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Congress set to debate alliances

The Congress is speaking in different voices on the issue of alliance ahead of the “chintan shivir” being held in Jaipur on January 18 and 19.

Modi to be discussed at Cong Jaipur meet


Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi who is emerging as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate after his electoral success, would figure in the Congress’ “Chintan Shivir” being held in Jaipur on Januar

Political fog to be clearer post-Budget

Leaders of the the ruling alliance are assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the UPA and NDA and feel that the political situation will become clearer only after the presentation of the Union Budget next month.

Will Modi contest from UP?

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi will contest the coming Lok Sabha elections either from Varanasi or Lucknow, according to feedback received by the Congress party after his victory in the Gujarat

Cong chintan shivir to set tone for polls

Former Union minister and veteran Congress leader B. Janardhana Poojary performs “Urulu seve” at Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple

While the two-day chintan shivir of the Congress in Jaipur in January will set the tone for the coming Assembly elections in about 10 states, organisational issues will figure prominently in it.

Cong in no hurry to elect legislature party leader?

The Congress appears to be in no hurry to elect its legislature party leader in the Gujarat Assembly, nor has it taken any decision on the resignation of Pradesh Congress Committee president Arjun Modhwadia following the party’s defeat in the Assembly elections.

Cong to brainstorm on women security

The issue of women security would figure prominently in the Congress’ two-day “chintan shivir” being held in Jaipur in January, with the party smelling that the opposition would exploit this against t

Virbhadra, 5 more in Himachal CM race

While former Union minister and PCC chief Virbhadra Singh is an obvious frontrunner, around half a dozen Congress leaders are aspirants for the chief ministership in Himachal Pradesh, which the party wrested from the BJP on Thursday.

Maya ‘wins’ quota tussle, isolates SP

BSP supremo Mayawati appeared Thursday to have won the first round in the battle for quotas for SC/STs in government job promotions, isolating the Samajwadi Party, her Uttar Pradesh arch rival, in the Rajya Sabha and compelling the Congress and BJP to support the legislation.

Opp. advises govt to adjourn sine die

While the Congress managers are in a fix on how handle the key supporting parties — Samajwadi Party and BSP — on the controversial Constitution (117th Amendment) Bill that provides reservation for SCs

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