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TDP delegation to meet Shiv Sena, NCP leaders in Mumbai

Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) In a significant political development ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament, a delegation of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will meet non-Congress and non-BJP party leaders here on Sunday, informed sources said. TDP's Lok Sabha floor leader Thota Narasimham and MP P. Ravindra Babu will call on Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday evening. Late...

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Ex-Andhra CM Kiran Kumar Reddy rejoins Congress

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Friday rejoined the Congress that he left in protest against the bifurcation of the state in 2014. Reddy went to the Congress headquarters here and rejoined the party in the presence of General Secretary and former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and party leader Randeep Singh Surjewala. E...

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Government convenes all party meeting on July 17

New Delhi, July (IANS) The government has convened an all-party meeting on July 17 to seek cooperation of opposition parties for smooth running of parliament in the monsoon session and to discuss its legislative agenda, sources said. The meeting, to be held a day before the start of the session, would be attended by leaders of different political parties. Opposition parties are expected ...

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Simultaneous polls to erode federalism, Law Commission told

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) A majority of regional parties that took part in a discussion on simultaneous polls on Sunday told the Law Commission that such an exercise would undermine the regional aspirations and erode the federal set up envisioned in the Constitution. While a few including the Samajwadi Party and Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) supported the idea of 'one-nation-one-election...

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Simultaneous polls against federal structure: TDP

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Sunday opposed the idea of simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies, saying the proposal was impracticable and against the spirit of the Constitution and federal structure. As per the Constitution, it is not possible and is impracticable. For simultaneous polls, either you have to extend or reduce the tenures of...

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Housewarming of 3 lakh units performed on single day in Andhra

Vijayawada, July 5 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday claimed to have set a record with the opening of over three lakh houses built for poor across the state on a single day. 'Gruha Pravesham' (housewarming) programme of 3,00,346 houses built under housing scheme for poor in all 13 districts of the state was performed simultaneously, an official statement said. Chie...

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Opposition parties to meet ahead of monsoon session

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Opposition parties will meet ahead of the monsoon session to discuss their strategy for the session and also to take a final call on fielding a candidate for election to the post of Rajya Sabha's Deputy Chairman. Congress sources said the meeting could take place on July 16 or 17 and will be convened by Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is Leader of Opposition in the Rajya S...

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Congress open to backing Trinamool candidate for RS Deputy Chairman

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Congress leaders on Monday gave indications that the party was open to supporting a Trinamool Congress candidate for the post of Rajya Sabha Chairman amid signals that Sukhendu Sekhar Roy could emerge as the choice for the post. We are open to supporting a Trinamool Congress candidate. Sukhendu Sekhar Roy's name has emerged in deliberations so far, a Congress lea...

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Congress likely to back opposition nominee for RS Deputy Chairman

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Keen to further augment opposition unity in the run-up to the 2019 general elections, Congress may opt against fielding a candidate for the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman and work with other parties outside the NDA to put up a common candidate. Informed sources said the combined opposition appears to have an edge in a contest for the post with the BJP-led N...

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Political churning to intensify as RS Deputy Chairman election approaches

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The political churning for election of new Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman in place of P. J. Kurien, who is retiring on July 1, is expected to pick up momentum in the coming days with the announcement on Monday of the schedule for Parliament's Monsoon Session. The election of new Deputy Chairman will be on the top of agenda of the upper house of parliament when it m...

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Jolt to Telangana Congress as senior leader Nagender quits

Hyderabad, June 22 (IANS) In a setback to the opposition Congress in Telangana, senior leader and former minister D. Nagender on Friday resigned from the party. A key leader of the party in Hyderabad, Nagender dashed off a letter to party President Rahul Gandhi outlining the reasons for his decision. Soon after Nagender's announcement, state Congress chief Uttam Kumar Reddy rushe...

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No alliance in Andhra: Congress

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said it will not tie up with any party in Andhra Pradesh for the state assembly polls and general elections next year. People of the state were not happy with the ruling dispensation (Telegu Desam Party) on the issue of special status, said Congress in charge for Andhra Pradesh Oommen Chandy after meeting party President Rahul Gandhi.

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Kejriwal continues sit-in protest, accuses BJP of instigating IAS officers

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his three Cabinet colleagues continued their sit-in protest at the Lt Governor's (LG) office on Saturday with the AAP preparing to launch a march to the Prime Minister's residence on Sunday as the stalemate continued over the six-day long tussle over the IAS officers strike. Kejriwal accused the BJP of putting pressure on...

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Chandrababu Naidu joins Muslims in Eid prayers

Vijayawada, June 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday joined Muslims in offering Eid-ul-Fitr prayers. Wearing a skull cap, he stood with Muslims to offer Eid 'namaz' at Municipal Grounds in Vijayawada. He greeted Muslim leaders and commoners on the occasion of Eid, which marks culmination of holy month of Ramadan. Addressing the gather...

28 days ago
Kejriwal continues sit-in protest

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his three Cabinet colleagues continued their sit-in protest at the Lt Governor's (LG) office on Saturday while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers are preparing for a mass agitation on Sunday. A number of party MLAs and workers are preparing for the protest on Sunday at the Prime Minister's residence if their demands were n...

29 days ago
TDP expresses solidarity with Delhi's AAP government

Vijayawada, June 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has expressed solidarity with Delhi's AAP government in its row with the Lt. Governor. We express our solidarity with the Government of Delhi elected by people, tweeted TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is on a sit-in strik...

29 days ago
Chandrababu Naidu accuses BJP of misusing Governor's office

Vijayawada, June 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday targeted BJP for using the office of the Governor for the political benefits. The trend of using the governor's office for Political benefits of the ruling party at the centre, goes against the spirit of the Constitution, he tweeted. The remarks by Naidu, also the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Pres...

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More opposition parties back Kejriwal's stir

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) More regional parties have expressed their support to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's protest against the Lt Governor with Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) being the latest. JMM'S Working President and former Chief Minister Hemant Soren, in a tweet, said: I salute to the fight by Delhi for its rights. The AAP government in Delhi i...

1 month ago
Opposition unity gaining strength, SP with us: Congress

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Though Congress President Rahul Gandhi's Iftar party was not attended by many heavyweight opposition leaders, the party said the opposition unity was gaining strength and many leaders could not come as they were in their state capitals. Congress leader Rajeev Shukla told reporters: Samajwadi Party not attending the Iftar doesn't mean they boycotted it. They coul...

1 month ago
Pranab attends Rahul's Iftar, few big opposition leaders present

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who was in the eye of a storm and the butt of criticism from some Congress leaders for going to the RSS headquarters, attended the Iftar party hosted by Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday. Good food, friendly faces and great conversation make for a memorable Iftar! We were honoured to have two former Presidents, Prana...

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