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We will support Congress choice for president: Lalu Prasad
Patna, June 14 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Thursday said his party would support the Congress party's choice of presidential candidate and slammed political parties for "making a joke" of the issue.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 2:18:25 PM

Bengal Congress lashes out at Mamata for rejecting Pranab
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Lashing out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for indirectly rejecting the name of union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for the president's post, Congress MP Adhir Choudhury Thursday accused her of pursuing a "politics of vendetta" over not getting a financial package for Bengal.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 2:15:04 PM

Advani, Jayalalithaa to 'coordinate' on presidential polls
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) BJP senior leader L.K. Advani and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday decided to "coordinate efforts" on the issue of the presidential elections.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 2:01:05 PM

Cornered Congress to 'reach out' to smaller parties
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Manmohan Singh will continue as prime minister till 2014, a cornered Congress broke its silence to declare Thursday, amid indications it would reach out to smaller parties and others like the RJD in a bid to neutralise the newly-formed axis of Trinamool Congress and the Samajwadi Party (SP) in the presidential elections.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:38:45 PM

UPA playing checkmate game on presidential choice: BJP
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said the Congress and its allies are playing "a game of checkmate" with the presidential elections and everything is part of a "pre-written script" by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:38:25 PM

UPA will shortly decide on presidential candidate: Pranab
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and the Congress will shortly decide on a presidential candidate, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee who was named as the Congress party's first choice for the post, said Thursday.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:26:34 PM

Kerala assembly again disrupted over twin murders
Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (IANS) Four bills were passed without any discussion Thursday as the Kerala assembly was disrupted for the third consecutive day by opposition legislators demanding immediate arrest of Indian Union Muslim League's (IUML) lawmaker P.K. Basheer, who has been named in a twin murder case.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 12:57:40 PM

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

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