The Congress Friday won the Neyattinkara by-election in Kerala.
Congress' R. Selvaraj who was trailing in third position as counting began in the morning stole a march over his rivals in the the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Selvaraj, a former CPI-M legislator, had resigned from the party to join the Congress.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the Planning Commission were on Tuesday at loggerheads at the annual plan meeting with Modi accusing the Centre of adopting 'big brother' attitude disregarding the federal structure.
TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao asserted that his party would only accept formation of separate Telangana as a solution to the long-pending statehood issue in Andhra Pradesh.
A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described him as secular, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today thanked him for the praise, saying the words give him comfort.
Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh has alleged that BJP created an anti-employees' image of him before the 2003 Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh which led to his party's downfall.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi met BJP patriarch L K Advani, his first interaction since being anointed the party's poll campaign committee chief that led to the split in NDA.
A day after walking out of NDA, JD(U) President Sharad Yadav said his party could consider coming back to the alliance if veteran BJP leader LK Advani returns at the helm of the party.
The BJP has called a Bihar Bandh to protest against the BJP-JD(U) split.