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Anti-corruption leader unseats Delhi chief minister

A stunning performance by a new anti-corruption party helped topple India's ruling Congress in elections to New Delhi's state assembly on Sunday. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was unseated by Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the Aam Aadmi Party. Dec 8, 2013
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Common people changed politics, Delhi polls historic one: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): As debutant AAP came with a strong start in Delhi, AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal said that the party comprises of common people and have changed the way politics functions in many ways. He also said that the Delhi polls have been a historic one in many ways. Further, Kejriwal congratulated BJP for its victory and said that he doesn't have any personal rivalry with Sheila Dikshit and that AAP is only against corruption. He appealed that AAP leaders who came to power in many area of Delhi should work for the people as promised by the party. Dec 8, 2013
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Regional leaders show anti-Congress mood

Mumbai, Dec 08 (ANI): Leaders of regional parties have opined that there is an anti-Congress wave in the nation, as people are fed up of the Congress, and have voted in hope for change. Dec 8, 2013
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Happy with AAP's performance: Anna Hazare on Delhi Polls

Ralegan Siddhi, Dec 8 (ANI): With Aam Aadmi Party giving a tough competition to BJP in Delhi, social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday expressed happiness over AAP's performance in the Delhi elections. Hazare, however, cautioned Arvind Kejriwal against allying with any other party. Dec 8, 2013
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Confident of gaining majority votes in Delhi, won't support AAP: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): As the Delhi Assembly polls counting are underway with BJP leading and AAP catching up closely, BJP leader Nitin Gadkari said that the party is confident of gaining majority votes and would not support or shake hands with AAP. Gadkari further said that the verdict clearly indicates a rejection of Congress party's leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. He also said that AAP gave a tough fight in the elections but remained confident of majority votes in the constituency. Dec 8, 2013
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AAP cut Congress votes that helped BJP secure seats: Shakeel Ahmad

New Delhi, Dec 8 (ANI): Congress general secretary in charge of its Delhi unit, Shakeel Ahmad, on Sunday said the party is shocked at the results of the assembly elections in Delhi, but said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has cut Congress' votes, due to which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could secure few more seats. He denied the 'Narendra Modi factor' influencing the voters, and said that the vote percentage of the saffron outfit would have gone up if the Modi factor had really kicked in. Dec 8, 2013
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Delhi Polls: Harsh Vardhan wins from Krishna Nagar

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate for Delhi Harsh Vardhan has won Krishna Nagar Assembly seat. Vardhan thanked the people of his constituency for the victory. Talking about Arvind Kejriwal, Vardhan lauded AAP's performance in the Delhi Assembly polls. He also thanked outgoing Chief Minsiter Sheila Dikshit for serving Delhi for 15 years. Dec 8, 2013
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Bikers and veterans pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

Bikers and veterans from Umkhonto WeSizwe (MK), the former armed wing of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC), pay tribute outside Nelson Mandela's house following his death. Dec 8, 2013
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Assembly poll results calls for deep introspection on reasons for defeat: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): Congratulating the opposition BJP for the Delhi Assembly poll results, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said that the results call for deep introspection on the reasons for the defeat. Gandhi said that the results definitely indicate that people are not happy with the party and that the party will work to overcome its shortcomings. Further, Gandhi said that Congress is disappointed with the verdict and that it will try to change its way of functioning. Talking about the upcoming general elections, Gandhi said that the party will declare its PM candidate at the opportune time. Dec 8, 2013
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AAP involved many people, Congress will learn from it: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): As AAP and BJP swiped the Delhi Assembly polls along with most other states, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that AAP has impressively involved a large majority of people and Congress will learn from the same and will involve people in a away that nobody would have done before. Gandhi congratulated the opposition for their victory and said that the Congress is focusing on its perspective and BJP is focusing on theirs. Dec 8, 2013
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Social activists, war veterans call for peace in poll-bound Bangladesh

Dhaka, Dec 08 (ANI): Social activists and war veterans in Bangladesh called for peace and tranquility in violence-hit Dhaka, as tensions escalated due to the ongoing clashes between the feuding parties ahead of the national elections next year. Freedom fighters, educationists and scholars were speaking on the sidelines of a seminar organized by a social organization on Saturday (December 07) in Dhaka. Speaking at the seminar, Bangladesh war veteran Anwar Zahid slammed the Islamists party for manipulating people in the name of religion. Dec 8, 2013
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Must analyze defeat: Sheila Dikshit on Delhi Polls

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): Accepting the defeat of the Congress party in the Delhi assembly polls, outgoing Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Sunday that the party needed to analyze its crushing defeat in the polls. Dikshit also thanked people of Delhi for supporting the Congress party for 15 years. Dec 8, 2013
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Police arrest five Maoists in Odisha

Koraput, Dec 08 (ANI): Police and Border Security Force (BSF) personnel arrested five Maoists in Koraput district of Maoist infested Odisha. According to the Sub-divisional Police Officer of Koraput, Jalandhar Jali said that the arrested Maoists were working for the Srikakulam-Koraput division of Communist Party of India (Maoist) from past several years and were apprehended near China Sabdam forest. During investigation, the arrested Maoists confessed to have committed murders and series of violence in Narayanpatna and Bandhugaon areas. Dec 8, 2013