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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

Around 50 pc voting in Karnataka bypolls

from IANS

Around 50 pc voting in Karnataka bypolls

Around 50 percent of over 3.6 million voters cast their ballots Wednesday in the bypolls for two Lok Sabha seats from Karnataka, an official said.


Mumbai gangrape: Politicians express shock

from IANS

Mumbai gangrape: Politicians express shock

Political leaders cut across party lines on Friday to condemn the gangrape of a photojournalist in Mumbai.

TDP MP N Harikrishna quits Rajya Sabha

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TDP MP N Harikrishna quits Rajya Sabha

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP N Harikrishna has resigned from the Rajya Sabha to protest against the formation of Telangana.

Harshvardhan, Vijay Goel eye CM post

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Harshvardhan, Vijay Goel eye CM post

An all-out factional war has broken out between Harshvardhan and Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel, with both vying for the Chief Minister's post if the party comes to power.

Congress has 2 by-polls in Karnataka

from CNN-IBN

Congress has 2 by-polls in Karnataka

It is a crucial day for the Congress in Karnataka as by-polls began in Mandya and Bangalore Rural constituencies on Wednesday.

Social media can't help in elections: Tharoor

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Social media can't help in elections: Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said the platform alone cannot help win elections but gives new options of reaching out to public.

'Centre only worried about saving its chair'

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'Centre only worried about saving its chair'

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said the Centre was neither concerned about the economy nor the falling rupee but only worried about saving its chair.