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Congress calls BJPs objection over PMO Twitter handle unnecessary

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): After BJP called Prime Minister Office renamed the prime minister's Twitter handle ‘unethical’ and ‘ungraceful’, Congress called the whole row as unnecessary hype. Shashi Tharoor said that it is only the earlier tweets of the PMO which are archived so that the new prime minister takes over it. Meem Afzal said that this is normal course of action and that BJP should make it clear what their agenda is. May 21, 2014
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Shashi Tharoor impressed with Modi over his emotional speech, other leaders call it natural

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): A day after Narendra Modi gave an emotional speech during BJP parliamentary meet, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that he was genuinely impressed by Modi’s recent comments and said that these are good signs on his part. He also said that opposition will support him on development issues, but will remain vigil if he turns away from welfare objectives of all. Further, Meem Afzal and Satyavrat Chaturvedi said that this is just normal and that Modi is shifting from anger oriented politics to emotional politics. May 21, 2014
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Kiran Bedi may join politics, Congress reacts

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): As speculations continue over Kiran Bedi joining politics and BJP fielding her from Delhi, Congress leader Meem Afzal said that Bedi has no political background and her intention towards working for any party is not clear. Further, Satyavrat Chaturvedi said that Kiran Bedi’s joining politics or not will not matter. May 21, 2014
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JD (U) will not support Kejriwal, want elections: Shoaib Iqbal

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): After AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal seek support for new mandate to form government in Delhi, JD (U) leader Shoaib Iqbal said that the party won’t support him. He said that morally Kejriwal should not even think of forming government and that he has lost confidence of the people. Further, he said that the JD (U) wants elections. May 21, 2014
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Wont support AAP in Delhi this time: Congress

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): The Congress has claimed it will prefer fresh election in Delhi than supporting the Aam Aadmi Party again to form a government. After its spectacular performance in the assembly polls, the AAP drew a blank in the Lok Sabha polls though its candidate came second in all the seven constituencies relegating all the sitting Congress MPs including Kapil Sibal, Ajay Maken and Krishna Tirath to the third position. May 21, 2014
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Kejriwal apologizes for quitting as Delhi CM, seeks fresh mandate

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that his party had made a mistake by stepping down from the government and apologized to the people for the same. Yesterday, the Aam Aadmi Party had asked lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung not to dissolve the Delhi assembly, although, earlier it had gone to court asking for fresh elections in the capital, and had declared that it had no desire to take support from the Congress. May 21, 2014
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Uddhav Thackeray presses calling off India, Pakistan cricket matches, Congress slams

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray has said that India and Pakistan cricket matches should be called off in order to teach a lesson to the nuclear-armed neighbour. Thackeray also added that Pakistan was fuelling militancy and killing innocent people. Shiv Sena led by Chief Uddhav Thackeray is an old ally of the BJP which won the general election with a landslide victory. Meanwhile, Congress leader and former IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla said the Congress government has never compromised in the matters related to country’s pride but no one should unnecessarily hype the issues. May 21, 2014
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AAP will be thoroughly rejected by people: Harsh Vardhan on AAP holding referendum

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): BJP leader Harshvardhan on Wednesday said that the AAP would be thoroughly rejected by people if they decide to hold a referendum and ask people whether they should make a bid for forming the government with support of Congress or go in for election. AAP has asked lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung not to dissolve the Delhi assembly, although, earlier it had gone to court asking for fresh elections in the capital, and had declared that it had no desire to take support from the Congress. The party has also decided to hold a referendum, like it did before forming the government in Delhi five months back to ask people whether it should make a bid for forming the government or go in for fresh elections. May 21, 2014
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Fire engulfs wholesale vegetable market in Patiala

Patiala, May 21 (ANI): A raging fire charred shops and inflicted huge losses upon traders as it engulfed a wholesale vegetable market in Punjab on Wednesday. The fire broke out at 4.30 am (2300 GMT) in Patiala. A vegetable vendor, Raju, said that all the vegetables and cash kept in shops were completely burned in the fire. May 21, 2014
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DMK attacks Jayalalitha over sacking four district secretaries

Chennai, May 21 (ANI): DMK leader TKS Elangovan said the state chief and supremo of regional AIADMK J Jayalalitha is making mockery of democracy after the latter sacked four district secretaries in charge of three constituencies in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Spokesperson of DMK, Elangovan said on Tuesday (May 20) that such actions display total failure of governance in the province. The district secretaries shunted out were of Dharmapuri, Kanyakumari and Thiruvallur where the party couldn’t win. Meanwhile, hitting at Jayalalithaa over misgovernance, Elangovan said that the AIADMK government had done minimal developmental work in the state. May 21, 2014
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Police arrest Maoist in Jharkhand, recover arms and ammunition

Gumla, May 21 (ANI): Police has arrested a Maoist in India’s red corridor of Gulma district of Jharkhand and recovered arms, ammunition and a number of mobile phones. Accused in several criminal activities, the red rebel was the commander of a faction in the area and a wanted criminal in police records. The police launched combing operation in the area and were successful in nabbing the Maoist on Tuesday. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since the 1960s. May 21, 2014