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Ravi Shankar Prasad hits back at Congress over Snoopgate investigation

Varanasi, may 02 (ANI): BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday hit back at Congress leaders Sushil Kumar Shinde and Kapil Sibal over appointment of a judge over Snoopgate investigation. Prasad stated that Congress is acting shamefully as they are on the verge of leaving the government a few days later. He particularly slammed Union Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde saying that under his leadership crime has increased rapidly in Delhi. Congress had filed an FIR against BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi for probe in Snoopgate scandal in which women’s phone conversations were said to have been tapped by Gujarat Police. Congress has also announced the appointment of a judge before May 16 to head the investigation. May 2, 2014
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Congress complaining like children: BJP

Varanasi, May 02 (ANI): The BJP on Friday said that the Congress is complaining like children to the Election Commission. Referring to Congress party’s complaint against BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said that it is a sign of exasperation and desperation. In defence of Modi, the BJP leader mentioned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s interaction with media after he cast his vote in Guwahati. Prasad also underlined Congress’ alleged double standard on the issue. May 2, 2014
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Khaleda Zia blames Bangladesh govt for recent incidents of abduction & murder

Dhaka, May 02 (ANI): Bangladesh’s former Prime Minister and BNP Chief Khaleda Zia, blamed the ruling Awami League for a spate of recent incidents of abduction and murder, questioning safety of the common people. Zia while addressing a rally issued a ‘red alert’ urging 19 party leaders and activists to stage anti-government movement. Zia said that she would take to streets along with the people to ensure their security. During the rally, Zia also urged the government to sit for a dialogue to find a way to hold free and fair polls in order to find an unbiased government. May 2, 2014
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BJP alleges Congress and NC of betraying people of Kashmir

Kargil, May 02 (ANI): The BJP slammed Congress and ruling party in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference (NC), for betraying people of the valley. Addressing a public meeting in Kargil BJP vice-president, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, said that both the parties never fulfilled their promises. May 2, 2014
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Congress wants divided India; I want digital India: Modi

Khalilabad, May 02 (ANI): Narendra Modi, the frontrunner of India’s prime ministerial race, attacked ruling Congress party saying that the latter wants scams and a divided India, whereas he wants a skilled and digital India. While addressing one of his last election campaign rallies in Khalilabad city of Uttar Pradesh on Friday before the mammoth general election ends on May 12, Modi promised voters employment and a better future. He said that in contrast to Congress, which plays divisive politics, he wants to put India digitally in competition with United States. May 2, 2014
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Arias wraps up Panama campaign

Presidential candidate Jose Domingo Arias holds his final campaign rally before elections on May 4. Duration: 01:15 May 2, 2014
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Ahmed Patel refuted Narendra Modis claims of friendship with him

New Delhi, May 02 (ANI): After BJP’s PM Candidate Narendra Modi’s claims of friendship with Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s Political Secretary Ahmed Patel did rounds on Friday, Patel refuted all such claims calling it baseless & ridiculous. He said that it may be that Modi may have visited him when he was BJP’s general secretary and might have had dinner, but that was long ago. Patel refuted any such claims and said that if Modi can prove the same, he will quit his public life. Patel also said that there can be a political sense to it meant for electoral gains. May 2, 2014
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Rajnath projecting himself as PM candidate: Lalu

Patna, May 02 (ANI): RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday targeted BJP President Rajnath Singh and said that that he was trying to portray himself and not Narendra Modi as the real candidate for the top post. Earlier Rajnath accused him of being afraid of Congress. Lalu said that Singh was telling his fellow Rajput castemen that it was not Modi but he was the real candidate for the top post to sway them to vote for BJP. But, neither he nor Modi would be able to befool the people of Bihar. May 2, 2014
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Profile: South Africa's Helen Zille, leader of the DA

Former political journalist Helen Zille is the tough and articulate woman leading South Africa's main opposition, the Democratic Alliance. But critics say she must step aside if the party wants to grow beyond the 2014 election. Duration: 02:41 May 2, 2014
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Moily rejects CPI's charges, says not favoring Reliance

New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily on Friday hit back at CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta who had alleged that Moily is favouring Reliance Industries by hiking gas price as per Rangarajan formula. Moily stated that he wants to liberate the country of any import regarding fuel so that the nation becomes self-sufficient. He further clarified that he is not working for the welfare of any particular industry because many organizations will be benefitted by his policies. Moily had earlier clarified that once the Election Commission lifts its model code of conduct on May 12 its order for the deferment of a new gas-pricing regime based on the Rangarajan formula will cease to exist and a price hike would come into effect. May 2, 2014
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Cabinet has passed decision to appoint judge for commission on snoopgate: Shinde

Shimla, May 02 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Friday said that the Cabinet has passed decision to appoint judge for commission on snoopgate. Shinde said that the commission of inquiry was ordered much before the model code of conduct was announced. So the announcement of the name of the judge can still happen. It will not be a violation of the model code of conduct. He also targeted BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi by saying that when as CM he was snooping on women, then what will happen to the women of the country if he becomes PM. May 2, 2014
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Rahul Gandhi has accepted poll defeat by ruling out tie-up with Third Front: Gurudas Dasgupta

New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Friday claimed that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's reported preference to sit in the opposition rather than having a deal with the Third Front to form a government in order to prevent the BJP from doing so, is a clear indication that he has already accepted defeat in the 2014 general elections. Gandhi has reportedly ruled out extending the Congress Party's support to a Third Front, as he believes it is a recipe for a weak government and would instead prefer to sit in the opposition and overhaul his party. This comes in contrast to the stand taken by some of senior party leaders, including cabinet ministers of the UPA, who have indicated recently that the Congress Party would be willing to back the Third Front or take their help to cobble up a government in order to keep the BJP out. May 2, 2014
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Reaction flows in as Gujarat police gives clean chit to Modi over FIR against him

New Delhi, May 02 (ANI): Political reactions poured in as the Gujarat police gave a clean chit to Narendra Modi over FIR against him, saying Modi was 100 meters away from the polling station. Congress leader Kapil Sibal and Meem Afzal said that the law should apply to Modi as it does to any common man and that Gujarat police is like a toy in the hands of Modi, respectively. CPI leader D Raja said that there is an FIR against him and that EC will look into the matter. Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav said that the entire world saw Modi outside the polling booth. Meanwhile, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy supported the decision and said that Modi did not violate Model code of conduct. May 2, 2014