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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

BJP inciting statehood movements in Coochbehar and Darjeeling, claims Mamata Banerjee

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BJP inciting statehood movements in Coochbehar and Darjeeling, claims Mamata Banerjee

Dinhata (WB): Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the BJP of inciting the separate statehood movements in Coochbehar district and Darjeeling sub-division in West Bengal for nar...


BJP inciting statehood movements in Coochbehar and Darjeeling, claims Mamata Banerjee

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BJP inciting statehood movements in Coochbehar and Darjeeling, claims Mamata Banerjee

Dinhata (WB): Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the BJP of inciting the separate statehood movements in Coochbehar district and Darjeeling sub-division in West Bengal for nar...

AgustaWestland scam: BJP claims involvement of Rahul Gandhi aide Kanishka Singh

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AgustaWestland scam: BJP claims involvement of Rahul Gandhi aide Kanishka Singh

New Delhi: The BJP, on Tuesday, accused Kanishka Singh, an aide to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, of being involved in the AgustaWestland and 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) scams.Bharatiya Janat...

Pinarayi Vijayan or Achuthanandan? The real battle for the CPM in Kerala is yet to begin

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Pinarayi Vijayan or Achuthanandan? The real battle for the CPM in Kerala is yet to begin

Although there are no visible trends in Kerala elections this time, the general impression one gets in every conversation with a group of people is that its going to be the Left Democratic Front (LDF)...

Kerala Assembly polls: Parties intensify campaign, rebels pose threat to UDF prospects

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Kerala Assembly polls: Parties intensify campaign, rebels pose threat to UDF prospects

Thiruvananthapuram: With campaign intensifying for the 16 May Assembly polls in the state, rebel candidates and namesakes are posing a threat to winning prospects of candidates, especially to those o...

Kerala Assembly polls: Rise of rich candidates in a state known for career politicians

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Kerala Assembly polls: Rise of rich candidates in a state known for career politicians

The number of multi-millionaires contesting elections in Kerala has gone up with parties fielding more and more moneyed men and celebrities in the coming assembly election in the state.Analysis of the...

Sonia and Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Tamil Nadu on 5 and 7 May

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Sonia and Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Tamil Nadu on 5 and 7 May

Coimbatore: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will share the dais with DMK chief M Karunanidhi in Chennai on 5 May in support of DMK-Congress candidates, while Vice President Rahul Gandhi will address e...