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Advani will just remain PM-in-waiting: Kapil Sibal
Chandigarh, March 19 (IANS) The Congress Thursday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was no competition to its United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in the upcoming polls and that the BJP's prime minister-in-waiting L.K. Advani would have to 'remain so' in future too.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:26:14 PM

PM calls Varun Gandhi's remarks 'unfortunate'
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said it was'unfortunate' if Varun Gandhi made hate speeches that have drawn strong reactions across the nation.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:19:52 PM

Goa may ban Muthalik's entry, BJP backs the move
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Goa Home Minister Ravi Naik Thursday said the government would ban the entry of Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik, who has vowed to 'detoxify' the state from pub culture. And it has found support from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who called the group 'a bunch of crooks and criminals'.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:09:44 PM

BJP names seven candidates for Delhi
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) After several rounds of discussions and intense lobbying, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday released a list of its seven candidates for the national capital in the general elections, with two sitting legislators getting tickets.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:09:29 PM

Mallika Sarabhai to take on Advani from Gandhinagar
Ahmedabad, March 19 (IANS) Declaring that she was not a political person but spoke for the people in Gujarat and the rest of the country, noted danseuse Mallika Sarabhai announced Thursday that she would contest the Lok Sabha polls as an independent candidate from Gandhinagar to take on BJP's prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:09:08 PM

Sangma asks Pawar to severe ties with Congress
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Upset over the decision to impose president's rule in Meghalaya, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader P.A. Sangma Thursday asked party chief Sharad Pawar to severe ties with the Congress for the Lok Sabha polls.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:01:22 PM

Congress did not take me seriously: Paswan (Interview)
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Forty eight hours after his Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad cocked a snook at their United Progressive Alliance (UPA) partner Congress by unilaterally announcing a seat-sharing formula for Bihar, LJP supremo Ram Vilas Paswan asserted he had warned the Congress not to ignore him but the 'Congress did not take me seriously'.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 6:53:24 PM

BJP accuses Congress minority cell chief of communal speech
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) After having been caught on the wrong foot with Varun Gandhi's alleged hate speech, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has complained to the Election Commission that Imran Kidwai, the chief of Congress' national minority cell, made 'inflammatory religious statements'.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 6:41:51 PM

Varun Gandhi has to prove tapes were doctored: Poll panel
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami Thursday said it is for Varun Gandhi to prove that the tape, which allegedly show him delivering inflammatory speeches, was 'doctored'.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 6:20:46 PM

Shiv Sena pits most of sitting MPs in first list of candidates
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) The Shiv Sena announced Thursday its first list of 15 candidates for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, renominating a majority of its sitting MPs.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 6:17:24 PM

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