonia, Manmohan among star campaigners for Gujarat polls

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi are among the 40 star campaigners for the party for the Gujarat Assembly elections scheduled on December 9 and 14. Among the other senior leaders who are star campaigners are AICC General Secretary in-charge of Gujarat Ashok Gehlot, Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi...

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