Venkatesh Kesari

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Congress seeks West Bengal revival with Left tieup

The Congress seems to be moving closer to the Left for an alliance in the coming West Bengal Assembly polls with the calculation that this will help its revival despite it being the B-team of the CPI(

Congress for fresh J&K polls, not tieup

Amid rising uncertainty over the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress has indicated preferring fresh Assembly polls instead of going with the non-BJP parties.

Government may not bring GST bill this session

The government is not going to bring the GST bill for consideration and passage during the Budget Session of Parliament.

Regional players key in 5 state polls

National parties and their leaders will have little role in the upcoming Assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry as the real players are going to be state leaders w

Congress, Left tie-up unlikely in West Bengal, Kerala

The Left’s campaign against Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy in the solar scam has virtually punctured moves of its forming an alliance with the Congress against the Trinamul Congress in the upcomi

BJP’s Nehru, Bose card may backfire

Attempts to belittle Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru by hijacking Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel could revive the Congress fighting spirit just as the campaign against Lalu Prasad Yad

Congress looks for dependable ally in Bengal

The Congress is assessing who is a more dependable ally between the Trinamul Congress and the Left parties for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly polls.

As Assembly polls near, parties look for tieups

No political party is confident of coming to power on its own in the upcoming Assembly polls in Assam, Kerala and West Bengal while major Dravidian parties like the AIADMK and the DMK too are looking

In poll season, regional outfits scout for allies

While regional parties are looking for allies for the upcoming elections in key states, national parties are not in a position to fight this battle on their own.

Congress ready to forge pre-poll alliances

The Congress is willing to have pre-poll alliances with “like-minded parties” against the BJP and parties friendly to the BJP in the coming state Assembly polls, but a final call would have to be take

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I returned to India in August 1946 after serving in Burma and Indonesia during the Second World War.