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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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Sheila Dikshit resigns as Delhi CM

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): Sheila Dikshit has resigned as the Delhi Chief Minister and has sent her resignation to the Lieutenant Governor following the defeat of the Congress in Delhi Assembly elections. According to reports, the three time Chief Minister is set to lose her New Delhi constituency as well, as she is trailing behind AAP's Arvind Kejriwal. Meanwhile, the BJP has routed Congress in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, and is leading in Delhi. But the party seems to be on its way out in Chhattisgarh as the Congress has put up a good show in the state. Dec 8, 2013
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Manish Sisodia on AAP's performance

New Delhi, Dec 8 (ANI): As the Aam Aadmi Party's impressive debut grabbed everyone's eyeballs, party leader Manish Sisodia said that he was sure that the Delhi results would be historic. Sisodia, however, added that the results could have been better. He also dismissed any possibility of alliance with the BJP. Dec 8, 2013
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Political unrest strikes Bangladesh, as protests turn violent ahead of elections

Dhaka, Dec 08 (ANI): Violence gripped Bangladesh as protests and a series of shutdowns with transport blockades led by the main opposition party BNP, demanding next year's election be held under a non-party administration, took a toll on the country's economic growth. A human rights activist in Bangladesh, Khushi Kabir in Dhaka held BNP responsible for their irresponsible programmes sparking violence in the country. Commenting over political uncertainty, Kabir said that a non-party caretaker government was not the solution. Trading guns at Jamaat-e-Islami, Kabir said that the leaders of the Islamist party should also be arrested. Dec 8, 2013