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BJP And Congress Accuse Each Other’s Leaders For Being Outsiders In Rajasthan

New Delhi: The issue of outsiders verses local is becoming big in Rajasthan Assembly elections where both the main rival political parties are accusing each other’s leaders at the helm of the party being outsiders.

If the Congress is calling Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje an outsider then the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is calling state Congress president Sachin Pilot an outsider. The BJP is asking the birth place of Pilot and place of his maternal grandparents. Actually both the parties have not been able to rake up any other important in Rajasthan elections. So the issue of local and outsiders is being blown up for the reason that both Vasundhara Raje and Sachin Pilot don’t belong to Rajasthan originally. Raje belongs to the Scindia family of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh and married to the royal family of Dholpur in Rajasthan.

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Satyavrat Chaturvedi’s Son Files Nomination From Samajwadi Party In Madhya Pradesh

New Delhi: The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are grappling with a different kind of rebellion when n Madhya Pradesh when a senior Congress leader’s son has filed nomination from a party that does not have any chance of winning election and he has support from his father. However, rebellion after ticket distribution has been a very common phenomenon for every political party.

Senior Congress leaders like Satyavrat Chaturvedi and former state Congress president Arun Yadav are not happy with the Congress’ ticket distribution in Madhya Pradesh. Nitin, Son of Chaturvedi, has filed nomination from Rajnagar Assembly constituency as the Samajwadi Party candidate. Yadav is not happy with Ravi Joshi being made Congress candidate from Khargone.

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Upendra Kushwaha Takes On Nitish Kumar By Saying Anyone Can Become CM After 2020

New Delhi: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and Union minister of state for human resources Upendra Kushwaha said that anyone could become the chief minister of Bihar after the 2020 Bihar assembly elections. He has up the ante with this in the state.

“In a democracy, even a commoner can don the chair of chief minister. That is the beauty of democracy,” he told reporters at the RLSP office in Patna while announcing the party’s programmes from November 28, the death anniversary of Jyotirao Phule, a social activist, thinker and social reformer.

Kushwaha also made it clear that his party’s alliance was with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and not with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United).

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Stalin Extends Support to Chandrababu Naidu For Forming Alliance Against BJP

New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu gets the support of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M K Stalin has extended his support to him. Naidu is meeting several leaders of various parties to build an opposition front against the BJP-led NDA ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Naidu met Stalin, the leader of opposition in Tamil Nadu, at the latter’s residence in Chennai on Friday and discussed a range of issues for over an hour.

“Under the BJP rule at the Centre, states are losing their rights. Federal structure and democracy of the nation are facing a threat. I have been vocal on urging all the regional and federal forces to work together to remove BJP,” Stalin told reporters after coming out of the meeting.

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Tej Pratap Gives His Family Anxious Moments By Not Returning To Patna Even For Deepawali

New Delhi: Skipping even Diwali celebrations at home, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and Bihar’s former health minister Tej Pratap Yadav is giving his family anxious moments by not returning to Patna. A high drama was played out publicly over his decision to file for a divorce.

“I think, Tej Pratap is in Varanasi. He is probably introspecting and wants solitude,” said Rajya Sabha MP Misa, Tej Pratap’s eldest sister. Their father Lalu Prasad, chief of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and a former chief minister of Bihar, is in jail on corruption charges.

Misa was emphatic that “all is well within the family,” asserting that “too much of attention is being given to this divorce episode. It is a family matter and it will blow over.”