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In a dramatic late night move on Tuesday, the usually passive Panneerselvam claimed that he was forced to resign as chief minister to pave the way for Sasikala. Within minutes, he was sacked from his position as party’s treasurer.
The seven-phase Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections is beginning on February 11 when 73 constituencies of 403 assembly will vote.
PM Modi avoided the backlash of initial days when the country was suffering from a severe cash crunch and chose to speak on the matter only in election rallies and his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio address to the nation.
One of the more curious highlights of election campaigns by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is his penchant for coining acronyms to promote his schemes and to attack his opponents.
Questions raised over her lack of experience in running the government along with the disproportionate assets case do little to ease her situation.
Some of the developments leading to the day’s events also hint that the transfer of reins between O Panneerselvam and Sasikala may not have been amicable.
The party faced similar trouble in Bihar last year during the state Assembly elections, when anti-reservation comments by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat ticked off millions of pro-reservation voters, ultimately adding to the party’s defeat in the election.
Yadav alleged in his post that several officers were siphoning off money meant to pay for the food of jawans and on many occasions they had to go to bed empty stomach.
Jaitley will break away from tradition and after a period of 92 years of separate presentation of Union Budget and Railway budget, both will be presented as a combined document on an advanced date than the commonly followed schedule of end of Wednesday.
PM Modi’s bid to invoke national security seems to be an attempt to dispel the negative perception built over the past five years about the Akali-led government and reinvent the party’s image as one that will handle national security issues best.
The election manifesto is silent on justice for several thousand victims of Muzaffarnagar riots who have been moved from now-disbanded relief camps to settlement colonies.
Questions on the poll strategy in Uttar Pradesh and contentious Ram Mandir issue went unanswered
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