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Tag: Grand Alliance

Grand Alliance possible among some parties before polls: Naidu

New Delhi: There may be a Grand Alliance at the national level even before the Lok Sabha elections between parties like the Congress, TMC, AAP and TDP, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said here on Tuesday. He also said that other secular parties would join the alliance after the elections because of some […]

BJD skips 'united opposition rally' in West Bengal

Bhubaneswar/Kolkata: Standing firm on its decision to maintain equidistant from both BJP and Congress, the ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today stayed away from the ‘United opposition rally’ organised by West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress President Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata today. Talking to reporters, BJD spokesperson Pratap Deb on Saturday stated that, “BJD had […]

BJD not part of Mahagathbandhan: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said his party will not be a part of Mahagathabandhan, a grand alliance of opposition parties. He also said that the party will continue to remain equidistant from both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress. “As far as the […]

AIADMK hits out at DMK, says Stalin-led party is "weak"

Chennai: The AIADMK Tuesday mocked at its arch rival DMK for trying to form a grand alliance of Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu, saying it was doing so since it was “weak.” “Only the weak enlist the support of other parties and those who are strong do not have a necessity to do it… we […]

Congress can never be nucleus of coalition: Jaitley

New Delhi: Terming the opposition’s efforts to forge a grand alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as a failure, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday slammed the Congress, saying it can only be the “tail” of any alliance, but never the “nucleus”. “India is not going to experiment with a failed idea for the […]

Amit Shah, Rahul Gandhi Odisha visit
Opposition alliance has neither leader nor policy: Amit Shah

Hyderabad: BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that the grand alliance of the opposition parties neither has a leader nor a policy and its only agenda is to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that Congress President Rahul Gandhi was neither acceptable as a PM candidate to other leaders of his parties, nor to […]

Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar CM

Patna: Nitish Kumar on Thursday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister with the Bharatiya Janata Party as a partner of his Janata Dal-United, within hours of quitting the Grand Alliance. This is his second innings in the last two years, after he snapped ties late on Wednesday with Grand Alliance partners Rashtriya Janata Dal and […]

Patnaik prefers to wait on Nitish's grand alliance proposal

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today preferred to take time to decide on his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar’s suggestion for formation of a grand alliance of opposition parties to stop the BJP surge. “I think general elections are too far away to take any such decision,” Patnaik told reporters when asked about Patnaik’s party […]