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Over 15 opposition parties came together at the United India Rally organised by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on 19 January to strengthen their resolve to defeat the Modi-led BJP government in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Congress CMs take oath in three Hindi heartland states amid opposition bonhomie, absence of key allies
The Congress chief ministers in three heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh took oath amid much fanfare on 17 December 2018 in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and a host of opposition leaders. It was heartening to see the bonhomie amongst political leaders and alliance partners from different states amid talks of a united anti-BJP front at an all-India level to defeat the ruling party in the Lok sabha elections next year. But the absence of key Mahagathbandhan allies like BSP supremo Mayawati, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal was all too visible.
The state is witnessing a three-cornered fight between TRS, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the grand alliance of the Congress, TDP, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Telangana Jana Samithi, all competing for the majority of seats.
As BJP chief Amit Shah turns 54, let us take a look at some of the rare photos of the 'Chanakya of BJP'.
The former prime minister was accorded a state funeral with thousands of people joining his last journey.
The two-day-old BJP government collapsed on Saturday as Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa quit even before the scheduled floor test at 4 pm.
IN PICTURES | Congress, JD(S) supporters protest against Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala in Bengaluru
Despite being short of 8 MLAs to cross the halfway mark, the BJP with 104 seats has decided to form the government. Governor Vajubhai Vala has given Yeddyurappa 15 days time to prove his majority through a vote of confidence on the floor of Karnataka assembly. IN PIC: Protesters being detained by the police in Bengaluru.
The Bharatiya Janata Party along with its partner, IPFT, pulled off a historic victory to storm to power in Tripura, sweeping 43 of the 59 seats and ousting the Left Front that had ruled for 25 years.
The protesters held banners and raised slogans against the government. Terming the bandh as a "warning bell" to the state and central governments, the farmers demanded a solution at the earliest.
This week in pictures: From BJP's victory in assembly polls to the 2G spectrum case verdict and more
This week India witnessed a lot of political changes. The BJP's victory in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly polls to Congress victory in the 2G spectrum case.
How Kollywood celebrities reacted to the controversy over the dialogues in Vijay's 'Mersal'. While the Tamil Nadu BJP had problems over the mention of GST and Digital India in the movie, doctors were miffed at remarks on the medical industry.
Veteran journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead at her residence in Bengaluru on Tuesday night by unidentified assailants, according to initial police accounts.
BJP cadres celebrate as election counting leads swing in favor of the party in Both Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.