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Mani Shankar Aiyar fails to retain Mayiladuthurai
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) Lady luck did not smile on Panchayati Raj Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar of the Congress as he failed to retain the Mayiladuthurai Lok Sabha seat in Tamil Nadu for a third consecutive term, and fourth overall, losing to the AIADMK's O.S. Maniyan by 36,000 votes.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 11:33:13 PM

Congress sweeps Rajasthan, routs BJP
Jaipur, May 16 (IANS) The Congress swept Rajasthan Saturday, winning 19 of the state's 25 Lok Sabha seats and routing the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Saturday, May 16, 2009 10:47:29 PM

YSR leads Congress to renewed mandate in Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy's magic worked once again as the Congress Saturday retained power in Andhra Pradesh with a comfortable majority.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 10:38:36 PM

Navjot Sidhu wins, Vinod Khanna loses in Punjab
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) retained his Amritsar Lok Sabha seat even as party colleague and actor Vinod Khanna lost from the adjoining Gurdaspur in Punjab Saturday.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 10:17:05 PM

Verdict 2009 bad news for some ministers
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) stole the show with its big victory but the election outcome brought bad news for more than half a dozen ministers who lost.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 10:13:03 PM

Rajashekhar Reddy to take oath on May 20
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who once again led Congress to victory in the state, will take oath for a second consecutive term on May 20, party sources said here Saturday.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 9:59:34 PM

Chidambaram wins after nail-biting finish
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) He was declared loser before he finally romped home. Home Minister P. Chidambaram had a close shave in his Sivaganga constituency as he beat his closest rival, AIADMK's Raja Kannappan, by around 3,000 votes.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 9:59:19 PM

26/11 notwithstanding, Congress-NCP make clean sweep of Mumbai
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) The Mumbai terror attacks of last year notwithstanding, the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) combine made a clean sweep in the country's commercial capital by bagging all the six seats Saturday.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 9:54:42 PM

Mayawati blames Muslims for party's poor show
Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati Saturday blamed Muslims for her party's poor showing in the Lok Sabha elections.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 9:54:26 PM

Yeddyurappa hails BJP show in Karnataka, grieves NDA defeat
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) For Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, D-day turned into an anti-climax as the joy of his party winning 19 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state was dashed by the defeat of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the national level.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 9:54:06 PM

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