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BJP, Congress take on Telangana CM for floating idea of new party

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao had said that both BJP and Congress 'failed' to meet the people's aspirations and he would form a national party 'if necessary' to tackle them.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressing the National Fishermen Parliament

Congress announces names for 8 of 17 seats in Telangana amid defections

The Congress is facing a small crisis in Telangana following the defection of six of its MLAs, reducing the party's strength in the Assembly from 19 to 13.
K. C. Rao

KCR won a massive mandate but 47 days on, Telangana is being run by 2 ministers

The delay has led to much speculation, from belief that KCR is setting the ground for his son to take over to claims that he is waiting for 'auspicious date'.
Chandrababu Naidu, Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and others | PTI

Anti-BJP alliance is like Shiv ji ki baraat without a groom—and Modi knows it

India is mushrooming with Deve Gowda wannabes because being a former prime minister is better than being a former chief minister.
Mamata Banerjee

Why Mamata Banerjee’s rally in Kolkata is set to be a show of opposition disunity

The likes of Telangana CM KCR — who are in favour of a non-BJP, non-Congress front — have decided to skip Saturday’s rally or just send a representative.
K Chandrasekar Rao

TRS wants to join hands with YSR Cong to form a federal front without Congress or BJP

Telangana chief minister and TRS supremo KCR had also met Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee to forge a federal front of regional parties.
K Chandrashekhar Rao

Congress hits out at KCR govt over delay in swearing-in of Telangana MLAs

Sources in the ruling TRS party said that chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is expected to expand his Cabinet in January.

Is K. Chandrashekar Rao’s non-Congress, non-BJP front a 2019 fantasy or can it beat Modi?

Fresh from his win in Telangana, TRS chief K. Chandrashekar Rao is now on a seven-day tour to various states with an aim to build a ‘non-Congress, non-BJP’ federal front ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He met BJD chief Naveen Patnaik Sunday and will call on TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee Monday. ThePrint asks: Is K. Chandrashekar Rao’s non-Congress, non-BJP front a 2019 fantasy or can it beat Modi? KCR’s front won’t fall apart because it will be based on agenda of state federalism K. Keshava Rao MP, TRS A non-Congress, non-BJP front is certainly a strong possibility. We have seen several coalitions in India’s political history, but most of them have failed after a certain point. This is because there was no real agenda that was holding those coalitions together—they were hungry for power and the minute power seemed to be slipping away, they fell apart. Unlike those myopic coalitions, the one TRS is...
Telangana chief ministerand TRS party president K Chandersheker Rao flashes victory sign at a rally in Secunderabad on December 2, 2018 | PTI

4 MLCs from Congress move to join TRS

With only 6 members in the 40-member council in Telangana legislative council, losing 4 members will be a major setback for Congress. 

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Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.


Gunman kills 25-year-old youth in Pulwama district

Police are hunting down the assailant who killed the man near his residence
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?