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New Defence Minister Parrikar files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha polls

Defence Minister ParrikarLucknow, Nov 10 : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday filed his nomination papers for election to the Rajya Sabha.

At present he is not member of any house in the parliament.

Today is the last date for filing nomination for ten Rajya Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.

Election, if needed, will be held on November 20.

Samajwadi Party, BSP and Congress party nominees have already filed their nominations. (ANI)

UPA's retrospective taxation made it clear we would win, says Jaitley

Arun JaitleyNew Delhi, Nov 8 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has claimed that the introduction of the retrospective taxation bill by the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime in Parliament, had made it clear that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would win the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Laxmikant Parsekar to be next Goa CM

Laxmikant ParsekarPanaji, Nov 8 : Putting an end to all speculations, Goa Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar was on Saturday elected as the new chief minister of the state.

A decision in this regard came after the BJP legislative meeting here, where all the MLAs unanimously decided to select Parsekar for the top post.

BJP general secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy after the meeting told mediapersons that Parsekar's name was proposed by outgoing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and seconded by Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza.

Obama, Republican leaders test will for compromise

Barack ObamaWashington : President Barack Obama and the congressional leadership sit down for lunch at the White House on Friday to search for ways to cooperate and try to break Washington's gridlock when Republicans take control of both chambers in the next Congress.

The midterm election earlier this week produced a stunning rebuke to Obama and his Democrats, with Republicans snatching control of the Senate and widening their dominance in the House of Representatives.

BJP holds Nitish responsible for membership termination of four JD (U) MLAs

sushil kuma modiPatna, Nov 1 : Launching a frontal attack on Nitish Kumar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday said the decision to terminate the state assembly membership of four Janata Dal (United) MLAs as undemocratic, and added that this had been done on the orders of the former Bihar chief minister.

"The base on which their membership have been cancelled is very undemocratic. We expect the Speaker to be unbiased, but the person has worked as if he is a member of the party. This is a dictatorship attitude and all has been done on the orders of Nitish Kumar," said Modi.

Fadnavis takes over as first BJP CM of Maharashtra

Devendra FadnavisMumbai, Oct 31 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis on Friday took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He took the oath of office in Marathi in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other BJP stalwarts at a grand function in Wankhede Stadium here.

The 44-year-old Fadnavis, a four-term MLA from Nagpur, exchanged pleasantries with Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao after taking the oath of office. Fadnavis today became the first leader from the BJP to head the state government.

Fadvanis elected Maharashtra BJP legislature party chief unanimously

Devendra FadnavisMumbai, Oct 28 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs on Tuesday unanimously chose Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadvanis as their leader, thus paving the way for him to be invited to be the next chief minister of the state.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who was the party's central observer, announced this decision after the meeting in Mumbai.

Earlier, both Fadnavis and Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari were in the ring for the post, but Gadkari had ruled himself out after a meeting with top RSS leaders in Nagpur last week.

PM Modi congratulates Dilma Rousseff on re-election as Brazil Prez

Narendra Modi and Dilma RousseffNew Delhi, Oct. 27 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Dilma Rousseff on her re-election as the President of Brazil for the second term.

"Congratulations to @dilmabr on her re-election as the President of Brazil! My best wishes to her for the 2nd term," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

"I look forward to continuing to work with @dilmabr to strengthen India-Brazil relations in the years to come", he added.

Dilma Vana Rousseff, the 36th President of Brazil, got re-elected for the position after securing more than 51% of votes. (ANI)

Manohar Lal Khattar to take oath as Haryana CM today

Manohar Lal KhattarPanchkula (Haryana), Oct 26 : Manohar Lal Khattar will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Haryana by Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki here on Sunday.

Preparations are currently underway for the oath taking ceremony in Panchkula's HUDA ground which will be reportedly attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other NDA leaders.

Sixty-year-old Khattar won the recent assembly elections from the Karnal seat and prior to that he was the Chairman of BJP's Haryana Election Campaign Committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.

He will be the first Chief Minister of Haryana belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Uddhav Thackeray chosen as Shiv Sena parliamentary board chief

Uddhav ThackerayMumbai, Oct 20 : Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray was chosen as the chief of his party's parliamentary board at a meeting held here on Monday.

"All MLAs who won met today. It was a thanks giving and a welcome meeting and a resolution was passed where Uddhavji was chosen as parliamentary board chief," said Shiv Sena leader Anil Desai .

He further said that the Shiv Sena chief would take the call if any proposal was put forward regarding the government formation in Maharashtra.

"However, we do not want to comment on anything else right now as it would not be right," he said.

Free Maharashtra of dynasty politics: PM Modi

Free Maharashtra of dynasty politics: PM ModiKankavali (Maharashtra), Oct 13 : Prime Minister Modi on Monday called on the people of Maharashtra to rid the state of parties that have encouraged entire families into joining politics.

"We have to free Maharashtra of dynastic politics. The people of this country have trust in democracy, which is why they voted for an ordinary man like me," said Prime Minister Modi at a rally here ahead of the Maharashtra legislative assembly elections, in what was a gibe at the other parties contesting the upcoming polls.

Change your destiny, vote for development: PM Modi

Narendra ModiGurgaon, Oct 11 : Describing Gurgaon as 'Mini India' Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the people to vote for the BJP and shun those families that have monopolised power in Haryana.

Addressing an election rally here, Prime Minister Modi asked the electorate to teach those families a lesson by using their finger comparing its power with that of mythical Hindu god Lord Krishna's 'Sudarshan Chakra'.

Haryana polls: Shun families that have monopolised political power, says Modi

Narendra ModiJind/Sirsa: Sharpening his attack on dynastic politics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the people to shun the "families" that have monopolised power in Haryana by forging "behind-the-scene alliances" for past
25 years and were propagating "goondashahi".

"People of Haryana will not forgive the looters of Haryana. Five families have ruled the state for last 25 years. Here, they have forged behind-the scene alliances ahead of elections. They have decided amongst themselves that they will loot the state by turns," he said addressing rallies in Haryana ahead of October 15 polls.

PM Modi criticizes opposition for politicizing ceasefire violations issue

Narendra ModiBaramati (Maharashtra), Oct 9 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday criticized his opponents for politicizing the issue of the ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the International Border and the Line of Control
(LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Speaking at a rally here, Prime Minister Modi said, "Our jawans at the border are sacrificing their lives for the country and you are politicizing such issues. Polls will come and go; governments will come and go but one must not politicize issues of peace and security."

"Bahadur jawano ne sahi sahi jawab de diya hai (Our brave jawans have given the right answer)," the Prime Minister added.

Ravi Shankar Prasad highlights Congress misrule, says Maharashtra needs change

Ravi Shankar PrasadMumbai, Oct 8 : Asserting that the Congress' misrule at the Centre during the last 10 years had brought it down to 44 seats in the Lok Sabha, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said Maharashtra needs change, adding he is confident that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form a majority government in the state.

"Maharashtra needs change. And like the people of Maharashtra voted for us the during Lok Sabha elections, I am confident that they will vote for us during the assembly elections as well. I am confident that BJP will form a majority government in Maharashtra," he told a press conference here.

Make BJP win by majority to avoid parties playing blame game in an alliance, says PM Modi

PM ModiKhamgaon (Maharashtra), Oct 7 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked the people of Maharashtra to help the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) win by a majority in the upcoming legislative assembly elections in the state, adding that if two parties come to power via an alliance, it may lead to a blame game between the parties involved over various issues.

Bobby Jindal contemplating 2016 presidential run

Bobby JindalWashington, Oct 7 : Louisiana Gov Bobby Jindal said that he was still "thinking and praying" about a possible 2016 presidential run.

According to Politico, the Indian American governor didn't give a specific date for his decision, saying he would announce his decision after the Nov. 4 midterm election and "sometime after the holiday".

He said that the people in the country were hungry for a big change and that there was a lot of frustration.

Jindal added that people were frustrated with the president, and that they were yet to hear a comprehensive alternative from the Republicans.

Power concentrated within five families in Haryana: PM Modi

Power concentrated within five families in Haryana: PM ModiFaridabad, Oct 6 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said power in Haryana is concentrated in the hands of five families who are looting the people of the state.

"There is no democracy, but a dynastic rule in Haryana. Here power is concentrated in the hands of five families who are looting the people. We must save Haryana from this," said Prime Minister Modi.

"The Congress couldn't even reach 50 seats in recent Lok Sabha polls. The resentment of people towards them has become very evident today. They wouldn't even be able to reach double digit this time and it is due to their own sins," he added.

Most communal clashes took place during Cong-NCP rule in Maha: Narendra Modi

Narendra ModiGondia : Accusing the Congress-NCP regime in Maharashtra of doing nothing except "looting" the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday targeted it saying the maximum number of terror activities and most communal clashes after Uttar Pradesh took place during their rule.

Addressing an election rally here today, he also highlighted the plight of tribals in the Vidharba region of the state who got lesser remuneration for their produce than those in Chhattisgarh and held the current regime responsible for it, as he exhorted people to give BJP a "full majority".

Maharashtra wasted 15 years under Congress-NCP rule: Prime Minister Modi

Prime Minister ModiAurangabad (Maharashtra), Oct 4 : Highlighting the misrule of Congress-NCP combine in Maharashtra for the last fifteen years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the people to vote for the BJP and said the upcoming election will decide the state's fate.

"What is important is how will Maharashtra look like, you have to think who can change the fate of Maharashtra. I am your servant, but it is the crores of people of Maharashtra who will change the destiny of Maharashtra," Prime Minister said while addressing a rally at Aurangabad .

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