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Rahul Gandhi visits cyclone Hudhud-hit Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Oct 19 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took stalk of the situation in cyclone Hudhud-hit Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, along with the party leaders. The death toll from a cyclone that hit the east coast last week has risen to 41, as authorities struggle to restore power, transport and communication links and shelter 150,000 people forced to abandon their homes. Gandhi took a stroll of the cyclone affected areas, where the disaster-hit victims flocked around him to share their grievances. Cyclone Hudhud slammed into the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, tearing down tens of thousands of mud-and-thatch homes, and flattening rice, banana and sugarcane plantations. Oct 19, 2014
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MPCC President Manikrao Thakre resigns

Mumbai, Oct 19 (ANI): Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) President Manikrao Thakre tendered his resignation on Sunday. The resignation came after senior Congress leaders conceded defeat in both Maharashtra and Haryana. Thakre while addressing a press conference said that he had sent his resignation to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Meanwhile, Thakre congratulated his son Nitesh who won from Kankavli on Congress ticket. Thakre had earlier today dismissed the initial trends and said that he hoped the Congress would get above 50 seats in the state assembly. Oct 19, 2014
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Better if Shiv Sena and BJP comes to power to form govt: LK Advani

Amritsar, Oct 19 (ANI): As BJP garners a large number of votes in Maharashtra though not majority, party leader LK Advani said that it would be better if BJP and Shiv Sena comes together to form government in the state. He said that he is satisfied with the results in Maharashtra as people's mood is in total favour of the BJP even after Lok Sabha polls. Oct 19, 2014
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Prithviraj Chavan takes responsibility of Congress' poor performance in Maharashtra by-polls

Karad, Oct 19 (ANI): Former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday accepted party's defeat in state by-polls and took full responsibility of party's poor performance. He expressed gratitude to voters of South Karad for voting for Congress. Chavan also wished the BJP for gaining largest number of votes. He also said that the party will introspect and perform role of a constructive opposition. Oct 19, 2014
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Haryana Polls: BJP to form govt for the first time, says Gadkari

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday while addressing a media conference said that people of Haryana and Maharashtra have shown confidence in the party. He added that BJP will form government for the first time in Haryana. He further said that BJP will discuss its future strategy in the Parliamentary Board meeting which will be held at 6 pm today. Oct 19, 2014

Congress leaders accept defeat in Maharashtra, Haryana assembly polls

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): The Congress party on Sunday accepted the defeat in Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections. Riding on the Narendra Modi wave, the BJP is all set to form the government in Haryana with early trends indicating it was winning in 50 of the 90 seats. This is the first time that the BJP is likely to come to power in the state on its own. In Maharashtra too the BJP is all set to form the government. Oct 19, 2014
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Chief Minister will be from BJP: Devendra Fadnavis on Maharashtra by polls

Mumbai, Oct 19 (ANI): Maharashtra BJP President Devendra Fadnavis while addressing a media conference on Sunday said that BJP would form the next government in Maharashtra and also have the next Chief Minister. He added that people of Maharashtra have given a very positive mandate to BJP in the assembly elections. Oct 19, 2014
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Haryana Polls: Hooda accepts defeat, urges BJP to continue 'good work' done by Congress

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Accepting the defeat in the assembly polls, Haryana chief minister and Congress leader BS Hooda urged the BJP to continue the 'good work' done by the Congress party in the state. Riding on the Narendra Modi wave, the BJP is all set to form the government in Haryana with early trends indicating it was winning in 50 of the 90 seats. This is the first time that the BJP is likely to come to power in the state on its own. Oct 19, 2014

Bollywood comes together for Kashmir Flood Victims

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): From Aamir Khan to Farhan Akhtar, Anupam Kher to Vivek Oberoi along with several other film and music personalities joined hands for a special concert 'Hum Hain Umeed-e-Kashmir' to raise funds for the flood victims of Kashmir and Assam in New Delhi. The concert was an initiative of the entertainment industry led by the Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA), the Film and Television Producers Guild and Zee Media. Voicing their concerns over the issue, stars urged people to make their contribution in whatever way possible. Also spotted on the occasion were stars like Aditi Rao Hydari, Neha Dhupia, Daler Mehandi, Shaan and Ravi Kishan among others who performed live to raise funds. Oct 19, 2014
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SP blames Congress inefficient governance for BJPs success in by polls

Lucknow/Mumbai, Oct 19 (ANI): Samajwadi Party on Sunday blamed Congress insufficient governance and corruption for BJP’s success in the assembly elections of Haryana and Maharashtra. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that the result is a consequence of Congress’s corruption and wrong policies. SP leader Abu Azmi also blamed Congress mis- governance for the results of the assembly elections. Oct 19, 2014
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BJP set to form govt in Haryana, may need allies in Maharashtra

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Even though the BJP is emerging as a single largest party in Maharashtra Assembly elections with leading in about 112 of the 288 seats, it is going to need allies to form government in the state. The party which is not set to get to 145 on its own, stated that Maharashtra is celebrating because it is going to get rid of Congress. Oct 19, 2014
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Prithviraj Chavan's supporters celebrate his victory from Karad

Karad, Oct 19 (ANI): Even as the Congress is staring at a defeat in the Maharashtra Assembly elections, former state Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has won from Karad South contituency. Supporters gathered outside his residence and celebrated his success. Oct 19, 2014
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BJP and Shiv Sena should come together to form govt: MG Vaidya

Nagpur, Oct 19 (ANI): RSS leader MG Vaidya on Sunday said that BJP and Shiv Sena should come together and form government. Vaidya said that Sangh has no role in BJP's good performance and it's only because of Modi's popularity and BJP workers at grassroot level. He accepted that BJP will fail to have a majority in Maharashtra and so both the parties should remain positive on supporting each other. He also expressed confidence on re-alliance of both the parties. Oct 19, 2014