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Kolkata:Agreeing to a 17-point agendaproposed by Anna Hazare for political parties, the TrinamoolCongress has sought guidance from the Gandhian activist."We accept your 17 points economic agenda and needyour guidance also," Trinamool's national general secretaryMukul Roy said in a recent letter to Hazare.He was replying to a letter from the anti-corruptioncrusader which had sought the party's support in implementinga list of programmes in Parliament after this year's LokSabha polls.Roy said that most of these issues pertaining toimproving the life of common man, development of village-basedindustries, transparency in acquiring agricultural land,improving the condition of the minorities, etc, have alreadybeen included in their party manifesto for the 2009 Lok Sabhaelections and the 2011 state Assembly polls."I would like to assure you that we are wholeheartedlyworking to incorporate many more such ideas in our party's2014 Lok Sabha election manifesto as well," the Trinamoolleader said.TMC national spokesperson Derek O'Brien said, "Thelives of Annaji and Mamata didi are aligned in theirsimplicity. We will look upto him to guide us".Hazare had yesterday lauded the Trinamool supremo forher simplicity.In the letter, Roy also congratulated Hazare on hisrelentless efforts to bring transparency in public life.PTI

Babus, RSS, BJP: One-time Modi favourite Smriti Irani is pissing everyone off

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Babus, RSS, BJP: One-time Modi favourite Smriti Irani is pissing everyone off

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Act against corrupt partymen in UP: BJP tells Mulayam Singh Yadav

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Act against corrupt partymen in UP: BJP tells Mulayam Singh Yadav

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Sahara backs Sebi's claim to bring back $13-mn from jet sale proceeds

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Sahara backs Sebi's claim to bring back $13-mn from jet sale proceeds

Engaged in a long-drawn legal battle with Sebi, Sahara has supported the regulator's claim before a US court to bring back nearly $13 million from sale proceeds of a business jet of the crisis-hit gro...

Arvind Kejriwal to review departmental work after office hours; officials fuming

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Arvind Kejriwal to review departmental work after office hours; officials fuming

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AAP's Ashutosh slams Yadav, Bhushan for 'conspiring' against Arvind Kejriwal

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AAP's Ashutosh slams Yadav, Bhushan for 'conspiring' against Arvind Kejriwal

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Reports of snooping on Netaji's kin by Nehru govt are motivated news plants: Congress

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Reports of snooping on Netaji's kin by Nehru govt are motivated news plants: Congress

New Delhi: Congress on Sunday accused the BJP and Narendra Modi government of running a "sinister campaign" against national icons as it dubbed reports of snooping on the family of Netaji Su...

CBI doing its job: BJP rebuts Mamata allegations on PM Modi being behind notices to TMC

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CBI doing its job: BJP rebuts Mamata allegations on PM Modi being behind notices to TMC

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