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Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) With three-cornered contests on the cards in a majority of the 117 assembly seats in Punjab this time, younger voters are likely to hold the key for the major political parties -- the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance, the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) -- for the crucial assembly elections on February 4.
Mohanpur (West Bengal), Jan 15 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government should show decisiveness of the kind that was on display over demonetisation to depoliticise and revamp regulatory bodies in higher education and research like the University Grants Commission (UGC), a noted scientist has said.
Chandigarh, Jan 11 (IANS) With just over 20 days to go for crucial assembly elections in Punjab, political uncertainty looms over the frontier state on the issue of who will assume power post-March 11, once the results are declared.
It is obvious that the ensuing elections in five states will be an excellent mid-term appraisal of Narendra Modi's tenure.
"Ek din keh leejiye jo kuch hai dil mein aapke Ek din sun leejiye jo kuch hamare dil mein hai" (Some day speak out everything in your heart. But one day also listen to what we have in our hearts)
Only a miracle can prevent the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) from finishing on top in the Punjab assembly election, irrespective of how many seats it ultimately bags. But miracles do happen.
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) With assembly elections having been announced in five states -- including politically crucial Uttar Pradesh -- and having lost Assam and Kerala last year, 2017 will be crucial for the Congress as it attempts to regain lost ground. Experts feel the only way out would be for the party to give greater autonomy to its regional leaders instead of centralising all powers in the hands of the High Command.
If the psychological angularities of the turmoil in UP appear to be more intriguing than the political implications, the reason is that the normal familial attitudes have been turned on their heads in the ongoing battle in Mulayam Singh Yadav's household.
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) consolidated its position as the premier national party of Indian politics in 2016, breaking new ground in some states. The coming year poses fresh challenges for the party due to assembly polls in five states and uncertainty over the impact of demonetisation at the grassroots.