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UPA returns to
Congress sweeps to biggest
victory since 1991, touches the 200 mark;
Manmohan first PM
after Nehru to complete a full term and then return for second New Delhi, May 16
The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) today raced
to an unexpected decisive victory in what was billed as one of
the most unpredictable Lok Sabha elections. Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh was clearly the man of the moment as he scripted
history by becoming the first Prime Minister after Jawaharlal
Nehru to come back to power after completing a full term in
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Saturday. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal
affirmation of a functioning democracy by H.K. Dua
winning the elections to the 15th Lok Sabha, the
Congress-led UPA has certainly pulled the nation out of the jaws
of political instability that was worrying most countrymen all
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strategy worked New Delhi, May 16
A two-pronged strategy adopted by Rahul Gandhi has worked wonders for
the revival of the Congress in UP and placed him on a higher pedestal
within the party. He has definitely graduated into a shrewd strategist
while emerging from his motherís shadow.
Cong clean sweep in
Delhi New Delhi, May 16
The Congress has swept all of the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi with a
heavy margin, improving upon its last times tally of six. The Congress
win came amidst stiff opposition from parties that raised issues like
1984 anti-sikh riots, inflation, fee hike, water and power shortage in
Itís Cong all the way
in Uíkhand Dehradun, May 16
The Congress has won all five seats in Uttarakhand. This has come as a
major setback for the BJP in the state. It is after more than 20 years
that the Congress has been able to perform well in the plains as well as
hill areas of Uttarakhand.
Orissa Assembly Big win for Patnaik Bhubaneswar, May 16
Orissa's Biju Janata Dal (BJD) of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday
scored a landslide victory securing over 100 seats in the 147-member
assembly. The BJD rivals - the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata
Party (BJP) - came distant second and third respectively.
Kerala Left bastion crumbles Thiruvanthapuram, May 16
Inflicting a crushing blow to the ruling CPM-led LDF in Kerala, a
resurgent Congress-led UDF bagged 16 of the 20 Lok Sabha seats in a
virtual reversal of the 2004 verdict. The CPM barely managed to hold on to its traditional
fortresses like Palakkad, Alathur, Kasargode and Attingal.
Veterans Punjab votes for change Chandigarh, May 16
Upholding the pattern, Punjab voter decided to change a majority of its
Lok Sabha (LS) members to facilitate the continuation of Dr Manmohan
Singh as Prime Minister by giving the Congress a clear 8:5 verdict from
the 13 LS seats in the state.
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