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We can't spare Manmohan Singh, says Congress
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Congress cannot spare Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the party said Thursday, ruling out his candidature as president. The Congress also rejected former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and former speaker Somnath Chatterjee proposed by the Trinamool Congress and the Samajwadi Party (SP) for the high post.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 12:33:30 PM

No question of Mamata meeting PM, says Trinamool
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) There was no question of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday, her party said emphatically.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 11:54:28 AM

Sonia meets Congress leaders, DMK
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi had a busy morning Thursday, meeting senior party leaders, including her presidential choice Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, as well as DMK's T.R. Baalu, to resolve the crisis over the presidential election.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 11:17:33 AM

Pranab meets Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi to discuss the presidential elections, officials said.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 10:41:10 AM

BJP wants Congress to react, NDA meet unlikely before Saturday
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) While the Congress maneuvers with its allies on the presidential polls, the opposition National Democratic Alliance, which is yet to hold any consultations, is not likely to meet before Saturday, one of its leaders said. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said it is waiting for the Congress to announce its stand.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:16:29 PM

Mamata plays pivotal role in presidential talk
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was at the centre of a political drama Wednesday when she stunned everyone by announcing three new names, including that of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, as her and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh's Yadav preferences for the president's post.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 9:35:49 PM

Pawar wants consensus on president
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Sharad Pawar, chief of the Nationalist Congress Party which is a United Progressive Alliance (UPA) constituent, Wednesday stressed on building consensus on the next president and refused to comment on the names suggested by alliance parties headed by Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mamata Banerjee.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 9:14:59 PM

NDA decision unlikely before Saturday, cards close to chest
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) While the Congress maneuvers with its allies on the presidential polls, the opposition National Democratic Alliance, which is yet to hold any consultations, is not likely to meet before Saturday, one of its leaders said.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 9:05:29 PM

Manmohan's name for presidency a Congress gimmick: CPI
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The CPI Wednesday said it will not support a Congress candidate for the presidential polls and dismissed the move of the Samajawadi Party and Trinamool Congress suggesting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's name for the high office as a "political gimmick".

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 8:57:59 PM

Himachal BJP legislator seeks change in state leadership
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) The infighting within Himachal Pradesh's BJP government came to the fore Wednesday after a party legislator wrote to party president Nitin Gadkari seeking a leadership change.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 8:27:09 PM

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