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Jayalalithaa meets Modi with list of 29 demands

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday and submitted a 29-point memorandum, detailing several demands of the State. This was her first visit after her second consecutive victory in the Assembly polls. She met with her party’s 50 MPs (including those in the Rajya Sabha) before going to Mr. Modi’s Race Course Road residence.

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The Prime Minister, sources said, congratulated her on her victory, accepted her memorandum and also dispatched two Ministers, Nirmala Sitharaman and Pon Radhakrishnan, to meet her.

While differences between Tamil Nadu and the Centre on the GST Bill remain, the Centre is trying to reach out to her. The AIADMK has 13 members in the Rajya Sabha...

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Rajnath vs Mulayam: BJP’s UP Plans Feature Home Minister In Key Role

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, one of the most prominent BJP leaders from Uttar Pradesh, is likely to play a pivotal role in the party’s campaign for assembly elections to be held in the state early next year.
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Sources said the BJP plans to project Mr Singh as the main face of the party in the UP elections, as a seasoned politician and local leader to take on regional giants like Mulayam Singh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party’s Mayawati.

Mr Singh is likely to be given charge of the campaign committee in UP, the sources said, adding that the chief ministerial candidate, if at all the party will project one, will be decided later. Mr Singh, who has been chief minister of UP before, is not keen to essay that role again, sources said.

The party also has to get it...

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India Today sting on Rajya Sabha seats for sale: Election Commission asks for CBI probe

Acknowledging the India Today sting for its “documentary evidence” while rejecting a similar expose done by another TV channel, the poll panel said it will file an FIR (First Information Report) into allegations that Rajya Sabha seats were on sale.

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The Election Commission of India has asked for a CBI probe into allegations of lawmakers in Karnataka asking for money in lieu of votes for the Rajya Sabha election, an expose done by India Today TV earlier this month. WATCH: Operation Rajya Sabha Bazaar – Parliament’s worst kept secret revealed

Acknowledging the India Today sting for its “documentary evidence” while rejecting a similar expose done by Times Now channel, the poll panel said it will file an FIR (First Information Report) into allegations that Rajya Sabha seats were ...

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Exit polls: BJP set to storm Assam, Mamata in Bengal, LDF in Kerala, close contest in TN

As the curtains came down Monday on assembly elections in four states and an Union Territory, exit polls predicted an anti-incumbent mood in all states except West Bengal. All polls predicted a BJP win in Assam, raising party hopes of its first government in a north-eastern state when votes are counted May 19.

The Congress, which pollsters said was set to be dislodged from Assam after 15 years, seemed to be on its way out in Kerala too with exit polls predicting the return of the CPM-led Left Democratic Front.

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The Congress can, however, draw solace from its projected victory, in alliance with the DMK, in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry...

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