Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
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Mann said that he had not committed any act "which would amount to breach of security of Parliament. Earlier he had tendered an unconditional apology.
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Five parties, including the Left, on Thursday asked the Centre to assure states that their financial needs will be taken care of before the GST Bill is brought
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and sought a loan waiver and adequate central funds especially in view of floods in her state.
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With the Centre accepting the changes, the NDA government has indeed made a giant step forward to bring on board all the state governments
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The proceedings in Parliament went smoothly on Wednesday in both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
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There comes a time when such nonsense is not comedy, is not entertaining and, without evidence, not acceptable. For the sake of the Prime Minister's chair and its dignity, it's time Modi broke his silence and spoke out.
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After two BSP MLAs on Wednesday accused party chief Mayawati of selling tickets for UP assembly polls, BJP said their charge only establishes the claim that BSP nomination was "up for sale".
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh and accused it of deviating from the ideals of socialist ideologue Dr Ram Manohar Lohia.
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will have a "direct" dialogue with the party's booth-level workers and hand over a memorandum to governor Ram Naik on the prevailing situation in Uttar Pradesh on 29 July
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Congress on Monday blamed "internal differences" within BJP for the non-passage of GST Bill.
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Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday set up a nine-member panel dominated by the BJP to probe the alleged breach of Parliament security by AAP's Bhagwant Mann and "advised" him not to attend the House till the issue is resolved
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Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Monday said the BJP owed an explanation to the people of Punjab in view of Navjot Singh Sidhu's claims that he was asked by the party to "stay away" from the state.
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Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar will be the chief guest at BSP rebel RK Chaudhary's rally on Tuesday, fanning speculations of a tie-up between his party and the latter's Bahujan Samaj Swabhiman Sangharsh Samiti for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
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Backing his party MP Bhagwant Mann over the Parliament video issue, AAP leader Ashutosh on Monday said he wanted to "expose" the lucky draw system of choosing questions in the House and asked if the act involved bigger security breach than Prime Minister Narendra Modi "inviting ISI to Pathankot air base".
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Two of the Aam Aadmi Party legislators were arrested in last 12 hours, opening fresh confrontations between Delhi government and the Centre.
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Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel said that during the discussion in Lok Sabha on the Dalit atrocity issue, Rahul Gandhi was sleeping.
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Reacting to the arrest of its MLA Naresh Yadav on Sunday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said AAP-ruled Delhi was locked in a "holy war" with the central government, like the "Kauravas and Pandavas"
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Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday alleged that "huge funds" collected by the RSS on the occasion of Guru Purnima, were unaccounted as many organisations which owe affiliation to it are unregistered.
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The former Punjab CM said till today, senior party leaders had reached out to the workers in 71 assembly constituencies and by 8 August, all the 117 constituencies will be covered in the first phase.
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The BJP on Saturday held demonstrations across Uttar Pradesh demanding arrest of BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui over derogatory remarks made against women members of expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh's family.
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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday effected a reshuffle in his cabinet by inducting one Cabinet-rank minister and two ministers of state with Independent charge, taking its strength to 14.
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Both Mann and Khalsa were elected on AAP tickets but the latter was suspended from the party over a year back.
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Badal alleged Congress MPs Jairam Ramesh and Renuka Chowdhury objected to her speaking in the Rajya Sabha.
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The day four of Parliament's Monsoon Session saw the passage of National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Lok Sabha on Thursday.
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The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016 with the new HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar asserting that the NDA government is committed to ensure "quality education" for all.
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19 tribal children have lost their lives in past three months due to alleged malnutrition in Jajpur, Odisha
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The issue of Dalit protests in Gujarat and Kashmir unrest rocked the Parliament's Monsoon Session as it entered its third day on Wednesday.
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