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Ajay Maken ready to take responsibility for Congress loss in Delhi Assembly Polls

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): With the exit polls for the Delhi legislative assembly elections painting a grim picture for the Congress, the party's chief ministerial candidate Ajay Maken on Monday stated that he was ready to take full responsibility if the predictions of a massive loss for the grand old party were to come true. Maken further said that the exit polls seemed to indicate that the people of the national capital wanted to give another chance to Arvind Kejriwal, around a year after the Aam Aadmi chief stepped down after serving as the Delhi chief minister for 49 days. The exit polls have predicted the second place for the Bharatiya Janata Party while the Congress has been placed at a distant third. A voter turnout of 67.08 percent was recorded in the polling for the 70-member Delhi Assembly. A total of 673 candidates are in the fray this time. Feb 9, 2015
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BJP attacks JD (U) over Manjhi's expulsion, RJD says no option was left

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): BJP leaders on Monday reacted as JD (U) expelled Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi from party's leadership. BJP leaders Shahnawaz Hussain, GVL Narasimha Rao and Sambit Patra said that Nitish Kumar did so because he wants to become the Chief Minister of Bihar again. Meanwhile, RJD leader Manoj Jha said that JD (U) was left with no other option than to expel Manjhi. Feb 9, 2015
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Manjhi meets Bihar Governor, requests for secret ballot voting

Patna, Feb 09 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday met the state Governor over crisis in the government. Manjhi said that he has requested the Governor to hold a secret ballot voting and counting should be done in the presence of leaders from both sides. He added that he has left everything on the Governor to decide. Feb 9, 2015
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Have put all my efforts to work for Delhi in 17 days, no nervousness about results: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Monday said that she has put all her efforts to work for Delhi in 17 days. She said that she covered about 1500 kilometres for roadshows and worked with all her energy during the period of time she was given. Bedi further said that there is no nervousness in her about the results due tomorrow. She also said that she will go to her constituency to see the results. Bedi also said that the party workers have worked selflessly and that she is organizing a tea party for all of them in order to thank them. Bedi also asserted that there is no party fund used for the same and that she is investing from her side for the party workers. Feb 9, 2015
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Kashmiris demand mortal remains of Afzal Guru on second death anniversary

Srinagar, Feb 09 (ANI): Protesters in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday demanded mortal remains of parliament attack convict, Mohammad Afzal Guru, two years after he was hanged. On Monday, security forces anticipating unrest imposed curfew in Srinagar city. However, residents staged a protest in the main city. On December 13, 2001, five gunmen stormed the Parliament in New Delhi, killing nine people, mostly policemen, before themselves being gunned down. Guru, who was held guilty in the case, was given death sentence by a Delhi court on December 18, 2002, after being convicted of conspiracy to attack parliament and waging war against the country and murder. Feb 9, 2015
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Politicos react as Exit polls suggest clear majority for AAP in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Political parties on Monday react as exit polls suggest clear majority for AAP in Delhi Assembly elections. Most of the exit polls say AAP will have clear majority against BJP, a day before the announcement of the results. AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said that the party will wait for the results and not go by the exit polls. However, he also said that the exit polls have downplayed AAP's performance and that the party will gain more number of seats. Congress leader Manish Tewari accepted the exit polls and said that Congress' votes in Delhi have been diverted to AAP. BJP leader Srikant Sharma said that the exit polls are not accurate always and that the party is confident of making government in the national capital. Meanwhile, RJD leader Manoj Jha said that the BJP will soon vanish and the process will start from Delhi. Feb 9, 2015
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People of varied faiths donate blood at Blood Donation Camp

West Bengal, Feb 09 (ANI): In the small village of Natungram near Bankura district of West Bengal, a blood donation camp has brought the residents together across religious and social lines. The camp witnessed participation of both Hindu and Muslim citizens enthusiastically. While the camp reflected the perfect message of communal harmony, there were some locals who believed that the initiative would also assist in providing blood to those who are in need, thus promoting humanity...The united effort put in by the residents of Natungram towards donating the blood signifies that in this day and age, the principles of communal harmony are still alive. Feb 9, 2015