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Union minister Smriti Irani with husband Zubin at Amethi in April 2019 | ANI

In 2014, Smriti Irani told she’d be shot in Amethi, husband devised plan to save her — book

In 'Amethi Sangram: Aitihasik Jeet Ankahi Dastan', journalist Anant Vijay details BJP leader Smriti Irani's campaign in Gandhi pocket borough she succeeded in snatching from Congress.  
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar with BCCI chairperson Sourav Ganguly at Raj Bhavan Sunday | Twitter | @jdhankhar1

Sourav Ganguly sets off buzz with his visit to Governor Dhankhar ahead of Bengal polls

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian skipper, said it was just a ‘courtesy visit’. BJP denied Sunday’s meeting had any political connotations.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi at Parliament | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Rahul Gandhi is abroad on a ‘short personal visit’, will be away for a few days — Congress

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala did not disclose Gandhi’s destination. However, sources said he left Italy on a Qatar Airways flight in the morning.
A file photo of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | ANI

‘They create social hatred and division’ — JD(U) defies ally BJP on anti-conversion laws

JD(U) resolution passed ‘unanimously’ at a national executive meeting of the party, held two days after six of its MLAs joined BJP in Arunachal Pradesh.
BJP president J.P. Nadda | Photo: ANI

‘Hypocrisy will not work’ — Nadda posts old video of Rahul Gandhi ‘advocating’ farm reforms

In a Lok Sabha speech, Gandhi is heard talking about explaining to farmers how they can earn money without middlemen taking any cut if they could sell their produce directly.

Manipur was known for insurgency, now most militants have joined mainstream — Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah said the BJP government under Modi has given a new identity to the North East region which is now experiencing a new thrust in development.
Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah meets members of the Matua community member at Gauranganagar in Kolkata on 6 November 2020 | ANI

Why Mamata and BJP are battling over this little known Bengal minority community

Matuas, who came to West Bengal during partition, are a deciding factor across 40-45 assembly constituencies in the coming state polls. They have one primary demand — citizenship.
AIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi in Patna Saturday | Photo: ANI

AIMIM to contest 2022 Gujarat Assembly elections in alliance with Bharatiya Tribal Party

Party leader Syed Imtiaz Jaleel said AIMIM will work to make its presence felt in the state and that its prime focus across the country is to beat BJP.
Rashtriya Loktantrik Party chief Hanuman Beniwal (centre) speaks to media in Jaipur on 19 December 2020 | ANI

Hanuman Beniwal quits NDA over farm laws, RLP fifth party to split from alliance

Rajasthan MP Beniwal said the Modi govt isn't ready to listen to farmers or address their concerns, and so his RLP party can't support such an anti-farmer move.
Deve Gowda

JD(S) here to stay, will come to power on its own in 2023 — Deve Gowda on merger rumours

There has been speculation about a merger with BJP, with Kumaraswamy meeting Yediyurappa personally JD(S)' alleged softening towards the ruling party.

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